April 30, 2015

I found there was only one way to look thin: hang out with fat people.
Rodney Dangerfield

"I danced before Napoleon. No, Napoleon danced before me. As a matter of fact, he danced 200 years before me."
— Rufus T. Firefly (Groucho Marx), Duck Soup (1933)

Getting divorced just because you don't love a man is almost as silly as getting married just because you do.
Zsa Zsa Gabor

Jurassic Park (1993) (part 41 of 53)
  • Stan Winston, enthusiastic about the new technology pioneered by Jurassic Park, joined with IBM and James Cameron to form a new special effects company, Digital Domain.
  • Made its VHS and LaserDisc debut on October 4th, 1994. With 17 million units sold in both formats, its the 5th best-selling VHS tape ever. It was first released on DVD on October 10th, 2000. It was the 13th best-selling DVD of the year, with 910,000 units sold. In 2012, Jurassic Park (1993) was among 25 films Universal picked for a box-set that celebrated the studio's 100th anniversary, as well as in Blu-Ray with an augmented reality cover. The following year, the 20th anniversary 3D conversion was issued on Blu-Ray 3D.
  • The audience doesn't see a dinosaur fully until 15 minutes into the film when Grant, Ellie, Malcolm, Hammond and Gennaro see the Brachiosaur.
  • Ariana Richards regretted never getting to work with the Dilophosaurus or even see it during the shoot because it was a real surprise when watching the film. She was glad she didn't get spat at though.
  • The Dilophosaurus spit used a paintball mechanism that actually spat from the model's mouth; the venom was made out of methacryl and KY jelly with some food coloring mixed in.
  • A rattlesnake made the noise of the Dilophosaurus neck rattle because it was scary to listen to. The cute Dilophosaurus sound were made by the hopping chirps of a swan
  • During the Gallimimus scene, Sam Neill, Ariana Richards and Joseph Mazzello were shown pictures of them first, then went out to the hills of Oahu in Hawaii and told to run and run and run. Neill couldn't visualize the finished scene, but Steven Spielberg had a megaphone strapped to his head and made his feelings known. He worked with all three actors, trying to find more in the scene than on the page. When the herd turned right, Phil Tippett thought Mazzello should say "I think we're going to get flocked!" Spielberg said no and changed it to "They're uh...they're flocking this way." The log the Gallimimuses touched were painstakingly rigged by wires and miniature explosives so when Alan, Lex and Tim hid behind it, crew members shook it to make it vibrate.

  • A sound discretion is not so much indicated by never making a mistake as by never repeating it.
    Christian Nestell Bovee

  • Built in only 16 months between 1941 and 1942, the Pentagon is only 71ft tall, yet it has 5 floors, 17.5 miles of corridors, 150 stairways, 280 restrooms, 685 drinking fountains, 7,748 windows and workers replace more than 250 lightbulbs each day.
  • Because of its size, the Pentagon operates much like a small city; it has it's own shopping mall, bank, power plant, water and sewage facilities, fire station, police force, fast food restaurants and a "mayor".
  • At its peak in 1943, the Pentagon had a working population of about 33,000. Today about 23,000 employees work in the building

  • I'm not really more than holes tied to more holes; I'm strong as good steel, though not as stiff as a pole. What am I?

    Benjamin Franklin
    “Three good meals a day is bad living.”

    “Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.”

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