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Wednesday 7-3-2013 Assortment

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Two lawyers were standing in the courthouse parking lot one day. “Hey,” asked one, “why did you paint one side of your car yellow and the other side blue?”
“Well,” the other lawyer responded, “I get into frequent car accidents, and you should see how all the witnesses contradict each other!”
Where in the U.S. is there a city that produces 60 percent of the world’s horseradish?

In southern Illinois, in the city of Collinsville, which calls itself the Horseradish Capital of the World.

My Name Is Earl was the most popular new sitcom of the 2005–06 season and finished the year at #40 in the ratings. The original premise: Earl (Jason Lee) was a redneck petty thief who won the lottery and tried to turn his life around by righting every wrong he’d ever committed. But the show took a lot of weird turns (example: Earl spent half of season three in a coma with an imaginary 1950s sitcom playing in his brain) and lost nearly half its viewers, dropping to #85 in the fourth season. Creator Greg Garcia knew the show was slipping and asked NBC what their plans were so he could produce either a wrap-up final episode or an end-of-season cliffhanger in which Earl finds out he may be the father of his ex-wife’s child. NBC told him to go with the cliffhanger. After it aired, the network canceled the show. (And Earl never found out if he was a dad.)
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