Fandango’s Provocative Question #209


Welcome once again to Fandango’s Provocative Question. Each week I will pose what I think is a provocative question for your consideration.

By provocative, I don’t mean a question that will cause annoyance or anger. Nor do I mean a question intended to arouse sexual desire or interest.

What I do mean is a question that is likely to get you to think, to be creative, and to provoke a response. Hopefully a positive response.

I’ve still got a lot going on these days in my personal life and I’m also unofficially participating in the A to Z Blogging Challenge this month, so time is a bit tight. Hence, this week’s provocative question, like last week’s, is very simple:

What’s your claim to fame?

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19 thoughts on “Fandango’s Provocative Question #209

  1. Sadje April 12, 2023 / 4:30 am

    I don’t have any claim to fame. Unless one would think that almost 7500 people really follow my blog and read what I write!!!! 😂😂😂

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  2. writerravenclaw April 12, 2023 / 4:42 am

    My claim to fame, I’ve never caught Covid, although that ended today with a positive test.

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  3. Marilyn Armstrong April 12, 2023 / 11:12 am

    No fame and definitely no fortune. But I’ve had a pretty good life, even with all the bumps in the road.

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  4. rugby843 April 12, 2023 / 11:57 am

    When flying from Denver to Montrose, CO the hostess moved me up to a first class seat.  I sat in a window seat beside a famous actor who was traveling to his ranch on the western slope.  I recognized him but only said hello. He asked my destination and I asked his. It wasn’t a big deal but fun for me. 😀. Of course I wanted to gush how much I enjoyed his acting etc, but refrained.

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    • Fandango April 12, 2023 / 3:25 pm

      And this famous actor’s name was?


  5. Marleen April 14, 2023 / 11:35 am

    I saw a local (and awesome) jazz ensemble at a special event in a world-class symphony hall. They normally perform in a lounge or club. These people were so good and so elevated in spirit that the audience in the social event after the show became especially friendly and interactive.

    I told the drummer that their band was the best we’d seen at this place. It could’ve been true, or I might’ve been really happy. I did mean it. I later tried to remember why I felt as if someone had once said the same to me. I decided it made no sense to think someone had said it to me. I was done with ballet by the time I was six and with piano by age twelve.

    I’ve remembered, today, I was sixteen when my team-captain self, and about a thousand other girls, provided a colorful halftime show at Busch Stadium. The festive hues involved whatever high school Pom-pons and uniforms each team normally had. Thank you to Mrs. Liringais [name changed to protect the innocent] for getting our school involved and for asking me to try out for the team a year before.

    I was in pain, with an ear infection because it was still warm weather and I had been swimming. The adrenaline from walking onto the field made the throbbing disappear. When departing the stadium, that day, a woman with season tickets said directly to me that we were the best show they’d had. I have no idea what that would be compared to, as I’d not seen a halftime show for Saint Louis Cardinals’ football.

    My claim to fame is that I lived in St. Louis when they had an NFL team. I learned, today via googling, that the Cardinals were the Chicago Cardinals before 1960. I’m still a Cardinals fan… the city have the baseball team only, and as before, now without confusion as to which team is meant in conversation:
    … the Bidwills sought permission from the long-established baseball team in their new city to share the “Cardinals” nickname. Other cities had hosted football teams that copied the local baseball team’s name, but the Cardinals were (and remain) the only American team with a long-established nickname that moved to a city where another major sports franchise coincidentally had the same long-established name.

    During the Cardinals’ tenure in St. Louis, they were locally called the “Big Red”, the “Football Cardinals”, or “the Gridbirds” in order to avoid confusion with the baseball team.[1]

    I normally don’t talk about this.

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    • Fandango April 14, 2023 / 12:14 pm

      That’s like when New York City hosted a Giants baseball team (before they moved to San Francisco and a Giants football team (still there). The Giants football team used to be called the New York Football Giants before the baseball Giants moved west.


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