March Madness (or am I not allowed to use that term?)

The Hollywood Argyles – Alley Oop

Today’s Quote: “Ever fart so hard it cracked your back?” — Larry the Cable Guy


My calendar says it’s spring but looking outside, it sure as hell doesn’t look like spring. From watching the news this morning, it seems that people were hitting the grocery stores, stocking up stuff just in case they got snowed in for, shudder, a whole half a day. And, as is always the case in the Miami Valley, the mere appearance of snowflakes brought on the usual panic and most people forgot everything they thought they knew about driving. “What do you mean, I can’t hurtle down a icy road at 85 mph and expect to stop in 20 feet?” Then there are the people who believe the weather is no match for their mighty 4-wheel-drive SUV. Got news for you, they just slide farther and faster than the rest and cause more damage to whatever stops them from sliding. It’s called momentum.


Music Trivia Quiz:
1. This group’s most popular song had a connection with a Christian association of young men. A) The Village People B) The Beach Boys C) Paul Simon
2. He sang about sunny days he thought would never end. A) John Denver B) James Taylor C) Neil Young
3. The performer of this song says there’s too many brothers dying and too many mothers crying. A) The Doors B) Marvin Gaye C) Jimi Hendrix
4. Which song includes “Boom shaka-laka-laka”? A) I Wanna Take You Higher by Sly and the Family Stone B) Higher Love by Steve Winwood C) Little Duece Coupe by the Beach Boys
5. This country singer had hits with Forever and Ever Amen and Always and Forever. A) Clint Black B) George Strait C) Randy Travis


It’s that time of month again. I’m sitting halfway between the mid-month and end-of-month paychecks, the checkbook is in the red, and I need a tank of gas. What’s a guy to do? I’ve got the rubber glove and the KY-Jelly standing by for the inevitable rectal-fiscal extraction. Hell, I’ve still got $6 left from my allowance in February. I should be able to make that last until Easter, right?


Music Trivia Answers:
1. A) The Village People [I doubt the YMCA appreciated the overt homosexual overtones. Producer Jacques Morali in 1977 assembled a group designed to attract gay audiences while parodying (some claimed exploiting) that same constituency’s stereotypes. Songwriters Phil Hurtt and Peter Whitehead were tabbed to compose songs with gay underpinnings, and roles and costumes were carefully selected; among them were a cowboy, biker, soldier, policeman, and construction worker complete with hard hat (Songfacts.com).]
2. B) James Taylor [The song referenced is Fire and Rain, a song about the high and low points of Taylor’s life. He was only 20 when he wrote this, but was battling depression and drug addiction. (Songfacts.com)]
3. B) Marvin Gaye [He was one of the first Motown artists to record songs with social commentary. The song is What’s Going On. He was inspired by the stories his brother Frankie told him when he came back from the Vietnam war. (Songfacts.com)]
4. I Wanna Take You Higher by Sly and the Family Stone
5. C) Randy Travis

( I got 1, 2, 3 and 4.)

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Author: Rick

I'm a simple man, trying to make my way in the universe.