The Beatles – Her Majesty
Today’s Quote: “There are some experiences in life which should not be demanded twice from any man, and one of them is listening to the Brahms Requiem.” — George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)
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Music Trivia Quiz:
1. In what year did the Supremes officially break up? A) 1972 B) 1977 C) 1979
2. Which rhythm and blues artist released Try A Little Tenderness? A) Otis Redding B) The Drifters C) Sam Cooke
3. Who was known as the “Queen of Gospel Singers?” A) Kathy Taylor-Brown B) Mahalia Jackson C) Della Reese
4. What is a “cork opera?” A) A minstrel show B) An opera without instruments C) A men-only opera
5. What was the name of John Lennon’s skiffle band in 1957 that eventually became The Beatles? A) The Cavemen B) The Quarrymen C) The Liverpool Tadpoles
I’ve been seeing this animated commercial where they start off by saying that x percent of men have diabetes, y percent have high blood pressure, and z percent have high cholesterol, then announcing that the one thing they may have in common is that “their love life may not be what it used to be.” My reaction had always been, “So what? Nobody’s love life is what it used to be.” Last night its message finally hit me. Rather than saying that if men have or are prone to these conditions, they should take care of themselves and get treatment, not because of the danger of these things leading to heart disease and possibly killing them, but because if they don’t take care of it, they may become impotent. The bottom line — men fear impotency more than death. That my friends, is a stroke of marketing genius.
Speaking of men’s health, I got a nice card from my local military health care facility wishing me a happy birthday and cordially inviting me to stop by and have one of their doctors stick a finger up my ass. Well, isn’t that special? (My ass fingering appointment is on the 10th.)
Music Trivia Answers:
1. B) 1977
2. A) Otis Redding [The song was also recorded by Sam Cooke. Otis did not want to record the song but did so under pressure and in a way he was sure wouldn’t be released. Three Dog Night recorded this as a tribute to the late Otis Redding. (Songfacts.com)]
3. B) Mahalia Jackson
4. A) A minstrel show
5. B) The Quarrymen
I’m 3 for 5 today. I knew 2, 3, and 5.