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Thursday Assortment

Thursday, January 17, 2013

NOSTALGIA ISN’T WHAT IT USED TO BE.
—anonymous graffito
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Tom: How’s your job at the power plant?
Ron: I don’t have the energy to talk about it.
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TV Trivia

TOO HOT FOR TV
The sci-fi drama The Powers of Matthew Star was slated to begin airing in 1981, but while filming an episode, star Peter Barton accidentally fell onto a pyrotechnic flare, igniting it. Costar Lou Gossett Jr., who was tied to a chair, then fell on top of Barton. Gossett was only mildly injured, but Barton suffered third-degree burns to a quarter of his body and remained hospitalized for months. Barton recovered fully and the show hit the air a year after its intended debut … but it lasted for only one season.


William Petersen of CSI named his character “Grissom” after his hero, astronaut Gus Grissom.
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FCARMICH 1/17/2013 1:03PM

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AGK3112 1/17/2013 10:09AM

    Lovely

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TWEETYKC00 1/17/2013 9:03AM

    Thanks for the funnies and the info!

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WATERDIAMONDS 1/17/2013 7:35AM

    Wow, interesting trivia!



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CAT609 1/17/2013 7:29AM

    very interesting!

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JUDITHANNIE 1/17/2013 7:22AM

    Interesting facts

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NANCYRUBIO 1/17/2013 7:11AM

    Good, good, sad! Always have wonder how they come up with names for characters on series.

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KIM___ 1/17/2013 6:42AM

    Lou Gossett, jr was in so many '80's shows.

Remember Phoenix? It was one of my favorite one season wonders.

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Wednesday's Assortment

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

“Happiness is mostly a by-product of doing what makes us feel fulfilled.”
—BENJAMIN SPOCK, American pediatrician
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After his annual checkup, Old Man Jackson asked his doctor, “Tell me, how long am I going to live?”
“Don’t worry,” the doctor replied. “You’ll probably live to be ninety.”
“But I am ninety!” Old Man Jackson exclaimed.
“See? What did I tell you?”
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What precious metal was used in making the disc presented to Paul McCartney in 1979 when he was named the all-time best-selling songwriter and recording artist?


Rhodium, the most expensive precious metal in the world. The title was bestowed on McCartney by Guinness World Records.
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TUBE TALK
“There’s nothing to winning, really. That is, if you happen to be blessed with a keen eye, an agile mind, and no scruples whatsoever.”
—Alfred Hitchcock, Alfred Hitchcock Presents
“There are two things I won’t do for money. I won’t kill for it and I won’t marry for it. Other than that, I’m open to about anything.”
—Jim Rockford, The Rockford Files
“If you couldn’t read, you couldn’t look up what’s on television.”
—Beaver, Leave It to Beaver


The F-word and its various forms were used 2,980 times during the three-season run of Deadwood.

  
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FRANCES-AGAPE 1/16/2013 10:33PM

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Have a Terrific Thursday !

It's supposed to snow 3-6 inches
here in East Tenn tomorrow


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LOVE and BLESSINGS !

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TWEETYKC00 1/16/2013 12:22PM

    good things to know, thanks

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JUDITHANNIE 1/16/2013 7:29AM

    interesting facts

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TORTISE110 1/16/2013 6:48AM

    Love silly fun!

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NANCYRUBIO 1/16/2013 6:45AM

    A laugh and somethings to think about.

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AZMOMXTWO 1/16/2013 6:42AM

  intresting

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Tuesday Assortment

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

“Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred.”
—MARTIN LUTHER KING JR., American civil rights activist
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Marge: I always get sick the night before I go on a trip.
Linda: So why don’t you leave a day earlier?
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THIS DAY IN TV

Happy Days debuted on ABC on this day in 1974. One of its legacies: spin-offs.

* In a 1976 episode, Richie and Potsie double-dated some rough-around-the-edges friends of Fonzie’s named Laverne and Shirley—who were immediately transplanted into Laverne & Shirley.

* In February 1977, Happy Days introduced Nancy Blansky, Howard’s cousin who was a landlady for a group of Las Vegas showgirls. That fall, Walker starred in the spin-off Blansky’s Beauties.

* An alien named Mork appeared on a 1978 episode to launch the Mork & Mindy.

* Chachi met his guardian angel, Random, in a 1979 Happy Days episode. That same month, Out of the Blue, about Random, debuted.

* Chachi got his own spin-off in 1982, along with Richie’s younger sister Joanie: Joanie Loves Chachi.


Iceland enforces a TV-free day every Tuesday to encourage family interaction.

  
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FRANCES-AGAPE 1/15/2013 11:17PM

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emoticon Happy Days !
Had GREAT oldie music on it
I was a college freshman
But I seem to recall that it began
as an episode on Love, American Style

Also LOVED L & S


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Have absolutely NO recollection
of Blansky’s Beauties or Out of the Blue

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Iceland has the right idea
Wonder how they inforce it


Have a Wonderful Wednesday !

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LOVE and BLESSINGS !

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    Thanks for sharing! Enjoy your day Judy! emoticon

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FCARMICH 1/15/2013 11:22AM

  good info

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TWEETYKC00 1/15/2013 8:51AM

    cool facts, sweet!

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NANCYRUBIO 1/15/2013 7:45AM

    You always manage to amaze me.

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CAT609 1/15/2013 7:23AM

    Awesome, thanks.

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Monday's Assortment

Monday, January 14, 2013

“He who fails to become a giant need not remain content with being a dwarf.”
—ERNEST BRAMAH, English writer
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A man and his new wife were out for a romantic dinner during their honeymoon. As they were enjoying dessert, the man turned to his wife and asked, “Would you have married me if my father hadn’t left me a fortune?”
“Dear,” she replied sweetly, “I would have married you no matter who left you a fortune.”
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Trivia
How many U.S. state names end with the letter "a"?



21. In alphabetical order: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Virginia, and West Virginia.
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Network acronyms
THE CW: This network is a joint venture of CBS (the C) and Warner Brothers (the W).
CMT: It began in 1983 as CMTV, for Country Music Television, but dropped the V after a complaint by MTV.
MTV: It used to signify the Music Television network, but in 2010 the network officially changed its name to MTV, meaning the letters now technically signify … nothing.

  
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TEDYBEAR2838 1/14/2013 8:58PM

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    interesting facts.

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    You never cease to entertain me~~

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    interesting

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Sunday's Assortment

Sunday, January 13, 2013

“To work—to work! It is such infinite delight to know that we still have the best things to do.”
—KATHERINE MANSFIELD, British writer
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What did the teen calendar ask her parents?

Am I old enough to go out on dates yet?
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Trivia-
In what language was the oldest known written version of the Cinderella story told?


Chinese, circa A.D. 850. Scholars believe the fairy tale dates back to ancient Greco-Egyptian times and was passed along orally through the centuries. In the written Chinese version, the heroine, Yeh-hsien, wins the prince with the help of a magical golden-eyed fish instead of a fairy godmother.
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NANCYRUBIO 1/13/2013 9:53PM

    Really, very interesting,

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    good giggles and interesting thoughts, thanks.

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    Interesting about Cinderella

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