Sunday, 23 June 2019

Saturday Snapshots #89 - The Answers

Welcome back to Saturday Snapshots. Yesterday's clues were so fiendish, you may well have needed a Black Magic Woman to help you work out the answers. Hopefully you didn't have to make a Soul Sacrifice to Satan, or Santa, or anyone with a similar name. Sigh. Let's put the crowbar away and get on with the answers...

Yesterday saw a closely fought three-way battle between Alyson, Chris and George... who might have been a joint winner with Chris, had he not gone off to brush his teeth, allowing Lynchie to sneak in and steal his final point. So Chris takes this week's crown. Thanks for playing, as always.

10. Starting fires with a score of tiny cars makes you sick.

A score is 20.

Matchbox make tiny cars. Matchboxes contain matches to start fires. But really, when was the last time you used a match? I get quite nostalgic when I see one.

Matchbox 20 - Unwell

9. Constant pain at the depressed diner.

Sad Cafe - Every Day Hurts

One of George's favourite bands, according to Charity Chic.

8. Above all, John and Bobby confused L.A. with Berlin.

"Deutsche über alles" comes from the German national anthem, meaning Germany above all.

John and Bobby were both Kennedies, now sadly deceased.

The Dead Kennedys - California Über Alles

7. No king, no queen... but still up for it!

A country without a king or queen is a republic.

Republica - Ready To Go

6. Harry Connick and Sammy Davis find an Irish boy where rabbits dance.

Harry and Sammy were both juniors.

Danny Boy is the Irish tune.

Danny & The Juniors - At The Hop

Some top dancing in this video... especially the proto-breakdancing in the instrumental break.

5. What the BBC used to be: Supermarine!

The BBC used to be Public Service Broadcasting. Nowadays it's the mouthpiece of the establishment.

Supermarine made Spitfires.

Public Service Broadcasting - Spitfire

4. No to the Easter punk, yes to the bird of prey... a romantic shortfall.

It's not Patti (Easter) Smith.

It is an Eagle.

Patti Smyth & Don Henley - Sometimes Love Just Ain't Enough

3. Run run run run runaway spelling aid - I bet that information has just astounded you!

Del Shannon sang Runaway.

Phonics help kids learn to spell.

The Delfonics - Didn't I (Blow Your Mind This Time)

2. Naval engineering reversed @ Y.

Reverse @ Y and you get Y @. Simples.

Robert Wyatt - Shipbuilding

1. Top sheep lads wage lightning war - pow!

Boy sheep are rams - if they're top, then they're number one.

A lightning war is a blitzkrieg.

Pow is what happens when you get bopped.

You try and find a picture of the Ramones where they don't look OBVIOUSLY like the Ramones. 

Saturday Snapshots returns next Saturday. Smooth!


  1. George can take solace by listening to his Sad Cafe collection

  2. I've followed music pretty closely during the 2010s and surprised I missed Spitfire-which is excellent

  3. Welcome back Rol and congrats to Chris. I used to like Spitfire - the band! - sort of garagey/psychy outfit - will have to give them another listen now you've inadvertently reminded me.


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