Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 21st November, 2017

Blimey, wonders will never stop.

Wonders … 

Or possibly revelations.

You’ll know, of course, that both Hollywood and Westminster have seen allegations of various shades of sexual misconduct.

Something that — as far as I knew — hadn’t hit the technology world.

Until I saw the news — on the BBC’s news site — that hacking legend, and original phone phreak, John Draper — better known as Captain Crunch  — has been accused by several people: of unwanted sexual behaviours.

The man’s role in creating the Blue Box, that let you make free phone calls?

Made him a legend.

But finding Draper’s involved in this sort of behaviour?

Will tarnish that reputation.


Let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Olga* and Debbi† putting in their answers: with both 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) 21st November, 1913, saw the birth of John and Roy Boulting.   The Boulting Brothers were — during the 1950s and 1960s — Britain’s best known what: film producers, composers or sculptors?
Q2) 21st November, 1924, saw the birth of Christopher Tolkien.   Christopher edited one of his father’s books, after his father”s death.   Which book: The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings or The Silmarillion?
Q3) 21st November is World Television Day.   Smart TVs can be connected to what?
Q4) The Jewish Temple in Jerusalem was rededicated by King Judas Maccabaeus on 21st November, 165 BC.   Which Temple was it: the First, Second or Third?
Q5) Finally … which Belgian city had a security lockdown: on 21st November, 2015?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers … 

Q1) 20th November is what Day: Children’s Day, Men’s Day or Women’s Day?
Q2) Britain’s then Prime Minister was forced stand down, on 20th November, 1990: and was forced to stand down as a result.   Which Prime minister?
Q3) Version 1.0 of Microsoft Windows was released: on 20th November, 1985‡.   What’s the current (desktop) version of Windows called?
Q4) Approximately 1000 British service families left the town of Ismailia: on 20th November, 1951.   Town and families were near which Canal?
A4) The Suez Canal.
Q5) Finally … the first US state to ratify the declaration of independence, did so on 20th November, 1789.   Which state was it?
A5) New Jersey.
Here’s a thought …
“I always had a big mouth and used to go on about the political schooling interrupting my quest for thespian glory. I used to think like that. Not good in a police state.”
Ingrid Pitt, 21 November 1937 – 23 November 2010.
And a song … 

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

Have a good day.

*        Yep: I knew about Franco’s death, Olga.   In fact, I THINK I’ve used it as a question, before now.   It’s on the Teaser player list … somewhere … !   And, yes, I saw it at Brentwood’s long gone cinema.   The thing was on the first floor of Brentwood’s shopping centre, in the middle of the high street: and the queue for Star Wars went from it’s front door, down the stairs, and all the way to the end of the high street.   About half a mile, in over words.   The only other film I can remember doing that was Grease … !   (A cinerama?   Well … !)

†        Ah-HA!   You know, Debbi, there’s not enough documentaries about European bloggers around.   JUST as a thought … !

‡        Nearly two years after Apple released a computer with a graphical user interface.   I’m saying nothing.


Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) Film producers
Q2) The Silmarillion
Q3) The internet
Q4) The Second Temple
Q5) Brussels
I remember a very long queue for both movies. For Star Wars, although we queued for hours, we ended up in the first row. It wasn't that bad for Grease, although I remember we went on a Sunday morning and it coincided with the day when the clocks went back, so there were people who were early because they hadn't changed the clocks (otherwise they wouldn't have made it).
I remember there was also a Vistarama that was very nearby the Cinerama. They sometimes would show classics there, and I remember going to watch Lawrence of Arabia. It was fabulous. Of course neither the Cinerama nor the Vistarama exist. (The Cinerama burned down. There was a spat of fires in Barcelona cinemas at the time. I always suspected insurance reasons, as video had come in quite strong by then).

Debbi said...

A documentary on the blogging phenomenon itself could be interesting.

Were it not for blogging, I'd never have met you or Trevor! Or started reading Terry Pratchett! Whew! That would've been a loss.

1. film producers
2. The Simarillion
3. the Internet
4. Second
5. Brussels

Blogging has connected me with all sorts of interesting people!