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Fri Jun 4, 2021, 05:41 PM

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Redd Foxx dodged the draft by eating a bar of soap before his physical, a trick that resulted in heart palpitations.

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Fri Jun 4, 2021, 05:42 PM

1. Harrison Ford was thrown out of Ripon College, in Wisconsin. n/t

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #1)

Fri Jun 4, 2021, 05:52 PM

3. Ripon College... very conservative.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #1)

Fri Jun 4, 2021, 05:52 PM

4. Ripon College... very conservative.

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Fri Jun 4, 2021, 05:49 PM

2. According to Jim Capaldi,

Michael J. Pollard penned the song name 'The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys'.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Low_Spark_of_High_Heeled_Boys_(song)

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Fri Jun 4, 2021, 06:02 PM

5. John Lithgow spent summer of 1965 . . .

. . . at the Oberlin College G&S Players’ summer season at Highfield Theatre in Falmouth, Massachusetts.

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Response to RobertDevereaux (Reply #5)

Sun Jun 20, 2021, 05:30 PM

22. In "3rd Rock From the Sun", Lithgow's son plays one of the students in his physics class

(I forget his name)

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Fri Jun 4, 2021, 06:25 PM

6. Actor Robert Ryan, who often portrayed characters that were rough, ruthless and in one film ...

(crossfire) an antisemitic murderer was the opposite in real life. Although he served in the military, he became a pacifist, progressive and was a supporter of the ACLU and outspoken against racism.

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Response to Raven123 (Reply #6)

Fri Jun 4, 2021, 07:08 PM

8. One of my faves--so glad his politics were what they were.

He went way too young.

Another good movie of his with some good twists:

Odds Against Tomorrow


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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Fri Jun 4, 2021, 06:40 PM

7. Actress Olivia Hussey was sexually

assaulted by then-boyfriend actor Christopher Jones. This occurred at the Cielo Drive house of the Manson-driven Tate murders. Hussey moved in weeks after the murders. The owner was her manager.

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Fri Jun 4, 2021, 07:10 PM

9. Trump spoke the unvarnished truth TWO TIMES during the 2016 campaign:

Trump spoke the unvarnished truth TWO TIMES during the 2016 campaign:

1. He said the election was RIGGED. True.

2. He said if I voted for Hillary, there would be a criminal in the White House. 2 for 2!

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Fri Jun 4, 2021, 07:34 PM

10. Einstein was fooled by a magic trick

Which was essentially a simple math word problem... twice. He went up to a magician at an event he was at after the show was over to offer his hypothesis on how the trick worked (he was wrong), and the magician did it again and fooled him.

TlalocW

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Sat Jun 5, 2021, 01:38 PM

11. Richard Simmons lives with 2 maids and 5 dogs

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Mon Jun 7, 2021, 04:07 PM

12. Martin Sheen had a heart attack while filming "Apocalypse Now"

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Thu Jun 10, 2021, 01:18 PM

13. Jerry Garcia got into a lot of fights in high school (Balboa High in SF)

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Thu Jun 10, 2021, 02:50 PM

14. Corny Eddie Albert of Green Acres rescued Marines at Tarawa and became an Environmental Activist

Eddie Albert Heimberger was famous for his acting skills but few know of his heroism in WW2. Eddie in the battle of Tarawa disobeyed his orders to collect reusable supplies from the initial landing and instead rescued over 40 marines who were trapped offshore under heavy machine gun fire.

Eddie Albert was also an activist in social and environmental issues. He was involved with Meals for Millions becoming a special envoy. Meals for Millions was a project that created nutritional means for about three cents per meal to be distributed to countries in need. 6.5 million pounds of food was given out to a total of 129 countries, and they are still going. He also founded the City Children’s Farms to try and make small farms for inner city children. Eddie fought against pollution as well especially DTT. DTT is toxic to many sea creatures and also effects the thickness of egg shells in birds such as the Bald Eagle. Eddie Albert also involved with the Boy Scouts of America, becoming the national chairman. He was also involved with the start of Earth Day, speaking at its opening ceremony in 1970.

https://ss.sites.mtu.edu/mhugl/2016/10/16/eddie-albert-in-the-battle-of-tarawa/

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Response to Submariner (Reply #14)

Thu Jun 10, 2021, 05:35 PM

15. Thanks for posting that

Good stuff!

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Thu Jun 17, 2021, 10:31 PM

16. At age nine, John Wesley Hardin tried to run away from home & join the Confederate Army

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Fri Jun 18, 2021, 05:18 PM

17. John Wesley Hardin knew the guy he shot just because he was snoring.

In fact, he rode into town with the guy earlier that day, along with a third guy.

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Response to red dog 1 (Reply #17)

Sat Jun 19, 2021, 07:27 AM

18. So it was a domestic crime

... suddenly I'm starting to think there's more to this story than just snoring. 🤔

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Response to Bucky (Reply #18)

Sun Jun 20, 2021, 05:26 PM

21. I may have been wrong about that Hardin story

After doing some research, it appears that the guy in the next room was a stranger.
Hardin's first shot woke him up, but his second shot killed the guy.
Hardin fled out a back window, hid in a hay pile, stole a horse at dawn & rode out of town.
(The Marshal in Abilene then was Wild Bill Hickock)

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Response to Bucky (Reply #18)

Tue Jun 29, 2021, 04:37 PM

34. If Hardin had only fired the one shot, the snoring guy would have awakened & the snoring would

have ended (for how long, I don't know)

But Hardin, being the homicidal maniac he was, fired multiple shots, and the 2nd shot killed the guy.

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Sat Jun 19, 2021, 07:29 AM

19. Until he got married in his 40s, the bookish James Madison wore only all black suits

That's right, the Bill of Rights were written by America's first emo president

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Response to Bucky (Reply #19)

Fri Jul 9, 2021, 06:49 PM

41. Or America's first Goth president?

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Sun Jun 20, 2021, 05:41 PM

23. Andy Garcia was born with a conjoined twin

on his shoulder. It was about the size of a tennis ball and was surgically removed.

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Response to TexasBushwhacker (Reply #23)

Sun Jun 20, 2021, 08:25 PM

24. Wow, now that's interesting.

I wonder what it's like to go through your life with that knowledge?

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Sun Jun 20, 2021, 08:36 PM

25. Miles Davis could be an extremely nice guy when he chose...

...my brother was a jazz trumpeter for years, and met Miles a few times. Says he did nothing but smile and laugh...

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Response to First Speaker (Reply #25)

Wed Jun 23, 2021, 09:21 PM

28. Have you seen "Collateral"?

It's the only Tom Cruise movie I've ever liked, and Jamie Foxx is in it too.

Great flick!

There's a great scene where this guy is relating a story about being up on stage with Miles Davis

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Mon Jun 21, 2021, 04:35 PM

26. Walt Disney had his own private, small apartment for his family inside Disneyland.

(It's located near City Hall above the fire station)

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Wed Jun 23, 2021, 09:07 PM

27. Hitler was afraid of heights.

(High Anxiety?)

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Thu Jun 24, 2021, 10:18 PM

29. John Wayne had a fear of horses

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Fri Jun 25, 2021, 06:13 PM

30. According to Margaret Salinger's memoir, her father, J.D. Salinger, drank his own urine.

Last edited Fri Jul 2, 2021, 02:21 PM - Edit history (1)

(You can't make this stuff up)

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Fri Jun 25, 2021, 08:01 PM

31. Kurt Vonnegut kept all his rejections from publishers.

They are now in the Kurt Vonnegut Museum in Indianapolis.

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Sat Jun 26, 2021, 06:03 PM

32. Jimmy Page dated a 14-year-old girl while touring with Led Zeppelin

(Buzzfeed)

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Sun Jun 27, 2021, 04:36 PM

33. When he was a struggling writer, Charles Bukowski survived on one candy bar a day.

It was a "Payday" and it cost a nickel.

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Tue Jun 29, 2021, 04:49 PM

36. Harlan Ellison participated in the 1963 march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, led by MLK

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Thu Jul 1, 2021, 06:09 PM

37. Harlan Ellison's older sister, Beverly, died in 2010 without having spoken to him since their

mother's funeral in 1976.

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Fri Jul 2, 2021, 02:21 PM

38. Joan Jett disbanded The Runaways and founded Joan Jett & the Blackhearts.

After 23 major record labels rejected her debut album, she released it on her own.
Her first single, "I Love Rock & Roll" became a number 1 hit, selling more than 10 million copies.

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Sun Jul 4, 2021, 05:10 PM

39. In 1902, President Theodore Roosevelt refused to shoot a bear tied to a tree by the trip guide

during a bear hunting trip in Mississippi.

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Wed Jul 7, 2021, 08:24 PM

40. Carly Simon wrote her 1972 hit "Anticipation" while waiting for her date, Cat Stevens, to show up

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Fri Jul 9, 2021, 06:50 PM

42. Richard Simmons is a very nice guy in real life

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Sat Jul 10, 2021, 01:38 PM

43. Steve McQueen once took Ed Sullivan along with him on a very fast ride at a race track.

It was reported that he hit speeds of 120 mph

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Sun Jul 11, 2021, 06:42 PM

44. Very likely a fact about Van Gough

A biographer of his wrote that he did not shoot himself, but was shot accidentally by a French teenager, who, with his friends, bullied Van Gough nearly every day.

They would give him a bottle of cheap wine while he was out in the fields painting, and then have fun with him.

(The punk who shot him just meant to scare him, apperently)

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Mon Jul 12, 2021, 06:11 PM

45. Neil Simon's nephew is a U.S. District Judge in Oregon

His niece-in-law is in Congress (Rep. Suzanne Bonamici D-Oregon)

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Tue Jul 13, 2021, 07:37 PM

46. Billy Bob Thornton has been married six times

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Wed Jul 14, 2021, 08:14 PM

47. Harlan Ellison had gargoyles mounted around the outside of his house

(which resembled a castle)

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Fri Jul 16, 2021, 07:53 PM

48. Walter Matthau served as a radioman-gunner in a B-24 Liberator during WW2

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Sat Jul 17, 2021, 08:18 PM

49. Walter Matthau played a villain in "King Creole" in which he gets beaten up by Elvis Presley

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Tue Jul 20, 2021, 06:29 PM

50. John Travolta did a commercial for Band-Aids when he was a kid

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