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11/15/2022 “Female Wisdom”   Leave a comment

I collect many books of odd and interesting information but a few weeks ago I found something in a box that surprised me. Stuck between two other stacks of papers was a small paperback book of only 63 pages. It is titled Womens Wit and Wisdom and was published in 2000. One chapter caught my eye concerning quotations from various women from various years with their thoughts on Life. Here are a few.

  • “Old age is like a plane flying through a storm. Once you’re aboard there’s nothing you can do.” Golda Meir 1973
  • “The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age.” Lucille Ball 1989
  • “I was thirty-seven when I went to work writing my column. I was too old for a paper route, too young for Social Security, and too tired for an affair.” Erma Bombeck 1979
  • “Nature gives you the face you have at twenty; it is up to you to merit the face you have at fifty.” Coco Chanel 1956
  • “It is better to be looked over than overlooked.” Mae West 1967

  • “Cynicism is an unpleasant way of saying the truth.” Lillian Hellman 1939
  • “At the end of your life you will never regret not having passed one more test, winning one more verdict or not closing one more deal. You will regret the time not spent with a husband, a child, a friend or parent.” Barbara Bush 1990
  • “Adolescence is just one big walking pimple.” Carol Burnett 1986
  • “Suddenly you find at the age of fifty, that a whole new life has opened before you, as if a fresh sap of ideas and thoughts was rising in you.” Agatha Christie 1977″
  • “My friends have made the story of my life. In a thousand ways they have turned my limitations into beautiful privileges and enabled me to walk serene and happy in a shadow cast by my deprivation.” Helen Keller 1903

I’M GLAD I FOUND THIS BOOK

06/16/2022 🥸Retro Trivia🥸   Leave a comment

Everyone seems to love old TV shows, old movies, and any and all celebrities. Here’s a collection of film and TV trivia items from the past. Enjoy them if you can. Call an older family member or friend for help if necessary.

  • The waist size of bus driver Ralph Kramden’s uniform on the hit show, The Honeymooners, was 49 1/4 inches.
  • Do you remember that the TV characters, Desi Arnaz and Lucille Ball, were married on the show at the Byram River Beagle Club in Greenwich, Connecticut?
  • During his 30-year run as the host of the Tonight Show, Johnny Carson delivered 4531 monologues.
  • The Clampett family from the Beverly Hillbillies TV show originated from a home in the Ozarks called Hooterville. It also served as the setting for two spinoff series, Petticoat Junction and Green Acres.
  • Bob Clampett who created the Bugs Bunny cartoon character was inspired when he saw an actor munching a carrot in a movie. That actor was Clark Gable.
  • Groucho Marx’s real first name was Julius.
  • The 14th screen Tarzan, former LA Rams linebacker Mike Henry, sued for physical and mental injury following his third and final film when he was bitten by Dinky the Chimp.
  • Lucille Ball became an official redhead at age 30, after 12 years as a platinum blonde and 18 as a natural brunette.
  • The 1955 movie, King Kong with Fay Wray, was the first Hollywood film shown on television after the US movie industry ended its ban.
  • One of our favorite actresses, Farrah Fawcett, had a plumbing fixture named after her. It was a gold plated “Farrah Faucet”.

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01-31-2016 – Retro TV Trivia Challenge!   6 comments

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Most of us are considered members of TV generations. We were all raised in front of a TV, ate supper while watching TV, and knew nothing about current events that wasn’t told to us by all of the famous talking heads like Walter Cronkite. 

Since I love all things trivia and also old TV shows I thought for a change of pace I’d give you all an opportunity to flex your trivia muscles. I’ll  give you ten questions and then in my next posting on Ground Hog Day I’ll supply the answers.  Most of these questions are tough and they’ll certainly test your trivia knowledge.  Here we go:

Questions

1.    What was the address of Big Bird’s nest on TV’s Sesame Street?

2.    How many fingers does Mickey Mouse have on each hand?

3.    What was the name of the church to which comedian Flip Wilson’s character Reverend Leroy belonged?

4.    What role did Art Carney play in the Jackie Gleason’s first Honeymooner’s sketch?

5.    What famous Hollywood star turned down the part of Marshall Mat Dillon on TV’s Gunsmoke before James Arness was offered the part?

6.    On what TV show did comic Robin Williams first appear as the alien Mork?

7.    How did the TV sitcom Sanford and Son get it’s name?

8.    What was the name of the USS Enterprise in the original draft for the Star Trek series?

9.    On TV’s sitcom Petticoat Junction, what were the names of the three Bradley girls and their uncle?

10.   What was the name of the attorney on the Flintstones who never lost a case?

BONUS QUESTUION -  At what age did Lucille Ball become a redhead?

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For all of the answers check my posting for 2-2-2016.  If anyone gets more than five answers correct, they are true trivia champs.

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