LAST WORD

WITH MARTY SMITH

The Advertiser - - WEEKEND EXTRA -

(1) Laugh­ter is the best medicine: Who takes care of the farm when the farmer is sick? The phar­ma­cist. (2) Tabloid head­line: “Time cap­sule buried in 1895 opened up – and a live cat jumps out”. (3) Coun­try song ti­tle: Why Do You Be­lieve Me When I Tell You That I Love You, When You Know I’ve Been a Liar All My Life? (4) In the Twit­ter­sphere: “There should be an app that tells you which gyms you’d be the most fit per­son at.” – US co­me­dian Fahim Anwar. (5) I am not mak­ing this up: Ac­tress El­iz­a­beth Tay­lor left in­struc­tions that her cof­fin should ar­rive 15 min­utes late for her fu­neral ser­vice. “Wear short sleeves – sup­port your right to bare arms.” – bumper sticker. “I love be­ing mar­ried. It’s so great to find that one spe­cial per­son you want to an­noy for the rest of your life.” – Co­me­dian Rita Rud­ner. 8144 – the num­ber of new Toy­ota Corolla cars sold in Aus­tralia in the first five months of 1994. Never be­lieve any­thing un­til it’s been of­fi­cially de­nied by the gov­ern­ment. To­day is Novem­ber 10, World Science Day for Peace and De­vel­op­ment and the 314th day of the year. There are 51 days un­til the end of the year. On this day: 1932: Ac­tor Roy Schei­der, who died in 2008, was born in Orange, New Jersey. 1962: Ra­dio sta­tion 5AD listed Workin’ For the Man, by US singer-song­writer Roy Or­bi­son, as Ade­laide’s No. 1 hit sin­gle. 1969: Se­same Street pre­miered on US tele­vi­sion. 1978: Peta Peter made her fi­nal ap­pear­ance as weather pre­sen­ter on Chan­nel 10 in Ade­laide. 1993: Dutch sci­en­tists claimed they had dis­cov­ered a way to make rats bi­sex­ual. 2011: US tele­vi­sion host and co­me­dian Co­nan O’Brien tweeted: “Block­buster an­nounced they’re clos­ing all their stores. Now where am I sup­posed to go when I want to be alone?” 2014: “Can some­one tell me where all the money from the River Mur­ray levy is and how it’s spent please?” – from a let­ter by Brett Donaldson, of Gulfview Heights, in The Ad­ver­tiser.

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