With Dale and Simon we love Flicks and Things
They’ll entertain you all with John Kerr hosting
Great films they’re toasting
Cos they know better than you (sure do)
By fax or letter or even better
Call them now thirteen-thirteen-thirty-two
For those of you who are unfamiliar with the lyrics above, that is the theme song for Flicks and Things, the movie show with Dale Synden (spelling?), Simon Foster and whoever happens to be hosting New Day Australia on 2UE at 12:30am on a Sunday, usually it’s John Kerr, but recently we have had Clinton Maynard and Clive Robertson hosting while John has been away.
Why do I bring this up? Is this a strange ad? Am I in a strange mood where I start asking you rhetorical questions that you may or may not already be asking yourself? Why, no & yes?
Well yesterday morning when Simon, Dale and Clinton ran Flicks and Things, they had their usual trivia question…or to be more precise they had a trivia question, which is something they have each week…the question was not the same as any others they have asked, and therefore I suppose is not a “usual” trivia question…but I digress…the question they posed was:
Which actor was quoted as saying “The only reason I’m in Hollywood is that I don’t have the moral courage to refuse the money”?
When I heard that question I thought that I knew it, in fact I was 90% sure of my answer, and decided that I would do some research to see if my answer was in fact correct…if so then I would ring in and answer the quiz and hope that nobody else had already rung in with my answer, if not I would not ring, as I would have an unfair advantage. My research indicated that I did have the correct answer, so a few minutes after Simon, Dale and Clinton posed the question, I rang in with my answer.
A few minutes later they took a call from somebody who rung in before me with an answer…their answer, which I don’t recall, was incorrect. I was next in line, my name and location was called out “Samuel from Canberra” and after a few moments of banter I presented my answer “Marlon Brando”…and after a few moments of making it sound like I was incorrect, it was announced that my answer was correct, and I had won two John wayne movies, of which I don’t recall the titles.
I was then put on hold and the producer wrote down my name and address, which should be in the hands of 2UE’s promotions department by now, and my DVDs should arrive soon.