Phew … !
Well, yesterday seemed to go well: comparatively frantically, for me, but well.
Three … no, four post! (One teaser, one for the Gazette, the Gazette one for here, one about Loopers.)
Signing on: and trust me, job-hunting at the moment isn’t easy, there’s not a lot about … !
Oh … And thinking about writing a letter to my local paper …
Somebody got ticked off by last weeks … !
Hmmm … Let’s move on, shall we?
Yesterday’s Teaser was quiet: with nobody putting in their answers.
So let’s see who we can persuade to try today’s questions, shall we?
Q1) 31st January, 1990, saw the first branch of McDonalds open in Moscow: what’s the name of McDonalds clown mascot … ?
Q2) 5 years later, 31st January, 1995, saw President Bill Clinton make a $20 billion loan to which central American country … ?
Q3) 31st January, 2012, saw which James Cameron film become the first to gross over $2 billion, worldwide … ?
Q4) 31st January, 2000, saw Dr Harold Shipman sentenced to life imprisonment: for killing how many of his patients … ?
Q5) And finally … 31st January, 1930, saw 3M begin selling Scotch Tape. 3M was a contracted version of the company’s original name: which was what … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 30th January saw the assassination of Mohandas K. Gandhi: in which year … ?A1) 1948.
Q2) More to the point, by an extremist of which religion … ?A2) Hinduism.
Q3) 30th January, 1965, saw which World War Two leader receive a state funeral … ?A3) Winston Churchill.
Q4) In which year was that leader named as ‘the Greatest Briton’ by a BBC survey … ?A4) 2002.
Q5) 30th January, 1972, saw 13 people killed in the ‘Bloody Sunday’ protests: in which Northern Irish city … ?A5) Derry/Londonderry.
Q6) And finally … 30th January, 1969, saw the last performance by which band … ?A6) The Beatles.
Enjoy those, everyone: I’ll leave you with this quote from the late director, Derek Jarman …
“On December 22, 1986, finding I was body positive, I set myself a target: I would disclose my secret and survive Margaret Thatcher. I did. Now I have set my sights on the millennium and a world where we are all equal.”Derek Jarman 31 January 1942 – 19 February 1994
And a piece performed by the Kronos Quartet: and composed by birthday boy, Phillip Glass …
Enjoy your day … !