Sunday, December 04, 2005

Four Score and Twenty Quizes Ago

I agree. I think the bunny’s dead. Does that mean I’m pregnant? Because if so, I’ve got some explaining to do...

Anyway, now that the first two nasty apps are out, and there’s no way I’m going to dive into the papers I need to grade…

It’s Quiztime!

I have to say, I’m very happy when the quizzes are hard, but almost everything gets answered, so I’m very happy with the last quiz – hehe

Mendi-la very nearly has #3. It is Looking for Love (In All The Wrong Places), but the artist is Johnny Lee. Who is Johnny Lee? I have no idea. No idea at all…

The other troublesome was #9. Kenny Rogers… wait for it… The Coward of the County… Ah, yes, you knew that one, didn’t you? It’s okay, you don’t have to tell anyone. Just nod your head a little bit – no one will see. Good. Now aren’t you glad you go that out of the way?

I’m also very glad that Mon got I’m Coming Out and New Kid got Voulez-Vous. I was afraid I was going to need to assign some remedial disco study sessions :)

Newness! (bonus points if you can guess what station I’ve been listening to!)

#1 – A couple of folks did this one…

You, you've got a pretty car.
I think I wanna drive it.

#2 –

Got to concentrate
don't be distractive
Turn me on tonight

#3 –

We are strangers by day, lovers by night
Knowing it’s so wrong, but feeling so right

#4 – toughie… I had another great misheard lyric on this one too…

Hey, If we can solve any problem
Then why do we lose so many tears
Oh, and so you go again
When the leading man appears

#5 –

When you’re down and out, there seems no hope at all
But if you just believe there’s no way we can fall
Well, well, well, well let us realize that a change can only come
When we stand together as one

#6 –

Radio playing softly some singer’s sad sad song
He’s singing about standing in the shadows of love

#7 –

Strangers making the most of the dark

#8 –

Tell you straight - no intervention.
To your face - no deception.
You're the biggest fake.
That much is true.

#9 – tough cut, but you all know the song :)

Industry don't pay a price that's fair
All the common people breathing filthy air
Roof caved in on all the simple dreams
And to get ahead your heart starts pumping schemes

10 –

What started out as friendship, has grown stronger
I only wish I had the strength to let it show


jayfish said...

whee! yay for the quiz!

#8 Would I Lie to You - Eurythmics

i swear i know more but i'll need to mull them over...

zerodoll said...

#4 Paul Young- Every time you go (but I don't know the misheard lyric part)
#7 Madonna- Crazy for you

jayfish said...

i'll give #2 a shot...

#2 Radioactive - the Firm

Overread said...

"every time you go... away... You take a piece of meat... with you..."

I figured he was a butcher or something :)

Suzanne said...

#1 Jungle Love by Morris Day and the Time
#3 Part-Time Lovers by Stevie Wonder
#10 Can't Fight This Feeling by REO Speedwagon

Phantom Scribbler said...

I don't know any of them, alas. I just wanted to register a whine that your blog's feed has disappeared. Is this an evil plot to make me click on your blog a hundred times a day to see if you've updated?

Phantom Scribbler said...

Never mind. The feed has magically reappeared. Thank you, gods of the internets!

Camera Obscura said...

#6 -- "Lonely Ol' Night" John Mellencamp

Mon said...

Ok, somebody has been on a serious 80s binge. I thought Suzanne had all the ones I knew at first but #5 sounded too familiar--then it hit me--WE ARE THE WORLD--Michael Jackson and Friends. And you're right, #9 I should know but I can't place it right now--it's sung by women...

Overread said...

Hehe, ah, this is the tough one though, mon. It is We Are The World, but does anyone know who sang these sections?

I'm not sure I could count the number of bonus points I'd need to give out if someone got that :)

mendi-la said...

well, i'm late again - darn - i was so excited when i saw that i knew #2, #2 #4 (yipee - i loved paul young!!), #7 and #10
I am glad i did not recognize #5 haha
for some reason, this makes me feel validated as a human who grew up in the 80s...:0 sigh

liz said...

Yo, people. #4 was sung first (and better) by Hall and Oates

#5 "Well, well, well..." is sung by Cyndi Lauper, I don't remember who sings the first part...maybe Springsteen?

#10 is on the tip of my tongue, but won't go any farther.

Mon said...

overread you really got me--I keep hearing Patti Labelle in my head but I know that's not it on #9--ARRRGH.

Liz, good call on the Cyndi Lauper on #5--I think the line of that section is Michael Jackson...