Greetings Word of the Week fans and welcome to the Feb. 13 edition of Clarion County's favorite word game.
It was on this date in 1942, Peter Tork was born. Best known as part of the band "The Monkees," Tork was a talented musician and actor.
He grew up in Connecticut and in the mid-1960s was part of the Greenwich Village folk scene, and as an accomplished musician, befriended Stephen Stills.
After moving to Los Angeles with Stills, he was recruited for the musical television sitcom The Monkees, and became a teenage idol between 1966-68.
Tork recorded his debut solo album Stranger Things Have Happened in 1994, and later toured with his blues band Shoe Suede Blues.
Tork was a proficient musician before he joined The Monkees, and though other members of the group were not allowed to play their own instruments on their first two albums, he had played what he described as "third chair guitar" on Michael Nesmith's song "Papa Gene's Blues" on their first album.
He subsequently played keyboards, bass guitar, banjo, harpsichord, and other instruments on their recordings.
On the show, he was relegated to acting as the "lovable dummy," a persona Tork had developed as a folk singer in New York's Greenwich Village.
As long as we're here, let's consider the word pescatarian.
Does pescatarian mean:
A: A person who refuses to vote. "I'm sick of all those politicians," said Aunt Bertha. "I'm going to be a pescatarian."
B: A person who is afraid to fly. "Call me a pescatarian if you want," said Emalia Airheart Crashlanding. "I just don't think I was meant to fly."
C: A person who dislikes cats. "I don't read Garfield or Heathcliff cartoons," said Dave. "I'm a bit of a pescatarian."
D: A person who eats fish only. "Of course I'm a pescatarian," said Catfish Jones. "How do you think I got my nickname?"
Take the last train to Clarksville and we'll meet you at the station.
Peter Tork died at home in Mansfield on Feb. 21, 2019, eight days after his 77th birthday.
The correct answer to the Word of the Week challenge is "D."