The Week That Was For Mother’s Day 2019

Here’s Joe E. Brown for the Three Musketeers bar, the doubly-deep in chocolate bar!

Joe E. Brown was in the movie Some Like It Hot with Jack Lemmon, Tony Curtis, and Marilyn Monroe. His character falls head over heels for Daphne (who’s really Jerry, played by Lemmon), and has the last, and the funniest, line in the movie…

I think it’s finally sunk in tat the A to Z Challenge is done and dusted for the year. I still owe a lot of visits, so keep the light on. It’s been a busy week, and it’s raining today, so I don’t know if we’ll get out. One can always hope. In the meantime, here’s the summary for the week.

Our theme was “hurt, pain, agony, suffer” and my song was The Beatles’ “Misery,” from their first album.

It was a freebie day, so I looked at songs written by George Harrison for The Beatles. Part 1 was last Monday, Part 2 will be a week from tomorrow.

I wrote my Reflections post for this year’s A to Z. I enjoyed this year’s challenge the best of all the challenges I’ve done, and I hope you did, too.

This was week 12 of the Weekly Song Challenge, and I think I picked some unique choices. Anyone is welcome to join, by the way, so if you see it tomorrow and you’re tempted, jump right in.

I rooted through the archives and found a Two for Tuesday post I had done in the early days of the blog about Pat Metheny, so I had an encore presentation.

I cannibalized my Instagram feed to share one of the goofy things I had posted there. This one had to do with fireworks.

I revealed the winner of my latest BotB. Sergio Mendes and Brasil ’66 were clear winners over Isaac Hayes on the Bacharach-David song “The Look Of Love.” We have another battle coming this Wednesday, so stay tuned.

I ranked my social media from most to least favorite. My favorite, of course, was the blog, while my least favorite, of course, was Facebook. Paula also did it, and I encouraged her to join us on Thursdays, as I encourage all of you.

Visited our friends at 2SM in Sydney, NSW and examined their Top 10 for the first week of May in 1965. There were a few songs that were unique to Australia, which always adds a certain amount of flavor to these surveys.

I also did a very small post to see if WordPress had fixed pingbacks. I had complained about them earlier in the week, and they wanted to know if they had fixed it. They had. You’re welcome.

Had a little trouble with the prompt, “strain,” but I think I managed to hold my own.

Tomorrow on M4, we’ll do songs that have body parts in the title. We’ll have another Battle of the Bands on Wednesday, which means I have to get my act together and come up with one (I have an idea). All the regular features will be back, too, so stay tuned.

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And that’s a wrap for this edition of The Week That Was. Happy Mother’s Day, and I’ll see you in the funny papers!

2 thoughts on “The Week That Was For Mother’s Day 2019

  1. John,

    The vintage Three Muskateers commercial is one I’ve seen before…maybe here on your blog. What year did it run? ‘Some Like It Hot’ is a funny movie. This clip is hilarious, especially when Joe learns his gal isn’t a gal after all by exclaiming, “Nobody is purrfect”. lol

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    1. He was hilarious in that movie. Just look at him and you bust out laughing. I wouldn’t be surprised if I had run that commercial before. I figure as long as it’s been a while, I can rerun some of them. I’m not sure when that commercial first aired, but I’d say late ’50’s, early ’60’s.

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