Saturday, August 15, 2020

Saturday 9: Who Are You

Saturday 9: Who Are You? (1977)

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

1) This song, originally recorded by The Who, was the theme of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, which ran from 2000 to 2015. Did you watch it? Were you a fan?

A. I did not watch CSI in any of its incarnations. I don't believe I've seen a single episode.

2) When the show premiered, Gil Grissom (William Petersen) was the CSI team's supervisor. Gil's mother was deaf, and so he was fluent in American Sign Language. Can you communicate using ASL?

A. I am afraid not. It would be a good thing to learn.

3) His assistant is blood-splatter analyst Catherine Willows (Marg Helgenberger). Catherine's family moved often, which made it hard for her to get traction in her studies. She finally just dropped out of high school. She later got her GED, and even graduated from college. Have you ever considered going back to school?

A. I did go back to school. I finished up my master's degree at the age of 49. I am starting a new course on Coursera shortly.

4) Though set in Las Vegas, most of CSI was filmed in Santa Clarita, CA. Santa Clarita is also home to Six Flags Magic Mountain amusement park. Do you enjoy roller coasters?

A. Not particularly.

5) The vocalist on the CSI theme, Roger Daltry of the Who, made a cameo appearance on the show during season 7. Do you have a favorite Who song?

A. Pinball Wizard.

6) CSI became a franchise, followed by CSI: Miami and CSI: New York. If we could organize a Saturday 9 field trip, which of these CSI cities would you prefer we visit: Las Vegas, Miami or New York?

A. New York.

7) In 2000, the last original Peanuts comic strip was published. How many Peanuts characters can you name?

A. Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Linus, Schroeder, Sherman, Lucy, Peppermint Patty, Violet, and I can describe others but don't remember their names - Charlie Brown has a little sister, as does Linus and Lucy, P.Patty has a friend who wears glasses, the boy who is always dusty. Snoopy has a brother who visits him sometimes, too.

8) Also in 2000, media giant Time Warner merged with America Online, the email provider. It's estimated that 74% of us check our email at least once/day. Are you one of the 74%?

A. Yes.

9) Random question -- Did you more recently cut and paste, or delete?

A. I cut and pasted the links to the Saturday 9 blog and the video.

I encourage you to visit other participants in Saturday 9 posts and leave a comment. Because there are no rules, it is your choice. Saturday 9 players hate rules. We love memes, however. (#350)


  1. So far, no Sat9er watched CSI regularly. I wonder how it stayed on so long!

    Pinball Wizard, on the other hand, is a hit among our little blogging community.

  2. Marci is Peppermint Patty's friend and Pigpen is the dusty little boy. Snoopy's brother! I forgot about him completely. You did really good remembering all to their names.
    I never watched CSI either. Loved your answers! Have a great day!

  3. I check my email constantly at school--I have several students that don't want to ask questions during class so they email me.

  4. Here in Connecticut if you are over 65 college classes are free!

  5. I had to check Coursera...what will you be studying?

    Good answers on Peanuts!

  6. I'm glad you are part of the 74%. I'll sleep better tonight. :)

  7. That’s awesome that you earned your Masters at 49! Congratulations!

  8. I love how many Saturday 9'ers keep on learning!


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