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2002-06-01 - 5:30 p.m.

generation gap

These are fun! --- (they'll date you):

1. "Kookie; Kookie. Lend me your ________________."

2. The "battle cry" of the hippies in the sixties was "Turn on; tune

in; ________________."

3. After the Lone Ranger saved the day and rode off into the sunset,

the grateful citizens would ask, "Who was that masked man?" Invariably,

someone would answer, "I don't know, but he left this behind." What did

he leave behind?________________.

4. Folk songs were played side by side with rock and roll. One of the

most memorable folk songs included these lyrics: "When the rooster crows

at the break of dawn, look out your window and I'll be gone. You're the

reason I'm traveling on, ________________."

5. A group of protesters arrested at the Democratic convention in

Chicago in 1968 achieved cult status, and were known as the

________________.

6. When the Beatles first came to the U.S. in early 1964, we all

watched them on the ________________________show.

7. Some of us who protested the Vietnam war did so by burning our

_____________.

8. We all learned to read using the same books. We read about the

thrilling lives and adventures of Dick and Jane. What was the name of

Dick and Jane's dog?___________________

9. The cute little car with the engine in the back and the trunk (what

there was of it) in the front, was called the VW. What other name(s) did

it go by? ______________ &/OR; ________________

10. A Broadway musical and movie gave us the gang names the

___________and the ____________.

11. In the seventies, we called the drop-out nonconformists "hippies."

But in the early sixties, they were known as _______________.

12. William Bendix played Chester A. Riley, who always seemed to get

the short end of the stick in the television program, "The Life of

Riley." At the end of each show, poor Chester would turn to the camera

and exclaim, "What a ________."

13. "Get your kicks, ________________."

14. "The story you are about to see is true. The names have been

changed________________."

15. The real James Bond, Sean Connery, mixed his martinis a special

way:________________.

16. "In the jungle, the mighty jungle, ________________."

17. That "adult" book by Henry Miller - the one that contained all the

"dirty" dialogue - was called

________________________.

18. Today, the math geniuses in school might walk around with a

calculator strapped to their belts. But back in the sixties, members of

the math club used a ________________________.

19. In 1971, singer Don Maclean sang a song about "the day the music

died." This was a reference and tribute to _______________.

20. A well-known television commercial featured a driver who was

miraculously lifted through thin air and into the front seat of a

convertible. The matching slogan was "Let Hertz ________________."

21. After the twist, the mashed potatoes, and the watusi, we "danced"

under a stick that was lowered as low as we could go in a dance called

the________________.

22. "N-E-S-T-L-E-S; Nestles makes the very best...

_____________________."

23. In the late sixties, the "full figure" style of Jane Russell and

Marilyn Monroe gave way to the "trim" look, as first exemplified by

British model ________________.

24. Sachmo was America's "ambassador of goodwill." Our parents shared

this great jazz trumpet player with us. His name was ________________.

25. On Jackie Gleason's variety show in the sixties, one of the most

popular segments was "Joe, the Bartender." Joe's regular visitor at the

bar was that slightly off- center, but lovable character,

_______________. (The character's name, not the actor's.)

26. We can remember the first satellite placed into orbit. The Russians

did it; it was called ____________.

27. What takes a licking and keeps on ticking?____________.

28. One of the big fads of the late fifties and sixties was a large

plastic ring that we twirled around our waist; it was called the

________________.

29. The "Age of Aquarius" was brought into the mainstream in the

Broadway musical ______________.

30. This is a two-parter: Red Skelton's hobo character (not the

hayseed, the hobo) was ________________. Red ended his television show

by saying, "Good night, and ________________."

THE ANSWERS:

1. "Kookie; Kookie; lend me your comb."

2. The "battle cry" of the hippies in the sixties was "Turn on; tune

in; drop out." Many people who proclaimed that 30 years ago today are

Wall Street bond traders and corporate lawyers.

3. The Lone Ranger left behind a silver bullet. Several of you said he

left behind his mask. Oh, no; even off the screen, Clayton Moore would

not be seen as the Lone Ranger without his mask!

4. "When the rooster crows at the break of dawn, look out your window

and I'll be gone. You're the reason I'm traveling on; Don't think twice,

it's all right."

5. The group of protesters arrested at the Democratic convention in

Chicago in 1968 was known as the Chicago seven. As Paul Harvey says,

"They would like me to mention their names."

6. When the Beatles first came to the U.S. in early 1964, we all

watched them on the Ed Sullivan Show.

7. Some who protested the Vietnam war did so by burning their draft

cards. If you said "bras," you've got the right spirit, but nobody ever

burned a bra while I was watching. The "bra burning" days came as a

by-product of women's liberation movement which had nothing directly to

do with the Vietnam war.

8. Dick and Jane's dog was Spot. "See Spot run." Whatever happened to

them? Rumor has it they have been replaced in some school systems by

"Heather Has Two Mommies."

9. It was the VW Beetle, or more affectionately, the Bug.

10. A Broadway musical and movie gave us the gang names the Sharks and

the Jets. West Side Story.

11. In the early sixties, the drop-out, non-conformists were known as

beatniks. Maynard G. Krebs was the

classic beatnik, except that he had no rhythm, man; a beard, but no

beat.

12. At the end of "The Life of Riley," Chester would turn to the camera

and exclaim, "What a revolting development this is."

13. "Get your kicks, on Route 66."

14. "The story you are about to see is true. The names have been

changed to protect the innocent."

15. The real James Bond, Sean Connery, mixed his martinis a special

way: shaken, not stirred.

16. "In the jungle, the mighty jungle, the lion sleeps tonight."

17. That "adult" book by Henry Miller was called Tropic of Cancer.

Today, it would get a PG-13 rating.

18. Back in the sixties, members of the math club used a slide rule.

19. "The day the music died" was a reference and tribute to Buddy

Holly.

20. The matching slogan was "Let Hertz put you in the driver's seat."

21. After the twist, the mashed potatoes, and the watusi, we "danced"

under a stick in a dance called the Limbo.

22. "N-E-S-T-L-E-S; Nestles makes the very best....chooo-c'late." In

the television commercial, "chocolate" was sung by a puppet (Farfle) - a

dog. (Remember his mouth flopping open and shut?)

23. In the late sixties, the "full figure" style gave way to the "trim"

look, as first exemplified by British model Twiggy.

24. Our parents shared this great jazz trumpet player with us. His name

was Louis Armstrong.

25. Joe's regular visitor at the bar was Crazy Googenheim.

26. The Russians put the first satellite into orbit; it was called

Sputnik.

27. What takes a licking and keeps on ticking? A Timex watch.

28. The large plastic ring that we twirled around our waist was called

the hula-hoop.

29. The "Age of Aquarius" was brought into the mainstream in the

Broadway musical "Hair."

30. Red Skelton's hobo character was Freddie the Freeloader. (Clem

Kaddiddlehopper was the "hay seed.")

Red ended his television show by saying, "Good night, and may God

bless."

 

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