“Manners, are of more importance than law. . . The law touches us but here and there and now and then. Manners are what vex or soothe, corrupt or purify, exalt or debase, barbarize or refine us, by a constant, steady, uniform and insensible operation like that of the air we breathe in.”
What is the maximum amount of time a total solar eclipse can possibly last?
This week we asked you to tell us the real name of comic Jack Benny and why he picked that as his stage name. His real name, Benjamin Kubelsky, drew the attention of concert violinist Jan Kubelik, who felt a violin-playing vaudeville comic would damage his reputation. Kubelik threatened to sue unless Benjamin changed his name. So he did. To “Ben K Benny.” Unfortunately, another well known entertainer, Ben Bernie, also threatened to sue over the use of that name. So he decided to use “Jack Benny” and keep playing violin and, as they say, the rest is history.
“Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.”
Some of you may remember (or look up) the renown violin-playing comic who, together with his butler-friend Rochester, who had audiences roaring with laughter – facial expressions, comic timing and comedy – for decades. But as you might have guessed, Jack Benny wasn’t his real name. This week we want you to not just tell us his real name, but why he picked “Jack Benny” as his stage name?
Our last trivia question asked you to name six or more things you can wear on your feet that begin with the letter “s”.
Shoes, Socks, Sandals, Sneakers, Slippers, Skis, Snowshoes and Stockings.
“Man’s most enduring stupidity is forgetting what he is trying to do.”
Can you name six or more things you can wear on your feet that begin with the letter “S”? If you name eight, you win the Octopus!
The first couple to be shown in bed together on any prime time television program were Fred and Wilma Flintstone !
“I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them.”