Fun_People Archive
17 Jun
WhiteBoardness 6/16/95

Date: Sat, 17 Jun 95 00:56:44 PDT
From: Peter Langston <psl>
To: Fun_People
Subject: WhiteBoardness 6/16/95

Excerpted-from: WhiteBoard News for June 16, 1995

"Had you ever experienced weightlessness before -- I mean, other than when
they handed you that first 'Bosom Buddies' script?"

Interviewer Bob Costas, discussing the "Apollo 13" movie with its star Tom
Hanks.  During filming, Hanks rode the parabola-arcing "Vomit Comet" 700
times -- more than any living astronaut -- to film the realistic
zero-gravity scenes.

San Francisco, California:

California Highway Patrol officials said they will no longer release an
official count of suicides off the Golden Gate Bridge, at least until the
1,000th confirmed death.

The most recent suicide on June 5 was the 997th since the first recorded
suicide in August 1937.

"When we get into the magic number business, we might push someone over,"
psychiatrist Richard Selden said.

New York, New York:

David Letterman has moved the so-called home office of his "Late Show" on

Letterman made good on a promise he made during last Friday's appearance on
CNN's "Larry King Live," when a caller asked whether he could move the home
office to Grand Rapids, Michigan.

The home office has been a staple of the show as the location from where
the Top-10 originates.  Since the show moved to CBS in August 1993,
Letterman has called Sioux City, Iowa, the "home office" because the city's
CBS affiliate had refused to carry the "Late Show."

"Frankly, we're getting a better tax break in Michigan than we were in
Iowa," Letterman quipped.

Gifford Riney, of Bullard, Texas, has filed a lawsuit accusing ex-wife Hilda
Stanley of fraud for concealing her winning Lotto Texas ticket until their
marriage was annulled.  Stanley claimed her $4.3 million prize 137 days
after winning, using her maiden name and refusing to allow use of her

[=] © 1995 Peter Langston []