Sunday, June 08, 2008

More trivia...

Because the world doesn't have enough of it.

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When I was little and wanted a particular toy or something unaffordable, my parents would usually say, "No you don't - you just think you want that." Followed by, "Get us another beer."

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Dogs are not sexually attracted to cats.

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If one door closes - well, try the knob - it may be unlocked.

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Studio 54 was essentially a gay bar before the term metrosexual was invented.

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Animals do not think like humans, although humans think they do.

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Kathy Lee Gifford claims she was born in Paris. She claims to have grown up in a Jewish milieu because one of her grandparents was Jewish. She also claims she grew up in Annapolis, Maryland when it was really Bowe. I've always thought Kathy Lee Gifford was a &!%@.

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I was shocked when I found this out - you do not get a baby just by praying for one.

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Many people of European descent think Asian people all look alike and that they are all Chinese - while Asians definitely discriminate between each other. Hispanics are like that too. It is like a caste system. People of European descent can be so dumb.
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Has anyone else noticed that contemporary music has remained pretty much the same since the early 1960's? Does this mean we are living in "The day the music died"?

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Oh! Oh! Oh! Listen to this! If Obama and Hillary were running for office in the 1950's (McCarthy era) they probably would have been tried and convicted as communists.

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The concept for unisex toilets originated in gay bars. In most gay bars there were very few women and so when the men's room got crowded, most men used the women's restroom because, like I said - there were very few women. It's true - even straight men used it because they were more comfortable peeing in there than in an all gay toilet. So yeah - the gays started all of this crap. (I wonder if I could get a spot on the 700 Club?)

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Jane Fonda was never arrested for being a traitor after her good-will tour of North Vietnam.

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Bill Blass, the American fashion designer, never took a lover - he always lived alone. Coco Chanel was the same way - "Always Mademoiselle".

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Charlene Phoonman is a name I made up when I used to tell stories at parties about the woman who lived upstairs from me. She was friends with the Tittman's, a wealthy couple I also made up. People thought Charlene was Asian, but she wasn't. (The building I lived in at the time was a very chic apartment building in the Kenwood area of Minneapolis, and my stories were all madcap retells of '30's and '40's screwball comedies - only screwier. People knew I was lying.)

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Did you know I met Gypsy Rose Lee one day while I was working in Downtown Minneapolis? She stopped to watch me as we were opening a bridal window at Dayton's.

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Doctors are now saying flip-flops are worse for a person's feet than high heels.

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Once I went to a party and everyone there was from the Guthrie, and other local theaters. They were all theater people. Oh! My! Gosh! It was like a room full of Robert Goulets and Ethel Mermans - breaking into song, posing, reciting lines - all night. It was absolutely the worst kind of party - everyone vying for center stage - I never had a chance.

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One may eat the buds of Hosta flowers. They can be prepared like asparagus.

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Before the 1960's haute couture was virtually non-existent in the United States - everything came out of Paris and copied over here by anonymous designers working for dress manufacturers. Of course, Hollywood designers also set the style - Edith Head was a studio designer who was something of an American Chanel. It wasn't until the jet-set and Jackie Kennedy that American designers came into their own.

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Did you know Cybill Shepherd and Christine Baranski never got along after Baranski won an Emmy for her role in "Cybill".

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Many Hollywood actors, like Stallone, are short.

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AIDS is no longer considered a threat to heterosexuals outside of Africa. It was on Drudge today.

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Rabbits, though fed in the winter, may remain in the spring and feed on one's clematis plants. One can feel betrayed by rabbits when this behaviour occurs. Rabbits obviously have a much different appreciation for flowers than that of humans.

13 comments:

  1. I'm starting to like this style.
    Kathie Lee Gifford is an annoying pain in the lower extremities, as my father would have said.
    Gypsie Rose Lee was a sweetheart. Always liked her. Remember Sophie Tucker?
    Theater people sound like bloggers, though theater people have an excuse for being phony..

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  2. I have read your blogs for little over a week. I am on the fence about you. At one reading I decide that I really like you and think that your brilliant, yet on another page I think what a pagan you are, and that I will find something better to do. With 8 Kids I really do have something better to do. My daughter and I enjoyed your posting of Maria Goretti,and the Pope, I am the mother of a few artists, they are an odd bunch.Especially my daughter in L.A. working at film school..

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  3. I wrote the name wrong above. My name is Belinda , not William,

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  4. Ter, did you actually mean to write "Many people of European DISSENT think Asian people..."

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  5. Belinda, don't feel bad, many people are on that fence with you. Say a prayer for me that I too may find something better to do with my time.

    Thanks and God bless you.

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  6. Thanks Angie - I will fix that.

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  7. Anonymous11:15 AM

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  8. michael11:51 AM

    I love the photo! It is a real gem. Is that your friend Mary Kay that you have shared photos of in the past?

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  9. Michael - no - it is Peggy Guggenheim.

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  10. Belinda12:31 PM

    Dear Anonymous, Shut up? Your response is the biggest laugh that I have had today. Like I haven't heard that phrase six thousand times in a day from a nine year old and a developmentally delayed 15 year old. I have 8 kids and I am loosing it.The laundry is at eyeball level,and so are the dishes.I wanted to check out what my Catholic brothers and sisters are up to.Geeze how about a little compassion? I was treated better on youtube when I was trying to convert sinners on Marilyn Manson's Personal Jesus! What a joke.. You know the scripture , "dont cast your pearls before swine. I gotta go to work ,maybe the souls in purgatory would appreciate the offerings . Living people do not.God bless you all. I enjoy saying hello to adults.. Now I must go and rule my little kingdom.You know they wanna coupe. Belinda

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  11. Sorry Belinda - I removed Anonymous' comment. God bless you.

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  12. Who needs Yahoo news? :)

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  13. But Terry, I LIKED "dissent" because, well, it's so apt!

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