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Tuesday Assortment

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Son: Mom, can I have a car for graduation?
Mother: Only if you get a haircut first.
Son: But didn’t Abraham, Moses, and Jesus have long hair?
Mother: Yes, and they walked everywhere they went.
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TV journalist Katie Couric uses the mnemonic “I’m a dinner jacket” to remember how to pronounce the last name of what Middle Eastern leader?

Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. According to the Voice of America, the correct pronunciation of his name is ahh-mah-dee-nee-ZHAHD.
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ISLE CHATTER

There’s a bizarre theory among fans of Gilligan’s Island: that the island represents hell, and the seven castaways are trapped there because each personifies one of the seven deadly sins. Ginger represents lust because she’s a foxy movie star. Mary Ann is envy because she’s jealous of Ginger’s beauty. The Professor, with his superior intellect, is pride. Mr. Howell, the millionaire, represents greed. Mrs. Howell represents sloth because she’s a work-averse millionaire’s wife. The Skipper is gluttony and anger, a fat guy who always wants more to eat and is always getting mad at Gilligan. Gilligan himself? According to the theory, he represents Satan. (It’s his island, after all.) The proof: He always bungles their plans for escape … because there is no escape from hell. And he always wears red.
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As a child, Hogan’s Heroes actor Robert Clary (LeBeau) survived a Nazi concentration camp.

  
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YMWONG22 6/11/2013 9:29AM

  I like the car joke and interesting trivia facts.
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    thanks.

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NANCYRUBIO 5/28/2013 10:17AM

    Robert Clary --a Nazi camp survivor? Interesting~~~

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Memorial Day Assortment

Monday, May 27, 2013

A very shy young man walked into a swanky hotel lounge and saw a beautiful woman sitting alone at the bar. After an hour of gathering up his courage, he went over and asked her timidly, “Would you mind if I chatted with you for a little while?”
She responded by yelling at the top of her lungs, “NO! I won’t sleep with you tonight!” Everyone at the bar stared at them. Naturally, the young man was completely mortified and slunk back to his table.
After a few minutes the woman walked over to him, smiled, and said, “I’m sorry I embarrassed you, but I’m a graduate student in psychology, and I’m studying how people respond to embarrassing situations.”
The man paused for a second and then yelled at the top of his lungs, “What do you mean, $200?!”
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ON WHY LIBRARIANS NEED XANAX

• Do you have any Shakespeare here? In English, not in that language he wrote in.

• I need a photograph of Jesus, I need to dress him for a play.

• Can you tell me why so many famous Civil War battles were fought on National Park sites?

actual questions asked of librarians
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What Memorial Day tradition started with the poem “We Shall Keep the Faith,” written in 1918 by Moina Michael?

Wearing a red poppy in memory of the nation’s war dead. Michael’s poem, which was inspired by the John McCrae poem “In Flanders Field,” includes the lines: “We cherish too, the poppy red/That grows on fields where valor led,/It seems to signal to the skies/That blood of heroes never dies.”
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TV POTPOURRI

Lucille Ball considered the letters “ar” to be lucky, probably because her career skyrocketed after she married Desi Arnaz. All of her TV character names included those letters: Lucy Ricardo (I Love Lucy), Lucy Carmichael (The Lucy Show), Lucy Carter (Here’s Lucy), and Lucy Barker (Life with Lucy).
(Interesting - I didn't know this)
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Neil Simon, Mel Brooks, and Woody Allen all wrote for Sid Caesar’s Your Show of Shows.

  
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    Thanks

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EVIE4NOW 5/27/2013 8:39AM

  Thanks for the trivia!

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NANCYRUBIO 5/27/2013 8:31AM

    The poor Librarians, what they had to put up with from all of us.
Loved the joke, my style of funny.


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DIANE7786 5/27/2013 7:51AM

    Great! Thanks for sharing.

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AZMOMXTWO 5/27/2013 7:47AM

  Interesting

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Sunday Assortment

Sunday, May 26, 2013

How do you save a frog’s life?

Cover his mouth so he doesn’t croak.
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How much does a gallon of whole milk weigh?

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8.6 pounds
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    Ribbit, thanks!

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NANCYRUBIO 5/26/2013 7:13AM

    Love the frog joke. Is that true about the milk? Lets get the FDA after these people.

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Saturday Assortment

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Knock, knock.
Who’s there?
Nobel.
Nobel who?
Nobel so I knocked.
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Where are the only two saddle joints in the human body?

At the base of both thumbs. The saddle joint allows the thumb to move back and forth and from side to side, and to reach across the palm to grasp things between the fingers and the thumb.

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FABULOUS FLOPS

Two weird game shows

ACROSS THE BOARD (1959)
Concept: Two contestants compete to see who can finish a crossword puzzle first. (Have you ever watched somebody else fill out a crossword puzzle? It’s pretty boring.)

I remember seeing a tv show about 2 contestants vying to complete Word Search puzzles - but I don't remember a crossword puzzle game show - guess I was just too young! emoticon

CELEBRITY BOWLING (1971)
That’s pretty much it: Celebrities came on and bowled. Frequent guests included Telly Savalas, Roy Rogers, Bobby Darin, Carroll O’Connor, and Sammy Davis Jr. Amazingly, the show ran for seven years and inspired a similar show called Celebrity Tennis in 1974.

I totally would have watched this one - I love to watch bowling even now. And to watch some of my favorite celebrities bowling - oh, yeah! I would have loved to see Sammy Davis, Jr. bowling - he is still my all time favorite performer ever! But I don't even remember this one being on TV and I can't use the excuse that I was too young this time. emoticon
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Alka-Seltzer sales nearly doubled when their commercials began showing two pills instead of one.

  
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ROX525 5/26/2013 6:50AM

    Very informative. Thank you.

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    Thanks, plop plop, fizz fizz!

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GAYLE-G-63 5/25/2013 10:40AM

    I remember the show "Celebrity Bowling" being on, but I don't know if I ever watched it. The tennis show I don't remember at all!

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CAT609 5/25/2013 9:15AM

    Fascinating~

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EVIE4NOW 5/25/2013 8:01AM

  Thanks for sharing.

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NANCYRUBIO 5/25/2013 7:55AM

    Interesting about the thumb.Sorry but I wouldn't have watched either TV show. Keep up the good work!

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It's working!

Friday, May 24, 2013

My experiment - counting down my calories from 1500 to 0 rather than counting up to 1500 appears to be working quite well. I have been doing this for 1 week and have lost 1.5 lbs. already! emoticon m emoticon

In addition to counting down the calories, I have also gone back to weighing myself after I get home from work on Thursday's (my weigh-in day). I find that if I weigh myself in the morning, I treat the whole day Thursday as a "free" day and just keep on eating all day long. By weighing myself after work, I watch every single calorie as I normally do during the day Thursday. emoticon

  
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NANCYRUBIO 5/24/2013 9:08AM

    Sounds like you have learned while being on Sparks. Keep on Sparking!!!

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    Great Job!

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CAT609 5/24/2013 7:08AM

    Woohoo! Great work! I like your ideas! Keep up the good work!

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