Saturday, March 28, 2020

Saturday 9: Somebody's Fool

Saturday 9: Everybody's Somebody's Fool (1960)

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

None of this week's questions mention the corona virus. However, if you want to share how you're feeling about Covid-19 at this extraordinary time, please feel free to do so. You can share in the comments if you are so inclined. We need to support each other as best we can.

1) Next Wednesday is April Fool's Day. Do you have any pranks planned? Do you expect to fall victim to any April Fool's Day mischief?

A. No. I seldom do and this year things are so crazy we don't need any April Fool's mischief.

2) When she was a kid, Crazy Sam would fool her mom by putting bubble wrap under the bath mat so there would be a POP! when her mother stepped on it. When you encounter bubble wrap, do you always indulge in a pop or two?

A. Yes. It is rather hard to resist. That was pretty clever, putting it under the bath mat.

3) While we're using this song to celebrate April Fool's Day, it was written about another subject entirely: heartbreak. The lyrics tell us that at some point, we each get our hearts broken by someone who doesn't love us as much as we love them. Do you think that's true?

A. Yes. It doesn't have to be a lover, either. It can be a friend, parent, sibling, grandparent - pretty much anyone. Emotions wax and wane and I think most relationships have periods where one person is more loving or lovable than the other.

4) In 1962, this week's featured Connie Francis published a book aimed at teens called For Every Young Heart. It addressed topics like going steady and schoolwork vs. social life. Do you ever read advice columns or self-help books?

A. Yes. I read Dear Annie in the paper and I have read many self-help books over the years.

5) Connie Francis can play the accordion. Sam hasnever met anyone adept at this complicated instrument -- not even in her high school band. What about you? Do you play the accordion, or do you know anyone who can?

A. I have played the accordion though it was a long time ago. Apparently one of my friends has picked it back up and is sitting on her front porch relearning it during our physical distancing time.

6) In 1960, when this record was popular, Harper Lee's classic To Kill a Mockingbird was published. Have you read it?

A. Yes.

7) Also in 1960, one of Life magazine's best-selling issues had Sophia Loren on the cover. At that time, she was an international film star and considered one of the world's most beautiful women. Who do you consider one of 2020's most beautiful women?

A. I have absolutely no idea. I'll go with Gal Gadot because she plays Wonder Woman and the second movie is supposed to come out in June. I suppose that will depend upon whether or not the theaters are open by then.

8) A 1960 issue of Vogue acknowledged how expensive it had become to maintain a fashionable wardrobe and asked, "If you were to buy only one thing, what would it be?" If it's good enough for Vogue, it's good enough for Saturday 9: If you could purchase only one new article of clothing for spring 2020, what would you buy?

A. A really good pair of sneakers.

9) Random question: When someone makes you really angry, are you more likely to respond with stony silence or a big noise?

A. I tend initially to be silent but then have a long build up and explode, leaving the subject of my ire wondering what the heck happened because he or she is clueless.

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  1. I have no idea who Gal Gadot is but I will certainly look her up later. I tend to be silent when made mad as well and then things explode when I have had enough.

  2. Shoes! I hadn't thought of shoes! Yes, when I'm set free I'm heading to DSW and hopefully will fall in shoe love.

    I think it's neat that your friend is using this time to do something musical. I've just been napping.

  3. That's a good point about the relationships also being friends and such. When you look at it that way, yeah, we're all going to get a broken heart at some point. A good pair of sneakers is high on my list, too. I had gotten a pair of Vionics made for medical and not very attractive, but they felt I think I'd like to try a pair of their cute sneakers next, but will wait to see where we go with this new way of life. If I'm still stuck in the house I'm not going to need shoes.

  4. I love Gal Gadot. Wonder Woman 1984 is being delayed, it’s now set for an August release.

  5. I hadnt thought of the accordian in years.. it must becoming back into vogue!

  6. I also need a new pair of sneakers but it is going to be a while before I get them with all the stores being closed.

  7. I am with you on the sneakers! I also agree with Gal Gadot, she is gorgeous! Loved your answers! Have a nice weekend.

  8. You and I are of a similar mind on #3. I thought of non-love interests for my answer, too.


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