You know, there’s upsides and downsides to now having a TV signal, there is.
On the upside … ? It does mean I’m slowly catching up with documentaries and comedy shows I’d not caught, last week.
QI’s a perpetual favourite. I’ve also got a BBC4 documentary on about the history of the Blues.
On the downside … ? Is catching the shocking news that, up in Glasgow, a police helicopter’s crashed into a pub called The Clutha.
I can only hope as few lives as possibly are lost, but have a nasty feeling about that.
Hmm … let’s get a move on, shall we …
Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: along with letting us know about how she became a fan of Dr Who, also scored six out of seven.
Let’s see how she — and you — do with today’s Saint Andrew’s Day questions, shall we?
Q1) 30th November is Saint Andrew’s Day: name either of the colours which make up the Saint Andrew’s Cross.
Q2) Some of Saint Andrew’s bones are in which Scottish town … ?
Q3) Saint Andrew’s Day was declared a public holiday — for Scotland — in 2006. By the government of where: Scotland, Wales, England or the UK … ?
Q4) Saint Andrew is the patron saint of Scotland, and where else: Prussia, Russia or Romania … ?
Q5) Finally … which island in the Lesser Antilles celebrates Saint Andrew’s Day both as its saints day, AND its independence day … ?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 29th November saw Atari release the world’s first commercially successful video game. What game was it?A1) Pong.
Q2) In which year of the 1970s was the game released … ?A2) 1972.
Q3) Atari, itself, was based in which US state?A3) California.
Q4) More to the point, Atari is a Japanese word meaning ‘warning’: and used in which game … ?A4) Go.
Q5) Atari placed their first coin operated video game in a bar called ‘Andy’s’ … what’s … ?A5) Andy Capp’s.
Q6) The game, itself, is loosely based on which real-world sport: tennis, ping-pong or badminton?A6) Tennis.
Q7) Finally … what was the name of Atari’s 1976 follow up to its first game … ?A7) Breakout: designed by Apple co-founder, Steve Wozniak.
I’ll leave you with this anonymous verse …
“Yet still the blood is strong, the heart is Highland,And we in dreams behold the Hebrides!Fair these broad meads, these hoary woods are grand;But we are exiles from our fathers’ land.”‘Canadian Boat Song, Anonymous’
And with this music …
Enjoy the day … !
* Oh, I hate that: don’t you, Debbi … ? Loaning a book out, and never getting it back … ! (Did I tell you I had a copy of the novelisation of very first Dalek story? LORD knows where that’s got to … !)