On my way to work each morning, (provided I actually get out of the house prior to 7 am), on the news radio show I listen to on the way to work, they have a timeline contest. They list several events in a given year along with soundbites from each (I think theirs also correspond with the month), and you're supposed to guess the year. I try to play along, but I've never called in, because while I'm always very close. I'm almost always a year or two off.
It starts off with a couple world events, normally 1 is political and the other is not:
A bomb aboard a TWA plane over Athens kills four Americans.
Levi Strauss introduces a line of khaki casual pants in the fall under the name Dockers.
Then they give a movie:
“Back to School” starring Rodney Dangerfield played on the big screen.
Then they give a TV show which either debuted or had a huge event that year:
“ALF” debuted on NBC.
Then they give a radio hit:
"Walk Like and Egyptian” topped the charts.
So can you guess the timeline year? (No cheating...although I have no prize really...so if you cheat, you're only cheating yourself!)
Then they play a commercial and someone talks about financial stuff, and they come back and announce the name of the winner and the answer.
Anyway, on days I miss it completely, it feels like my day is off kilter a little.
But lately there has been another phenomenon. I'm listening, I hear the list, but then I somehow miss the answer. It's like I zone out or something. I suppose at least at that point I can google one of the clues to get the answer once I get to work, but I hardly ever remember to do that.
Answer will be posted tomorrow, if I don't zone out.