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Monday 6/10/2013 Assortment

Monday, June 10, 2013

When Justin was younger, he hated going to weddings because his aunts and uncles would always come up to him, poke him in the ribs, laugh, and say, “You’re next, Justin!” But he figured out how to make them stop: by doing the same thing to them at funerals.
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What famous entertainer—a familiar face at the Oscars—penned the 2009 mystery Murder at the Academy Awards?

Comedian Joan Rivers, with coauthor Jerrilyn Farmer.
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Two in-jokes from Michael J. Fox’s Spin City

* Fox’s Back to the Future costar Christopher Lloyd guest-starred on Spin City as Owen, a politician who mentored Fox’s character, Mike. After the two old friends embrace, Mike says, “This is like stepping back in time!” Lloyd, as Owen, replies in his trademark gravelly voice, “The past is prologue, Michael. Men like us have to keep looking … to the future!” Mike asks, “What the hell are you talking about?” Lloyd replies, “I don’t know.”

* On Fox’s final episode of Spin City, he references the role that made him famous: Alex, the conservative son of liberal parents on Family Ties. Mike complains about a Republican Congressman named Alex P. Keaton, remarking, “What a stiff!”
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“The real ‘seven words you can’t say on TV’ are ‘and the Emmy goes to Bob Saget.’”—Jeffrey Ross

  
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    lol, thanks

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NANCYPAT1 6/10/2013 7:25AM

    Thanks for making me smile

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DARJR50 6/10/2013 6:54AM

  funny

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LANNIEMANUEL 6/10/2013 6:50AM

    thanks for waking up my brain. another great post

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NANCYRUBIO 6/10/2013 6:50AM

    Justin, I love you!

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Sunday 6-9-2013 Assortment

Sunday, June 09, 2013

Did you hear about the horse that won all her races at night but lost every race run during the day?

She was a real night mare.
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A group of crocodiles in water is called a float. What’s the group called when it’s on land? (Scary!!! emoticon )

A bask. (Sorry, but I like my answer better! emoticon )
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NANCYRUBIO 6/9/2013 8:20AM

    Joke excellent. Is that because they bask in the sun?

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DMEYER4 6/9/2013 7:38AM

  cute thanks for the laugh and sharing your jokes.

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Saturday 6-8-13 Assortment

Saturday, June 08, 2013

Knock, knock.
Who’s there?
Stalin.
Stalin who?
Stalin won’t work.
Open up!
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What company’s stock market ticker symbol is CAKE?

The Cheesecake Factory. The restaurant chain is listed on NASDAQ.
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IT’S IN MY CONTRACT

In 1964, singer Dean Martin had an unexpected comeback with his #1 hit “Everybody Loves Somebody.” NBC offered him a weekly variety series, The Dean Martin Show. The $20,000-a-week salary ($140,000 in today’s money) was too good to turn down, so Martin jokingly told NBC executives that he’d do it on the condition that he’d only have to show up for the weekly tapings—about two hours a week, always on a Sunday afternoon. To his surprise, NBC agreed, and the arrangement stood for nine years. One of the show’s trademarks was an onstage door, through which a celebrity would enter for an unannounced cameo. The reason Martin always looked so surprised was that he genuinely was—he never attended a rehearsal.

I loved Dean-o! I even got to see him in person once at the Chicago Theater with Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis, Jr. 3 of my all time favorite people in the whole world - ever! Especially Sammy who I saw several times at Mill Run Theater in Niles, IL!
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In 1987, President Ronald Reagan turned down a $1 million offer to guest star on Dynasty.

  
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PEGGYO 6/8/2013 7:45AM

    interesting story about Dean martin

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OCEANLUVR 6/8/2013 7:29AM

    Cheesecake Factory one of my favorites...cool stock market identifier

Loved Dean...Jerry Lewis and Dean were a killer comedy pair too:)

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Friday Assortment

Friday, June 07, 2013

emoticon I lost another 2.75 lbs. Counting down my calories instead of counting up is truly working like magic for me! Since I started (3 weeks ago), I have lost 6.25 lbs.!! emoticon
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A young man was hired by a supermarket and reported for his first day on the job. The manager greeted him with a warm handshake and a smile, gave him a broom, and said, “Your first task will be to sweep out the entire store.”
“But I’m a college graduate!” the young man replied indignantly.
“Oh, I’m sorry. I didn’t know that,” said the manager. “Here, give me the broom. I’ll show you how to do it.”
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What punk rock group recorded the song “Every Time I Eat Vegetables It Makes Me Think of You”?

The Ramones. It’s on their 1983 album Subterranean Jungle.
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FABULOUS FLOP

SHOW: The Charmings (1987)

PREMISE: Snow White, Prince Charming, a magic mirror, and some dwarfs are accidentally transported through time to 1980s Burbank, California. The show featured live actors, not animation, and the comedy arose mostly from Snow White’s difficulty in dealing with the 20th century—especially modern appliances.

OUTCOME: It ran for 20 episodes.
(I remember watching this one - I liked it!)
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First deaf character on television: Linda on Sesame Street.

  
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LANNIEMANUEL 6/8/2013 7:03AM

    thanks again for a great post. and congrats on the weight loss

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think I'll try counting down my calories...

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WARRIORGIRL121 6/7/2013 7:29PM

    very interesting! Thanks! :)

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    Whoohoo! You are doing great!

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PDSLIM 6/7/2013 10:36AM

    liked the show too

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GAYLE-G-63 6/7/2013 10:27AM

    I remember that show, too!

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    interesting thanks

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Thursday Assortment

Thursday, June 06, 2013

Did you hear what happened when the red ship and the blue ship collided?

All the sailors were marooned.
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How many washing machine loads of laundry does the average American family do every year? (Too many!! emoticon )

Almost 400—392, to be exact, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.
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TV MYTHS AND LEGENDS

MYTH: Charles Manson auditioned for The Monkees.

TRUTH: Before he became a murderer, Manson was an unsuccessful rock musician. (Music producer Terry Melcher declined to sign him, and Manson may have had actress Sharon Tate killed because he was looking for Melcher—Tate was renting a house that Melcher had once lived in.) Public knowledge about Manson’s rock connections (he was also acquainted with Beach Boy Dennis Wilson) led to the urban legend that he’d auditioned for the Monkees in 1965. But he couldn’t have—in 1965, he was serving a jail sentence for forgery. However, among the future famous musicians who did try out for the Monkees: Stephen Stills, Harry Nilsson, and Paul Williams.
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Worldwide, there are 40 different versions of Big Brother, the most of any reality show.

  
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JIMDAB 6/6/2013 10:54AM

    such fun, as always

Thanks for your posts!

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    Loved your blog.

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  Interesting!

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LANNIEMANUEL 6/6/2013 6:42AM

    thanks for sharing.

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