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Doc    Posted 12-01-2004 at 12:45:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
A child was born in Boston, Mass., to parents who were both born in Boston, Mass. The child was not a U.S. citizen. How is this possible?

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The child was born before 1776.


MikeT    Posted 12-01-2004 at 16:46:58       [Reply]  [Send Email]
A bear started out by walking 1 mile south, then one mile east, then one mile north to arrive back at the starting point. What color was the bear?


midway    Posted 12-01-2004 at 17:04:38       [Reply]  [No Email]
I'd say it was white (polar bear)


Salmoneye    Posted 12-01-2004 at 17:24:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
Ayuh...Had to be white...


Or was it Edward Everett    Posted 12-01-2004 at 13:22:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
Kidding, but he was a Bostonian (1822 - 1909). He wrote Man Without a Country. It was made into a movie in 1973, I thought it was a pretty good movie. Powerful story for it's time.


TimV    Posted 12-01-2004 at 19:08:05       [Reply]  [No Email]
If I err not, he was also the orator who gave the "main" speech at the dedication of the Gettysburg cemetary. Spoke for 2+ hours. Memorized his entire speech. Lincoln spoke for less than 3 minutes.......


Alias    Posted 12-01-2004 at 13:35:37       [Reply]  [No Email]
Powerful story for any time. Also, there used to be an actor in Hollywood who was either given that name at birth or chose it for a screen name. Some of the old timers might remember him...Edward Everett Horton. I think it was he that did the voice over for the cartoon dog that had the wayback machine and a side kick named Sherman.

Check me out on that because I may be wrong.


OH Boy    Posted 12-01-2004 at 13:50:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
I think you are referring to a cartoon called 'Underdog'. I remember it from back in the sixtys.


Salmoneye    Posted 12-01-2004 at 15:29:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
Pretty sure he was talking about 'Peabodys Improbable History'...

This was a segment between episodes of 'Bullwinkle'...Peabody was the dog and 'his boy' was named Sherman...Horton did not do the voiceover for Peabody...That was done by one of the co-producers of the show whose name was Bill Scott...This man also did the voices of Bullwinkle, Dudley Do-Right, and Jean LaFoot from the Cap'n Crunch commercials...

Edward Everett Horton was the narrator for the "Fractured Fairy Tales" segment of the 'Rocky & Bullwinkle' cartoon show...The segment was then carried over to 'Hoppity Hooper', and then onto 'Dudley Do-Right'...


Les    Posted 12-01-2004 at 18:14:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
I think Edward Everett Hale was the "narrator" on Fractured Fairy Tales and maybe Aesop's Fables and Peabody's Improbable History.
Was it Edward Everett who spoke at some length on November 19, 1863 in Gettysburg, PA? Of course, what he said has long been forgotten but what Mr. Lincoln said that day has been memorized by generations of school kids, me included!


Salmoneye    Posted 12-01-2004 at 19:06:38       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yes...Edward Everett was the man who spoke before Lincoln...2 hours in the rain...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Everett

However, it was indeed Edward Everett Horton who did Fractured Fairy Tales...There was no narrator for 'Peabody'...It always started with Peabody (Bill Scott) explaining to Sherman where they were 'going' in history...'Aesop and Son' was one of the later additions to the show, and the narrator was Charles Ruggles...

"During one of Rocky and Bullwinkle's five seasons, Ward and Scott gave up on the Fractured Fairy Tales and produced Aesop and Son episodes instead. Though the format of Aesop's fables was similar to the Fractured Fairy Tales (even the new narrator was similar to Edward Everett Horton; Charles Ruggles was born in 1886, just like Horton----and ironically they also both died in the same year)"

Biographical Information:

Edward Everett Horton
Photo from: From the Internet
Birthday: March 18, 1886
Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, USA
Birth Name: Edward Everett Horton Jr.
Date of death: September 29, 1970
Cause of death: Cancer in Encino, California, USA

Also credited as:
Edward Horton

The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show (1961) - Narrator (Fractured Fairy Tales)
Rocky and His Friends (1959) - Narrator (of Fractured Fairy Tales)
The Bullwinkle Show (1959) - Himself (Fractured Fairy Tales Narrator)

My favorite movie with Horton is 'Arsenic and Old Lace', where he plays Mr Witherspoon...

I must admit, that I didn't even know who Edward Everett Hale was (or I didn't remember) till I looked him up just now...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Everett_Hale

I just noticed that Hortons birth date is the same as mine...Other than the year of course...


ron,ar    Posted 12-01-2004 at 17:35:10       [Reply]  [No Email]
you took me back on that one. You musta been using the "wayback machine". I always enjoyed Mr. Peabody.


hey rocky!    Posted 12-01-2004 at 15:33:18       [Reply]  [No Email]
watch me pull a rabbit out of my hat!

hahahaha-

mud


LOL    Posted 12-01-2004 at 16:09:38       [Reply]  [No Email]
Button up my sleeve...

PRESTO

Salmoneye,

I still catch it when I can...


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