May 9, 2015

Forgiveness is God's Command
Martin Luther

"Human nature has an infinite capacity to surprise."
— Hercule Poirot (David Suchet), Five Little Pigs (2003), Poirot (1989-)

Never go out with anyone who says he loves you more than his wife or girlfriend.
William Novak

Jurassic Park (1993) (part 50 of 53)
  • The Gallimimus stampede took place in a Pasteur. The crew came across a herd of cows and jokingly offered them jobs; dress them up in latex as dinosaurs, but they all ran away.
  • Phil Tippett's Animatic version of the kitchen scene was essentially the same except the Raptors had snake tongues, the freezer door was shut, Tim fell by the door and there were two exits; Lex and Tim went through the second one, etc.
  • Early designs for the park had a bridge over water between the Visitors Centre and the big doors; Lex outside the car when the T-Rex attacked it; a scene with Grant, Lex and Tim in a raft being attacked by a dinosaur; the T-Rex chasing Grant, Lex and Tim through the jungle with the kids' ages swapped; three Raptors attacking at the Visitors Centre, etc.
  • Velociraptor also means "quick plunderer". They're level of intelligence in the film is equivalent to a chimpanzee with similar grasping hands.
  • Ray Arnold and Dennis Nedry are almost never seen smoking or eating.
  • Much of the dinosaur behavior in the film derives from information gleaned at digs in Montana like the one in the film, America's biggest dinosaur graveyard.
  • Dr Grant discovering that dinosaurs move in herds is taken from Jack Horner's research; Horner owns a Deinonychus claw, similar to the Raptor claw Grant owns.
  • The Jeep being chased by the T-Rex was allegedly going 40mph, and the film no doubt exaggerated the T-Rex's running speed; a real one could run up to 10mph at best.

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  • Charlie Brown hits a game-winning home run on March 30, his first in 43 years. Unfortunately - he NEVER got to kick the football.
  • Charles Schulz was born November 26, 1922, to Carl and Dena Schulz of St. Paul, Minnesota. Within a week, however, Charles became known as "Sparky," christened by an uncle with a soft spot for Barney Google's horse "Sparkplug." Schulz never lost his nickname, proof of a life devoted to comics. Schulz died Saturday February 12th, 2000 - shortly after completing work on what was scheduled to be the last Sunday PEANUTS strip.
  • Ghosts appear in 4 Shakespearian plays; Julius Caesar, Richard III, Hamlet and Macbeth.

  • Granny looked up from her rocking chair and said, "As far as I can tell, there is only one anagram of the word TRINKET. What is it?

    Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not of the sitter.

    “People won't have time for you if you are always angry or complaining.”

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