What I Learned From Magazines This Week

Gillian Anderson believes in ghosts.
(New York, December 28, 2015)

By: Bill Strain

Franz Kafka thought his stories were funny.
(New York, December 28, 2015)


Paul McCartney originally wrote “The Long and Winding Road” for singer Tom Jones.
(New York, December 28, 2015)


Usher would like to be in a book club with Sean Connery and Sponge-Bob Squarepants.
(New York, December 28, 2015)

By: Carrie Kellenberger

Bears have an innate fear of humans.
(New York, December 28, 2015)

Tyler Perry thinks it’s “poetic justice” that he currently lives in a 17-acre compound that formerly belonged to an avid segregationist who took a case against integrating a motel he owned all the way to the Supreme Court.
(New York, December 28, 2015)

Paul Anka’s claim that Tom Jones brought him to an undergroundLondon club in the 1970’s to watch a woman have sex with a sheep, is, according to Tom Jones, not true.
(New York Magazine, December 28, 2015)

By: Tim Green


Captain Kirk (William Shatner) is about to turn 85.
(New York, December 28, 2015)

A single piece of cake from Princess Diana’s wedding is worth $1,375.
(New York, Dec 28, 2015)


If you’re the kind of person who eats a gingerbread man’s head first, you’re a leader. (If you eat the left arm first, you’re creative.)
(Reader’s Digest, December 2015)


By: r e n a t a

Children who spend more time outdoors are less likely to become nearsighted.
(Reader’s Digest, December 2015)

Athletes hoping to boost performance are buying and drinking breast milk.
(Time, January 18, 2016)

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According to Tom Jones, there are people in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame who “wouldn’t know rock and roll if they fell over it.”
(New York, December 28, 2015)

Hoda Kotb’s advice about drinking? “What you stop being happy, it’s time to stop.”
(Time, January 18, 2016)

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13 thoughts on “What I Learned From Magazines This Week”

  1. One of the few albums we had when I was a kid was a Tom Jones LP (my mom’s, I assume). We listened to it a lot, along with Johnny Cash and the Smothers Brothers, so I can bring his voice up in my mind instantly. And I just can’t picture him singing “The Long and Winding Road”. Or watching a sheep have sex.

  2. If I ever run into a bear, I’ll remember that the bear is afraid of me while I’m screaming in tones only a dog can hear and giving myself a heart attack running away from the bear.

  3. The one about athletes and mother’s milk is the breast titbit here. I hear a little nip’ll do wonders for you.

    Was that comment not tasteful? I hope you’re not lack-taste intolerant.

    1. Bill, you should consider leaving your brain to science when you pass on to that great comedy club in the sky. 😉

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