Did I mention there’s local elections on in the UK?
Today … ?
There’s local elections on, today.
And … ?
Yes, I’m intent on voting: Green, if you’re asking. I’m just a little too disillusioned with the Liberal Democrats, not yet convinced by Labour, and couldn’t vote Tory if you paid me.
You could pay me. But it would have to be serious money, and that still wouldn’t guarantee it!
At ANY rate … ?
It’s Polling Day.
And I’m a little concerned.
You’re supposed to get a polling card: that tells you where your polling station is, and helps identify you.
It’s not necessarily need: but does come in handy as a reminder.
Mine hasn’t turned up.
Hopefully, I won’t need it, will be able to vote, and that there’s been a simple cock-up at the council offices.
But I’m also wondering if we STILL have an issue with mail theft …
Let’s move on, shall we?
Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: scoring five out of five in the process.
Let’s see how everyone does with today’s themed questions, shall we?
Q1) 4th May is Star Wars Day. The day’s based on a pun: “May the … ” what “be with you” … ?
Q2) It’s based on one of the franchise’s catchphrases: “May the … ” what “be with you” … ?
Q3) The light side of that word is used by the franchise’s Jedi knights. The dark side is used by who?
Q4) The pun was used in a parliamentary debate: on 4th May of which year of the 1990s?
Q5) Finally … ? Rogue One: A Star Wars Story was the most recent Star Wars film. The latest, episode eight, will be released in December, 2017. What’s that film called?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 3rd May, 1830, saw the opening of the Canterbury and Whitstable Railway. It was the first to issue what: first class tickets, second class tickets or season tickets?
Q2) Britain’s first heart transplant was performed: on 3rd May of which year?A2) 1968.
.Q3) 3rd May, 1958, saw the birth of comedian and actress, Sandi Toksvig. She’s presenter of QI: and, as from 2017, co-presenter of which Channel Four show?
Q4) 3rd May, 1715, saw a solar eclipse take place: visible from many parts of northern Europe and Asia. Which famous scientist had predicted it?A4) Edmond Halley.
Q5) Finally … what was televised for the first time: on 3rd May, 1952?A5) The Kentucky Derby.
Here’s a thought …
“Great, kid. Don’t get cocky.”Han Solo, Star Wars.
Here a video …
I realise the prequels were panned …
But always found the climactic battle at the end of The Phantom Menace† to be the most watchable scene: so leave you with this …
Have a good day …
* Yeah … funny you should mention Star Wars†, Debbi … ! At any rate, is it me, or did President Roosevelt get around a bit … ? (I’ll look in, later: got to catch up with some teaser writing, after the Great Hard Drive Emergency!)
† There’s a lot of bad to be said about the prequel trilogy, I think: I know they got critically panned, for starters. But, to my view? Darth Maul was fantastic: we never got to see more of his story, which I thought was a shame. And that big battle? Got me thinking I should look up quarter staff fighting as a hobby.