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18 August 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: "It's a Jungle Out There" (Theme from Monk) (2003)

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

1) This week's song is the theme from the detective show that ran from 2002-2009. Were you a fan?

A huge fan.  I'm still a fan and watch all the marathons.  In fact, I have about 10 of them on my DVR right now!

2) The song warns us about the air we breathe and the water we drink. Does your home have an air or water filter?

No.  But I drink bottled water.

3) The lyrics say, "People say I'm crazy to worry all the time." Are you a worrier? Or do you just take things as they come?

I worry less now than I have in the past.  Now that Ned has taken over my life, I just turn it all over to him.  (Yes, I'm kidding.  Sort of)

4) TV's Adrian Monk is known for his outstanding deductive powers, an homage to Sherlock Holmes. Have you read any of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's books featuring Sherlock Holmes?

One or two, maybe.  I was not a huge fan.

5) Monk was also known for fastidiousness and precision, an homage to Hercule Poirot. Have you read any of Agatha Christie's books featuring Poirot?

I don't think so.  I inherited a whole set of all of Agatha Christie's books 30 years ago and don't think I have read any of them.

6) This song was written and performed by Grammy and Emmy winner Randy Newman. Do you have any trophies or plaques?

I won an award for best writing of an original musical in 1999, and I have a plaque for that, but since I didn't strictly speaking do any of the writing, but was more the muse, I never felt I deserved it.

7) Before winning an Oscar in 2001, Mr. Newman had the distinction of having the most nominations (15) without a win. Do you consider yourself a graceful loser?

Well, never having been nominated for awards, I don't have the experience of being a graceful loser!

8) In 2003, when this song was introduced, Lance Armstrong won his fifth Tour de France. Later, he was disgraced in a doping scandal. Can you think of a time when a hero disappointed you?

Other than Armstrong, no.  Well, maybe Barry Bonds.

9) Random question -- We're catering lunch. Should we put you down for a burger or a taco?

Tacos, please.  Extra guacamole.

As an aside to all of this, Adrian Monk was played by the remarkable Tony Shalhoub, who was previously in the TV series Wings.  I was reviewing a play in Sacramento recently (Daddy's Dyin'--Who's Got the Will?) and one of the characters was played by a Deborah Shalhoub.  I came home and looked up Tony Shalhoub's biography and learned he's the second youngest of 10 children born to an immigrant from Lebanon.  And yes, Deborah is his sister.
 

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Ned's latest magnum opus

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