Friday, August 23, 2013
One year Raymond didn’t know what to buy his mother-in-law for her birthday, so he purchased her a nice plot in the nearby cemetery. The next year, as they were leaving for her birthday party, Raymond’s wife noticed that he had no gift in his hands. She snapped at him, “Why didn’t you buy her something?”
“Well, she hasn’t used the gift I gave her last year,” he replied.
What cigarette was once advertised with the slogan, “More doctors smoke [this brand] than any other cigarette”?
For dedicated collectors, anything associated with the 1965–68 cult sci-fi series Lost in Space commands out-of-this-world prices, but nothing more than a three-foot-tall model of the Jupiter 2 space pod that helped the Robinsons return to Earth. It was destined for the junkyard after the show’s cancellation, but someone saved the wood, steel, and aluminum prop … and sold it at auction in June 2010 for $85,000. (Penny Robinson’s space suit, worn by actress Angela Cartwright in the first season, was a relative bargain at $20,000.)
Actor Tony Dow (Wally on Leave It to Beaver) became a sculptor. He has a piece in the Louvre.