This edition of The Week That Was is brought to you by Cheerios. Big G, little o spells “Go!”
Rocky & Bullwinkle was brought to you each week by General Mills, who eventually created Total Television to develop cartoons like Tennessee Tuxedo and Underdog. But you knew that, didn’t you?
I have a kitty, Homer, who left for The Bridge this morning. Think good thoughts.
Mary ordered some buttons from somewhere in Greece, and they came wrapped in a page from an old textbook called Aβυσσαίοι Oργανισμοί (Abnormal Organisms), which looks like it’s about strange underseas creatures. What I can still read of Greek (which ain’t much) confirms this. However, as I was looking through the text, I see a letter which I’m not familiar with, that looks like a curly “C”:
I’ve tried looking for it on the Internet, checking all the Greek orthography sites, and can’t find anything about it. It might be from a language that’s based in Greek and uses the Greek alphabet but adds a couple of additional characters to represent sounds that don’t exist in Greek, similar to Mongolian, which is written using the Cyrillic alphabet but adds a number of characters to represent sounds that aren’t used in Russian. Anyone have any thoughts?
While you’re working on that, here’s the summary for the week.
The theme this past Monday was “movie and TV themes from your childhood.” I’ve done so much in the way of TV themes, I just picked some of the ones I’d already used.
The featuerd artist was Dion DiMucci, generally just called Dion. He’s had a long and varied career. I think this week I’ll link to artists active during the Baby Boom years that I’ve already done, unless I run across someone I haven’t done from that period. I’m saving one for the last entry in the series; maybe it’s time to do him. I’ll decide by Tuesday.
This week’s one-liner was from the humor blog Rough Bandit, which you should read daily for a few laughs.
I wrote about Lake Michigan and Lake Delavan, two lakes I have swum (swimmed?) in, which was the prompt.
Did the Top 10 from radio station 4BC in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia from 1962. 4BC is now a news-talk station, but runs a country music show on Saturday nights, and maybe other music shows during the week.
The prompt was “bug,” giving me a chance to write about Ravi Kapoor, who played “Bug” on the TV show Crossing Jordan, and about fixing bugs in programs.
Tomorrow’s freebie will be an answer to a meme I was tagged in on Facebook. Haven’t decided who the featured artist will be on Tuesday, nor what my next series will be. I’m actively scouring all the usual sources for one-liners for Wednesday and the survey sites for Friday (there are a bunch of people sharing surveys on Pinterest; maybe I’ll look there this week), and I’m waiting on prompts for Thursday and Saturday. I might jump back intio the Battle of the Bands fray next Sunday, or might put off my return until the 15th. And, who knows what else? Stay tuned.
- Mary Lou
- Uncle Jack Connelly
- Cathy Keisha
- Anyone I missed
- Anyone who left a “like”
And that’s it for this edition of The Week That Was. See you in the funny papers!