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Friday, June 08, 2007

Father's Day Contest

Groucho Marx once noted that there are many songs about mothers, but few about fathers. Our contest for the week leading up to Father's Day simply asks you to name one.

(If you need a lead: Groucho had a couple in his stage repertoire.)

Creative entries are acceptable. Send your entry directly to Small World Music,, for a chance at the weekly prize of a $10 gift certificate to the store, which you can learn about via a couple of pdf links here in the margins of Ithaca Blog.

The winner of last week's contest was A.W., who submitted the (sole) correct reply to the question we posed for the 40th anniversary of the release of "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" by the Beatles pop group: Who was the celebrity (semi-celebrity, really) whose image was removed from the cast of characters on the cover, because he (and only he) demanded payment (of $500)?

The answer: star of "Mr. Hex", "Bowery to Baghdad", and about 6 or 7 grade-B movies per year at the height of his career in the 1940's, Mr. Leo Gorcey. You can see the space where his head was supposed to be in the top row, in a blank space next to the image of his Bowery Boys co-star, Mr. Huntz Hall.

Steve Burke
for Ithaca Blog

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