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Thursday 8-15-2013 Assortment

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Caller: Hello, is this the receptionist at the mental hospital?
Receptionist: Yes, it is.
Caller: Can I speak to Larry in Room 421?
Receptionist: I’m sorry, sir, but no one’s been answering the phone in that room.
Caller: Great! That means I really did escape!
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What baseball legend hit a record three consecutive home runs in a World Series game—on the first pitch thrown by three different pitchers?

Baseball Hall of Famer Reggie Jackson, for the New York Yankees, in game 6 of the 1977 World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Jackson hit a record five home runs in the series.
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What the heck happened to Family Matters?

Family Matters was a spin-off from the sitcom Perfect Strangers, centered around the Winslows, a middle-class African-American family in Chicago. But midway through the first season, the Winslows’ nerdy teenage neighbor, Steve Urkel, appeared in an episode and became a pop-culture phenomenon. Before long, Urkel was everywhere—his catchphrase “Did I do that?” adorned T-shirts, and stores were deluged with talking Urkel dolls and Urkel-Os breakfast cereal. By season six, the family sitcom had become a science-fiction show. Most episodes revolved around Urkel inventing crazy contraptions, including a time machine (to transport himself to a pirate ship) and a cloning device (to make a cool clone of himself named Stefan Urquel). By season nine, it was canceled.
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First TV theme song to reach #1 on the Billboard chart: “The Theme from S.W.A.T.” (1976).

  
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Wednesday 8-14-2013 Assortment

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Julianne taught kindergarten. One day during the art lesson, she was walking around looking at what the students were drawing and she stopped at little Maria’s desk. Maria was hard at work. Julianne said, “What are you drawing, Maria?”
“I’m drawing God!” announced Maria.
Julianne paused and then said, “But, Maria, nobody knows what God looks like.”
Without looking up, Maria replied, “Well, they will in a minute!”
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Why is Joseph Haydn’s Symphony No. 47 in G Major known as the Palindrome Symphony?

Because the third movement is the musical equivalent of a palindrome—it’s the same played forward and backward.
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TV TERMS

OVERSCANNING: When a broadcaster sends out a television signal, the image is designed to be a little larger than a TV screen, so it fills the entire screen. On some older TVs, as much as 10 percent of the image couldn’t be seen.

ZAPPING: Changing channels when a commercial comes on.

ZIPPING: Fast-forwarding through commercials while viewing a prerecorded show.

COLD OPEN: When a TV show goes right into the program before the title or opening credits appear, then runs the title and credits a few minutes later (or has no opening sequence at all). It’s a device used to get viewers interested in the show before they have a chance to change the channel.
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The most common category on Jeopardy!, it’s been featured more than 95 times. What is “Word Origins”?

  
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    The first story is my favorite...out of the mouth of babes, huh?

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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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COMMERCIAL BREAK

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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