Flotsam, Jetsam, Random Thoughts

Tommy James & the Shondells – Crimson & Clover

Today’s Quote: “World domination. Fast.” — Linus Torvalds

For the life of me I can’t imagine why I would want to listen to music on my cell phone. But then again, I don’t understand the need for any phone to have features that are not directly related to voice communication. Why do I need a phone to listen to tunes, check my e-mail, play games, surf the Web, send text messages, or pinpoint my exact location on the planet. Actually, I could see GPS being used as sort of an emergency beacon of sorts. But over all, I can’t imagine that I’d want other people knowing my exact location 99.9% of the time. Just because the technology exists to do something, it doesn’t necessarily follow that it’s a good idea or that it should be done.

About those Boflex commercials on TV. What does a “toned sexy core” look like? I would think that my “core” would be a mass of internal organs, nothing sexy about that. And just how would you “tone” your liver or your pancreas? I’m just wondering.

Music Trivia Quiz:
1. Which song’s second line is “And I’ll cry if I want to”? A) It’s My Birthday B) It’s My Party C) Who’s Cryin’ Now?
2. Which Gary was famous for sliver outfits and platform shoes? A) Sparkle B) Glitter C) Plunkett
3. In which U.S. city is Carnegie Hall? A) Pittsburgh B) Boston C) New York
4. Which Elton John song begins “It’s a little bit funny, this feeling inside”? A) Tonight B) Tiny Dancer C) Your Song
5. In Elton John’s hit of 1973, what is “Saturday night’s alright for”? A) Dancing B) Fighting C) Playing

Last night’s Mythbusters was interesting. They busted the myth of the “brown note,” which is a subsonic frequency at which you lose control of your bowels. The frequency is allegedly between 5 and 9 Hertz. Adam Savage was the test subject and suffered no ill effects. Others in the vicinity had feelings of queasiness and nausea. The Chinese water torture myth was kind of disturbing. Next week’s episode looks interesting. It involves a “meat missile.”

Music Trivia Answers:
1. B) It’s My Party [ It’s My Party by Lesley Gore is from her 1963 album I’ll Cry if I Want To. Gore was 16 when she recorded this song, which led the media to call her “The Teen Queen.” (Songfacts.com)]
2. B) Glitter
3. C) New York
4. Your Song [Bernie Taupin wrote this over breakfast at John’s parents’ house, where he was living. The original lyrics have coffee stains on them. (Songfacts.com) Three Dog Night did a cover of this song.]
5. B) Fighting

Five for five today.


Author: Rick

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