5.30.2015

saturday 9





California Nights

1) Lesley Gore premiered this song on an episode of Batman. She played Pussycat, the protegee of Catwoman. (That explains her outfit in the video.) How many of Batman's nemeses can you name? Poison Ivy, The Joker, Mr. Freeze

2) At least five actors have played The Caped Crusader already (Adam West, Michael Keaton, Val Kilmer, George Clooney, Christian Bale) and Ben Affleck will play him in 2016's Batman vs. Superman. Who is your favorite Batman? (If any Batmen were inadvertently omitted, Sam apologizes.)
George Clooney, of course

3) Unlike most superheroes, Batman doesn't have any superpowers. This Saturday, you're more fortunate. We're bestowing any superpower on you that you want. Which would you like? I would like the power to magically have clutter disappear

4) Though she's singing of warm California nights, Lesley Gore was a New Yorker, born in Brooklyn and, in February of this year, dying in Manhattan. Which coast have you spent more time on, the West Coast or the East Coast? East Coast

5) Not many people know that while she was making records, Lesley was also a student at Sarah Lawrence and graduated with her BA in 1968. What's something we would be surprised to know about you? I was born with clubbed feet and had to wear braces to straighten them out for several years

6) In 1967, when this song was popular, the best selling new camera in the United States was the new Polaroid Swinger. Think about the most recent photo you took. Did you use a camera, a tablet, or a phone? I used my iPad

7) The big fashion trend of 1967 was bright tights, in shades like Hot Pink, Shock Orange and Grass Green. Tell us about something you wore when it was trendy but now you look back and think, "Oh, God, that was awful!" tapered pants--dear lord!

8) In 1967, drivers complained about "gas wars." The price was unpredictable and would rise and fall, day by day, as much as 30¢ per gallon. How much does it cost you to fill up your tank today? $3.78 so about $40

9) Random question: Are there dishes in your kitchen sink right now? there is a glass and a bowl and a spoon

6 comments:

Jodi said...

Tapered pants! Ha I love to "peg" my jeans back in the day!

Cat. said...

Actually, I liked tapered pants....cuz they fit me. Then. Not anymore. ;-)

And I'm shocked--SHOCKED!--at your answer to #2.

The Gal Herself said...

Your answer about clutter reminds me -- I'd like to be able to do housework the way Sam did on Bewitched, or how Mary Poppins taught the Banks children to clean the playroom. I bet I wouldn't be such a slob then.

I am Harriet said...

uuugggg....tapered pants. Now they wear track pants that are tapered.

CountryDew said...

I would like to be rid of clutter, too. If you get that power, come visit!

Zippi Kit said...

My little cousin had clubbed feet and was operated on for them. Like him, you fought your way back, good for you!

And, /George Clooney is batman? No wonder you like him. He's Dreamy, and with little pointed ears even more so.