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Saturday 6-15-2013 Assortment

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Knock, knock.
Who’s there?
Sadie who?
Sadie magic word and win a prize.

(Oy, could it be any cornier? And yet, I still emoticon )
Family Feud host Richard Dawson: Name a kind of bear.

Contestant: Papa.

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(Actually, this one I should have saved for tomorrow for Father's day!)
To what heights do Himalayan snowcocks go to nest?

More than 15,000 feet above sea level. Their nests are the highest on record.

Monk, starring Michael Richards

A few weeks before Seinfeld ended in 1998, costar Richards was looking for his next job and read the script for Monk, a comic police drama about a detective with obsessive-compulsive disorder. ABC wanted the show because Richards was interested. But the actor didn’t think the script was funny enough. He passed, and then so did ABC. USA picked it up, and Monk, starring Tony Shalhoub, became the network’s most watched show ever, winning three Emmy Awards for Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series for Shalhoub. Richards instead chose to make The Michael Richards Show, which lasted for six episodes. Ironically, he played a detective.

(Thank goodness Michael Richards passed on Monk - Tony Shalhoub is GREAT!)
Q: What school gave Doogie Howser his college degree at age 10?

A: Princeton.

(Loved Doogie Howser and still adore Neil Patrick Harris!)

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    SWEET! Thanks

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    Awesome, thanks!

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GAYLE-G-63 6/15/2013 10:06AM

    And did you know, today is Neil Patrick's birthday? He's turning 40. (I'm a big fan of his, too!)

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NANCYRUBIO 6/15/2013 8:12AM

    Bob never liked MONK, but I watched it every week. Your blogs bring s0 many memories back.

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Friday 6-14-2013 Assortment

Friday, June 14, 2013

Happy emoticon Day! Long may it wave!
A teacher was showing her class a poster with many national flags on it. She pointed to the American flag and asked her students, “Can anyone tell me what flag this is?”
“That’s the flag of our country,” a little girl yelled out.
“That’s right,” said the teacher. “And what is the name of our country?”
“’Tis of thee,” the girl said proudly.
What—other than its enormous size—was unusual about the U.S. flag displayed in Lompoc, California, on the first Flag Day after the 2001 terrorist attack?

It was created with flowers—more than 400,000 red, white, and blue larkspur plants, each with four or five flower stems. The 740-by-390-foot proportionally accurate flag covered 6.65 acres. Its stars were 24 feet in diameter.
The Wonder Years (1989–93)

The sitcom, set in the late 1960s and early ’70s, depicted a teenager growing up in the suburbs. The title of the show wasn’t a reference to the “wonder” a kid feels as he discovers the world—it came from a 1960s ad campaign for Wonder Bread, which told kids to eat it through their “wonder years” of adolescence.
(I didn't know that!!)
TV cop Dennis Farina (Crime Story, Law & Order) was a real Chicago cop for 18 years.

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    You touched on a lot of things I cared about. emoticon

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    cool, thanks

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RIDLEYRIDER 6/14/2013 6:30AM

  I remember the Wonder Years....who knew? Thanks for sharing!

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Thursday 6-13-2013 Assortment

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Eric: Where did you get those beautiful big blue eyes?
Lisa: They came with my face.

Happy birthday to Paul Lynde, born this day in 1926, and best known for his quips on Hollywood Squares.

Host Peter Marshall: True or false: Research indicates that Columbus liked to wear bloomers and long stockings.
Lynde: It’s not easy to sign a crew up for six months.

Marshall: What are “dual purpose” cattle good for that other cattle aren’t?
Lynde: They give milk and cookies. I don’t recommend the cookies.

Marshall: Pride, anger, covetousness, lust, gluttony, envy, and sloth are collectively known as what?
Lynde: The Bill of Rights.
Game-show host Wink Martindale had a top-ten song in 1959 with “Deck of Cards.”

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    Thanks for remembering Paul Lynde, his was always great. emoticon

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    thanks. happy birthday to Paul Lynde, gotta love that guy!

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Wednesday 6-12-2013 Assortment

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

One evening at a medical convention, four renowned psychiatrists were chatting. One said to the other three, “People are always coming to us with their guilt and fears, but we have no one we can go to with our own problems.”
Another said, “Since we’re all professionals, why don’t we each take some time right now to share something we feel guilty about?”
The others agreed. The first confessed, “I’m involved in selling drugs, and I often convince my patients to sell them for me.”
The second psychiatrist revealed, “I love expensive things, and so I cheat my patients out of their money whenever I can.”
The third followed with, “I have an almost uncontrollable desire to kill some of my patients.”
The fourth psychiatrist then confessed, “I know I’m supposed to be able to, but no matter how hard I try, I can’t keep a secret …”
What sports-related 2002 comedy was the first Western-made feature film aired on state-run TV in North Korea?

Bend It Like Beckham. A message shown during the December 2009 broadcast said the soccer flick was being broadcast to mark the tenth anniversary of diplomatic ties between North Korea and Great Britain.

“The farther I got out, I could tell the ice was getting thinner, but I didn’t think I was going to break through,” said 13-year-old Joe … who broke through. With only his head and hands above the surface at a neighborhood pond in Shawnee, Kansas, Joe began to panic. But then he heard the calls of his older brother, Jacob: “Don’t flop around! Remember Man vs. Wild? Stay calm!” Joe followed his instructions, and a few minutes later, firefighters rescued him. Had Joe not remained calm, said one of the rescuers, he’d most likely have drowned. The brothers credit the Discovery Channel show with saving Joe’s life.
Priorities: TV was adopted in the US more quickly than indoor plumbing.

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YMWONG22 6/27/2013 11:42AM

  Thanks for the joke and trivia. emoticon emoticon

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LANNIEMANUEL 6/12/2013 5:21PM

    again another wonderful post

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NANCYRUBIO 6/12/2013 11:05AM

    Hah, TV programing did something right. I know my psychiatrists had to do this, they all have to do this, or they could become there own patients.

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JIMDAB 6/12/2013 9:50AM

    thanks for your posts!!!

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Tuesday 6-11-2013 Assortment

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Son: Dad, I bet you can sign your name in the dark!
Father: I’m sure I could manage it. What do you want me to sign?
Son: My report card.

(With a kid this clever, his report card should be all "A's"! emoticon )
What unique role did free samples of Vicks VapoRub play in U.S. postal history?

They were the U.S.’s first junk mail. In the early 1900s, VapoRub creator Lunsford Richardson persuaded postal authorities to let him send promotional samples to random addresses across the nation without including the intended recipient’s name on each package, as previously required. Richardson was allowed to address his samples to “Boxholder,” today’s equivalent of “Occupant.”

(A dubious honor for Vicks VapoRub in my opinion! emoticon )

Multiple personality disorder

ON TV: Used on dozens of shows, including Criminal Minds and Lie to Me, this dramatic psychiatric disorder causes characters to suddenly change personalities. They have no control over the switch, and they won’t remember what they did when one of their alternate personalities took over. On The United States of Tara, for example, the title character (Toni Collete) had seven different alternate personalities, one of which is a 15-year-old; another is a male trucker.

IN REAL LIFE: It is listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, but many psychiatrists question whether or not this condition really exists at all.
(I don't know, but I was pretty darn convinced by "Sybill".)
Country with the most TV sets per capita: Norway, with 1.5 sets per person. (The US is sixth.)

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX12 6/11/2013 8:13PM

    Neat facts

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ENUFF81020 6/11/2013 9:02AM

    Fun post--those personality issues are a common staple on soaps--and i love to watch them, even if not realistic. (Hmm, not many soap staples are believable.)

Best wishes,

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NANCYRUBIO 6/11/2013 8:27AM

    I am really the US is sixth.

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LANNIEMANUEL 6/11/2013 6:58AM

    another great and informative post. thanks

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