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"A mind lively and at ease" is a blog by a first-generation Russian-Ukrainian immigrant Maria K. (Maria Igorevna Kuroshchepova). An engineer by education, an analyst by trade, as well as a writer, photographer, artist and amateur model, Maria brings her talent for weaving an engaging narrative to stories of life, fashion and style advice, book and movie reviews, and common-sense and to-the-point essays on politics and economy.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

A piece of paper that made my day

Gerry and I had no meetings or conference calls today, so we decided to go work at the Black Bear coffee shop in downtown Hendersonville. Incidentally, if you are ever in Hendersonville, that's like THE landmark around here on par with the Biltmore Estate and Grove Park Inn. If you haven't been to Black Bear you might as well not bother visiting at all.

Anyway, we took the table that has a place to plug in nearby and also happens to be next to the shop's book shelf. On the shelf next to me sat a small piece of paper with some strange and wondrous facts. I started reading and was laughing within five seconds. Upon further inspection, we discovered that the piece fell out of a very old and beat-up copy of The Complete Unabridged Super Trivia Encyclopedia. Considering the amount of fun a portion of a page had generated, I think we should get a copy and suggest you do the same. Here, for your perusal, is the piece that started it all.


Lazarus - The man Jesus Christ raised from the dead. Portrayed by Michael Gwynn in 1962 movie Barabbas

Lazarus and Bummer - Emperor Norton's two dogs

Leap Frog - Theme song of Les Brown's orchestra

Leapin' Lizards - Little Orphan Annie's favorite expression

- Natty Bumppo, hero of novels by James Fenimore Cooper.

The reverse side

Left handed U.S. Presidents - James A. Garfield, Harry S. Truman, Gerald Ford

Left or Right
Right - Eye over which Edgar Bergen's dummy Charlie McCarthy wears a monocle.

Left - Eye over which Rooster Cogburn (John Wayne) wears an eye patch in 1969 movie True Grit.

Left - Eye over which Richard Widmark wears a patch (1966 movie Alvarez Kelly)

Left - Side of face John Boy (Richard Thomas) has a mole (The Waltons)

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