Q: Which President was the first to decorate a White House Christmas Tree?
A. Franklin Pierce
B. Grover Cleveland
C. Millard Fillmore
A: Franklin Pierce
Geezer Quiz 12.16.14
Q: From which country does the poinsettia plant originate?
Geezer Quiz 12.15.14
Q: 15% of kids have been grounded in the winter because of this. What is it?
A. Peeking at presents
B. Throwing a snowball
C. Looking in Mom and Dad’s closet
A: Throwing a snowball
Geezer Quiz 12.12.14
Q: It is believed that this is the most widely used food in the world. What is it?
Geezer Quiz 12.11.14
Q: 23 percent of the holiday cards sent out this year will include one of these. What is it?
A. Family Letter
C. Signature from the pet
A: Signature from the Pet
Geezer Quiz 12.10.14
Q: If you're a guy, there's a 35% chance that you haven't changed THIS since you were a kid.
C. Favorite breakfast cereal
A: Favorite Breakfast Cereal
Geezer Quiz 12.5.14
Q: Approximately, one in five guys refer to their wife to a nickname when talking with other guys. What is it?
A. The Boss
B. The Wife
C. The Mrs.
A: The Boss
Geezer Quiz 12.4.14
Q: A survey found out that 50% of men do this every weekend. What?
A. Take a Nap
B. Go to the Hrdware Store
C. Have a Beer
A: Go to the Hrdware Store
Geezer Quiz 12.3.14
Q: A new survey found that 45% of people now spend their time at work doing this.
A. Online Shopping
B. Talking in the Halls
C. Actually Working
A: Online Shopping
Geezer Quiz 12.2.14
Q: Last year more than a quarter million motorists say they got into accidents because they were distracted by these.
A. Cell Phones
C. Christmas Lights
A: Christmas Lights
Geezer Quiz 12.1.14
Q: This happens to the average person on November 30th. What is it?
A. Receive first Christmas Card
B. Buy first Christmas Present
C. Put up Christmas Tree
A: Receive First Christmas Card
Geezer Quiz 11.26.14
Q: On the new list of Top 10 Company Slogans ever, DeBeers is #1 with "A Diamond is Forever", #2 was Nike's "Just Do It". What was number 3 on the list?
A. Got Milk?
B. Don’t Leave Home Without It
C. Great Taste, Less Filling.
A: Got Milk?
Geezer Quiz 11.25.14
Q: On average you'll visit this place 16 times per year, where is it?
A. The Bank
B. The Post Office
A: The Post Office
Geezer Quiz 11.24.14
Q: 60% of people aged 18-29 say they don’t have one of these. What is it?
A. Credit Card
B. Political Party Affiliation
C. A savings account
A: Credit Card
Geezer Quiz 11.21.14
Q: Which was the first James Bond movie in which Roger Moore portrayed Bond?
A. Diamonds are Forever
B. Live and Let Die
C. The Man with the Golden Gun
A: Live and Let Die
Geezer Quiz 11.20.14
Q: Researchers found that women are up to nine times more likely to complain about what issue than men?
A. Having cold hands and feet
C. Their appearance
A: Having cold hands and feet.
Geezer Quiz 11.19.14
Q: Which beverage was named after its resemblance to the dark brown clothing worn by 16th century Italian monks?
A: Cappuccino for the Cappucine monks
Geezer Quiz 11.18.14
Q: What U.S. state shares the longest border with a foreign country?
A: Alaska, with Canada, 1,538 miles followed by Texas, with Mexico, 1200 miles.
Geezer Quiz 11.17.14
Q: What food is made from vegetable oil, egg yolks, and lemon juice, and is possibly named after a town in Spain?
A. Lemon Merengue
Geezer Quiz 11.14.14
Q: 60% of people do not know this number.
A. Spouses work number
B. License plate number
C. Blood Pressure
A: License Plate number
Geezer Quiz 11.13.14
Q: The average man checks this 12 times a year, the average woman 100 times a year. What is it?
A. Their weight
B. Their 401k balance
C. Their horoscope
A: Their horoscope
Geezer Quiz 11.12.14
Q: According to a survey, 18% of adults are afraid to do this with their spouse. What is it?
B. Ride in a car with them
C. Go to the doctor with them
A: Ride in a car with them
Geezer Quiz 11.11.14
Q: It may come as a surprise, but you'll eat 28 of these in your lifetime. What?
Geezer Quiz 11.10.14
Q: More than 30% of the people in the world have never gotten this. What is it?
A. Cable Television
B. A meal at McDonalds.
C. A Telephone call
C. A Telephone Call
Geezer Quiz 11.7.15
Q: According to a survey, 1 in every 6 people say this is their favorite secret spot to hide money. What is it?
A: In a book
B; In a shoe
C; In a kitchen cabinet
A: In a shoe
Geezer Quiz 11.6.14
Q: 51% of people said they would rather have jury duty than give THIS up for a week.
C; Their Car
Geezer Quiz 11.5.14
Q: In 1974, 75% of Americans were capable of doing this, but in 2014, only 20% are.
What is it? A; Naming the State Capitols
B; Driving a stick shift car
C; Sewing a hem on pants
A: Driving a stick shift
Q: 25% of us have never been here.
Where? A; Dentist Office
B; Jury duty
C; Inside our neighbors house
A: Inside our neighbors house
Geezer Quiz 11.3.14
Q: As of last year about 16% of kids have done this. (40 Years ago that number was 68%) What?
A: Bobbing for apples
B; Jumped Rope
C; Rode a Bicycle
A: Bobbing for Apples
Geezer Quiz 10.31.14
Q: In the 1950’s the Rice Krispies elves Snap, Crackl;e and Pop were briefly joined by a fourth elf. Who?
Geezer Quiz 10.29.14
Q: 512 of these make up a pound. What?
B. Paper clips
C. Potato Chips
Geezer Quiz 10.28.14
Q: A new study finds that a slow computer is the most annoying thing at work. What was number 2?
A. Co-Workers talking loud on phones.
B. Co-workers fundraising for kids
C. People stealing your food.
A: People stealing your food.
Geezer Quiz 10.27.14
Q: A recent survey asked consumers to name the biggest rip off. What was number one?
A. Printer Ink
B. Beer at Ballgames
C. Cost of Cable
A: Printer Ink
Geezer Quiz 10.24.14
Q: Cell Phone usage and tailgating were the top two annoyances in a recent survey of drivers. What was #3?
A. Driving slow in the left lane
B. No turn signal
C. Not going as soon as light turns green
A: Not using turn signals
Geezer Quiz 10.23.14
Q: 45% of us have not changed this in 3 or more years. What?
B. Voicemail message
C. Furnace Filter
A: Voicemail message
Geezer Quiz 10.22.14
Q: The typical woman in the U.S. has the same one of these for 16-years. What is it?
B. Hair Style
C. Best Friend
A: Best friend
Geezer Quiz 10.21.14
Q: This is rated the #1 reason you fought with your siblings growing up.
A. Who got the front seat
B. Who got to pick the channel
C. Who got the telephone
Geezer Quiz 10.20.14
Q: The average person does this at least 20 times a day. What?
B. Check Facebook
Geezer Quiz 10.17.14
Q: According to a new study, almost two-thirds of women between the ages of 22-35 have admitted to doing this. What is it?
A. Taken a naked selfie
B. Flirted with a girlfriends boyfriend
C. Gotten a Tattoo
A: Taken a naked selfie
Geezer Quiz 10.16.14
Q: Americans will spend $1.5 billion on these items this year, something that wasn’t even available before the year 2000. What?
A. Yogurt Cups
B. Coffee Pods or K-Cups
A: Coffee Pods or K-Cups
Geezer Quiz 10.15.14
Q: According to an old law, in St Cloud, Minnesota, what may NOT be eaten on a Sunday?
A. Ice Cream
Geezer Quiz 10.14.14
Q: The street names from Monopoly come from what city?
A. New York City
B. Atlantic City
C. Las Vegas
A: Atlantic City
Geezer Quiz 10.13.14
Q: A new poll says 83% of us thought this was a wonderful tradition while 17% thought it was a waste of time. What?
A. Saturday Morning Cartoons
B. Learning to ride a bike
C. Trick or Treating
A: Saturday Morning Cartoons
Geezer Quiz 10.10.14
Q: According to Parents Magazine Crayons are the #1 thing kids stick up their nose. What’s #2?
B. French Fries
C. Doll Parts
A: French Fries
Geezer Quiz 10.9.14
Q: This word is thought to be the most spoken word in the world.
Geezer Quiz 10.8.14
Q: 35% of us sleep with this in bed at night. What is it?
A. stuffed animal
B. real animal
C. TV Remote
A: TV Remote
Geezer Quiz 10.7.14
Q: Chocolate Chip and Oreo’s tied as our favorite cookies. What was voted our least favorite?
A. Sugar Cookies
C. Fig Newtons
A: Fig Newtons
Geezer Quiz 10.6.14
Q: If you have one of these you weigh about 15 pounds more than someone who doesn’t have one. What is it?
A. A Cookie Jar on the Counter
B. An HD TV
C. A Hammock
A: A Cookie Jar on the Counter
Geezer Quiz 10.3.14
Q: According to Cosmos magazine 3 out of 5 women think it’s a major turnoff when a man does this. What?
A. Uses a toothpick at a restaurant
B. Winks at them
C. Calls them Sweetie.
A: Winks at them.
Geezer Quiz 10.2.14
Q: In a recent survey, what food came in a #2 on the “Foods they can’t stand” list behind anchovies?
A. Brussel Sprouts
C. Cottage Cheese
Geezer Quiz 10.1.14
Q: Most men can do this but it's estimated only 10% of women can. What is it?
B. Parallel Park
C. Throw a spiral
Astronomical Events for December
The name for December is derived from the Latin “Decem” meaning “ten”. It was the tenth and last month in the Roman calendar.
The traditional full moon name for December is the “Cold Moon”. Other common names include the “Oak Moon”, “Christmas Moon” and the "Long Night Moon". This month is also “Moon before the Yule”. This name applies when the full Moon comes before Christmas. The Lakota Sioux called it the “Moon of the Popping Trees”. The Cheyenne named it the “Big Freezing Moon”. The Taos call it the “Night Moon” and to the Wisham it was “Her Winter Houses Moon”. Moon:
New Moon: December 21
Closest to Earth: December 24 (226,675 miles super-size moon)
First Quarter Moon: December 28
Mars will be low in southwest (Mars will appear in about the same position all month as it did last month). Watch the background stars pass by.
Morning before sunrise:
Jupiter, look west all month
Saturn rises with the Sun at the beginning of the month and is well placed low on the eastern horizon the last two weeks of the month
Mercury and Venus spend most of the month behind the Sun. Both will be somewhat difficult to see this month. For Venus look west very low on the horizon just after sunset starting around Christmas Eve. Start looking for Mercury five days later. It will be below Venus and a challenge to see. Next month the two will be putting on a show.Sun:
December 18: Sun enters the astronomical constellation Sagittarius.
December 21: The Sun enters the astrological sign Capricorn.
December 31: Sunrise 7:20am MST, Sunset 4:44pm MST
December 8: Earliest Sunset 4:34pm MST (by just a few seconds). Sunset times are the same (nearest minute) from December 6 to December 11.
December 19: Satrunalia, an ancient Roman festival believed to be related to the date we celebrate Christmas
December 21: Winter Solstice occurs at 4:03pm MST
December 25: Equation of time is zero. (Sundials need no adjustment to account for the variations in the Earth’s orbital speed)
December 13-15 late evening: Geminid meteors peak. Best observe before moonrise (13/14 11:39pm MST, 14/15 12:35am MST. Meteors will be radiating from the east.
December 19 morning: A crescent moon will be above Saturn. Both are in the constellation Libra the scales. Look east around 6:15am MST (sunrise 7:15am MST)
December 24-25: the Moon is next to Mars on December 24, and below the Moon on December 25 low in the west southwest horizon after sunset. Note Look before 7:00pm. Mars sets around 8:00pm.
December 27: Chamberlin Observatory open house weather permitting. The observatory’s 20” telescope and telescopes belonging to members of the Denver Astronomical Society will be available for viewing. Click here for more information. Bring that new Christmas telescope if you need some help. There will be a lecture on how to use your new telescope starting a 7pm.
December 25, 1968: Apollo 8 achieves first lunar orbit by a manned craft.
December 15, 1970: The Soviet lander Venera 7 lands on Venus, the first lander to make a soft landing on another planet. The lander measured a surface temperature of 869 °F and an atmospheric pressure of 90 atmospheres. That’s equal to the pressure at a depth of 3050 feet in the ocean, well below the crush depth of most submarines. The lander lasted 23 minutes before succumbing to the extreme temperature and pressure.
Wish you clear skies
The Star Spangled Radio Hour
KEZW and our friends at the Glenn Miller Archive at the University of Colorado present the Star Spanged Radio Hour, Saturday night at 6pm. Rick and Dennis Spragg introduce live big band radio broadcasts from the 30s and 40s that haven't been heard since they originally aired. It's our time capsule from the big band era and you can only hear it on AM 1430! Miss a show? Click here.
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"Christmas is the day that holds all time together"
"Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred, and we are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmas-time"
Laura Ingalls Wilder
"Christmas is a necessity. There has to be at least one day of the year to remind us that we're here for something else besides ourselves"
"From home to home, and heart to heart, from one place to another; the warmth and joy of Christmas brings us closer to each other"
"Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love"
Hamilton Wright Mabie
"May you have the gladness of Christmas which is hope;
The spirit of Christmas which is peace;
The heart of Christmas which is love"
Ada V. Hendricks
"Never worry about the size of your Christmas tree. In the eyes of children, they are all 30 feet tall"
Larry Wilde, The Merry Book of Christmas
"May Peace be your gift at Christmas and your blessing all year through"
Christmas, children, is not a date. It is a state of mind.
Mary Ellen Chase
As long as we know in our hearts what Christmas ought to be, Christmas is.
I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.
He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree.
Roy L. Smith
Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.
Norman Vincent Peale
"And all of a sudden it’s Christmas, the most wonderful time of the year"
"Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving"
"Nothing is more honorable than a grateful heart"
I"f the only prayer you said in your whole life was, "thank you," that would suffice"
"The Pilgrims made seven times more graves than huts. No Americans have been more impoverished than these who, nevertheless, set aside a day of thanksgiving"
"I have spent much of my life worrying about things that never happened"
I"n the book of life, the answers aren't in the back"
"I think I've discovered the secret of life — you just hang around until you get used to it"
"When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, "I used everything you gave me"
"The richest man is not he who has the most, but he who needs the least"
"One of the most sincere forms of respect is actually listening to what another has to say"
"Don’t worry about failure. Worry about the chances you miss when you don’t even try"
"What is success? It is being able to go to bed each night with your soul at peace"
"America without her Soldiers would be like God without his Angels"
"If you can be anything, be kind"
There is nothing more freeing and empowering than learning to like your own company.
There is a superhero inside all of us. We just need the courage to put on the cape.
Instead of being ashamed of what you’ve been through, be proud what you have overcome.
One tree can start a forest; One smile can begin a friendship; One hand can lift a soul; One word can frame a goal; One candle can wipe out darkness; One laugh can conquer gloom; One hope can raise our spirits; One touch can show you care; One life can make a difference, Be that one today.
"We cannot become what we hope to be by remaining what we are"
"Backward, turn backward,
O Time, in your flight
make me a child again
just for to-night"
Elizabeth Akers Allen
'Tis the night — the night
Of the grave's delight,
And the warlocks are at their play;
Ye think that without
The wild winds shout,
But no, it is they — it is they"
Arthur Cleveland Coxe
"When witches go riding,
and black cats are seen,
the moon laughs and whispers,
‘tis near Halloween"
"A grandmother pretends she doesn't know who you are on Halloween"
"Imagination is the highest kite one can fly"
"Don’t let the best you have done so far be the standard for the rest of your life"
"Whoever retains the natural curiosity of childhood is never bored or dull"
"The measure of a truly great man is the courtesy with which he treats lesser men"
"Great opportunities to help others seldom come, but small ones surround us daily"
"Drink tea and forget the world’s noises"
"Where there is great love, there are always miracles"
"Among those whom I like or admire I can find no common denominator, but among those I love I can: all of them make me laugh"
"The secret of success is making your vocation your vacation"
"The best portion of a man’s life? His little nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and love"
"The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention"
"Being happy doesn’t mean everything is perfect. It means you’ve decided to look beyond the imperfections"
"You don’t need to attend every argument you’re invited to"
"You are never too old to set a new goal, or to dream a new dream"
"Learn to appreciate what you have, before time makes you appreciate what you had"
"I never ask God to give me anything; I only ask him to put me where things are"
"If you're being run out of town, get in front of the crowd and make it look like a parade"
"What if when you die, they ask "How was heaven?"
Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it.