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2000:  Seal of the Confessional
2001:  Faux Food
2002:  Sometimes You Win
2003:  Ohmmmm
2004:  Busman's Holiday
2005:  Childhood Meme

2006: Expletive (just barely) Deleted
2007: Veterans Day
2008: Just a Little Slow
2009:  The Weaning Process
2010:  So...?
2011:  Sunday Stealing
2012: Sunday Stealing
2013: Leaky Pipes

2014:
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"Darkest Fears"


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SATURDAY 9

14 November 2015

The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia
Welcome to Saturday: 9. What we've committed to our readers is that we will post 9 questions every Saturday. Sometimes the post will have a theme, and at other times the questions will be totally unrelated. Those weeks we do "random questions," so-to-speak. We encourage you to visit other participants posts and leave a comment. Because we don't have any rules, it is your choice. We hate rules. We love memes, however, and here is today's meme!


Saturday 9: The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia (1972)

Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.

1) The lyrics tell us about a young man who stopped at a bar named Webb's before heading home. What's the last restaurant or bar you visited? What did you order

We went to Hostaria Galileo on our last day in Venice (Monday) and we had pizza, our last in Italy.

2) In this video, Vicki Lawrence is obviously lip synching. If you had to participate in a competition, would you do better at karaoke or lip synching? And what song would you choose to perform?

Oh, definitely lip synch.  Something from the 40s, 50s, or 60s.

3) Back when this song was popular, so was the Rubik's Cube. Can you solve that 3-D puzzle?

Not in a million years.

4) Vicki Lawrence is a hyphenate, meaning she's a comedienne-actress-singer. Using hyphens, describe yourself.

Writer-volunteer-dog lover

5) Back in the early 1970s, songwriter Bobby Russell first offered this song to Cher, who refused it. Give us the name of a song Cher did record.

"Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves"

6) Vicki Lawrence won her first big break playing Carol Burnett's kid sister because of her resemblance to the star. Have you ever been told you look like a celebrity?

Best day of my adolescence.  I was walking down Van Ness Ave. in San Francisco when a guy rushed out of a car dealership and then stopped in disappointment when he realized I was NOT Judy Garland.

7) She also starred on Mama's Family in the role of matriarch of an argumentative Southern clan. As we head into the holiday season, do your plans involve a lot of family time?

Less this year than usual.  Ned & Marta are going to Jamaica with Jeri & Phil (and maybe Walt's sister and her husband).  They all want to spend Christmas somewhere where it's warm. Tom and Laurel will be visiting Laurel's cousin in Sacramento and will come to Atria to have a little Christmas with my mother.  That's about it for family this year. I miss our big family dinners.

8) After The Carol Burnett Show and Mama's Family, Vicki became a staple on daytime TV. She hosted Win, Lose or Draw and was a contestant on The Match Game and $25,000 Pyramid. Do you watch much daytime TV?

TV is white noise for me.  Best days are those with NCIS marathons, but I'll pretty much watch anything.  During those quiz show years, I watched pretty much all of them, when I could.

9) Random question provided by a Sat 9er: Bugs/insects. Do you like 'em or fear 'em? Tell us something/anything you know about them.

I don't like them.  I don't necessarily fear them, but just hate to be around them.  Don't dragonflies sew your mouth shut?  (Well, that's what we believed when I was in grammar school)

 

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Back in the saddle again...

 

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