The Sunday Funnies & Factoids

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Sorry for the brevity of my Sunday funnies and factoids this week.  I’m in the middle of the site rebuild and I have a cold, so I am only partially functional today.  Good news, I jumped on this ailment as soon as it surfaced and I think (touch wood) I may have headed it off at the pass.  That being said, please enjoy this weeks installment od TSF&Fs. 

 

1) The Caesar Salad was not invented by the Italians, but by a restaurant owner in Tijuana, Mexico.

2) William Faulkner once refused a dinner invitation from President Kennedy’s White House. “Why that’s a hundred miles away,” Faulkner explained. “That’s a long way to go just to eat.”

3) Adolf Hitler was Time Magazine‘s Man of the Year for 1938.

4) Above the Supreme Court is a basketball court known as the “Highest Court in the Land.” Clarence Thomas tore his Achilles there in a 1993 game.

5) Leonard Maltin’s entire review of the 1948 movie, Isn’t it Romantic.  “No.”

6) Senator Strom Thurmond is in the record books for giving the longest recorded speech in history, clocking in at 24 hours and 18 minutes. The speech was a filibuster in opposition to the 1957 Civil Rights Act (which passed, despite his efforts).

7) There is a cup of Starbucks in every scene of the movie Fight Club.

8) What do you get when you put 50 lawyers in a room with 50 lesbians?
One hundred people who don’t do dick.

Have a great week ahead, my friends.  See you here next Sunday.  (I miss football a lot)

 

Keith