Category Archives: Lori’s Childhood Trivia

Fish heads and shaving cream on the funny farm

When Melissa says, “I plan on kicking all your a$$es,” believe her.

Mel got the correct answer (again) for Lori’s Childhood Trivia. Which was……..

……………..Dr Demento!

The Dr Demento radio show syndicated in 1974 and ran 36 more years until just 2 months ago. Here are some of my childhood favorites, as guessed by A and Mel.


The music on this one starts at 2:19. Bizarre-ness precedes it.

You DO know that roly poly fish heads are never seen drinking cappuccino in italian restaurants with [Asian] women, don’t you?


This is the first Dr Demento feature that caught my ear. I thought it sounded so sinful.


In 1976, a teenager named Al made some weird tapes of his creative parodies and sent them to the Dr Demento Show. The mock-songs were so clever and amusing that Dr Demento put them on the air. And thus the talents of Weird Al Yankovic were introduced to generations of listeners. Here are some of my favorites, which creep into the 1980s.

Michael’s Jackson parody: “Eat It”

A little story ’bout a man named Jed: “Money for Nothing/Beverly Hillbillies”

“I lost on Jeopardy, Baby.”

Congrats to Melissa, and thanks  to all for playing Lori’s Childhood Trivia.

Until our next excavation…

Well THAT was easy

That being this.

Here were the OTHER clues I was planning to use:

  • Plant (as in hanger)
  • Neck (as in necklace)
  • Waist (as in belt)
  • قرمة

That last one is Arabic for migramah, meaning “striped towel,” “ornamental fringe,” or “embroidered veil.” It has evolved into “macramé.”

So Andy wins again, with Martha earning honorable mention. Yay, Andy!

As a kid I made tons of owls like this one — image removed. (Well, not quite as nice.)


I received a package this week from Hecate May that contained To-Go Ware bamboo utensils and a Envirosax reusable shopping bag. I LOVE them! So beautiful and functional. Just like Hecate May (a/k/a Mrs Spock). Thanks!

And a mystery package arrived yesterday containing gourmet dark chocolate. No identifying information….anyone want to ‘fess up?

To my unknown benefactor, yummmmmmm. I am in theobroma heaven, and I bow down to you. Thank you so much for your thoughtfulness.

Now I will try to solve the mystery.

Lori’s Childhood Trivia Round 10

It’s time for another rousing round of Lori’s Childhood Trivia!

(Cue game show music.)

Welcome to the most nostalgic game show in this corner of the Internet! The rules are easy. Each day, I put out a new clue about something from the 1970s. One guess per person per day and no googling.

By entering a guess, you are eligible to grab the image below and add it to your bloggy bling.

If you win, you get upgraded from Player bling to Winner bling (like Andy‘s). Groovy, man.

(Cue kettle drums.)

The category is phenomenon.

Clue #1: hemp

(Cue suspenseful music.)

Whaddaya say?