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Monday 8-26-2013 Assortment

Monday, August 26, 2013

My last week of work before my retirement!
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Leo was talking to his friend Otto. He said, “Did you know that I’m one of sixteen children?”
Otto replied, “No, I had no idea. Why do you think your parents had so many children?”
“I think the problem was that my mother was hard of hearing,” Leo said. “When my mom and dad went to bed each night, Dad would ask, ‘Do you want to go to sleep or what?’ and Mom would say, ‘What?’”
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What 2-inch-long ocean creature is one of the noisiest animals on earth?

The pistol shrimp, which makes a noise that can reach up to 218 decibels—30 decibels higher than the sound made by the blue whale. It does this by snapping its oversized pincer to fire off a 60-mile-an-hour blast of water that creates a low-pressure bubble with an internal temperature that is hotter than the sun. The bubble quickly bursts, emitting a high-decibel boom that stuns the tiny shrimp’s prey and provides it with food.
(That's pretty cool!)
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FOREIGN SHOW: Mexico’s El Notifiero con Brozo

ENGLISH TRANSLATION: The News with Brozo

DETAILS: It’s Mexico’s take on The Daily Show … if it were hosted by a clown in a green wig. Brozo (actor Victor Trujillo) started out in 1988 as the host of a kids’ show called The Caravan but morphed into a political satirist. Brozo is so revered in Mexico that he demands (and gets) absolutely no state censorship of his program. The result is that he can lampoon any person or issue he cares to and get away with it. Meanwhile, politicians and personalities go to great lengths to get on the show, knowing that the media exposure is worth any potshots they’re liable to receive from Brozo.
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The Lone Ranger’s mask was made of plaster covered in purple felt.

  
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DOLLYHOLLY 8/26/2013 12:10PM

    Wow! That IS so cool about the pistol shrimp! Such a small creature yet it creates the LOUDEST sound and such HOTTER than the sun pressure bubbles!

Thanks for sharing this tidbit. Now if I ever go on "Jeopardy" game show, I can answer ONE question :)

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PDSLIM 8/26/2013 9:42AM

    Congrats. I'm retired almost 2 years & loving it. Having fun volunteering & getting together with friends.

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PEGGYO 8/26/2013 8:03AM

    have fun on your last week

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CSKIES1 8/26/2013 7:50AM

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TWEETYKC00 8/26/2013 7:47AM

    Happy last week of work!

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Sunday 8-25-2013 Assortment

Sunday, August 25, 2013

What kind of sea creature has no friends?

A lone shark.
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What pioneering rock ŒnŒ rollerfs band did young Bob Dylan want to join, according to his 1959 high-school yearbook?

Little Richardfs. Dylan, whose birth name is Robert Zimmerman, attended Hibbing High School in Hibbing, Minnesota.
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What's your favorite thing to do when you travel?

59% - Try local specialties
19% - People watc
11% - Museum-hop
11% - Shop

(Source - Travelandleisure.com)
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ROX525 8/25/2013 7:38AM

    Enjoyed this...thanks

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Saturday 8-24-2013 Assortment

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Knock, knock.
Who’s there?
Dare.
Dare who?
Dare must be some mistake.
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Nautically speaking, what’s a moonraker? How about a skyscraper?

They’re both sails. A moonraker is a small, light square sail that is set above the skysail on a square-rigged ship in light winds. If the sail is triangular, it’s called a skyscraper.
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ONLY ON TV

* If a woman is pregnant and suddenly stuck in a confined space (elevator, taxi, etc.), she’ll give birth immediately.

* If a woman is pregnant and does make it to a hospital, it will take hours or even days to deliver the child, during which she will yell, scream, and hurl insults at the man “who did this to her.”

* Kids who get caught lying or screwing up something up are not punished; they are praised for telling the truth.

* Grandmas act “young”—they know the new slang, the famous people, and have dates lined up for every night of the week.
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The most popular American show in Ukraine: ALF.

  
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BLITZEN40 8/25/2013 12:46AM

    Interesting. Thank goodness in real life childbirth does not typically entail all that drama and yelling. TV is so silly!

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TWEETYKC00 8/24/2013 3:22PM

    cool, thanks

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PEGGYO 8/24/2013 9:58AM

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GAYLE-G-63 8/24/2013 8:57AM

    Interesting take on tv, isn't it? I used to get so angry with one show I used to watch. I'd question my mother, why are they doing that? Drove my mother crazy!!!

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EVIE4NOW 8/24/2013 8:45AM

  Thankfully tv is not reality. I think even the reality shows are scripted.

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Friday 8-23-2013 Assortment

Friday, August 23, 2013

One year Raymond didn’t know what to buy his mother-in-law for her birthday, so he purchased her a nice plot in the nearby cemetery. The next year, as they were leaving for her birthday party, Raymond’s wife noticed that he had no gift in his hands. She snapped at him, “Why didn’t you buy her something?”
“Well, she hasn’t used the gift I gave her last year,” he replied.
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What cigarette was once advertised with the slogan, “More doctors smoke [this brand] than any other cigarette”?

Camel.
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TV TREASURES

For dedicated collectors, anything associated with the 1965–68 cult sci-fi series Lost in Space commands out-of-this-world prices, but nothing more than a three-foot-tall model of the Jupiter 2 space pod that helped the Robinsons return to Earth. It was destined for the junkyard after the show’s cancellation, but someone saved the wood, steel, and aluminum prop … and sold it at auction in June 2010 for $85,000. (Penny Robinson’s space suit, worn by actress Angela Cartwright in the first season, was a relative bargain at $20,000.)
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Actor Tony Dow (Wally on Leave It to Beaver) became a sculptor. He has a piece in the Louvre.

  
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TWEETYKC00 8/23/2013 3:29PM

    cool facts

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LOSTLIME 8/23/2013 1:03PM

    Thank you for the interesting facts!

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PEGGYO 8/23/2013 7:24AM

    interesting fact about Tony Dow

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BRENDAF761 8/23/2013 6:47AM

    T.G.I.F.! Enjoy the weekend Judy! I hope to get some rest when I can. I'm going to my son's to visit with his fiancé's family. I've met them but my husband, Ron has not met them. We're wedding planning as their getting married next June 21. I need to get to feeling better so I can work on losing some more weight before I get a new dress. I've gained due to all this back and leg pain I'm having. Enjoy your day Judy! emoticon emoticon

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MOTTAMAMALOU 8/23/2013 6:44AM

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EVIE4NOW 8/23/2013 6:37AM

  thank you.

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Thursday 8-22-2013 Assortment

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Mother: Timmy, why is your face so red?
Timmy: I ran down the street to stop a fight.
Mother: What a nice thing to do! Who was fighting?
Timmy: Jacob and I.
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What was the name of the avant-garde international art movement Yoko Ono helped found in the early 1960s?

Fluxus. Part Dada, part Bauhaus, part Zen, it was an innovative multimedia movement that advocated integrating life into art.
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Sitcom putdowns

Jessie: Do you realize we haven’t argued for 15 seconds?
Slater: It was 20. Shut up.
—Saved by the Bell

Rose: Can I ask a dumb question?
Dorothy: Better than anyone I know.
—The Golden Girls

Dave: Have you ever heard the expression, “It’s easier to catch flies with honey instead of vinegar”?

Bill: Have you ever heard the expression “Only a hillbilly sits around and tries to figure out the best way to catch flies”?
—NewsRadio
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For the Lost score, parts of the airplane were used as percussion instruments.

  
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    Interesting!

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