February 17, 2015

All your youth you want to have your greatness taken for granted; when you find it taken for granted, you are unnerved.
Elizabeth Bowen

"There comes a time in everyone's political career when you have to expect a couple over easy in the kisser."
— Jack McCoy (Sam Waterston), "Law & Order" (1990)

The secret of dealing successfully with a child is not to be its parent.
~Mell Lazarus

Tin Men (1987) (part 4 of 4)
  • Principal photography on this picture started in July 1986.
  • Star Billing: Richard Dreyfuss (1st), 'Danny de Vito' (2nd) and Barbara Hershey (3rd).
  • The favorite television show of Ernest Tilley (Danny DeVito)'s partner Sam (Jackie Gayle) was Bonanza (1959).
    Director Cameo:
  • Barry Levinson: Uncredited, as the voice of a baseball stadium announcer.
    Director Trademark:
  • Barry Levinson: [Ralph Tabakin] Ralph (Mr. Hudson) has appeared in every Levinson picture from Diner (1982) to Liberty Heights (1999).

  • Men of wealth are envied. Men of power are feared. But only men of character are trusted.
    Arthur Friedman

  • In the kingdom of Bhutan, all citizens officially become a year older on New Year's Day.
  • The diameter of the wire in a standard paper clip is 1 millimeter - or about 0.04 inch.
  • People generally say there are 365 days in a year. By a year, I mean this is the time period it takes the earth to travel around the sun: 365 days. Actually, however, it takes the Earth 365.25 days to make this trip. In other words, for every year we gain one-fourth of a day and every for years we gain an extra day. If nothing was done about this, our calendar would move backwards one full day every four years in relation to our seasons.

  • If you were running a race, and you passed the person in 2nd place, what place would you be in now?

    Why is it that we rejoice at a birth and grieve at a funeral? It is because we are not the person involved.

    “Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”

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