Friday 7-19-2013 Assortment
Friday, July 19, 2013
David had been extremely anxious for years. It got to the point where his compulsive worrying was ruining his life, so he went to a psychiatrist, who recommended that David hire a professional worrier. After he’d been working with the specialist for a few months, David’s friend John noticed a change. “What happened?” John asked. “You don’t worry about anything anymore.”
“I hired a professional worrier!” David answered.
“That must cost a fortune,” John said.
“Yes, he charges $3,000 a month,” David said sheepishly.
“Three thousand dollars! How can you ever afford to pay him?” John exclaimed.
“I don’t know,” David said. “That’s his problem.”
What international airport has a wedding planner available for travelers who want to get hitched in a hangar or some other aviation-related venue?
Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
A SHOW IS BORN
Married … with Children (1987–97)
“The show was sold on the premise that no one is ever going to learn anything watching it,” said series creator Michael G. Moye, who, with partner Ron Leavitt (both writers on The Jeffersons), found a willing network in the not-yet-broadcasting Fox after the Big Three turned it down. The premise: A sitcom based on a crass family with parents played by comedians Sam Kinison and Roseanne Barr (who were ultimately replaced with Ed O’Neill and Katey Sagal). While pitching it to Fox, Moye and Leavitt hammered home the fact that this was “not The Cosby Show” so often that the project took on the phrase Not the Cosbys for its title. When Fox bought the show, they rechristened it the droll Married …with Children.
Violent crime dropped 6% in the 1990s; TV news coverage of crime increased by 240%.