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That Deserted Island
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The Old Perspective
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"Masterpiece of Comic Timing"
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"Alex and Me"
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12 March 2016
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
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Saturday 9: See You Later, Alligator (1956)
Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it
1) Crazy Sam's mother is terrified of alligators. Just looking at a photo
of one of those scaly reptiles gives her the creeps. Is there a member of
the animal kingdom that scares you?
It depends on how close to me they are!!! From a distance, there isn't
any animal I can think of that gives me the creeps. Insects is a
2) Gators are carnivores, but they aren't picky. If meat isn't handy,
they'll munch on fruit. Are you particular about your diet? For example, do
you try to eat gluten free, low sodium, etc.?
I am scandalously not picky about my diet. Just ask my doctor.
3) In Spain, this song was a hit under the title, "Hasta Luego, Cocodrilo."
Say something else in Spanish.
¿Donde esta el baño?
4) When this week's artist, Bill Haley, was a little boy, he made a
guitar out of cardboard and pretended to play that until his parents got him
a real one. Tell us about something you wanted so badly when you were a kid.
I desperately wanted to be a ballet dancer when I was little. They had
just started giving ballet lessons at my school. I was probably 7 or
so. My mother told me that i was too fat and that they would never
take me as a ballet student. It's a label I have never lost (and,
sadly, they probably would have taken me and I would have gotten some
exercise and might have lost some weight!) Later I wanted to be an
opera singer, but was hampered by the fact that I don't have an opera voice!
5) Early in his career, Bill did whatever it took to get the gig. When
singing cowboys were popular, the Michigan native pretended to be a cowpoke
and renamed himself, "Silver Yodeling Bill." Have you ever fudged on your
resume or fibbed in an interview?
I don't think so. I have only had maybe 2 interviews in my life (most
jobs I got because they fell into my lap).
6) When his career was going well, Bill was generous and loved to give
extravagant parties at his home, which he called Melody Manor. Do you enjoy
playing the host?
Well, I'd rather be host than guest, but I'm not a party person any more.
Pearl Mesta I ain't. (Heck, I'm not even my mother, who was an
7) Bill was blind in one eye, the result of a botched operation when he
was a child. Since the blind eye wandered and didn't focus, he always wore a
curl over the opposite eye, hoping to draw everyone's attention to the other
side of his face. What is there about your appearance that leaves you self
Just my weight and there's no way to mask that!
8) On the other hand, what is it about your appearance that pleases you,
and that you would never change?
I'm pretty happy with my hair, most of the time.
9) In 1956, when this song was a hit, Elvis Presley exploded onto the
music scene and displaced Bill as rock's top artist. The press and public
assumed Bill was jealous of Elvis, but in reality he liked Elvis a great
deal. Are you jealous by nature?
Sadly, yes I am.