Cat Stevens – If I Laugh
Today’s Quote: “First thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers.” — Shakespeare, King Henry VI, Part II, IV, ii
Bonus Quote: “The motor car reflects our standard of living and gauges the speed of our present life. It long ago ran down Simple Living, and never halted to inquire about the prostrate figure which fell as its victim.” — Warren G. Harding, State of the Union address, 1922
“Are liturgists weapons of Mass destruction? And if so, should we attack any country that harbors or condones liturgists?” — a random thought by Jeff Miller at The Curt Jester
I’m pondering its meaning. I’m sure it’s an inside joke and as a non-Catholic, I’m probably not supposed to get it. Nonetheless, I appreciate it as a play on words and for its satirical context. The fact that I don’t quite get it doesn’t detract from its value as humor although it frustrates me to no end.
Mark your calendars! Towel Day is May 25th. If you don’t know the significance of this day, you’re obviously a strag who needs to read the five books of the trilogy.
Bozo Criminal of the Day
“The names may have been changed to protect the stupid…” If only all criminals were this dumb.
Music Trivia Quiz:
1. Tchaikovsky wrote the ______ Overture. A) 1776 B) 1812 C) 1492
2. Sprach Zarathustra, by Richard Strauss is known to movie viewers as the theme from which film? A) 2001: A Space Odyssey B) A Clockwork Orange C) Fantasia
3. “I met you at JC Penney” is the opening line from which song? A) Talulah by Tori Amos B) My Michelle by Guns & Roses C) Debra by Beck
4. Which Beatles song includes the lyric, “The sun is up, the sky is blue. It’s beautiful and so are you.”? A) Dear Prudence B) Eleanor Rigby C) Lady Madonna
5. What duo sang about “Basketball Jones” in 1973? A) Loggins & Messina B) Cheech & Chong C) Seals & Croft
Music Trivia Answers
1. B) 1812
2. A) 2001: A Space Odyssey
3. C) Debra by Beck
4. A) Dear Prudence [Prudence was Mia Farrow’s sister. She met The Beatles on a spiritual retreat with the Maharishi in India. When Prudence, suffering depression, confined herself to her room, Lennon wrote the song hoping to cheer her up. (Songfacts.com)]
5. B) Cheech & Chong [I remember the song. It was a parody of Love Jones by Brighter Side Of Darkness and was on their 1973 album Los Cochinos. I have an mp3 of the entire album. (Lyrics)]
The answer to yesterday’s extra credit question:
There were actually five original members of the Beatles (not necessarily prior incarnations of the band). The fifth Beatle I was looking for is their original bassist, Stuart Sutcliffe, who left the band in 1962 and died of a brain hemorrhage shortly thereafter. Paul McCartney, who originally played 2nd lead guitar, took over as the bassist when Stu left the group. Pete Best, who is often cited as the 5th Beatle, was later replaced by Ringo Starr. Maybe Pete should be called the 6th Beatle. (Fifth Beatle)
So, the 5 original Beatles were: John Lennon (lead guitar), Paul McCartney (2nd lead guitar), George Harrison (rhythm guitar), Pete Best (drums), and Stu Sutcliffe (bass).