Monday, April 02, 2012

Lisleman’s non-noteworthy news

From the morning Bacon Busting News (BBN) desk: 
(Eggs easy over there, don’t start sizzling your tongue’s taste-buds. This report doesn’t even have the word bacon in it. Warning: If you think about bacon while reading this, you could suffer a blown diet. )

Doris Day will celebrate her 88th birthday on Tuesday, April 3 2012. 

Sony Picture Archives - found on NPR web page

Today I was doing a few dishes by hand. Dishwasher vs. hand washing analysis is a skill I’ve failed many times. But that’s a story for another time.

I tuned into NPR and put my hands in the hot suds. “Fresh Air” by Terry Gross (with a last name like that I’m glad the air is fresh) just came on. She interviewed Doris Day from her home in Carmel CA. You can listen to it by following the “Fresh Air” link

You can learn from good interviews. Did you know Doris did not care much for one her most popular songs, “Que Sera Sera”? (side note - I didn’t know it was spelled this way nor did I know those are Spanish words. So many years of just thinking ‘K’.) 

Doris gave this reply to the “Que Sera Sera” question:
"The first time somebody told me it was going to be in that movie, I thought, 'Why?' I didn't think there was a place to put that song. ... I thought, 'I'm not crazy about that. Where are they going to put it? For what?' ... I didn't think it was a good song."

What only one news story? 

This type of in-depth reporting requires me to hold my breath for long periods. When is the last time you dove deep? Gimme a break. Are you a paid subscriber? 

Did you happen to read my blog award winning (I know it’s coming soon) breaking news on the raisin vs. craisin war? It follows the trend started with the cola wars (you were probably just a kid during that one). Lots of corn syrup was spilled during that. The country made it through but a few waistlines didn't. Before you bite into a dried fruit, know what side of the raisin vs. craisin war you are on. 

Now the following has nothing to do with Doris Day and I'm not suggesting anything about her.  But I might still be crazy after all these years.

Oh, still crazy after all these years



Damn who dirtied more dishes?

 (proofreading provided by C. F. Eyecare)



another circus 

25 comments:

Kristina P. said...

That's too funny. I listen to NPR all the time, but I'm at work when Fresh Air is on. But I was getting lunch at that time, and heard that same part of the interview. It was really interesting. 

CaliforniaGirl500 said...

Listening to the album title song overwhelmed me with nostalgia.  I feel so old sometimes.  sigh.

lisleman said...

 You know they say the alternative is worst.  I never bought into Neil Young's idea of burning out being better than fading away.  The fading is not too bad at times.
thanks

lisleman said...

 You'll need to browse over and listen to it.  Doris was a big dog lover I also learned.
thanks

OneStonedCrow said...

 One of my childhood recollections is my mother and aunt singing Que Sera Sera to me - later in life someone sang 'you ain't nothing but a Hound Dog ...


... thanks for the memories ...

Shrinky said...

Aww, I'm old enough to still fondly recall her movies - what a lady!  And this Paul Simon number happens to be one of my all time favourites - sighhhh - that brought back a few memories.  I love your humour and wit, Bill, it always brightens the day.

oceangirl said...

Really Lisleman? Kay Sera Sera?

The song makes me want to cry.So, how do I subscribe to BBN breaking news?

lisleman said...

I certainly didn't think this post would be generating tears.  Don't worry be happy.  You could become my first paid subscriber.  I don't know why anyone would pay for what they can have for free.  Since you subscribe/follow A Few Clowns Short you automatically get BBN and LLL.  Both of these have no regular schedule because they are not regular types of things.
thanks

lisleman said...

I'm glad to know my blog brighten something.  Paul Simon wrote many  meaningful songs.  thanks

lisleman said...

 Whatever will be will be - For you that meant becoming a "Hound Dog"??   thanks

lisleman said...

 I'm sure she does, but don't go by the picture in this post.  I suspect that photo was taken years ago.
thanks

unknownmami said...

Whatch gonna do? Whatever will be will be...

lisleman said...

 Ha - it's probably stuck on a loop in your head now.
thanks

Barbara said...

I read Doris Day's biography a few years ago and what stuck in my memory is she only gained 12 pounds during her pregnancy! I gained at least 40 with each of mine, so you understand why that stood out! Loved all her movies, though, so I forgave her.

lisleman said...

 yeah that fact would not have stuck in my memory.  I learned she had about 30 dogs living at her place once.

Reena Walkling said...

I enjoy Terry Gross on NPR ... and I didn't realize Doris Day was still alive.  And Paul Simon? One of my favorite musicians ... he writes awesome lyrics!

lisleman said...

 thanks - same here regarding your comment

Jene said...

Those NPR people have some really awesome names. They just sound too good to be true. I think my favorite is Audie Cornish, but Michele Norris and Ira Flatow are pretty good, too. A while ago there was an NPR name generator going around - http://liana.tumblr.com/post/95793665/your-npr-name

Mine would have been Jemne Ontario (yeah, I don't get out much)

lisleman said...

 thanks for that link.  Interesting naming system.  Reported by Jill Visnja Gora.
Sharing chianti  with Sylvia Poggioli would be so cool.

SparkleFarkle said...

"Que Sera Sera" has always thrown me for a loop. The word "parfait," too. (<--It's always been easier for me to eat one, than to spell one.) As a elementary school student, I always prayed neither one would come up for me during a spelling bee. God, I hated those stoopid spelling bees. I like Doris Day, though. Happy belated birthday, Miss Day! 

lisleman said...

Spelling bees were always spectator sports for me.  Words like "parfait" were given to us by the French.  I suspect they enjoyed hearing the English stumble on the words.
thanks

Secret Agent Woman said...

So what exactly did you think she was singing?  

I'm not a cola drinker, but I do prefer raisins.  Craisins are a little too dry.

lisleman said...

 I really didn't think about it too much.  I really didn't know it was Spanish.  "Que" sounding like "K" was not known to me until I learned about quesadillas.
thanks

Mrs4444 said...

88?! Holy cow. Now, I'm off to find a current photo of DD....

Bearmancartoons said...

Doris Day still looks amazing.

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