703 (edited by Curby 2020-02-13 18:24:42)

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BansheeUK wrote:

This is probably old-hat to you guys across the Bona-tlantic but watched this last night at home and I was helpless. Peter Lorre just couldn't hide that twinkle of mischief:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AghBcsjTWok


Thanks for the clip!  Peter Lorre was a very interesting actor with those scary eyes of his.
Interestingly I watched an old Jack Benny movie yesterday with Ann Sheridan, and I always think of his real life next door neighbor in Beverly Hills that was a good friend of my brother.  My first wife and my brother met her at her house in the 90's and it's centerpiece was a Steinway grand piano with a bunch of photos of famous people.  I remember there were two big photos of Johnny Cash and Don Meredith.  Johnny apparently adopted her as his second mother and stayed there when visiting LA.
My brother asked her to tell me who had played that piano and the first person she thought of was Jack Benny her old neighbor.  Along with Cash she also said George and Ira Gershwin had played it.  That left me speechless.

Re: What makes you laugh/smile ?

Curby wrote:
BansheeUK wrote:

This is probably old-hat to you guys across the Bona-tlantic but watched this last night at home and I was helpless. Peter Lorre just couldn't hide that twinkle of mischief:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AghBcsjTWok


Thanks for the clip!  Peter Lorre was a very interesting actor with those scary eyes of his.
Interestingly I watched an old Jack Benny movie yesterday with Ann Sheridan, and I always think of his real life next door neighbor in Beverly Hills that was a good friend of my brother.  My first wife and my brother met her at her house in the 90's and it's centerpiece was a Steinway grand piano with a bunch of photos of famous people.  I remember there were two big photos of Johnny Cash and Don Meredith.  Johnny apparently adopted her as his second mother and stayed there when visiting LA.
My brother asked her to tell me who had played that piano and the first person she thought of was Jack Benny her old neighbor.  Along with Cash she also said George and Ira Gershwin had played it.  That left me speechless.

What a great connection - thanks for sharing that.

I can't remember seeing much of Jack Benny over here growing up, so only very recently "found" him by way of a Christmas TV episode on a compilation disc set. (It was the episode where Jack torments the life out of a store clerk, played by Mel Blanc, over a wallet & greetings card.
Since then, we found someone on eBay who's selling box sets of 130+ episodes on DVD (quality maybe variable,  but all watchable) and the Peter Lorre episode was the one that stood out on Disc 1.
Should warn you, we also found similar for Burns & Allen, but we did pass on Ossie & Harriett.

All those who believe in psychokenesis raise my hand........

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Jane H. wrote:

when someone posts in the 6 words or less with something 7 words or over big_smile
or in the 15 words or more with less than 15 words big_smile\
I LOL...but still enjoy the posts!!!:D



smile  Sorry Jane



I am a railroad track abandoned
With the sunset
Forgetting
I ever happened https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LT3cb9C-b6U

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What makes you laugh/smile:

    disclamer: I don't play guitar or any musical instrument.  So..... ideal time during this time is.... Nerdville Vault... by myself.... touching looking smelling his guitars, his signs, his memorabilia... god help me ... I am infected.... smile

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One thing that made me laugh today

  " So I was watching those Beyond Belief Fact or Fiction videos and someone in the comments mentioned how if you put it at .5 speed he sounds like a depressed drunk on the sidewalk trying to get your attention, & so I did, and I've been wheezing badly at this for the last 7 minutes" https://twitter.com/jonathansfrakes/sta … 6621445122

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I enjoy watching stand up shows from all around the world in English language.

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SNL casablanca https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQKVIJnfiNM will always have Paris smile and Eiffel Tower oh yes we do. im talking to a dog - who are you talking too :}

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Casinos, cards and dice - ABBA - The Winner Takes It All https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iyIOl-s7JTU laughing my *ss off aka that moment when you learn the other meaning of a word "camp" #ESL

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Zoom Call - SNL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3byTN8NTCkc

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Fred Armisen Does Every North American Accent | Standup For Drummers https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G72tZdjnS2A

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Gulf curse birds or nature is healing https://twitter.com/chrisgeidner/status … 6309369857 smile smile

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That's it, I have had enough of him and thinking about moving to Canada

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=los9WulxBjM

I remember pi R Squared in math class ............. wait, I know for sure Junior Sample told Grandpa "Pie are round, Cornbread are square"

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“So, you say her name was Alice?” #SigmundFreud

https://twitter.com/ADASpota/status/1258188386524946438

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Radithor - drink consisted of triple distilled water containing  radium 226 and 228 isotopes.

Radithor was manufactured from 1918 to 1928 by the Bailey Radium Laboratories, Inc., of East Orange, New Jersey. The owner of the company and head of the laboratories was listed as William J. A. Bailey, a dropout from Harvard College, who was not a medical doctor. It was advertised as "A Cure for the Living Dead" as well as "Perpetual Sunshine". The expensive product was claimed to cure impotence, among other ills.

Eben Byers, a wealthy American socialite, athlete, industrialist and Yale College graduate, died from Radithor radium poisoning in 1932. Byers was buried in a lead-lined coffin; when exhumed in 1965 for study, his remains were still highly radioactive.

Byers's death led to the strengthening of the Food and Drug Administration's powers and the demise of most radiation-based patent medicines. A Wall Street Journal article (1 Aug. 1990) describing the Byers incident was titled "The Radium Water Worked Fine Until His Jaw Came Off". https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radithor

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Oh wow this is such gross negligence, I had no idea a product like this ever existed. I think that "dropout" says it all. The first and foremost principle amongst doctors has always been "do no harm". I guess we should investigate if this could be good for treating the Covid virus (NOT), it can't be any worse than the proposed injection of patients with cleaning disinfectants right ?

reo l wrote:

Radithor - drink consisted of triple distilled water containing  radium 226 and 228 isotopes.

Radithor was manufactured from 1918 to 1928 by the Bailey Radium Laboratories, Inc., of East Orange, New Jersey. The owner of the company and head of the laboratories was listed as William J. A. Bailey, a dropout from Harvard College, who was not a medical doctor. It was advertised as "A Cure for the Living Dead" as well as "Perpetual Sunshine". The expensive product was claimed to cure impotence, among other ills.

Eben Byers, a wealthy American socialite, athlete, industrialist and Yale College graduate, died from Radithor radium poisoning in 1932. Byers was buried in a lead-lined coffin; when exhumed in 1965 for study, his remains were still highly radioactive.

Byers's death led to the strengthening of the Food and Drug Administration's powers and the demise of most radiation-based patent medicines. A Wall Street Journal article (1 Aug. 1990) describing the Byers incident was titled "The Radium Water Worked Fine Until His Jaw Came Off". https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radithor

I remember pi R Squared in math class ............. wait, I know for sure Junior Sample told Grandpa "Pie are round, Cornbread are square"

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I confess not much of a futbol fan, but good to see some of it is back ...........  this kitty has all the right moves

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kYuFgg2_SGM

I remember pi R Squared in math class ............. wait, I know for sure Junior Sample told Grandpa "Pie are round, Cornbread are square"

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Even college mascots need masks right ? Al is going to need a very special mask with that trunk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f7QWLw45E6g

I remember pi R Squared in math class ............. wait, I know for sure Junior Sample told Grandpa "Pie are round, Cornbread are square"

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WATCH: This remote-controlled mask lets you eat without taking it off https://twitter.com/Reuters/status/1264486294299664384 - no words.... crying