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Wednesday Assortment

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

“Saddle your dreams before you ride ’em.”

—MARY WEBB, English novelist and poet
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A psychiatrist was taking the train home from work when he saw an elderly passenger talking to himself and then laughing out loud. Occasionally, the man would put his hand up, stop talking, and then start all over again. Curious, the psychiatrist said to the man, “Excuse me, sir. I hope you don’t mind my asking, but is there anything I can do to help you?”
“No, no,” the man replied. “I’m just telling myself jokes because it keeps me awake while I’m traveling.”
“But why do you keep raising your hand?” the psychiatrist asked.
“Oh, that’s to stop me from telling myself a joke I’ve heard before.”
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What was the top handicap attained by England’s Prince Charles on the polo field, where the highest rating is a 10-goal handicap?

A respectable four goals. Beginning players start with a handicap of –2.
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TV Trivia

Networks that changed their formats when you weren’t looking

MTV’s original niche: ’Round-the-clock music videos.

TODAY: Reality shows about young people (Jersey Shore, The Real World, Teen Mom); music videos in the early morning hours.

Bravo’s original niche: High culture—opera, ballet, and films of Broadway plays and musicals.

TODAY: Reality shows targeted at or about wealthy consumers, such as The Rachel Zoe Project, Top Chef, and The Real Housewives of New York.



Waylon Jennings narrated every episode of The Dukes of Hazzard, but appeared onscreen just once.

  
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FRANCES-AGAPE 2/27/2013 10:53PM

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Did the fellow tell himself, "Now stop me if I've heard this one before"
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GREAT trivia !

YES - I USED to like Bravo

Have a Terrific Thursday !


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FCARMICH 2/27/2013 9:18AM

  okay

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TWEETYKC00 2/27/2013 9:10AM

    cool trivia, thanks

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NANCYRUBIO 2/27/2013 7:16AM

    Good joke--new to me!!!

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CAT609 2/27/2013 7:10AM

    Interesting!

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Tuesday Assortment

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

“Behold the turtle. He only makes progress when he sticks his neck out.”

—JAMES BRYANT CONANT, American chemist and president of Harvard University
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What kind of vehicle does Mickey Mouse’s girlfriend drive?

A Minnie van.
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TV TRIVIA

Ten real soap opera character names

1. Bascombe Moody (One Life to Live)

2. Felicia Gallant (Another World)

3. Maggie Fielding Van Alen Powers (The Doctors)

4. Greenlee Smythe (All My Children)

5. Chase Kendall (Search for Tomorrow)

6. Margo Montgomery Hughes (As the World Turns)

7. Meredith Lord Wolek (One Life to Live)

8. Clayton Boudreau (Guiding Light)

9. Edward Louis Quartermaine (General Hospital)

10. Malcolm Scorpio (General Hospital)



Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane missed his flight on one of the doomed 9/11 planes.

  
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FRANCES-AGAPE 2/26/2013 9:51PM

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!! MINNIE VAN !!
My face is HURTING from laughing !

Another GREAT one for the File

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some of those names are so
bizarre ! Who/How on earth did
they come up with them !?!?!??!

Seth MacFarlane seems to REALLY
be ENJOYING life since then.
But then
we ALL should be- every day !

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Today I re-watched Randy Pausch's
The Last Lecture.
It is terribly SAD but also
amazingly INSPIRING !
Here's the url, but you will have
to copy and paste it.
http://www.sparkpeople.com/r
esource/motivation_articles.asp
?id=1043



Hope you had a Terrific Tuesday !
Have a Wonderful Wednesday !


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JUDITHANNIE 2/26/2013 2:28PM

    Interesting as usual, thanks Judy

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NANCYRUBIO 2/26/2013 7:41AM

    Who ever dreams up these names? Oh well, they are only soap operas.

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CAT609 2/26/2013 7:08AM

    Wow! I bet he's thankful!

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Monday's Assortment

Monday, February 25, 2013

“Laugh it off, laugh it off; it’s all part of life’s rich pageant.”

—ARTHUR MARSHALL, British broadcaster
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Mrs. Thompson: How did your class field trip to the art museum go?
Mrs. Beck: Oh, my goodness, I have never been so embarrassed in my life!
Mrs. Thompson: What happened?
Mrs. Beck: I was explaining to the kids why one painting of a woman with grotesque features was a brilliant work of art.
Mrs. Thompson: So?
Mrs. Beck: Then a tour guide walked by and said, “Ma’am, you’re looking in a mirror.”
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What facial feature almost resulted in Charles Darwin’s being denied the post of naturalist aboard the HMS Beagle on its historic 1831 voyage?

The shape of his nose. In his autobiography, Darwin reported that Captain Robert FitzRoy “doubted whether anyone with my nose could possess sufficient energy and determination for the voyage.”
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EERIE AIRWAVES

TV predicts the future!

ON TV: Set in the dystopian future world of 2004, Max Headroom, a 1985 British TV movie about totalitarian networks, insidious subliminal advertising, and computer-generated talking heads became an American series on ABC in 1987. The movie predicted that TV would consist of hundreds of niche-based “micro-channels” (including one that showed only court trials) and ratings could be measured on a second-by-second basis.

IN REAL LIFE: It seemed far out at the time, but viewers today have hundreds of available channels, including Court TV (now TruTV). And while Nielsen can’t yet measure ratings down to the second, it can and does track them minute by minute.
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The computers on The Office are operational. Rainn Wilson (Dwight) occasionally blogs in character.

  
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FCARMICH 2/26/2013 6:53PM

  good info

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FRANCES-AGAPE 2/25/2013 10:01PM

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Laughter IS Medicine !

Have a Terrific Tuesday !


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JUDITHANNIE 2/25/2013 8:34AM

    giggles and interesting facts as usual

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NANCYRUBIO 2/25/2013 7:51AM

    Excellent, I enjoyed every segment. So glad I didn't miss the first comment by Arthur Marshall.

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Sunday's Assortment

Sunday, February 24, 2013

“It is better to be the head of a live sardine than the tail of a dead trout.”

—FRANCIS BEEDING, pseudonymous mystery writer
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What did the judge say when a skunk was called to the witness stand?

“Odor in the court!” emoticon
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Trivia

What is used to inflate the tires of cars competing in NASCAR races?


Pure nitrogen. It’s used instead of compressed air because it maintains tire pressure longer, is more fuel efficient, resists heat buildup in hot weather, and reduces oxidation, which can damage a tire from the inside.
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TV Trivia

CATCHPHRASES

“Just the facts, ma’am.”

Sergeant Joe Friday’s deadpan delivery on Dragnet made this statement famous … sort of. Turns out he never actually said it. Friday’s line was “All we want are the facts, ma’am.” So how’d the line become famous? Satirist Stan Freberg spoofed the popular show on a 1953 record called “St. George and the Dragonet,” which featured the line: “I just want to get the facts, ma’am.” The record sold more than two million copies, and Freberg’s line—not Webb’s—became synonymous with the show.


Only actors to win an Emmy and Oscar in the same year: Helen Hunt (1998) and George C. Scott (1971).

  
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FRANCES-AGAPE 2/24/2013 11:54PM

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More GOODIES !

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Have a Marvelous Monday !


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FCARMICH 2/24/2013 1:25PM

  ok

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NANCYRUBIO 2/24/2013 7:32AM

    Full of fun facts. I enjoy reading them each day. emoticon

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ZEALIA 2/24/2013 7:27AM

    Happy Sunday!

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Saturday Assortment

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Knock, knock.

Who’s there?
Hank.
Hank who?
Don’t mention it!
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NOT ONLY IRRITATING, BUT OFF BY TWO

"I wish I was an octopus so I could hug ten people at a time!"

actress Drew Barrymore
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Trivia

What area code is dialed to telephone someone aboard a ship at sea?

870, the global maritime area code.

  
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FRANCES-AGAPE 2/23/2013 8:28PM

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The OCTOpus one
got to me too !

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I like your new mix
of jokes AND trivia

KEEP IT UP !
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Hope you had a Terrific Saturday !

Have a Super Sunday !


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TWEETYKC00 2/23/2013 3:26PM

    cool, thanks

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FCARMICH 2/23/2013 12:45PM

  okay

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JUDITHANNIE 2/23/2013 9:28AM

    Interesting love the hugs one me too love hugs!!!

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NANCYRUBIO 2/23/2013 7:26AM

    Now that was interesting, never thought about the Maritime having a code.

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