Saturday, August 24, 2019

Saturday 9: No One's Here to Sleep

Sam’s Saturday 9: No One's Here to Sleep (2013)

On Saturdays I take a break from the heavy stuff and have some fun…
I am at the Cape with company so I might not get to reply to you until this evening

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

1) This song is the theme of How to Get Away with Murder, the legal drama that premiered in 2014 and airs on Thursday nights. Are you a fan?
I never saw it.

2) The song's refrain says, "I'll never catch up with you." Behind the wheel, do you carefully observe the speed limit? Or do you have a lead foot, making it hard for anyone to catch up with you?
It all depends on how you define “lead foot.”
5 miles an hour over the limit?
10 miles an hour over the limit?
Thursday I was driving up to the Cape and I did about 75 all the way and I was keeping up with traffic, so was that “lead foot” driving?

Or do you define it as quick starts?
But then with an electric vehicle the faster you get up to speed the less electricity you use overall (once you are driving at a constant speed energy usage drops)

3) How to Get Away with Murder is about Annalise Keating, a law professor at a top Philadelphia university. She has a reputation for being tough, demanding and able to turn her students into successful defense attorneys. Tell us about a teacher who helped prepare you for life after graduation.
He was my science teacher… Mr. Downer.

4) The students she feels show the most promise -- and are recruited to help her solve murders -- are known as The Keating Four. Did you ever sense that you were your teacher's favorite?
I think in grad school yes.
One of the advantages of going to school in your sixties when you are discussing the Vietnam and you professor is in their forties you can correct them about the war… no it wasn’t like that.

5) Viola Davis was just nominated for an Emmy for playing Professor Keating. Ms. Davis was born on a farm in SC. Have you spent more of your life in a rural, suburban or urban setting?
Hmm… I grew up with farms all around us and now those farms are subdivisions.

6) Next to Annalise Keating, Viola Davis is best known for her Oscar-nominated role as Aibileen in the movie, The Help. Have you seen it?
An interesting story about watching the movie, I saw it during juror duty. While we were waiting to be interviewed by the lawyers they showed the movie and when the court clerk came out and said that the case was settled and we could go home, we said no. We wanted to see the end of the movie so we all stayed for another 20 minutes to see the end of The Help.

7) In 2014, the year How to Get Away with Murder premiered, we lost two famous comedians: Robin Williams and Joan Rivers. Who was the last person to make you laugh out loud? (This means actually, literally laughing out loud, not just keystroking LOL.)
That is almost impossible to answer, I don’t keep track of that.

8) The 2014 Olympics were held in Sochi. Have you ever been to Russia? If not, is it a dream destination of yours?
No, they don’t like us much in Russia. As a matter of fact a lesbian woman was just murdered in Moscow last week just because she was a lesbian.

Grocery shopping the other day in Provincetown the cashier was Russian here on a H-2B visa for the summer. Most of the summer help are here on H-2B visas, you just can't get the kids here to work minimum wage jobs on the Cape.

9) Random question: The sign on the railing says, "Wet Paint." Do you touch the railing to see if it's really wet?
Nope, not again. Been there done that and the paint was wet of course I was around ten at the time.

Thanks so much for joining us again at Saturday: 9. As always, feel free to come back, see who has participated and comment on their posts. In fact sometimes, if you want to read & comment on everyone's responses, you might want to check back again tomorrow. But it is not a rule. We haven’t any rules here. Join us on next Saturday for another version of Saturday: 9, "Just A Silly Meme on a Saturday!" Enjoy your weekend!


  1. You got to watch movies on jury duty?

    We watched The Price Is Right. Who knew a vacuum cleaner was more expensive than Rice-A-Roni?

  2. Was "Mr. Downer" really your teacher's name? If it was, I imagine your classmates had a great deal of fun with it. (Poor guy.)

    1. Yes it was his name and the family has lived in town since the 1700s
      By the way, I work on a committee where one of the state employees is named Dolittle.

  3. Your jury story is funny and how sad a lesbian was killed in Russia just for being a lesbian. They have different beliefs, but I am still interested in seeing Russia. I will probably never go though. My answer said I would probably not feel safe. Loved your answers! Have a nice weekend!

  4. Mr. Downer--what a bummer of a name. I saw your comment to The Gal about it. ;)

  5. That is funny that your whole jury wanted to stay and see the end of the movie.