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Friday 10-11-2013 Assortment

Friday, October 11, 2013

A man bought a parrot from a pet shop and took it home. He discovered that the parrot talked endlessly about history, great works of literature, and even complex mathematical equations. Confused, he called the pet shop owner and asked why the parrot was so educated. “Oh,” she replied, “he used to be the teacher’s pet.”
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What Hollywood costars cofounded a nonprofit humanitarian organization called Not On Our Watch in 2007?

Ocean’s Thirteen costars George Clooney, Matt Damon, Brad Pitt, and Don Cheadle, along with the film’s producer Jerry Weintraub and human-rights lawyer David Pressman. The group’s stated goal is “drawing upon the voices of cultural leaders to protect and assist the vulnerable.”
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THIS DAY IN TV

Facts about Saturday Night Live, which debuted on this day in 1975

* SNL was created because Johnny Carson told NBC to stop using the late-night Saturday time slot to air reruns of The Tonight Show. (Carson didn’t like SNL. He once said the cast members “couldn’t ad-lib a fart at a bean-eating contest.”)

* Who said “Live from New York, it’s Saturday Night!” the most?
Darrell Hammond (69 times).

* What do Prince, R.E.M., Aerosmith, and System of a Down have in common? They used the F-word in an SNL music performance … and censors didn’t notice.
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Some studio-audience seats on SNL have been on loan from Yankee Stadium since 1975.

  
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MARILYNROBERT 10/11/2013 8:24PM

    Seems like SNL has been around FOREVER! emoticon

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OVERACTIVEELBOW 10/11/2013 2:30PM

    Amazing information & emoticon

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SLACHETKA103145 10/11/2013 2:12PM

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TWEETYKC00 10/11/2013 11:13AM

    great, thanks!

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PDSLIM 10/11/2013 9:54AM

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PEGGYO 10/11/2013 8:50AM

    I like to start my day with a laugh thanks!

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CHANGE4FIT 10/11/2013 8:20AM

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NANCYRUBIO 10/11/2013 7:51AM

    The Yankees can make money out of anything. I was never been teachers pet

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Thursday 10-10-2013 Assortment

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Teacher: Did your father write this essay for you, Michael?
Michael: No, ma’am. He started it, but my mom had to write the whole thing over again.
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What does the squirting cucumber plant squirt?

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Seeds and slimy fluid—as far as 20 feet. The strange plant, native to the Mediterranean region, looks like a normal cucumber, but as it ripens it begins filling up with a slimy juice that builds such intense pressure inside the cucumber that it shoots off its stalk, spewing seeds and fluid in its wake.
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Boomhauer (King of the Hill)

Even devoted King of the Hill fans have a hard time understanding Hank Hill’s fast-talking, drawling friend Boomhauer. To voice the character, actor Mike Judge did an impression of an irate caller who left a message about his show Beavis and Butt-Head on his answering machine in the early 1990s. The message went something like this: “I tell you what, man, that dang ol’ Beavis and Butt-Head talkin’ crazy, man, blowin’ up stuff and killin’ frogs with bats, man, and that’s messed up and you should be shamed o’ yerself, man.”
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M*A*S*H’s Corporal Klinger wore a size 14 in women’s dresses.

  
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MARILYNROBERT 10/10/2013 9:56PM

    Exploding cucumbers! emoticon emoticon

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PEGGYO 10/10/2013 8:31PM

    thanks

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PDSLIM 10/10/2013 3:33PM

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BEBARB149 10/10/2013 1:43PM

    Interesting. Goes to show how wonder-ful the world is. Thanks :-)

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OVERACTIVEELBOW 10/10/2013 9:00AM

    Wow. Where do you find all this information? Thanks for sharing. I would say I learn so much, but since I don't remember most of what I read,, well I guess I didn't learn so much but maybe I can say I knew it once upon a time?

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NANCYRUBIO 10/10/2013 8:25AM

    You fill my mind with trivia! emoticon

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TWEETYKC00 10/10/2013 7:57AM

    cool, thanks. Klinger looked good too! lol

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LANNIEMANUEL 10/10/2013 7:22AM

    i love reading you post. keep up the good work

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Wednesday 10-9-2013 Assortment

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

A high school chemistry teacher wanted to educate his students about the evils of alcohol. He brought out a glass of water, a glass of whiskey, and two worms. “Now watch this, class,” he said as he dropped one of the worms into the water. The worm wriggled happily around in the glass. Then the teacher dropped the second worm into the glass of whiskey. The worm swam for a second and then curled up, died, and sank to the bottom of the glass.
“Now, what can we learn from this experiment?” the teacher asked his students.
After a moment, one boy raised his hand cautiously and said, “If you drink whiskey, you’ll never get worms.”
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How many Star Wars performers appeared in all six films in the popular sci-fi adventure series?

Only two. The diminutive Kenny Baker, who played R2-D2, and Anthony Daniels, who played C-3PO.
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Two unaired pilots

STEEL JUSTICE (1992)
A little boy idolizes his policeman father and likes to secretly tail him when he goes out on drug busts and stakeouts at night. One night, the kid gets killed. Dad is distraught … until he meets his new crime-fighting partner—a fire-breathing, 100-foot-tall robot dinosaur that’s possessed by the spirit of his dead son.

WURLITZER (1985)
A man inherits a diner and its antique Wurlitzer jukebox, and in each episode, the man selects a song on the jukebox and is then transported back in time to the year that song came out to help people with their problems. In the pilot episode, he listens to a Jefferson Airplane song, goes to 1968 San Francisco, and helps a hippie quit drugs.

(I would not have watched Steel Justice, but I definitely would have watched Wurlitzer - I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE time travel!)
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First movie to be based on a TV show: Dragnet (1954).

  
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SLACHETKA103145 10/9/2013 6:08PM

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OVERACTIVEELBOW 10/9/2013 2:17PM

    I started to say I would watch Wurlitzer too, then I thought about all those commercials and it dropped back to a definite maybe... sort of a combination of "Twilight Zone" and "You are There" ?.... I remember some of those you are there shows... they were fun and you learned something of history at the same time.

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PDSLIM 10/9/2013 10:09AM

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NANCYRUBIO 10/9/2013 9:50AM

    Loved the joke. Both TV series would have made it in todays market.

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CHANGE4FIT 10/9/2013 8:42AM

    I'm with you on the TV pilots.

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PEGGYO 10/9/2013 8:10AM

    thanks

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Tuesday 10-8-2013 Assortment

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

What is a zucchini’s favorite game to play?

Squash.
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Why is the traditional chef’s jacket double-breasted?

To hide stains. French chef Marie-Antoine Caręme designed it in the mid-1800s, making it white to emphasize the cleanliness of the kitchen and double-breasted so it could be buttoned either way to cover up stains.

(Cool - I never knew that!)
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By the fifth season of The Brady Bunch in 1973, the six kids in the cast were all teenagers (or about to be), and the ratings reflected a major drop in young viewers. The producers’ solution: a new kid. Midway through the season, Mrs. Brady’s brother and wife go away on an overseas archaeological dig and leave their eight-year-old son Oliver (Robbie Rist) in the Bradys’ care. Oliver became the center of the kinds of story lines previously served by the now-too-old Bobby or Cindy—breaking a lamp or making a mess, and trying to cover it up, for example. It didn’t work. The ratings kept dropping across all age groups, so ABC canceled The Brady Bunch in spring 1974.
(Not surprising that it didn't work - it truly changed the dynamics of the show in my opinion, plus I didn't like that kid at all!)
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Bob Hope once guest-starred on I Love Lucy and ad-libbed the entire episode.
(He was one emoticon dude!)

  
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CALLIECURTIS5 10/10/2013 9:45AM

    Great info....thanks for taking the time. emoticon

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MARILYNROBERT 10/8/2013 10:46PM

    Interesting! emoticon

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OVERACTIVEELBOW 10/8/2013 2:40PM

    Thanks for the smile and the info.

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TWEETYKC00 10/8/2013 10:21AM

    sweet, thanks

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NANCYRUBIO 10/8/2013 9:37AM

    Only read the first two and I learned a lot and smiled a lot!!

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CHANGE4FIT 10/8/2013 9:21AM

    Cool trivia! Thanks!

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SLACHETKA103145 10/8/2013 7:50AM

    emoticon for posting! I most enjoyed the Chef's jacket...didn't know that either!

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LANNIEMANUEL 10/8/2013 7:17AM

    great post as always

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Monday 10-7-2013 Assortment

Monday, October 07, 2013

A theater critic got up and walked out of a Broadway play after the first act. The play’s producer, who was standing in the lobby, stopped him on his way out. “Why are you leaving so soon? There are still two acts left,” said the producer.
“I know,” said the critic as he walked out the door. “But I’m pretty sure the person who wrote that horrible first act also wrote the other two.”
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What was pictured on bottles of Coppertone suntan oil before Little Miss Coppertone was introduced in 1953?

An Indian chief, along with the slogan: “Don’t be a Paleface.”
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Ever notice how many of today’s prime-time dramas include at least one pop song, often appearing over a montage? One of the first shows to do this was Miami Vice, which used well-known songs by Phil Collins and Glenn Frey. But most shows don’t have the budget for big-name music, so they hire a music supervisor to seek out and secure the rights for songs. One of the biggest in the industry is Alexandra Patsavas, who has found songs for The O.C., Grey’s Anatomy, and Chuck. In turn, bands whose songs are featured in shows get paid a moderate fee ($20,000 to $50,000 or more) and get great exposure—Snow Patrol and The Fray both earned mainstream exposure and Grammy nominations after their songs were featured on Grey’s Anatomy.
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Ted Cassidy played Lurch on The Addams Family, as well as Thing (or at least his hand did).

  
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PDSLIM 10/7/2013 9:43AM

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NANCYRUBIO 10/7/2013 9:31AM

    I am still a paleface, but I think that is politically incorrect now.
I am drawn to many TV shows by there intro music.






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NANCYRUBIO 10/7/2013 9:23AM

    Delete!!!!

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OVERACTIVEELBOW 10/7/2013 8:28AM

    Thank you for sharing!


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SLACHETKA103145 10/7/2013 7:33AM

    emoticon for sharing!

Smiles before leaving for chemo are always a blessing!

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LANNIEMANUEL 10/7/2013 7:17AM

    great post.

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ELRIDDICK 10/7/2013 6:57AM

  Thanks for sharing

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