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2000:  Gay Pride #1
2001:  Get Rich Quick
2002:  Nothing's Too Good for Dear Ol' Dad
2003:  Time on My Hand(s)
2004:  H.R. Buff 'n' Stuff
2005:  Butterflies and Cool Breezes
2006:   Meeting Old Friends for the First Time

2007:  One Month Already
2008:  I Know You're Speaking English, but...
2009:  Bones and Izzy
2010:  Zappos
2011: 
Blogging the Tonys
2012: Sunday Stealing
2013: Mercury in Retrograde

2014: A Cali Vacay
2015: Today at Logos
2016: Sunday Stealing
2017: Comey the Leaker
2018  Cookies
2019: More Oddities
2020: Trifles from Tiny Tots


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The Ride of Her Life
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12 June 2021

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: Ain't That a Kick in the Head (1960)

Unfamiliar with this song? Hear it here.

 1) Dean Martin asks the musical question, "How lucky can one guy be?" Tell us about a time when you got a lucky break.

I volunteered to help with writing the history of The Lamplighters Music Theater, which completely changed my life.

2) This song was introduced in the original Ocean's 11 movie. Have you seen it, or the remake and its sequels?

I saw the original Ocean's 11 and the remake of it.  I didn't like the remake at all, so have not seen any of the sequels to that movie.  You can't make a better movie than the original Ocean's 11!

3) All the Ocean's movies are about heists. Why do you suppose audiences enjoy watching caper films?

Fun to think of what would happen if you were involved...but safely not.

4) Dean was born in Steubenville, OH. Though he seldom returned to his hometown, he kept Steubenville in his thoughts, regularly donating toys to area children hospitalized over the holidays. Who received the last gift you gave?

I gave Jeri a little music box, which she forgot to take back to Boston with her.  I'll probably give it to her again for Christmas.

5) Dean was extremely claustrophobic and avoided elevators whenever possible -- and even when it wasn't. He was late for the first nigght of an engagement, even though he was staying at the hotel where he was performing, because he insisted on taking the stairs from his luxury suite to the showroom (18 flights). The hotel put him in a smaller, less prestigious room on a lower floor so he could more easily arrive on time for his own shows. Have you ever been stuck in an elevator?

I have been but not for more than a few minutes.

6) He and Frank Sinatra were great friends, but they had their differences. For example, Frank loved to party and Dean hated it. One of Sinatra's favorite stories was about how Dean got bored with a party in his own home and went up to his bedroom to watch TV. When the guests didn't take his hint and leave, Dean made an anonymous noise complaint to the police, who came over and broke up the party. When it comes to parties, are you more like Frank or Dean?

I am definitely more like Dean.  Walt is more like Frank.  When we go to parties, I am ready to leave long, long before he is.  We're generally the last guests to leave a party.

7) Dean Martin had a secret passion for comic books. He loved them, but was too embarrassed to buy them himself. What's your guilty pleasure?

The "buy now" button on Amazon!

8) In 1960, when this song was released, Princess Margaret married photographer Antony Armstrong-Jones. Their relationship began when he was commissioned to take her official portrait. Who took the most recent picture of you?

Ned took pictures at the graduation party we attended on Wednesday.

9) Random question (Not really so random, considering Dean Martin's reputation): Do you have a hangover remedy to recommend?

I have not had a hangover in more than 40 years.  (Incidentally, apparently Martin was not an alcoholic, but played one very well)
 

PHOTO OF THE DAY

 

Family Reunion
many years ago

 

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