• Siri Hustvedt, author of the novels The Blindfold and The Enchantment of Lily Dahl, was in a deli one day when she misspoke and ordered a cinnamon Reagan bagel. The man behind the counter, a person of wit and intelligence, replied, “We don’t have any of those, but I’ll give you a Pumper-Nixon.”
• A friend of science fiction writer Philip K. Dick wrote a book titled Snakes of Hawaii. Some libraries even contacted the friend to get information about ordering the book. However, the book was a joke. All the pages of the book were blank because Hawaii has no snakes.
• Betsy Byars, the author of many books for children, has received many letters from her readers. One of her favorite letters says, “All of us have to write to a real live author. Please write and tell me you’re alive, or I will have to write a poem.” Another says, “I was reading THE BURNING QUESTIONS OF BINGO BROWN and I came to the word brassieres, and I didn’t know what that was and I raised my hand and asked the teacher. You could have saved me a lot of embarrassment if you had just said bras.”
• Sid Fleischman, author of the McBroom comedy series of children’s books, is a very good writer — so are many of the children who write him letters. In his autobiography, The Abracadabra Kid, Mr. Fleischman includes brief selections from some of the letters that children have written him. A few examples: “I’ve loved your book Jingo Django. Have you read it?” “I read Jim Ugly instead of playing Nintendo.” “I read The Ghost in the Noonday Sun. Keep your day job.”
• For a while, writer Agatha Christie was very unhappy with the book jackets of her mysteries — some even gave away the solution! She let her publisher know that she did not want the book jackets to give away the solution to the mystery, or even to reveal the plot or depict any of her characters. After receiving a few strongly worded letters, her publisher did as she wished.
• Paul Laurence Dunbar, the first African American to make his living as a writer, died of tuberculosis at age 33. During his last days, he described the routine of his life in a letter to a friend: “My life consists of going to bed at the beginning of the month and staying there, with very brief intervals of half an hour or so, until the beginning of the next month.”
• After Calvin Trillin’s beloved wife, Alice, died, he received many, many touching letters, including some from people who had not even known Alice. One woman who had not known Alice wrote that when she looked at her boyfriend, she sometimes thought, “But will he love me like Calvin loves Alice?”
• When Mark Twain got angry, he used to write a letter denouncing the person who had made him angry, but he wouldn’t mail the letter right away. He waited three days, and if he was still angry at the end of that time, he mailed the letter. But if he had stopped being angry, he would burn the letter.
• Mark Twain wrote a letter to a friend, asking him to visit. The friend wrote back, “God be with you, for I cannot.” Mark Twain wrote this note at the bottom of his friend’s letter, then sent it back: “He didn’t come. Next time please send someone we can depend upon.”
Mr. Magoo (known by his full name: J. Quincy Magoo) is a fictional cartoon character created at the UPA animation studio in 1949. Voiced by Jim Backus, Mr. Magoo is an elderly, wealthy, short-statured retiree who gets into a series of comical situations as a result of his extreme near-sightedness, compounded by his stubborn refusal to admit the problem. However, through uncanny streaks of luck, the situation always seems to work itself out for him, leaving him no worse than before.
Magoo episodes were nominated for the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film (the Oscar) three times, and received the award twice, for When Magoo Flew (1954) and Magoo's Puddle Jumper (1956).
The Magoo character was originally conceived as a mean-spirited reactionary. John Hubley, who had created Magoo, handed the series completely over to creative director Pete Burness. Under Burness, Magoo would win two Academy Awards for the studio with When Magoo Flew (1955) and Magoo's Puddle Jumper (1956). Burness scrubbed Magoo of his meanness and left only a few strange comments that made him appear senile or somewhat mad. Magoo was frequently accompanied in his on-screen escapades with his nephew Waldo, voiced at various times by Jerry Hausner or Daws Butler.
Mark. was first, and correct, with:
Billy in Cypress U. $. A. said:
Billy in Cypress
Alan J answered:
Roy, still a libtard, still living the hermit life in Tyler, TX responded:
That's Mr. Magoo, a nearly blind senior citizen with a great energy and sense of humor, who doesn't accept that he almost can't see, and whose imagination compensates when he drives or does anything else a person with normal vision can do.
Voiced by Jim Bkus
Aka Thurson Howell III, Mr. Magoo fumbled his way through life and a
fairly accurate version of A Christmas Carol.
Mr. Magoo. That one I knew. Introduced in 1949 as a movie short. In the ‘60s, Mr. Magoo had his own TV series (not episodes of the earlier movie shorts). A Christmas special episode was produced in 1962, called Mister Magoo’s Christmas Carol and was quite popular. It was a mostly faithful, if brief, retelling of Dicken’s story. As it was the first TV cartoon Christmas special it was repeated for many years during the holiday season. In the Magoo version, Magoo broke character and was not nearsighted as he took on the role of Ebenezer Scrooge. Actor Jim Backus voiced Mr. Magoo from 1949-1977.
Photos: Intro to the TV series | On the TV series Magoo had a servant who was drawn as an offensive caricature of an Asian man | Magoo with a Dickens ghost | Jim Backus | 1954 Oscar winner
Stephen F said:
Mr. Magoo. First name Quincy.
Jim from CA, retired to ID, responded:
Cal in Vermont replied:
That would be the beloved and quite dotty (as the British used to say) Mr. Magoo. Mr. Magoo was famously voiced by Jim Backus also known as Thurston Howell III.
David of Moon Valley replied:
…i remember Mr Magoo…voiced but that very funny man, the millionaire from Gilligan’s Isle, Jim Backus….
Kenn B responded:
John I from Hawai`i says,
Rosemary in Columbus wrote:
Dave in Tucson said:
That's Mr. Magoo, voiced by the Rebel Without a Cause supporting actor Jim Backus.
Deborah, the Master Gardener answered:
Oh, look, it’s Mr. Magoo! I watched a lot of Mr. Magoo shows. I related to his myopia. IIRC, Jim Backus was the voice of Mr. Magoo. He was the millionaire on Gilligan’s Island.
I wish having a gift of remembering trivia paid better.
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DJ Useo wrote:
His voice was my favorite part of the "Mr. Magoo" cartoon. That, & the name "Magoo". Rofl.
@Marty - So griped to hear of your hand problems. I give you "permission" to take the rest of the month off. Be well.
Also, I was interviewed on PDSMIX twitch video podcast, & he asked about both you & Bartcop.
Glad to promote you. :)
Joe ( -- Vote Blue, No Matter Who -- ) said:
I was never big on cartoons, but I loved Mr. Magoo. I still remember his name. I liked the road runner too, that's it.
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CBS begins the night with a FRESH'The Greatest #AtHome Videos', followed by a FRESH'Undercover Boss', then a RERUN'Blue Bloods'.
On a RERUNStephen Colbert (from 10/8/20) are Mindy Kaling and John Brennan.
On a RERUNJames Corden, OBE, (from 8/26/20) are Tracee Ellis Ross and Madison Beer.
NBC starts the night with a RERUN'American Ninja Warrior', followed by 'Dateline'.
On a RERUNJimmy Fallon (from 9/18/20) are Jessica Alba, Jack Huston, and Keith Urban.
On a RERUNSeth Meyers (from 10/1/20) are Cecily Strong, David Wright, Miranda July, and Jessica Burdeaux.
On a RERUNLilly Singh (from 12/10/19) are Thomas Lennon and Aisling Bea.
ABC opens the night with a FRESH'Shark Tank', followed by '20/20'.
On a RERUNJimmy Kimmel (from 10/7/20) are Billy Crystal, Jaime Harrison, and Natanael Cano.
The CW offers a FRESH'Masters Of Illusion', followed by a RERUN'Masters Of Illusion', then a FRESH'World's Funniest Animals', followed by a RERUN'World's Funniest Animals'.
Faux fills the night with FRESH'WWE Friday Night SmackDown'.
MY recycles an old 'L&O: CI', followed by another old 'L&O: CI'.
A&E has 'The First 48', another 'The First 48', followed by aFRESH'The First 48', then a FRESH'Live Rescue'.
AMC offers the movie 'Halloween H20: 20 Years Later', followed by the movie 'Halloween'.
[12:00AM] THE FIFTH ELEMENT
[3:00AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - DARK PAGE
[4:00AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - ATTACHED
[5:00AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - FORCE OF NATURE
[6:00AM] STAR TREK: DEEP SPACE NINE - PARADISE LOST
[7:00AM] STAR TREK: DEEP SPACE NINE - CROSSFIRE
[8:00AM] STAR TREK: DEEP SPACE NINE - RETURN TO GRACE
[9:00AM] STAR TREK: DEEP SPACE NINE - THE SONS OF MOGH
[10:00AM] STAR TREK: DEEP SPACE NINE - BAR ASSOCIATION
[11:00AM] STAR TREK: DEEP SPACE NINE - ACCESSION
[12:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - INHERITANCE
[1:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - PARALLELS
[2:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - THE PEGASUS
[3:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - HOMEWARD
[4:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SUB ROSA
[5:00PM] THE FIFTH ELEMENT
[8:00PM] A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN
[11:00PM] THE GRAHAM NORTON SHOW
[12:00AM] A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN
[3:00AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - THE PEGASUS
[4:00AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - HOMEWARD
[5:00AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SUB ROSA (ALL TIMES ET)
Bravo has 'Below Deck Mediterranean', followed by a FRESH'Below Deck Mediterranean', 'The Weakest Link', and another 'Weakest Link'.
Comedy Central has an hour of old 'The Office', followed by 3 hours of 'Schitt's Creek'.
FX has the movie 'Jurassic World', followed by the movie 'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom'.
History has 'MonsterQuest: Serpentine Creatures', another 'MonsterQuest: Mystery Of Chupacabra', followed by a FRESH'MonsterQuest: The Hunt For Real Dragons', and 'Ancient Aliens'.
[6:00am] Parks And Recreation
[6:30am] Parks And Recreation
[7:00am] Monty Python And The Holy Grail
[9:00am] Rocky V
[2:30pm] Rocky II
[5:30pm] Rocky III
[8:00pm] Rocky IV
[10:00pm] Rocky V
[12:30am] Rocky III
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[5:00am] Baroness Von Sketch Show
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[9:00pm] law & order
[10:00pm] law & order
[11:00pm] law & order (ALL TIMES ET)
SyFy has the movie 'The Mask', followed by the movie 'Boo! A Madea Halloween', then the movie Lake Placid'.
TCM "improved" their website & I can no longer access it.
Antenna TV - Johnny Carson (from 10/05/73) - Peter Falk,Victoria Principal, Robert Klein, and Linda Monteleone.
The sobering musical “Jagged Little Pill,” which plumbs Alanis Morissette’s 1995 breakthrough album to tell a story of an American family spiraling out of control, earned a leading 15 Tony Award nominations Thursday, as the Broadway community took the first steps to celebrate a pandemic-shortened season that upended the theater world.
There are three best musical nominees: “Jagged Little Pill,” “Moulin Rouge: The Musical” and “Tina — The Tina Turner Musical.” And there are five best play nominees: “Grand Horizons,” “The Inheritance,” “Sea Wall/A Life,” “Slave Play” and “The Sound Inside.”
Nipping on the heels of “Jagged Little Pill” for overall numbers of nominations is “Moulin Rouge!,” a jukebox adaptation of Baz Luhrmann’s hyperactive 2001 movie about the goings-on in a turn-of-the-century Parisian nightclub, that got 14 nods.
Two very different offerings are tied with 12: “Tina — The Tina Turner Musical,” which tells the rock icon’s life with songs that include “Let’s Stay Together” and “Proud Mary,” and “Slave Play,” Jeremy O. Harris’ ground-breaking, bracing work that mixes race, sex, taboo desires and class. The dozen nods make “Slave Play” the most nominated play in Tony history.
The category for best performance by an actor in a leading role in a musical had just one actor — Aaron Tveit from “Moulin Rouge!” One category — best musical revival — had no eligible shows at all and was cut.
In a new interview with The Guardian, music icon Stevie Nicks talks about everything from Botox to her friendship with Harry Styles to her three-month marriage in 1982. But there’s one part in particular that will stand out to anyone who, like Nicks, is concerned about the future of Roe v. Wade in the U.S. In light of the death of her “hero” Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Nicks opened up about the abortion she had in 1979 and how different her life would have been if she hadn’t made that choice.
“If I had not had that abortion, I’m pretty sure there would have been no Fleetwood Mac,” Nicks told The Guardian.
The singer joined Fleetwood Mac in 1974 with her then-boyfriend Lindsey Buckingham. The band had already been around for several years at that point. In 1977, Fleetwood Mac released its album Rumours, which won the Grammy for Album of the Year. Nicks believes her time with the band would have ended soon after if she didn’t choose to end her pregnancy.
“There’s just no way that I could have had a child then, working as hard as we worked constantly. And there were a lot of drugs, I was doing a lot of drugs ... I would have had to walk away,” she continued. “And I knew that the music we were going to bring to the world was going to heal so many people’s hearts and make people so happy. And I thought: You know what? That’s really important. There’s not another band in the world that has two lead women singers, two lead women writers. That was my world’s mission.”
Later on in the interview, Nicks explained that she and bandmate Christine McVie both decided not to have kids. “If Christine was in this room with me right now, she’d tell you that we both made the decision not to have kids and instead follow our musical muse around the world,” Nicks said. “It’s not my job, it’s who I am.”
From an immigration crackdown to the coronavirus pandemic, the first term of President Trump’s administration has had a profound — and often adverse — effect on America’s Hispanic population. And yet, Trump’s support among Latinx voters remains surprisingly strong heading into a pivotal election that pits him against former Vice President Joe Biden. Edward James Olmos, for one, isn’t shocked that the race for voters is competitive within his community. “Latinos are very conservative,” the veteran actor, director and activist tells Yahoo Entertainment during a conversation about his new film, The Devil Has a Name. “They hear the dogma that’s being thrown out by [the Republican] side that Joe Biden and the Democrats are socialists and communists. That fear that is put out there on that level is nothing more than that — it’s fear, and they’re putting it there for a reason.”
Olmos connects Republicans’ fear-inducing messaging to the way Trump and party officials have been fighting to undermine confidence in mail-in voting. “They say, ‘You could cheat,’” he says. “There’s been seven states in the union that have been using write-in ballots for decades, and they’ve never had any problems with it. There are going to be issues with it, and they’re going to be talking about it in a political way, and that’s why [Trump] has got a really conservative judicial system in place.”
Ultimately, though, Olmos feels that Biden is going to emerge victorious, both with Latinx voters and America at large. “I think [Trump] will be very surprised in knowing that it was just too much: Too many people are going to vote to go with Joe than to go with him. It’s not going to be close, not even close, not at all. There will be a sense of ‘stand back and stand by,’” he says, referring to the phrase Trump used in the first presidential debate when asked if he would condemn white supremacists. “I say, stand up and stand and deliver.”
For the record, the Stand and Deliver star will definitely be going with Biden and has actively been encouraging everyone else to do the same — a conscious break from his past practices. “I’ve never told people how to vote; I’ve only said, ‘Please vote,’” he explains. “But this year I’m voting for Joe Biden, period. Nothing that anyone can say can change the perspective of what we know about the two individuals that are running for president. Nothing. Just look at the truths. One side weighs heavily on humanity; the other side weighs very heavily on one person’s feeling about themselves.”
Rudolph and his still-shiny nose are getting a new home, and it’s bound to be a lot nicer than the Island of Misfit Toys.
The soaring reindeer and Santa Claus figures who starred in in the perennially beloved stop-motion animation Christmas special “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer” are going up for auction.
Auction house Profiles in History announced Thursday that a 6-inch-tall Rudolph and 11-inch-tall Santa used to animate the 1964 TV special are being sold together in the auction that starts Nov. 13 and are expected to fetch between $150,000 and $250,000.
The figures were made by Japanese puppet maker Ichiro Komuro and used for the filming of the show at Tadaito Mochinaga’s MOM Productions in Tokyo.
They’re made of wood, wire, cloth and leather. Rudolph’s nose, after some minimal maintenance through the years, still lights up. The realistic bristles of Santa’s beard are made from yak hair.
A 71-year-old Roman Catholic priest has been sentenced to federal prison for breaking into a Navy submarine base in Georgia with a group protesting nuclear weapons.
A U.S. District Court judge sentenced the Rev. Stephen Michael Kelly on Thursday to 33 months in prison. He's already served most of that sentence, as the judge gave Kelly credit for the roughly 30 months he spent behind bars awaiting trial and sentencing since his arrest in April 2018.
A year ago, Kelly and six fellow activists were convicted by a jury of trespassing, destruction of government property and other charges stemming from their arrest at Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base.
Defense attorneys had argued in pretrial hearings that the activists shouldn’t be prosecuted because they acted on sincere religious beliefs. Judge Lisa Godbey Wood ruled they couldn't use that defense at trial.
Federal prosecutors said in a news release that Kelly had previously served more than eight years in prison for similar trespassing and vandalism convictions. They said the priest was on probation when he was arrested at the Georgia base.
The 'penis bone', or the baculum, is one of the most mysterious structures in mammal biology. To this day, no one really knows what it does or why it's gone missing in humans, horses, elephants and a few other species.
A 3D analysis of 82 penis bones from different animals has now found some of the most oddly-shaped bacula could very well prolong sex, induce ovulation in the female, or shovel out sperm from other romantic encounters.
The penis bone in the male honey badger, for instance, has one of the wackiest appearances. It's shaped almost like an ice-cream scoop, and this development might have evolved to fend off competition and ensure a male's offspring are actually his.
In the study, complex shapes weren't related to the size of an animal's testes, but they were weakly correlated with longer bouts of copulation and induced ovulation, which suggests these bones help to reduce sexual competition.
While prior studies have shown the width of penis bones is somehow tied to more offspring in the house mouse, we still don't know why that is. The theory that these male penis bones somehow prolong intercourse and beat out competition has been brought up before, but the results have been mixed.
A new discovery at Mammoth Cave National Park has us glad that modern-day Kentucky is landlocked.
A team of scientists at Mammoth Cave National Park has discovered a "trove of fossil treasures" consisting of at least 40 different species of sharks and their relatives in the past 10 months. Park officials said it is one of the most diverse Mississippian shark faunas in North America.
The Paleozoic Era species are also referred to as "Mississippian" which is a term used by geologists in North America to describe the time period between 358.9 and 298.9 million years ago, according to the National Parks Service.
During the Mississippian Period, shallow seas covered much of North America, including Kentucky. During this time, the first amphibians began to appear and so did the cave system that became Mammoth Cave.
Officials said the discovery includes six new species and rare preservations of three-dimensional skeletal cartilage.
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