3.30.2019

saturday 9





The Fool on the Hill
Chosen because Monday is April Fool's Day.

1) As an April Fool's prank, Taco Bell once announced they had purchased The Liberty Bell and renamed it The Taco Liberty Bell. Describe your perfect taco. I like a loaded taco--meat, lettuce, tomatoes, peppers, onions, cheese, quacamole, cheese and maybe some cheese

2) Similarly, as an April Fool's prank, the Ford Motor Co. was supposed to wipe out the national deficit by purchasing the naming rites to a beloved monument, renaming it the Ford Lincoln Mercury Memorial. What model car do you drive? a Ford Fusion

3) In 1998, Burger King got in on the April Fool's Day fun by promoting a special "Left-Handed Whopper," designed to be easier for a leftie to hold. Describe your perfect burger. it depends on my mood--generally, though, I like it cooked medium-rare

4) In 1962, when color TV was still new, a Swedish station pranked viewers by telling them they could convert their black/white sets to color by cutting up a nylon stocking and stretching it across the screen. Of course, in 1962, more women wore nylons and screens were smaller. How big is your TV? Are there any nylon stockings in your home? my screen is 28, I think... it's not big and I'm sure there are some nylons around here somewhere

5) In 1957, the BBC ran an April Fool's story about how the Swiss were enjoying a "bumper spaghetti crop," with spaghetti literally growing on trees. Viewers who called the station, asking how to grow a spaghetti tree of their own, were told to place a sprig of spaghetti in a can of tomato sauce and hope for the best. Have you ever fallen for an April Fool's prank? I have over the course of my teaching career

6) When Crazy Sam was growing up, her mother would surprise her on April Fool's Day by slipping a rubber worm or plastic spider in her lunch box. When you were in school, did you more frequently brown bag it or buy your lunch in the cafeteria line? when I was in elementary grades, I ate school lunch but middle school and on was brown bag

7) This week's song was an international hit for Sergio Mendes and Brasil 66. Because of the song's bossa nova arrangement, everyone assumed the lead singer, Lani Hall, was Brazilian. She was a folk singer from Chicago. Sergio Mendes discovered her at a charity benefit. Can you think of a time when doing good really paid off for you? it makes me feel good to do good--so, every time!

8) In 1968, when this record was popular, Pierre Trudeau became Prime Minister of Canada. Today his son holds that office. When did you most recently visit our neighbor to the north? hmmm, it's been about a month--it's about fifteen minutes from home

9) Random question: Name three websites you visit every day. Blogger, Facebook, Instagram

4 comments:

  1. Ooh! It never occurred to me before, but I imagine April Fool's Day can be tough on teachers.

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  2. April Fool's Day is quite a day for teachers. I really want to take the day off on Monday. There are so many shenanigans planned that I do know about. UGH!
    That is so cool you live close to Canada. I would love to visit. Maybe someday. We usually travel south it seems. Loved your answers! Have a great weekend!

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  3. Do you have to show your passport and stuff to go into Canada even though you live so close to the border?

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  4. I would imagine that April Fools Day is one of the worst days of the year for teachers. Especially with teenagers.

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