Saturday, May 30, 2015

Saturday 9

California Nights

Welcome to Saturday: 9. What we've committed to our readers is that we will post 9 questions every Saturday. Sometimes the post will have a theme, and at other times the questions will be totally unrelated. Those weeks we do "random questions," so-to-speak. We encourage you to visit other participants posts and leave a comment. Because we don't have any rules, it is your choice. We hate rules. We love memes, however, and here is today's meme!

Saturday 9: California Nights (1967)

Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.

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? The Joker, the Riddler, the Penquin

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.) I don't know if I have ever seen any of the batman movies, (not my thing), but out of all the ones listed I would have to go with George Clooney.....

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? To be invisible

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? I would have to say the West Coast as I haven't ever been to the 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 am a computer/internet junkie

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? my phone....I haven't picked up my big camera in months

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!" jackets with shoulder pads

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? Heck it does that now.... I just filled up yesterday, $31.68

9) Random question: Are there dishes in your kitchen sink right now? yep....I left before hubby got home from work last night and then didn't get home until midnight, so dinner dishes are still there.



  1. I remember those shoulder pads! It was said they made our waists look tiny. Considering what's happened to my waist since those days, maybe I hope shoulder pads come back ...

  2. Oh my gosh, shoulder pads! I had some that were massive!

  3. I could only remember two Batman rivals, the joker and the penguin. The new camera phones are awesome, aren't they? I just don't like having to sync through iTunes just to upload. Other than that, they are perfect. Enjoy the weekend. I hope this posts!

  4. I wonder what it would be like to be invisible. There are so many things that you can do.

  5. I kind of liked shoulder pads, I thought I looked better with them.


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