I laughed pretty hard yesterday when I heard Craig Miller of The TICKET playfully ask a question about the actor that played Tatu on ‘Fantasy Island’ – “Was he the one that played Short Round in the Bond movies?” – There are so much pop-culture inaccuracies in that sentence (confusing the midget actor for the Indiana Jones child character with the Bond villain Oddjob), but at the same time, it’s almost something you’d think a grandparent would say.
Speaking of ‘Fantasy Island’, there’s going to be a remake. This one will have a female lead and be based in San Francisco. Here are a few things I pulled from Wikipedia about the show while trying to refresh my memory about it:
I forgot there was a lot of mystery behind the Mr. Roarke character, sometimes hinting he was either God, Satan, or immortal.
Each guest paid $50,000 (about $196,000 in 2014 dollars) in advance for the fulfillment of their fantasies, but sometimes exceptions were made and it was free, or they thought they won the fantasy in a contest.
Tatu wasn’t part of the last season and was basically replaced by the man that played Mr. Belvedere.
Aaron Spelling admitted the original pitch was a joke
It was revived in 1998 with Malcolm McDowell as the lead role.
That article about the ‘Fantasy Island’ remake also states that CBS will have a Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn series based on modern times.
When it comes to cleaning my gas grill, I fear the wire brush bristle flying off and then accidentally getting stuck in my food and digested. Other than cleaning the grates with a ball of aluminum foil, I don’t know of any alternatives.
Texas Monthly – The Top 25 New and Improved BBQ Joints in Texas – When I first read the article I was shocked Pecan Lodge wasn’t on the list, and then I realized I failed to actually read the words “New and Improved” in the title. I visited Cattleack Barbecue last week, and it’s on the list. Both Austin and DFW have five that makes this list.
Imgur – Frustrated with the current field of presidential candidates (particularly on the GOP side), my Anglophile friend wrote a trolling letter to the Queen, asking her to take the US back. To our shock, they actually dignified him with a response.
I like this example Wikipedia uses for Simpson’s paradox – In both 1995 and 1996, Justice had a higher batting average than Jeter did. However, when the two baseball seasons are combined, Jeter shows a higher batting average than Justice.
When reading this article, the following sentence stopped me down and made me question if the word “former” shouldn’t have been included. – A former Tarleton State University professor resigned after a report that he participated in a ritual in which he pierced his pectorals and hung from a tree in the presence of students. – I think “former” makes it redundant and confusing. The professor only becomes “former” after he resigns. To me, it reads as if a professor that once taught there resigned; however, he would have to actually be working there in order to resign which wouldn’t make him a former professor. Gosh, I’m confusing myself trying to explain it. As you know, English and grammar is not my strong suit, I relate with Ralph Wiggum.