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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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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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BRENDAF761 1/15/2013 2:54PM

    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

    good ones

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FCARMICH 1/14/2013 1:18PM

  okay

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TWEETYKC00 1/14/2013 9:59AM

    interesting facts.

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NANCYRUBIO 1/14/2013 8:06AM

    You never cease to entertain me~~

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CAT609 1/14/2013 7:11AM

    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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FCARMICH 1/13/2013 11:24AM

  okay

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TWEETYKC00 1/13/2013 8:58AM

    good giggles and interesting thoughts, thanks.

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TEDYBEAR2838 1/13/2013 8:15AM

    Interesting about Cinderella

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Saturday Assortment of Jokes and Trivia

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Knock, knock.

Who’s there?
Water.
Water who?
Water you waiting for?
Let’s get going!
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In Internet shorthand, what is the meaning of ^5?


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THE SCIENCE OF TV

How is a TV signal broadcast over the air?

Since June 2009, all over-the-air television stations in the US have been required to broadcast their signals in binary, or digital, form. That means they convert both the visual and the audio components of the television signal into sequences of ones and zeros, known as bits, before transmitting them over the air to your TV. A digital converter inside your TV then converts all those ones and zeros back into pictures and sound. Digital TV signals are similar to those broadcast by AM radio: The strength (or amplitude) of the TV signal is varied (modulated) to create the ones and zeros—that’s why it’s called amplitude modulation, or AM for short.
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Actor Tim Conway’s license plate reads “13 WEEKS”—that’s how long most of his sitcoms have lasted.

  
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FRANCES-AGAPE 1/12/2013 6:43PM

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I love trivia



Have a Super Sunday !

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LOVE and BLESSINGS !

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TWEETYKC00 1/12/2013 4:23PM

    All good to know, thanks.

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SUNSETBREEZE05 1/12/2013 10:39AM

    Thank You! I learned some thing today!

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JUDITHANNIE 1/12/2013 8:37AM

    very interesting Judy

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YMWONG22 1/12/2013 7:48AM

  Funny and interesting trivia facts sharing. Thank you.
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Friday Funny

Friday, January 11, 2013

“An invincible determination can accomplish almost anything, and in this lies the great distinction between great men and little men.”
—THOMAS FULLER, 17th-century English writer
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A man rushed into a drugstore and asked the pharmacist for something guaranteed to stop hiccups. The pharmacist slowly filled a glass with water and picked it up, screamed as loudly as he could, and tossed the water into the man’s face. “Why did you do that?!” the man demanded angrily.
“Well, you don’t have the hiccups now, do you?” replied the pharmacist.
“No!” the man yelled. “But my wife out in the car still does!”

  
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FRANCES-AGAPE 1/11/2013 11:36PM

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Have a Wonderful Weekend !

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TEDYBEAR2838 1/11/2013 3:03PM

    too funny

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FCARMICH 1/11/2013 12:18PM

  okay!

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TWEETYKC00 1/11/2013 10:55AM

    Good thought and great giggle!

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SUNSETBREEZE05 1/11/2013 10:35AM

    Love it!!

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    Good ones. LOL emoticon

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