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!Unfamiliar with this week's song? Hear it here.
1) Have you ever danced the polka?
Yes, in the 1950's in Jr. Hi. It was part of Phys Ed.
2) The centerpiece of a traditional Polish polka band is the accordion. The accordion is a substantial instrument. Have you ever tried to play it?
I would have learned to play an accordion, but we were too poor for my parents to rent one for me. I still adore the smaller one, the Concertina. Wishing I could play that one now. It's easier to heft.
3) The plump lady of this song cannot fit into the singer's car. How many passengers does your car comfortably seat?
The Jeep fits four. but the back seat is really uncomfortable. I dread having to ride back there, as my legs go to sleep, and I fell one Thanksgiving after getting out of that seat.
4) Would you like to lose a few pounds?
Yes. About 14. Last year I had a rough time reining in my chocolate eating. Comfort foods like Salt and vinegar Chips didn't help things, either. *rolls eyes*
5) In the long ago 1940s, this song was considered amusing. Do you think it's still funny today?
Wow I missed this one.
6) Arthur Godfrey, who recorded this song, was a popular radio and TV host from the 1930s to the 1970s. Before this week's Saturday 9, had you ever heard of him?
Sure. As kids, in the fifties, we got to watch his show. And we watched Harry Owens and the Royal Hawaiians,too. This is all there is in the web, and it's a bit ,er, "Bright"
7) One of his more popular radio shows was Talent Scouts. A 1940s-50s version of American Idol, this show gave previously unknown singers their first national exposure. Godfrey could point with pride to having helped discover Tony Bennett and Patsy Cline, but he made a mistake by rejecting Elvis Presley. Tell us about something you'd do differently if you could get a "do over."
I just can not go there. I'm too sad.
8) In 1953, Godfrey made news by having one of the nation's very first hip replacements. Have you ever been/would you be part of a clinical trial, either for a new drug or a new medical procedure?
I've never been in a clinical trial, but I would do it if it would help people. The surgery? no...
9) RANDOM QUESTION: You and a friend are shopping. She tries on an expensive sweater and enthusiastically asks what you think. You think it looks awful. Do you tell her the truth?
I would most likely just tell her that it didn't compliment her beautiful eye color or her amazing hair. After all, both are opinions, and one saves her feelings.
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Thanks so much for joining us again at Saturday: 9. As always, feel free to come back, see who has participated and comment on their posts. In fact sometimes, if you want to read & comment on everyone's responses, you might want to check back again tomorrow. But it is not a rule. We haven’t any rules here. Join us on next Saturday for another version of Saturday: 9, "Just A Silly Meme on a Saturday!" Enjoy your weekend!