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Saturday, September 12, 2015

That's All, Saturday 9, and can we go to Disneyland now?

Welcome to Saturday: 9. What we've committed to our readers is that we will post 9 questions every Saturday. Sometimes the post will have a theme, and at other times the questions will be totally unrelated. Those weeks we do "random questions," so-to-speak. We encourage you to visit other participants posts and leave a comment. Because we don't have any rules, it is your choice. We hate rules. We love memes, however, and here is today's meme!

Saturday 9: That's All (1983)

Hope there are less egregious errors than the last post!

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

1) In the lyrics, Phil Collins sings of a time he was wrong when he thought he was right. Tell us about a recent time when you got it wrong.
I'm just wrong so much that it would take a half page to tell about it all.  

2) The song is addressed to a lover that Phil clearly feels is contrary. When he says, "day," she says, "night." Is there anyone in your life who seems to disagree with you all or most of the time?
Not in my present life.  There used to be quite a few but those people are just so far out view of my telescope now that they must have latched onto someone else, or maybe they just died?

3) This was Genesis' first Top 10 hit in the US. Can you name another Phil Collins or Genesis song? 
"Follow you, Follow me" I loved that song.  Phil Collins did some great stuff on his own.  I love this one:

He also is a spectacular drummer.  The man's got rhythm.  

4) Phil Collins is a model train enthusiast. Is there anything special that you collect?
I collect rocks and rusty things out of the desert, and glass chickens.  I'd collect pound dogs, too, but Mr. Z has drawn a line in the sand behind Wolfie.  HeckFire!  
Hi, my name's Lil' Sugar!

5) Collins was awarded an honorary doctorate from the Berklee College of Music in Boston. At the ceremony, he delivered the commencement address. When did you last give a presentation or deliver a speech? 
It was a long time ago.  I did a Eulogy, and for a great friend.  She was a gifted and amazing rock carver and gem faceter, and her knowledge base was truly an inspiration.   But I'll never do another Eulogy because it's incredibly hard to do that.  

6) One of Phil Collins' early solo albums was called, Hello, I Must Be Going. He took the title from a song in the 1930 Marx Bros. movie, Animal Crackers. What's the last black and white movie or TV show that you watched?
Nebraska, and the technique was very effective.  

7) In 1983, when this song was popular, the Lotus 1-2-3 program made it easier for PC users to build spreadsheets. Are you answering these questions on a PC or a Mac? Laptop or desktop? Tablet or phone?
On a PC which I have Annointed, "The Ancient One".  It's been modernized as far as the memory, and motherboard, and anything else.  We hope the great irreplaceables don't go anytime soon, and  we pamper it along.  CountryDew, it can't handle Windows 10 and am I EVER happy about that.

8) 1983 is also the year when McDonald's introduced McNuggets. What's your favorite chicken recipe (assuming it's not McNuggets)?
In truth, McNuggets were a stolen recipe.  They stole it from Chinese restaurants.  Anyway, my favorite is fresh Chicken, marinated in lemon and sliced onion, then Grilled and sliced over the top of a green salad, with added Walnuts.  

9) In 1983, President Reagan signed the bill making Dr. Martin Luther King's birthday a holiday. What's your favorite holiday?
Christmas, and I have the boxes of decorations to do it up properly, if I'm not dragging a leg or am otherwise indisposed, I get it all done.  Then it stays up just as long as I like it up, maybe April.  I don't care for the Circus of Shopaholics, or even the Religious Aspects because I think it's a promulgated handy take over of a kind we don't see anymore,
but I love the season, the good will, and the special openness and Joy.


  1. The chicken recipe sound delicious!

  2. Shelter animals make the best family members. Good for you and Mr. Z. for adopting/not shopping!

  3. I so agree with your description of the holiday season!

  4. I am glad your computer can't do Windows 10. God, it sucks. I have decided to stick with it, but it is a terrible OS. It is so bad I fear Microsoft will go under and we'll all be stuck with Linux.

  5. eulogies are hard! i don't think i could ever do one. :(

    i'd love to collect pets, too. i am always steered clear from the adopt me! cages because i probably would take them all home!

  6. You are so right about the Christmas extremes out there. I'm kind of board with it all myself.


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