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Monday 9-30-2013 Assortment

Monday, September 30, 2013

A man and his wife were deeply asleep when the phone rang at 2 A.M. The wife picked it up and listened groggily. Then she said, “How in the world should I know? It’s ninety-five miles away,” and hung up.
“Who was that?” the husband asked.
His wife replied, “Some crazy woman wanting to know if the coast was clear.”
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Who was the first athlete to appear on the cover of Vogue magazine?

Track star Marion Jones, in January 2001, shortly after she won five medals—three gold and two bronze—at the 2002 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia. Jones was stripped of those medals in December 2007 after admitting she had used performance-enhancing drugs.
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THIS DAY IN TV

The Flintstones premiered today in 1960. That show sure did like “rock” puns. Here are a few characters that appeared on it.

* Cary Granite (Cary Grant)

* Stony Curtis (Tony Curtis)

* Ed Sulleystone (Ed Sullivan)

* Perry Masonite (Perry Mason)

* Ann-Margrock (Ann-Margret)

* The Rolling Boulders (The Rolling Stones)
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Wilma Flintstone wore shoes just once.

  
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MARILYNROBERT 9/30/2013 10:46PM

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MARYJOANNA 9/30/2013 3:26PM

  Great trivia!

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PEGGYO 9/30/2013 1:02PM

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NANCYRUBIO 9/30/2013 12:56PM

    Funny,funny. Marion Jones was and still is one of my favorite people.

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TWEETYKC00 9/30/2013 10:42AM

    cool, thanks

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PDSLIM 9/30/2013 9:56AM

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GAYLE-G-63 9/30/2013 9:33AM

    1960, egad!

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CHANGE4FIT 9/30/2013 9:02AM

    Too cute-thanks for giving this Monday a light touch!

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JULIE_DV 9/30/2013 7:41AM

    emoticon Loved the joke! And The Flintstones were my favorite cartoon growing up. I remember all those episodes mentioned, except for Wilma wearing shoes! emoticon

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CAT609 9/30/2013 7:23AM

    Interesting

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OVERACTIVEELBOW 9/30/2013 7:13AM

    so much I never knew, OR, had completely forgotten.
You are a treasuretrove of fun and facts!
Thank YOU for sharing.
Audra

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ELRIDDICK 9/30/2013 7:01AM

  Thanks for sharing

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Sunday 9-29-2013 Silly

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Why did the ship cross the ocean?

To get to the other tide.

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MARILYNROBERT 9/30/2013 12:35AM

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NANCYRUBIO 9/29/2013 12:45PM

    Obviously

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PDSLIM 9/29/2013 12:39PM

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TWEETYKC00 9/29/2013 9:30AM

    lol

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CHANGE4FIT 9/29/2013 8:57AM

    TOO CUTE!

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LANNIEMANUEL 9/29/2013 8:23AM

    heehee

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Saturday 9-28-2013 Assortment

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Knock, knock.
Who’s there?
Disguise.
Disguise who?
Disguise getting very impatient.
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Where did the Norway rat, also known as the brown rat, originate?

In northern China. The rats spread west to Europe in the 16th century, and were transported to North America in the mid-18th century aboard ships carrying grain from England. They were named for Norway in the belief that they had arrived in England aboard Norwegian vessels.
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THANKS, TELEVISION!

Saturday-night lights

The Dukes of Hazzard was a massive hit when it debuted in 1979. It was most popular in the South, but that created a problem. Since Dukes aired on Friday night at 9:00 P.M., so many people in Mississippi stayed home to watch the show that high-school football game attendance dropped dramatically. School districts responded by rescheduling football games for Saturday night.
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To date, the only sitcom to be made into a stage musical is Happy Days.

  
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GAYLE-G-63 9/28/2013 12:38PM

    I didn't know "Happy Days" had been turned into a musical! Interesting. =)

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NANCYRUBIO 9/28/2013 10:46AM

    Loved Saturday Night Lights. Never heard of a Norway rat, no do I care to hear of it.

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PDSLIM 9/28/2013 10:27AM

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LANNIEMANUEL 9/28/2013 9:04AM

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OVERACTIVEELBOW 9/28/2013 7:55AM

    Interesting

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YMWONG22 9/28/2013 7:18AM

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Friday 9-27-2013 Assortment

Friday, September 27, 2013

Twelve ministers were on their way to a conference when their plane hit severe turbulence. One of them immediately called over a flight attendant. Wanting to help her stay calm, he said, “Please tell the pilot that everything will be all right because there are twelve extremely religious men on board.”
A few minutes later, the flight attendant came out of the cockpit and told the minister, “The pilot said that although he was pleased to learn that we have twelve holy men on board, he would still rather have just one good engine.”
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Which of her films did Bette Midler jokingly say “had strong American values: divorce, alcoholism, plastic surgery, and revenge”?

The First Wives Club (1997).
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GOOFY GADGETRY

The Flashmatic

In 1955, Zenith introduced a TV remote control system called the Flashmatic, which used four light-sensitive cells mounted in the corners of the TV cabinet. By shining a flashlight into it, one cell raised the volume, another lowered it, and the other two changed the channel. Only problem: The cells couldn’t distinguish between a flashlight and other light sources—like lamps or sunlight—so channels would often change without warning.
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Lucy Ricardo’s given name: Lucille Esmerelda McGillicudy.

  
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PDSLIM 9/27/2013 10:50AM

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TWEETYKC00 9/27/2013 10:48AM

    great, thanks

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PEGGYO 9/27/2013 8:48AM

    funny

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NANCYRUBIO 9/27/2013 8:28AM

    There you are, educating us again! emoticon

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OVERACTIVEELBOW 9/27/2013 7:35AM

    Thanks for sharing.
I always learn something!

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CAT609 9/27/2013 7:16AM

    Interesting

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LANNIEMANUEL 9/27/2013 6:49AM

    awesome as always

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EVIE4NOW 9/27/2013 6:43AM

  Thanks for sharing.

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Thursday 9-26-2013 Assortment

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Two men had just arrived in prison and were led into the cell they’d be sharing. “When do you get out?” the first prisoner asked.
“I get out in 2021,” replied the second prisoner.
“Okay, I don’t get out until 2025,” the first prisoner said. “So you take the bunk nearest to the door.”
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What is a human’s chronotype?

An individual’s body clock or natural internal rhythm—the circadian factors that determine whether someone is a morning person, an evening person, or neither.
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FABULOUS FLOPS

NBC’s fall 1983 schedule included nine new programs: Manimal, Jennifer Slept Here, Boone, Bay City Blues, We Got It Made, Mr. Smith, For Love and Honor, The Rousters, and The Yellow Rose. For the first (and so far, last) time in TV network history, the entire fall lineup of new shows was canceled by the end of the TV season.
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The San Francisco Zoo named a baby bald eagle “Stephen Jr.” after Stephen Colbert.

  
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PDSLIM 9/26/2013 10:54PM

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NANCYRUBIO 9/26/2013 12:14PM

    Loved the joke, very interesting about internal clocks controls.

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PEGGYO 9/26/2013 9:59AM

    I don't remember any of those tv shows

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TWEETYKC00 9/26/2013 9:43AM

    cool, thanks.

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OVERACTIVEELBOW 9/26/2013 8:23AM

    I don't know why I still pay for cable TV.. I can't remember when I found something on there that I wanted to watch. I guess I just live with lots of HOPE ! !

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CAT609 9/26/2013 7:25AM

    Interesting facts!

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LANNIEMANUEL 9/26/2013 7:18AM

    thanks. have a great day

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FATTYBOY230 9/26/2013 6:47AM

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DMEYER4 9/26/2013 6:41AM

  thanks for sharing and have a great day

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