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Thursday 9-19-2013 Assortment

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Peter: You’ve been making fun of my new toupee all night!
Paul: Sorry. Do you want me to knock it off?
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In what country was an oppressive Communist regime overthrown in a bloodless uprising known as the Velvet Revolution?

Czechoslovakia, in 1989.
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THIS DAY IN TV

Forgotten shows of Adam West, born this day in 1928

LEGENDS OF THE SUPERHEROES (1979)
West reprised his role as Batman for this series of superhero specials. The second episode was a roast of superheroes. West, along with Bert Ward as Robin, performed a sketch about Robin wrecking the Batmobile.

LOOKWELL! (1991)
Cocreated by Conan O’Brien, this series starred West as a washed-up actor best known for playing TV cops who helped police solve real crimes, even though they kept asking him not to.

1775 (1992)
A historical comedy set during the Revolutionary War, Ryan O’Neal starred as an innkeeper. West played his brother-in-law, George Washington.
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First cartoon show made for TV: NBC’s Crusader Rabbit in 1949.

  
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    Good information.

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Wednesday 9-18-2013 Assortment

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Olive was quite ill. She went to the doctor and said, “Doctor, what’s wrong with me? Look at my face! When I woke up today I looked in the mirror and nearly fainted when I saw my reflection. My hair has gone gray and wiry and is starting to fall out. My skin has gone pale and wrinkly. My eyes are bloodshot and bulging from their sockets. I look like I’m dead! What on earth is the matter with me?”
The doctor examined Olive carefully, looked her in the eyes, and said to her, “Well, I can tell you one thing I’ve figured out: There’s nothing wrong with your eyesight.”
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How much did a copy of Time magazine cost when it was first published in March 1923? How about Newsweek, when it was first published in February 1933?

Time, 15 cents; Newsweek (initially spelled News-Week), 10 cents.
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ER vs. Chicago Hope

CBS’s Chicago Hope, which debuted on Sunday, September 18, 1994, took viewers into a realistically portrayed hospital operating room. The next night, NBC’s ER debuted, bringing viewers an even more intense emergency room. Both took place in Chicago hospitals, and both were staffed by hunky doctors and flustered nurses. Chicago Hope performed so well that CBS moved it to Thursday night at 10 P.M., opposite ER, for an all-out battle. Who won? Chicago Hope finished the 1994–95 season as the #28 show on TV; ER came in at #2. CBS transferred Chicago Hope to Monday night, where it brought in moderate ratings for six seasons. ER, however, lasted 15 years and ranked in the Nielsen top ten for most of them.

(ER had George Clooney - swoon! No contest! emoticon )
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First C-SPAN broadcast: a speech by Congressman Al Gore.

  
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    Sounds like my doctor. George Clooney has staying power.

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    thanks

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LANNIEMANUEL 9/18/2013 7:06AM

    great post. OH how i loved ER.

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OVERACTIVEELBOW 9/18/2013 7:04AM

    Funny AND Interesting !!
Thanks for a great start to my day.
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Tuesday 9-11-2013 Assortment

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Father: Does my son cause any trouble in class?
Principal: Let me put it this way: He has a reserved seat outside my office.
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What did halfback Fred Gehrke add to the helmets of his Los Angeles Rams teammates in 1948 that started a trend in pro football?

He put a team logo on them. Gehrke, an industrial design artist in the off-season, painted the team’s brown leather helmets dark blue and then decorated them with yellow ram horns.
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IT’S EMMYS SEASON

* “Emmy” comes from “Immy,” the nickname for the image orthicon tube, a component of early TV cameras.

* Most total wins by a prime-time show: Frasier, which won 37 over its 1993–2004 run. Among those were five straight wins for Outstanding Comedy Series.

* Most wins for Outstanding Drama: four, accomplished by Hill Street Blues, L.A. Law, The West Wing, and Mad Men.

* Most Emmys won in a single season: HBO’s John Adams miniseries, with 13 in 2008.

* Most nominations in one year: Roots, with 37 in 1977.
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Kermit the Frog is left-handed.

  
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NANCYRUBIO 9/17/2013 9:36AM

    Fred Gehrke--he left a lasting impression. Now is my son acting up in class?

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    great, thanks for sharing.

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    Interesting!

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Monday 9-16-2013 Assortment

Monday, September 16, 2013

A man and his wife were having an argument about who should make the coffee each morning. The wife said, “You should do it, because you get up first.”
The husband argued, “But you make breakfast every day. Can’t you just make the coffee at the same time?”
The wife shot back, “No, you have to do it. It says in the Bible that the man should make the coffee.”
The husband, incredulous, said, “I don’t believe that. Show me where it says that.”
So the wife fetched the Bible, opened it to the New Testament, and showed him the tops of several pages, where it indeed said: “HEBREWS.”

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Which chemical element got its name from a Greek word that means “stench”?

Bromine. Bromos is the Greek word that describes the element’s pungent odor.
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THE SHOW MUST GO ON

In 1991, Bea Arthur let Golden Girls producers know she’d be leaving the show at the end of the season, the show’s seventh. NBC decided to end the series—in the final episode, Arthur’s character, Dorothy, marries her boyfriend and moves out of the Miami house she shares with her friends. The rest of the cast had no interest in leaving what was still a top-thirty show, and rival network CBS thought there was some life left in the series. It bought the rights and came up with a new concept called The Golden Palace: The three remaining ladies buy and run a Miami hotel. How’d the hotel do? Not so well. The Golden Palace floundered in the ratings, finishing the year at #57. CBS canceled it in early 1993.
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Game show creator Chuck Barris (The Gong Show) wrote the 1962 hit song “Palisades Park.”

  
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    Loved, loved the joke.

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    Interesting facts.

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Sunday 9-15-2013 Silly

Sunday, September 15, 2013

What did the drum say to the drumstick?

“You think you’re so tough just because you can beat me.”

  
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