J. R. Schwarzenhammer Premium

Originally from southern Indiana; been living in northwestern Indiana since 1978.

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  1. about 9 hours ago on Ripley's Believe It or Not

    And Chernobyl is Ukrainian for Wormwood. Yes, I know, detractors will say that Chernobyl is actually named Artemisia vulgaris, a close relative to true wormwood (Artemisia absinthium). But Artemisia vulgaris looks so similar to Artemisia absinthium that it is often referred to as “wormwood”.

  2. about 10 hours ago on Ripley's Believe It or Not

    Regarding the customer/liquor store clerk reference, this is the only case where I could see those lines occurring in real life.

    As for the tie-in to the Simpsons, according to Dan Castellaneta (voice actor in The Simpsons):

    What movie did ‘Sideshow Bob’ Terwilliger [of The Simpsons] get his name from? ‘The 5000 Fingers of Dr. T.,’ " said Castellaneta, citing a 1953 cult classic. “The character’s name is Dr. Terwilliker, an evil piano teacher. That’s where Matt got the name.” Despite the fact that the names are spelled different and fans have long believed Krusty’s evil sidekick is named after a street in Oregon, the voice of Krusty says he and Groening are both big fans of the flick. - from an article from, July 26, 2003

    Then the boy’s name in the movie is named, Bart. I could not locate a reference linking this with Bart Simpson, I just recall reading that a long time ago.

  3. about 11 hours ago on Ripley's Believe It or Not

    Or way too much attention.

  4. about 12 hours ago on Mutt & Jeff

    Every barber, dentist and surgeon had a first customer… I would be concerned as well.

  5. 1 day ago on Ripley's Believe It or Not

    For a clue, the first line is not spoken by a “customer”, but a doctor. The second line is not spoken by a “liquor store clerk”, but a boy. Hint: both the Doctor and the boy influenced “The Simpsons”.

  6. 1 day ago on Ripley's Believe It or Not

    Wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong!!!

  7. 1 day ago on Monty

    Yep, and the north star is the end of the Little Dipper’s handle.

  8. 1 day ago on Ripley's Believe It or Not

    Customer: “Is it Atomik?” Liquor store clerk: “Yessir, it’s VERY Atomik!” Name the movie which has these two lines. Go!

  9. 1 day ago on Off the Mark

    That guy’s pretty good for just being a white belt (which is the belt color used for beginners).

  10. 1 day ago on Monty

    I can’t see the images in the constellations, either, except for the Big Dipper and the Little Dipper.