I) --1. I was born on November 30, 1929 in Mount Vernon, New York.
--2. I studied speech at Syracuse University, supplementing my studies with work at campus radio station WAER.
--3. In 1953 I moved to Philadelphia to host an afternoon radio show, playing popular vocalists for local teenagers.
--4. By the fall of 1957, my popular TV dance show was picked up nationally by the ABC network.
--5. Seemingly ageless, I've been dubbed "America's oldest living teenager" by TV Guide.
Who Am I?
II) Born July 16, 1911 Died April 25, 1995 Dancer, singer, actress. The best-known aspect of her career is her membership in the most beloved and celebrated dance team in the history of the American musical cinema-- the Fred _____/______ combination that was paired in ten dance musicals. Together, from 1933 to 1939, they made nine films for RKO, managing to keep the financially unstable studio afloat for several years. Her first major success as a dramatic actress was Kitty Foyle, for which she won the 1940 Oscar for Best Actress. Having thus established herself as a solo per- former, she continued to pursue an active career in comedy as well as drama, occasionally returning to the musical format.
Who Am I?
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--Answers to "WHO AM I?" Dick Clark. As host of American Bandstand for more than 30 years, Dick Clark introduced rock 'n' roll music via television to a whole generation of teenaged Americans while reassuring their parents that the music would not lead their children to perdition. With his eternally youthful countenance, collegiate boy-next-door personality, and trademark "salute" at the close of each telecast, Clark is one of the few veterans of the early days of television who remains active after nearly half a century in broadcasting. Clark has also helped found an American Bandstand Diner restaurant chain. Modeled after the Hard Rock Cafe and Planet Hollywood chains, each diner was designed in 1950s style, with photos and music of the greats Clark helped make famous.
II) Ginger Rogers - Dancer, singer, actress. The best-known aspect of the Rogers career is her membership in the most be- loved and celebrated dance team in the history of the American musical cinema--the Fred Astaire/Ginger Rogers combination that was paired in ten dance musicals. Together, from 1933 to 1939, they made nine films for RKO.
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Howdy, After reading the letters, some like your letters and some do not, I have come to the conclusion that your jokes are a bit silly. Let me see,... now.... jokes...silly...hmmmmm... Hey!!!! maybe you're on to something! JG
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You're still writing: "Due to the fact that America & its Allies just completed a just war, all military personnel may receive 'Thought & Humor' FREE..."
You just don't get O-peration I-raqi L-beration, do you. Don't mix politics, econmics and expressions of faith. That's "Religionism" and it occurs under many guises including Islamist extremism as well as creationist pseudoscience.
Thanks for writing.
Wouldn't you say that Iraqi Citizens are much better off today than a year back? You did see all those mass graves where Saddam & Sons tortured & mutilated thousands. Did you happen to catch the program on The History Channel about Saddam & Sons mass brutality. Eliminating that bunch sure fits the description in my book for "JUST".
As far as creationist pseudoscience, check out this: http://www.creationists.org/ Evolution teaches that a cow one day swam out to sea & became a whale (after a few million years). Would you kindly send me a drawing of what the in between stage might have looked like???
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We have a great rivalry in our office and therefore I seek your permission to copy and substitute UF and/or FSU in some of your witty and cutting com- mentaries on the common sense aspects of the graduates of our hallowed state institutions of higher learning. We are about equally split between UF and FSU fans so e-mailing selected bits of wit will be invaluable to keep the rivalry spicy.
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I believe it should be required reading at all state
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fessors. Oh! One other comment: "GO DAWGS!!!"
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Boy what a mess! In discussing the Kobe Bryant matter, the often repeated statement is: "Adultery -- that's not a crime." Sort of makes you long to be back in Colonial times when they forced adulterers to wear a "Scarlet A." Would look nice on Kobe's Lakers shirt. Or on Bill Clinton's golf shirt.
Hang in there, Howdy,
You have proven that I have nothing better to do than read your newsletter. Thank goodness it is superb and with redeeming features of creativity and responsibility. Eh!
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Dear Sir or Ms: As to your questions, I live in ______, Oregon, USA. I don't forward your Thought and Humor as I copy them and place them in a 3-ring notebook. Then I take this notebook to my camping, gold panning, 8-mile roadside clean-up campaigns followed by a potluck, 3 days, 2 nights, geology tours, fishing, boating, etc., along with other stories and jokes placed in that notebook. Every- one seems to enjoy reading my notebook. So thank you very much for your stories, jokes, etc. and for future ones. Why don't you publish a book full of your stories and Jokes? Shouldn't I get a no-prize book if and when you do this? Ha, Ha! Sincerely, Ellen
Howdy, I feel a duty to introduce my friends to “Thought & Humor”. There are too few opportunities for humor and uplifting thought available on the internet. However, I did almost make a serious mistake. The first time I tried to send you an e-mail, I tried simply to reply to “Thought & Humor” and got a message from Yahoo. Had I replied to that e-mail I would have been unsubscribed! That is much too easy! I do occasionally forward your delightful e-mag to unenlightened liberal friends and should I ever have a friend so deranged as to move to the left coast, I would not want them to escape exposure to the truth so easily
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For many years, our family had been going to Ocean City, New Jersey, for vacations and conferences. It's a three-mile boardwalk, it's great Atlantic beaches, and it's family atmosphere. Well, those are all things that we can all get excited about, but something happened over those years at the beach. The beach shrank. Well, not all at once; a little at a time. It just got eroded. Eventually, the city fathers had a major challenge on their hands - to rebuild their bread-and-butter - those beaches that were slowly disappearing!
Some great places have been really damaged by the slow process of erosion. So have some great people. That's why you've got to make the choices that will stop the erosion in your life.
And we've all got a powerful example for that in our word for today from the Word of God in the Book of Daniel, chapter 1, beginning with verse 5. Daniel is one of a handful of promising Jewish young men who have been taken to Babylon after King Nebuchadnezzar's invasion of their land. The king includes them with some of his own Babylonian "first-round draft picks" in a leadership development program that will ultimately propel them to greatness in the kingdom.
Everything was fine until the king, "assigned a daily amount of food and wine from the king's table." This was a special "training table diet" designed to make them into the best physical specimens possible. But that kind of food was totally out of bounds for Jews back then, as defined by the laws of their God. Tough choice here. You're on your way to greatness, and right here at the beginning you're being asked to compromise a little. At stake could be your whole future - maybe even your life if you defied the most powerful man in the world.
But the Bible says, "Daniel resolved not to defile himself with the royal food and wine, and he asked the chief official for permission not to defile himself this way. Now God had caused the official to show favor and sympathy to Daniel." This official was afraid he might be executed if Daniel and his Jewish comrades ended up looking worse than the others. So Daniel persuaded him to allow a ten-day test of an alternate diet of vegetables and water. Long story short, Daniel and company, the Bible says, "looked healthier and better nourished than any of the young men who ate the royal food," and "the king found none equal to Daniel" and his friends.
Now, God may be asking you to risk everything right now on what looks like a very expensive faithfulness. It could really cost you to do what's right, to hold to your convictions, to refuse to compromise your integrity or your purity. You're risking everything on the faithfulness of your God. It's tempting to give in to get ahead ... to get that need met ... to get out of that jam. But with your compromise goes a huge piece of you and the blessing of Almighty God. Resist that eroding tide.
And remember that God's favor is for God's faithful. You may, like Daniel, find yourself in different environments, pressured by different expectations, but you've got to be sure that it's always the same you! You have to "resolve not to defile yourself" - to build an uncompromising wall against even the first step that would take you outside the ways of your God.
In the words of Psalm 4:5, "Offer right sacrifices, and trust in the Lord." In other words, do what's right - even if it's a sacrifice - and trust the Lord for what happens after that. His greatest rewards are reserved for those who will not betray Him, even for another king. Erosion will take what you cannot afford to lose. Stand against that temptation, stand against the tide, and let God give you what you could never have any other way. Ron Hutchcraft
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