Saturday, May 16, 2015

Saturday 9: No Myth

Saturday 9: No Myth (1989)

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

1) The girl in this song is "just looking for someone to dance with." Who was your most recent dance partner?

A. My momma don't dance and my daddy don't rock and roll. My husband don't dance and neither does anyone I know. So I guess my most recent dance partner was the broom.

2) Michael Penn wonders if he'd do better with the ladies if he was Romeo or Heathcliff. What fictional character represents your romantic ideal?

A. Aragon, King of Gondor, from Lord of the Rings, as portrayed in the movies. I like that long hair, bad boy look, and brooding eyes.

3) The lyrics refer to "knots I have yet to untie." Do the shoes you're wearing have laces?

A. I'm wearing sneakers with laces.

4) Name a character from mythology.

Cassandra, who received the gift of true prophecy from the gods only no one believed anything she said. (Most married women can probably relate to that, as their husbands seldom listen but the lady is almost always right.)

5) Michael Penn is the brother of Oscar winner Sean Penn. Give us the title of a Sean Penn movie.

A. Um. I would have to research it, which is dishonest. So I must honestly answer that I do not know the title of any Sean Penn movies. I'm not sure I would recognize Sean Penn if I saw him. 

6) Their father, Leo Penn, was a busy TV director from the 1960s through the 1990s. He specialized in detective shows (Magnum PI and Cannon) and medical shows (Trapper John and Marcus Welby, MD). Are you more likely to watch a program with lots of car chases, or one that's set in a hospital?

A. I like fantasies or sit coms. I don't like hospitals at all. I am not more likely to watch either, and generally don't. Sorry. Of the four shows mentioned, I have seen Magnum PI, but only sporadically.

7) 1989, the year "No Myth" was popular, is the year of the first HDTV broadcast. Do you watch many shows in "high def?"

A. I don't watch any shows in "high def."

8) 1989 was also the year The Simpsons premiered. Who is your all-time favorite animated character?

A. Bugs Bunny. He was quick-witted, smart, and cuddly, all at the same time. If he looked like Aragon he'd be the perfect man.

9) Random fill-in the blank: If I never had to ______________ again, it would be too soon.

A. If I never had to clean a toilet again, it would be too soon. (But I am pretty sure I will do it again this weekend.)

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  1. Ahhhhhhh the TOILET! I forget about that!! I live alone so its taken care of as needed. I am remarrying my first husband and our 23 year old grandson still lives with him in our old house. I told them all that the day before our wedding, they all have to be 'manscaped' because I haven't cleaned a toilet with a male in the house for 16 years, and I am not starting that gross job with it being 2 men vs me! Have a great weekend!! ~ Mair.

  2. Oh my--that actor is mighty fine!

  3. If you like "long hair, bad boy look, and brooding eyes" try watching Outlander, you'll love Jamie Fraser. He is all that and in a kilt.

  4. I thought we were about the same vintage, but now I think you must be way younger if you don't remember Marcus Welby, MD. It was crazy popular for several years and every Junior in my Girl Scout troop dreamed of Dr. Kiley. Played by James Brolin, he rode a motorcycle and brooded and had lots of hair. Sigh.

  5. We always watched Magnum because we lived in Hawaii during that time and it was filmed close to our house. Love me some Tom Selleck. Don't tell Lee. Except he probably knows.....

  6. Loved your answers to this one, too! Kinda have a girl-crush on you, at least your writing, right now. :D (That's a compliment, not a come-on, haha!). Anyway, Viggo Mortensen is SO hot.


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