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Tuesday 9-11-2013 Assortment

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Father: Does my son cause any trouble in class?
Principal: Let me put it this way: He has a reserved seat outside my office.
What did halfback Fred Gehrke add to the helmets of his Los Angeles Rams teammates in 1948 that started a trend in pro football?

He put a team logo on them. Gehrke, an industrial design artist in the off-season, painted the team’s brown leather helmets dark blue and then decorated them with yellow ram horns.

* “Emmy” comes from “Immy,” the nickname for the image orthicon tube, a component of early TV cameras.

* Most total wins by a prime-time show: Frasier, which won 37 over its 1993–2004 run. Among those were five straight wins for Outstanding Comedy Series.

* Most wins for Outstanding Drama: four, accomplished by Hill Street Blues, L.A. Law, The West Wing, and Mad Men.

* Most Emmys won in a single season: HBO’s John Adams miniseries, with 13 in 2008.

* Most nominations in one year: Roots, with 37 in 1977.
Kermit the Frog is left-handed.
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