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Francis Scott Key

Francis Scott Key is best known for writing our national anthem, The Star Spangled Banner.  According to legend, the music used in the song was lifted from an old bar room ballad. I don’t think it was “100 Bottles of Beer on the Wall”. Francis Scott Key was both a lawyer and a poet, so he…

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Dave Thomas is not Wendy’s Dad

Dave Thomas gained fame by being a part of SCTV, the Canadian sketch comedy show that gave SNL a run for it’s money in the 1980s.  Along with such comedy performers as John Candy, Eugene Levy, Catherine O’Hara, and Harold Ramis, they proved that people from the higher latitudes can bring the funny. Perhaps his…

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5/18 – Happy Birthday, Tina Fey

Tina Fey “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 and then the anchor of Weekend Update with…

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Bob #$%*&#ing Saget

“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…

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Happy Birthday, Kevin in the Hall

Kevin McDonald was a member of the sketch comedy troupe Kids in the Hall.  He and Dave Foley met at the Second City stage in Toronto where they began Kids in the Hall.  Kevin is quoted saying, “Actually I got picked because I was the only one who fit the wedding dress–they had my size.”…

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