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Tuesday, 8-13-2013 Assortment

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Ansel: If you had a choice, how would you like to die?
Andrew: Quietly, in my sleep, like my grandfather did.
Ansel: How would you least like to die?
Andrew: Screaming, like the passengers in his car.
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Which U.S. president raised money to redecorate the White House by auctioning off presidential artifacts—including a pair of Abraham Lincoln’s trousers?

Chester A. Arthur, in 1882. Other items auctioned off included 24 wagonloads of furniture and 30 barrels of china.
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The familiar “valentine” logo at the beginning and ending of I Love Lucy wasn’t added until the show went into syndicated reruns. When the show first aired in the 1950s, it was sponsored by Philip Morris, and began with Lucy and Ricky dancing around a huge pack of cigarettes. The show’s ending had Lucy lighting Ricky’s cigarette, chirping, “You see how easy it is to keep a man happy? Why not give your husband a carton of Philip Morris cigarettes?”

(My. how times have changed!)
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Dinah Shore won Emmys five years in a row (1955–59) in four different categories.

  
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Monday 8-12-2013 Assortment

Monday, August 12, 2013

Robert told his mother that he was finally engaged. His mother was happy but still worried. She just had to ask him, “Is she Jewish?”
“Of course she is, Mom,” said Robert. “I’ll bring her to dinner tonight so you can meet her.”
That night Robert arrived with three gorgeous women—a blonde, a brunette, and a redhead. He said, “Mom, I want you to guess which one is my fiancée.”
His mother was not happy with this silly game, and she didn’t know where to start. But she took her time and thought about it a bit. After dinner was done, she called Robert into the kitchen and announced, “I know who it is. It’s the blonde.”
Surprised, Robert said, “Yes, you’re right. How did you ever figure it out?”
His mom said, “I knew as soon as I saw her. I couldn’t stand the sight of her.”
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What 1997 blockbuster film was the first movie to have two performers nominated for Oscars for their portrayals of the same character?

Titanic. Kate Winslet and Gloria Stuart were both nominated for their portrayals of Rose. Winslet, as young Rose, was nominated for Best Actress; Stuart, as elderly Rose, was nominated for Best Supporting Actress. Both lost. The two performers/same character situation recurred four years later, with Winslet again involved. For the 2001 film Iris, she was nominated and lost for Best Supporting Actress as young Iris, and Judi Dench was nominated and lost for Best Actress as the older Iris.
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The fifth season of Superman-based Smallville introduced another superhero, Aquaman (played by Justin Hartley), that producers intended to spin off into a new series. A pilot was filmed (costarring Ving Rhames and Lou Diamond Phillips) that TV insiders called one of the best of the year. But when the fall 2006 schedule was announced, there was no Aquaman. Why? The WB network was merging with another network, UPN, and in consolidating their programming, had left a lot of shows on the sidelines, including Aquaman. Later that year, the pilot was quietly made available on iTunes and became its most-downloaded TV show. (It still never became a series.)
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Longest-running music series of all time: Soul Train, 35 years.

  
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Sunday 8-11-2013 Silly

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Why didn’t the man take a job working in a mine?

He got coal feet.

  
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Saturday 8-10-2013 Assortment

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Knock, knock.
Who’s there?
Avery.
Avery who?
Avery time I come here it’s the same old thing.
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What city is known as “the city of a thousand minarets”? How about “the city of a hundred spires”?

Minarets: Cairo, Egypt; spires: Prague, Czech Republic.
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In 1998, after Katie Couric’s husband died of colorectal cancer, Couric became a vocal advocate for cancer awareness. She even had a colonoscopy on Today in 2000. After that, according to studies, 10 percent more American women underwent the procedure.
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Bruce Lee was passed over for the lead in Kung Fu. (He was considered “too Asian” for US TV.)

  
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ENUFF81020 8/12/2013 1:00AM

    Well, you got me--I didn't know any of this information. I'm impressed with the Katie Couric story. She did a lot of good in that personal act, helping women to take better care of themselves.

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Friday 8-9-2013 Assortment

Friday, August 09, 2013

Golf buddies Ted and Al were walking down the street when Ted suddenly ducked behind a bush and pulled Al down with him, whispering, “Don’t look! Don’t look! Here come my wife and my mistress!”
Al said, “What a coincidence! I was going to say the same thing!”
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To what fellow writer did Herman Melville dedicate his whaling epic Moby Dick?

Nathaniel Hawthorne, who had urged Melville to draw on his whaling experiences to write a novel.
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Shelley Long was virtually unknown when she was cast as the intellectual barmaid Diane Chambers on Cheers in 1982. The show went on to become one of the most popular sitcoms of the 1980s, and Long won an Emmy and two Golden Globes for her role. She balanced Cheers with starring roles in a string of hit film comedies, including Night Shift, Outrageous Fortune, and The Money Pit. In 1987, Long left Cheers to focus on her movie career … which never really gelled. Between 1987 and 1992, she made four films, all flops. (Remember The Boyfriend School? Frozen Assets?) Later she returned to TV with a string of made-for-TV movies and short-lived sitcoms, but her most successful project was a movie after all: She played Carol Brady in The Brady Bunch Movie (1995)—ironically, a movie remake of a TV show.
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Torchwood, the title of the Doctor Who spin-off, is an anagram of “Doctor Who.”

  
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ENUFF81020 8/12/2013 1:03AM

    I wonder if Shelley Long became too connected with the annoying Diane Chambers character to be accepted in other roles. Obviously, she was a capable actress to make that neurotic young woman accepted and actually loved in the TV viewing audiences.

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    interesting facts

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