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Wednesday Assortment

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

A bishop was sitting in a doctor’s waiting room when a nun ran out of an exam room, sobbing hysterically. The bishop stormed into the room and demanded to know what the doctor had said to her.
“I told her she was pregnant,” the doctor admitted.
“That can’t be true!” yelled the bishop. “Why would you ever say something like that?”
“Well,” the doctor replied, “it sure did cure her hiccups!”
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What two names out of the 10 proposed by Thomas Jefferson in 1784 were given to states carved out of the Northwest Territory?

Illinois and Michigan, which Jefferson had proposed as Illinoia and Michigania. One other name among those he proposed was used—Washington—but not in the Northwest Territory. Jefferson’s other suggestions were Assenisippis, Cheronesus, Metropotamia, Pelipsia, Polypotamia, Saratoga, and Sylvania. In all, six states were formed from the Northwest Territory: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin.
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WEIRD TV MERCHANDISE

Laverne & Shirley secretary play set

This toy was for little girls and boys who wanted to play “office”—it included miniature plastic imitations of a calculator, stapler, bookshelf, notepad, and adding machine. While that doesn’t sound terribly exciting, it also didn’t make any sense—neither Laverne nor Shirley ever worked as a secretary. (It’s also not historically accurate: Laverne & Shirley took place in the late 1950s and early 1960s, about a decade before calculators became commercially available.)
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TV’s Davy Crockett (Fess Parker) wore a coonskin cap; the real one never did.

  
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YMWONG22 5/31/2013 6:17AM

  Thanks for sharing this here. Good to know.
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Good Grief !
GLAD most of those state names
were shelved - too WACKY !

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I LOVED L & S !
At least UNTIL they changed
decades & moved to LA !
YEP - DUMB toy

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For some reason, I preferred
Daniel Boone over D Crockett,
although both were the same actor

Have a Thrilling Thursday !

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! PEACE, LOVE and BLESSINGS !

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CAT609 5/15/2013 6:56AM

    Awesome!

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NANCYRUBIO 5/15/2013 6:40AM

    If only I could remember everything, you would make me smarter everyday.

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Tuesday Assortment

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Jim and Tim were both studying philosophy in college. One day they decided to have lunch at a deli. When the waiter came over, Jim ordered himself a chicken sandwich and an egg salad sandwich. After the waiter left, Tim asked Jim, “Why did you order so much food?”
“It’s an experiment,” Jim said. “I wanted to see which comes first, the chicken or the egg.”
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What actor has been “honored” more often than any other at Hollywood’s annual Golden Raspberry Awards, which poke fun at the worst in film?

Sylvester Stallone, with 30 Razzie nominations and 10 “wins.” In 2000, the Golden Raspberry Award Foundation named him the winner of a special Worst Actor of the Century award.
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In 2006, Hungary’s Ministry of Economic Affairs and Transport hosted a contest to name a new cable bridge in Budapest. Voting took place online, so Stephen Colbert of The Colbert Report pleaded with his viewers to get Hungary to name the bridge after him. In the end, Colbert garnered 17 million votes—14 million more than the 3 million votes for second-place finisher Miklós Zrínyi, a 17th-century Hungarian folk hero (and around 7 million more than the entire population of Hungary). Hungarian officials decided to ignore the results of the contest altogether and call it the Megyeri Bridge (combining the names of the districts the bridge connects).
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Tax on one of the “free” cars Oprah gave away to her audience in 2004: $7,000.

  
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YMWONG22 5/29/2013 3:27AM

  Love the chicken and egg joke. emoticon
Thanks for the facts and laughs.
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Chicken-egg going into THE Joke File

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Poor Stalone - he probably
cried all the way to the BANK !
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Am not a regular Colbert viewer,
but have liked the ones I've seen.
But.. DUMB antic.
Still, who would have thought
so many dufuses would actually vote !!!


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HGTV has annual house contests.
This year's - with land, furniture,
year's gardening, etc - is worth
about a Million.
I started to enter, but
GOOD GRIEF!
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Who could pay the upkeep
BESIDES the taxes - income, property



Have a Wonderful Wednesday !

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JIMDAB 5/14/2013 1:08PM

    The Colbert Bridge???!?!!!! ha!

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NANCYRUBIO 5/14/2013 8:25AM

    Great joke--I agree with the Razzies-keep your cars Oprah. For $7000, I 'll pick out my own car.

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TWEETYKC00 5/14/2013 8:09AM

    Good stuff!

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CAT609 5/14/2013 7:22AM

    Very interesting!

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GEEKYGRANDMOMMY 5/14/2013 7:20AM

    Thanks

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LANNIEMANUEL 5/14/2013 6:47AM

    i love these blogs

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SANDICANE 5/14/2013 6:41AM

    Thanks for the Monday tid bits!

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Monday Assortment

Monday, May 13, 2013

Customer: There are smoke and flames coming from my computer.

Tech support: Uh, hang up, unplug the computer from the wall, and call the local fire department.

Customer: That’s not the problem. I need to know how to do a backup. Fastest possible method.

-actual tech support call
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How much oxygen—percentage-wise—is in the air we inhale? How much is in the air we exhale?

Inhale, about 21 percent; exhale, about 16 percent.
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ALL IN THE FAMILY

Actress Whitney Blake (best known for playing Mrs. Baxter on the 1950s sitcom Hazel) became a TV writer in the 1970s. Her biggest success: cocreating the CBS sitcom One Day at a Time. She based it on her own experiences as a divorced single mother raising a teenage daughter. (Blake’s daughter: future Family Ties star Meredith Baxter.)
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Conan O’Brien’s mother helped found and develop the Peace Corps.

  
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WARRIORGIRL121 5/15/2013 9:48PM

    Interesting! :)

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FRANCES-AGAPE 5/13/2013 11:34PM

    emoticon WOW !

What Cool trivia !

I remember Hazel.
Or maybe the reruns

Neat about Baxter's mom


Hope you had a Marvelous Monday
Have a Terrific Tuesday !

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! PEACE, LOVE and BLESSINGS !

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TWEETYKC00 5/13/2013 9:25AM

    cool, thanks

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NANCYRUBIO 5/13/2013 7:50AM

    Wow! Lots of interesting facts.

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CAT609 5/13/2013 7:09AM

    Awesome!

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LANNIEMANUEL 5/13/2013 6:43AM

    love this

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Happy Mother's Day!

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Why was the Egyptian pharaoh put in a time-out?

He disobeyed his mummy.

  
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FRANCES-AGAPE 5/12/2013 11:39PM

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Can't wait to pass it along -
especially my 7 yo nephew !

Have a Wonderful Week !

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TWEETYKC00 5/12/2013 3:25PM

    lol

happy mother's day!

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happy Mummy's day!

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NANCYRUBIO 5/12/2013 7:56AM

    Very appropriate!

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Saturday Assortment

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Knock, knock.
Who’s there?
Omar.
Omar who?
Omar darling Clementine.
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What is a hyena actually doing when it makes its signature laughing sound?

It’s expressing frustration, generally when fighting a more dominant hyena or hyenas for food.
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OOPS!

SERIES: Freaks and Geeks

SETUP: In one episode, Bill (Martin Starr) digs into a carton of I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter! margarine. In another, Sam (John Francis Daley) squirts ketchup out of a plastic bottle.

GOOF: The show takes place in 1980. I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter! wasn’t marketed until 1986; ketchup was sold only in glass bottles until 1983.
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On Bonanza, Ben Cartwright’s three sons all had different mothers.
(This one I actually already knew. I loved Bonanza, especially Little Joe and Candy(who later appeared on All My Children much to my delight.)

  
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KIRSTENLYNN62 5/12/2013 1:41AM

    Freaks and Geeks is my favorite show... I totally was Lindsey. Fun blog!

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Another one for the Knock-Knock file

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Have never seen Freaks, but heard
that it is even better than
The Big Bang Theory
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LOVE to find errors like that in shows


Have a Super Sunday !

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    New information for my small brain :) emoticon

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NANCYRUBIO 5/11/2013 9:20AM

    interesting, as usual.

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NANCYPAT1 5/11/2013 8:18AM

    I loved this blog - I am something of a trivia nerd and love all these tidbits of info. Thanks for sharing this with us.

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RIDLEYRIDER 5/11/2013 7:05AM

  I loved all the Bonanza boys!

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DARJR50 5/11/2013 6:58AM

  cool

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