Monday 9-23-2013 Assortment
Monday, September 23, 2013
A minister was driving down the highway and was stopped for speeding. The state trooper smelled alcohol on his breath, and then he saw an empty wine bottle on the floor. So he said, “Sir, have you been drinking tonight?”
The minister replied, “Just water, officer.”
The trooper asked, “Then why do I smell wine?”
The minister looked down at the bottle and said, “Good Lord, He’s done it again!”
What unusual footwear was American athlete Harold Connolly wearing when he won the gold medal in the hammer throw at the 1956 Olympics?
Ballet slippers, to improve his footing in the concrete ring.
At a 2009 Antiques Roadshow taping in Raleigh, North Carolina, a woman brought in two bowls and two sculptures made from carved jade and celadon, a Chinese ceramic glaze, that her father had bought while stationed in China in the 1940s. It turns out they were crafted in the 18th century for Emperor Ch’ien-lung (ruler during the Ch’ing dynasty). “I would doubt if he paid more than a hundred dollars for any one of these,” appraiser James Callahan said. “It’s the best thing I have ever seen on the Roadshow.” The collection’s worth: $1.07 million, the first and (so far) only million-dollar estimate on Roadshow.
(I should be so lucky!)
Q: What ended with the 2010 digital switchover?
A: TV “snow.”