Saturday, March 30, 2019

Saturday 9 - The Fool on the Hill

Saturday 9

Saturday 9: The Fool on the Hill (1968)

Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.

Chosen because Monday is April Fool's Day. 

1) As an April Fool's prank, Taco Bell once announced they had purchased The Liberty Bell and renamed it The Taco Liberty Bell. Describe your perfect taco.

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I want mine pretty plain, just meat, lettuce and shredded cheese.

2) Similarly, as an April Fool's prank, the Ford Motor Co. was supposed to wipe out the national deficit by purchasing the naming rites to a beloved monument, renaming it the Ford Lincoln Mercury Memorial. What model car do you drive? 
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I drive a 2018 white Tahoe.  It's big, roomy, has a great ride and I love it.

3) In 1998, Burger King got in on the April Fool's Day fun by promoting a special "Left-Handed Whopper," designed to be easier for a leftie to hold. Describe your perfect burger.
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I want Chipolte mayo, lettuce, purple onions, dill pickles and sometimes cheese but NEVER, EVER  tomatoes. ~I know, weird~

4) In 1962, when color TV was still new, a Swedish station pranked viewers by telling them they could convert their black/white sets to color by cutting up a nylon stocking and stretching it across the screen. Of course, in 1962, more women wore nylons and screens were smaller. How big is your TV? Are there any nylon stockings in your home?

The TV in our fireplace room is 60" and it is a wall mount as are all TV's in our home. Yes, there are definitely nylon stockings in our house.  I still wear them whenever more than just a little bit of my legs will be seen. I have always thought that legs with hose look a whole lot better than bare legs. ~just my opinion~  It's sort of like makeup, most women's faces look better with it than without it. ~chuckle~

5) In 1957, the BBC ran an April Fool's story about how the Swiss were enjoying a "bumper spaghetti crop," with spaghetti literally growing on trees. Viewers who called the station, asking how to grow a spaghetti tree of their own, were told to place a sprig of spaghetti in a can of tomato sauce and hope for the best. Have you ever fallen for an April Fool's prank?
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If I have it's been so long ago that I can't remember.

6) When Crazy Sam was growing up, her mother would surprise her on April Fool's Day by slipping a rubber worm or plastic spider in her lunch box. When you were in school, did you more frequently brown bag it or buy your lunch in the cafeteria line?
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I generally bought the cafeteria lunch and I have such fond memories of the delicious hot rolls and we could always have two if we wanted them.  I would eat my lunch and then eat my roll with good ole sticky, sugary sweet honey.  I don't think the school lunches today include a hot roll. ~such a shame~

7) This week's song was an international hit for Sergio Mendes and Brasil 66. Because of the song's bossa nova arrangement, everyone assumed the lead singer, Lani Hall, was Brazilian. She was a folk singer from Chicago. Sergio Mendes discovered her at a charity benefit. Can you think of a time when doing good really paid off for you?
Well, not in the form of a job but I'm pretty sure in other areas that "doing good" has definitely paid off for me.

8) In 1968, when this record was popular, Pierre Trudeau became Prime Minister of Canada. Today his son holds that office. When did you most recently visit our neighbor to the north?

We live in the Northern section of Louisiana so I guess pretty much all my neighbors are to my North.  ~that may not make sense but I've never been good with north, south, east or west~ Just sayin' ~

9) Random question: Name three websites you visit every day.
My blog
AND, more than once a day too. ~smile~

NOTE: If you are bothered by Acid Reflux and did not read my blog post yesterday then you definitely need to.  You can find it here.

Lea @ CiCis Corner
Lea @ CiCis Corner

Hi there! My name is Lea. I've been wife to the best Hubby for 44 years....Mom to a son and daughter....CiCi to 4 precious Grans....lover of family and friends....enjoy laughter and a good time....shopper....picture taking maniac....maker of delicious fudge....organizational enthusiast....memory maker....Southern Belle...and most importantly.....a Child of the King! Welcome to my little corner!


  1. Oh how I miss those lunch trays! School lunches today aren't the same! Have a great Saturday!

  2. I cannot stand raw tomatoes, either! It's the consistency that just gives me the willies. Good to know I'm not alone.

  3. I used to love raw tomatoes, but they don't love me so much now.

  4. Our school lunches were really good back when I was in school (1960s)! As always, this is a fun meme and I enjoyed your answers! I did read your post about acid re-flux. Good info!

  5. I loved the school lunch also when I was in school. It is so bad now. They had bosco sticks on is that even healthy? I would be starving to death if I ate at school now. I am going to check out your post, I used to have really bad acid reflux. Loved your answers! Have a great weekend!

  6. I do not like tomatoes on my burger either and that is exactly how I like my tacos. It is a shame about school lunches these days. Hope you’re having a sweet weekend! xo

  7. Like you, I think women look a lot better with hose than without; and makeup, starting with a good moisturizer does wonders.

  8. Hi Lea. I remember the best rolls from my elementary school lunchroom. I agree about nylons, just never see anyone wearing them! Have a wonderful week!

  9. LOL! I am actually having a taco salad for lunch today. I love tacos and love everything on them but rather have a taco salad with tortilla chips on the side. The thing that always pops in my mind about school lunches would have to be the peanut butter cookies. LOL! My friends mom worked in the cafeteria and she would make those peanut butter cookies from scratch. She always would make sure I got an extra cookie too! NOPE, don't think the school lunches are like they used to be for sure. Have a good day. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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