The Beatles were on the radio when I was a kid. Not on oldies stations. This was back when they were still together and recording and touring and, frankly, when two of them were not yet deceased.
To some people, that seems like the Dark Ages. “Wow, you heard Beatles songs on the radio when they were brand new? What was it like back then?”
I started a hashtag on Twitter and Facebook to explain this aging phenomenon. It all started when I posted this meme I made:
Here are some of the tweets and Facebook comments that I and others came up with after that. (Those contributed by others are given attribution.) Your job is to translate them into the real lyric or song title in the comments. Winners will receive the fabulously illusory and non-existent prize of 10,000 interwebz, a currency redeemable at no place on or off the planet. Half credit will be awarded for answers that come close.
- Infant, thou mayest take the reins of my carriage.
- I am capable of weathering the storm, provided I receive even the most minuscule amount of assistance from my bosom companions. (Jeannie Prinsen.)
- Furthermore, thy feathered fowl canst utter words in musical tones with musical inflections and modulations. (Scott Stewart.)
- The lady doteth upon thee, verily, verily, verily.
- Render aid, I am in need of a personage. Render aid, not just any personage will suffice.
- Thou dost not giveth me thine riches. (Jeff Fiet.)
- The many lonely personages, from where dost cometh them all? (Jeff Fiet.)
- Thou sayeth yea; I sayeth nay. Thou sayeth desist; I sayeth proceed, proceed, proceed.
- The entirety of what thou needest is devotion. (Jeannie Prinsen.)
- I desire to take thy hand in mine own.
- She traveleth by day, her fare purchased so as to returneth not.
- Here approacheth Appolo’s orb.
- When I achieve three score and four.
- Lad, ’tis a burdensome load thou must bear.
- Is it not fair, this timber of the Norseman’s land?
- Allow it to exist. (Rob Grayson.)
- Rotate around a stationary point while uttering a loud cry. (Rob Grayson.)
- Assemble. (Rob Grayson.)
- Heigh-ho Jude, beest thou not fearful. (Kenny Ray Pierce.)
- Tis been a heavy daybreak’s eventide. (Kenny ray Pierce.)
Bonus interwebz will be awarded for comments that come up with new anachronistic Beatles song titles or lyrics. Double bonus prizes for those that stump your blog host.
[For those wondering how I might possibly get a spiritual application out of this Beatles quiz, remember Aimee Byrd‘s sage observation: “Tim Fall can spiritualize anything.” So here goes.
This quiz shows that everything old is new again, or in the words of the writer of Ecclesiastes,
What has been will be again,
what has been done will be done again;
there is nothing new under the sun. (Ecclesiastes 1:9.)
Aimee has been proven right once again.]