February 18, 2015

Food is an important part of a balanced diet
Fran Lebowitz

"You know what word I'm not comfortable with? Nuance. It's not a real word. Like gesture. Gesture's a real word. With gesture you know where you stand. But nuance? I don't know. Maybe I'm wrong."
— Modell (Paul Reiser), Diner (1982)

Blessed is the man, who having nothing to say, abstains from giving wordy evidence of the fact.
George Eliot

Quantum Leap (1989–1993) (part 1 of 8)
  • Al's cigar was the idea of actor Dean Stockwell, who said it was "a good way to get free cigars for five years".
  • Scott Bakula ad libbed the line "Oh boy!" at the end of an episode. The producer liked it so much that it became the signature final line of each episode, as Sam finds himself in a new body.
  • Sam leaped into the year 1958 eight different times, which made it the most leaped into year during Quantum Leap's entire run.
  • Donald P. Bellisario's favorite of all his TV shows.
  • Scott Bakula was the first actor cast, and thus was asked to read with actors under consideration for the part of Al. Bakula immediately felt a connection with Dean Stockwell during his audition, and lobbied the producers to cast him as Al.
  • According to Dean Stockwell, his friend Dennis Hopper advised him not to take a role on television so soon after being nominated for an Academy Award (Best Supporting Actor for Married to the Mob (1988)). Stockwell took the role anyway and was nominated for four Emmys and four Golden Globes (and won one in 1990) for his role as Al.

  • "Good advice is something a man gives when he is too old to set a bad example."
    François VI Duke (duc) de La Rochefoucauld, 1616-80

  • November 29 is National Sinky Day; a day to eat over one's sink and worship it.
  • Public typists work at typewriters charging about 14 cents per page. On a good day, a public typist earns about $3.50.
  • On average, there are 333 squares of toilet paper on a roll.

  • George, Helen, and Steve are drinking coffee. Bert, Karen, and Dave are drinking soda. Using logic, is Elizabeth drinking coffee or soda?

    A conclusion is the place where you got tired of thinking.

    “Most people my age are dead at the present time and you can look it up.”

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