May 17, 2015

Success didn't spoil me, I've always been insufferable.
Fran Lebowitz

D.A. Arthur Branch:"If you've got any faith in the Man Upstairs... now might be a good time to cash in a chip."
Executive A.D.A. Jack McCoy: [quietly] "Already did."
D.A. Arthur Branch (Fred Dalton Thompson), A.D.A. Jack Mccoy (Sam Waterston), Law & Order: Tombstone (2005)

Americans adore me and will go on adoring me until I say something nice about them.
G. Bernard Shaw

Watch on the Rhine (1943) (part 1 of 4)
  • Lucille Watson recreated her stage role of Fanny Farelly in this film and earned an academy award nomination as best supporting actress.
  • "The Screen Guild Theater" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on January 10, 1944 with Bette Davis and Paul Lukas reprising their film roles.
  • "Academy Award Theater" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on August 7, 1946 with Paul Lukas reprising his film role.
  • The play, "Watch on the Rhine" by Lillian Hellman premiered at the Martin Beck Theater in New York City on 1 April 1941 and closed on 21 February 1942 after 378 performances. Paul Lukas as Kurt Muller, Lucile Watson as Fanny Farrelly, George Coulouris as Teck de Brancovis, Eric Roberts as Bodo Muller and Frank L. Wilson as Joseph all originated their movie roles in the play. Also in the cast were Mady Christians as Sara Muller and Helen Trenholme as Marthe de Brancovis.

  • Because I remember, I despair. Because I remember, I have the duty to reject despair.
    Elie Wiesel

  • The gesture of a nose tap in Britain means secrecy or confidentiality. In Italy, a tap to the nose signifies a friendly warning.
  • In the late 18th century farmers, especially in the northeastern United States, found that they could protect the wood in their barns from the rough winter weather by coating it with a mixture of skim milk, lime, and iron oxide, which is red. By the beginning of the next century, painting barns red had become a tradition.
  • Mail to the Havasupai Indian Reservation in northern Arizona is delivered by mule. It is the only U.S. Postal Service route of its type in existence today.

  • How is it that a person born in Massachusetts, whose parents were both born in Massachusetts, is not born a U.S. Citizen?

    Atheists don't solve exponential equations because they don't believe in higher powers.

    There is always room at the top.

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