Pick the Keeper!

Okay kiddos, here we go again!  So the other day I was slaving away (as usual) in the Animal Dept.  I think I had just cleaned my 53rd exhibit, made my 29th diet and shoveled my 800th pound of poo (just that day) when I came across something strange.  Someone had left their music player on a freezer in the hallway.

This is not an actual representation- we're animal keepers and can't afford anything this nice 🙂

It didn’t have a name on it, and I didn’t recognize whose it was so I was in a bit of a quandary to figure out who had lost it.  Mind you, the easy thing would’ve been to just call over the radio and ask, but really- how lame and boring is that?  So instead we’re going to do the fun thing and I’m going to bring you guys in on it!  I turned on the player and listened to a few songs – what I need your help with is identifying the music to the keeper.  Everyone in our dept has a decidedly different choice in music  – with that we can match up the keeper to their tunage!  Think you guys are up for it?  Okay then, have at it rock stars!


Playlist 1 – Ani DiFranco, Melissa Etheridge, The Beatles, Incubus & Jack Johnson

Playlist 2 – MIKA, Harry Chapin Carpenter, Journey, Queen, CCR

Playlist 3 – Elvis Presley, Avett Bros., Old Crow Medicine Show, Dean Martin & Flogging Molly

Playlist 4 – The Beatles, Sarah Maclachlan, Barenaked Ladies, 80’s Music, & Howard Stern

Playlist 5 – Metallica, 5 Finger Death Punch, Ozzy Osbourne, Nickelback, My Darkest Days

Playlist 6 – Ani DiFranco, Gregory Doulass, Rob Blackledge, Eminem, & Phantogram

Your choices are: Mikey (of course!), Jill, Kent, Kimberly, Marilyn & Sarah

Alrighty then,  so now you guys have got to match up the music selection with the keeper.  You know, if you’re up for it!  You might think that what the player looks like might give an indication of who it belongs to, like if it was bright pink and looked like it had been attacked with a bedazzler it would be Jills.

Someone feels like a pretty pretty princess when they use this one!













Or if in actuality it was a portable 8-Track player it would be Kents.

Outdated, but still a classic!

But not so!  That would be waaaaaay too easy!  It’s just a nice, simple player.  You figure out the music, and you figure out the keeper.  It’s a mystery to solve (cue the Scooby Doo theme song).  Have fun with it and good luck.  The person with the correct answers is the winner and your prize is absolutely nothing!  🙂  Although you will win the admiration of everyone around you and it is quite possible that you will walk in a perpetual ray of sunshine for the rest of your life.  Enjoy yourselves!








7 responses to Pick the Keeper!

  1. Ranger Greg says:

    On “Playlist 3” I see the name Dean Martin. I would think that the only person old enough to know who Dean Martin is would be Kent.
    The rest of ’em, I got no idea but I’ll take a guess, a stab in the dark.
    Pl 1 – Marilyn
    Pl 2 – Sarah
    Pl 3 – Kent
    Pl 4 – You, Mikey
    Pl 5 – Kimberly
    Pl 6 – Jill
    Well maybe it’s not a total guess.

  2. Mikey says:

    Hiya Greg!
    I’m sorry my friend, but I’m going to have to give you a “Negative Ghost Rider” on your guesses. Darn good trying though! 🙂

  3. sherry says:

    1- Kimberly
    2- Mikey

    I feel confident with 4 of 6 (where Katy and I match). Also, who knew Kent even had a music player 🙂

  4. Ashlyn says:

    All I can say is that I’ve never heard of some of these! I thought my Pod had a strange mix of songs but these are really interesting. Can’t wait to hear the results!

  5. Erin Brown says:

    1) Kimberly
    2) Mikey
    3) Sarah
    4) Jill
    5) Kent
    6) Marilyn

    I guess I agree with Sherry! When do we get to know the right answer?

  6. mikey says:

    Okay guys, the results are in! Some great guesses from everyone, but the winner on this one is Katy! Good job!

    Sherry and Erin – super close guys, but you had Sarah and I reversed. And although I’m a big fan of CCR and Queen, I have no idea who MIKA is

    And Ranger Greg- Nice guess buddy, but all I can say is…Sarah Maclachlan? Me? Really? Bad Greg! Though the rest of Jill’s playlist I wholeheartedly embrace. And every NY Italian knows who Dean Martin is!

    Thanks for all the guesses guys- this was a blast! Just wait’ll the next one!

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