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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Did you know that Paul Ruben is Pee Wee Herman?

Did you know this Paul Ruben Trivia?

Did you know:

Paul Reubens is Pee-wee Herman .

Paul Rubenfeld was born August 27, 1952 in Peekskill, New York, and grew up in Sarasota, Florida, where his parents, Judy and Milton, owned a lamp store.

Reubens performed at local comedy clubs and made four guest appearances on The Gong Show.

He soon joined the Los Angeles-based improvisational comedy team The Groundlings and remained a member for six years, working with Bob McClurg, John Paragon, Susan Barnes, and Phil Hartman.

Hartman helped him developed the “Pee-wee Herman” character.

In 1977, The Groundlings staged a performance in which its members created characters that one might see in a comedy club. Paul decided to play a guy that everyone immediately knew would never make it as a comic, partly because Reubens couldn’t remember jokes in real life – he had trouble remembering punch lines and couldn’t properly piece information in sequential order. This performance gave birth to the Pee-wee Herman persona.

Reubens has a sister,[3] Abby Rubenfeld, a prominent Tennessee attorney and adjunct professor at Vanderbilt University Law School [4], who is the former chair of the Individual Rights and Responsibilities section of the American Bar Association [5] [6] and of the National Lesbian and Gay Law Association.

Reubens auditioned for Saturday Night Live for the 1980-1981 season, but wasn’t accepted into the cast. Instead, he started a stage show with the Herman character.

Originally“Pee-wee” character was later toned down from raucous nightclub to children’s television.

The stage show was popularized by HBO when The Pee-wee Herman Show aired in 1981.

In 1980, Reubens landed a minor role in the film The Blues Brothers as a waiter.[8] That same year, he also had a slightly bigger role in the Disney film Midnight Madness. He also appeared in Cheech & Chong’s 1981 film Nice Dreams, as an ill-mannered receptionist who is found by Chong snorting cocaine under a restaurant table. Reubens’ character asks Chong, “You’re the guy from the hamburger train, right?” (this line is later sampled by the rock group Primus in their song “Hamburger Train“). Reubens also appeared in Cheech & Chong’s Next Movie (1980) and Meatballs Part II (1984).

While on a Warner Bros. set, Reubens noticed that most of the people rode around on bicycles, and asked when he would get his. Warner Bros. presented him with a refurbished 1940s Schwinn; Reubens then abandoned the Pee-wee Herman script he was writing in favor of one about Herman’s love for his bike and his efforts to locate it once it was stolen. Hartman, Reubens, and Michael Varhol co-wrote the script for Pee-wee’s Big Adventure, and in 1985 the film, directed by Tim Burton and scored by Danny Elfman, was released. Reubens was the originator of the “Pee-wee dance” in the movie, and he had performed it publicly many times prior to the making of the film.

The following year (1986), Pee-wee (along with Hartman) found a home on the small screen with the Saturday-morning children’s program Pee-wee’s Playhouse on the American CBS network for the next five years (Shirley Stoler, Johann Carlo, Gilbert Lewis, and Roland Rodriguez only appeared on the show for the first 13 episodes before their characters were dropped from the show). In the case of Lewis, he was fired and a new actor, William Marshall, was hired to play the King of Cartoons. The show starred Pee-wee living in a wild and wacky house, known as the Playhouse, full of talking chairs, animals, robots, and other puppet and human characters.

That during the time Pee-wee’s Playhouse airing, it garnered 22 Emmy Awards.

In 1988, Reubens reprised the role of Pee-wee Herman in a sequel to Pee-wee’s Big Adventure, entitled Big Top Pee-wee. Also that year, “Pee-wee” was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

On July 26, 1991, Reubens was arrested in Sarasota, Florida for masturbating publicly in an adult theater during a screening of Nurse Nancy.

The news media went into a frenzy and the scandal marked the near-death of the character “Pee-wee Herman,” reducing both the actor and the persona to a ubiquitous punchline. Although the series Pee-wee’s Playhouse had already ended by that time, CBS reacted by dropping its reruns from their lineup. Reubens made a deal with the Sarasota County court: in exchange for a fine and producing a few PSAs, he was given a clean record.
Despite the negative publicity and backlash from CBS, many spoke out in support of Reubens. Bill Cosby defended Reubens, saying “Whatever (Reubens has) done, this is being blown all out of proportion.” Reubens’ fans also organized rallies of support. According to Entertainment Weekly, “several dozen vocal Pee-weeites picketed in L.A. and New York [a week later], and 250 demonstrated in San Francisco the following day.” Supportive fans chanted, “All we are saying is give Pee-wee a chance!”[9][10]

Reubens was arrested again in 2002 in connection with an investigation involving child pornography. Public news stories concerning his case cast doubt upon the suggestion that Reubens intentionally acquired child pornography, as he stated that he was a collector of “erotic artwork” and that he had a sizable collection of vintage erotica with samples dating back to the 18th century.

On March 19, 2004, child pornography charges against him were dropped by Los Angeles City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo after Reubens pleaded guilty to a separate “misdemeanor obscenity” charge.

Did you know how man times a person goes to the bathroom?

An average person uses the bathroom six times per day.

Did you know that Dave Ramsey won a Marconi Awards

Did you know what is a Marconi Award?

A Marconi Radio Awards are presented annually by the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) to the top radio stations and on-air ...

Did you know that WGN-AM wins NAB Marconi Award as News/Talk Station of the Year

WGN-AM 720 was named the National Association of Broadcasters' Marconi Award as News/Talk Station of the Year at the NAB Radio Show on Thursday in Philadelphia.

The Chicago station, owned by Chicago Tribune parent Tribune Co., beat out a field of finalists that included KGO-AM in San Francisco, KIRO-FM in Seattle, KOA-AM in Denver and KLBJ-AM in Austin, Texas.

Did you know that these individuals were inducted into the Buffalo Broadcasters' Hall of Fame. Chief Operating Officer Randy Michaels,
whose career began in the 1970s as a disc jockey and engineer at Buffalo's WGR-AM. Also inducted into the an honor previously accorded NBC's Tim Russert,
CNN's Wolf Blitzer
and sportscaster Don Criqui

Did you know besides WGN-AM, these were other Marconi Award winners?

Medium Market Station of the Year: WHO-AM, Des Moines
AC Station of the Year: WBEB-FM, Philadelphia

Major Market Personality of the Year:
Matt Siegel, WXKS-FM, Boston

Oldies Station of the Year:
WMXJ-FM, Miami

Spanish Format Personality of the Year: Alberto Alegre, KSAH-AM, San Antonio

Large Market Station of the Year:
WIBC-FM, Indianapolis

CHR Station of the Year: WVAQ-FM, Morgantown, W. Va.
Small Market Station of the Year: WJBC-AM, Bloomington, Ill.

Sports Station of the Year: WGR-AM, Buffalo
Large Market Personality of the Year: Bill Cunningham, WLW-AM, Cincinnati

Country Station of the Year:
KYGO-FM, Denver

Network/Syndicated Personality of the Year: Dave Ramsey

Spanish Station of the Year: KLVE-FM, Los Angeles
Small Market Personality of the Year: Lacy Neff, WVAQ-FM, Morgantown, W. Va.

Religious Station of the Year: KLTY-FM, Dallas
Major Market Station of the Year: WBEB-FM, Philadelphia

Rock Station of the Year: KQRS-FM, Minneapolis
Medium Market Personality of the Year: Van & Bonnie, WHO-AM, Des Moines

Urban Station of the Year: WJMZ-FM, Greenville, N.C.
Legendary Station of the Year: KKOB-AM, Albuquerque

Did you know that you could cast a spell with a click of the mouse?

5 Ridiculous Ancient Beliefs (That Thrive on the Internet)

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Here in the information age every one of us is a few keystrokes away from all the discoveries and wisdom that built modern civilization. Yes, long gone are the dark days of magic and mythology, when men worshiped the stars and paid witches and warlocks to cast spells on their enemies...

Oh, are they?

Oh, wait. Sorry, it turns out the witches and warlocks just moved their operation to the Internet. And raised their prices.

All you have to do is pull up your browser and search for...


Are you suffering from ill fortune? Is life getting you down? Want revenge on your boss? The power of Voodoo is here to help!

What's that? You think poking Voodoo dolls to get back at your enemies is a ridiculous ancient tradition practiced only by low-budget horror movie villains with fake accents? You're behind on the times, friend. This is 2009, and a quick look at suggested Google searches shows the Voodoo business is a boomin':

There are Voodoo news groups, Google groups, online shops, how-to guides, you name it. Holy crap! How do we get started?

Well a quick check of the Wikipedia page lets us know that we would need a gris-gris, or voodoo doll, for most spells. Pausing only to take a quick shot of our own brand of cure-all, Jack Daniels and sterno on ice, we sprang into action. Googling Voodoo dolls soon got us all the information we needed.

Corporate gifts?

You can buy pre-consecrated Voodoo dolls online, complete with an instruction manual on how to use them, for $20 to $100. What could be more convenient for today's frenetic lifestyle?

Meanwhile, Voodoo spell kits are also popular sale items. Costing $38 a pop, they are one-shot spells that have to be disposed of within 24 hours of casting, though this clashes a bit with the one year unconditional guarantee offered by the site.

What, you still think this whole thing is a money-making scam for stupid people? Then, you haven't read the testimonials!

Hmm... we hate to be pedantic here, but the "retrieve a lover" spell didn't actually work, right? You got a new one instead. Eh, probably just as good.

See? For only $200 worth of spells, her lover came back to her! Or, the ex realized he was going to have to go through the whole "find a woman to have sex with" thing again and cut his losses.

Nearly every page started with a stern warning not to take this lightly. gave us this particularly useful bit:

"Voodoo dolls are not something to take lightly. Whether you believe in the faith behind the tradition of making Voodoo dolls or not, you may want to take precautions before making these dolls."

No, it never explains what the precautions are. Hell, all we're doing is casting magic spells here, surely a little common sense will guide us through!

Ghost Hunting

Don't believe in ghosts? Well have you thought maybe it's because you're just not very good at hunting them? Fortunately the 21st century has given us advanced ghost-hunting tactics that our primitive, superstitious ancestors would never have dreamed of!

Type "Ghost h" into Google and it'll take over from there:

The logical place to start, we found, was with The International Ghost Hunters Society. Started and run by David and Sharon Oester, they offer a three-part certification course on ghost hunting.

Yes, certification. Look, if you walk into the Human Resources office of a major ghost hunting firm, you better have a certification in hand or you're getting laughed out of there.

Fortunately, for only $250, that certification can be yours! If that is not sufficient, an extra $50 will get you the course materials to become a certified dimensional shifter. Which... actually sounds more useful (you'd be God, right?)

But don't even think about going into the field without the right tools, unless you want to end up with severe ghost... burns or whatever happens when you mishandle ghosts (if you're prepared you won't have to find out, will you?).

Head on over to the Ghost Hunter Store and pick up some pieces from their mind-boggling selection of equipment. There's a Ghost Meter for only $29.99:

Holy water for just $3.50:

And Geiger Counters for detecting, uh, ghost radiation:

Once you've hunted down your ghost, don't forget to take some incredibly blurry pictures for the Internet!


Astrology has been around pretty much as long as humanity has. It is the study on how stars influence the daily lives of one species on a tiny planet 10,000 light years away.

When we saw there were 39.6 million results for astrology...

...we were encouraged. After all, that's fewer than the 40.2 million you get for "astronomy." Then we noticed that "astrological signs" had 57 million.

Hell, you can get 4.5 million on "sexual astrology" alone:

So how can you unlock the amazing power of astrology? Well you can get a series of qualifications from the International Academy of Astrology at $100 and up per course. That's cheaper than a community college!

But of course this is 2009, and if you can't use the power of your PC to help you find love in the stars, why the hell do you even have it? Luckily, you can buy "professional" astrology software for just $400.

Damn, that seems kind of pricey when we can get Astrology for the Nintendo DS for just $19.99.

Hell, for that matter The Only Astrology Book You'll Ever Need is just $13.57 on Amazon. But be warned. From the customer reviews comes this scathing two-star critque:

"...the section on synastry, or chart comparison, which is bad to the point of being harmful."

That's right. Do astrology wrong, and the stars will give you bad advice.

Did you know that Michigan second in deer crashes?

Did you know that Michigan is ranked second in deer crashes?

Michigan ranks second in the country for deer-car crashes.

Did you know that West Virginia is ranked number #1 because of large populations of the animals, according to a recent report from State Farm Insurance.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Did you know that Kelly Rutherford is on Gossip Girl?

Did you know that Kelly Rutherford real name is, Kelly Deane Melissa Rutherford?

Did you know that She is an American actress.

Megan Lewis on Melrose Place from 1996 to 1999.

Gossip Girl and Lily van der Woodsen on from 2007 to the present.

Did you know that she also worked on Generations starting as Stephanie "Sam" Whitmore.

Did you know that Rutherford was born November 6, 1968 in Elizabethtown, Kentucky.

She is the daughter of Ann Edwards, a model and writer, [1] who is divorced from Rutherford’s father. She has a younger brother, Anthony, and two younger sisters, Courtney and Lindsey.

Rutherford was married to Carlos Tarajano from June 30, 2001, to January 11, 2002. In summer 2001, shortly after her wedding, her then-31-year-old husband had an unexpected cardiac arrest–he recovered. She left Tarajano a week before an InStyle Special on celebrity weddings that included footage of their wedding.[2]

Rutherford married her second husband, German businessman Daniel Giersch (b. 1973), in August 2006. She gave birth to their first child, a boy named Herm├ęs Gustaf Daniel Giersch on October 18, 2006 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. Kelly and her husband are currently expecting their second child, due June 2009.[3] On December 30, 2008, Kelly filed for divorce from Giersch.[4] She cited irreconcibale differences on the paperwork, which was submitted to a judge at Los Angeles Superior Court.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Did you know that three US presidents won the Nobel Peace Prize?

Did you know that these three US presidents won the Nobel Peace Prize?

Theodore Roosevelt (1906)

Woodrow Wilson (1919)

Jimmy Carter Jr (2002)

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