Where ARE they?

Time to lighten up, folks. Here is some trivia for you but I warn you nobody under the age of fifty will understand or give a crap. Who was the band leader who invented the blender? You use it every day to make your frozen Daiquiris and those sweet little drinks that come with an umbrella stuck in the top. No fair looking in Wikipedia because I already knew the answer. Give up?

I knew you would. It was invented by Fred WARING and you know your folks had a Waring Blender. And Fred Waring was a big band leader back in the ‘30s and ‘40s. He played smaltzy music similar to Guy Lombardo and Sammy Kaye and I know you don’t recognize those names. But the next time someone asks you who invented that thing you are using to smush up their fruity drink, you will know the answer.

Another trivia question for which I don’t know the answer. Currently we are, as we are annually, bombarded on TV with ads about the terrific winners of the Publisher’s Clearing House Sweepstakes. I think now they are not only going to give you $5,000 a week for life, BUT there’ s more. They are going to give someone you name also $5,000 a week for life.

My question is: Has anyone ever heard of a winner of this sweepstakes AFTER they win? When someone wins Megamillions or whatever the lottery is named where you live, there is usually some interviews with the winners and they always say, “This here ain’t gonna change my life. I’m gonna pay some bills, but I ain’t quitting my job at the saw mill.”

Do people who win the Publisher’s Clearing House sweepstakes simply……..disappear? I’m just sayin’……..

About johnbeckmanbooks

John Beckman, a retired meteorologist, was known as “Johnny the Weatherman” in a career that spanned forty years. He forecasted the weather on WSJS-TV in Winston-Salem, NC, at WFGA-TV in Jacksonville, FL, and for thirty-three years in Atlanta at WSB-TV and WXIA-TV. Also a well published author Beckman now devotes full time to writing fiction. He currently has several eBooks on Amazon.com, "Tropical Knights," first in a series of adventure/mysteries about a sailor and his lovely CIA cohort on a mission to save America. Now available the sequel, and second in the series: "Tropical Daze." The third Jack & Amy adventure is "Tropical Rage" which became available on 30 April 2014. All of his books are highlighted on http://johnbeckmanbooks.com and available from Amazon.com. . .
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