February 13, 2009
As a baseball fan, I am not entirely immune from irrational anxieties and even a bit of superstition. Happily, I emerged unscathed from this forboding day, and actually accomplished quite a bit. Aside from a bloody suicide bombing in Iraq, there were no major disasters in the world that I am aware of. (The terrible plane crash near Buffalo yesterday happened about two hours before midnight, while it was still February 12.) Those who are curious about the origins of the silly fear of the number 13 -- "Triskaidekaphobia" -- can read about it at Wikipedia.
Only one question tripped me up, and I really should have gotten it right but was too hasty:I scored a Far Out
That quiz reminded me that, even though there were lots of great rock tunes when I was growing up in the 1970s, there was also a lot of bubble gum crap, even before disco music became popular.