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William Wadsworth Longfellow

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Saturday, March 12, 2016

Saturday9: Billy Haley

Thursday, March 10, 2016

See You Later, Alligator



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: See You Later, Alligator (1956)


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

1) Crazy Sam's mother is terrified of alligators. Just looking at a photo of one of those scaly reptiles gives her the creeps. Is there a member of the animal kingdom that scares you?  Lions sometimes do, and I don't care that much for leopard sharks.

2) Gators are carnivores, but they aren't picky. If meat isn't handy, they'll munch on fruit. Are you particular about your diet? For example, do you try to eat gluten free, low sodium, etc.?
I eat whatever doesn't make me sick.

3) In Spain, this song was a hit under the title, "Hasta Luego, Cocodrilo." Say something else in Spanish.  Por Que?  La lengua es Iglesia.  Estamos en los Estados Unitos,verdad?*

4) When this week's artist, Bill Haley, was a little boy, he made a guitar out of cardboard and pretended to play that until his parents got him a real one. Tell us about something you wanted so badly when you were a kid.  OMG, I wanted a pony, and then I wanted a horse. 

5) Early in his career, Bill did whatever it took to get the gig. When singing cowboys were popular, the Michigan native pretended to be a cowpoke and renamed himself, "Silver Yodeling Bill." Have you ever fudged on your resume or fibbed in an interview?  No, besides in my jobs, in the sorts of things I applied for, you were better off telling the truth.  Fudge something like that  and you were toast.

6) When his career was going well, Bill was generous and loved to give extravagant parties at his home, which he called Melody Manor. Do you enjoy playing the host? I used to.

7) Bill was blind in one eye, the result of a botched operation when he was a child. Since the blind eye wandered and didn't focus, he always wore a curl over the opposite eye, hoping to draw everyone's attention to the other side of his face. What is there about your appearance that leaves you self conscious?  I'm old and have no self consciousness left about my face or features.  Or the rest of me either.

8) On the other hand, what is it about your appearance that pleases you, and that you would never change?  My bipedal, upright gate, the opposable thumbs and other digits, hand and feet and  four limbs, bi-symmetry, three D vision.                         

9) In 1956, when this song was a hit, Elvis Presley exploded onto the music scene and displaced Bill as rock's top artist. The press and public assumed Bill was jealous of Elvis, but in reality he liked Elvis a great deal. Are you jealous by nature? No. if I'm jealous at all it's by nurture.  
I'm jealous of a woman who has a closet full of neatly arranged Crocs of every EVERY color they were made in.
Bill Haley was a much better all round musician than Presley.  I'm glad to know they were friendly.

*the little net book no comprendo los "Keys" por Espanole.

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8 comments:

  1. Researching this week's Saturday 9, I discovered that Bill Haley had a rather sad life, plagued by drink and money trouble. Too bad, because he also seemed like an all-around decent guy.

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  2. He was, and probably felt happier when intoxicated, as many do. It is said that, "Life is a bitch,and then you die." Sometimes, it seems to fit! ;-)

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  3. Sh... "a closet full of neatly arranged Crocs of every EVERY color" that sounds lie my sister-in-law If asked I will deny that I said that, someone must have hijacked my email.

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    1. Well, we'll never tell on you. heehee
      I think of them as a sort of collectors, those sorts of Crocs owners. I have about about five colors, some of them are going to be re-homed, because they are too narrow. They changed the "last" if there is such a thing for plastic shoes.

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  4. That Croc's thing cracked me up. I have one pair for the garden and you don't want to know what is on the bottom of them... :)

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    1. Some of mine go into the garden with me, some don't. I love that they do that. I wear Teva sandles too, but not into the garden. I can wear socks with Tevas but not with crocs.

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  5. I don't even own a pair a Crocs.

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    1. You have strong trend resistance then. ;-)
      I got my first pair for the beach when the kids were down, wearing theirs.I wont be buying anymore, now that they went so narrow.

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