Saturday, 4 November 2017

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 4th November, 2017

Hmmm … 

I’m feeling vaguely ambiguous.

I’m something of an armchair fan of House of Cards, having followed the series for several years, now.

So the recent reports that Kevin Spacey is facing serious assault charges?

Have not only thrown the series future into doubt … 

But permanently binned it: for now.

As Netflix are understandably concerned by the allegations.

On a personal note?

I’m disappointed: both in Netflix and Kevin Spacey.

Oh, I can’t blame Netflix: the money prevails.

And I don’t know that, were I or any of us, in Kevin Spacey’s shoes, we’d not be behaving the same way.

We’re flawed and human.

But still … ?

House of Cards is something I’ll never see the end of.

I suspect I’m not the only one to be disappointed.


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) US Presidential elections were held on 4th November, 2008: which resulted in the first African American US President.   Who was he?
Q2) Twenty-eight years earlier, US elections held on 4th November, 1980.   And won by whom?
Q3) The Saalschutz Abteilung were renamed on 4th November, 1921: as the SA, or Sturmabteilung.   They were either security or thugs, working for whom: the Nazi party, the German Communists or the Spanish Nationalists?
Q4) 4th November is the feast day of Saint Felix of Valois.   Valois was where: Switzerland, France or Luxembourg?
Q5) Finally?   Salvador Allende became president: on 4th November, 1970.   Of where?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers … 

Q1) Dominica became independent of the UK: on 3rd November, 1978.   Is Dominica on the island of Hispaniola?
A1) No.   Hispaniola is split between the the Spanish speaking Dominican Republic and French speaking Haiti … and, incidentally, a few hundred miles from Dominica.
Q2) Who was elected as the 27th US President, on 3rd November, 1908: Presidents Washington, Taft or Roosevelt?
A2) President Taft.
Q3) Talking of presidents: George W. Bush won his presidential election on 3rd November, 2004.   Who was his opponent?
A3) John Kerry.
Q4) The Queen opened Britain’s newest oil pipeline: on 3rd November, 1975.   The pipe brings oil from the North Sea to Grangemouth.   Grangemouth is which country of the UK?
A4) The Scotland.
Q5) Finally … 3rd November, 1919, saw the birth of comic writer and artist, Jesús Blasco.   He co-created which 2000AD strip: Judge Dredd, MACH 1 or Invasion?
A5) Invasion.   (I’m a little unsure of this: as Blasco’s entry on Wikipedia mentions the series, but the Invasion entry doesn’t.   Needless to say, I’ve add a note on the relevant Wikipedia entries: and found this reference on 2000AD’s site.)
I’ll leave you with a thought …
“Sometimes a famous subject may even outlive his own obituary writer.”
Walter Cronkite, November 4, 1916 – July 17, 2009.
And a tune … 

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

Have a good day.

*        Prince Valiant, Olga?   You know, I keep hearing about that, but it was never one that was on UK shelves: at least, when I was growing up!   It was all about 2000AD, and Buster: Gums and The Leopard of Lime Street were favourites!   (A singing sword, hey?   Only one of them I’d ever heard of was Stormbringer … )

†        I have to admit, Debbi, I could never get into Red Dwarf: it just always seemed a bit daft!   Saying that?   I was always glued to the original series of Robot Wars: originally presented by Craig Charles, the chap who played Dave Lister!   (Oh, and Cat crops up in Blade 2.)


Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) Barack Obama
Q2) Ronald Reagan
Q3) The Nazi Party
Q4) France
Q5) Chile
Oh, it's very old. Prince Valiant by Harold Foster started being published in 1937 as a comic strip. In Spain, when I was a child, it was very common for publishing companies to produced big book collections in installments (you bought one every week, the same you would buy a magazine and when one volume was complete, you'd had to pay for the covers but eventually had the whole collection, if you were patient enough. My grandmother loved books as objects. She wasn't much of a reader, but we have quite a few of them. I have no idea why she collected that one, but she liked pictures and images, so I imagine that's why. I can't remember now but it's 5 or 6 big volumes. Great stories, wonderful illustrations (battles, ogres, knights, interesting gender politics, as Valiant is a prince but he marries a queen and she's definitely a force to be reckoned with and he does not interfere with her ruling), and you follow the character from quite young (his mother dies when he's a child and he's brought up by his father who was a king but underhandedly removed from his kingdom) through his adventures, how he gets to be a knight of the round table and... Anyway. Love it. If you can get hold of it... The movie isn't too bad either but not quite the same. (Reading the Wikipedia entry, it seems it went on after the books we had although not by the same artist. And there is another movie. I'll have to check that one).

Olga Nunez Miret said...

Actually, Joanna Lumley playing Morgan Le Fey sounds worth it!

Debbi said...

Unsurprisingly, I'm a HUGE fan of Cat. Danny John-Jules! He's awesome! :)

I follow him on Twitter.

1. Barack Obama
2. Ronald Reagan
3. the Nazi Party
4. France
5. Chile

FYI, I just found another woman with the same kind of dystonia I have! And she lives in the UK! Isn't the Internet amazing. :)