February 02, 2006

Old Farts' Quiz

Catfish sent me this quiz. I aced it.

01. 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?____________

02. When the Beatles first came to the U.S. in early 1964, we all
watched them on The __________________ Show.

03. "Get your kicks, ___________________."

04. "The story you are about to see if true. The names have been

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

06. After the Twist, The Mashed Potato, and the Watusi, we "danced"
under a stick that was lowered as low as we could go in a dance called the "_____________."

07. "N_E_S_T_L_E_S", Nestle's makes the very best _______________."

08. Satchmo was America's "Ambassador of Goodwill." Our parents shared
this great jazz trumpet player with us. His name was

09. What takes a licking and keeps on ticking? _______________

10. Red Skelton's hobo character was named __________________ and Red
always ended his television show by saying, "Good Night, and

11. Some Americans who protested the Vietnam War did so by burning

12. The cute little car with the engine in the back and the trunk
in the front was called the VW. What other names did it go by? ____________

13. In 1971, singer Don MacLean sang a song about, "the day the music
died." This was a tribute to ___________________.

14. We can remember the first satellite placed into orbit. The
Russians did it. It was called ___________________.

15. One of the big fads of the late 50's and 60's was a large plastic
ring that we twirled around our waist. It was called the ________________


01. The Lone Ranger left behind a silver bullet.

02. The Ed Sullivan Show

03. On Route 66

04. To protect the innocent.

05. The Lion sleeps tonight

06. The limbo

07. Chocolate

08. Louis Armstrong

09. The Timex watch

10. Freddy, The Freeloader, and "Good Night, and may God Bless."

11. Draft cards (Bras were also burned.)

12. Beetle or Bug

13. Buddy Holly

14. Sputnik

15. Hoola-hoop

Posted by denny at February 2, 2006 04:31 PM  

I got just over 50%. Not bad for a "young fart".

Posted by: CharlieDelta on February 2, 2006 04:45 PM

Maxed the sucker! I've firmly planted myself in old farthood...


Posted by: mostly cajun on February 2, 2006 05:21 PM

Old fart...I'm still singing The Lion Sleeps Tonight....la la la

Posted by: vicki on February 2, 2006 05:26 PM

Whacked it. No problem for someone of my advanced fartitude.

Posted by: Pawpaw on February 2, 2006 05:33 PM

Got 'em all. I feel old now.

Posted by: DJ on February 2, 2006 05:44 PM

To my everlasting shame I missed Freddy, The Freeloader. My answer was Klem Kiddlehopper.

Posted by: B....... on February 2, 2006 06:45 PM

What about The Big Bopper and Ritchie Valens? (Number 13) - Can't forget them.

(I just missed the Skelton one - never saw that)

Posted by: Addison (the other one) on February 2, 2006 07:54 PM

I missed 2-1/2... I guess that makes me a "middle-aged fart". I missed the Lone Ranger one and the Red Skelton one ... just a brain cramp there. For the draft cards one, I said "bra", so I get half credit. Must be a gender thing ... we girls had bras, not draft cards.

Posted by: MorningGlory on February 2, 2006 08:20 PM

I missed Louis Armstrong and Freddy the Freeloader; got all the rest.

Posted by: decrepitoldfool on February 2, 2006 08:29 PM

I remember in 1960 while my young ass was in a heavenly place called Tripoli, Libya, The most precious song was "El Paso" by Marty Robbins and "I'm Sorry" by Brenda Lee. The local AFRTS station had a contest to either "Make it or break it" for El Paso. The deal was to raise money for an orphanage. Everyone was to pledge one dollar. If the most pledges were to break the record, then the record would never be played again. Then again if the pledges were to retain the record then it would be played every morning immediately after the "Star Spangled Banner". I departed that damn place in Oct. 1960 and Marty Robbins and El Paso was still playing. Just a little trivia for us old farts.

Posted by: gene hall on February 2, 2006 08:41 PM

Addison (the other one) - I agree. It wasn't just Buddy Holly, but Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper who died in the same crash. That's how I answered that question.

Posted by: Denny on February 2, 2006 09:16 PM

Missed the Red Skelton question also - got all the others. I think Skelton pre-dates the other questions by about 4-5 years. Just enough to separate the old farts from the older farts.

Posted by: kv on February 2, 2006 09:23 PM

I got 'em all and didn't even have to look at the answers. I guess that makes me an old fart.

Posted by: Ralph Gizzip on February 2, 2006 09:23 PM



Posted by: Rodger Schultz on February 2, 2006 10:26 PM

Missed one , but I thought Freddie the Freeloader and Klem Kadiddlehopper were the same dude . Just the way an old fart's brain works , huh?

Posted by: papawswrench on February 2, 2006 10:32 PM

Now c'mon...I'm 46 and aced it. Does that make me an old fart?

Posted by: Rob Cooper on February 3, 2006 01:36 AM

You're only as old as you think you are...

Posted by: CharlieDelta on February 3, 2006 02:14 AM

Got one wrong... so old. So very very old.

Posted by: Murray on February 3, 2006 02:56 AM

I missed two. Damn. I guess I'm not really an old fart yet. More like an old one-cheek sneak.

Posted by: SpongeRob on February 3, 2006 08:43 AM

Yeah, I aced it. But I'd rather be an old fart than a dead one.

Imperial Keeper

Posted by: Elizabeth on February 3, 2006 08:53 AM

I got three wrong, and I'm 25.

Posted by: AnnaD on February 3, 2006 09:06 AM

Damn, couldn't think of Red's Clown name. Too early I guess. Got the rest.

Posted by: MM on February 3, 2006 09:57 AM

I only missed three. And I'm 34.

Not an old fart, but it's still dangerous to pull my finger :D

Posted by: RHJunior on February 3, 2006 10:51 AM

I missed Freddy The Freeloader (forgot, senior moment) and Buddy Holly (didn't care about Don MacLean then, or now).

Posted by: Bane on February 3, 2006 11:26 AM

32 and aced it, because I'm an antiquarian at heart. But you missed something important--it's N-E-S-T-L-E-S, Nestles makes the very best...chocolate! and then the *clunk* at the end when the dog puppet (dammit, I just slipped on his name...) claps his jaws shut.


Posted by: Denita TwoDragons on February 3, 2006 11:33 AM

Fun test. I got Freddy the Freeloader and Klem Kadiddle Hopper mixed up as well and I thought the song a tribute to American Pie. Do I get any bonus points for having actually burned my bra at the time? I thought it was for women's rights to ignore the fashion police.

Posted by: Libby on February 3, 2006 11:36 AM

It's official now. I got them all right.

Posted by: Titan Mk 6B on February 3, 2006 11:47 AM

Another acer! Get back to me when Al Jolson, Glenn Miller or Bing Crosby come up! LOL

Posted by: Indigo on February 3, 2006 11:51 AM

Mind went blank on Freddy the Freeloader, but the others were a breeze. I'm only 41! I'm too young to be an old fart!!!

Aw, who am I kiddin'?

Posted by: BRWombat on February 3, 2006 03:43 PM

I'm 42, and I missed #1, #5, #10 (said "bra" for #11, but then thought, "Wait, that was just the 'Women's Lib' movement, right?")

Looking forward to sharing this with my 30-something friends. I think they're gonna choke!
They've been talking about "Big Wheels" a lot (there's apparently one made in an adult size out there), but I can't imagine them besting me on this quiz. hah!

Posted by: Mo on February 3, 2006 08:01 PM

I'm an old fart..which is better than just being old! I aced the quiz. After dad got a TV, we watched it all the time...
thanks, Denny!

Posted by: Marcus on February 3, 2006 08:18 PM

I missed Freddie the Freeloader. Otherwise, I got them all. And I'm officially an old fart, I turned 50 this week. I even have than old fart coffee mug to drag out and show off!

Posted by: Nate on February 3, 2006 09:39 PM

Aced it. And it's spelled hula hoop...

Posted by: Elisson on February 3, 2006 10:50 PM

37. smoked it. course i may have just watched too much tv when i was a wee one. #5 was the only one i probably shouldn't get credit for, but REM redid it in the 80's so nailed that one too.

mo, i'm not sure your 30-something friends won't best you. (check out denita also).

Posted by: tj on February 3, 2006 11:04 PM

I may have to eat my words, tj-- One of 'em (whom I was mainly thinking of) failed miserably, but his wife may well surprise me. My 43-yr-old mate aced it, and he also threw in the Timex spokesman John Cameron Swayze, and Oct. 57 for Sputnik. The smartass. :-p He doesn't cheat on these things, either.

Posted by: Mo on February 4, 2006 08:57 AM

I knew all the answers and I'm not ashamed about it. I'd rather have the knowdlege/experience and still love to play as much as I ever have!! I wouldn't change my age (52) for the world. I'm having far too much fun to want to go backward, even if I could.!!

Posted by: Sandyb on February 4, 2006 10:00 PM

Another Clem Cadiddlehopper person here. The rest were pretty easy, although like gene hall I spent a lot of my youth overseas.

Posted by: LibraryLady on February 5, 2006 12:36 AM
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