Oh, so THAT’S what it is … !
Mind me sharing something, at this point … ?
Lord knows why, but I’ve had the word prebendary floating around my head all morning.
Turn’s out it’s a kind of Canon: and one associated with cathedral administration. And with a non-regular source of income.
Well, that’s that settled, then.
Personally, I think walking in and announcing you’re a prebendary will get you some funny looks, at parties.
But let’s get moving on, shall we?
Before things get strange …
Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: along with admitting she found the amount of stairs in the UK and Ireland to be rather boggling, also bagging 6 out of 6.
Let’s see how she — and you — do with today’s questions, shall we? Here they are, along with the ‘How To’, License and video …
Q1) 30th September, 1955, saw the death of actor, James Dean, in a car crash: what make of car was he driving, at the time … ?
Q2) 30th September, 1967, saw the BBC’s Home Service Radio station become what … ?
Q3) 30th September, 1990, saw the Dalai Lama unveil a statue in the Canadian capital city: what IS the Canadian capital city … ?
Q4) 30th October 1994, saw the closure of what was the furthest tube station from central London: which station was it …?
Q5) And finally … that same day, 30th September, 1994, saw the closure of Aldwych station: Aldwych had originally been named what … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 29th September is the date of Michælmas: otherwise known as the Feast of Saint Michæl and All … what … ?A1) Angels.
Q2) More to the point, Saint Michæl the Archangel is the patron saint of which Ukrainian city … ?A2) Kiev.
Q3) Moving on … 29th September, 1650, saw Henry Robinson publish his The Office of Addresses and Encounters, in Threadneedle Street: what financial institution is in Threadneedle Street … ?A3) The Bank of England.
Q4) 29th September, 1960, saw who famously lose his temper at a UN General Assembly meeting … ?A4) Soviet leader, Nikita Khrushchev.
Q5) 29th September, 1971, saw which sultanate join the Arab League: Brunei, Oman or Malacca … ?A5) Oman.
Q6) And finally … 29th September, 2004, saw asteroid 4179 Toutatis pass very close to Earth: the asteroid is named after a god in which mythology?A6) Celtic.
Enjoy that lot.
I’ll leave you with this quote from Truman Capote …
“Disco is the best floor show in town. It's very democratic, boys with boys, girls with girls, girls with boys, blacks and whites, capitalists and Marxists, Chinese and everything else, all in one big mix.”
Truman Capote September 30, 1924 – August 25, 1984
And with this tune, as well: as it’s pianist, Donald Swann’s birthday …
* Actually, there’s a reason for the stairs at most stations in the UK, Debbi: when they built the railway, back when Queen Victoria was on the throne, the railway companies kept the track on one level, over the course of several hundred miles. The net result is tons of cuttings — you and Rick went through at Brentwood: all those embankments by the track, as you headed for Liverpool Street? — and tons of stairs. Mostly where the platforms were higher or lower than the ground outside the stationº …
º Oh … COMPLETELY off thread, here, Debbi, I take it you caught last night’s episode … ?