Friday, 27 October 2017

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 27-10-2017: Black Cat Day

Right … 

I’m officially been and gone up early.

You could possibly tell, couldn’t you … ?

Or possibly not.

At any rate, I’m up early, to go to work, early: and hoping my innards don’t play up.

I DO know I was careful about what I ate, last night.

AND managed to catch the first episode of Freak ShowAmerican Horror Story’s fourth season.

It’s looking good.

Although I have to say: the BBC, back when they made the TV version of The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy.

Dot and Betty Tattler would’ve caught the effects department’s attention!


Let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Olga* and Debbi† putting in their answers: with Olga scoring ten out of ten, and Debbi on nine.

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

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

Q1) 27th October is Black Cat Day, where: the USA, the UK or Spain?
Q2) How many breeds of cat can be all black: 21, 22 or 23?
Q3) What name’s given to the breed of black, Burmese type cats, said to look like panthers?
Q4) In ancient Celtic mythology, there’s a type of fairy said to take the shape of a black cat.   What’s it called?
Q5) Finally?   Pluto the black cat appears in which Edgar Allen Poe story?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers … 

Q1) 26th October is the feast day of Saint Alfred the Great: king of where?
A1) Wessex.
Q2) He’s celebrated by which Christian church: the Roman Catholic, Anglican or Russian Orthodox?
A2) The Anglican church.
Q3) Alfred was born in Wantage.   Wantage is in which modern English county?
A3) Oxfordshire.
Q4) He famous — and successfully — saw off an invasion of his kingdom.   By whom: the Mercians, Vikings or Martians?
A4) Vikings.
Q5) The name, ‘Alfred,’ translates roughly as ‘wise …’ what?
A5) Elf.
Q6) Alfred also encouraged learning: in which language: English, French or Saxon?
A6) English.
Q7) He’s also believed to have had what: Crohn’s, Arthritis or Jaundice?
A7) Crohn’s.
Q8) What was Alfred’s capital?
A8) Winchester.
Q9) Who played Alfred, in the 1969 film, Alfred?
A9) David Hemmings.
Q10) Alfred’s childhood is shown in which MGM series?
A10) Vikings.
Here’s a thought …
“A black cat crossing your path signifies that the animal is going somewhere.”
Groucho Marx.
And a tune … 

Today’s questions will be answered in tomorrow’s Teaser.

Have a good day.

*        Well, things have certain calmed down, Olga: but I made sure I had boiled potatoes, last night: there’s not a lot of fat in them!   Plus?   I can plan my meals around my working hours: it’s all good!   You know, Battleship Potemkin’s another movie I’ll have to bookmark: the bit with the stairs? Is supposed to have influenced The Untouchables.

†        I’ll be fine, I think, Debbi!   at least I know what’s causing the problem, and can deal with it!   Oh, did I show you this piece?   The Doctor’s companions have been announced.   The TARDIS hasn’t been that crowded since the 1980s!


Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) UK
Q2) 22
Q3) Bombay cat
Q4) the Cat Sìth
Q5) The Black Cat

I hope it all went well. Yes, I know about the scene in the Untouchables. It definitely has. The pram, is in the original too, although nobody comes to the rescue. David Mamet wrote the script for the Untouchables and I read his comments when I wrote my dissertation. He said he had not written any details in the scene at all that it was all down to the director and the people planning the action scenes. (He also wrote the Postman Always Rings Twice, the Jessica Lange and Jack Nicholson version, and they asked him about the kitchen table scene and he said he only wrote "They kiss". The rest was nothing to do with him).

Debbi said...

Yes, that's quite a few companions. Just like the old days. :)

And I agree that the scene from The Untouchables borrows from the Potemkin Stairs scene filmed by Eisenstein.

1. the UK
2. 22
3. the Bombay
4. Cat Sith
5. The Black Cat