July 13, 2015

If a man watches three football games in a row, he should be declared legally dead.
Erma Bombeck

[Upon being widowed] "My life is over. Nothing will ever happen to me anymore."
— Scarlett O'Hara (Vivien Leigh), Gone with the Wind (1939)

Wit is educated insolence.

A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) (part 6 of 11 )
  • Elia Kazan originally resisted the idea of directing the film adaptation as he felt that he had achieved everything he wanted with the stage version. It was only after Tennessee Williams implored him to take on the assignment that Kazan signed on.
  • The movie's line "Stella! Hey, Stella!" was voted as the #45 movie quote by the American Film Institute (out of 100).
  • By the time the film was made, the Desire streetcar line had been converted to buses, but streetcars were still used in other parts of the city. The authorities were able to lend the production a car with the Desire destination sign for the opening sequences of Blanche's arrival in the city.
  • John Garfield turned down the role of Stanley Kowalski because he didn't want to be overshadowed by the female lead.

  • Free enterprise is essentially a formula not just for wealth creation, but for life satisfaction.
    Arthur C. Brooks

  • Contrary to popular belief, suicide rates during the Christmas holiday are low. The highest rates are during the spring.
  • Christmas trees have been sold in the U.S. since 1850.
  • Norwegian scientists have hypothesized that Rudolph’s red nose is probably the result of a parasitic infection of his respiratory system.
  • Christmas trees usually grow for about 15 years before they are sold.
  • Alabama was the first state in the United States to officially recognize Christmas in 1836.

  • From house to house he goes,
    A messenger small and slight.
    And whether it rains or snows,
    He sleeps outside at night.
    What is it?

    Yogi Berra
    If the world was perfect, it wouldn't be.
    Yogi Berra

    “A man is known by the silence he keeps.”

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