February 21, 2015

We grow gray in our spirit long before we grow gray in our hair.
Charles Lamb

"You know, I'm so glad I never got involved with you. I just would have ended up being some woman you had to get up out of bed and leave at 3:00 in the morning and go clean your andirons, and you don't even have a fireplace, not that I would know this"
— Sally Albright (Meg Ryan), When Harry Met Sally... (1989)

Age is a very high price to pay for maturity.
--Tom Stoppard

Quantum Leap (1989–1993) (part 4 of 8)
  • Almost immediately after the series was canceled, producers announced plans to continue with a series of TV (or perhaps theatrical) movies. Scott Bakula expressed optimism in the projects and stated that he and Dean Stockwell wanted to continue in their roles. Nothing came of the plans, the closest being an announced movie for the Sci FI Channel in the early 2000's which was never produced.
  • Scott Bakula did his own singing in episodes in which Sam leaped into musical performers, or was otherwise called upon to do. Prior to his work on Television, Scott Bakula had done extensive work in Musical Theatre.
  • Sam Beckett and show creator Donald P. Bellisario both share the same birthday of August 8.
  • Dean Stockwell was the first to "Leap" through time on an episode of the Twilight Zone: A Quality of Mercy (1961), playing a war-hungry US Lt. in August, 1945.
  • Season One's cliffhanger into Season Two was the teaser for Quantum Leap: What Price Gloria? - October 16, 1961 (1989). The next season, three other episodes premiered before "What Price Gloria?" aired.
  • Malcolm McDowell auditioned for the role of Al.

  • "Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn't."
    Erica Jong

  • If you have three quarters, four dimes, and four pennies, you have $1.19. You also have the largest amount of money in coins without being able to make change for a dollar.
  • In the UPC, the lines—the Universal Product Code—hold 11 numbers, each of which is a code that describes the product. The size, weight, and manufacturer or distributor, for example, are each represented by a number. The numbers are in the form that computers can read, 0's (black lines) and 1's (white lines).
  • The San Francisco Cable cars are the only mobile National Monuments.

  • There is a common English word that is nine letters long. Each time you remove a letter from it, it still remains an English word - from nine letters right down to a single letter. What is the original word, and what are the words that it becomes after removing one letter at a time?

    I can resist everything except temptation.

    “The paradox is really the pathos of intellectual life and just as only great souls are exposed to passions it is only the great thinker who is exposed to what I call paradoxes, which are nothing else than grandiose thoughts in embryo.”

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