Friday, 4 August 2017

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 4-8-2017

Oh, blast … 

It’s not my week … 

Sort of … 

I have to admit to having had the day off, yesterday.

Did the usual sort of thing for a day off: made videos, did the laundry, fended off work asking me to go in on my day off.

Not that I’m saying no to free money, but no-one else is going to do the washing-up!

At ANY rate … I had the day off.

Made the decision to watch two more episodes of The Man in the High Castle*.

And, just as I was going to start watching the second episode of two?

The bulb in the hallway went.

That’s not the problem,

The problem?   Is that none of the replacement bulbs I have — with bog-standard bayonet fittings — will fit the hallway light fitting with an apparently bog standard bayonet fitting.

BOY, I’m glad my landlord has an online repair form I can fill in … 


Let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Olga†, Trevor‡ and Debbi^ putting in their answers: with all three scoring five out of five.

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

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

Q1) Japan decided to use its flag as a naval ensign, on 4th August, 1854.   The flag depicts a red disc on what colour background?
Q2) 4th August, 2007, saw the launch of the Phoenix probe: by NASA.   What planet was the probe heading for?
Q3) Mount Asama erupted: on 4th August, 1783.   Asama is in which Asian nation?
Q4) Which member of the Royal Family celebrated her 100th birthday: on 4th August, 2000?
Q5) Finally … 4th August, 1968, saw the birth of comedian, Lee Mack.   He’s co-wrote, and starred in, which BBC1 sit-com?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers … 

Q1) 3rd August, 2001, saw a car bomb injure seven people.   In which UK city: London, Manchester or Liverpool?
A1) London.
Q2) 3rd august, 1978, saw the Queen open that year’s Commonwealth Games.   The Games were being held in which Canadian city?
A2) Edmonton.
Q3) Whilst in Newfoundland, on 3rd August, 1527, ship’s captain, John Rut, became the first person to send WHAT from North America?
A3) A letter.
Q4) Tandy released the TRS-80: on 3rd August, 1977.   How much RAM did that original model have:  4k, 8k or 16k?
A4) A whopping 4k.
Q5) Finally … 3rd April, 1900, saw the formal founding of Firestone.   It, Goodyear and Pirelli, all make what: condoms, tires or balloons?
A5) Tires.   (Or tyres, if you’re Trevor.)
As it’s Ian Broudie’s birthday, here’s a Lightning Seeds tune …

And a quote …
“I write jokes all day, so at 7.00pm I want to watch a harrowing horror film to balance my life up a bit.”
Lee Mack, born 4th August, 1968.
Today’s questions will be answered in tomorrow’s Teaser.

Have a nice day … 

*        The fact it’s based on the novel by SF’s literary genus, Phillip K. Dick … ?   Is something I keep neglecting to mention … !

†        Well, a bionic stomach could be useful, Olga: just to … you know … burn off a few ounces!   Definitely handy!   EITHER way?   I go into the shop to see about my repairs.   Thankfully, I went to Specsavers: they’re cheap.   Which is probably why the arm fell off in the first place … (I was never much of a Terry Wogan fan: although Eurovision’s not the same …)

‡        OK, OK: Trevor, we KNOW … !   #tires   :D

^        The Floral Dance, or Convoy GB, Debbi?!   (I don’t think Newley went anywhere NEAR the Floral Dance … !)


Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) White
Q2) Mars
Q3) Japan
Q4) The Queen Mother
Q5) Not Going Out

Good luck with the glasses and the light bulb. I have a collection of them but never seem to have the exact one I need. (I have noticed that things never break down in isolation...)

Debbi said...

Boy, I'll have to check out Trevor's comment. Well, I can imagine! :)

1. white
2. Mars
3. Japan
4. the Queen Mother Elizabeth
5. Not Going Out

Do you suppose Lee Mack and I could be related? That would be fun! :)