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Chris

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Today I learned the Oregon State Prison has their own cable company with different channel lineups than Comcast, which serves the majority of the rest of Salem.

EDIT: To clarify, I didn't learn that by being there.
 
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I learned once again that, contrary to what @Peter Paltridge told me in one of the closed YouTube threads, Seth Green didn't play the quarterback in the Free Spirit episode "Too Much of a Good Thing": The end credits list John Lacy as his actor, and refer to Seth Green's character as "Joey". I didn't correct Peter earlier because I forgot the QB's name (and Green's character's name as well; I thought it was "Chad"), and didn't feel like looking it up again for whatever reason.
 

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BTW, when I pitched the "Pinky & the Brain" franchise to Steven, I didn't have a melody to the P&B theme song. I only had the lyrics. So I sang the lyrics to the tune of "Singin' in the Rain." Try it. It works pretty well:

They're Pinky and The Brain Yes, Pinky and The Brain One is a genius The other's insane. They're laboratory mice Their genes have been spliced They're dinky They're Pinky and The Brain.
 

twilicorn

HER AIM IS GETTING BETTER
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My mom told me last night that Ellie Goulding's dad is Rob Schneider. I don't know where she got that source, but it seems dubious.

Edited to add this joke: "Rob Schneider is.... Ellie Goulding's Dad! Rated PG-13."
 
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Today I learned.....apparently Getting By had a second season on NBC after it left TGIF? Why?
Apparently, Miller-Boyett got pissed at ABC when they attempted to renew the series but move it to Saturday nights- which had just killed off Perfect Strangers- to make room for Boy Meets World and another Michael Jacobs show called Where I Live. So WB pulled it and moved it to NBC- who promptly killed it anyway by putting it after Saved by the Bell: The College Years, making it pointless.
 

twilicorn

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I just watched the fantastic 2015 ABC documentary Behind the Magic - Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs, and there was a part about Walt seeing a silent film of Snow White (in late January 1917, specifically) - a tidbit that Peter theorized was made up for Walt Disney: One Man's Dream. It's not as wacky as Mark Twain's ghost telling Walt that he should keep drawing, but still....
 

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