Marcch 17, 2015


I will buy any creme, cosmetic, or elixir from a woman with a European accent.
Erma Bombeck



"If you're going to lie, be creative or we'll get bored."
— Det. Ed Green (Jesse L. Martin), "Law & Order" (1990)



"Expecting the world to treat you fairly because you are good is like expecting the bull not to charge because you are a vegetarian."
- Dennis Wholey



TV TRIVA
Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969–1974) (part 3 of 6)
  • Although the Ministry of Silly Walks is one of the most popular gags in the Monty Python canon, John Cleese disliked it. He felt the laughs it generated were cheap ones, and no balance was provided by what could have been the true satirical centrepoint.
  • The phrase "And now for something completely different" is taken from a real phrase often used by the BBC during their TV and radio broadcasts.
  • The Pythons wrote all of their sketches in teams. Cambridge graduates John Cleese and Graham Chapman wrote together, as did Oxford men Terry Jones and Michael Palin. Eric Idle, another Cambridge alumnus, wrote alone. "Links" between sketches were the only pieces written by the entire group collectively. Animator Terry Gilliam worked independently of the five core members, but joined them for writers' meetings to help them piece it all together and act as a sort of test audience.
  • The Pythons did almost all of their own stunts, including Graham Chapman (a qualified mountaineer) reading a sketch while hanging upside-down on a rope, and Michael Palin plummeting 15 feet into a canal in "The Fish-Slapping Dance" after John Cleese smacks him in the head with a trout.



  • Love is the only gold.
    Alfred Lord Tennyson



  • In 1953, Sony Corporation obtained a transistor license from Western Electric Co. that led to its development of the world's first commercially successful transistor radio.
  • In the early days of the telephone, operators would pick up a call and use the phrase, "Well, are you there?". It wasn't until 1895 that someone suggested answering the phone with the phrase "number please?"
  • Sometimes, early telephone operators would get to know their customers so well, the customers would ask for a reminder call when it was time to remove a cake from the oven, leave the phone off the hook near their sleeping child when they left the house, hoping the operator would hear any cries of distress, request a wake up call before taking a long nap.



  • On a fine sunny day a ship was in the harbor. All of a sudden the ship began to sink. There was no storm and nothing wrong with the ship yet it sank right in front of the spectators eyes. What caused the ship to sink?



    When a person cannot deceive himself the chances are against his being able to deceive other people.



    “The greatest good you can do for another, is not to share your own riches, but to reveal to him, his own.”



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