Friday, February 03, 2012

Some Quotes and Other Useless Stuff

I have nothing to do today so I found you some useless stuff and a few quotes.

“I’m tweeting to let you know I just posted on Facebook that I blogged about posting tweets on Facebook.”  – John Coffey

“Bad taste is simply saying the truth before it should be said.” – Mel Brooks

“As you get older, the pickings get slimmer, but the people don’t” – Carrie Fisher

“If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun.” – Katharine Hepburn

“No matter what happens, somebody will find a way to take it too seriously.” – Dave Barry

Now, some useless information:

The Chicago Public School System requires blind students to take driver education classes.

In March of 2008, a man called Howard Stern’s satellite radio show to report that he thought he’d almost met him a few days earlier.  It seems that while on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, the man spotted a tall person with long, dark, frizzy hair getting out of a limo.  Believing it to be Stern, the man rushed over yelling “Yo, Howard, I am such a huge fan!”   

When the person turned around, the man saw that it was Cher.   

“You though I was Howard Stern?” Cher yelled back.  “What did you have for breakfast this morning, a bowl of stupid?”

Only 2% of Americans are Natural Redheads.

Disneyland has a regulation-size basketball court for employees…inside the Matterhorn.

Groundhog Day comes from an early European celebration called CANDLEMAS – the day when clergymen blessed all the church candles – held every February 2nd, right between the winter solstice and the spring equinox.  Over the years the practice took on a superstitious component: If the sun shone on Candlemas, winter would supposedly continue.  But if it was cloudy or rainy, winter was over.   

Sometime before the 1800’s th Germans added a hedgehog to the mix (I don’t know – the're Germans for Christ sake) and if the hedgehog cast a shadow, winter would continue.  If he didn’t cast a shadow, spring was on the say.   

In the 19th century, the German immigrants brought the tradition with them to Pennsylvania.  But there were no hedgehogs to be found so they improvised and used the groundhog instead.

Army Slang:  American troops in Iraq call every day of their tour “Groundhog Day.”  Same-o, Same-o – like the movie.

And for you trivia buffs, what are the names of Donald Duck’s parents?  I know, right?  But rest assured, I will leave no one hanging.  Through diligent copying of the source (a daily calendar) I have the answer for you, my Peeps.

Hortense and Quackmore


Gia said...

Aww I LOVE donald duck! But alas, I do not know.

Coffeypot said...

Gia, you do not know the names? I put them on the last line.

Janie Junebug said...

I'm going to change my name to Hortense Quackmore. Favorite Young Man and The Hurricane are part of the two percent. They are for real redheads. It's a recessive gene, so you have to have red on both sides of the family. We knew that in my family that my maternal grandmother had red hair. We didn't know about Dr. X's family until The Hurricane researched her dad's family and learned they are Spencer gingers, distant cousins to William and Harry. I bet you're really impressed.


Anonymous said...

Oh that crazy Katharine Hepburn!! She's a really wild cat that one!!

Wrexie said...

...Ms Hepburn, I agree.
AND... if you obey all the fun, you miss all the rules. ;)
(the last cop that pulled me over told me I was a lucky woman...very, very lucky. I'll go with that...)

Beau's Mom said...

“No matter what happens, somebody will find a way to take it too seriously.” – Dave Barry

Oh Lord. You've been talking to Joe's ex-family haven't you.