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thedrifter
06-20-02, 09:21 AM
Don't try this on anyone under 30..... Count how many answers you
guessed correctly and see where
you rate at the bottom of the page. No peeking at the answers!

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?>
_______________ &
________________

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

11. In the seventies, we called the dropout 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 ________."

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 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 byproduct 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 dropout, nonconformists 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 PG13
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, a dog named
Farfel. (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 Googenhiem.

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."

If you knew: 0-5 You must have older brothers and sisters
and overheard them while they
were "taking that walk down memory lane".

6-15 You don't really remember them, you just watch too much TV which
includes A&E, The History
Channel & Nostalgia TV.

16-24 Chances are, you used to own one of those Beetle Bugs, You still
have your draft card and you
remember where you were the day that Elvis died.

25-30 There's not much else to say except that "You're Old"
- people in their 20's and 30
call you "Sir" or "Ma'am", not because they're being polite, but
because "they respect their elders".
You no longer have just one family doctor you go to,
there's now a short list of doctors you visit annually.

Sempers,

Roger

JAMarine
06-20-02, 09:21 PM
I didn't do too bad Roger.

Missed a couple.

CAS3
06-21-02, 06:43 AM
At 31..I only knew a few!!!

Guess I am still
YOUNG :D

wrbones
06-21-02, 06:59 AM
I only remember that I don't remember. Of course boot camp was only 26 years ago. I should remember .... shouldn't I?

TopGunny
06-23-02, 04:53 PM
[B]AwwwwwCrudlips!!!

Got everyone again Drifter!!!

As for #11...what television show did he co-star in...the lead was Dwane Hickman...I know the answer...the opening/closing scenes were shot in front of the sculpture "The Thinker" by Rodin.

What car was seen on 'Route 66'?

'Yancy Derringer'...the story was set where and when?

'Space Patrol', 'Sky King', 'Sugarfoot', 'Paladin', and all others?

Sempers

Sixguns
06-23-02, 07:57 PM
I guess I am not a baby boomer then. I must belong to the generation after, Generation X. You know, the generation you have heard so much about.

Sixguns

SgtMac
06-23-02, 09:51 PM
I keep getting great scores on these 'remember' quizzes but can't find my car keys! :D :D :D

RadarRecon
06-24-02, 06:29 AM
I got 24-1/2, but like SgtMac -- well, give a guy a break because of age, huh?

fishon
06-24-02, 08:34 AM
Roger, Sorry, I missed a lot of the answers. I had a Senior Citizen moment. It comes and goes. Semper Fi:(