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« Reply #15 on: August 09, 2022, 10:41:27 PM »

Today was the day Nixon resigned....
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« Reply #16 on: August 10, 2022, 08:38:21 AM »

Today was the day Nixon resigned....
No.  I'm pretty sure he resigned back in the 70s.
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« Reply #17 on: August 10, 2022, 12:56:18 PM »

Today was the day Nixon resigned....
No.  I'm pretty sure he resigned back in the 70s.
I checked, and yeah, definitely the '70s.
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« Reply #18 on: August 10, 2022, 08:42:20 PM »

Sunday our pastor was talking about trying to pray to God when you haven't asked forgiveness for your sins, and he said:

"Imagine if you'd been working for a whole week in construction in the Texas heat and never taken a bath, then go home and try to climb into your wife like that, what she would say?"

I'm pretty sure he meant to say "climb into bed with your wife" - but I wasn't the only one who giggled!
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« Reply #19 on: August 10, 2022, 09:16:22 PM »

Sunday our pastor was talking about trying to pray to God when you haven't asked forgiveness for your sins, and he said:

"Imagine if you'd been working for a whole week in construction in the Texas heat and never taken a bath, then go home and try to climb into your wife like that, what she would say?"

I'm pretty sure he meant to say "climb into bed with your wife" - but I wasn't the only one who giggled!

That reminds me of the fur trapper skit on KITH, I think on the special at Buddy's chalet, and these two French-Canadian fur trappers had just come back from  months in the wilderness, and one says to the other, "Tonight I am going to make passionate love to a woman, then take my first bath in half a year."

Ha.
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« Reply #20 on: August 11, 2022, 09:14:50 AM »

The Canadian government gave a $50,000 grant in 1989 to further the study of whether ducks can vomit with their heads underwater. (There's probably a link about this somewhere, but I heard it on Paul Harvey's radio show while driving with my grandpa as a kid.)
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« Reply #21 on: August 11, 2022, 12:26:43 PM »

Real human skeletons were used in the pool scene in Poltergeist (1982) because it was to expensive & complicated to make that many fake ones....

The skeleton of Arch Stanton in The Good, The Bad and The Ugly was that of a Spanish actress who wanted to keep working after she was dead.... The skeleton was rented out by her daughter....

While filming an episode of The Six Million Dollar Man, a pair of stage hands accidentally found the long lost cadaver of Elmer McCurdy, a failed plumber turned inept bank robber....
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« Reply #22 on: August 11, 2022, 01:57:30 PM »

In 1970s South Africa, pinball machines were banned as winning an extra ball was considered gambling (illegal here then)  Twirling
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« Reply #23 on: August 13, 2022, 11:27:05 AM »

I did not know this til recently but apparently before she got into doing characters and impersonations, Tracey Ullman was a pop singer....? The first time I saw a video for one of her songs I kept waiting for the comedy bits but it was straight-up, and she was impressive.

Or is she pulling a long punk and I am missing something?
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« Reply #24 on: August 13, 2022, 12:49:38 PM »

I did not know this til recently but apparently before she got into doing characters and impersonations, Tracey Ullman was a pop singer....? The first time I saw a video for one of her songs I kept waiting for the comedy bits but it was straight-up, and she was impressive.

Or is she pulling a long punk and I am missing something?


I'm just old enough to remember that....
Introduced to the US with her one hit wonder, "They Don't Know" & a brief scene in Paul McCartney's Give My Regards To Broad Street, she had been acting for a couple of years before that.....

A lot of celebrities used to put out an album or a single right before their careers were  about to take off, whether they could sing or not....

Most folks only now Toni Basil for her one hit wonder, Mickey in the early '80s, but she was a successful stage actress for years before & after....
But in the 1960s, she could only get small rolls in bmovies, her last being Mary The CallGirl in Easy Rider.
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« Reply #25 on: August 22, 2022, 10:51:47 AM »

Abraham Lincoln is listed as one of the potential inventors of the Chokeslam.
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« Reply #26 on: August 22, 2022, 11:42:09 AM »

Beloved BMDO contributor Alex just made me look up what a @#$% "Chokeslam" was.
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« Reply #27 on: September 23, 2022, 05:30:31 PM »

There were multiple attempts in Hollywood to pitch a sequel to Space Jam (The Bugs Bunny/Michael Jordan movie.)


Tiger Woods was supposed to be in a sequel with Micheal Jordan, then MJ dropped out and it was just a Tiger Woods meets the Looney Tunes thing, but it eventually fell apart too.  The director for the original Space Jam described the script as being strange and terrible. 

Looney Tunes back in Action originally started as "Spy Jam" featuring Jackie Chan.  Darn shame we never got that.

Tony Hawk was approached about "Skate Jam" but that idea was dropped when Back In Action underperformed. 

At some point there was even a "Race Jam" planned with Jeff Gordon. 
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