What about the show Wait, Wait--Don't Tell Me? Do you listen to that?
I do. I used to be almost religious in my listening, but now I'm a little less fanatic about it. I bet I listen once or twice a month, depending on the moodiness level of Her Little Highness. If you're interested, it's on Utah Public Radio from 10:00 to 11:00 on Saturday mornings.
Anyway, Wait, Wait--Don't Tell Me is basically a radio game show. Every week they have three different comedians, and they take turns answering questions and cracking jokes about the week's news. Average listeners call in and play some of the games as well. At the end of the hour, they wind everything up by playing a round of what they call "Lightning Fill in the Blank". You can probably guess how that game is played just from the name. Anyway, it's a quick way to score a whole lot of points. Generally who ever wins the Lightning Fill in the Blank round wins the whole game.
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Today as I was out on the town, I passed my local grocery store and saw that the temperature was a balmy 44 degrees. I haven't worn a scarf or a hat in about a week, and the sun was out nearly all day today. We're into March. Spring is on its way. It's time to wind-up our silly-but-oh-so-fun-game, and welcome brighter days. (Thanks for playing, by the way). So, here's how it's all going to play out:
I may or may not post another entry before Saturday. We'll just have to see how I'm feeling, how much time I have, and if anything blogworthy happens. BUT, Saturday, March 7 will be the final official day of 2009's Midwinter Musical Madness, and we are going out with a bang.
At 7:00 a.m. on Saturday, a quote from a musical will be posted here. The first person to leave a comment with the song title will get 2 points. Two more points will be awarded for the name of the musical from which the song is pulled. Every hour after that, another quote will be posted, and points will be awarded in the same manner. The final post will be at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday. Sometime between Saturday at 7:00 p.m. and Monday at 7:00 p.m., I will total all the points and declare a winner.
The winner will receive a fabulous showcase showdown package including bragging rights, a place of honor on the sidebar of this particular blog, his or her very own non-birthday poetry post, AND an autographed copy of Be Still My Soul. (the debut solo album of international singing star Miss Charlotte Corry (now Cantwell) accompanied by none other than her Aunt Elizabeth Corry Sampson. )
You just can't wait, can you?
Yeah, me neither.
Hasta Sabado (unless I decide to post again sooner),
10 points for the name of the musical.
No points for the name of the song.
3 points for the name of the character who sings it.
1 point each for naming the titles of any other songs in this particular musical.
Other points awarded as whims dictate.