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Saturday Assortment & a photo

Saturday, January 19, 2013

This is what greeted me when I went out for my walk this morning -



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Knock, knock.

Who’s there?

Despair.

Despair who?

Despair of shoes is too small.
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TV Trivia

TAKING A SPIN (OFF)
The Cosby Show was a surprise hit for NBC in 1984 and is even credited with lifting the network from third to first place. Show star/ creator Bill Cosby had free rein at the network, and in 1985 he produced an episode of his show to serve as a pilot to star one of his friends, singer Tony Orlando, for whom he’d opened concerts in the 1970s. On that episode, the Huxtable family volunteered at an inner-city community center run by Orlando’s character. Despite Cosby’s pull, the pilot was never made into a series (to be called Mr. Quiet) because, according to Orlando, his own performance “stunk.”


First sitting US president to appear on The Tonight Show: Barack Obama.

  
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NANCYRUBIO 1/20/2013 7:56AM

    The picture took my breath away.

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JUDITHANNIE 1/19/2013 8:04PM

    Awesome picture Judy

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SPIRALINGUP 1/19/2013 4:20PM

    beautiful!

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CAT609 1/19/2013 10:19AM

    Great photo! Enjoy your day!

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FCARMICH 1/19/2013 8:51AM

  pretty pic. Thanx

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Friday Assortment

Friday, January 18, 2013

“Every calling is great when greatly pursued.”
—OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES SR., American physician and writer
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A man was sitting at a table in a restaurant when he called his waiter over. “What can I get you, sir?” asked the busy waiter.
“Are you sure you’re the same waiter I ordered from?” asked the man.
“Yes, I am. Why do you ask?”
“Because I was expecting a much older man by now.”
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Who was the favorite classical composer of Charles Schulz, creator of the Peanuts comic strip?



Brahms. But Schulz didn’t make him the favorite of toy-piano-playing Schroeder in the comic strip because he thought the name Beethoven sounded and looked funnier.
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TV Trivia

UNSEEN TV

An unsold pilot

DANNY AND THE MERMAID (1978)
Danny (Patrick Collins) is an oceanography student failing all of his classes. Then he meets a mermaid (Harlee McBride) who, along with her talking dolphin friend, helps Danny get better grades by escorting him all over the ocean and tutoring him on sea life.

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Ball of Fortune: Pat Sajak produces a bowling show that airs in Romania.

  
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FCARMICH 1/18/2013 5:17PM

  okay

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NANCYRUBIO 1/18/2013 7:54AM

    Well I am glad that they do leave some stupid ideas of TV. If they looked closer they would fina a lot more to cancel. Love reading your assortment of goodies.

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JUDITHANNIE 1/18/2013 7:51AM

    Interesting once again

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TWEETYKC00 1/18/2013 7:27AM

    Thanks for the info and funnies!

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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

  ok

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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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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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