26 February 2022
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 to answer the questions, however, and here are today's questions!
Saturday 9: Cruella de Vil (1961)
Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it
1) In the original animated 101 Dalmations, this song is
written by Roger, who gets his best ideas at the piano. Where do you feel most
At the computer keyboard. When I sit down to write a journal entry, it
just somehow flows.
2) His piano is tucked away in a crowded attic. Does your home have an attic?
If so, what do you keep up there?
Nope. No attic.
3) The inspiration for this song is his wife's old school chum, the very
wealthy and very mean Cruella de Vil. Have you ever found you couldn't stand one
of your spouse's or lover's friends?
One woman who worked with a theater tech crew was friendly with Walt.
I never could stand her. (Most of the others on the crew, including Walt,
4) Make no mistake, Cruella is a very bad lady. The American Film Institute
named her #38 on their 100 Greatest Villains list. Tell us another nasty movie
character who comes to mind.
Matt Libby in A Star Is Born. Norman Bates in Psycho.
Phillip Vandam in North by Northwest.
5) Cruella wanted to skin sweet little Dalmation puppies and make a coat. (We
told you she was bad.) As winter wears on, could you use a new coat (though not
one made from puppy fur!)?
No. I bought a very nice winter coat several years ago and rarely wear it
because it doesn't get that cold when we go out. It's like new, but I
probably have not worn it two dozen times.
6) This song was written by Mel Leven, who did both words and music. Do you
think you'd be more successful as a lyricist (words) or composer (music)?
Definitely a lyricist. I've written lyrics for songs for many years,
starting when I was about 10 and helped my father write lyrics to a song he had
written, "You Didn't Quite Know Me Yet." I still maintain that "bloom" and
"tune" don't rhyme!
7) 1961 was a big year for Disney. In addition to this animated movie, they
had a hit with The Parent Trap, about twins who are reunited at summer camp.
Approx. 1 in every 250 births results in twins. Are there any twins in your
Funny, I was going to say yes and then realized that the twins I was thinking
about are my BFF's grandsons...but her family feels like my family. In my
own genetic family, there are no twins that I am aware of.
8) Also in 1961, IBM introduced the Selectric typewriter. Amazon and Walmart
both still sell typewriters. Do you own one?
I think we may have a manual typewriter in a closet upstairs, but I don't ever
use a typewriter any more, though I certainly have gone through a number of them
over my lifetime, both manual and electric.
9) Random question: When is the last time you took a nap?
I take a nap every day at around noon. I fall asleep almost immediately
and wake up an hour to an hour and a half later, depending on how much sleep I
got the night before.
Thanks so much for joining us again at Saturday: 9. As always, feel free to come
back, see who has participated and comment on their posts. In fact sometimes, if
you want to read & comment on everyone's responses, you might want to check back
again tomorrow. But it is not a rule. We haven’t any rules here. Join us on next
Saturday for another version of Saturday: 9, "Just A Silly Meme on a Saturday!"
Enjoy your weekend!