Friday 8-30-2013 Assortment
Friday, August 30, 2013
Three men had been stranded on a desert island for months when one day one of the men unearthed a lamp from the sand. He rubbed the lamp and a genie appeared. The genie told the men that he would grant each of them one wish.
The first man said, “I miss my home in California. I want to go back to my old life.” Poof! The man was magically transported back home.
The second man said, “I miss my friends and family back in Michigan. I want to go home.” Poof! The wish was granted.
The third man thought about it for a second and said, “I miss my friends. I want them to be back here with me.” Poof! The wish was granted.
Who was the first woman to be named Sportsperson of the Year by Sports Illustrated magazine?
Tennis great Billie Jean King, in 1972, the year after she became the first woman athlete to earn more than $100,000 in one season.
IT’S IN MY CONTRACT
In 1960, TV producers approached film star MacMurray with My Three Sons—a sitcom about a widower and his three sons. MacMurray liked the script and the concept, but he didn’t want to give up his movie career, and he figured that if he were on a weekly TV series, which shot around 30 episodes a year, he’d have no time left for films. Amazingly, the producers were willing to work around his schedule. During the 1960–72 run of the show, MacMurray would film all of his scenes for the entire year over a 65-day period. He was then free to make movies, which included The Apartment, The Absent-Minded Professor, its sequel Son of Flubber, and The Happiest Millionaire.
(I loved watching My Three Sons when I was younger - and still love to watch reruns today! I think I wanted to be part of that family because I only had an older sister and always wanted brothers. Now, thanks to my sister's marriage and my own marriage - I have several brothers-in-law! Patience paid off!)
Richard Simmons once appeared as a dancing meatball in an Italian TV commercial.