Friday, 12 January 2018

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 12th January, 2018

You know, ever-so-often?

I get the urge to actually look around and see what’s happening.

And, as a result?

I occasionally see a sign.

Like the one around the corner.

Near me, there’s a road called Saint James Road.

And, on the corner, there’s a patch of land that’s been the subject of a lot of debate, over the past few decade.

It’s had — with a lot of opposition from residents, myself included* — planning approval for various shades of flats, offices or assorted mixed developments.

As I recall, the most recent approval, was a couple of years ago.   Indeed, building — or, at least, the groundwork — had started in the past few months.

Last night?   I finally noticed the sign on what’s supposed to be a building site.

It seems the site is to be sold.

Quite what any new developers will do with it?

I don’t know.

But think we’re going to get a lot more arguments.


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) The Royal Aeronautical Society was founded on 12th January.   Of which year?
Q2) The home of (then) Employment Secretary, Robert Carr, was bombed: on 12th January, 1971.   By whom: the Provisional IRA, the Angry Brigade or the National Front?
Q3) 12th January, 1976, saw the UN Security Council vote to allow whom to participate in a debate: the Roman Catholic Church, the Red Cross or the Palestinian Liberation Organisation?
Q4) 12th January, 1957, saw the birth of animator, John Lasseter.   He found fame as a director for which animation studio?
Q5) Finally … 12th January, 1951, saw the birth of actress, Kirstie Alley.   Which character did she play, in Star Trek 2: The Wrath of Khan?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers … 

Q1) Old school rapper, Big Bank Hank was born on 11th January, 1956.   Which seminal rap group had he been a member of?
Q2) Union activist, Arthur Scargill was born on 11th January, 1938.   Which miners union did he led, from 1982 to 2002?
Q3) England held its first what on 11th January, 1569: election, lottery or marathon?
A3) Lottery.
Q4) Which University awarded its first degrees on 11th January, 1973?
A4) The Open University.
Q5) Finally … the first aviator to fly solo from Hawaii to California, did so on 11th January, 1935.   Who was that aviator?
Here’s a thought …
“We’ve had three big ideas at Amazon that we’ve stuck with for 18 years, and they’re the reason we’re successful: Put the customer first. Invent. And be patient. If you replace ‘customer’ with ‘reader,’ that approach, that point of view, can be successful at The Post, too.”
Jeff Bezos, born 12th January, 1964.
Along with a song by Nando Reis … 

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

Have a good day.

*        My personal opposition?   Is relatively simple.   I’ve seen how — with the heavy parking on Rollason Way, Saint James Road, Wharf Road and Chase Road — how difficult it is for emergency service vehicles — ambulances, and fire tenders, in particular — to get down Rollason Way.   And am concerned delays caused by the heavy parking will contribute to someone’s death.   That’s as things stand.   Any further development?   Will make things worse.

†        My pleasure, Olga, any time!   You might just like Never Let Me Go, as well: with Carey (Blink) Mulligan.   It’s quite something … !   (I like the odd bit of world building, myself: I grew up on Lord of the Rings, got every Discworld novel going … and am VERY aware that, whilst it’s completely fictional, Ambridge, the setting for The Archers, has maps, history … and complicated family trees.   All kept in a specialised office at Radio 4, and of comparable size to the legwork Tolkien did in creating Middle Earth.) 

‡        I have to admit, Debbi, I did noticed that in the Wikipedia entry: I’m mite just have to look Charly up.   We’ll have to see!   At ANY rate … ?   I never got the chance to see Queen, live, either: Freddy was the other showman of the 70s and 80s.   I did see — along with many others — their performance at Live Aid: on TV, back in the day.   Freddy and the gang owned that gig.


Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) 1866
Q2) the Angry Brigade
Q3) the Palestinian Liberation Organisation
Q4) Pixar
Q5) Saavik
Thanks, Paul. I read Never Let Me Go first (that I loved) and then went to watch the movie (I like Carey Mulligan and Andrew Garfield too). I also love some of Margaret Atwood novels (on that subject, Oryx and Crake is fabulous).

Debbi said...

That would've been interesting. I did get to see The Who. With Keith Moon! What a wild man! :)

1. 1866
2. The Angry Brigade
3. the Palestine Liberation Organization
4. Pixar
5. Saavik