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Monday 7-1-2013 Assortment

Monday, July 01, 2013

A man went to the DMV to get his driver’s license renewed. It was very crowded, and the line inched along slowly for almost an hour. Finally the man got to the clerk, who looked at the man’s form and then snapped his picture. The man inspected his photo for a moment and then complained to the clerk, “I was standing in line for so long that I look grouchy in this picture.”
“That’s okay,” answered the clerk. “That’s how you’re going to look if the cops pull you over, anyway.”
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How many feet on each side of the U.S.-Canadian border are required by law to be free of trees, brush, and other obstructions?

10 feet. There is supposed to be a 20-foot-wide boundary vista along the entire 5,525-mile border.
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THIS DAY IN TV

On July 1, 1941, the Federal Communications Commission gave the legal approval to two TV stations to broadcast TV signals. Both were New York–based TV affiliates of radio networks: CBS’s WCBW and NBC’s WNBT. They were the first ever TV stations. WNBT aired a baseball game that day, which included another first: the first TV commercial. It was for Bulova watches. Cost of the ad time: $4.
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Canadian actor with most hours logged on American TV: Raymond Burr.

  
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    great post as always. thanks for sharing

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    Thank you. Very interesting.

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    great, thanks for sharing.

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Sunday 6-30-2013 Assortment

Sunday, June 30, 2013

What lives in the White House and eats fish?

The presidential seal.
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The motto of what U.S. territory is “Where America’s Day Begins”?

Guam, which is located in the western Pacific, across the International Date Line, and is the first U.S. community to greet each new day.
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LANNIEMANUEL 6/30/2013 11:14AM

    haha. like the joke. and interesting fact as always. keep up the good work

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Personal stuff and Saturday 6-29-2013 Assortment

Saturday, June 29, 2013

I have had enough of setbacks! I am tired of letting my major stress at work upset me to the point of tears! I am tired of going home at night and eating my stress! NO MORE!

Today, I will start figuring out how to relieve my major stresses at work WITHOUT tears and WITHOUT eating those stresses! Enough is enough already!

I want to live the remainder of my life the way it's supposed to be - without all the drama. I haven't been happy at my job for quite some time now, but things are such that I really can't do anything about that right now - my husband & I are in flux due to some changes we are anticipating in the near future. So for right now, I will have to simply work on other relief methods.

Now on to my usual light-hearted and fun blog:

Knock, knock.
Who’s there?
Alex.
Alex who?
Alex plain later, now let me in!
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How did the cutthroat trout, the state fish of Idaho, get its ominous name?

Not for being a killer, but for the distinctive crimson slash mark under its lower jaw.
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HOW ’BOUT A CALLBACK?

In 1984, when actress Courteney Cox was 20 years old, she played a concertgoer who gets pulled onstage to dance with the Boss in his “Dancing in the Dark” video. On a 2010 episode of Cougar Town, Travis (Dan Byrd) is looking through his mother’s (Cox) yearbook, sees a photo, and remarks, “Is that you dancing onstage with Bruce Springsteen?”
(That's one of my favorite things - when they refer to a real-life incident in a tv show or movie! emoticon )
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In 1997, David Lander (Squiggy on Laverne & Shirley) became a pro baseball talent scout.

  
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JIMDAB 6/29/2013 1:17PM

    hang tuff!!!!!
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    Hugs, I hope you can find something to help your stress level.

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SPIRALINGUP 6/29/2013 8:06AM

    I have similar issues. Good luck and take care of you. emoticon

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Friday 6-28-2013 Assortment

Friday, June 28, 2013

One day a customs officer at the U.S.–Mexico border noticed that a man was coming across on a bicycle with two small sacks tied to the handlebars. Suspicious, he asked the man to open the sacks, but they contained nothing but sand. This went on every day for months. Each time, the customs officer would stop the man on the bicycle and ask him to open the sacks, but they were always filled with nothing but sand.
A few years later, the customs officer retired and moved down to Tijuana. One day he ran into the cyclist in a restaurant and they started chatting. “So, come on,” the customs officer said, “we both know you were smuggling something. I swear I won’t tell anyone. What was it?”
The other man smiled and said, “Bicycles.”
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Tech support: No problem, I just received your fax.

Customer: The hell you did! It’s still sitting right here!

(actual tech support call)
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Who is pictured on the obverse side of the series of coins honoring Harry Potter, issued in 2001 as legal tender by the Isle of Man?

Queen Elizabeth II. The Isle of Man, a British protectorate in the Irish Sea, is known for issuing coins with unusual designs.
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Isn’t it ironic?

In 2002, 60 Minutes aired a segment about corruption in the Jefferson County, Mississippi, judicial system. The program accused trial lawyers of urging their clients to sue corporations for outlandish sums. Two Jefferson County citizens were outraged at the report and sued the producers of 60 Minutes … for $6 billion. (They lost.)
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The vista behind Mr. Roarke as he greeted guests on Fantasy Island was the LA Arboretum.
(Awwwww-now I am really dis-illusioned. emoticon )

  
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CAT609 6/28/2013 9:12PM

    Interesting, thanks for posting!

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    Great jokes! Especially loved the bicycle smuggler. emoticon

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Thursday 6-27-2013 Assortment

Thursday, June 27, 2013

A teacher asked her third-grade class, “Can any of you tell me the name of the First Lady?”
Sally raised her hand and announced proudly, “Eve!”
(Ahhhh...out of the mouths of babes!)
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What advanced degree did TV celebrity doctor Mehmet Oz earn along with his medical degree in 1986?

An MBA. He received a joint MD and MBA from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and Wharton Business School.
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EDITED FOR TELEVISION

Die Hard 2 (1990)

IN THE FILM: Just before he throws his lighter into the stream of fuel and blows up the jet to kill the bad guys, John McClane (Bruce Willis) says, “Yippee kai-yay, ****** ******!”

BUT WHEN IT’S SHOWN ON TV, HE SAYS: “Yippee kai-yay, Mr. Falcon!”

The Big Lebowski (1998)

IN THE FILM: As he’s smashing a Corvette with a tire iron, Walter (John Goodman) yells to the presumed owner, “See what happens when you **** a stranger in the ***?”

BUT WHEN IT’S SHOWN ON TV, HE SAYS: “See what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps?”
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On Scooby-Doo, Velma’s last name was Dinkley. Shaggy’s was Rogers.

  
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YMWONG22 7/12/2013 10:18AM

  Love the first lady bit. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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    ha!

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TWEETYKC00 6/27/2013 10:36AM

    love it

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CAT609 6/27/2013 8:36AM

    Interesting tidbits!

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DMEYER4 6/27/2013 7:01AM

  thanks for sharing

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