Ed (TV series)
The show revolved around Cavanagh’s Ed Stevens, a hotshot New York lawyer who on the same day is fired from his job (for drafting a contract with a misplaced comma that ended up costing his firm $1.6 million) and comes home to discover his wife sleeping with a mailman (the wife makes the point that it is not their mailman in particular, but another mailman). Link
T-squares have been used to cut drawings created by draftsmen since the inception of the instrument. This is inadvisable: One might cut the T-square in the process, damaging the straight edge and rendering the T-square useless. However, extremely advisable when using a metal T-square. Link
In all versions, the Everlasting Gobstopper is a gobstopper that not only can never be finished, but never even gets smaller. It is implied that they may also be indestructible. Wonka explained that they were “for children with very little pocket money”. According to Slugworth in the 1971 film, the Everlasting Gobstopper would entirely ruin his business. It is unknown how this could...
This article is about the American murderer. For the Yu-Gi-Oh! GX character, see Jesse Anderson (Yu-Gi-Oh! GX). Link
The mechanical duck appeared to have the ability to eat kernels of grain, and to metabolize and defecate them. While the duck did not actually have the ability to do this - the food was collected in one inner container, and the pre-stored feces was ‘produced’ from a second, so that no actual digestion took place - Vaucanson hoped that a truly digesting automaton could one day be...
In an endearing, yet strangely dark, moment of comedy, Murray’s character, Peter Venkman, gets run down by Slimer. Venkman’s use of “He slimed me…” instantly created a new verb to slime, which endures as popular slang. Link
Here I Go Again
The chorus of the original version features the lines: An’ here I go again on my own Goin’ down the only road I’ve ever known Like a hobo I was born to walk alone In an interview, Coverdale claimed he changed the lyric because he was afraid people would think he was saying “homo” instead of “hobo”. Link (Thanks, Paul!)
As the Simpsons arrive at Terror Lake and go inside their new houseboat, Sideshow Bob comes out from under the car. In doing so, he steps on the teeth of a number of rakes repeatedly, causing the rakes’ handles to swing up and hit him in the face. At this point, Bob develops a hatred toward rakes. Link
When some bands are performing live it is common for some of the members to be shirtless if they are male, especially at festivals. Link
An updated version, the Profanisaurus Rex, containing over 8,000 words and phrases, was released in 2005, and a further-expanded version, the “Magna Farta” (a play on Magna Carta and allusion to the seemingly limitless synonymous phrases for farts contained therein) at the end of 2007. Link
Charles VII of France
This proving insufficient, the two met again on 10 September 1419, on the bridge at Montereau. The Duke, despite previous history, proved over-trusting in his young cousin, assuming the meeting to be entirely peaceful and diplomatic, and bringing with him only a small escort; the Dauphin’s men reacted to the Duke’s arrival, however, by setting upon him and killing him. Charles’s...
I, (Annoyed Grunt)-Bot
The primary plot is a very accurate telling of Richard Matheson’s short story “Steel”, which was recently made into the feature film Real Steel (though much less accurately). Link
Emerging from the flaming wreck of celebrity, only a few years after the flaming wreck of his Porsche, McGuane published his most autobiographical novel, Panama, in 1978. Link (Thanks, ASG)
Birthday Cake (song)
Brown’s verse begins with the lyric “Girl, I wanna fuck you right now,” which is the antithesis of how Rihanna concludes the original interlude, sing “Ooh, I wanna fuck you right now.” Link
A story is related concerning the Welsh king Gruffydd ap Llywelyn and a pot of cawl. Leaning against the wall of another house he heard the comments of a cook who was cooking a dish which appears to be cawl. The cook complained that one piece of meat kept rising to the surface however often it was pushed down. Gruffydd took that to refer to himself and from that day on changed his outlook on...
See also Dark triad Friend zone Hypergamy Involuntary celibacy Love-shyness Sexual frustration Shyness Unrequited love Link
It happened when Galvani was doing some dissection work in his lab with the frog, and one more dissected frog was hanging on the brass rod, suddenly Galvani’s scalpel made up of steel touched the brass rod, and he saw twitching of muscle in frog’s leg, he then did it again, and saw the twitching of muscle again. Hence, he thought that there is some energy passing present. But his idea...
Boll Weevil Monument
The original statue of the woman, excluding the fountain and boll weevil, was built in Italy for approximately $1,800. The boll weevil was not added until thirty years later, when Luther Baker thought the Boll Weevil Monument should have a boll weevil on it. Link
In Chinese supermarkets, a live crab or lobster can be won, presumably to be eaten by the winner. Link
Oats Peas Beans and Barley Grow
Allergies Nightmare The song to some people is considered a nightmare, due to its contents, such as Oats, Beans and Barley, are common things to which people are allergic. Link