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Monday Assortment

Monday, March 04, 2013

Michelle came home from an afternoon with her boyfriend looking very unhappy. Her mother asked her what was wrong. “Arnold asked me to marry him,” Michelle replied.
“Congratulations! But why do you look so upset?” her mother asked.
“Because he also told me that he’s an atheist. He doesn’t even believe in Hell!” said Michelle.
Her mother hugged her and said, “That’s all right, honey. I think you should marry him, and between the two of us, we’ll show him how wrong he is.”
"We have more people employed in this country than ever before. Sure, unemployment is up but more people are looking for work than ever before."

columnist and National Review publisher William Rusher
To focus world attention on the threat of global warming, in what unusual setting did the president of the Republic of Maldives hold a cabinet meeting?

Underwater in a lagoon, with everyone attending the 2009 meeting wearing frogman suits. Some environmentalists believe rising seas caused by climate change could put the 1,192-island Indian Ocean archipelago—the lowest-lying nation in the world —underwater by the end of this century.

Leave It to Beaver (1957–63)

In 1956, the prolific radio and TV writing team of Joe Connelly and Bob Mosher (with 1,200 episode credits to their names) set out to create a family sitcom that looked at life from the point of view of the kids, unlike the parent-based Father Knows Best or Ozzie and Harriet. They drew from stories of Connelly’s sons and wrote a pilot called “It’s a Small World.” It aired in April 1957 on CBS’s anthology show, Heinz Studio ’57. Series regulars Jerry Mathers (Theodore “Beaver” Cleaver) and Barbara Billingsley (June Cleaver) starred, but different actors played brother Wally and father Ward. (Wise-guy neighbor Eddie Haskell was played by future Spinal Tap member and Simpsons voice actor Harry Shearer.) When CBS picked up the show, they named it Wally and the Beaver, until sponsors required a change to Leave It to Beaver because they feared viewers might think it was a nature program.

Smallville was originally conceived as a Batman series, Gotham, about young Bruce Wayne.
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