A Second-Half Week That Was

This edition of The Week That Was is brought to you by Mattel, makers of the V-ROOOOOM hot rodder engine. You can tell it’s Mattel, it’s swell!

I think I’ll get one of these for my walker…

We passed the halfway point of 2020 on Thursday, which was the 184th day of the year. These little bit of trivia are provided free of charge; they’re the kind of thing I think about when I try to get back to sleep at night. I don’t know if they help me sleep or keep me awake, though.

Supposedly Georgia is past the lockdown stage, but we’re still aren’t back to normal, at least the normal we enjoyed before the end of March. Will we ever get back to that? Don’t answer that… here’s the summary for the week.

I used my freebie day to introduce everyone to The Avalon Jazz Band, who do gypsy jazz in the style of Django Reinhardt.

Answered a few philosophical questions, such as whether one needs evidence to know the truth, how much control we have over our lives, the nature of gravity, and whether a person who has never experienced sadness can really be happy.

Our last Two For Tuesday showcased the music of Al Jarreau. The Yacht Rock series continues this Friday.

This week’s one-liner was from Josh Fruhlinger, The Comics Curmudgeon.

I’ll announce the winner of the latest Battle of the Bands, which features three different songs named “Heart and Soul” by three different artists, on Wednesday, so if you haven’t had a chance to vote, you have a couple more days. This is a pretty close battle, so your vote is welcome.

I talked about the latest book I read, Rick Allen’s Inside Pitch, which talks about the Seattle Pilots’ one and only season in the American League.

Our last post for this feature featured a visit to radio station WDGY in Minneapolis to examine their survey from July 4, 1964. The series continues on Tuesday.

Since the prompt was “toss,” I talked about lawn games where you toss things, focused on lawn darts, also known as Jarts.

A final reminder that this week Two For Tuesday and The Friday 5×2 trade places and become Five For Friday and Top Ten Tuesday, respectively. I’ll announce the winner of the “Heart And Soul” battle of the bands on Wednesday. Tomorrow on Monday’s Music Moves Me, the theme is “Songs mentioning sports or songs commonly played at sporting events.” I still have to wait on prompts for a couple of regular features, so those should be interesting.

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

12 thoughts on “A Second-Half Week That Was

  1. Hi John , I was wondering where you were, I noticed I was not receiving your posts. I am glad to see you are here and I hope you are okay. Somehow I seem to be no longer following you…. I promise I have not unfollowed you! Anyhow I am aware now and have refollowed you. Hi there 😊💜😊


  2. I swear we had one of those noise makers but had to share it until the strap broke then we’d walk around with it being obnoxious to each other. Fun to picture this on your walker. hahahahaha. Great re-cap.


    1. For the longest time, I had a cane with flame decals at the bottom. My knees are so bad that I had to switch to a walker. If I knew I was going to live this long, I’d’ve taken better care of myself…

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