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Wednesday 10-9-2013 Assortment

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

A high school chemistry teacher wanted to educate his students about the evils of alcohol. He brought out a glass of water, a glass of whiskey, and two worms. “Now watch this, class,” he said as he dropped one of the worms into the water. The worm wriggled happily around in the glass. Then the teacher dropped the second worm into the glass of whiskey. The worm swam for a second and then curled up, died, and sank to the bottom of the glass.
“Now, what can we learn from this experiment?” the teacher asked his students.
After a moment, one boy raised his hand cautiously and said, “If you drink whiskey, you’ll never get worms.”
How many Star Wars performers appeared in all six films in the popular sci-fi adventure series?

Only two. The diminutive Kenny Baker, who played R2-D2, and Anthony Daniels, who played C-3PO.
Two unaired pilots

A little boy idolizes his policeman father and likes to secretly tail him when he goes out on drug busts and stakeouts at night. One night, the kid gets killed. Dad is distraught … until he meets his new crime-fighting partner—a fire-breathing, 100-foot-tall robot dinosaur that’s possessed by the spirit of his dead son.

A man inherits a diner and its antique Wurlitzer jukebox, and in each episode, the man selects a song on the jukebox and is then transported back in time to the year that song came out to help people with their problems. In the pilot episode, he listens to a Jefferson Airplane song, goes to 1968 San Francisco, and helps a hippie quit drugs.

(I would not have watched Steel Justice, but I definitely would have watched Wurlitzer - I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE time travel!)
First movie to be based on a TV show: Dragnet (1954).
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