saturday 9

Wouldn't It Be Nice?

1) In the video for this song, the Beach Boys dive into the pool with all their clothes on. Have you ever ended up in the water while fully clothed? If yes, were you pushed? I don't recall ending up in a pool with my clothes on, but I have ended up in a lake with my clothes on--that was was a jumping in scenario (involving booze and a bonfire)

2) In this song, Mike Love sings he wishes "every kiss could be neverending." Where did you receive your first kiss? Was it wonderful, or awkward? my first kiss was tame, we were 3 years old and determined to get married

3) Brian Wilson was the creative force behind the Beach Boys. It's possible that the group's legendary and unique sound came from an incident of bad parenting. Brian's father hit him so hard with a wooden plank that he is deaf in his right ear. Which of your senses is sharpest -- sight, hearing, smell or taste? I think sight but my students would say hearing

4) Brian's brother Dennis was the cutest member of the group, and also the only one who could surf. Have you been to the beach yet this summer?
I was at a beach last weekend--even fully loaded with 55 SPF I managed to get some color!

5) Dennis was also the Beach Boys' most colorful member. In 1968, he struck up an unfortunate and dangerous friendship with Charles Manson. Is there anyone in your life that you worry has bad taste in friends/lovers?
not anymore

6) Lead singer Mike Love is the grumpiest Beach Boy. He refuses to perform if the concert promotional materials refer to the group or their songs as "oldies." Does it bother you to hear the songs, TV shows and movies of your youth described as "classics" or "oldies?" it was jarring at first but it doesn't bother me now

7) This song has appeared on soundtracks for movies as diverse as Shampoo (1975), The Big Chill (1983), 50 First Dates (2004) and It's Complicated (2009). Do you own any movie soundtracks? most of what I buy now are compilations and soundtracks, I like the variety

8) In 1966, the year this song was popular, the Miranda Warning became law. Without looking it up, can you recite any of the Miranda Warning? I know something along the lines of "you have the right to remain silent if you give up that right anything you say can be used against you; you have the right to an attorney if you cannot afford an attorney one will be appointed to you..."

9) Random question: The local college is pleading for models of all ages and sizes to pose for the life drawing class. Would you help the kids by volunteering to pose in the nude? hmmm... how nude is nude?


The Gal Herself said...

SPF over 50? I'm impressed! I haven't found one over 30 that doesn't clog my pores and leave me zitty. (How's that for a summer choice: burn and wrinkle or break out and scar?)

I love that your students think you have superhuman hearing.

Diana_CT said...

Hmm... #1 sounds like the makings of a good story.

zippiknits...sometimes said...

Aha! A summer bacchanal! Hee hee... And a teacher needs good hearing, especially at the black board.

Stacy said...

I seem to like the variety of compilations the older I get, too. I even find myself sitting here watching those half-hour infomercials selling a 6-CD set of 80's Power Ballads, etc. And I like them. LOL

Paula said...

Great answers. I didn't know some of these tidbits about the Beach Boys! 55 spf is a good sunscreen for sure!

CountryDew said...

I agree with your last query: how nude is nude? Good question!