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Andy Warhol Elvis Presley - 42" X 30" poster
Andy Warhol Elvis Presley - 42" X 30" poster
Bob Dylan once traded a $750,000 Andy Warhol painting for a couch. It was, he said, "a stupid thing to do." "Among the superstars invited to be one of Warhol's screen test subjects was none other than Dylan," says cheatsheet.com's Britney Yates. "According to Fred Bals, he was invited by filmmaker Barbara Rubin to do 'two-minute silent movie portraits starring Factory regulars and outside celebrities.' The accounts of the meeting are unclear, but it is said to have been in either 1965 or 1966. "Nonetheless, Dylan is said to have 'sat sullenly staring into the camera for a few minutes and then was either given or appropriated (depending on the teller) a Warhol silkscreen of two overlapping images of ...
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Nederlands: "Top Management Forum" in Hilton Hotel in Amsterdam. Gastspreker professor John Kenneth Galbraith . Credit: Wikipedia user Dijk, Hans van / Anefo (<a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0">CC BY-SA 3.0</a>)

Nederlands: "Top Management Forum" in Hilton Hotel in Amsterdam. Gastspreker professor John Kenneth Galbraith . Credit: Wikipedia user Dijk, Hans ...(more)

"As a boy, I lived on a farm in Canada," economist John Kenneth Galbraith once recalled. "On the adjoining farm lived a girl I was fond of. One day as we sat together on the top rail of the cattle pen, we watched a bull servicing a cow. I turned to the girl, with what I hoped was a suggestive look, saying, 'That looks like it would be fun.' She replied, 'Well... she's your cow.'" 
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Canadian singer Bif Naked at Milan on 3 September 2006. Credit: Wikipedia user kjpm (<a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0">CC BY 2.0</a>)
Canadian singer Bif Naked at Milan on 3 September 2006. Credit: Wikipedia user kjpm (CC BY 2.0)
While walking her aging dogs, a Bichon named Anastasia and a Maltese named Nicolas, to the vet one day, Bif Naked was horrified when, distracted by Nicolas trying to gum someone, she failed to notice that Anastasia was consuming "a great amount of feces that was left on the sidewalk."  "She had it all over her little fluffy white hairy face," Bif later recalled. "She stunk to high heaven." Because she had some in her mouth, Bif started "digging and digging" to get it out. She soon found herself covered in feces, with nothing in her purse to clean up with.  As they finally approached the door of the vet, a disheveled man, who had been following them for a while, approached. "He ...
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Career Achievement Award winner Jason Katims and award presenters Lauren Graham and Ray Romano pose for a photo during the 2014 Voice Awards held on August 13 at Royce Hall on the campus of UCLA. Credit: SAMHSA (Public domain)

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Ray Romano returned home after golf one day and was excitedly greeted by his youngest son, Joe, who was eager to know if he had won the game. Ray told him that, while one can golf with other people, "in most cases you're really just competing with yourself." Despite Ray's explanation, however, Joe continued to ask the question every single time he played. On one occasion, after playing a round on a family vacation, Ray returned to the hotel and found his kids frolicking in the pool, which was packed with children and other parents. "Hey buddy!" Ray called to Joe. "Hey dad!" Joe replied. "I am one lucky father guy," Ray thought to himself. His reverie was soon interrupted, ...
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Al Franken  (1951–)     Alternative names Alan Stuart Franken Description American politician, comedian and writer Date of birth 21 May 1951  Location of birth Manhattan Work period 1973-present Work location United States Authority control : Q319084 VIAF: 86425630 ISNI: 0000 0001 1681 9289 LCCN: no93004145 NLA: 40034595 MusicBrainz: b0a3dda1-2cc0-404e-a26d-cdb3f302eb41 WorldCat creator QS:P170,Q319084 Senator from Minnesota. Credit: Jeff McEvoy, United States Senate Photographer (Public domain)

Al Franken (1951–) Alternative names Alan Stuart Franken Description American politician, comedian and writer Date ...(more)

One day Al Franken and his daughter (then a senior at Harvard) were approached by a nosy politician who, having recognized Franken, asked where the "couple" had met.  Franken's reply? "In the delivery room."
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Thurber in 1954 (<a href=https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/>CC0</a>)
Thurber in 1954 (CC0)
James Thurber was once approached at a cocktail party by a female admirer who declared that his work was even funnier in French. "Yes," Thurber replied, "I always seem to lose something in the original."
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A portrait of the American writer Mark Twain taken by A. F. Bradley in New York, 1907.[1][2][3]. Credit: A.F. Bradley, New York (Public domain)

A portrait of the American writer Mark Twain taken by A. F. Bradley in New York, 1907.[1][2][3]. Credit: A.F. Bradley, ...(more)

Mark Twain was once impressed by the tale of an industrious young man who had been offered a job after he was observed collecting pins which had been dropped on a sidewalk outside a company's offices. Some time later, Twain, intent on working for a certain firm, was seen ostentatiously collecting pins (which he himself had earlier dropped) on the sidewalk facing its windows. Sure enough, having collected several pins, Twain was interrupted by a clerk from the firm. "The boss asked me to tell you to move along," the man explained. "Your idiotic behavior is distracting people working in the office." [Among Twain's patented inventions: an automatically self-adjusting vest strap and a self-pasting scrapbook.]
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Graceland, Memphis, TN
Fat Elvis Shots from the Vegas strip. Flickr photo by Doctor Popular (<a href=https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/>CC BY-SA 2.0</a>)
Fat Elvis Shots from the Vegas strip. Flickr photo by Doctor Popular (CC BY-SA 2.0)
Elvis Presley was famed for his bingeing. As his weight ballooned at the end of his life, the King allegedly began to wear specially-designed mirror glasses—so he could lie down and eat while watching TV.
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Garrick Club, London
Publicity photo for film The Barretts of Wimpole Street (1934). Credit: Clarence Bull (Public domain)
Publicity photo for film The Barretts of Wimpole Street (1934). Credit: Clarence Bull (Public domain)
Gerald Du Maurier once sent fellow actor Charles Laughton a glowing letter, along with a gift—a first edition of a certain book. The book and letter were never acknowledged, or returned. While visiting the Garrick Club one evening some time later, Laughton was introduced by another man to Gerald Du Maurier. "Ah yes, Charles Laughton," Du Maurier drily remarked, "a gentleman who can read—but not write."
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Etihad Stadium, UK
Etihad Stadium in 2016. Wikipedia photo from unknown author (<a href=https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/>CC BY-SA 2.0</a>)
Etihad Stadium in 2016. Wikipedia photo from unknown author (CC BY-SA 2.0)
In November 2003, Manchester City confirmed that they would, after all, be naming one of the stands at their new stadium after legendary midfielder Colin Bell. The naming of the main stand sparked an embarrassing public row after a poll on Manchester City's official website was alleged to have been hijacked by rival fans. City back-room staff feared that rival fans had voted for Bell ahead of former manager Joe Mercer so that they could dub the stand "the Bell End" - British slang for the tip of the penis. "This is a tremendous honor that has been bestowed on me," Bell declared. "I can't thank City fans enough for their continued magnificent support."