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Wednesday 7-24-2013 Assortment

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Sheila’s grandson and his wife were coming to visit her in her new Florida condo for the first time. She gave them very detailed directions to her apartment: “You come to the front door of the Coral Bay Tower. Near the door, you’ll see a big panel of buttons. I am in apartment number 1408 on the fourteenth floor. With your elbow, push the button for 1408. I will buzz you in. Come inside the lobby; the elevator is on your right. Get in it, and with your elbow, hit the button for the fourteenth floor. When you get out, I am on the left. With your elbow, hit my doorbell.”
“That sounds easy, Grandma,” her grandson said, “but why am I hitting all these buttons with my elbow?”
She snapped, “What, you’re coming empty-handed?”
What is the name of the three-day music festival held annually on the banks of Loch Ness, home of Scotland’s fabled Loch Ness monster?



Video games, delivered by cable

Today, it’s commonplace for video-game fans to download games over the Internet through services like Xbox LIVE or Wii Virtual Console. But the idea started back in 1981, when cable companies across the US began offering the PlayCable service. Users paid $10 a month to rent a PlayCable adapter, which plugged into the cartridge slot on their Intellivision game console. Then they tuned their cable boxes to the Intellivision Channel and selected a game from four choices, which changed monthly. The system was slow—all of the game codes were sent out individually, so if a user wanted to play Space Armada, for example, the adapter would wait until the code for Space Armada cycled around, then download it. PlayCable was discontinued in 1983, when Intellivision games became too graphically advanced to send out over cable TV lines.
Actor Edward D. Murphy appeared on 10 Law & Order episodes as 12 different characters.

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NANCYRUBIO 7/24/2013 8:18AM

    Law & Order was very good to it's character actors. Many of them went onto have starring roles in the series, even if their arms were empty. emoticon

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LANNIEMANUEL 7/24/2013 7:15AM

    thank you for this mornings brain wake up.

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ELRIDDICK 7/24/2013 6:57AM

  Thanks for sharing

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