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Thursday Assortment

Thursday, January 17, 2013

NOSTALGIA ISN’T WHAT IT USED TO BE.
—anonymous graffito
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Tom: How’s your job at the power plant?
Ron: I don’t have the energy to talk about it.
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TV Trivia

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The sci-fi drama The Powers of Matthew Star was slated to begin airing in 1981, but while filming an episode, star Peter Barton accidentally fell onto a pyrotechnic flare, igniting it. Costar Lou Gossett Jr., who was tied to a chair, then fell on top of Barton. Gossett was only mildly injured, but Barton suffered third-degree burns to a quarter of his body and remained hospitalized for months. Barton recovered fully and the show hit the air a year after its intended debut … but it lasted for only one season.


William Petersen of CSI named his character “Grissom” after his hero, astronaut Gus Grissom.
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