Thursday, February 28, 2013
So here is my gift to all of you, it's a compilation of February's Challenges. I think you'll agree that I'm getting better at this end-of-the-month pix.
If you look closely, you will see many of the Letter Challenges. If you'd like a larger version, let me know.
"Z" was a Zenith Radio as many of you ( Phil, EMO, Michael K., Tony, Peyton, Mike Di., Maeve, Milt, Joani, Michelle, and Joyce) had figured out.
I am awarding a Masters in Trivia to all of you for an outstanding month of brain thumpers - yesterday's correct answers were:
Closer you shave was the Take it off Girl for - Noxema
I can't believe... - Alka Seltzer
Look sharp... - Gillette
Only Peyton and Milt had them.
I will be suspending this daily trivia question for the foreseeable future. And, I'm trying to figure out how to keep you in the moment with March's Challenge, "Strictly by the Numbers."
Finally, sorry about this length, but check out the actual blog as it has gone through a major transformation. My #1 Cheerleader commented how the white lettering on the black page was hard on the eyes. I did get her seal of approval on the new look.
See you next month - er, tomorrow!!!
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Trivia - Name the sponsors associated with these classic lines. . .
As for the yearbook entry we had quite a few of you - Phil, Joyce, Michelle, Michael K., Steph, Peyton, Tony, Milt, Ted, Beth, EMO, Joani, and Mike Di. Milt even named the high school! Here is the 1964 Yearbook for Catholic Memorial H. S. It'll be my 50th reunion next year!
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Just three days left for "Shooting Alphabetically" - I enjoyed the many facets of this challenge. Shooting in alphabetical order, shooting alphabetically an antique, shooting alphabetically an antique found in my house (except for "X") AND adding a trivia question as well.
So after the pat on my back, here is "Y" -
Any snide remarks will have you PERMANENTLY taken off these challenges - let's be Christian out there!
Trivia: Hooked on Howdy Doody – How did Clarabelle the Clown communicate with the others on the show? Bonus, what did he keep in his box around his waist??
Yesterday's guy-thing had Phil, Michael K., Tony, Mike Di., Peyton, and Milt marking the "X" spot. While only Joyce and Milt knew those famous female singers were Cher Sarkisian, Madonna Ciccone, and Adele Adkins.
I just figured out what March's Challenge will be and I'll be staying indoors for most of it! What is it? I'll let you know in three days. . .
Monday, February 25, 2013
You do know the title begins with "U" so that can't be it, right?
And for today's trivia, two out of three - what are the first names of these one-name female singers?
There were fifteen of you that knew it was a water meter - Mike P., Carol, Michael K., Michelle, Peyton, Ted, Milt, Pete, Phil, Tony, Joani, Joyce, Mike Di., HGT, and EMO! This was an actual New York Water Meter which was cleaned up and mounted.
LSMFT - Lucky Strike Means Fine Tobacco! From the days when we had cigarette commercials on TV. Lots of memories jogged on this one - Mike P., Carol, Michelle, Peyton, Ted, Milt, Pete, Phil, Joani, HGT, and EMO. Pete tells me that those letters also stood for "Lord Save Me From Truman!"
Sunday, February 24, 2013
Question of the day - Old tobacco commercial featured these letters - L S M F T which stood for???
That was an old Valentine for "V" - just about everyone figured it out. That Valentine has a signature and dated '05 - I'm guessing it wasn't 2005 as it has been in my curio cabinet for some twenty years. Phil, Joani, Michael K., Milt, EMO, Steph, Tony, and Carol.
Here is a full shot of it. Looking pretty good for its age!
Trivia was as easy as most of the aforementioned correct responders knew the states - Midnight Train to Georgia; Sweet Home Alabama; and Hotel California. Well done EMO, Steph, Tony, Phil, Carol, Michael K., Milt, Peyton, and Mike Di.
Saturday, February 23, 2013
And, for those still looking forward to today's trivia:
Friday, February 22, 2013
I have had a few complaints about my trivia going back before some of you were born so here is one that is a little later in the time capsule, in Don McLean’s American Pie who was the singer attributed to “the day the music died?”
"T" was a Tape Measure! And, if you look at the name of the company, it is a Zippo! Nah, I couldn't use it for "Z." Milt was the only correct answer until ten minutes before I posted when Michael K. came through as well.
Actually Andy and Barney Fife were cousins! I'm not sure if Barney was related to "Ant Bee" as well. Twice as many of you knew this little piece of trivia with Michelle, Milt, Peyton, and Michael K.
Enough Howdy Doody, how about "The Andy Griffith Show?" Who was Barney related to and what was that relationship??
Yesterday's Double "S" was a Stereoscope Slide, which fit neatly into a stereoscope viewer - an early version of the View Master. Well done, Milt, Ted, Peyton, Michelle, Doris, Phil, Mike Di., and newcomer, Michael K.
The kids on the Howdy Doody Show sat in the peanut gallery! From our own peanut gallery we had Ed, Milt, Ted, Peyton, Michelle, Tony, Joani, Phil, Carol, Mike Di., and Michael K.
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Remember Howdy Doody? What was the name of the Native American woman on the show. Correct order is imperative!
As for the "Q" it was a Quill - unused as you can tell from its cleanliness. Making their mark we had Michelle, Phil, Carol, Tony, Peyton, Ted, Cathy K., Pete, Mike Di., Mike P., Milt, Joani, and Joyce.
Shirley's good luck charm was her Boo Boo Kitty - a cloth stuffed cat (Laverne wore the "L"on all of her things). Joining the Boo Boo Kitty Club we have Peyton, Milt, and Pete.
Sunday, February 17, 2013
Trivia time: On Laverne and Shirley what was Shirley’s good luck charm?
Pasta maker? Hmmm, any interesting observation but wrong! It was a pencil sharpener as Cathy K., Carol, Milt, Joyce, Mike Di., Michelle, Doris, and Peyton figured out. And, here it is. I found this in good working condition in one of my classrooms, really!
As for the trivia question, I managed to jump the gun and asked two. As for the Stooges - Moe, Curly, and Shemp were all Howards! Buddy Ebsen of Beverly Hillbillies and Barnaby Jones was the actor who was replaced as the Tin Man. An allergic reaction to the metallic make-up used. So Cathy K., Milt, Joyce, Mike Di., and Peyton has either both or one of the two answers.
Saturday, February 16, 2013
You're right, too easy. guess I can't win them all. As a follow-up to yesterday's trivia - which Three Stooges were actually brothers?
Came close to breaking the modern record for most correct answers - Carol, Phil, EMO, Joyce, Beth, Milt, Tony, Mike Di., Peyton, Joani, Cathy K., Michelle, Doris, Ted, and Mike P. My Eagle Oil Can - some thought it belonged to the Tin Man.
Speaking of the Tin Man, do you know who was the original actor chosen to be the Tin Man (replaced by Ray Bolger)? He went on to star in one of the top 60s TV comedies and later a very popular detective drama.
Oh, those Stooges - Moe, Larry, Curly, Shemp, Curly Joe, and Joe (Besser). Kudos to our own stooge experts - Phil, EMO, Joyce, Milt, Tony, Mike Di., Cathy K., and Michelle. Milt, Peyton, and Cathy K. knew all six!
Friday, February 15, 2013
Shouldn't be too hard! As for our trivia followers, "The Three Stooges was more like the Six Stooges. Can you name four of them?"
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Really, these are NOT nails! And, for something else that you can try to nail - today's trivia: What was the name of the pig on "Green Acres?"
Lots of winners from the "M" Challenge - they were marbles, clay ones at that! Well done Phil, Tony, EMO, Peyton, Mike P., Michelle, Joyce, Steph, Mike Di, and Joani!
And, almost a repeat performance on the "little dab" of Brylcreme. All of the aforementioned winners got it except for Steph.
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Today's trivia is brought to you by, "The Addams Family!" What was the name of their butler?
Yesterday was the Letter "K" that was a given and most of you knew it was used in some printer's type setting - Peyton, Carol, Michelle, Phil, Milt, EMO, Tony, Ann, and Joani. Welcome back to the world of electricity, Phil and Mike P. Over the years we managed to pick up quite a few of these printers types, many with a product on them.
"Turn, Turn, Turn" is taken almost verbatim from the Book of Ecclessiates in the Bible - well done Peyton, Michelle, Phil, Milt, EMO, and Joyce.
Monday, February 11, 2013
And, for our trivia aficionados, The lyrics from the Byrd’s “Turn, Turn, Turn” were taken from what best-selling book?
"J" was the Jacket for one of my 78s – I put it on them because of the colder weather. They appreciate them :) We did have only three, make that four correct answers - Phil, Peyton, Joani, and EMO. But nobody knew that Richie Cunningham and Shirley Feeney first met and dated as a couple in the 1973 classic movie, "American Graffiti."
Sunday, February 10, 2013
And, for our trivia masters, Richie (Happy Days) and Shirley (Laverne and Shirley) were a couple in what classic movie?
The "I" was an Indian Head penny - the last year for this coinage as the Lincoln penny replaced it in 1909. I was reminded by one out-of-state follower that to be politically correct, this should be a Native American penny and therefore not be used for the letter "I" - thanks Ed! So we had Ed, of course, Ted, Michelle, Peyton, EMO, Carol, Mike Di., Joani, Doris, and Phil.
As for the trivial matter of the Monopoly piece, the Cat, replacing the original piece, the Iron - Peter, Michelle, Peyton, Carol, Mike Di., and Joani.
Saturday, February 9, 2013
So here is "I" if there is anyone else out there. . .
(I'm trying to figure out how to use Extension Tubes with my Macro lens)
So yesterday's Double "H" Challenge was the hat and its hatbox.
Michelle, Peyton, Carol, Maeve, and EMO emailed me the correct solutions. Michelle and Carol knew "Charley on the MTA" was sung by the Kingston Trio.
Friday, February 8, 2013
So here is today's "H" challenge - a two-for-one. . .
For the musicologists out there:Who immortalized the MBTA with a classic folk song in the fifties? Song and Artist, please.
Well, Day 38 was an actual WWII Gas Mask! Here are the correct responders: Mike P., Ted, Phil, Mariann, Milt, Tony, Michelle, Peyton, Steph, and Mike Di.
Only EMO and Milt knew the names of the pitcher (Tomorrow) and the catcher (Today) from the "Who's on First" routine. It's a classic with superb timing - catch it on YouTube.
Thursday, February 7, 2013
If that's not enough, they are predicting very strong winds, in my neck of the woods - if a chipmunk sneezes anywhere near a power line, we are without electricity for a minimum of four days!
On to the "G". . .
Congrats to many of you who recognized my fire extinguisher from the top down! Mike P., Mariann, Phil, Michelle, EMO, Ted, Carol, Beth, Peyton, Tony, Milt, Doris/Joani (splitting the honor), and Mike Di. It's a beauty, isn't it?
Trivia - it was Susan Boyle who shocked the judges on Britain's Got Talent with her "I Dreamed a Dream." The video is still one of my favorites on YouTube. Michelle, Doris/Joani-share, EMO, Carol, Beth, Milt, and Mike Di. were on the mark with Susan.
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Back in 2009, who was the woman who stunned the Britain's Got Talent judges with her stirring rendition of "I Dreamed a Dream?" she has appeared on numerous TV shows here in the US as well.
Here is yesterday's "E" - my Exit sign. It has a copper frame with ruby red glass and porcelain light fixtures.
The "Dick and Jane" primer was published for the Catholic schools in their Cathedral Series. To be more Catholic, the names of the two main characters were changed to John and Jean - reflecting saintly names. Also, a few pages sported religious articles on the walls or on a bureau. Mike P. was our only correct respondent on this question.
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Today's trivia feeds off yesterday's "D" as it was Dick of the classic reading primer, "Dick and Jane." The reading company issued two different versions of their readers. Any idea why?
Those who figured out "Dick" - Steph, Mike P., Joani, Mike Di., and Phil. We had good guesses - Dungarees and Down.
Only Mike P. knew that Paladin's calling card featured the chess piece, the Knight. I'll bet he could even sing the theme song - I have it on my computer, if needed!
Monday, February 4, 2013
Trivia went well - so here is another - Richard Boone starred in a classic TV Western, Palladin. What was the image on his calling card?
Tip of the lens cap of my Kodak 35 camera which was made in the late forties to Mike P., Ted, Phil, Vicky, Peyton, Michelle, Carol, Cathy K., Milt, Joyce, Joani, Doris, Tony, Joyce, and Mike Di.
Dinah Shore was the "See the USA in Your Chevrolet" singer. However, it was pointed out to me (thanks, Cathy K) that the cast of Glee did a cover of this classic jingle. Mike P., Ted, Vicky, Peyton, Carol, Milt, and Joyce get the Trivia Kudo as well as Cathy K.
Sunday, February 3, 2013
Today's trivia question - Who was the female singer who belted out the jingle, "See the USA in Your Chevrolet?"
Day Thirty-three was the bell. This is the one I used to use to gather up my little cherubs when recess was over. It was with me when I started some forty-plus years ago!
Well done Vicky, Ted, Phil, Tony, EMO, Carol, Beth, Michelle, Mike Di., Mike P., Joani, and Steph. Mike P., and Joani knew Sgt. Joe Friday flashed Badge 714 while on Dragnet. The LA Police retired that number permanently when Jack Webb passed away.
Saturday, February 2, 2013
One more attempt with the trivia - Dragnet's Sgt. Joe Friday wore what badge number?
My "A" Challenge were the letters from an old typewriter - I was hoping someone would associate letters with an "A" word like Alphabet. Thank you Mike Di for figuring it out! As for the trivia question, the Hollywood Argyles sang "Alley Oop" - we had Peyton with half an answer - the Argyles.