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19 January 2019

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: '65 Love Affair (1977)

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

1) The first line of this song is, "I was a car hop." Car hops used to take orders and bring diners food to eat in their cars. Today, the drive through lane has pretty much replaced car hops. Think about the last time you went to a fast food restaurant. Did you order at the counter or at the drive through window?

I almost always go through the drive through.  That's really the main reason why I'd be at a fast food restaurant in the first place.

2) Mr. Davis sings that his girlfriend was "bad with her pom-poms." Presumably she was a cheerleader. Share one of your school's cheers.

I went to a small catholic girls' school.  I don't remember that we had cheers.

3) The lyrics tell us he believes that if he could go back in time, his girl would still be his. If you could travel back in time to your high school years, what would you enjoy doing again? What would you do differently?

Good lord, no.  I don't know that I would do anything differently, but once was enough.

4) During his performing days, Paul Davis sported a full beard and flowing hair. We're using that to check your powers of observation and recollection. Think of the last man you spoke to. Who was he? Describe his hair, and tell us whether he was clean shaven.

The last man I spoke to was my son, who is here helping with my husband.  He's tall, mostly white hair, with a Don Johnson-like stubble.

5) Paul Davis was born in Meridian, MS, and that's where he returned to when he went into semi-retirement in 1982. Meridian's biggest employer is the Naval Air Station in Meridian. Do you know anyone who is currently in, or employed by, the military?

My daughter's godmother's son is career military.

6) He was a pool player and a golfer. Which sport are you better at?

In my day (50+ years ago), I was a decent pool player.  I have never played golf.  I last played pool right before Jeri's wedding when her to-be mother-in-law had rented a house with a pool table.  I had forgotten how much fun it was!

7) Sadly, he died in 2008, on the day after his 60th birthday. His best friend remembers him as "a homebody," who enjoyed staying up long into the night with his friends, playing and listening to music. Describe your perfect way to spend an evening.

Jeopardy, dinner ending with a mini Haagen Daz bar, good TV ending with Colbert, and then sleeping in my recliner.

8) The publishing rights to "'65 Love Affair," as well as Paul Davis' bigger hits ("Cool Night" and "I Go Crazy"), are owned by another Paul -- Paul McCartney. Sir Paul's MPL Publishing Company has made him a very rich man, and Paul says that's because he chose to invest in music, something he loves. What about you? If you were to invest in a business or industry you love, which would you choose?

Something having to do with underprivileged children or animals.  Not sure either of those things has a "business or industry" involved.

9) Random question --You're at a party and one of your host's best friends is a real egghead who tries to draw you into a conversation about paradigmatic counter existentialism. Would you: a) just listen politely while letting your mind wander; b) admit you don't know what the hell he's talking about; c) explain why you personally feel that the counter existential paradigm just adds unnecessary complexity to the individual's search for meaning?

Probably depends on how well I knew him or what kind of chemistry I felt.  I would tend to say (a), but if I knew him well enough, I'd laugh and admit I didn't know what the hell he was talking about.
 

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