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Final Jeopardy for Dec. 14, 2012
Category: States’ Highest Points
This state’s highest peak is 13,796 feet high & only about 15 miles from the ocean
Answer: What is ____________?
I think that most people remember what they were doing when certain important/historical events happened. You know, like the Kennedy assassination (if you were alive and old enough to comprehend crap), or the Space Shuttle Challenger explosion, or 9/11. Stuff like that.
They’re etched in your memory. It kind of gives you a sense of what those ‘I remember every day of my life’ people – like Marilu Henner – go through. I think that I only have about 7 or 8 of those ‘OMG, I remember evactly what I was doing when blah blah happened’ days (can you imagine what it would be like if EVERY day was like that? My brain would probably blow up).
The first one for me was the Kennedy assassination. I was in the first grade. The school was just down the street and I was at home for lunch. That’s how I did it sometimes. Went home for lunch instead of eating in the cafeteria. Not too bad for a 6 year old. It probably wouldn’t make the current day Child Services people too happy, but whatever. It was 1963. People smoked in elevators, didn’t use seat belts, and threw big bags of trash out of their car windows. Child safety or abduction wasn’t a big issue back then. It was like, “Whatever kid, go play in the street”.
Anyway, I was watching some soap opera and eating a bologna sandwich when the news flash interruption came on. My mom was in the kitchen with my sister. She was 4. My sister, not my mom. My mom came running into the living room. I tried to talk to her, but she was like, “Shhhh, be quiet. Shhhh, be quiet”.
BOBBY, BE QUIET!
I hate that name. Bobby. It’s a little kids name. Which, I suppose was appropriate for the time. I also dislike Robert. At least my sister was named after a woman’s rights activist. I was named after a losing Civil War general. Besides, it’s to stuffy. Not to mention that it’s that kid’s name in the Pumped Up Kicks song. That’s why I go by Bob. My friends say it stands for Battery Operated Boyfriend. I say fuck you.
Anyway, I didn’t have to go back to school and my dad came home early. My parents watched tv and talked the rest of the night. My mom spent about 2 minutes making dinner. Mashed potatoes. Which, at the time, I could not stand.
Ewwww, I don’t like this.
Eat it anyway!
I got sick.
So yeah, I threw up mashed potatoes on the day that Kennedy was assassinated.
In addition to that Kennedy thing, I also remember vividly:
Bobby Kennedy’s assassination
Martin Luther King’s assassination
The baby Jessica falling into the well rescue.
The Challenger explosion.
The OJ chase. (I beat Super Mario Brothers 3 for the first time while I was watching it).
Priness Diana’s Death
Those miners in Chile that got rescued (My new couch was delivered that day).
and quite a few other things, but they are more local.
I guess the whole reason for the post was to say that, yesterday, on 12/12/12, I wanted to archive what I was doing at exactly 12:12 pm on 12/12/12.
Final Jeopardy for Dec. 12, 2012
Category: Fashion Designers
In 1986 her company, now associated with J.C. Penney, became the first founded by a woman to make the Fortune 500
Answer: Who is ____________? Continue Reading
The funny thing is, is that there WAS no Chess Club. One day a school photographer came into my Physics class and said, “We need more club photos for the yearbook. Who wants to be in a Chess Club photo”? Everybody raised their hand. This is really my Physics Class, not the Chess Club.
It states that the Chess Club increases in membership. Yeah, it increased from zero. After the picture was taken there was no more Chess Club. It lasted for about a half an hour.
The guy on the far left in the ugly plaid pants was Mr. Screeton, my Physics teacher. He was also my bus driver.
Just like the school Chess photo, this one was completely staged. The school photographer said, “Act like you’re doing an experiment”. So, we took a bunch of crap from the science lab and connected it all together. I tried to look all serious, like I knew what was going on.
My parents thought I was getting an education, but what I was really doing was learning how to fake my way through life.
Final Jeopardy for Dec. 11, 2012
Thomas Watson, Jr. appeared on the March 28, 1955 cover of Time with the caption “Clink. Clank.” this
Answer: What is _______________?