This edition of The Week That Was is brought to you by Nimble: Real bread, but only 40 calories a slice!
We used to have Hollywood bread here, which was the same idea: half the calories at twice the price. And all they did was slice it thinner…
Did anything exciting happen this week, fellow citizens of WordPressland? I don’t want to talk about it, either. The original WordPress editor, which you can access at (your blog-url)/wp-admin/post-new.php, is still an option, and it’s close enough to the Classic editor (which I never used, by the way) that you should be able to use it and give them a chance to work the bugs out of the block editor.
I’ve been inside way too much. Small potatoes like this are suddenly three times the size that they should be. I should probably move along with things. Here’s the summary for the week.
I should have announced the results of my recently-concluded Battle of the Bands yesterday. If you recall, we had three songs named “On The Beach”, played by Neil Young, The raspberries, and Chris Rea for your listening enjoyment. After tallying the votes, we ended up with a tie between The Raspberries and Chris Rea with 4 votes each, with Neil Young receiving the other 2 votes. So, congratulations to The Raspberries and Chris Rea, and a pat on the back for Neil Young. The next battle will be on Tuesday, September 1. so join us then.
- (Song Lyric) Sunday: Bonnie Guitar, “Dark Moon”
- Monday: Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose, “Too Late To Turn Back Now”
- Tuesday: The Main Ingredient, “Everybody Plays The Fool”
- Wednesday: The Chi-Lites, “Have You Seen Her”
- Thursday: Clarence Carter, “Patches”
- Friday: Barry White, “I’m Gonna Love You Just A Little More Baby”
- Saturday: Elvis Presley, “Are You Lonesome Tonight”
Family songs, particularly songs about brothers and sisters, were the order of the day. I hope that Stacy’s sister had a good birthay.
We had four Harry Potter questions and four non-Harry Potter questions, and I answered them all. I hope everyone enjoyed the picture of my invisible Clydesdale, Whinny. She’s a pretty girl.
We visited KDWB in Minneapolis, Minnesota and checked out their Top Ten from 1969. Interesting that their #1 song was from a local band. I miss the days when stations gave their local acts a chance to be popular.
This week’s one liner, again from Lamebook, asked why olives aren’t named in a way to reveal their Hellenic heritage.
Kat wanted to know if I had watched Saturday morning cartoons on TV as a kid. I answered with an enthusiastic “you betcha!” and talked about all the cartoon shows that were on TV on the weekends and during the weekwhen I was in grammar school and continuing on through high school, college, and all the way up to 1990, when the FCC changed the rules and Ted Turner bought Hanna-Barbera and moved all the good cartoons to Cartoon Network and Boomerang.
Supertramp was the featured artist. Whether they can be considered Yacht Rock is open to some debate, but it worked for me.
Our prompt this week was “brush,” so I enumerated the kinds of brushes I could think of in the requisite five minutes and ended the whole thing with an Ipana toothpaste commercial from the ’50’s.
Same old stuff, brand new week. Looking forward to seeing what I come up with? Stay tuned!
- AJ Blythe
- Arlee Bird
- Cathy Kennedy
- Christine Bolton
- Dan Antion
- Ed Thierbach
- J.E.M. Wildfire
- Lisa Coleman
- Little Binky and Granny
- Mary B
- Mary M
- Melanie B Cee
- Mister Bump UK
- Paula Light
- Sharon E. Cathcart
- Thomas Anderson
- Anybody I missed
- Everybody who left a “like”
And that’s a wrap on another edition of The Week That Was. See you in the funny papers!