Friday, March 01, 2013
A woman and her eight children—all under the age of ten—had just arrived on a flight from Spain and were going through customs at the airport. They were dragging many suitcases with them, and the mother looked very haggard. A customs agent approached the large group and said, “Ma’am, do all of these children and all of these bags belong to you?”
“Yes, sir,” the woman sighed. “They’re all mine.”
The customs agent was a bit suspicious and started interrogating her: “Ma’am, do you have any weapons, contraband, or drugs in your possession?”
“Sir,” the woman said calmly, “if I had any of those things, don’t you think I would have used them by now?”
MARCH, AN EXCITEMENT-PACKED MONTH!
• National Frozen Food Month
• March 1: National Pig Day and Peanut Butter Lover’s Day
• March 5: Multiple Personality Day
• March 13: Open an Umbrella Indoors Day
• March 31: Bunsen Burner Day
IT’S IN MY CONTRACT
In 1996, CBS signed superstar Bill Cosby to return to television for the first time since the end of The Cosby Show in 1992. That show had been such a hit—#1 for five of its eight years—and Cosby was so beloved that CBS offered unprecedented concessions: Cosby could make whatever show he wanted, with casting approval and a guaranteed two-year run. But Cosby didn’t choose a broad-appeal family sitcom like the network had hoped. Instead, he decided to make Cosby, an American adaptation of the British show One Foot in the Grave, a dark comedy about a bored retiree who feels useless. Ultimately, CBS paid Cosby $44 million for Cosby. The results: The moody, abrasive show premiered with 24 million viewers, but averaged only about seven million over its four-year run. In its last year, 1999–2000, Cosby finished 82nd in the ratings.
(I don't remember ever seeing this show or even hearing of it, do you?)