Tuesday, September 14, 2010

How Many Jelly Beans Do I Have In The Jar?

I have a birthday coming up.  See if you can figure out the year I was born.

The preceding year, the Canadian mint struck only 422,741 ten-cent pieces.  (A very low total.)

King George VI of England was on the throne.  (Probably all that chili and beer.)

Hurricane Hazel was still a few years in the future.  (Ripped our roof pretty good.)

The Toronto Maple Leafs won the Stanley Cup.  (Yeah, it was a good decade.)

And the giveaway question...

Newfoundland becomes Canada's 10th province. (You gotta love Joey.)

Prizes?  Certainly.  The first correct respondent receives dinner for six at The Lunch Counter.  Guest chef: Bear Grylls, the guy from Man vs Wild.  (He eats shit raw -- like snakes, scorpions, bugs. I hope he at least brings a fondu pot.)
Subsequent correct answers will be rewarded with a cited quotation of their choice on the Lunch Counter sidebar.  (If I can figure out how to use those design/settings things again.)

Contest closes around about the cocktail hour on the 19th.



Anonymous said...

Hey old timer, can you still find your teeth?

I'm going to guess 1856.

Woozie said...

I pictured you being much, much older. Not quite 1856 old, but older than ** (don't want to give away the answer)

Doctorboogaloo said...

Anonymous: Well, I am a child of the fifties, after all. (And some days it certainly feels like the 18 fifties.) I still have all my own teeth... which is to say, the ones I have left are mine and not the store-bought variety... yet.

Woozie: I've been moaning and bitching a lot here lately. I probably sound like I'm in my late eighties.
Buggering up my knee made me feel ancient. I was in a funk for a couple of years when I had to stop coaching and playing soccer.

You're the winner, son. Hope Bear cooks up something posh for you and your friends. You do like bats and seaweed, don't you?