“I am constantly amazed by Tina Fey, and I am Tina Fey,” said Tina Fey, the first female head writer for SNL. She started her career working at The Second City in Chicago. In 1995, she made the move to Studio 8H as a writer then the anchor of Weekend Update with Jimmy Fallon. This lead to her writing the script for Mean Girls. She worked with Linsey Lohan pre-trainwreck.
Eventually, Tina hit prime time with 30 Rock, a workplace comedy about a late-night television show.
She is perhaps best known for her impersonation of Sarah Palin, the former governor of Alaska.
Some of the words Tina has uttered over the airwaves are:
“A Harvard Medical School study has determined that rectal thermometers are still the best way to tell a baby’s temperature. Plus, it really teaches the baby who’s boss.”
“Being a mom has made me so tired. And so happy.”
“An interim government was set up in Afghanistan. It included two women, one of whom was Minister of Women’s Affairs. Man, who’s she have to show her ankles to to get that job?”
Her next major role will be in Anchorman: The Legend Continues.
Here’s a video collection of some of Fey’s best moments as Liz Lemon, her character from NBC’s 30 Rock.
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“A lot of people ask me what my favorite episode of Full House was. I always tell them: it was the last one,” is a quote from today’s birthday boy Bob Saget.
At one time, he was on two television programs in the 1980s. He was part of the cast of Full House and the host of American’s Funniest Home Videos. These wholesome shows must have somehow warped his brain, because Bob is now considered one of the dirtiest comics working the circuit.
His stand-up act is so filthy that I couldn’t find one instant that could be reprinted without offending someone. His HBO comedy special That Ain’t Right is about disgusting acts done to farm animals. The it goes off the deep end into dark material.
He said that if he did the act without all the expletives, it would have been 40 seconds long. On performing for college audiences, Bob said, “They go nuts. They flash their boobs. And that’s just the guys.”
His most recent gig is the narrator on How I Met Your Mother. To get an idea of how Bob Saget’s mind works, check out the 2005 documentary film The Aristocrats. It is the most nauseating telling of the joke one could ever imagine.
At the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety‘s Vehicle Research Center, crash test dummies take the place of human occupants as test vehicles are crashed in order to test how safe vehicles are and how to make them safer. If you’ve ever walked away from a car crash, then chances are that a crash test dummy is at least partially responsible for it.
This video explores the types of dummies the Institute uses for these driving tests, how they are calibrated, and the technology they contain for gathering information.
“Inside IIHS: Crash test dummies at work” is the first in a series of videos offers a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the work of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s Vehicle Research Center.