Author and New York Times columnist David Brooks, generally considered a thought leader himself,[by whom?] mocked the lifecycle of the role in a sarcastic column entitled “The Thought Leader,” published in December 2013.
The name Cucamonga became well known to fans of Jack Benny’s popular radio program, in which an announcer, voiced byMel Blanc, would call out: “Train leaving on track five for Anaheim, Azusa and Cucamonga!”. The humor in this stems partly from the fact that it is geographically impossible for a single train to serve all three places.
African and African American choirs have a distinct and passionate sound. They incorporate their culture into the music; have a more upbeat tempo and use traditional instruments. They are also very good at singing slow and soulful renditions.
In 2011, professional wrestler Heath Slater climbed to fame with nickname “The One-Man Rock Band”, which was later changed to “The One-Man Southern Rock Band” in reference to him being billed from West Virginia. At Wrestlemania 28, Slater offered to provide vocals for multi-platinum recording artist Flo Rida who rejected the offer profusely, along with the offers of spinning the records and displaying new dance moves which was also denied by Flo Rida.
After filming his final story-driven works, “Slave to Love” and “Two Women”, de Renzy reinvented himself as Rex Borsky in 1991. He churned out adult-video quickies, shooting over 200 hardcore videos, with a special emphasis on anal action. With titles like “Anal Siege”, “Anal Madness” and “Anal Sluts and Sweethearts”, it was clear what Borsky’s intentions were.
The late Jon Pertwee's voice is featured in the 40th-anniversary story Zagreus. His part in the story was pieced together from snippets of dialogue (from the fan-produced Doctor Who video “Devious”) recorded prior to his death, rather than after it, which would have been harder to achieve.
The Biscuits’ owners, Tom Dickson and Sherrie Myers, selected the team’s nickname from an entry in a “name the team” contest, due in part to the potential marketing and pun possibilities (ex. “Hey, Butter, Butter, Butter” or the team’s souvenir store, the “Biscuit Basket”).
In South Africa, Fathers’ Day was released as What’s Up Pop’s?, a title the distributor decided would be more appropriate for the local market. The name was subsequently changed to What’s Up Pops? for DVD release, when they realized the apostrophe had been used incorrectly.
An often remembered trait of the “Wildlife Treasury” series was an advertisement featuring an excited young boy describing some of the cards in his wildlife collection. The Rhinoceros, Proboscis monkey, and Platypus are all discussed, at the end of which the young boy exclaims: “They’re all in my Wildlife Treasury!!” The commercial ran on American television for several years in the 1980s, most significantly on Nickelodeon.
Effanbee had previously manufactured a similar doll, “Dy-dee,” and a patent infringementlawsuit resulted. The judge ruled that drinking and urinating are natural movements and cannot be patented.
Nudity in combat is the practice of entering combat without the use of clothing and armor. It is rarely practiced, however; apart from the social aspects of nudity, the combatant lacks even the basic protection of clothes, for instance when diving for cover or crawling. Also the combatant misses the practicality of hiding/carrying objects in pockets and attached to clothes.
Also, Tufts is mentioned in the last sentence of the third sketch of the 48th show of the second season of the Rocky and Bullwinkle Show (also featuring Wailing Whale episodes 5 & 6), which was first aired on May 13, 1961.
The current logo (on which the Saul Bass logo was apparently modeled) was painted by Haddon Sundblom sometime between 1939 and 1941 using fellow Coca Cola artist Harold W. McCauley as the model. Today, the company states that “The ‘Quaker man’ is not an actual person. His image is that of a man dressed in the Quaker garb, chosen because the Quaker faith projected the values of honesty, integrity, purity and strength.”  However, early Quaker Oats advertising, dating back to 1909, did, indeed, identify the man as William Penn, “standard bearer of the Quakers and of Quaker Oats.” The man is now sometimes referred to as “Larry” by insiders at Quaker Oats.
Stories often have only mildly flawed Korean characters, who are, of course, easily reformed because of their inherently pure nature; this has resulted in problems with lack of conflict and so dullness.
Outside of his technical achievements, Metcalfe is perhaps best known for his 1995 prediction that the Internet would suffer a “catastrophic collapse” the following year; he promised to eat his words if it did not. During his keynote speech at the sixth International World Wide Web Conference in 1997, he took a printed copy of his column that predicted the collapse, put it in a blender with some liquid and then consumed the pulpy mass. This was after he tried to eat his words in the form of a very large cake, but the audience strongly protested.
Between 1976 and 1988 Tug of War was a regular event during the television series Battle of The Networks Stars. Teams of celebrities representing each major network competed in different sporting events culminating into the final event, the Tug of War. Lou Ferrigno’s epic tug-o’-war performance in May 1979 is considered the greatest feat in ‘Battle’ history.
On September 11, Gattis launched a home run off of Miami Marlins rookie sensation Jose Fernandez at Marlins Park, the ball traveled at a speed of 106 mph off the bat and into the left field stands before hitting a fan in the crotch 411 feet away. The fan winced over in pain and reportedly lost a shoe in the incident.
Wheaton described himself as a liberal in 2005. In September 2006, he criticized George W. Bush's antiterrorism plan: “Shame on President Bush. Shame on his Republican allies in Congress, and shame on the spineless, cowardly Democratswho did not stand up to them.” In a column that he wrote for Salon.com in 2005, The Real War on Christmas, Wheaton attacked conservative commentators like Bill O’Reilly, Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity for influencing the political views of his parents, with whom Wheaton found himself unable to have political discussions during family get-togethers on holidays like Christmas. Wheaton’s parents were very offended by the article, and he posted a lengthy apology on his site and an interview in which his parents clarified their political views.