One should Floss regularly.

24 June, 2010
Rat Fink

You can get lost at Mental Floss. (I used to have a subscription, and I regret letting it lapse. I have those mags lying around somewhere.) But beware: MF is addictive. You sit down to have a look at 8 a.m., and before you know it, it’s 10:00 and the dog’s bugging you to go out. But that’s likely just me, trivia hag that I am.

Daughter-in-law Helen recently sent me a link from CNN that drew on a Mental Floss article listing the real names of fictional characters. The only one on the list that wasn’t new to me was Barbie (we were born in the same year, you know). Very interesting about the name of the Man in the Yellow Hat from the Curious George books…I recognized it instantly — it’s Gary Ewing!

Other interesting time-wasters include:

But whatever you do, don’t click on the Amazing Fact Generator. You’ll miss dinner.

Speaking of comeuppance…

If you wear a studded bikini to a major league baseball game, then become enraged when someone notices you, and then wear Frankenstein boots out in public…

…karma may pay you a visit.

Happy Thurnsday…now get off this box and get some work done. :-)

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24 June, 2010 10:31 am

OK.. I feel like such a shmoo… but who was that tall vixen in the Frankenstein boots?


24 June, 2010 10:36 am

Was that Lady Ga Ga?? That silly girl :)))

I clicked on all of your links–bring back the 3 flavors of 3 Musketeers! Yeah baby!!

Also clicked on the Fact Generator–read a few then stopped. Want to have dinner tonight *heheheh*


24 June, 2010 2:10 pm
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No no silly! YOU said that if we go to the fact generator that we will never stop and miss dinner–I stopped so I could have dinner :)))) Never miss a meal !!! Cool site, I like factoids too :)))


24 June, 2010 10:45 am

This is not the MLB game that she was kicked out of the yankees clubhouse, is it?


24 June, 2010 2:12 pm

PS I don’t like reading stuff like this about Lady Ga Ga–why does she feel a need to do stuff like this???? I find her really interesting but not when she does stupid stuff……