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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

“Happiness is mostly a by-product of doing what makes us feel fulfilled.”
—BENJAMIN SPOCK, American pediatrician
After his annual checkup, Old Man Jackson asked his doctor, “Tell me, how long am I going to live?”
“Don’t worry,” the doctor replied. “You’ll probably live to be ninety.”
“But I am ninety!” Old Man Jackson exclaimed.
“See? What did I tell you?”
What precious metal was used in making the disc presented to Paul McCartney in 1979 when he was named the all-time best-selling songwriter and recording artist?

Rhodium, the most expensive precious metal in the world. The title was bestowed on McCartney by Guinness World Records.
“There’s nothing to winning, really. That is, if you happen to be blessed with a keen eye, an agile mind, and no scruples whatsoever.”
—Alfred Hitchcock, Alfred Hitchcock Presents
“There are two things I won’t do for money. I won’t kill for it and I won’t marry for it. Other than that, I’m open to about anything.”
—Jim Rockford, The Rockford Files
“If you couldn’t read, you couldn’t look up what’s on television.”
—Beaver, Leave It to Beaver

The F-word and its various forms were used 2,980 times during the three-season run of Deadwood.
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