Saturday 9: Don’t Talk to Strangers (1982)
1) When did you recently have a conversation with a complete stranger? What did you two discuss?
Someone in my restaurant. I probably asked them how everything went. Blah Blah Blah…
2) In the video for this song, a woman is having a “hot” conversation on a corded, rotary dial phone in her bedroom. Do you have a landline? If so, do you have an extension in your bedroom?
You know, I recently heard that they want to do away with landlines by 2020. We’ll see if that ever happens.
3) This week’s artist, Rick Springfield, says he wrote this song when he was worried that his girlfriend (now his wife) would cheat on him when he was touring. Would you describe yourself as suspicious or trusting?
I’m suspicious that we have hosted Rick before. But, since I was a fan when he was Dr. Noah Drake, I will not say anything. Besides, we’ve all been playing for so long we are running out of topics/celebs/etc. And really, it’s just a freaking meme. Right? Who knows. Maybe we’ll do the Flintstones or Gilligan’s Island again.
4) He became a daytime heartthrob as Dr. Noah Drake on General Hospital. Do you think it would be cool to have a really attractive doctor? Or would it make you uncomfortable?
I’m not sure that I could trust a good looking doctor to be honest.
5) He’s discussed how sad he was when, as a boy, he had to leave his dog Elvis behind when the family left Australia. While you were growing up, did your family often move?
No. We were beyond boring. However, before I came along, there were many moves.
6) In 1982, when this song was popular, Italy won the World Cup. Do you ever watch soccer?
Only when my kids were playing.
7) “Smiley,” the first emoticon, was introduced in 1982. Do you use emoticons in your communication? Or do you avoid them?
It depends on what the text is about. There really are some useless emojies out there. Why does my iPhone have a billion country flags,weird looking artists, families, and a rooster. I’ll totally be looking to use those…..
8) The Vietnam Memorial was dedicated in Washington, DC, in 1982. Do you know any veterans of that conflict? If so, tell us about him or her.
My dad was a vet. He was in the Battle of the Bulge. .
9) Random Question: Your friends are throwing a birthday “roast” in your honor. Which one quality of yours are you sure will be singled out for laughs?
MFA not being there for it most likely.