Friday, 7 July 2017

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 7-7-2017

Oh, I hate that, when it happens!

Getting a summer cold, that is … !

Your chest aches, your mouth’s dryer than leather, your nose is either blocked or getting there, and you’ve got a cough.

One that’s capable of pebbledashing walls … !

I think … 

I’m going to need tissues!

And decongestant.

Oh, and cough mixture.

I’ll certainly need someone to clean walls!

And if someone can take away a cold — preferably in some kind of cart — I’d be seriously grateful … !


Let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in their answers: scoring ten out of ten in the process.

Let’s see how everyone does with today’s questions, shall we?

Here they are, along with the How To, License and video … 

Q1) 7th July, 2007, saw the very first, multi venue, Live Earth concert.   The concerts were raise awareness of what: Ethiopian famine, climate change or the enslavement of orcs?
Q2) Christian Camargo was born on 7th July, 1971.   In which series does he play Michael Corrigan?
Q3) 7th July, 2014 saw the death of Eduard Shevadnadze: former President of Soviet Georgia.   He’s ALSO been Foreign Minister of where, from 1985 to 1991?
Q4) 7th July, 1959, saw Venus occult — or hide — what: Regulus, Betelgeuse or Denebola?
Q5) Finally … President Eisenhower signed the act that turned Alaska into a US state.   Which US state: the 48th, 49th or 50th?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers … 

Q1) Sylvester Stallone was born: on 6th July, 1946.   What’s his middle name: Francesco, Gardenzio or Ignazio?
A1) Gardenzio.
Q2) He owns a company called Tiger Eye Productions.   Which promotes what: boxing, rock concerts or plays?
A2) Boxing.
Q3) Stallone lives in a city in LA County, California.   Which city: Hollywood, Beverly Hills or Pasadena?
Q4) His first starring — ahem — role was in a soft-core film called The Party at Kitty and Stud’s.   The film has since been retitled The Italian … what: Job, Lover or Stallion?
A4) The Italian Stallion.   (Stallone was doing extremely badly, at the time: and practically homeless.   He got $200 for the film, and said “It was either that or rob someone!”)
Q5) One of Sly’s early roles was Machine Gun Joe Viterbo: in Death Race 2000.   Which English actor starred in the 2008, Death Race?
A5) Jason Statham.   (Ian McShane also appeared in the film: but in a supporting role.)
Q6) 1976, saw Sly hit the proverbial jackpot: with a hugely successful about a boxer.   What was the film called?
A6) Rocky.
Q7) More to the point, what was the boxer called?   (First and last name, please, for preference: we’ve possibly worked out the nickname.)
A7) Robert Rocky Balboa, Sr.
Q8) Escape to Victory saw Sly break his finger: when his character saved a penalty kick.   The ball was kicked by a character played by who: Ossie Ardiles, Pele or Bobby Moore?
A8) Pele.
Q9) Sly Stallone and Karl Urban have both played a well-known comic book character.   Which comic book character: Batman, Judge Dredd or Sid the Sexist?
A9) Judge Dredd.   (Ironically, Carlos Ezquerra based the original drawings of the character on Frankenstein: the David Carradine character in Death Race 2000.)
Q10) Finally … Sly has made a number of films about Vietnam veteran, John Rambo.   What’s the first Rambo film called?
A10) First Blood.
I’ll leave you with some Mahler … 

And a thought …
“I think that science fiction, even the corniest of it, even the most outlandish of it, no matter how badly it’s written, has a distinct therapeutic value because all of it has as its primary postulate that the world does change. I cannot overemphasize the importance of that idea.”
Robert A. Heinlein, July 7, 1907 – May 8, 1988.
Today’s questions will be answered in tomorrow’s Teaser.

Enjoy your day.

And that trip you’re making … !

*        You’re right, there, Debbi!   (Give you a different example?   Have you ever heard of what’s called the Amen Break?   It’s a looped bit of drum solo from the 1960s, been used in practically every dance sone since the 80s.   I think I can find a use for that: in an intro, if nothing else!   The idea’s very punky.)

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Very cool! Hope my screenwriting group likes my podcast script. Thanks again for your help with that! :)

1. climate change
2. House of Cards
3. the Soviet Union
4. Regulus
5. 49th