Tuesday, March 23, 2010


~ In geology, a hoodoo is a tall, oddly shaped column or pillar of varying thickness, created by the differential weathering of rocks of varying hardness (I had to find a picture - see below)...Not to be confused with the hoodoo in the song "Born on the Bayou" that the hound dog is chasing - that would be one who charms or brings bad luck to someone.

~ John Wayne wore a toupee in all his films starting with "Wake of the Red Witch" in 1948. He would remove the wig in some movies when he played his character as an older man.

~ Michael J. Fox, as Marty McFly, had to obtain the speed of 88 MPH to activate the time machine in the DeLorean in the 1985 film "Back to the Future."

~ Funny man (not to me) Penn Jillette names his son, born in 2006, Zolton, noting that "it's my wife's maiden name and most importantly, it's the name of Dracula's dog. (Their first child, a daughter, was named Moxie CrimeFighter.)

~ William Shakespeare coined the words eyeball, madcap, and unreal. Eyeball first appeared in "A Midsummer Night's Dream," madcap, in "Love's Labor's Lost," and unreal, in "Macbeth."

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