BELIEVE IT OR NOT. . . - page 4

This is a variation of the older thread "Did you know...", or "Do you know...". I thought that thread was a lot of fun, and feel there are still so many odd or funny things going on in the world... Read More

  1. by   Davey Do
    Quote from No Stars In My Eyes
    "One first-class stamp, please."
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  2. by   amoLucia
    There's a TV commercial on now for some memory enhancement supplement.

    Didja' ever wonder how they think up those products?!? Like a big table full of research honchos and someone says "oh, let's check out jellyfish jelly". ???

    And could someone explain that IKEA store commercial where the lady checks out her receipt and runs to her hubby yelling "start the car, start the car, start the car". I don't get it!
  3. by   No Stars In My Eyes
    Yeah, Like I'm going to take jellyfish goo for my brain. I am suspicious of weird stuff like that!
    Like the infomercial with an actress/model who still looks 18 thanks to Dr Somebody who has discovered a RARE melon (cantaloupe) grown ONLY in a very small, very far away hidden corner of the Italian countryside. That particular melon takes longer to rot than your average cantaloupe, so ONLY the whatever NATURAL aspect of said melon can be used for this VERY EXPENSIVE miraculous facial treatment line, will work the wonders on your face.
    Good Gawd A'mighty!
    My dermatologist told me long ago that if I washed my face with good ordinary mild soap and rinsed it really well, then while my face was still wet, spread about two teaspoonfuls of castor oil on my face, let it sit 10 minutes, then blot it off, it would be just as effective and much less expensive than any Big Brand face products.
    And it was.
    Unfortunately when I went through menopause and severe clinical depression, I literally quit washing my face every day and only washed it when I showered, which I MIGHT have been able to do once a week if I forced myself. I really think those years down in the hole of lack of self-care did my complexion no favors. I ought to go back to that regimen, come to think of it.

    Well! THAT just poured out from brain to keypad, didn't it!

    Not having seen the IKEA ad, I'm not really sure, but perhaps the lady was thinking she'd been undercharged and wanted to get gone before they discovered their mistake?
  4. by   amoLucia
    I've watched that IKEA commercial several more times since I don't subconsciously tune it out any more. I think the lady comes out of an IKEA already as you can see the bottom of the blue letters I & K when she runs to the car where hubs is sitting. I just don't understand what she's yelling about.

    Now I do like the Domino's pizza commercial where Domino's offer 'insurance' for carry out pizzas. When the snowy tree falls on his car, the guy is relieved that the pizza is OK. But then he slips on the icy sidewalk carrying the pizza to the house. Now that was a clever idea! FUNNY!

    But the best one so far still has to be the 'Running of the Bulldogs'. Ran some time back.

    Another odd one is the psoriasis cream where the last character, an 11 or 12yo boy comments that the cream 'has NO STERIODS'. Yeah, like an 11yo boy worries about steroids in a cream! (I take this back if it is a real concern for some real 11yo boys who are savvy enough to even know about steroidal creams.


    I'm actually looking to start a face moisturizing cream. I am DRYING OUT! I've never been one of those 'fluffy' kind to goopy up myself, even as a teenager. So I do watch that exotic melon commercial (and others) and laugh. But the commercial I have watched is one that stars Pauley Pierette (something like that). She plays the forensic agent Abbey on NCIS. She's 46 and the pix they show of her do seem interesting. There's some controversy about her leaving the series because she was starting her own cosmetic line, which somehow violated her contract with NCIS. I don't think she'd be one to jeopardize her NCIS career, but those pix are convincing. She might be on to something.

    Also, I don't want her to leave NCIS - it's my fav TV show.

    I was watching an early Cleopatra with Vivian Leigh. She was so gorgeous; and so was Loretta Young (The Bishop's Wife). But Gene Tierney, now she is all-time gorgeous. She's my Mrs Muir fav. I'd add a young Elizabeth Taylor and a young Lucille Ball -pre I Love Lucy).
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  5. by   Phil-on-a-bike
    A two-parter, for your 'Believe-it-or-Not' entertainment:

    My colleague regaled me with this mind-blower this morning. I was duly impressed...

    1 (Q): What was true on New Year's Eve past, which will not happen for another thousand years?

    (A): Every adult in the world was born in the 20th century... and every child in the world was born in the 21st century!

    BUT...

    After a moment's reflection I pointed out that....

    2: for much of the world - it's NOT the 21st century!

    For 1.6 billion Muslim and 50 Muslim countries: it's 1439.

    For 1.4 billion Chinese, it's 4715.

    For 300 million Eastern Orthodox Christians, it's 1734.

    Jewish? Best wishes for 5778. Japanese? Happy Heisei 29. Etc, etc.


    Both points fun to ponder upon, I thought!
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  7. by   No Stars In My Eyes
    Hey! Welcome back to this site Phil!
    *I* am duly impressed by what you came up with after a moment's pondering! That isn't meant to be snide, it's just that not one iota of that would never in a million years have occurred to me!

    Are you (maybe not so) secretly, a Statistics Freak?

    Personally, my brain is filled with inconsequential, useless bits of 'information' that serve no purpose but to amuse me!

    For instance, 20 years ago I memorized a friend's dog's name:
    "Sir Bernard O. Wellington Cedric Frederick Franklin Edwards, Sr., Grand Bohemian Statesman of Yale.
    They called him "ED"

    You might say I am easily entertained!
  8. by   amoLucia
    I can remember birthdays from long ago - people that I haven't seen or even heard about in some 50 years or more. I just remember those dates.

    And re this brutal frigid weather - TV hosts are reporting cold weather precautions of layering clothes and wearing protective gloves & headwear. Then you notice that the guy IS NOT wearing a hat!!! Yah, he's got earmuffs on but NO hat. Seems like the gals are OK with hats. Like who cares about a bad hair day in this kind of weather!

    Saw a real BELIEVE IT OR NOT scene on TV. A small suburb outside of Boston. The street was flooded and was under feet of water. The water froze into a 'pond' and any cars parked on the street were frozen in the 'pond' up to the car roofs. Like they are all partially submerged and frozen!!!

    Some sad stories coming out about pets being left outside - one dog's BEAUTIFUL 8 puppies froze to death after being born outside. Now that's just something too hard to BELIEVE OR NOT!!!
  9. by   No Stars In My Eyes
    Quote from amoLucia
    I can remember birthdays from long ago - people that I haven't seen or even heard about in some 50 years or more. I just remember those dates.

    And re this brutal frigid weather - TV hosts are reporting cold weather precautions of layering clothes and wearing protective gloves & headwear. Then you notice that the guy IS NOT wearing a hat!!! Yah, he's got earmuffs on but NO hat. Seems like the gals are OK with hats. Like who cares about a bad hair day in this kind of weather!

    Saw a real BELIEVE IT OR NOT scene on TV. A small suburb outside of Boston. The street was flooded and was under feet of water. The water froze into a 'pond' and any cars parked on the street were frozen in the 'pond' up to the car roofs. Like they are all partially submerged and frozen!!!

    Some sad stories coming out about pets being left outside - one dog's BEAUTIFUL 8 puppies froze to death after being born outside. Now that's just something too hard to BELIEVE OR NOT!!!
    I just want to pummel and shake and toss those owners out in the snow nekkid and see
    how THEY like it!

    My sister sent me the news videos of the "cahs in Reveah" being frozen solid in the flooded road, with the windshield wipers sticking straight up... like that's going to be making a difference at this point!

    "Yah, the cah's a totally wicked-waste, but the wipahs are still good."
  10. by   amoLucia
    NSIME - must be the same story I saw.

    And re that dog with the loooong name. By any chance was he a purebred, pedigree show dog? They seem to name those dogs with long names. I guess it has something to do with their sires.
  11. by   No Stars In My Eyes
    Quote from amoLucia
    NSIME - must be the same story I saw.

    And re that dog with the loooong name. By any chance was he a purebred, pedigree show dog? They seem to name those dogs with long names. I guess it has something to do with their sires.
    Well, fact of the matter was the dog was a 2 year old scruffy mutt who adopted this person, and they felt he should have a very important, impressive name so he could walk proudly among other dogs knowing he was just as good as,if not better than, any high-falutin' purebred. But they called him "Ed" because he was modest, noble, and "a real 'normal' good guy."

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