Saturday, February 08, 2014

Saturday 9

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

1)This week's song was once named the favorite love song of Bud Wiser, the godfather to this humble blog. With Valentine's Day coming up, what's your favorite love song? "All My Loving." It was 50 years ago this weekend that Paul looked into the camera and sang, "Close your eyes and I'll kiss you/tomorrow I'll miss you/remember I'll always be true." A sweet, innocent sentiment sung by a dark-eyed troubadour. Sigh.

2) When this song was first released back in 1973, the "Why don't we get drunk and screw?" refrain was considered shocking. With the explicit sexual content in many of today's songs, it now hardly raises an eyebrow. When is the last time you were shocked? (Not just by a song, by anything at all.) I was saddened by the death of Philip Seymour Hoffman, and shocked by the circumstances surrounding it.

3) Buffett named his first daughter Savannah, presumably after his favorite city. Tell us about your favorite city. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you Chicago. It's an ethnically diverse and easily walkable city. We have great restaurants, world-class museums and breathtaking architecture. There's no better place to shop than Michigan Avenue.  We have profesional basketball, hockey, football, soccer and, of course, baseball! Opening Day at Wrigley Field is Friday, April 4.
It begins again in 59 days!

4) Mr. Buffett opened a Margaritaville Casino in Atlantic City. Have you ever gambled in Atlantic City? What about Las Vegas? No and yes.

5) Saving Florida's manatees is a cause near and dear to Jimmy Buffett's heart. If we were to make a $100 contribution to any charity in your honor, which would you choose?  Toys for Tots. Every kid should have a merry Christmas.

6) If today was your birthday, your astrological sign would be Aquarius. How often do you check your horoscope?  Seldom if ever.

7) On this date in 1974, the show Good Times ("Dy-no-mite!") premiered and, much to Sam's confusion and chagrin, still enjoys an audience in syndication. Tell us about a pop culture phenomenon that you just never got into. Seinfeld.

8) Is there a home improvement project on your list of things to do? It's my plan to devote my tax refund to redoing my bathroom.

9) A warm-weather choice to consider on a February day: Ice cream sundae or banana split? Hot fudge sundae with nuts. Yum!


  1. It took me a while to get into Seinfeld. But once I did I enjoyed it. But honestly, I have a million sitcoms that I like better. Currently I love "Mom" & "Anger Management".

  2. I've got to have nuts on my sundaes. It just makes it complete.
    You and I both had the same answer to #2. What an absolute waste. It just makes me mad. And I heart Chi Town - it's my goal to get to a Cubs game this summer.

  3. Seinfeld is on my list of favorite TV shows.

    And Chicago is on my Bucket List!!

  4. Seinfeld and hot fudge sundae's we are in agreement.

  5. Anonymous1:27 PM

    I really could use a hot fudge sundae topped with nuts (but no cherry) right now! :)

    I didn't even know about PSH. I had to look that up. Yikes.

    And yay for baseball!

  6. No nuts on my sundae. My husband loved Chicago when he visited for a convention. He has promised to take me there for a vacation someday.

  7. Good gravy. I hope it stops snowing in time for opening day. Having said that, it may be a good thing for the Cubs if it doesn't.

  8. I was a Junior in high school when the Beatles came to the states and the guys wanted to be in a band.

  9. About Philip Seymour Hoffman. I loved that kid since seeing him in "Twister". It was a shock, true.

    Loved you answer to 5. Yes, they do.


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