It’s Quiz Time

Posted: Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at 11:53 am
By: Doug Lund
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The Cardinals are gathering again; both in Rome and my backyard.

While, I have nothing to say about those old guys dressed in red gathering in the Sistine Chapel to choose a new old guy from amongst themselves to be the new pope taking over for the old old pope who broke pope precedent by resigning his position, presumably so he could spend more time with his Maker.

No, I’m talking about Cardinals..the beautiful red birds who have weathered our long winter and, in spite of a steady heavy snow this morning, were filling our neighborhood with a chorus of piercingly loud and yet beautiful songs that, to me,  announce the arrival of Spring. They may be early birds but it’s not worms they’re after..it’s sex. Each male Cardinal has a repertoire of 8 to 10 songs which are sung to establish a territory and attract a mate.

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I just got a call from the computer repair shop suggesting that in addition to installing a second hard drive to take the strain off my C drive which is full to overflowing, I spend 19 more bucks to add a more modern virus protection device because my old one; Norton, has allowed corrupt temporary files to cause the initial problem. So now, I get to call Norton and try cancel my account stop the billing for protection I wasn’t getting. Uffdah.

It’ll be nice, though, to have my old desktop back all fixed and fast and free of disease.

Let’s face it, though, talking about computers and the problems they can present is boring;  so I thought we’d have a little fun this time playing “When the were young” a look at a few photos of celebrities from their more youthful days. I was shocked by a couple. I’ll give a clue or two about each one..then identify the lot at the end.

Can this really be the matron of Mayberry?
Can this really be the matron of Mayberry?
Future centerfold model who dated Dinah
Future centerfold model who dated Dinah
Hello Dolly
A great singer with a couple other big things goin’ for her
The doctor is in.
The doctor is in.
Now, she owns her OWN network
Now, she owns her OWN network
He's the voice of God Miss Daisy.
He’s the voice of God Miss Daisy.
The price is right for this former soldier
The price is right for this former soldier
She would become very popular on Beaches.
She would become very popular on Beaches.
Why Captain Dan, you got your legs back.
Why Captain Dan, you got your legs back.
What a shame marrying that outlaw Jesse James
What a shame marrying that outlaw Jesse James
After all her woman's rights battles she still winds up a secretary.
After all her woman’s rights battles she still winds up a secretary.
This little piano player would one day wear a Donald Duck suit on stage.
This little piano player would one day wear a Donald Duck suit on stage.
This butter lovin' babe would become the belle of Savanna, y'all
This butter lovin’ babe would become the belle of Savanna, y’all
This little cutie will also become a foodie with a love for EVOO
This little cutie will also become a foodie with a love for EVOO
This handsome lad would make a big splash in Hollywood. He had a lot of gumpsion.
This handsome lad would make a big splash in Hollywood. He had a lot of gumpsion.
A loser to Leno
A loser to Leno
The boistrous boy from the Bronx who became the king of daytime.
The boistrous boy from the Bronx who became the king of daytime.
The boistrous boy's perky heir.
The boistrous boy’s perky heir.
Nanoo Nanoo
Nanoo Nanoo

Domestic goddess

And, finally, a REAL domestic diva who built an empire and served a little thyme.
And, finally, a REAL domestic diva who built an empire and served a little thyme.

I’ll post the answers below in the comments. Thanks for playin’ along.

I just stepped outside to listen for the Cardinals again but they’ve either found a date or just got tired of trying because all I hear now is the wind.

I wonder if men, like Cardinals,  can attract females  by singing.

What am I saying? That’s how I got all three of my wives.

 

8 Comments

  1. Doug Lund says:

    Linda’s not speaking to me now after the three wives comment.
    Here are the celebrity names in order of appearance:
    Frances Bavier (Aunt Bee)
    Burt Reynolds
    Dolly Parton
    Dr. Phil McGraw
    Oprah Winfrey
    Morgan Freeman
    Drew Carey
    Bette Midler
    Gary Sinise
    Sandra Bullock
    Hillary Clinton
    Elton John
    Paula Deen
    Rachael Rae
    Tom Hanks
    Conan O’Brien
    Regis Philbin
    Kelly Rippa
    Robin Williams
    Roseanne Barr
    Martha Stewart

  2. David Blair says:

    Doug, I cheated and clicked on each picture which revealed the identities and just beat your comment with the answers!

  3. Peg says:

    Did you forget the 3rd one

    I did, Peg. It’s fixed (Dolly Parton)

  4. jp says:

    That was alot of fun let’s do it again.

  5. Connie says:

    Hi Doug, I have had a pair of cardinals at my feeders all winter for the past 4 years. They acutally build their nest in my 7ft spirea bush. I have enjoyed their songs for many years and watching them take care of their young from my kitchen window. I had a couple of robins in my yard before the last storm but havent seen them since. The geese have been flying over day and night for the past week. All signs of spring to me. HAPPY, HAPPY, HAPPY!! I look forward to your blog although I dont always comment. Keep them coming!!

  6. Patches says:

    Love the video of the cardinal, i could sit and listen to the sweet songs of birds all day. He kinda reminds me of a mockingbird.

  7. Charlie Smith says:

    Spring is a little late here in Long Beach, CA. The peach tree which normally blooms around Washington’s birthday finally has bloomed. On the flip side I’m envious of SD low taxes.

  8. Michael says:

    Doug, you’ve been the victim of an internet hoax. That photo is NOT Francis Bavier (Aunt Bee). I was suspicious immediately because that photo is clearly a late 40s-early 50ss era pin-up–and Francis Bavier was already playing old ladies (or at least plump, middle-age ladies) by then. Here’s what I found out by doing a little research:

    “It’s actually a publicity still from the 1949 film’ Yes Sir, That’s My Baby’ starring Donald O’Connor and, pictured in a bathing suit, Gloria DeHaven. DeHaven, born in 1925, was 24 years old when the photo was taken. Frances Bavier, born in 1902, would have been 47.

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