February 25, 2015

People often become actresses because of something they dislike about themselves: They pretend they are someone else.
Bette Davis

Nicholas Easter:"I'm Nick Easter, sir. Juror number nine"
Judge Harkin:"And just what do you think you're doing outside of that Juror Room, Mr Easter-Juror-Number-Nine?"
— Nicholas Easter (John Cusack) Judge Harkin (Bruce McGill), Runaway Jury (2003)

"All science is either physics or stamp collecting."
Ernest Rutherford

Quantum Leap (1989–1993) (part 8 of 8)
  • Donald P. Bellisario and Scott Bakula have both expressed their ire with the NBC network over the series finale. Originally Bellisario was asked to write an episode that could function either as a season finale cliffhanger, or as an end to the show. When Bellisario complied, the cast and crew were assured of the series renewal. In the eleventh hour NBC decided to cancel the show after all, and re-edited the ending with title cards revealing the fate of Sam and Al. This was one of at least four endings, at least two of which were filmed. If the show was to end, Bellisario originally planned to have Al and Beth as an old married couple discussing how they would locate Sam who had leaped again. Had the show continued, Bellisario planned to have Sam leap into a space station in the distant future, and Al becoming a leaper himself to rescue Sam.
  • Sam leaped beyond his day of birth a total of four times. In Quantum Leap: The Leap Back - June 15, 1945 (1991), Al and Sam traded places due to an accident, which allowed for leaping within Al's life. In Quantum Leap: The Leap Between the States - September 20, 1862 (1993) revealed that Sam's great-grandfather had a very similar genetic profile and blood type. In Quantum Leap: Play It Again, Seymour - April 14, 1953 (1989) and Quantum Leap: The Americanization of Machiko - August 4, 1953 (1989), he hadn't been born yet but was already conceived. Although since he was able to leap into his great-grandfather, that would already allow him to leap back past his his own lifetime.

  • "The greatest gift you can give another is the purity of your attention."
    Richard Moss

  • The "Calabash" pipe, most often associated with Sherlock Holmes, was not used by him until William Gillette (an American) portrayed Holmes on stage. Gillette needed a pipe he could keep in his mouth while he spoke his lines.
  • The Chinese national anthem is called "the march of volunteers."
  • "The Tale of Genji", a Japanese work from the early eleventh century, is considered by many scholars to be the world's first full novel. The novel was written by a woman: Murasaki Shikibu, or Lady Murasaki.
  • The glue on Israeli postage stamps is certified kosher.

  • What is the next 3 letters in this riddle? o t t f f s s _ _ _

    A day without sunshine is like night

    “The world is moved not only by the mighty shoves of the heroes, but also by the aggregate of the tiny pushes of each honest worker.”

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