Friday 9-13-2013 Assortment
Friday, September 13, 2013
A man who lived in a big apartment building wondered if it might be raining, so he stuck his hand out the window to check for raindrops. As he did, a glass eye dropped right into his palm. He looked up to see where it had come from and saw a young woman looking down.
“Does this belong to you?” he asked.
She said, “Yes! Would you mind bringing it up?” The man agreed.
When he got to her apartment, he discovered she was quite attractive. She offered him a drink, and he accepted. After a while, she asked him if he’d like to stay the night. He hesitated, asking, “Do you act like this with every man you meet?”
“No,” she replied. “Only with the ones that catch my eye.”
What seabird spends the first four or more years of its life aloft?
The sooty tern, the most abundant seabird in the tropics. After fledging it only touches down on land when fully mature, and then only during the breeding season. It spends most of its time airborne, sleeping on the wing and never landing on water for fear of becoming waterlogged and incapable of flight.
As sold on TV
Remember those TV ads offering record albums “not available in stores, available only through this special TV offer”? The person who sold the most albums: Boxcar Willie. Adopting a “singing hobo” persona, the man previously known as Lecil Martin sold 10 million copies of his song collections through TV commercials in the late 1980s. Prior to that, his biggest claim to fame was that he’d had ten minor hits on the country music chart, one of which, “Bad News,” reached #36 in 1982.
New prime-time TV shows have only a 35% of chance of making it to a second season.