Today’s Quote: “Remember that there is nothing stable in human affairs; therefore avoid undue elation in prosperity, or undue depression in adversity.” — Socrates
Is there a way to lessen the trauma of Monday? I hate them so. Arthur Dent couldn’t get the hang of Thursdays and I just can’t get the hang of Mondays. What makes it worse is that Monday pretty much sets the tone for the rest of the week.
I watched Walking with Cavemen last night. I think it was on the Discovery channel. It was very interesting. I find it interesting that among other mammals there are many species of each genus. But with humans, there is only one species, homosapien. Over the last 8 million years or so there have been several species of man but all but one became extinct. Of course, if you’re an avowed Creationist, none of this applies since the Earth has only been around about 5,000 years and homosapiens appeared just about as they are today (only naked) just 5 days later.
I also watched Real Pirates of the Caribbean, which was also very interesting. It was interesting to see the historical background for Yellowbeard. That’s a great movie. If I don’t already have it on DVD, I want it.
Dan: Look, if you cut my head off it’ll start to putrefy!
Yellowbeard: Do what?
Dan: Putrefy, go rotten!
Yellowbeard: Yeah, it would ooze a lot, heads do. But I could live with that.
Us Yellowbeards are never more dangerous than when we’re dead.
Music Trivia Quiz:
1. Who sings that “Wild horses couldn’t drag me away”? A) The Rolling Stones B) Bonnie Raitt C) Creedence Clearwater Revival
2. Which artist wrote Tears In Heaven after the death of his child? A)James Taylor B) Eric Clapton C) Rod Stewart
3. Who sang “Don’t know much about history. Don’t know much about biology.”? A) Sam Cooke B) Paul Simon C) Otis Redding
4. The Verve had a hit in 1998 with Bittersweet ____________. A) Love Affair B) Symphony C) Reunion
5. Complete the title of the KC and the Sunshine Band’s number one hit of 1976: Shake ____________. A) Your Booty B) Your Body C) Rattle and Roll
There was this cat who loved to get drunk, who went to the bar on the other side of the tracks.
He stayed all night long and got so wasted he could barely stand up, much less walk.
The cat started to stumble on home. As the cat came to the train tracks, he didn’t notice a train coming down the tracks.
As he started to cross the tracks, the train zoomed by, and cut off his tail. The cat turned it’s head to see the damage, got his head stuck into the side of a speeding box car, and was instantly decapitated.
The moral of the story : Don’t lose your head over a piece of tail!
Music Trivia Answers:
1. A) The Rolling Stones [Wild Horses started as a song for Keith Richard’s newborn son Marlon. It was 1969 and Keith regretted that he had to leave his son to go on tour. Mick Jagger rewrote Keith’s lyrics, keeping only the line “Wild horses couldn’t drag me away.” His rewrite was based on his relationship with Marianne Faithfull, which was disintegrating. Marianne Faithfull claims “Wild horses couldn’t drag me away” was the first thing she said to Mick after she pulled out of a drug-induced coma in 1969. The song was first released by Gram Parsons’ Flying Burrito Brothers in 1970. The Stones’ version was written in 1969, but had to wait for Sticky Fingers in 1971. The album had very elaborate packaging. Designed by Andy Warhol, the cover photo was a close up of a man’s jeans with a real zipper on it. (Probably one of the most played with album covers of all time.) It was also the first time the tongue logo was used. The Stones recorded this one week before their Altamont concert where a fan was stabbed to death by a Hell’s Angels security guard. (This incident is mentioned in Don McLean’s American Pie.) Ian Stewart, who usually played piano for The Stones, refused to play on this because he hated minor chords, which is how this starts. He left the session and Jim Dickinson was brought in to play piano. (Songfacts.com)]
2. B) Eric Clapton [See Songfacts.com.]
3.A) Sam Cooke
4. B) Symphony [Lead singer Richard Ashcroft wrote the lyrics, which are a somber look at the ennui of everyday life: “You’re a slave to money, then you die.” (Songfacts.com)]
5. A) Your Booty
My score for today: 4 out of 5. I missed #4.