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Thursday Assortment

Thursday, February 28, 2013

“One should practice this same triad: self-restraint, giving, compassion.”

—the Upanishads
Why do cows in Switzerland have bells around their necks?

Because their horns don’t work.
How many times has Otto Mann, the boozed-up, burned-out school bus driver on TV’s The Simpsons, crashed his bus?

15, but he proudly boasts that there were no fatalities.

On February 28, 1983, M*A*S*H ended its 11-year run.

* Star and writer Alan Alda’s original idea for the finale: a regular 30-minute episode. At the end, Alda would take off his surgical mask, break character, and deliver a short monologue honoring veterans. CBS said no, so Alda and eight writers penned the two-hour finale, “Goodnight, Farewell, and Amen.”

* While the final episode was being filmed, a forest fire swept through the outdoor set in the hills outside Malibu, leaving only a burned-out Jeep and the “Best Care Anywhere” sign standing. Alda wrote the fire into the story: North Koreans had set off incendiary devices, causing a blaze and the evacuation of the 4077th. (The burned-out Jeep is still there.)

* More than 115 million people tuned in, making it the most watched TV broadcast ever (until the 2010 Super Bowl).

Only one person has won Emmys for acting, writing, and directing: Alan Alda (for M*A*S*H).
Alan Alda is another one of my all-time favorites - I truly admire him and his achievements-plus the way he would always fly home every weekend to be with his family - now that's a true love and a man who isn't ashamed to show how much he loves his family. An anomaly in Hollywood, right?
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    emoticon COOL !

    Yes, MASH was

    Alda is BRILLIANT

    He has also done several
    PBS shows like NOVA.




    emoticon to the Lady Vols !

    They just won Women's SEC b-ball !
    Jack and I had a double date to it

    emoticon job, Holly Warwick,
    on winning in your 1st year
    as head coach. You learned well
    from Pat Summit !
    What a way to end February

    Hope you had a Terrific Thursday !
    Have a Fabulous Friday
    and a Marvelous March !

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    Thanks, always love your info.
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  • CAT609
    You are so right~ He is a good man! Thanks for sharing!
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    I think he learned it from his father--an example-- be it good or bad.
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