Thursday, June 20 Who is box office gold? Who has been in the most movies that have made the most money? A lot depends on how you do the math. You can make a case for Samuel L. Jackson, thanks to his work with Spielberg, "Star Wars" and Marvel Comics. You …Read more. Wednesday, June 19 Mattress tags that warn "do not remove under penalty of law" have spooked customers for years, but a close read reveals that the warnings are actually meant for salespeople and manufacturers. Customers have a right to know what's in the …Read more. Tuesday, June 18 Ella Fitzgerald was performing "Mack the Knife" in Berlin in 1960 when she forgot the lyrics partway through. Happily, it's jazz. So you can just improvise or maybe even try some scat singing. That's what she did. And far from being a …Read more. Monday, June 17 Chinese checkers is neither Chinese nor checkers. It is an American version of Halma, a British game with a Greek name that means "a leap." Interestingly, the game was introduced to China by the Japanese. There is a game called Chinese …Read more.more articles
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Richard Pryor's first film was going to be "Uncle Tom's Fairy Tales," about a white man on trial for raping a black woman. Yikes. Not surprisingly, the film, directed by Penelope Spheeris, never saw release, and it may be gone forever. Pryor's first wife apparently shredded most of the only negative, although a small bit of it appeared in a 2005 retrospective when the Directors Guild of America honored Pryor. This led to Pryor suing Spheeris and his own daughter, Rain. The suit was still pending when Pryor died in 2005.
Steven Schirripa wrote "A Goomba's Guide to Life." You may remember him as the goomba Bobby Bacala on what TV show?
A) "All in the Family"
B) "Everybody Loves Raymond"
C) "Jersey Shore"
D) "The Sopranos"
Previous answer: Look back in anger.
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