right arrow
Examples: Monday, today, last week, Mar 26, 3/26/04

Random Questions

jym626jym626 54951 replies2852 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 57,803 Senior Member
I had a question that wasn't sure it really needed its own thread, so thought it might be helpful to have a thread where we could ask random questions. My random question came up as I watched the Jimy Fallon Valentines show, and enjoyed re-watching his musical parodies. My question: Will he ever be able to play the guitar again? Watching his left hand movement, he still seems to have decreased range of motion in his pinky and he has reported continued numbness in his fourth and fifth fingers.. That would be such a shame if he cannot play guitar. There doesn't seem t be any updated info on the web. Anyone know ?? (And feel free to add your totally random question here too).
2522 replies
· Reply · Share
«134567127

Replies to: Random Questions

  • JustaMom5465JustaMom5465 1575 replies81 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 1,656 Senior Member
    I can't answer your Jimmy Fallon question but I have my own random question that's been on my mind since December...

    In Austraila (or other southern hemisphere countries), is there a whole other "list" of Christmas Carols/holiday songs? Obviously they wouldn't sing about Frosty the Snowman, or Dashing through the Snow, or any of that....it's the middle of summer!!

    (I know, parts of the US also don't get snow...but at least it's winter according to the calendar....)
    · Reply · Share
  • jym626jym626 54951 replies2852 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 57,803 Senior Member
    Good question, @JustaMom5465 . Found this: http://www.australiantimes.co.uk/top-five-aussie-christmas-carols-poll/

    Still wondering about Jimmy Fallon :(
    · Reply · Share
  • MomofadultMomofadult 1083 replies28 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 1,111 Senior Member
    I was in Hong Kong during the Christmas run up. Lots of familiar Santa displays, but much of the "shopping mall" music was totally unknown to me - vague things with lyrics like "Christmas is Coming." "It's Christmas, It's Christmas" sung to unfamiliar tunes. There were also familiar carols and things like Santa Claus is Coming to Town and Jingle Bell Rock, but I don't recall anything winter or snow based. (It didn't feel right to me!)
    · Reply · Share
  • doschicosdoschicos 20462 replies209 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 20,671 Senior Member
    re: Jimmy Fallon, a family member had something similar happen about 15 years ago. He still has use of his hand, in general, but those couple of fingers don't do much besides gripping thing. Little fine motor control. Perhaps surgical options have improved, perhaps Fallon got the very best care and that will make the difference. Hand surgery is challenging from what I understand and didn't he hurt both hands in separate incidents?
    · Reply · Share
  • jym626jym626 54951 replies2852 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 57,803 Senior Member
    Wasn't aware he hurt his other hand, @doschicos. He had a second procedure on is injured hand to unblock a nerve impingement, explained here https://cdanews.com/2015/12/jimmy-fallon-explains-newly-bandaged-wrist/

    But watching is hand movements, he still seems to posture his hand with his pinky curled under and his injured/ring finger seems to have limited range of motion too. That is so sad. His musical imitations were fabulous.
    · Reply · Share
  • doschicosdoschicos 20462 replies209 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 20,671 Senior Member
  • haydenhayden 4360 replies55 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 4,415 Senior Member
    @JustaMom5465 I was in the Cayman Islands just before Christmas. It was in the 80s, the palm trees were wrapped in lights, amd they played the usual English Christmas carols.
    · Reply · Share
  • garlandgarland 15901 replies198 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 16,099 Senior Member
    Re Fallon--not in answer to your question, exactly, but I know a woman that happened to who eventually had most of the finger amputated; just couldn't heal it after that injury.
    · Reply · Share
  • CountingDownCountingDown 13327 replies110 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 13,437 Senior Member
    edited February 2016
    Hayden -- knit yarmulkes hold onto the scalp a little better. Using one that has a cotton lining rather than a satin or slippery lining fabric also works.
    edited February 2016
    · Reply · Share
  • happy1happy1 22506 replies2200 discussionsVerified Member Posts: 24,706 Senior Member
    @jym626 From the article I saw Fallon thinks he will be able to play guitar again, but not the more complex chords. See article below.
    http://www.kpopstarz.com/articles/251237/20151024/jimmy-fallon-injury-news.htm
    · Reply · Share
  • jym626jym626 54951 replies2852 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 57,803 Senior Member
    edited February 2016
    Thanks, @happy1 Great news!!
    edited February 2016
    · Reply · Share
  • jym626jym626 54951 replies2852 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 57,803 Senior Member
    CD- The leather kipas (yarmulkes) seems to slip off of hair, but do they possibly stay better on bald scalps?
    · Reply · Share
  • CountingDownCountingDown 13327 replies110 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 13,437 Senior Member
    Suede stays on pretty well.
    · Reply · Share
  • jym626jym626 54951 replies2852 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 57,803 Senior Member
    DH also commented that the men who are "follicularly challenged" (aka bald) tend to wear the bigger kipas or skullcaps.
    · Reply · Share
  • jym626jym626 54951 replies2852 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 57,803 Senior Member
    Another random question: Anyone watching the grammys? Who was the singer (he was a favorite of mine but I am having a serious senior moment and cant recall his name) "taking it easy " tribute to the late Glen Frey. Wait--- memory flash-- it was Jackson Browne, yes??
    · Reply · Share
  • blackeyedsusanblackeyedsusan 2414 replies107 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 2,521 Senior Member
    ^^ Yes, it was Jackson Browne
    · Reply · Share
  • jym626jym626 54951 replies2852 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 57,803 Senior Member
    He looks the same! The name just went out of my aging brain.
    · Reply · Share
  • lookingforwardlookingforward 32765 replies350 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 33,115 Senior Member
    Yeah, looks amazingly the same.
    But bald guys don't use sticky tape? Hollywood gals do, to hold those skimpy tops in place
    · Reply · Share
  • jym626jym626 54951 replies2852 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 57,803 Senior Member
    Maybe they use sticky tape for hairpieces....
    · Reply · Share
Sign In or Register to comment.

Recent Activity