The Black Sunday Week That Was

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I think I’ve tried these once. They were pretty good, as I recall.

Thanksgiving is over for this year, which leaves us on the short trip downhill to the end of the year. Before we know it, 2019 will be history and we’ll have a whole new 366 days to screw up (remember, next year is a leap year, which means it’s also an election year, and we all know what that means). I’ll be playing Christmas music on Mondays for the month of December, because it’ll be time for the

And no, I’m not blaspheming or disrespecting the Son of God (or His people) in any way by using the letter X to represent Christ. See, the X is in this case the Greek letter chi, which looks like an X, which is the first letter of the word Christos. It’s been used for centuries to represent the Redeemer.

All of which to say that I’ll likely feature non-Christmas music for Song of the Day this month. Anyway, here’s the summary for the week.

For the prompt "Bounty/Dessert/Eat/Feast/Food/Hungry/Turkey," I chose "Hello Groceries," from the first album by Chase, and although the lyrics might be insensitive, I didn’t get any complaints.

The theme was "Toys!" and I managed to dig up ten that fit.

Melanie took it easy on us this week and asked us what we had for dinner the night before, whether we preferred going out or staying in on Saturday night, an honest assessment of how we’re doing, and what our favorite ice cream topping was (and no, I didn’t answer "more ice cream!" though I probably should have). I included Bing Crosby’s "I’ve Got Plenty To Be Thankful For" because, hey, music.

Mack David, who wrote many TV themes, including the theme for The Bugs Bunny Hour, was the featured composer.

I hope everyone followed my pre-Thanksgiving reminder and remarked on your Thanksgiving host’s baseboards.

My essay this week talked about fears, both rational and irrational, and about how Maury Povich tries to help people get over their fears while many members of his audience thinks it’s hilarious.

Featured the Top 10 from radio station WKBH in LaCrosse, Wisconsin, for Thanksgiving week in 1958.

The prompt was shade, so I talked about having to wear my sunglasses to school when I broke my glasses, my current solution for sunglasses, and discussed a little color theory, or colour theory if you prefer.

It’ll be the usual circus around here, with the start of the Xmas Music Xtravaganza tomorrow. All your favorite features will be back, of course, which doesn’t leave a lot of time for anything special, but you know that never stops me from trying…

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And that’s a wrap on this edition of The Week That Was. See you in the funny papers!

7 thoughts on “The Black Sunday Week That Was

  1. I always assumed the X was not disrespectful but some hardcore folks tried to tell me otherwise back in the day. Now I can write X-Mas because John says it’s not blasphemy and he has the explanation to back it up.

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    1. The nuns didn’t like it, nor a lot of religious folks. I’ve had to explain it I don’t know how many times. My stepfather’s last name was Christian, and he’d abbreviate it Xtn.

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  2. I have already hit the ground running with this season! I still don’t know if I’m decorating, but have been in a furious cleaning frenzy all weekend because I am determined to start out 2020 with as clean of a slate and house as I can. And I’m thankful for my increased hours at work because I like being busy, and of course the extra money is nice.

    Kim

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    1. As Danny DeVito said in the movie Heist, “Everybody needs money. That’s why they call it money.”

      You work in retail, right? Either we haven’t talked about it or I’m having a “brain like sieve” moment…

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