Friday, 29 December 2017

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 29-12-2017: The Turbulent Priest

Hmmm … 

I’ve just got up: mostly to get my rear into gear, to head for work, at 9·30.

Lots going on there … 

At ANY rate?

I’ve done my usual thing: turning on my TV so that I could put Radio 4 on.

I caught some news in the process.

An apartment block in New York has gone up in flames.

Granted, it seems to have not been on the same scale as Grenfell Tower.

But that still looks pretty nasty: in the midst of a city that’s one of the biggest on the planet.

My thoughts are in two places.

Firstly?   I’m hoping the authorities in New York can move a little quicker than Kensington and Chelsea: and quickly rehouse the survivors.

~≈§≈~

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) 29th December is the feast day of Thomas Becket.   Marking his death in which year: 1169, 1170 or 1171?
Q2) He was killed in which Cathedral?
Q3) He was killed on the — apparent — orders of which English king: Henry 1st, Henry 2nd or Henry 3rd?
Q4) Ironically, Becket had served as that king’s what: Lord Chancellor, Prime Minister or Chief Executioner?
Q5) He was in the Cathedral, as he was that cathedral’s what: Archdeacon, Archbishop or Archimandrite?
Q6) Becket died in Kent.   But was born in which London street?
Q7) Becket was canonized by which Pope?
Q8) There’s a Saint Thomas of Canterbury church in my home town of Brentwood.   It’s on what Road: Church Street, Abbey Road or Saint Thomas’ Road?
Q9) Which book by Geoffrey Chaucer follows pilgrims heading for Saint Thomas’s shrine in Canterbury?
Q10) Finally … Murder in the Cathedral was a play about Becket’s death: written by which Anglo-American writer?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …

Q1) 28th December, 1993, saw HM Customs and Excise seize £70, 000, 000 (seventy million pounds) worth of cocaine.   Who did authorities suspect was involved the haul: the Mafia, Yakuza or Tongs?
A1) The Mafia.
Q2) The British government announced they would allow undercover security forces on UK flights.   These agents are known as sky … what?
A2) Sky marshals.
Q3) 28th December is the Feast of the Holy Innocents: marking the Massacre of the Innocents, by King Herod the Great.   Which English language Carol marks the massacre?
A3) The Coventry Carol.
Q4) 28th December is the feast day of Simon the Athonite: ALSO known as Simon the what?
A4) Simon the Myrrh gusher.   (The Eastern Orthodox Church makes the mind boggle.)
Q5) Finally … 28th December, 1954, saw the birth of Denzel Washington.   What 2002 film marked his directorial debut?
A5) Antwone Fisher.
Here’s a couple of thoughts …
“We know that no trust can be placed on princes and that cursed is the man who placeth his reliance on an arm of flesh.”
Saint Thomas Becket.


“Who will rid me of this turbulent priest?”
Words ascribed to the King who ordered Becket’s death.
And a video … 


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



*        Don’t know if I’d go for the same do, Olga: but you’re right, Laura Dern was fantastic.   It’s a shame they won’t be using her again: fascinating character.   Oh, apparently?   One movie chain in the States is issuing warnings about THAT scene!   People haven’t realised the silence is deliberate … !   (Did you see Silent Running, with her father, Bruce?   Good film.)

†        You’re right, Debbi.   The Thirteenth Doctor’s certainly going to be interesting … !   (I’m just wondering how many cosplayers are out there, already … !)

2 comments:

Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) 1170
Q2) Canterbury
Q3) Henry II
Q4) Lord Chancellor
Q5) Archbishop
Q6) Cheapside
Q7) Pope Alexander III
Q8) Saint Thomas Road
Q9) The Canterbury Tales
Q10) T.S. Eliot
Not sure about the due (I don't think curls suit me or I suit them, but I liked the colour). Yes, it's a shame, although what a way to go! It's glorious. Yes, I've watched Silent Running. To be honest, I'd be hard pressed to remember a bad movie Bruce Dern has been in (perhaps he has, but I can't remember). I don't know if you've watched Nebraska, but he's fantastic (well, the whole movie is). And for some reason, I always remember his part in Coming Home, that is one of the movies about Vietnam I remember well (there were quite a few of the same period, but although he didn't play the main characters, those were John Voigt and Jane Fonda, I thought he was perhaps the best there).

Debbi said...

Looking forward to it! :)

1. 1170
2. Canterbury Cathedral
3. Henry 2nd
4. Lord Chancellor
5. Archbishop
6. Cheapside
7. Pope Alexander III
8. Saint Thomas' Road
9. The Canterbury Tales
10. T.S. Eliot