The (blank) Week That Was

This edition of The Week That Was is brought to you by Continental Airlines. At Continental, we really move our tail for you!

Ain’t no such thing as “Chicken Feed Fares” anymore.

Surprtising for the Dog Days of Summer, it hasn’t really been that hot. Humid, yes. Rainy, yes. Thunderstormy, yes. All of which probably contributes to the lower temperatures. Today, there’s no rain in the forecast, and it’ll probably be hotter than blue blazes. The Braves are playing tonight, on ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball, the one time a week that they try to prove that they actually care about baseball. I don’t get ESPN since I don’t have cable, so maybe it’s changed, but whenever I’m somewhere that has it on TV they’re either talking about the NFL or the NBA. Anyway, here’s the summary for the week.

To answer the prompt of “Haunted/Magic/Mystery/Supernatural/Trick,” I shared Classics IV’s “Spooky.”

Since I also had to do a Battle of the Bands, M4 was the Battle. I shared five songs named “Evil Woman” (four, really, because Black Sabbath’s was a cover of Crow’s) and invited everyone to opine on which they liked the best. I’ll announce the winner tomorrow, so there’s still plenty of time to vote for your favorite. You don’t have to be a BotB participant to vote.

After a week off, I shared songs by Les Baxter & His Orchestra, Roger Whittaker, and The Dave Brubeck Quartet.

Smooth jazz pianist Gregg Karukas was the featured artist.

I shared a quote from Humphrey Bogart about the joy of having a hot dog at the ballpark. While many readers preferred steak over hot dogs, I think everyone could appreciate the sentiment.

This week ended up being “make up your own word to blog about” week, so my word was blank, a word that was used frequently on both versions of The Match Game, one of my favorite old game shows. I shared videos of the pilot episodes of both the 1962 NBC version and the 1973 CBS reboot, then proceeded to watch many more episodes. I love old game shows.

I shared a survey from Dan’s old home town of Pittsburgh, specifically a 1972 survey from KQV.

The word was frame, giving me an excuse to write about the old days of working for a mainframe software company. Thanks for letting me get that off my chest.

Tomorrow’s M4 is supposed to be “songs by your favorite American Idol or The Voice contestant.” Problem is, I’ve never watched either of those shows, so I’ll probably do something different. I’ll also announce the winner of my Battle of the Bands tomorrow, probably in the same post. All the regulars will be here, so come on by and enjoy!

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And that’s it for this edition of The Week That Was. Stay cool, and I’ll see you in the funny papers!

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