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Wednesday 10-2-2013 Assortment

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Two lawyers owned a law firm together, and they decided to go out to lunch to celebrate being in business for ten years. They sat down to lunch when one lawyer jumped up suddenly and said, “I have to run back to the office. I forgot to lock the safe!”
“What are you worried about?” asked his partner. “We’re both here.”
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What gadget did flamboyant Kansas City Athletics owner Charlie Finley briefly use to deliver new baseballs to umpires?

A mechanical rabbit (named Harvey) that would pop up out of a hole behind home plate. Finley owned the Kansas City/Oakland Athletics from 1960 to 1980.
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Networks that changed their formats when you weren’t looking

The History Channel’s original niche: Documentaries and interviews with historians.

TODAY: Reality shows like Ax Men and Ice Road Truckers.

Cartoon Network’s original niche: All cartoons, all the time.

TODAY: It still airs cartoons, but oddly enough, it now offers live-action game shows, such as BrainRush and Destroy, Build, Destroy.

American Movie Classics’s original niche: Classic Hollywood movies from the 1940s, ’50s, and ’60s.

TODAY: Movies primarily from the ’90s, along with original shows. Its most popular is The Walking Dead, an hour-long drama about zombies.
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TV news slang: “Happy talk” is Improvised news-anchor banter

  
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MARILYNROBERT 10/2/2013 10:55PM

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NANCYRUBIO 10/2/2013 9:17AM

    Noticed the History Channel change and wondered---all your blogs have taught me something. How much I retain is a matter of speculation.

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CAT609 10/2/2013 7:27AM

    Interesting stuff

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LANNIEMANUEL 10/2/2013 7:16AM

    great post as always

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Tuesday 10-1-2013 Assortment

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Artist: What’s your opinion of my latest sculpture?
Critic: It’s worthless.
Artist: I know, but I’d like to hear it, anyway.
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What was the very first toy advertised in the U.S. on national television?

Mr. Potato Head, in 1952.
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At 7 A.M. on August 19, 1950, ABC premiered a one-hour block of TV made for children. The hour consisted of Animal Clinic, which featured live animals and interesting facts about them, and Acrobat Ranch, a circus-themed variety show hosted by two acrobats. It was the first Saturday morning kids’ TV lineup in history.
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All of the gross foods eaten on Fear Factor had to be approved by the FDA.

  
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GAYLE-G-63 10/1/2013 4:02PM

    Government's into everything, isn't it??? =)

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OVERACTIVEELBOW 10/1/2013 3:36PM

    Thanks for sharing.

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NANCYRUBIO 10/1/2013 9:07AM

    Everything was new and interesting-- emoticon

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CHANGE4FIT 10/1/2013 8:59AM

    Great trivia-thanks!

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PEGGYO 10/1/2013 8:20AM

    thanks

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LANNIEMANUEL 10/1/2013 6:59AM

    very intresting

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JULIE_DV 10/1/2013 6:56AM

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DMEYER4 10/1/2013 6:49AM

  thanks for the knowledge Have a great day

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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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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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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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NANCYRUBIO 9/29/2013 12:45PM

    Obviously

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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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OVERACTIVEELBOW 9/28/2013 7:55AM

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