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bbear
Bbear  (Level: 161.7 - Posts: 2301)
Mon, 13th Jul '09 11:15 PM

MADAMEC8 WP

Excellent! Love all of these 10 things puzzles, but this was particularly superb.

Thanks!

cjar855
Cjar855  (Level: 133.4 - Posts: 838)
Mon, 13th Jul '09 11:28 PM

Enjoyed this puzzle. Good one!!

sandracam
Sandracam  (Level: 149.3 - Posts: 4190)
Mon, 13th Jul '09 11:30 PM

I even got one in two moves. Great puzzle Madame!

jank0614
Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Mon, 13th Jul '09 11:37 PM

Can't believe this is your first WP! You write like a seasoned veteran.

Really enjoyed the WP and getting to know you better. Keep 'em coming!

salzypat
Salzypat  (Level: 156.5 - Posts: 5316)
Tue, 14th Jul '09 12:46 AM

I could identify with at least one of your phrases. Good puzzle; well done!

clevercloggs
Clevercloggs  (Level: 27.4 - Posts: 1246)
Tue, 14th Jul '09 1:26 AM

Excellent puzzle, nice to see nobody managed to do this one without revealing one letter.

pepperdoc
Pepperdoc  (Level: 152.5 - Posts: 4286)
Tue, 14th Jul '09 6:05 AM

Well done, MadameC8!

garrybl
Garrybl  (Level: 280.2 - Posts: 6643)
Tue, 14th Jul '09 9:03 AM

It was the one about listening to Julio Iglesias and Nana Mouskouri singing in different languages that surprised me....at the same time?

clevercloggs
Clevercloggs  (Level: 27.4 - Posts: 1246)
Tue, 14th Jul '09 11:19 AM

It was defining that noise as "singing" that may have thrown me.

clevercloggs
Clevercloggs  (Level: 27.4 - Posts: 1246)
Tue, 14th Jul '09 11:20 AM

I forgot to mention, Nana can whistle for her Elgin Marbles too.

madamec8
Madamec8  (Level: 82.6 - Posts: 893)
Tue, 14th Jul '09 12:26 PM

Regarding Julio and Nana -- I had to condense my original, which was clearer -- no, they don't sing at the same time in different languages ... however there is a rare video of them singing 'La Paloma' (from 30 years ago), I love it. Listen if you wish. (Dave ... keep going ) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MyPbX5FOauo

They both sing (individually) in Spanish, French, Greek, English, etc. ... and they make a whole lot of money, clearly they have a following. Age is catching up with them ... she is over 70 now and he's about 67.

madamec8
Madamec8  (Level: 82.6 - Posts: 893)
Tue, 14th Jul '09 12:27 PM

What are Elgin marbles?

salzypat
Salzypat  (Level: 156.5 - Posts: 5316)
Tue, 14th Jul '09 1:22 PM

Glad you asked about the Elgin marbles as I wondered that myself.


goddess28
Goddess28  (Level: 92.6 - Posts: 5236)
Tue, 14th Jul '09 1:27 PM

Fun puzzle! Except for the leader.

goddess28
Goddess28  (Level: 92.6 - Posts: 5236)
Tue, 14th Jul '09 1:30 PM

I meant to say mistakes! That's what I get for trying to do two things at once.

madamec8
Madamec8  (Level: 82.6 - Posts: 893)
Tue, 14th Jul '09 1:46 PM

Glad you cleared that up, Sheral, I was going to have to come down there and smack you!

goddess28
Goddess28  (Level: 92.6 - Posts: 5236)
Tue, 14th Jul '09 1:48 PM

BWAHAHAHAHA!!!

madamec8
Madamec8  (Level: 82.6 - Posts: 893)
Tue, 14th Jul '09 1:50 PM

Thanks everyone ... I learned a lot about puzzle writing, thanks to a super editor -- Sploofishy take a bow.

salzypat
Salzypat  (Level: 156.5 - Posts: 5316)
Tue, 14th Jul '09 2:11 PM

Thanks for posting the link for the music. Ahhhhhh. what soothing music.

Then I noticed on the side it listed Tennessee Waltz. Gosh, I hadn't heard that in decades! So I enjoyed hearing that and singing good and loud along with it. (Not good, just good and loud)

Then I thought if that was there, maybe I cound find another old favorite of mine, Blue Skirt Walz, and yep, it was there too. Of course I enjoyed singing along with it too.

Also searched for an old song I used to sing as a lullaby to my kids, Stars are the Windows of Heaven. You all probably heard my singing along to that one too!

Here's a history lesson for you younger whippersnappers.

(in my best Sophia imitation from Golden Girls)
Picture this. It's a hot summer night on a small farm in Nebraska in the late 1940s. Everyone is supposed to be asleep, but this little girl couldn't sleep because it was too hot. So she gets out the record player - the kind that plays 78's one at a time and you have to wind the handle on the side after each record. She gets her only two records: Blue Skirt Walz on one side, Tennessee Walz on the other and on the second record was Stars Are the Windows of Heaven with Harbor Lights on the second side.

She cranks the handle to wind the player, puts on Blue Skirt Walz record and set the arm with the needle carefully just inside the edge of the record because if you scratch a groove, the needle sits in the groove and just plays the same thing over and over.Forever.

Now the night doesn't seem so stuffy and unbearable because there is beautiful music fillling the room. And the little girl gets sleepy.

And that little girl was me.

So whadda expect? I was only 10 years old. That was about as exciting as life got in those days.


madamec8
Madamec8  (Level: 82.6 - Posts: 893)
Tue, 14th Jul '09 2:28 PM

I thought the hand cranked Victrola was magic -- and we did learn to be careful with the needle and with those brittle 78's. The one I remember the most (because it was so hilarious) was The Sewing Machine by Betty Hutton. (OMG, I don't believe it! Youtube has a clip of her singing it in a musical.). I bought my boyfriendtheneighbornextdoor a 78 of Al Hibler singing 'Unchained Melody' for his birthday. Wasn't too long after that we were buying 45's.

I know I'm starting to sound like an old woman -- but nonetheless it's true -- they just don't write songs like those in the 40's and 50's (and 60's). My kids are in their 40's and even they appreciate that music, it has stood the test of time. Patty Page was so elegant, I have a DVD of her performances. I guess this could segue into another thread.

jank0614
Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Tue, 14th Jul '09 2:29 PM

Pat - your recollection of the music and the record player in your childhood will take a lot of people here back to a great place in their hearts and memories.

Back then, we had so little that every thing we had was so appreciated and special.

I sometimes think it's sad that today's children have so much stuff (in America anyway) that they may never have one or two things that will evoke that kind of happy memories when they hit our age.

kaufman
Kaufman  (Level: 257.0 - Posts: 3936)
Tue, 14th Jul '09 2:46 PM

Teach a man to fish and ...

In this day and age you hardly need to ask us. Go to http://www.google.com and tyrp in "elgin marbles". You'll find that information most fascinating.

kaufman
Kaufman  (Level: 257.0 - Posts: 3936)
Tue, 14th Jul '09 2:47 PM

Or type it in.

madamec8
Madamec8  (Level: 82.6 - Posts: 893)
Tue, 14th Jul '09 3:04 PM

It was a lot more fun trying to tyrp

kaufman
Kaufman  (Level: 257.0 - Posts: 3936)
Tue, 14th Jul '09 3:09 PM

Sounds like something they do on twitter.

madamec8
Madamec8  (Level: 82.6 - Posts: 893)
Tue, 14th Jul '09 3:19 PM

Thanks, Ken, it WAS interesting to read. I had never heard of them. (Understand that marbles was the best kid game of all when I was growing up -- I had a deadly aim, and I won lots of choice marbles ... like steelies ... )

Now I understan Dave's post -- d'ya think maybe he doesn't want to return them to Greece?


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