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August 21, 2017

Post-Eclipse Eye Test



The Doo-Wop Oldies Quiz

From the archives:


Take the quiz and see how you score as a true "Oldies Fan". Write down your answers and check them with the answers below (in comments section).


1. When did "Little Suzie" finally wake up?

a)       The movie's over, it's 2 o'clock

b)       The movie's over, it's 3 o'clock

c)       The movie's over, it's 4 o'clock


2. "Rock Around The Clock" was used in what movie?

a)      Rebel Without A Cause

b)      Blackboard Jungle

c)      The Wild Ones


3. What's missing? _____Baby,  Earth_____,  _____On My Shoulder

a)      Angel

b)      Head

c)      Love


4. "I found my thrill..."   where?

a)      Kansas City

b)      Heartbreak Hotel

c)      Blueberry Hill


5. "Please turn on your magic beam, _____ _____ bring me a dream"

a)      Mr. Sandman

b)      Earth Angel

c)      Dream Lover


6. For which label did Elvis Presley first record?

a)      Chancellor

b)      RCA

c)      Sun


7. He asked, "Why's everybody always pickin' on me?  " Who was he?

a)      Bad Bad Leroy Brown

b)      Charlie Brown

c)      Buster Brown


8. Bobby Darin's "Mack The Knife", the one with the knife, was named:

a)      MacHeath

b)      MacCloud

c)      MacNamara


9. Name the song with "A-wop bop a-loo bop a-lop bam boom"?

a)      Good Golly Miss Molly

b)      Be-Bop-A-Lula

c)      Tutti Fruitti


10. Who is generally given credit for the term "Rock And Roll"?

a)      Dick Clark

b)      Wolfman Jack

c)      Alan Freed


11. In 1957, he left the music business to become a preacher.

a)      Little Richard

b)      Frankie Lymon

c)      Tony Orlando


12. Paul Anka's "Puppy Love" is written to what star?

a)      Brenda Lee

b)      Connie Francis

c)      Annette Funicello


13. The Everly Brothers are...

a)      Pete and Dick

b)      Don and Phil

c)      Bob and Bill


14. The Big Bopper's real name was:

a)      Jiles P. Richardson

b)      Roy Harold Scherer Jr.

c)      Marion Michael Morrison


15. In 1959, Berry Gordy Jr. started a small record company called...

a)      Decca

b)      Cameo

c)      Motown


16. Edd Brynes had a hit with "Kookie, Kookie, Lend Me Your Comb.  "What TV show was he on?

a)      77 Sunset Strip

b)      Hawaiian Eye

c)      Surfside Six


17. In 1960 Bobby Darin married:

a)      Carol Lynley

b)      Sandra Dee

c)      Natalie Wood


18. They were a one hit wonder with "Book Of Love."

a)      The Penguins

b)      The Monotones

c)      The Moonglows

August 16, 2017

Big Bird Brain

(No, not the big brain of a bird, but the brain of a big bird...I just wanted a chance to use alliteration)

An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.


August 11, 2017

August 10, 2017

There's No "P" in Huacachina

Today's Bing page has a lovely image of Huacachina, a village in southwestern Peru, built around a small oasis surrounded by sand dunes. It is in the Ica Province, about five kilometers from the city of Ica in the Ica District. The oasis features on the back of the 50 Nuevo Sol note. Huacachina has a permanent population of around 100 although it hosts many tens of thousands of tourists each year.

I decided I'd open up Google Earth and look at the satellite imagery, then discovered it also had the Street View.  I started my "tour" just outside the oasis, just as if I were driving into the town.  I didn't go very far until I saw this:



It's a little hard to see with this screenshot, but it sure looks like the guy is peeing right by the side of the road!

Google has been sued before for showing people urinating, so I was surprised they left this one un-blurred. I forwarded the view a few feet and saw this:


As you can see, I had missed the green garden hose the first time.

August 7, 2017

What's Cookin'?

"You Are Nigella Lawson"

When you cook, you focus on down home style foods that provide tons of comfort.
If it doesn't taste good, you don't cook it. And you never feel bad for making simple, old school favorites.

It's likely that you are quite humble about your cooking. You don't consider yourself an expert or a chef.

You may not be the biggest foodie in your circle of friends, but it's likely that you cook the tastiest food!




I was a little surprised my results said I was a female, but if I couldn't have Alton Brown, then Nigella is fine, just fine. Since this is a G-rated blog, I won't make any off-color jokes, but if I could put together the physical embodiment of the perfect woman, she would pretty much be it.  

August 4, 2017

A Package Deal





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Maybe you've clicked on an obsolete link or mistyped the URL, or maybe it's just us.

Don't fret!
Just go to our home page and proceed from there.


At least they gift wrapped their error message, huh?

Boney Fingers - Hoyt Axton



August 2, 2017

So Much Alike

Humans and bananas share about 60% of the same DNA structure.


The percentage is about the same for the fruit fly, too.