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Thursday 6-20-2013 Assortment

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Why did the traffic light turn red?

You’d turn red, too, if you had to change in the middle of the street.
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What three products were promoted in the original Starbucks logo—used from 1971 until 1987?

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Coffee, tea, and spices. When the logo was redesigned in 1987, coffee was the only product promoted. By 2011, no words remained on the logo, not even the company’s name.
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THIS DAY IN TV

The Ed Sullivan Show (originally called Talk of the Town) debuted on this day in 1948.

* Prior to hosting his show, Sullivan wrote a Broadway gossip column for the New York Daily News, the most widely read newspaper in the US at the time. He parlayed that into a gig as emcee for the Daily News’s annual Harvest Moon Ball, which CBS aired. The network picked him to host a variety show in 1948.

* Guests on the first episode: Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis, plus Broadway producers Rodgers and Hammerstein with a preview of South Pacific.

* The act that appeared most: comedy duo Wayne and Shuster, who performed Shakespeare-based sketches on the show 67 times.
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Q: Who painted the family portrait in the credits of Family Ties?

A: The show’s star, Michael Gross.
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