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Tuesday Assortment

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Father: Why did you get such a low score on that test?
Son: Absence.
Father: You were absent on the day of the test?
Son: No, but the boy who sits next to me was!
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NBC-TV reporter John Chancellor: How could you tell the flying objects you saw were indeed unidentified?

Woman: They had the letters UFO on their side.

(during a news story about reported UFO sightings)
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What band beat out the Beatles when the two groups auditioned for a contract at the London studios of Decca Records?

Brian Poole & the Tremeloes, in 1962. Decca’s decision reportedly was based on location—the Tremeloes were from the London area, making them more accessible than the Liverpool-based Beatles.
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THE SCIENCE OF TV

How remote controls work

When viewers push a button on their remote, it releases a specific digital pattern (or code) of infrared waves, which the television interprets as an instruction. They’re called “infrared” waves because they have a slightly lower frequency than red light, the lowest frequency of visible light. But they have a higher frequency than radio waves, so they can’t penetrate walls. Infrared remote controls also use cheap and readily available transistor technology, and since they don’t have mechanical components, they can be small and thin. In 1980, electrical engineer Paul Hrivnak formed Viewstar to manufacture infrared remotes. They cost about $100, but in five years, Viewstar had sold a million of them. By 1990, infrared technology dominated the remote market. The device now comes with radios, computers, CD players, MP3 players, as well as TV sets, and is considered a household necessity.
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Ellen Travolta played Scott Baio’s mother on Happy Days, Joanie Loves Chachi, and Charles in Charge.

  
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FCARMICH 4/3/2013 5:56PM

  okay

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FRANCES-AGAPE 4/2/2013 11:55PM

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The UFO especially got to me
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How dumb can some people be ??!??!!

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That other group doesn't ring a bell
will have to google them



Have a Wonderful Wednesday !

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! PEACE, LOVE and BLESSINGS !

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NANCYRUBIO 4/2/2013 9:32AM

    Always wondered how my remote worked. Thanks for filling me in.

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CAT609 4/2/2013 7:32AM

    Interesting!

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Monday Assortment

Monday, April 01, 2013

Mrs. Brown: What are you cooking?
Mrs. Jones: This is my secret recipe for the very best dinner in town.
Mrs. Brown: But it looks like you’re burning everything!
Mrs. Jones: Yes, I am. And when my husband comes home and sees this blackened mess, he’ll take me out to a fancy restaurant.
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What fast-food chain placed full-page ads in six major U.S. newspapers announcing it had purchased the Liberty Bell to help cut the national debt?

Taco Bell, in 1996. Its ad said the national symbol would henceforth be known as the Taco Liberty Bell. At noon on the day the ad appeared, the company disclosed that it was just an April Fools’ Day joke.
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A SHOW IS BORN

Modern Family (2009–)

Writer-producers Christopher Lloyd and Steven Levitan were brainstorming new ideas in 2008 after the failure of their latest show, the comedy Back to You. None of their ideas were working, so they kept getting off topic, telling funny stories about their home lives—and realized that their own families were more entertaining than any of their show ideas. Lloyd and Levitan wrote My American Family, until Lloyd realized, “There is no single modern family that represents the American family.” So they created three families, all related: one nuclear family; one with an older divorcé, his younger wife, and his stepson; and a gay couple who adopt a baby. The premise: a mockumentary filmed by an unseen filmmaker. They renamed the series Modern Family. It was a breakout hit for ABC in 2009 and took home the Emmy for Best Comedy Series in its first two seasons.
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April Fools! On April 1, 1997, Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy! hosts Pat Sajak and Alex Trebek switched shows

  
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MARILYNROBERT 4/1/2013 11:53PM

    Taco Liberty Bell emoticon

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FRANCES-AGAPE 4/1/2013 8:44PM

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How clever of her !

But

I don't have to burn on purpose

It comes naturally to me !!!

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Jack was 33 when we married
So he used his batchelor phase
learning to cook (VERY WELL!)
and clean (also well) on his own

I keep meaning to watch MF
I watch either oldie shows or
PBS or science/history

Hope you had a Marvelous Monday !
Have a Terrific Tuesday !


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! PEACE, LOVE and BLESSINGS !

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NANCYRUBIO 4/1/2013 10:00AM

    So good, must cook for Bob that way one night. Taco Bell was a great one for the people of Philly Modern Family is a great show~~~~~~~~~~~~

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TWEETYKC00 4/1/2013 8:00AM

    love it, thanks for sharing.

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CAT609 4/1/2013 7:12AM

    Awesome!

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FCARMICH 4/1/2013 7:07AM

  thanx!

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Happy Hoppy Easter!

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Why did the bunny go to the beauty salon?

To get her hare set.
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How long did it take 9,700 participants to find 510,000 hidden candy eggs in the biggest Easter egg hunt on record?

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Just one hour. The egg hunt was held in 2007 at the Cypress Gardens theme park in Winter Haven, Florida.
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MISCHIEFBOI 3/31/2013 9:38PM

    Happy Easter emoticon

Really like the Easter background on your profile.

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MARILYNROBERT 3/31/2013 6:02PM

    Wow, that's a lot of people! Lot of eggs too. emoticon

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NANCYRUBIO 3/31/2013 2:11PM

    That didn't take long. Happy Easter. I am going to get my hare set.

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AGK3112 3/31/2013 10:09AM

    wow..never knew. Happy Easter to you also

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FCARMICH 3/31/2013 7:12AM

  great - have a Happy Easter

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Saturday Assortment

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Knock, knock.
Who’s there?
Esther.
Esther who?
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Which capital city is the highest in the world?


La Paz, Bolivia, at 11,913 feet above sea level.
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    Thank you for you.

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Friday Assortment

Friday, March 29, 2013

One day a woman who’d just moved to a new town visited the local church. The minister gave an exceptionally long sermon, and many of the congregants fell asleep. After the service, the woman decided to mingle and introduce herself. She approached one particularly groggy gentleman and said, “Hello, I’m Gladys Dunn.”
The man replied, “You’re not the only one, Miss. I’m glad he’s done, too!”
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THE SCIENCE OF TV

How are the TV ratings calculated?

About 5,000 homes serve as a cross-section of TV viewers for the Nielsen Media Research company, which tabulates the data obtained by their electronic People Meters and Ratings Diaries and comes up with the weekly ratings. For example, say an episode of Two and a Half Men got a rating of 8.5/13. The first number is points—the percentage of the 115 million American homes who watched the show (in this case, 8.5 percent, or of 9.78 million homes). The second number is a “share,” the percentage of homes watching TV at that time that watched that show. In this example, it was 13 percent. Why are ratings calculated? The more viewers a show has, the more networks can charge for advertising.
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Odd role: Lucille Ball hosted the TV special The Best of Three’s Company.

  
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AGK3112 3/29/2013 10:36AM

    Lovely

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NANCYRUBIO 3/29/2013 8:47AM

    TV ratings are a joke--are we all really idiots?
Loved the joke. Need these early in the morning.

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TWEETYKC00 3/29/2013 8:05AM

    great, thanks

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SANDICANE 3/29/2013 7:06AM

    Cute info.

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