Thursday, March 25, 2010

night is young and the music's high

Lightning Round!

2 points for the name of the song
2 more points for the name of the musical

(other points awarded by whim, as always)

(pictures have nothing to do with the answer, generally speaking)

quirky 3-10


Anonymous said...

Dancing Queen

Carol said...

Melissa - you are too quick!!

Is this from the ABBA Musical - Mama Mia?

Harmony said...

If Melissa's right, then the musical "could be "Mamma Mia." The movie version starred Meryl Streep, and the music is all ABBA!

Harmony said...

Dang, I typed too slow!

Lindsey said...

aw man...

Lindsey said...

Do I get points for telling you that the picture is from Little Shop of Horrors?
A favorite of mine... :)

Carol said...

By the way - I didn't see this musical until it was the movie on the flight home from Hawai'i. A pretty okay way to spend the night next to a very cranky lady (she was the worst!).

Also, I have the rest of the afternoon in meetings. So, I'm out for the day. Thanks for the fun!

Anonymous said...

I knew the song from listening to ABBA Gold on our Canada trips each year but I was drawing a blank on what musical it was from.

On a side note, does anyone know if it is true that the singers in ABBA only speak Swedish and just sing the songs in English not knowing what they are singing. I never found out if that is a myth or not.

Tasha said...

When I was two and three, I would beg my mom to call the local radio station and request Super Trooper. Then, in my meager preparation to finish in the top three, this morning I was listening to the Broadway station again and Super Trooper came on. I could imagine the way my mom used to dance to it. And, I have Dancing Queen as the ringtone for my sister on my cell phone. And, I'm reasonably certain that I would die a certain death if I were to put on the shoes that ABBA (which means father and is also used in the musical Fiddler on the Roof) used to wear.

Working those whim points...

Harmony said...

I'm guessing that is a myth. Most Western Europeans understand and speak some English, and I think that's even more common in Scandanavia. My husband will correct my if I'm wrong!

Harmony said...

The movie version of "Mamma Mia" is a good chick flick, by the way. Not the greatest moral message, but a fun movie, especially if you like ABBA.

Carol said...

I have to say that my Mom, Aunt and sister were on the same flight. We all looked around for each other (we couldn't sit together) at certain points. We all blushed at least one time in unison!

I think that I have heard ABBA members in public interviews speaking English. It would be pretty rare for someone from Scandinavia to not speak English.

Robert said...

This has nothing to do with this particular post but as I was waiting for the next post I remembered that I never found out what was in the bucket Heather was pulling around in your 525,957 post. I didn't find out but your last comment left some points on the table for me.

I'm going to be leaving my desk soon so I won't be around a computer to check on things. My fear is that Doug will swoop in at the last minute and overtake me, despite my seemingly insurmountable 1 point lead over him. So in the hopes of garnering another point or two I asked ShaLiece if the clothes were ours. She thinks the shirt was worn my MaKell but doesn't recognize the pants.

By the way did you ever say what was in the bucket?

Jeri said...

Feed Me Seymour! I'm Huunnnnngrey!

Charlotte said...

Man, I leave to run to the post office and make a PBJ for Heather and you all go crazy on me.

2 non whim points

2 non whim points

1 point for Meryl Streep

1 point for correct picture identification

1 point for having Dancing Queen as a ringtone
1 point for tying Fiddler and Mama Mia together
1 point for the fact that Diane dances(ed?) to Super Trooper enough that it's a memory for you

1 point for an honest review of Mama Mia-the move

2 points for recognizing the shirt on Heather in the 525,957 points!

* * *

The bucket contains various crocheted doll cloths, made by the now deceased mentally disabled sister-in-law of a woman in my ward. She asked me to take them and sew buttons, snaps, and hooks & eyes on them, because she (the ward member has failing eyesight and can't do it herself).

See why I said you guys would never get it?

The vacuum cleaner is out because Heather is afraid of it, and having it there in front of the video cabinet keeps her from getting into the DVD collection.

Anonymous said...

I love that you use the vacuum cleaner to keep her away from the DVD's. I wonder if that would work for Kami with the Books. I just might give that a try.

And I am pretty sure at this point that I am going to have to go open the 2T box to see if that shirt is in there. It is driving me crazy that I can't remember.

Harmony said...

Oh, Pierce Brosnan also stars in the movie version of "Mamma Mia." He really should stick with James Bond (or adaptations of classic literature like the lame version of Robinson Crusoe that I watched last night as I folded laundry--still don't know who put THAT at the top of the Netflix queue!) because he CAN'T SING worth a hill of beans.

Charlotte said...

Two more points for Harmony--one for that excellent bit of trivia, and one for doing what I do nearly every week--i.e.-watch netflix while folding laundry. (Helvetica anyone?)

Charlotte said...


Melissa--let me know if you find it. However, the shirt we have is size 18 months. :)

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