Saturday, July 08, 2017

Saturday 9

Saturday 9: The Joker (1973)
because Stacy recommended it.

1) In this song, Steve Miller claims he's a picker, grinner, sinner, lover, smoker and joker. Do any of those six words describe you? I'll go with sinner and grinner.

2) He maintains he's still a midnight toker. When's the last time you got high? I've never smoked pot. I haven't had a beer buzz in weeks.

3) The lyrics include a reference to peaches. Name your favorite fruit. Lately I've been eating a lot of those easy-to-peel mandarin oranges.

4) This song had a big impact on the character of Joey on Friends, who had an imaginary friend named Maurice with the occupation of space cowboy. Did you ever have an imaginary friend? I didn't, though my Barbie Doll did. After every one of her dates, she would call Ann Marie (That Girl) to discuss it.
5) Steve Miller is the pride of Milwaukee, WI. What else is Milwaukee famous for? Beer

6) Steve Miller considers himself a serious blues guitarist. When did you last feel like singing the blues? Whenever I think of my finances.
7) In 1973, when this song was popular, you could buy a portable 8-track tape player for $44.50. On what device do you listen to music most often? My shower radio. Or my little Nano.

8) A Curious George book packaged with a Curious George plush toy was a big seller at Christmas 1973. Tell us about a toy -- either given or received -- that brightened a holiday or birthday for you. My niece was seriously into the American Girl books, so it was always great fun to give her the dolls. She would curl up beside me with the doll and tell me Josefina's or Addie's or Kit's story.
9) M*A*S*H was one of TV's top-rated shows in 1973. Who is your favorite M*A*S*H character? Hawkeye. I was always a little in love with him.


  1. That Girl...Now there's a blast from the past. I haven't thought of her in ages. One of the local channels ran reruns in the mornings when I was a kid and that was my go-to television on stay home sick days.


  2. I also have a Nano that I use when I go walking.

  3. I was able to re-watch That Girl not too long ago. What a fun show.

  4. My daughter went through that American Girl thing. That was an expensive thing too considering they are all sitting in my attic right now.

  5. I like my little nano, too. I just want to get speakers for it. I can't listen to it without them.

  6. I forgot about the shower radio. I think it is cool that your Barbies loved That Girl.

  7. Weren't we all a little in love with Hawkeye?? He was kind of annoying though, at times. I liked BJ way more.

    I'm wondering how many other people said "beer"... :)

  8. That Girl does sound like a wonderful friend for Barbie. What great conversations they could have about clothes and hats!

    I love the American Girl dolls. Almost wish I was young enough to play with them myself.

    Have a lovely Sunday!


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