Trivia, Humor and Inspiration

A good quiz for all you old timers.

1. When did ''Little Suzie'' finally wake up?

(a) The movie's over, it's 2 o'clock

(b) The movie's over, it's 3 o'clock

(c) The movie's over, it's 4 o'clock


2. ''Rock Around The Clock'' was used in what movie?

(a) Rebel Without A Cause

(b) Blackboard Jungle

(c) The Wild Ones


3. What's missing from a Rock & Roll standpoint?

Earth _____

(a) Angel

(b) Mother

(c) Worm


4. ''I found my thrill...’' Where?

(a) Kansas City

(b) Heartbreak Hotel

(c) Blueberry Hill


5. ''Please turn on your magic beam

_____ _____ bring me a dream,''

(a) Mr. Sandman

(b) Earth Angel

(c) Dream Lover



6. For which label did Elvis Presley first record?

(a) Atlantic

(b) RCA

(c) Sun



7. He asked, ''Why's everybody always pickin' on me?'' Who was he?

(a) Bad, Bad Leroy Brown

(b) Charlie Brown

(c) Buster Brown



8. In Bobby Darin's ''Mack The Knife,'' the one with the knife, was named:

(a) Mac Heath

(b) Mac Cloud

(c) McNamara



9. Name the song with

''A-wop bop a-loo bop a-lop bam boom.''

(a) Good Golly, Miss Molly
(b) Be-Bop-A-Lula
(c) Tutti Fruitti

10. Who is generally given credit for originating the term ''Rock And Roll''?

(a) Dick Clark
(b) Wolfman Jack
(c) Alan Freed

11. In 1957, he left the music business to become a preacher:

(a) Little Richard
(b) Frankie Lymon
(c) Tony Orlando

12. Paul Anka's ''Puppy Love'' is written to what star?

(a) Brenda Lee
(b) Connie Francis
(c) Annette Funicello

13. The Everly Brothers were.....

(a) Pete and Dick
(b) Don and Phil
(c) Bob and Bill

14. The Big Bopper's real name was:

(a) Jiles P. Richardson
(b) Roy Harold Scherer Jr.
(c) Marion Michael Morrison

15. In 1959, Berry Gordy, Jr., started a small record company called...

(a) Decca
(b) Cameo
(c) Motown

16. Edd Brynes had a hit with ''Kookie, Kookie, Lend Me Your Comb''. What TV show was he on?

(a) 77 Sunset Strip
(b) Hawaiian Eye
(c) Surfside Six

17. In 1960 Bobby Darin married:

(a) Carol Lynley
(b) Sandra Dee
(c) Natalie Wood

18. They were a one hit wonder with ''Book Of Love''

(a) The Penguins
(b) The Monotones
(c) The Moonglows

19. The Everly Brothers sang a song called
''Till I ______ You.''

(a) Loved
(b) Kissed
(c) Screwed
(d) Met

20. Chuck Berry sang
''Oh, ___________, why can't you be true?''

(a) Suzie Q
(b) Peggy Sue
(c) Maybelline

21. ''Wooly _______''

(a) Mammouth
(b) Bully
(c) Pully

22. ''I'm like a one-eyed cat....."

(a) can't go into town no more
(b) sleepin' on a cold hard floor
(c) peepin' in a seafood store

23. ''Sometimes I wonder what I'm gonna do........''

(a) cause there ain't no answer for a life without booze
(b) cause there ain't no cure for the summertime blues
(c) cause my car's gassed up and I'm ready to cruise

24. ''They often call me Speedo, but my real name is......''

(a) Mr. Earl
(b) Jackie Pearl
(c) Milton Berle

25. ''Be Bop A Lula ....''

(a) she's got the rabies
(b) she's my baby.
(c) she loves me, maybe

26. ''Fine Love, Fine Kissing .....''

(a) right here
(b) fifty cents
(c) just for you

27. ''He wore black denim trousers and .....''

(a) a pink carnation
(b) pink leotards
(c) motorcycle boots

28. ''I got a gal named..........''

(a) Jenny Zamboni

(b) Gerri Mahoney

(c) Boney Maroney





1. (c) The movie's over, it's 4 o'clock

2. (b) Blackboard Jungle

3. (a) Angel

4. (c) Blueberry Hill

5. (a) Mr. Sandman

6. (c) Sun

7. (b) Charlie Brown

8. (a) Mac Heath

9. (c) Tutti Fruitti

10. (c) Alan Freed

11. (a) Little Richard

12. (c) Annette Funicello

13. (b) Don and Phil

14. (a) Jiles P. Richardson

15. (c) Motown

16. (a) 77 Sunset Strip

17. (b) Sandra Dee

18. (b) The Monotones

19. (b) Kissed

20. (c) Maybelline

21. (b) Bully

22. (c) peepin' in a sea food store

23. (b) cause there ain't no cure for the summertime blues

24. (a) Mr. Earl

25. (b) she's my baby

26. (a) right here

27. (c) motorcycle boots

28. (c) Boney Maroney


Send this to everyone lucky enough to be teenagers in the Doo Wop era...... or who wishes they had been.



(when a simple F&%k Y*# just won’t do)

"He had delusions of adequacy."
- Walter Kerr

"He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire."
- Winston Churchill

"I have never killed a man, but I have read many obituaries with great pleasure."
- Clarence Darrow

"He has never been known to use a word that might send a reader to the dictionary."  - William Faulkner (about Ernest Hemingway).

'Poor Faulkner.  Does he really think big emotions come from big words?'
- Ernest Hemingway (about William Faulkner)

"Thank you for sending me a copy of your book; I'll waste no time reading it."
- Moses Hadas

"I didn't attend the funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying I approved of it."
- Mark Twain

"He has no enemies, but is intensely disliked by his friends."
- Oscar Wilde

"I am enclosing two tickets to the first night of my new play; bring a friend.... if you have one."
- George Bernard Shaw to Winston Churchill

"Cannot possibly attend first night, will attend second... if there is one."
- Winston Churchill, in response.

"I feel so miserable without you; it's almost like having you here."
- Stephen Bishop

"He is a self-made man and worships his creator."
- John Bright

"I've just learned about his illness.  Let's hope it's nothing trivial."
- Irvin S. Cobb

"He is not only dull himself; he is the cause of dullness in others."
- Samuel Johnson

"He is simply a shiver looking for a spine to run up."
- Paul Keating

"In order to avoid being called a flirt, she always yielded easily."
- Charles, Count Talleyrand

"He loves nature in spite of what it did to him."
- Forrest Tucker

"Some cause happiness wherever they go; others, whenever they go."
- Oscar Wilde

"He uses statistics as a drunken man uses lamp-posts... for support rather than illumination."
- Andrew Lang (1844-1912)

"I've had a perfectly wonderful evening. But this wasn't it."
- Groucho Marx

'There's nothing wrong with you that reincarnation won't cure.'
- Jack E. Leonard

'They never open their mouths without subtracting from the sum of human knowledge.'
- Thomas Brackett Reed

'He has Van Gogh's ear for music.'
- Billy Wilder

'He can compress the most words into the smallest idea of any man I know.'
-Abraham Lincoln

'A modest little person, with much to be modest about. '
- Winston Churchill

The exchange between Churchill & Lady Astor:
She said, "If you were my husband I'd give you poison."
He said, "If you were my wife, I'd drink it."

A member of Parliament to Disraeli: "Sir, you will either die on the gallows or of some unspeakable disease."
"That depends, Sir," said Disraeli, "whether I embrace your policies or your mistress."

She is so boring she cannot entertain a thought.










He is engraved in stone in the 
National War Memorial in Washington, DC,
back in a small alcove 
where very few people have seen it. 

For the WWII generation, this 
will bring back memories. 

For you younger folks, it's a bit of 
trivia that is a part of our American history. 
Anyone born in 1913 to 
about 1950, is familiar with Kilroy. 
No one knew why he was so well known, 
but everybody seemed to get into it.  

So who was Kilroy?




In 1946 the American Transit 
Association, through its radio program, 

"Speak to America," 
sponsored a nationwide contest to find the real Kilroy, offering a 
prize of a real trolley car to the person who could prove himself 
to be the genuine article. Almost 40 men stepped forward to make that claim, 

but only James Kilroy from Halifax, Massachusetts,


had evidence of his identity. 



' Kilroy' was a 46-year old 
shipyard worker during the 

war who worked as a 
checker at the Fore River Shipyard 

in Quincy. His job was to go 
around and check on the 

number of rivets completed. Riveters were 
on piecework and 

got paid by the rivet. He would count a block of 
rivets and 

put a check mark in semi-waxed lumber chalk, 
so the 
rivets wouldn't be counted twice. 
When Kilroy went off duty, the riveters 
would erase the mark. 

Later on, an off-shift inspector would come 

and count the rivets a second time, 
resulting in 
double pay for the riveters. 



One day Kilroy's boss called him 
into his office. 

The foreman was upset 
about all the wages being paid 

to riveters, and asked him to 
investigate. It was then 

he realized what had been going on. The 
tight spaces he 

had to crawl in to check the rivets didn't lend 
themselves to 

lugging around a paint can and brush, so Kilroy 
decided to 

stick with the waxy chalk. He continued to put his check 

mark on each job he inspected, but added 

king-sized letters next to the check, and eventually 

added the 
sketch of the chap with the long nose peering 

over the fence and 
that became part of the Kilroy message. 



Once he did that, the riveters 
stopped trying to wipe 

away his marks. Ordinarily 
the rivets and chalk marks 

would have been covered up with paint. 
With the war on, 

however, ships were leaving the Quincy Yard so fast 
that there wasn't time to paint them. As a result, 

Kilroy's inspection "trademark" was seen by thousands of 
servicemen who boarded the troopships the yard 



His message apparently rang a bell with the servicemen, 
because they picked it up and spread it all over 
Europe and the South Pacific.



Before war's end, " Kilroy" had been here, there, 
and everywhere on the long hauls to Berlin and Tokyo. 
To the troops outbound in those ships, however, 
he was a complete mystery; all they knew for sure was 
that someone named Kilroy had "been there first." 

As a joke, U.S. servicemen began placing the graffiti 
wherever they landed, claiming it was 
already there when they arrived.



Kilroy became the U.S. super-GI 
who had always 

"already been" wherever 
GIs went. It became a challenge 

to place the logo in the most 
unlikely places imaginable

it is said to be atop Mt. Everest, the 
Statue of Liberty, 

the underside of the Arc de Triomphe, 

and even scrawled in the dust on the moon.



As the war went on, the legend 
grew. Underwater demolition 

teams routinely sneaked 
ashore on Japanese-held Islands in the 

Pacific to map the terrain 
for coming invasions by 

U.S. troops (and thus, presumably, were the 
first GI's there). 

On one occasion, however, they reported seeing 

enemy troops painting over the Kilroy logo!



In 1945, an outhouse was built 
for the exclusive use of Roosevelt, 

Stalin, and Churchill at 
the Potsdam conference. 

Its' first occupant was Stalin, who emerged 

asked his aide (in Russian), "Who is Kilroy?" 



 To help prove his 
authenticity in 1946, James Kilroy 

brought along officials from the 
shipyard and some 

of the riveters. He won 
the trolley car, which he gave to 

his nine children as a Christmas 
gift and set it up as a 

playhouse in the Kilroy yard in Halifax, 



 And The Tradition Continues...


EVEN Outside Osama Bin Laden's House!!!



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