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28 April, 2018

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: Lowdown (1976)

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

1) In this song, "the lowdown" is an unpleasant truth. Tell us about a time when you had to do like Boz and give someone "the lowdown."

I can't think of any time.

2) The lowdown Boz delivers is about the woman his friend is seeing. Specifically, she's gossiping about his finances. If you discovered something negative about a friend's romantic partner, would you share it with your friend? Or would you keep it to yourself?

Having been in that situation and not said anything and then saw the results, I think I would say something, difficult though it might be.

3) Boz was born William Royce Scaggs, but in high school he was given the nickname "Bosley" -- later shortened to "Boz." His friends thought "Bosley" sounded nerdier than "Bill," and Scaggs was quite the music nerd. What is something you're nerdy about?

The whole computer thing, I guess.  I hear so many of my contemporaries (old guys) talking about how they know nothing about the Internet or how to use their cell phone, which is my major involvement every day.  It's difficult when the people in your age group want nothing to do with your obsession.

4) His son Austin Scaggs is a contributing editor at Rolling Stone. What magazines are in the room you're in right now?

I'm not a magazine person.  But we do get "The Week" (for our polical fix), the Food Network magazine and the new Pioneer Woman magazine.

5) Boz and his wife own a vineyard in Napa. Do you prefer white or red wine?

I don't drink a lot of wine, but my druthers, when I do, would be white.

6) In 1976, the year this song was popular, movie queen Elizabeth Taylor needed an escort to one of the nation's Bicentennial celebrations. Former Under Secretary of the Navy John Warner was asked to take her to the event, and within months he became her husband. Have you ever had a "blind date" that turned into a relationship?

Not only is the answer no, I'll go even further...I've never had a "blind date" !

7) Also in 1976, Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs founded Apple in Jobs' parents' garage. Does your garage serve as your office, workshop or studio? Or is it just home to your car?

We have a one car garage which has never had a car in it.  It's an extended storage room, with barely enough room to move.

8) The Bionic Woman premiered in 1976. Because of her "bionic parts," Jaimie Summers could run faster than most cars, had superhuman strength, and super-sensitive hearing. If you could have one of those qualities enhanced -- speed, strength or hearing -- which would you choose?

The older I get, the weaker it seems I get, so I'd go with strength.  It doesn't even have to be "superhuman."  I'll settle for above average strength, so I can lift a cast iron skillet off of an overhead hook without difficulty!

9) Random question: When you lean in for a kiss, do you tilt your head to the right or to the left?

That's an interesting question.  I've never thought of it, but now that I do, it's to the right.  I wonder if that goes along with being left handed.  I'd be curious to hear what "-handed" people coordinate with head tilting.
 

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Scary when this takes your whole screen and locks up your browser
Rebooting and then NOT connecting to Firefox seems to have fixed the problem.
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