Michael Jackson walked into an oasis where a Bedouin was drinking with his camel and he asks the Bedouin if he can buy the camel to finish his trip across the desert. The Bedouin told Michael that he could have the camel if he could tell him how a camel hides out in the desert. Michael said that the camel uses camouflage. Michael said that he could make a crocodile smile and a kookaburra laugh and he asked the Bedouin, “What do you call a camel with no humps?” The Bedouin gave up and Michael said, “Humphrey.” Michael said, “When I bring the camel back, where should I park it?”, and the Bedouin replied, “Put it back in the Camelot.”
My Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie MM Music challenge Midnight at the Oasis re-blog went to the wrong website, and I guess that you only get one, so this is a bit different, but if you want to read the whole post, then go here.
My sister had the Barbie game when we were young and it was definitely a girl’s game and she wanted my brother and I to play it with her. It probably was not easy for her being the only girl and after some coaxing from our parents my brother and I reluctantly decided to play. My sister described it as an adventure game where we were supposed to find a date for the prom and then pick out our outfit for the party. It was a board game played with dice and each player got a marker to move around the board. There were SURPRISE game cards that contained instructions and suggestions on things to do and there was also fake money involved. For some unknown reason I always ended up being Poindexter, the brainy smart one. My brother was Ken the good looking one and my sister was Barbie the popular one and my sister’s best friend Lynn was Midge, Barbie’s best friend.
The game was really lame and I was required to sign up for school clubs, and earn pocket cash by working as a part time model and eventually make it to the prom. My sister and her friend Lynn seemed to enjoy the game a lot especially the parts that I hated, like getting a date and choosing a formal dress. There were not all that many games around for girls to play back in the early 60s that I can remember, other than the Game of Life and Aggravation. I think that Barbie was a positive influence on girls allowing them to have dreams about having a career, owning their own house, car, having any type of clothing they desired, getting a boyfriend that they chose and being a success in anything they tried.
Written for Linda G Hill’s October 26, 2019 Stream of Consciousness Saturday where the prompt is “dress”.
On May 19th in 1536, Anne Boleyn the second wife of English King Henry VIII, was beheaded at the Tower of London on charges of adultery, incest and treason. Pete Townshend was born on this day in 1945. Joey Ramone was born on this day in 1951. In 1958, the soundtrack album for South Pacific went to #1 and stayed at #1 for 31 weeks. Also in 1958, Bobby Darin released his single, ‘Splish Splash’. In 1960, The Drifters recorded ‘Save the Last Dance For Me’. In 1962, Marilyn Monroe sang Happy Birthday to the U.S. President John F. Kennedy. In 1965, FBI agents visited Wand Records to investigate the lyrics to the song ‘Louie Louie’ by the Kingsmen. In 1975, The Eagles released the single ‘One Of These Nights’.
Dawn refers to the time around the solar event known as sunrise. Dusk corresponds to the time period when the sun sets. Noon refers to the time that is just around 12pm, which is supposed to be the middle of the day. Midnight refers to the exact time of 0000/2400 hours, but most people also include the time just around it. Nocturnal refers to something that is done, occurs, or is active at night. Diurnal is something that takes place during the day, or it could mean that it happens each day or is done daily. Dawn/Noon/Dusk/Midnight/Nocturnal/Diurnal is the theme for today. I hope this category is broad enough, so everyone can find a song that fits the prompt. Select your song, write your post and please be patient, and wait for me to approve your pingbacks, or you can just place your link in the comments section.
Here are the “rules”:
- Post the lyrics to the song of your choice, whether it fits the theme or not.
- Please try to include the songwriter(s) – it’s a good idea to give credit where credit is due.
- Make sure you also credit the singer/band and if you desire you can provide a link to where you found the lyrics.
- Link to the YouTube video, or pull it into your post so others can listen to the song.
- Ping back to this post will eventually work, as long as you are being patient, but you can also place your link in the comments if you don’t like to wait.
- Read at least one other person’s blog, so we can all share new and fantastic music and create amazing new blogging friends in the process.
- Feel free to suggest future prompts.
- Have fun and enjoy the music.
I am writing about the song Ripple’ by the Grateful Dead this week. Next week I will write about song ‘Wild Thing’ by The Troggs. The upcoming prompts will be:
May 26, 2019 – Cool/Groovy/Hip/Nifty/Radical/Swell
June 2, 2019 – Avenue/Boulevard/Drive/Road/Street
June 9, 2019 – Desire/Lust/Romance/Passion
June 16, 2019 – Dad/Father/Barbecue