Photo of the Day: The Mothership Has Landed
A lenticular cloud hovers above Mount Shasta.
Photo by Ruben Garcia (Redding, California, USA); Mount Shasta, California, USA
Saturday 9: Brother, Can You Spare a Dime? (1932)
Unfamiliar with this week’s tune? Hear it here.
1) Bing Crosby wants a dime for food. Adjusted for inflation, 10¢ in 1932 is now worth $1.69. Can you think of anything you could buy at the grocery story with $1.69?
2) This song was originally released as a 78 rpm record. Have you ever seen a 78?
I still have some 78’s somewhere in my attic
3) In 1932, Jean Harlow was Hollywood’s glamour queen. Who do you think sets the standard for glamour today?
Being a good and nice person in addition to looking not like a total slob
4) One of 1932’s best selling books was Agatha Christie’s Peril at End House. She remains popular today. Are you familiar with her work?
5) This week’s featured artist, Bing Crosby, worked as a caddy when he was 12 and continued to enjoy time on the golf course his entire life. What type of exercise do you do most often?
Yoga, treadmill, running, walking, and a few more things that I think may keep me young..ha ha
6) Bing had twin sons, Dennis and Philip. Many people believe that the propensity for twins is hereditary. Are there twins in your family?
My husband’s family. My daughter may have that gene …
7) Bing’s daughter, Mary Crosby, has her own place in TV history. Do you know why?
8) In the mid 1970s, Crosby and his family did commercials for Minute Maid. Do you have any orange juice in your refrigerator?
9) Now for something completely random: Do you like beef jerky?
I gave up beef two years ago.
How about those elections?
My state is totally messed up in so many ways… gotta love it..