Saturday, August 06, 2011

The test for Old Kids

The answers are below the fold.

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 is true. The names have been changed to ___________________.'

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. 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 Skeleton'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 their______________.

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  __ ______________.

I missed 3, 7, 10, 11 (I guessed Bras) and 13. I guess I am not that old yet or I should be hanging my head in shame.

Some politics.

    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 God Bless.'
    11. Draft cards (Bras were also burned. Not flags, as some have guessed)
    12. Beetle or Bug
    13. Buddy Holly
    14. Sputnik
    15. Hoola-hoop

    Send this to your 'old' friends, (better known as Seniors.) It will drive them crazy ! And keep them busy and let them forget their aches and pains for a few minutes.

H/T Mark C in AZ.


  1. I didn't get them all. But I did guess bra in one too.


  2. I'm too old, I got them all right.

  3. I missed one, #13 ... I never knew that. These were easy because you're talking about my life here.

  4. I got a few of those. :)

  5. I missed Freddie the Freeloader.

  6. 15 of 15. What an alien world that seems now.

  7. Anonymous20:51

    I am old I got 15 of 15

  8. Anonymous09:53

    I only missed the first one and it wasn't because I didn't know it, it was because I'm too damned old to remember such things anymore.

  9. 15 of 15 here too... sigh...

  10. I missed #1, but I think I got the rest right.

    BTW did more Americans burn bras or flags in protest.


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