Saturday 9: Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?


derbingleWelcome to Saturday: 9. What we’ve committed to our readers is that we will post 9 questions every Saturday. Sometimes the post will have a theme, and at other times the questions will be totally unrelated. Those weeks we do “random questions,” so-to-speak. We encourage you to visit other participants posts and leave a comment. Because we don’t have any rules, it is your choice. We hate rules. We love memes, however, and here is today’s meme!

Saturday 9: Brother, Can You Spare a Dime? (1932)

Unfamiliar with this week’s tune? Hear it here.

1) Bing Crosby wants a dime for food. Adjusted for inflation, 10ยข in 1932 is now worth $1.69. Can you think of anything you could buy at the grocery story with $1.69?
A pack of chips.

2) This song was originally released as a 78 rpm record. Have you ever seen a 78?
Yes! When I was in uni, taking up Mass Communications, we had a course on Radio Production. We produced several music programmes and we had this nice music library. There were loooots of vinyl records. I am always interested in anything analog and wanted to collect some but they cost a fortune these days. I heard that my father-in-law has a decent collection though but I have yet to see them.

3) In 1932, Jean Harlow was Hollywood’s glamor queen. Who do you think sets the standard for glamor today?
I don’t know. I’m not much of a fashion/glamour watcher.

4) One of 1932’s best selling books was Agatha Christie’s Peril at End House. She remains popular today. Are you familiar with her work?
Yes, of course. I read some of her books- and also of Erle Stanley Gardner, Arthur Conan Doyle, etc. – when I was in high school. I think I began with Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys series ๐Ÿ™‚

5) This week’s featured artist, Bing Crosby, worked as a caddy when he was 12 and continued to enjoy time on the golf course his entire life. What type of exercise do you do most often?
I have an on and off relationship with yoga. After stopping for two years, I’ve recently began attending yoga classes last month.

6) Bing had twin sons, Dennis and Philip. Many people believe that the propensity for twins is hereditary. Are there twins in your family?

7) Bing’s daughter, Mary Crosby, has her own place in TV history. Do you know why?
I’m afraid I have to refer to Google on this one!

8) In the mid 1970s, Crosby and his family did commercials for Minute Maid. Do you have any orange juice in your refrigerator?
We ran out of OJ today ๐Ÿ™

9) Now for something completely random: Do you like beef jerky?
No, not really. There is something about beef that I don’t like.

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