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Sunday Assortment

Sunday, March 03, 2013

What did the paper say to the pencil during their argument?

You’ve got a good point.
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What is the oldest corporation in the Western Hemisphere?

Harvard University, which was incorporated as Harvard College, aka the Harvard Corporation, in 1650.
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FRANCES-AGAPE 3/3/2013 7:21PM

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LOVE the pen/pencil pun

Have a Wonderful Week !

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LOVE and BLESSINGS !

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TWEETYKC00 3/3/2013 12:17PM

    cool.

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NANNABLACK 3/3/2013 10:36AM

    I love reading your trivia! emoticon

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FCARMICH 3/3/2013 8:06AM

  ok

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NANCYRUBIO 3/3/2013 7:55AM

    Interesting fact about Harvard.

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DARJR50 3/3/2013 7:43AM

  cool trivia

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Saturday Assortment

Saturday, March 02, 2013

Knock, knock.
Who’s there?
Gus.
Gus who?
Gus I’ll come back later.
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What was the first wildlife featured on a U.S. postage stamp?

A buffalo, on a 1923 sepia-colored 30-cent stamp. Two stamps issued in the late 1800s depicted wildlife, but in secondary roles: a bald eagle was shown on the U.S. coat of arms, and a buffalo was shown being hunted by an Indian.
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Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip vs. 30 Rock

In 2006, The West Wing creator Aaron Sorkin announced his hotly anticipated next project: Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, an hour-long drama about the writing staff of a Saturday Night Live–like variety show. Meanwhile, SNL actress and writer Tina Fey was producing 30 Rock, a sitcom about the writing staff of a Saturday Night Live–like variety show. TV insiders predicted NBC would only pick one of the two shows, and that it would likely be the one from the producer of The West Wing. NBC picked up both, but Studio 60 struggled to find an audience and was canceled after just one season. NBC stuck behind 30 Rock, a critical darling that won three Emmy Awards for Best Comedy Series.

(I watched Studio 60 & liked it much more than 30 Rock. I was sorry to see it go.)
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Q: Who invented Star Trek’s Vulcan nerve pinch?

A: Leonard Nimoy.

(I actually knew this one - I read it in William Shatner's book!)

  
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FCARMICH 3/2/2013 9:00PM

  ok - love your trivia lore

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FRANCES-AGAPE 3/2/2013 5:55PM

    Y-O-U

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on Jeopardy or Millionaire

Have a Super Sunday !

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LOVE and BLESSINGS !

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NANCYRUBIO 3/2/2013 11:21AM

    Thanks, you always have interesting items to read.

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DARJR50 3/2/2013 6:47AM

  Thanks for the trivia.

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Friday Assortment

Friday, March 01, 2013

A woman and her eight children—all under the age of ten—had just arrived on a flight from Spain and were going through customs at the airport. They were dragging many suitcases with them, and the mother looked very haggard. A customs agent approached the large group and said, “Ma’am, do all of these children and all of these bags belong to you?”
“Yes, sir,” the woman sighed. “They’re all mine.”
The customs agent was a bit suspicious and started interrogating her: “Ma’am, do you have any weapons, contraband, or drugs in your possession?”
“Sir,” the woman said calmly, “if I had any of those things, don’t you think I would have used them by now?”
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MARCH, AN EXCITEMENT-PACKED MONTH!

• National Frozen Food Month

• March 1: National Pig Day and Peanut Butter Lover’s Day

• March 5: Multiple Personality Day

• March 13: Open an Umbrella Indoors Day

• March 31: Bunsen Burner Day
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TV Trivia

IT’S IN MY CONTRACT

In 1996, CBS signed superstar Bill Cosby to return to television for the first time since the end of The Cosby Show in 1992. That show had been such a hit—#1 for five of its eight years—and Cosby was so beloved that CBS offered unprecedented concessions: Cosby could make whatever show he wanted, with casting approval and a guaranteed two-year run. But Cosby didn’t choose a broad-appeal family sitcom like the network had hoped. Instead, he decided to make Cosby, an American adaptation of the British show One Foot in the Grave, a dark comedy about a bored retiree who feels useless. Ultimately, CBS paid Cosby $44 million for Cosby. The results: The moody, abrasive show premiered with 24 million viewers, but averaged only about seven million over its four-year run. In its last year, 1999–2000, Cosby finished 82nd in the ratings.

(I don't remember ever seeing this show or even hearing of it, do you?)

  
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FRANCES-AGAPE 3/1/2013 11:58PM

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Vagely remember Cos' last show
but never watched it

HAPPY MARCH

Have a Wonderful Weekend
and a Marvelous March !

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FCARMICH 3/1/2013 12:51PM

  maybe once?

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CAT609 3/1/2013 7:31AM

    Don't think I have ever heard of it either!

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NANCYRUBIO 3/1/2013 7:23AM

    Do not remember his 2nd show at all. Loved the joke and know my family will too.

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RIDLEYRIDER 3/1/2013 7:17AM

  Don't remember that British show...love Cosby anyway!

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TWEETYKC00 3/1/2013 6:54AM

    I do remember Cosby, in fact, it was the last tv show a that Madeline Khan did as she died before the end of the run.

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DARJR50 3/1/2013 6:46AM

  Interesting tidbit. I love stuff like this. I have a collection of Uncle John's Bathroom Readers that are filled with stuff like this. Check them out if you haven't already.

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Thursday Assortment

Thursday, February 28, 2013

“One should practice this same triad: self-restraint, giving, compassion.”

—the Upanishads
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Why do cows in Switzerland have bells around their necks?

Because their horns don’t work.
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How many times has Otto Mann, the boozed-up, burned-out school bus driver on TV’s The Simpsons, crashed his bus?

15, but he proudly boasts that there were no fatalities.
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THIS DAY IN TV

On February 28, 1983, M*A*S*H ended its 11-year run.

* Star and writer Alan Alda’s original idea for the finale: a regular 30-minute episode. At the end, Alda would take off his surgical mask, break character, and deliver a short monologue honoring veterans. CBS said no, so Alda and eight writers penned the two-hour finale, “Goodnight, Farewell, and Amen.”

* While the final episode was being filmed, a forest fire swept through the outdoor set in the hills outside Malibu, leaving only a burned-out Jeep and the “Best Care Anywhere” sign standing. Alda wrote the fire into the story: North Koreans had set off incendiary devices, causing a blaze and the evacuation of the 4077th. (The burned-out Jeep is still there.)

* More than 115 million people tuned in, making it the most watched TV broadcast ever (until the 2010 Super Bowl).

Only one person has won Emmys for acting, writing, and directing: Alan Alda (for M*A*S*H).
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Alan Alda is another one of my all-time favorites - I truly admire him and his achievements-plus the way he would always fly home every weekend to be with his family - now that's a true love and a man who isn't ashamed to show how much he loves his family. An anomaly in Hollywood, right?

  
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FRANCES-AGAPE 2/28/2013 11:02PM

    emoticon COOL !

Yes, MASH was
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Alda is BRILLIANT

He has also done several
PBS shows like NOVA.

ASIDE : WARNING !

SHAMELESS PLUG !

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They just won Women's SEC b-ball !
Jack and I had a double date to it

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on winning in your 1st year
as head coach. You learned well
from Pat Summit !
What a way to end February



Hope you had a Terrific Thursday !
Have a Fabulous Friday
and a Marvelous March !


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LOVE and BLESSINGS !

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FCARMICH 2/28/2013 1:02PM

  okay!

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AGK3112 2/28/2013 9:13AM

    emoticon for sharing these..

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  Thanks for sharing the interesting info. emoticon

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TWEETYKC00 2/28/2013 7:16AM

    Thanks, always love your info.

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CAT609 2/28/2013 7:07AM

    You are so right~ He is a good man! Thanks for sharing!

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NANCYRUBIO 2/28/2013 6:48AM

    I think he learned it from his father--an example-- be it good or bad.

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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

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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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