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Thursday 9-12-2013 Assortment

Thursday, September 12, 2013

What should you do when a musician comes to your door?

Pay him and take your pizza.
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When it comes to supersonic travel, at what g-force do people start to lose their color vision?

At 4Gs—four times the force of gravity. The phenomenon is called graying out. At 4.5Gs, an individual may lose his or her vision. (Humans endure 1G during normal daily living.)
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THE SCIENCE OF TV

What’s the difference between analog and digital TV?

In the good old days of analog television broadcasting, the TV camera at the studio converted visual images into an electronic signal. In fact, analog TVs worked because they functioned, mechanically speaking, as TV cameras in reverse: At the TV station, light, in the form of a visual image, entered the camera, into the front end of a specialized cathode-ray tube called a vidicon. The vidicon converted the images into an electronic signal that the TV station broadcast (along with the audio signal) over the air to your TV. Inside your television, the process was reversed: The video signal was fed into the back end of a cathode-ray tube that was very similar to a vidicon. The cathode-ray tube then converted the electronic signal back into the visual image and displayed it on the front surface of the tube—the TV screen. Digital TV signals, however, are bits of computerized code; at their most basic, they are a “1” or a “0.” A digital converter in a modern television, put simply, takes those bits and converts them into images and sound.
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The map on Bonanza’s credits has Carson City north of the Ponderosa. It’s really to the east.

  
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    You are too technical for me this early.

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Wednesday 9-11-2013 Assortment

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

A man was sitting in his yard when he noticed the little boy who lived next door playing with a ball and bat. “I’m the greatest hitter in the world!” the boy shouted as he threw the ball into the air. He swung mightily but missed. “Strike one,” the boy pronounced. He threw the ball up again, and again he swung and missed. “Strike two!” he yelled, displeased by his failure. But still he persevered. “I’m the greatest!” he shouted as he threw the ball up again, once again swinging and missing.
The man expected the boy to be upset with himself, but instead he began dancing around the yard, announcing, “Strike three! I’m the greatest pitcher in the world!”
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(Now that's an optimist!)
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How many of the eight Ivy League schools were founded before the American Revolution?

Seven. Only Cornell University was founded after the Revolution, in 1865. The seven that predated the Revolution are Brown, Columbia, Dartmouth, Harvard, Princeton, the University of Pennsylvania, and Yale.
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The story of PBS

After the FCC set aside 242 TV stations for educational use in 1952, the Educational Television and Radio Center was founded to provide content. With a $170 million grant from the Ford Foundation, the ETRC produced shows … but those programs were mostly dry—long interviews with scientists and politicians. Things changed in 1954 when WQED Pittsburgh debuted The Children’s Corner, a half-hour show for preschoolers. The host: Fred Rogers. In 1963, the ETRC changed its change name to National Educational Television and started producing cultural issues documentaries and distributing cooking shows, such as Julia Child’s The French Chef. When the Ford Foundation pulled out in 1966, the US government stepped in to help foot the bill. Three years later, the remnants of NET were replaced by a new public television organization: the Public Broadcasting System, or PBS.
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Truly usesless trivia: Homer Simpson’s PIN number is 7431.

  
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PEGGYO 9/11/2013 3:13PM

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  Never give up!

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Tuesday 9-10-2013 Assortment

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

What did the calendar say to his boss?

“I need a day off.”
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Where did Larry David, creator and star of the TV sitcom Curb Your Enthusiasm, first hear “Frolic,” the tune that became his show’s theme song?

In a bank commercial, in the mid-1990s. David was so taken with the music, written by Italian composer Luciano Michelini, that he kept information about it on file for future use. The future arrived in 2000 when he launched his offbeat sitcom.
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OOPS!

SERIES: Deadwood

SETUP: Sol Star (John Hawkes) tells town sheriff Seth Bullock (Timothy Olyphant), “Your fly is down.”

GOOF: Deadwood is set in 1876. The modern zipper didn’t exist yet—it wasn’t perfected until 1913. Star should have told Bullock his fly was “open.”
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A plasma TV uses about twice as much energy as an LCD set of the same size.

  
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    Just a world full of knowledge.


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    thanks for the info

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    great post. Love the new background

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    Thank you for sharing - interesting scoop!

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Monday 9-9-2013 Mirth

Monday, September 09, 2013

On the first day of college, the dean addressed the students, laying out the rules for dorm living: “The girls’ dorm is off-limits for all male students, and the boys’ dorm is off-limits for all female students. Anyone caught breaking this rule will be fined $40. If you’re caught a second time, the fine is $80, and if you’re caught a third time, it will cost you $160! Any questions?”
A male student in the back of the room raised his hand and asked, “How much for a season pass."
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Sunday 9-8-2013 Silly

Sunday, September 08, 2013


Why don’t they play poker in the jungle?

Too many cheetahs.

  
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