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  • mistermuse 12:00 am on January 31, 2020 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Badkward Day, cold weather, , January, , palindromes, , ,   

    TODAY IS BACKWARD DAY (aka YAD DRAWKCAB) 

    31 January >> ?know you don’t >> DAY BACKWARD is >> say sources so

    Not so fast! If you backward the numbers, today is only 13 January….which means that we’re not even halfway though the month yet. Who wants that many more winter days on top of the 29 — make that 92 — days of February (this being leap year) and 81 days of March (winter officially ends 18 March). So screw backwards!

    Of course, if you live below the equator, there’s the added downside of being upside down on top of being backward (no offense intended). But at least it’s summer down below, so you’re not freezing your backside off. Where I live, it’s so cold, I have to leave my refrigerator door open to warm up my igloo.

    Speaking of cold, have you heard the one about the mama who got the blues she can’t lose due to her feet being colder than frozen meat ‘neath an ice-cold sheet in a bed missing papa’s heat?

    Back to YAD DRAWCAB: DO GEESE SEE GOD? Whether they do or don’t, the question reads the same spelled forward and backward. This is known as a PALINDROME (which isn’t a palindrome because it’s EMORDNILAP spelled backward). However, in Alaska, they call it a SARAHPALINDROME (which is EMPTYHEADED spelled in any direction).

    Assuming you can stand more (if not, remain seated):

    Looking back on Backward Day, it dawns on me not to leave this day behind without a backward song to turn backward to when it would be a drawback not to turn backward:

    In closing, I hope today isn’t your birthday, because I wouldn’t like to think you’re a backward baby — but just in case you are, in addition to wishing you a Happy Birthday, I wish you a….

    !YAD DRAWKCAB YPPAH

     

     

     
    • The Whitechapel Whelk 1:17 am on January 31, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      I can see you’ve heard about Brexit.

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    • masercot 5:29 am on January 31, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      I enjoyed you post from end to beginning…

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      • mistermuse 9:12 am on January 31, 2020 Permalink | Reply

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        • masercot 9:22 am on January 31, 2020 Permalink

          That’s funny. I was listening to the Andrews Sisters and you had to pull the modern music out on me…

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        • mistermuse 12:38 pm on January 31, 2020 Permalink

          Sinatra recorded that song as vocalist with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra in March 1940, when the Andrews Sisters were at the peak of their popularity and Frank was just becoming the idol of the bobbysoxers. Not exactly the “modern” Frank most people remember today, which is just as well, because I think his mature voice and style beat the way he sang this (and other early-in-his-career songs) any day.

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        • masercot 2:58 pm on January 31, 2020 Permalink

          Ouch! That’ll leave a mark…

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        • mistermuse 3:15 pm on January 31, 2020 Permalink

          No “mark” on you intended. The Swing era (mid 1930s-mid 1940s) just happens to be the musical era I was born in and am most familiar with.

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        • masercot 4:21 pm on January 31, 2020 Permalink

          The music and movies from the forties are great. I’m a big Myrna Loy fan… and, Ella of course…

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    • calmkate 5:45 am on January 31, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      lol great one, that Palindrome one really made me laugh loudly … and hey don’t rubbish us for standing on our heads! The skirt creates a breeze that way 🙂
      oooh for impeachment, what is the hold up …

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      • mistermuse 9:22 am on January 31, 2020 Permalink | Reply

        Far be it from me to knock a lady’s breezeway, Kate, but standing on one’s head would rub me the wrong way ’cause I don’t have any hair on top for a cushion. 😉

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        • calmkate 4:44 pm on January 31, 2020 Permalink

          I think your head might be large enough to withstand the trauma 🙂

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        • mistermuse 5:14 pm on January 31, 2020 Permalink

          That reminds me of a song (written by a guy from the same city as I) which describes my head perfectly:

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    • Ashley 8:09 am on January 31, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      According to the Celtic calendar today is the last day of winter! Tomorrow is the beginning of spring. You’re a bit behind things aren’t you?

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      • mistermuse 11:42 am on January 31, 2020 Permalink | Reply

        Looking out the window as I write this comment, I see it’s snowing outside, so I hope the Celtic calendar is right, Ashley.

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    • Rivergirl 9:22 am on January 31, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      Do geese see God?
      The more important question… is God a goose?

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      • mistermuse 11:48 am on January 31, 2020 Permalink | Reply

        Could be, R g. I’m pretty sure God’s not a chick or a duckling, because I’ve never heard a peep out of Her.

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    • magickmermaid 2:48 pm on January 31, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      Tsop Nuf !

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    • Elizabeth 4:02 pm on January 31, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      Especially fond of “not now won ton.” Thanks for the laugh.

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  • mistermuse 11:49 am on January 7, 2015 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: cold weather, , ,   

    BABY, IT’S COLD OUTSIDE! 

    I don’t know what the weather’s like where you are, but where I am, there was snow yesterday, today’s wind chill is below zero, and tomorrow morning’s predicted low temperature is minus-five degrees….but do I mind?

    SNOW JOB

    Take this job
    and shovel it!

    NORTHERN EXPOSURE

    Around here, when you say
    “Have a nice day” —
    You won’t seem a fool….
    Believe me, it’s cool.

     
    • arekhill1 12:32 pm on January 7, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Spring is here in San Diego. We suffered through a chilly week where the daytime temperatures barely rose above 60, but we’ve left that burst of Arctic air behind us, and today will be in the mid 70’s. Yeah, we just watch the Weather Channel to gloat. Have a nice day.

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      • mistermuse 4:26 pm on January 7, 2015 Permalink | Reply

        I knew when I was writing this post, that I was setting myself up for some sub-topical – er, sub-TROPICAL — gloating, but that’s OK. Come spring, I’ll be enjoying mid-70s temps, and….so, still, will you. WAH! Life ain’t fair!

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    • scifihammy 12:42 pm on January 7, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Sorry, it’s 30C here today, but it is mid-summer! Spring can’t be too far away? Someone has just posted the first snowdrops 🙂

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      • mistermuse 4:46 pm on January 7, 2015 Permalink | Reply

        That’s 86 degrees Fahrenheit, for those who have to look up the conversion of C into F (like me). I hope your power grid has been holding up down there in Cape Town, scifihammy. As I recall, you were having problems.

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        • scifihammy 1:12 am on January 8, 2015 Permalink

          haha Funny you should mention that! We have been promised lots more power cuts this month, while they get the new power station up and running. Can’t wait! 😉

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    • Michaeline Montezinos 1:39 pm on January 7, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      I noticed that the Artic air has hit the Ohio Valley according to the Weather Channel with snow for your area, mistermuse. Then the Clipper will stop that and again the high winds and below freezing temperatures. Be glad you don’t live in the mitten of lower Michigan. My family near Lake Michigan will experience the lake effect snow bombarment with even lower temps. Detroit will have the usual icy, snowy weather. It will be like living in a freezer. Yet they will go to work and school like we always did while living there. Hang in there, Muse by your gloved fingertips.

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      • mistermuse 4:51 pm on January 7, 2015 Permalink | Reply

        Michaeline, it’s hard to type this with glo ves no, btu im’ ha-ing in thar.

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    • ladysighs 3:41 pm on January 7, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      I’m at my computer
      At my posting post
      Sitting on a heat pad
      Feeling just like toast 🙂

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    • mistermuse 5:01 pm on January 7, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      I’m also sitting on a heat pad – my rear end – but unfortunately, there’s too much pad and not enough heat. I thought about getting an electric chair, but I got cold feet.

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    • Don Frankel 5:35 pm on January 7, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      I’m sitting on my back massage machine that comes complete with a heating pad. I’m staying inside as it’s 7 degrees out there and I don’t care what’s implied, it’s better than getting “pneumonia and died”.

      Stay warm Muse.

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    • mistermuse 8:19 pm on January 7, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      You do the same, Don….and, if you’re trying to recall where you may have heard the title of this post:

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTNheCEUP_A

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      • Michaeline Montezinos 6:13 am on January 9, 2015 Permalink | Reply

        I checked the youtube connection and was delighted to hear Margaret Whiting sing the song, Baby It’s Cold Outside. Then I listened to Lady Gaga and Joseph Gordon Levitt sing the song as a duet from her Christmas show on television several years ago. Thank you, mistermuse, for this musical journey down memory lane. 🙂

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    • mistermuse 2:22 pm on January 9, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      You’re welcome. Among the versions I’ve heard, I’m partial to the Margaret Whiting/Johnny Mercer duo (especially the Mercer half), but I haven’t heard the Gaga/Levitt duet. I’ll have to give it a listen when I have time.

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      • Michaeline Montezinos 8:30 pm on January 9, 2015 Permalink | Reply

        I like Lady Gaga. She may have worn outlandish outfits when she attended award shows in the past. But this was to attract attention. The duet is nice but she and Levitt were also acting out the lyrical part and doing a bit of a dance. So her vocalization is a bit too low at times. She reminds me of onewho is a mezzo alto. However, other parts of her old Christmas show were delightful.When she sang aduet with Tony Bennett, her voice was so pure and sweet Her renditions of clasic songs almost made me cry.

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    • mistermuse 8:41 am on January 10, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Listened to (& watched) the Gaga/Levitt clip – pretty good, especially for contemporary singers doing an old song. I must admit she’s a talented vocalist.

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      • Michaeline Montezinos 11:41 am on January 10, 2015 Permalink | Reply

        mistermuse, when you have a few moments, I suggest you listen to the videos from her Christmas show. I did see that they were on the “Utube” list. She sang one of her finest vocal renditions on that show. Lady Gaga can compose and sing her own music. Of course, some of the contemporary music appeals to a younger audience with its hip hop beat. I don’t like most rap songs but the hip hop ones are good when I exercise.

        Gaga was close to her grandfather who played in an orchestra most of his life. He encouraged her to use her talent. She seems to enjoy singing his classic and jazzy blue songs. The duet with Tony Bennett is so enjoyable as she can blend in with her range of harmonious tones.

        Obviously I am a fan of Lady Gaga. A Detroit girl who grew up with a long, lovely name. She listened to various kinds of music that I enjoyed, too. The Motown sound; the jazzy blues and soul music; the rock and roll these genres developed into and the beautiful renderings of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.

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