Wednesday 10-2-2013 Assortment
Wednesday, October 02, 2013
Two lawyers owned a law firm together, and they decided to go out to lunch to celebrate being in business for ten years. They sat down to lunch when one lawyer jumped up suddenly and said, “I have to run back to the office. I forgot to lock the safe!”
“What are you worried about?” asked his partner. “We’re both here.”
What gadget did flamboyant Kansas City Athletics owner Charlie Finley briefly use to deliver new baseballs to umpires?
A mechanical rabbit (named Harvey) that would pop up out of a hole behind home plate. Finley owned the Kansas City/Oakland Athletics from 1960 to 1980.
Networks that changed their formats when you weren’t looking
The History Channel’s original niche: Documentaries and interviews with historians.
TODAY: Reality shows like Ax Men and Ice Road Truckers.
Cartoon Network’s original niche: All cartoons, all the time.
TODAY: It still airs cartoons, but oddly enough, it now offers live-action game shows, such as BrainRush and Destroy, Build, Destroy.
American Movie Classics’s original niche: Classic Hollywood movies from the 1940s, ’50s, and ’60s.
TODAY: Movies primarily from the ’90s, along with original shows. Its most popular is The Walking Dead, an hour-long drama about zombies.
TV news slang: “Happy talk” is Improvised news-anchor banter