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30 March 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 to answer the questions, however, and here is today's questions!

Saturday 9: The Fool on the Hill (1968)

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

Chosen because Monday is April Fool's Day.

1) As an April Fool's prank, Taco Bell once announced they had purchased The Liberty Bell and renamed it The Taco Liberty Bell. Describe your perfect taco.

Crispy corn tortilla, cheese on the bottom (so it will melt), topped with chili seasoned beef, chopped onions, no lettuce, maybe tomatoes, and guacamole.  Maybe sour cream too

2) Similarly, as an April Fool's prank, the Ford Motor Co. was supposed to wipe out the national deficit by purchasing the naming rites to a beloved monument, renaming it the Ford Lincoln Mercury Memorial. What model car do you drive?

Honda Accord.

3) In 1998, Burger King got in on the April Fool's Day fun by promoting a special "Left-Handed Whopper," designed to be easier for a leftie to hold. Describe your perfect burger.

I love mushroom burgers, with 1/4 lb or less of beef, caramelized mushrooms and onions, and Swiss cheese.

4) In 1962, when color TV was still new, a Swedish station pranked viewers by telling them they could convert their black/white sets to color by cutting up a nylon stocking and stretching it across the screen. Of course, in 1962, more women wore nylons and screens were smaller. How big is your TV? Are there any nylon stockings in your home?

Big.  Not theater size big, but big.  (The one in my office, though, is about 12").  If there are nylon stockings in the house it's by mistake or they were brought in with my mother's things that moved in a week ago.

5) In 1957, the BBC ran an April Fool's story about how the Swiss were enjoying a "bumper spaghetti crop," with spaghetti literally growing on trees. Viewers who called the station, asking how to grow a spaghetti tree of their own, were told to place a sprig of spaghetti in a can of tomato sauce and hope for the best. Have you ever fallen for an April Fool's prank?

I want to say no, but somewhere in the back of my head, I have a feeling I have fallen for one or two.  I once DID an April Fool's prank that lots fell for, though.  It was in the years when I was doing a really strict diet and had lost a lot of weight.  I wrote about the diet a lot and had a wonderful group of followers who were so supportive.  On April 1 I wrote a wonderful entry about how I just had to have pancakes, so did and then went out to McDonald's and then had chocolate.  By the end of the entry, I admitted that I had not done any of that stuff, but people who had been so supportive of my dieting admitted I had fooled them.

6) When Crazy Sam was growing up, her mother would surprise her on April Fool's Day by slipping a rubber worm or plastic spider in her lunch box. When you were in school, did you more frequently brown bag it or buy your lunch in the cafeteria line?

I mostly brown bagged or lunch boxed it.  (That's when I learned to love soggy tomato sandwiches!)

7) This week's song was an international hit for Sergio Mendes and Brasil 66. Because of the song's bossa nova arrangement, everyone assumed the lead singer, Lani Hall, was Brazilian. She was a folk singer from Chicago. Sergio Mendes discovered her at a charity benefit. Can you think of a time when doing good really paid off for you?

Doing publicity for just about every theater company in Davis over many years, got me invited to be a theater critic.  I've been a critic now for nearly 20 years.

8) In 1968, when this record was popular, Pierre Trudeau became Prime Minister of Canada. Today his son holds that office. When did you most recently visit our neighbor to the north?

We were in Canada on our honeymoon, in 1965 and then back again briefly a couple of years ago when we went to Niagara Falls.

9) Random question: Name three websites you visit every day.

Facebook, Swapbot, Compassion, Int'l. ... and Funny the World, of course!
 

PHOTO OF THE DAY

The next generation is enjoying playing board games
at the Tahoe condo every bit as much as their parents did.


 

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