trimph1 wrote:Great stuff!!
Aww, well, erm, shucks, thanks!
vurt wrote:"What brings you to Canada, Mr Behan?" To which Behan is supposed to have replied "Well now, I was in a bar in Dublin and it had one of those coasters, and it said "Drink Canada Dry," so I thought I'd give it a shot." The second story states that he would write a slogan for Guinness if he were given a few crates of the product. The next day, the advertisers from Guinness returned to find the crates empty, surrounded by bits of crumpled paper, and he said "I've got it: 'Guinness makes you drunk.'"
Meffy wrote:Thanks to digitizing old cassettes, at last I know who -- or WHAT -- played the part of "The Alien" in Mac Radio Calhoun's Space: Nineteen Fifty-Six! (Six... Six... Six...) By reversing the obviously backwards audio I learn that the actor's name was "Cheap Studio Prop Number 34." All defensive sound effects up! Fire mylar torpedoes! MAUVE ALERT!!!
Meffy wrote:I have finally identified the houseplant that Millicent brought home from work, then brought back from near-death to thriving condition. Tricky because the species has many different-looking varieties. Ours somewhat resembled Audrey from "Little Shop of Horrors" but without the mouth. It propagates by forming plantlets along the edges of its leaf-shaped stems, then dropping them.
Turns out to be Kalanchoe daigremontiana, aka "Devil's Backbone" or "Mother of Thousands," native to Madagascar. All parts are quite poisonous, deadly to small animals or young children (in South Africa, where it grows wild, it's responsible for a third of all cattle deaths caused by toxic plants).
Into a plastic bag it goes for safety, then into the trash. No way this goes into the compost heap. It would survive and next year's gardens would be full of the stuff. Meh. It looked frightening anyway.