Wednesday, May 22 Paul Julian worked behind the scenes at Warner Brothers, painting the backgrounds of the cartoons. He was particularly known for doing urban scenes. But his other claim to almost-fame is that he voiced the Roadrunner. It was an easy gig, since the …Read more. Tuesday, May 21 Polo and jai alai share a particular rule that few other sports would even consider. No left-handed players are allowed. In jai alai, this is because of the three-walled court, which requires bounces off the sidewall, a touch move if you're a …Read more. Monday, May 20 An EGOT is winning an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony. The first British actor to pull this off was John Gielgud. He won an Emmy for the "Summer's Lease" miniseries and an Oscar, oddly enough, for 1981's "Arthur." He won the Tony, …Read more. Saturday, May 18 In 2008, Abby Elliott joined the cast of "Saturday Night Live." This made her the first cast member to be a child of a previous cast member. Yup. The show has been on that long. Her father is Chris Elliott, who had been on the show in 1994-…Read more.more articles
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Gary Dahl won the 18th Bulwer-Lytton contest for deliberately bad writing. He also wrote "Advertising for Dummies." But he is most famous for something entirely different: He invented the pet rock. After listening to friends complain about their real pets, he thought it'd be funny to sell pets that didn't poop, shed or do much of anything. He also included an "instruction book" full of puns. The fad didn't last long in 1975, but it lasted long enough to make him a millionaire.
Malaco sells Swedish Fish, but they're not really fish.
Previous answer: Casablanca literally means "White House."
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