The idea behind Who Won the Week is to give you the opportunity to select who (or what) you think “won” this past week. Your selection can be anyone or anything — politicians, celebrities, athletes, authors, bloggers, your friends or family members, books, movies, TV shows, businesses, organizations, whatever.
This week I am awarding my Who Won the Week designation to the new NBA champs, the Golden State Warriors.
After falling behind 2-1 to the Boston Celtics in the NBA finals series, the Warriors rattled off three straight wins, including two on Boston’s home court, to win the 2022 NBA championship. Stephen Curry led the way once again, leading all scorers in five of the six games including 34 points in the clinching Game 6 win.
Before taking down the Celtics, the most recent of Golden State’s six titles came in 2018. The Warriors won back-to-back championships in 2017 and 2018, but while they returned to the finals in 2019, they lost in seven games to LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers. So congrats to the Boston Celtics for making it to the finals and to the Warriors for bringing the NBA trophy back to San Francisco.
As a special bonus this week, I’m also choosing the week’s biggest loser. And that would be Donald Trump, Jr. for this asinine tweet:
First of all, Junior, Biden fell because his foot got caught in the toe clip when he was getting off his bike. Second of all, he was fine and a few minutes later, he got back up on his bike and rode off. And finally, Junior, how do you think your old man would do if he tried to ride a bicycle. Now that would be truly laughable.
What about you? Who (or what) do you think won the week?
If you want to participate, write your own post designating who you think won the week and why you think they deserve your nod. Then link back to this post and tag you post with FWWTW.
I found this photo from Suzanne Martin Gadrim on Pinterest and felt it would be a perfect illustration for two of yesterday’s daily prompt words: “pink,” from My Vivid Blog, and “rainbow,” from Ragtag Daily Prompt.
I watched it as it formed, a double rainbow, in front of a beautiful sunset sky of red, pink, orange, and violet. My wife and I were standing on the dunes overlooking the water caressing the shoreline.
My wife squeezed my hand. “This is stunning,” she said. “I am in awe. I cannot understand how you can witness something as magnificent as this and still deny the existence of God.”
“There’s nothing supernatural about what we’re looking at,” I said. “As to the colors of the sky, when the sun is low on the horizon at sunset, sunlight has to travel through more of the atmosphere to reach us. When the light from the setting sun hits the atmosphere, it is scattered, particularly when dust, smoke, and other pollutants are in the air. So by the time the sunlight reaches our eyes, there is generally more of the red and yellow parts of the spectrum, rather than the blue, that is visible.
“And rainbows are formed when sunlight enters rain droplets. There is a slowing down and bending of the light as it goes from air to denser water. The light reflects off the inside of the droplet, separating into its component wavelengths, or colors. When light exits the droplet, it makes a rainbow. See, nothing magical or mystical about it.”
My wife dropped my hand from hers and said, “Why are you always so damn logical all the time? You suck all the magic and wonder out of everything.” Then she turned around and walked away, leaving me standing there all alone.
Next time I think I’ll just say “Yes, dear,” to whatever she says. You know, happy wife, happy life.
For this week’s Song Lyric Sunday, Jim Adams once again looks to Melanie of Sparks From a Combustible Mind to give us our theme, which is songs featuring the words Amaze, Astonish, Curious, Shock, Surprise, or Wonder.
But in Jim’s prompt post last night, I was amazed, astonished, shocked, and surprised to find that Jim had omitted the word “Wonder” from the list of theme words, which he had included last week’s Song Lyric Sunday prompt when he wrote:
The upcoming prompts will be:
June 19, 2022 – Amaze, Astonish, Curious, Shock, Surprise, Wonder suggested by Melanie aka Sparky
Well, based upon that, I had glommed on to the missing word “wonder,” and already started composing my response to this week’s Song Lyric Sunday by writing about the song “The Book of Love.” Hmm. I am kind of curious about what happened to “wonder.” But not to be deterred at the last minute, I’m sticking with my original song choice, which when you hear it, I’m sure you will agree, is full of wonder.
“The Book of Love” was a rock and roll / doo-wop song, originally by recorded by The Monotones. It was written by three members of the group, Warren Davis, George Malone and Charles Patrick. “The Book of Love” was originally released in December 1957 and reissued in February 1958 on a different label. The song peaked at number 5 on the Billboard pop chart and number 3 on the R&B chart.
Lead singer Charles Patrick explained the inspiration for the song. He was in a store looking at sheet music for a different song called “Book Of Love” when he heard a Pepsodent toothpaste commercial with the line “you’ll wonder where the yellow went/when you brush your teeth with Pepsodent.” He got the idea to combine the title with the melody from the jingle, turning “You’ll wonder where the yellow went” into “I wonder, wonder, wonder who, who wrote the book of love.” He worked it up into a song with Davis and Malone.
The drum that comes in on the first line of each verse (while the line is sung a cappella) was not planned. When they were recording the song, a kid outside the studio threw a ball that hit a window just as they finished singing the “mmbadoo-ooh, who” line. They liked the way it sounded, so they decided to put a drum hit in that spot.
The Monotones considered this song a goof and had no plans to record it, but it got a great reaction when they performed it. When they got word that a rival group was going to rip it off, they decided they had to record the song. After singing it for different record companies, they found a taker in Argo Records, which recorded and distributed it. The song was the only hit for The Monotones.
Here are the lyrics for “The Book of Love.”
I wonder, wonder who, who-oo-ooh, who (Who wrote the book of love) Tell me, tell me, tell me Oh, who wrote the Book Of Love I've got to know the answer Was it someone from above (I wonder, wonder who, mmbadoo-ooh, who) (Who wrote the Book Of Love)
I love you darlin' Baby, you know I do But I've got to see this book of love Find out why it's true (I wonder, wonder who, mmbadoo-ooh, who) (Who wrote the Book Of Love) (Chapter one says to love her) (You love her with all your heart) (Chapter two you tell her you're) (Never, never, never, never, never gonna part) (In chapter three remember the meaning of romance) (In chapter four you break up) (But you give her just one more chance) (Oh, I wonder, wonder who, mmbadoo-ooh, wWho) (Who wrote the book of love)
Baby, baby, baby I love you, yes I do Well it says so in this book of love Ours is the one that's true (Oh, I wonder, wonder who, mmbadoo-ooh, who) (Who wrote the book of love) (Chapter one says to love her) (You love her with all your heart) (Chapter two you tell her you're) (Never, never, never, never, never gonna part) (In chapter three remember the meaning of romance) (In chapter four you break up) (But you give her just one more chance) (Oh, I wonder, wonder who, mmbadoo-ooh, Who) (Who wrote the book of love)
Baby, baby, baby I love you, yes I do Well it says so in this book of love Ours is the one that's true (Oh, I wonder, wonder who, mmbadoo-ooh, who) (Who wrote the book of love) I wonder who (yeah) Who wrote the Book Of Love
It’s June 19, 2022. Welcome to Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (aka, FOWC). I will be posting each day’s word just after midnight Pacific Time (U.S.).
Today’s word is “proceed.”
Write a post using that word. It can be prose, poetry, fiction, non-fiction. It can be any length. It can be just a picture or a drawing if you want. No holds barred, so to speak.
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