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20 July 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!

Secret Agent Man (1966)

Unfamiliar with this week's song. Hear it here.

1) This is the theme of a TV show that ran on CBS from 1964-1967. The series was produced, and originally aired, in England. The BBC has shared many shows with American audiences over the years. Can you name another?

Call the Midwife, Great British Baking Show, Last Tango in Halifax

2) The show is about John Drake, a special agent dedicated to exposing plots that threaten world peace. A quick check of Netflix and Goodreads reveals that spy stories are just as popular today. Is espionage a genre you enjoy? Do you read books, or watch shows and movies, about spies?

Yes, it's a genre I enjoy, though these days less about spies and more about just "blood and guts" as I call it (murder mysteries, etc.)  Ending the cold war was hell on those Russian spy novels!

3) The lyrics tell us Drake travels from the Riviera to Bombay. Where were you when you last spent the night away from home? Why were you there (vacation, business, international intrigue)?

It was last week and we spent a week in Santa Barbara with the family, celebrating son Tom's 49th birthday, among other things.

4) The refrain states, "They've given you a number and taken away your name." In today's digital world, that could now be said of all of us. Are you good at remembering your computer passwords?

Pretty good, though I do have a cheat sheet.  The cheat sheet it self is in code so only I know what "the usual" or "GPR w/o h" mean.

5) Patrick McGoohan, who played Agent Drake, went from being a good guy to appearing as a murderer on Columbo four times. Were you a fan of Columbo?

I loved Columbo.

6) Born John Ramistella, this week's featured artist, Johnny Rivers, grew up in Louisiana. He took "Rivers" as his stage name because he grew up along the Mighty Mississippi. If you were to change your last name based on the geography of the area where you grew up, how would you be known?

Beverly Hills.  LOL.  My name is Beverly and I grew up on one of San Francisco's steeper hills.

7) In 1966, when this song was popular, Jacqueline Kennedy was the woman most Americans admired. What famous woman do you admire most? (She doesn't have to be American.)

Malala Yousafzai, Michelle Obama, Nancy Pelosi

8) 1966 also found another Jacqueline was in the news. Jacqueline Susann's first novel, Valley of the Dolls, was atop the best seller lists, even though it was savaged by the critics. What's your guilty pleasure? What book, movie, TV show, or song do you enjoy, even though you know it has little artistic merit?

Well I think Outlander has artistic merit, but a look at the recent Emmy awards nominations show that I am probably in the minority.

9) Random question: Imagine you've been stranded alone in the woods for 10 days. No companionship, no internet or phone or TV. You have been sleeping in the dirt, living on berries and river water. Your rescuers drive you to a hotel. Upon check-in, what's the first thing you do?

Check e-mail?  No, I'm kidding.  First thing would be a shower, after drinking a very large glass of ice cold water.
 

PHOTO OF THE DAY

Coffee with Char, Susan and Susan's sister this morning
(It was a delicious pastry from Konditorei in Davis!)

Photo by Char

 

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