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Saturday 9: Susan
Unfamiliar with this week’s song? Hear it here.
1) In this song, our hero tells Susan that “no other girl could ever take the place of you.” Crazy Sam feels that no other earmuffs could ever take the place of the ones she left in restaurant coat room last month. Tell us about something you recently broke, lost or misplaced.
My cheese grater broke. No biggie. I’ll hit the Dollar Store or somewhere for a new one.
2) When this song was first released back in 1968, the name Susan was very popular. According the Social Security Administration, it was one of the top 10 baby girl names of the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s. Today it’s not even in the top 100. Do you know anyone named Susan (or Suzanne)?
Susan, Lisa, and Karen were big names then and everyone had the middle name Ann.
3) The Buckinghams were Chicago’s attempt to get in on The British Invasion begun by the Beatles. (Hence the silly suits.) But they took their name from Chicago’s famous Buckingham Fountain. If Crazy Sam visited your neighborhood, what local site would you recommend she check out?
I’d tell Sam she’d be tons happier if I visited her instead. Trust me on this one.
4) Chicago is known for deep dish pizza. Describe your dream pizza. (Calories, carbs and gluten need not be a factor because it’s dream pizza!)
Right now? Chicago pizza….Lou’s, Ginos, Ed’s, all three….
5) The Buckinghams got their big break by winning a local “battle of the bands.” Do you often go to concerts or bars to listen to live music?
Been there..done that
6) The best-selling book in 1968 (the year “Susan” was released) was Airport by Arthur Hailey. It was set during a snowstorm at Lincoln International, a fictional airport based on Chicago’s O’Hare. What’s the most recent airport you flew to? Why were you there?
I flew in and out of Indy most recently. It’s kind of a medium sized airport that thinks they are big because it recently became an international airport.
7) Bears, Blackhawks, Bulls, Cubs, Sox … Chicago is a big sports town. What’s your favorite pro team?
We’re kinda between seasons right now so I’ll just roll with the US Olympic team.
8) Thinking of sports, did you watch the Olympics? If yes, which events?
Whatever is interrupting what I normally would be watching..mostly.
9) Do you consider yourself an idealist or a pragmatist?
Did we ask this last week?