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01-30-2021

           

A Time of Uncertainty (plus some fun)


Hi All,

This is another one of those "not-sure-what-this is" I spotted this week walking around the neighborhood. Anyone? I shot it with my Panasonic Lumix GX7 with 3-D lens and frame sides for phantogram processing. The overall width of this image is approximately 3 inches.

On the one hand I'm truly encouraged by Biden and the hit-the-ground-running competency of his cabinet and staffers. We're in a time of crisis on a number of fronts, and it's beyond just refreshing to see leaders taking on the role of leadership.

At the same time I'm horrified that republicans still haven't reached the breaking point, once again giving Trump a pass, this time on inciting an armed uprising at the Capitol building that included murdering a police officer and beating and seriously injuring many more. Who are these people now parroting "it's time to move on." It's sickening that elected representatives aren't willing to stand up for democracy, and it bodes poorly (disastrously) for the future of the USA when a president bent on clinging to power despite all costs is supported by the majority of his party.

OK, now for some fun, mostly for those of you around my age. For the record I was born in 1953, in the "Golden Age" of the rise of television. I don't know to whom to attribute creating the quiz below, but Betsy, my sister Joy and I chortled for several minutes over it, so here it comes. Between the three of us we were able to answer 19 out of 20. Answers at the end.

01. After the Lone Ranger saved the day and rode off into the sunset, the grateful citizens would ask, "Who was that masked man?" Invariably, someone would answer, "I don't know, but he left this behind." What did he leave behind? A ______ ______.

02. When the Beatles first came to the U.S. In early 1964, we all watched them on The __ ________ Show.

03. "Get your kicks, __ _____ __!"

04. The story you are about to see is true. The names have been changed to _______ ___ _______.'

05. 'In the jungle, the mighty jungle, ___ ____ ______ _______.'

06. After the Twist, The Mashed Potato, and the Watusi, we 'danced' under a stick that was lowered as low as we could go in a dance called the '_____.'

07. Nestle's makes the very best... _________.'

08. Satchmo was America 's 'Ambassador of Goodwill.' Our parents shared this great jazz trumpet player with us. His name was ____ _________.

09. What takes a licking and keeps on ticking? ___ _____ _____.

10. Red Skeleton's hobo character was named ______ ___ __________ and Red always ended his television show by saying, 'Good Night, and '___ ____ .'

11. Some Americans who protested the Vietnam War did so by burning their _____ _____.

12. The cute little car with the engine in the back and the trunk in the front was called the VW. What other names did it go by? ______ or ___.

13. In 1971, singer Don MacLean sang a song about, 'the day the music died.' This was a tribute to _____ _____.

14. We can remember the first satellite placed into orbit. The Russians did it. It was called _______.

15. One of the big fads of the late 50's and 60's was a large plastic ring that we twirled around our waist. It was called the _____-____

16. Remember LS/MFT _____ ______ /_____ ____ _______.

17. Hey Kids! What time is it? It's _____ _____ ____!

18. Who knows what secrets lie in the hearts of men? Only The ______ Knows!

19. There was a song that came out in the 60's that was "a grave yard smash". It's name was the _______ ____!

20. Alka Seltzer used a "boy with a tablet on his head" as it's Logo/Representative. What was the boy's name was ______.

ANSWERS:
01. The Lone Ranger left behind... A silver bullet
02. The Ed Sullivan Show
03. On Route 66
04. To protect the innocent
05. The Lion Sleeps Tonight
06. The limbo
07. Chocolate
08. Louis Armstrong
09. The Timex Watch
10. Freddy, The Freeloader and 'Good Night and God Bless.'
11. Draft Cards (Bras were also burned. Not flags, as some have guessed)
12. Beetle or Bug
13. Buddy Holly
14. Sputnik
15. Hoola-hoop
16. Lucky Strike/Means Fine Tobacco
17. Howdy Doody Time
18. Shadow
19. Monster Mash
20. Speedy

Keep safe,

Barry Rothstein

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