11.08.2014

saturday 9





Brother, Can You Spare A Dime?

1) Bing Crosby wants a dime for food. Adjusted for inflation, 10¢ in 1932 is now worth $1.69. Can you think of anything you could buy at the grocery story with $1.69? an apple and a banana

2) This song was originally released as a 78 rpm record. Have you ever seen a 78? when I was a radio DJ, I played all kinds of albums, even 78s

3) In 1932, Jean Harlow was Hollywood's glamor queen. Who do you think sets the standard for glamor today? I think Sofía Vergara is glamorous

4) One of 1932's best selling books was Agatha Christie's Peril at End House. She remains popular today. Are you familiar with her work? I went through a huge Agatha Christie phase in the 80s, and I occasionally pick one up now. They're so classic!

5) This week's featured artist, Bing Crosby, worked as a caddy when he was 12 and continued to enjoy time on the golf course his entire life. What type of exercise do you do most often? uh, does walking to the car count?

6) Bing had twin sons, Dennis and Philip. Many people believe that the propensity for twins is hereditary. Are there twins in your family? not in my immediate family but I have twin cousins

7) Bing's daughter, Mary Crosby, has her own place in TV history. Do you know why? the name rings a bell but I don't remember

8) In the mid 1970s, Crosby and his family did commercials for Minute Maid. Do you have any orange juice in your refrigerator? I have Minute Maid Calcium & D

9) Now for something completely random: Do you like beef jerky? Beef jerky is all right but I prefer Moose or Deer jerky that is freshly made (don't knock it until you've tried it--I was a skeptic)

5 comments:

Paula Kaye said...

My brother and sister just two years older than me are twins. They weighed in at 8 pounds each at birth...can you imagine! My mom must have looked like a house

CountryDew said...

I don't even know who Sofia Vegetable (or whatever it was) is!

I am Harriet said...

My sister in law from Colorado use to like to bring us unusual jerky to try. Before she moved to Colorado she was a vegetarian .

liahuna said...

I had to laugh at your exercise comment. I think that describes my whole exercise routine right now!! :P

Diana_CT said...

I didn't know you were a DJ, when was that?