Thursday, 18 August 2011

News, Views and Music Issue 110 (Top Five): AAA Words That Can Be Written On A Calculator

Whoever came up with the Hollies’ calculator-advertising campaign deserves a medal. I mean how few other phrases can you actually spell on a calculator (don’t bother to count, we’ve done that for you: the answer is seven; B, E, H, I, L, O and S or numbers 9, 3, 4, 1, 7, 0 and 5 depending which way you up you have your machine – by an interesting co-incidence these letters happen to spell ‘bolshie’, which is a good description of all the calculators I’ve ever known!) And it’s blooming difficult trying to come up with any other words using those letters that make sense. As you’ll see in this week’s top five: words associated with AAA groups that can be typed in on a calculator! (This must count as one of the weirdest we’ve ever done...)Word of caution: please do not try this at home if you only own a calculator on your PC – turning it upside down is not advisable! (All our essays might fall out of the internet if you do that and I’m not writing them all again!) 

1)    ‘345’ aka ‘SHE’: a song by The Monkees as featured on their 1967 album ‘More Of The Monkees’

2)    ‘5317’ aka ‘LIES’: a song by Stephen Stills’ Manassas as featured on their 1973 album ‘Down The Road’

3)    ‘35007’ aka ‘LOOSE’: an album title by Crazy Horse 1974:

4)    ‘53177197714’ aka ‘HILLBILLIES’, as in ‘Muswell Hillbillies’, an album and track title  by The Kinks 1970

5)     ‘53045’ aks ‘SHOES’, as in ‘New Holes In Old....’, a song by Nils Lofgren from the 1984 album ‘Flip!’ (well, we were getting desprerate!!)

That’s all for another issue! I will have to get my computer fixed next week so apologies if there’s another delay – hopefully there won’t be but, either way, see you soon for some more newsing, viewsing and listening to musicing!

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