Saturday, February 20, 2016

Sixteen Tons (1955)

1) 16 tons = 32,000 pounds, because there are 2,000 lbs. to a ton. Without looking it up, do you know how many ounces are in a pound?

Our kilo = 2 pound = 10 ounces
In your system it's 16 ounces, isn't it?

2) The singer describes himself as having "a mind that's weak and a back that's strong." Think about yourself. Which feels more powerful today, your body or your brain?

Hihi, ask me with my body. LOL!
My brain is the strongest.

3) The poor chap in this song has money troubles. Are you good at sticking to your budget?

Most of the time yes. With no money it's easy to stick to your budget of nothing.

4) Tennessee Ernie Ford snapped his fingers as he recorded this song. It's been said that while it's possible to snap your fingers of both hands, the noise is louder with your "dominant hand." (So if you're a rightie, the finger snap will be louder with your right hand.) Try it yourself. Did you find this to be true?


5) Mr. Ford appeared as "Cousin Ernie" in three episodes of I Love Lucy. What's your all-time favorite sitcom?

I've seen some good ones, but for the whole family here it was "Cheers".

6) Tennessee Ernie took the money he made from his performing career and invested in a California cattle ranch. Think back to the last beef your ate. How was it prepared?

Mister prepared it and as he can hardly bake or cook.... It was with onions and the unions were better baked than the beef. So it was almost raw.... I gave it back.

7) Mr. Ford passed away at age 72 in 1991. That year, Dr. Seuss also died. What's your favorite Dr. Seuss book?

I don't know,. Maybe I've never seen one.

8) Gene Roddenberry also died that year. Mr. Roddenberry is best known as the creator of Star Trek. Who is your favorite Star Trek character?

Captain Janeway...among others.

9) Random question: We're having smoothies. What's your favorite?

Blueberries or woodberries.

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