This edition of The Week That Was is sposored by Andersen Split Pea soup. They add an extra ingredient to their soups: time.
Never heard of Andersen soups. Must have been a regional brand, but where, I’m not sure.
Do any of you other WordPress users get spam comments from a lady named “Anita Galapagos,” wanting you to visit her plugin page? Just curious. And if Anita is reading this, I ain’t interested, babe. Don’t waste your time. Anyone pushing that hard to sell their WordPress plugins probably loaded it with malware. Anyway, here’s the week in review.
We did the annual Thanksgiving “songs of gratitude” thing this past week. You know, there aren’t that many songs on the subject of gratitude, so I had a lot of the songs everyone else had. Janie suggested Alanis Morrisette’s “Thank U,” and I came up with “Danke Schön,” so I’ll add those two to the playlist. Tomorrow is the last “freebie” of the year, since we’ll be spending the year doing Christmas songs. I’ll probably be combing through previous Christmas posts to see what I can come up with. If you have any faves, feel free to suggest them.
Vaughan Monroe and His Orchestra were this week’s featured artists. Vaughan had a tremendous voice that both Uncle Jack and I say is reminiscent of my Dad’s.
Speaking of Uncle Jack, he suggested this week’s one-liner, from the classic Thanksgiving episode of WKRP In Cincinnati. I included video of the scene in the post, so if you need a laugh, go have a look. That’s one of those shows that probably wouldn’t be made today, because it was funny.
I reviewed Janet Evanovich’s Hardcore Twenty-Four this past Saturday. In terms of stars, I give it three out of five.
Continuing with my “one-hit wonders” theme, I covered the ones from 1972 last Friday. We’ll do ’73 tomorrow and ’74 on Friday. Next to the survey posts, the one-hit wonder posts are becoming my favorite.
Linda’s prompt was “ink,” making me think of Jimmy Durante and his song “Inka Dinka Doo.” Any excuse to listen to Durante.
As I mentioned, I’ll be doing one-hit wonders for M4 and The Friday 5×2 this week. We’ll cover another popular artist from the Baby Boom Years on Tuesday, do another one-liner on Wednesday, and base Thursday’s and Saturday’s on prompts from Kat and Linda, respectively. Look for a Battle of the Bands on Thursday, too.
Dan, Janie Deborah, Barbara, Annalisa, Arlee, Eugenia, Birgit, Uncle Jack Connelly, Elizabeth, Madam Dreamweaver, May, Abby, Stephen, Annie, Beth, Janet, Fandango, eschudel, 15andmeowing, Frank, Jeanne, JoAnna, Damyanti, J-Dub, Kip, Joey, Mike, Alana, Marie, Mike Spain, Cathy, Stacy, Hailey & Zaphod’s Lady, and everyone who left a “like.” Sorry I’m a bit backlogged on answering comments; I’ll probably spend the rest of the afternoon replying to y’all.
And that’s it for this edition of The Week That Was. See you in the funny papers!