saturday 9

Sixteen Tons

1) 16 tons = 32,000 pounds, because there are 2,000 lbs. to a ton. Without looking it up, do you know how many ounces are in a pound? 16 ounces

2) The singer describes himself as having "a mind that's weak and a back that's strong." Think about yourself. Which feels more powerful today, your body or your brain? my brain

3) The poor chap in this song has money troubles. Are you good at sticking to your budget? budget? what's that?

4) Tennessee Ernie Ford snapped his fingers as he recorded this song. It's been said that while it's possible to snap your fingers of both hands, the noise is louder with your "dominant hand." (So if you're a rightie, the finger snap will be louder with your right hand.) Try it yourself. Did you find this to be true? they sounded the same to me

5) Mr. Ford appeared as "Cousin Ernie" in three episodes of I Love Lucy. What's your all-time favorite sitcom? All In The Family

6) Tennessee Ernie took the money he made from his performing career and invested in a California cattle ranch. Think back to the last beef your ate. How was it prepared? I had a burger at 5 Guys

7) Mr. Ford passed away at age 72 in 1991. That year, Dr. Seuss also died. What's your favorite Dr. Seuss book? Hop on Pop

8) Gene Roddenberry also died that year. Mr. Roddenberry is best known as the creator of Star Trek. Who is your favorite Star Trek character? Captain Kirk

9) Random question: We're having smoothies. What's your favorite? chocolate-strawberry


The Gal Herself said...

Five Guys is one of my favorites.

Nonnie said...

Love Five Guys. They certainly give you a lot for your money, too. We share the fries.

katie eggeman said...

I did chocolate strawberry the other day, it was good.

CountryDew said...

I've never heard of Hop on Pop. Now I have to look it up. Thanks for the extra work! LOL.

Smellyann said...

Another budget stinker here! My hubs used to love Five Guys when we lived in VA. I'm not sure if there is one around here, but he rarely eats beef anymore... Happy weekend to you!