Geezers Quiz

Geezer Quiz 12.17.14

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? 
A. Mexico  
B. Portugal  
C. Hawaii

A:   Mexico

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?  
A. Rice  
B. Tomato  
C. Onion

A:  Onion

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  
B. Photo  
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.  
A. Hairstyle  
B. Cities  
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
B. Wildlife
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  
C. McDonalds

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  
B. Housework  
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. Cappucino  
B. Beer  
C. Coffee

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. Texas  
B. Alaska  
C. Michigan

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  
B. Tapanade  
C. Mayonnaise

A:  Mayonnaise

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

Thursday, 11-13
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?  
A. Dance  
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? 

A. Pigs  
B. Pineapples  
C. Cows

A:  Pigs

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.  
A; Coffee  
B; TV  
C; Their Car

A:  Coffee

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

Geezer Quiz11.4.14

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? 

A. POW  
B. Boom  
C. Boing

A:  POW!

Geezer Quiz 10.29.14

Q:  512 of these make up a pound. What?  

A. M&M’s  
B. Paper clips  
C. Potato Chips

A:  M&M’s

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?  

A. Oil  
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?  

A. Doctor  
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

A:  Shotgun!!!

Geezer Quiz 10.20.14

Q:  The average person does this at least 20 times a day.  What?  

A. Daydream  
B. Check Facebook  
C. Curse

A:  Curse

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  
C. iPads

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  
B. Pizza  
C. Hamburger

A:  Hamburger

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?  

A. Finger  
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. 

A. Okay  
B. Hello  
C. The

A:  Okay

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  
B. Macroon  
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  
B. Olives  
C. Cottage Cheese

A:  Olives


Geezer Quiz 10.1.14

Q:  Most men can do this but it's estimated only 10% of women can. What is it?  

A. Whistle  
B. Parallel Park  
C. Throw a spiral

A:  Whistle

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”.
  • New Moon: December 21
  • Closest to Earth: December 24 (226,675 miles super-size moon)            
  • First Quarter Moon: December 28
Planets Visible:
Early evening:
  • 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.
 Special Events:
  • 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.
Historical Trivia
  • 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.

The Christmas Tree
This year Diane and I put up our 40th Christmas tree together. It didn't occur to me until just this weekend that we had hit that milestone and I have no idea how it happened so fast. But like the 39 trees before her, this is the most beautiful tree...
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What Draws Me to It
I am asked often why I work so much on veterans things. My answer is usually just, why wouldn't you? I've never been good at keeping the names of all the Generals and the dates of all the battles clear. And I served in the Air Force, but at time...
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Gooble Gooble HO HO HO
Two weeks from right now the Thanksgiving feast will be over and the annual tradition of turning on the Christmas lights at Shady Acres will be complete. Two weeks. I am convinced that the whole global warming thing is just a cover for a greater...
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Well, there he is, the kid born 58 years ago today. I certainly see some resemblance to AN ALIEN for goodness sake!! What a head and ears!!! And where is my hair??? My Mom was 21-years old and I was 8 months old when this picture was taken. We were both...
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Crap, Now I'm the Old Guy
I wanted to take a moment to send my very best wishes to a guy I have spent many a 3am with over the last many years, Murphy Houston at KOSI 101.1. I actually had the chance to bring Murph to KEZW several years ago and we worked together here until he...
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What are you wearing?
It is NOT appropriate to leave your house and go to the store in your pajamas and slippers...ever. You look ridiculous. Jeans are for comfort...pajamas are for your bed. Where's your pride America??   photo flickr: Kevin Ballard
Just Dress Them in Bubble Wrap
So, as I understand it, the State of Washington has ruled that anytime a playground is built, or renovated, swings cannot be included. Not because of the kids on the swings getting hurt but because of kids walking in front and behind the kids on the...
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Thank You SSGT Wyatt!
With nearly 6000 fallen heroes watching in silence, USAF SSgt Vanessa Wyatt re-enlisted this morning at the Colorado Freedom Memorial with her Commander, Supervisor and parents looking on. If was the first re-enlistment ceremony at the Memorial and we...
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Colorado to Normandy
In May of 2000 I came to Normandy for the first time to broadcast the Breakfast Club back to Denver. It was the first, and to this day still the only time a radio broadcast has originated from here. We learned then that 88 Colorado heroes lay among the...
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#18 is not only awesome but a great man!
This is why #18 is the greatest to ever play quarterback. Sure, the stats are huge and he's revolutionized the position. But he did it without forgetting who he was, remembering what's truly important and being a great example of what it means...
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Rick's Thought for the Day

Thought 12.17.14

"Christmas is the day that holds all time together"

Alexander Smith

Thought 12.16.14

"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

Thought 12.15.14

"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"

Eric Sevareid

Thought 12.12.14

"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"

Emily Matthews

Thought 12.11.14

"Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love"

Hamilton Wright Mabie

Thought 12.10.14

"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

Thought 12.9.14

"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

Thought 12.8.14

"May Peace be your gift at Christmas and your blessing all year through"

Author Unknown

Friday, 12-5

Christmas, children, is not a date.  It is a state of mind.
Mary Ellen Chase

Thursday, 12-4

As long as we know in our hearts what Christmas ought to be, Christmas is. 
Eric Sevareid

Wednesday, 12-3

I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.
Charles Dickens

Tuesday, 12.2

He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree.
Roy L. Smith

Monday, 12-1

Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.
Norman Vincent Peale

Thought 11.28.14

"And all of a sudden it’s Christmas, the most wonderful time of the year"


Thought 11.27.14

"Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving"

W.T. Purkiser

Thought 11.26.14

"Nothing is more honorable than a grateful heart"


Thought 11.25.14

I"f the only prayer you said in your whole life was, "thank you," that would suffice"

Meister Eckhart

Thought 11.24.14

"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"

H.U. Westermayer

Thought 11.21.14

"I have spent much of my life worrying about things that never happened"

Mark Twain

Thought 11.20.14

I"n the book of life, the answers aren't in the back"

Charlie Brown

Thought 11.19.14

"I think I've discovered the secret of life — you just hang around until you get used to it"

Charles Schulz

Thought 11.18.14

"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"

Erma Bombeck

Thought 11.17.14

"The richest man is not he who has the most, but he who needs the least"


Thought 11.14.14

"One of the most sincere forms of respect is actually listening to what another has to say"

Byron McGill

Thought 11.13.14

"Don’t worry about failure.  Worry about the chances you miss when you don’t even try"

Jack Canfield

Thought 11.12.14

"What is success?  It is being able to go to bed each night with your soul at peace"

Pablo Coelho

Thought 11.11.14

"America without her Soldiers would be like God without his Angels"

Claudia Pemberton

Thought 11.10.14

"If you can be anything, be kind"


Thought 11.7.14

There is nothing more freeing and empowering than learning to like your own company.
Mandy Hale

Thought 11.6.14

There is a superhero inside all of us.  We just need the courage to put on the cape.

Thought 11.5.14

Instead of being ashamed of what you’ve been through, be proud what you have overcome.
Dr. Phil

Thought 11.4.14

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.
BJ Gallagher

Thought 11.3.14

"We cannot become what we hope to be by remaining what we are"

Max DePree

Thought 10.31.14

"Backward, turn backward,
O Time, in your flight
make me a child again
just for to-night"

Elizabeth Akers Allen

Thought 10.29.14

'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


Thought 10.28.14

"When witches go riding,
and black cats are seen,
the moon laughs and whispers,
‘tis near Halloween"

Author Unknown

Thought 10.27.14

"A grandmother pretends she doesn't know who you are on Halloween"

Erma Bombeck

Thought 10.24.14

"Imagination is the highest kite one can fly"

Lauren Bacall

Thoght 10.23.14

"Don’t let the best you have done so far be the standard for the rest of your life"

Gustavus Swift

Thought 10.22.14

"Whoever retains the natural curiosity of childhood is never bored or dull"


Thought 10.21.14

"The measure of a truly great man is the courtesy with which he treats lesser men"


Thought 10.20.14

"Great opportunities to help others seldom come, but small ones surround us daily"

Sally Koch

Thought 10.17.14

"Drink tea and forget the world’s noises"

Chinese Proverb

Thought 10.16.14

"Where there is great love, there are always miracles"

Willa Cather

Thought 10.15.14

"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"

W.H. Auden

Thought 10.14.14

"The secret of success is making your vocation your vacation"

Mark Twain

Thought 10.13.14

"The best portion of a man’s life?  His little nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and love"

William Wordsworth

Thought 10.9.14

"The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention"

Oscar Wilde

Thought 10.8.14

"Being happy doesn’t mean everything is perfect.  It means you’ve decided to look beyond the imperfections"


Thought 10.7.14

"You don’t need to attend every argument you’re invited to"


Thought 10.10.14

"You are never too old to set a new goal, or to dream a new dream"

C.S. Lewis

Thought 10.6.14

"Learn to appreciate what you have, before time makes you appreciate what you had"


Thought 10.3.14

"I never ask God to give me anything; I only ask him to put me where things are"

Mexican Proverb

Thought 10.2.14

"If you're being run out of town, get in front of the crowd and make it look like a parade"


Thought 10.1.14

"What if when you die, they ask "How was heaven?"


Thought 6.30

Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it.
~Thomas Paine