April '09

Jun. 9th, 2009 12:17 am
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April '09: 5 - 11

April 5;
TV Show: CSI: NY
Episode: 5.18 - Point of No Return
Goal: 102/400 (25.5% Complete)
About: After the wife of a former member of Mac's team is found dead, the team discovers where the heroin is made.
Quote: "Little Stevie?" -Mac "Who's asking?" -Receptionist "Members of his fan club." -Flack

The sandwich was invented in the 1700's. The Earl of Sandwich was gambling one day and did not want to get up to eat, so he ordered his food in between two slices of bread and that is how the sandwich was invented.

April 6;
TV Show: Chuck
Episode: 2.19 - Chuck Versus the Dream Job
Goal: 103/400 (25.75% Complete)
About: Chuck's life seems to be coming together, his long-absent father has returned and he is about to land his dream job at Roark Instruments. Meanwhile, Lester and Jeff convince Big Mike to send them to NextExpo, which is hosted by Roark Instruments.
Quote: "Yeah. Maybe he's not as crazy as I remembered." -Chuck "Oookay, let's go get your sister married, hunh? Maybe we should...wait until dark, they're... they're tracking my every move. Rat bastards..." -Stephen

An fresh egg will sink in water, but a stale one will float.

April 7;
TV Show: The Mentalist
Episode: 1.19 - A Dozen Red Roses
Goal: 104/400 (26% Complete)
About: CBI investigates the murder of Hollywood movie producer Felix Hanson. Evidence leads to the belief that drugs are involved, but further investigations indicate a connection to a running movie production of a film called "A Dozen Roses".
Quote: "Nice. I could arrest you for that." -Cho "You'll never take me alive, copper." -Jane "Seriously." -Cho "Seriously, it's Marilyn and Charlie. What, do you want to make a comedy arrest, see your name written in the weird news section?" -Jane

The first soup ever made was made from hippo meat.

April 8;
TV Show: Life
Episode: 2.21 - One
Goal: 105/400 (26.25% Complete)
About: Crews continues his search for Reese, who disappeared while working with the F.B.I. In the course of his investigation, he discovers details about a conspiracy against him.
Quote: "They put you away for killing that guy you had that bar with. You did twelve years hard time, and you got fifty million dollars. Now you're eating burgers in the back of a minivan on the run from half the cops in LA. You've made some interesting career choices." -Agent Bodner

If all the salt were to be extracted from the Earth's oceans, you would have enough salt to cover all of the continents five feet deep.

April 9;
TV Show: Bones
Episode: 4.19 - The Science in the Physicist
Goal: 106/400 (26.5% Complete)
About: The team is led to a well-known physics research center after finding a piece of a meteorite in the ear of a victim whose pulverized remains were found in a garbage bag. Meanwhile, Angela's dad returns, seeking revenge on Hodgins.
Quote: "What did I tell you?" -Cam "That we aren't allowed in the same room without supervision." -Hodgins "Why?" -Cam "Because we were ... stupid enough to fire a cannon indoors." -Nigel-Murray

Mexican jumping beans jump because of moth larvae inside the bean.

April 10;
TV Show: CSI: NY
Episode: 5.19 - Communication Breakdown
Goal: 107/400 (26.75% Complete)
About: When an Indian Chief ends up dead on a commuter train, the team is continually surprised by the direction in which the evidence takes them.
Quote: "You got plenty of time on this name search. I mean, the kid's not even here yet. My mom and dad waited six weeks after I was born to name me." -Hawkes "Oh, they waited six weeks to name you Sheldon?" -Danny "Yeah. What's wrong with that?" -Hawkes

Ninety-nine percent of pumpkins sold in the United States are for the sole purpose of decoration.

April 11;
TV Show: Criminal Minds
Episode: 4.20 - Conflicted
Goal: 108/400 (27% Complete)
About: The BAU is called to Texas to investigate a serial killer who is targeting vacationing students on spring break on South Padre Island.
Quote: "Stephen King wrote, 'Monsters are real, and ghosts are real, too. They live inside us. And sometimes, they win.'" -Reid
TV Show: NCIS
Episode: 6.21 - Toxic
Goal: 109/400 (27.25% Complete)
About: Abby has to take over a top secret government mission when their scientist goes missing, but soon realizes things may not be as they seem to be, while the rest of the team worries about Abby's safety.
Quote: "You look pretty good for a dead guy, except for the blood draining from your face." -Abby

On average, a person will spend about five years eating during their lifetime.

April '09

Jun. 8th, 2009 05:18 pm
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April '09: 1 - 4

April 1;
Title: Danger in a Red Dress
Author: Christina Dodd
Rating:
Goal: 11/60 (18 1/3% Complete)
Pages: 400
Genre: Romantic Suspense
About: Home care nurse Hannah Grey is dedicated to her patient, an aging widow still tainted by the financial scandal her late husband perpetrated. She makes Hannah promise that upon her death, she'll right the family's wrongs, and gives Hannah her offshore account's access codes.
But Carrick Manly will do anything to discover where his family's fortunes lie - including kill his own mother. Fearing for her life, and desperate not to betray the widow, Hannah flees. And when Carrick's half-brother, Gabriel, tracks her down in Houston, Hannah must trust her own instincts - and her heart - to survive.
My Thoughts: Hannah is such an easy character to love. She was a great one to end the series with.
Review: click click

TV Show: Life
Episode: 2.20 - Initiative 38
Goal: 098/400 (24.5% Complete)
About: Crews and Seever investigate the death of a California State Representative who is shot and killed in her home. The detectives discover the representative was the force behind a political initiative that would put a comprehensive ban on handguns and cost a gun manufacturing company millions in profit. Crews and Seever work to prove that the representative's political ambitions may have gotten her killed. Meanwhile, Crews questions what Reese might be doing with the FBI.
Quote: "What are you thinking?" -Ted "I'm thinking about what I want and what I need." -Crews "What do you want?" -Ted "I want a peaceful soul." -Crews "And what do you need?" -Ted "I need a bigger gun." -Crews

Daytime dramas are called Soap Operas because they were originally used to advertise soap powder. In America in the early days of TV, advertisers would write stories around the use of their soap powder.

April 2;
TV Show: Bones
Episode: 4.18 - The Doctor in the Den
Goal: 099/400 (24.75% Complete)
About: The team investigates the murder of Cam's former fiancé, whose body was found in the tiger habitat of a safari park. Sweets and Angela hypnotize one of the murder suspects.
Quote: "I thought you would be with Booth." -Bones "Questioning people isn't, really my thing. Most of the time I just wanna ... beat them until they tell me what I wanna hear." -Cam "I know, it gets frustrating and hitting can often be quite effective." -Bones

On average, 81% of Americans 16 years of age and older watch television at least once in a day.

April 3;
TV Show: NCIS
Episode: 6.20 - Dead Reckoning
Goal: 100/400 (25% Complete)
About: Gibbs has to put his personal feelings aside and work with Trent Kort who returns in order to track down a dangerous criminal.
Quote: "In a tragic story of obsessive hobbying turned deadly, an NCIS Agent was discovered in his basement crushed between a large, homemade boat and an even larger bottle of bourbon. Film at eleven!" -Tony

Alcohol beverages have all 13 minerals necessary for human life.

April 4;
TV Show: CSI: NY
Episode: 5.17 - Green Piece
Goal: 101/400 (25.25% Complete)
About: The CSI's will need to pick up the pieces to find a bomber after a pipe bomb goes off. Also Danny has a surprise for Lindsay.
Quote: "Constipation, swelling in the feet. Help getting up from the chair. Constant urination. Wanna switch?" -Lindsay "I already have all that. I just want the time off." -Sid

By federal law, for a noodle to actually be a noodle it must have 5.5 percent egg solids in it, otherwise it cannot be called a noodle.

March '09

Jun. 8th, 2009 02:58 am
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March '09: 22 - 28

March 22;
TV Show: NCIS
Episode: 6.18 - Knockout
Goal: 089/400 (22.25% Complete)
About: The death of a boxer leads Vance to borrow the NCIS team and start investigating his death, while Gibbs digs into Vance's past.
Quote: "You can't make an omelet without breaking some legs." -Ziva "It's supposed to be 'eggs'." -Tony "Cook them yourself!" -Ziva

18% of an Americans income is spent on transportation.

March 23;
TV Show: Chuck
Episode: 2.17 - Chuck Versus the Predator
Goal: 090/400 (22.5% Complete)
About: Chuck is contacted by "Orion", the creator of the Intersect computer. He starts having trust issues and doesn't know who to lean for help. Meanwhile, the Buy More staff needs to protect their newest acquisition from the jealous Beverly Hills branch, not knowing that it was sent by "Orion" and meant for Chuck.
Quote: "I've tried to help you over the years, Jefferson. I've drowned myself trying to help you. But you're a moron. In the end that's what you are. You're a Buy More-on." -Lester

In 1890, Pepsi-Cola was invented by Caleb Bradham and was originally called "Brad's Drink."

March 24;

The are six fictional characters that have stars on Hollywood's "Walk of Fame."

March 25;
TV Show: Life
Episode: 2.19 - 5 Quarts
Goal: 091/400 (22.75% Complete)
About: A co-worker of a coroner is the one suspected of murder in a case while Ted has problems trying to reconnect with his daughter.
Quote: "There's something wrong with him." -Crews "Yeah, he's dead." -Jane "Something else, looks deader." -Crews "Deader?" -Jane "More dead, extra dead." -Crews

In 1960 there were 16,067 gambling slots in Nevada. By 1999, this number rose to 205,726 slots which would be one slot for every 10 people residing there.

March 26;
Title: Dead to the World
Author: Charlaine Harris
Rating:
Goal: 06/60 (10% Complete)
Pages: 291
Genre: Urban Fantasy/Horror/Paranormal Romance
About: When cocktail waitress Sookie Stackhouse sees a naked man on the side of the road, she doesn't just drive on by. Turns out the poor thing hasn't a clue who he is, but Sookie does. It's Eric the vampire--but now he's a kinder, gentler Eric. And a scared Eric, because whoever took his memory now wants his life.
My Thoughts: My favorite of the series so far, then again anything that's mostly Eric would be my favorite. Yum.
Review: click click

TV Show: The Mentalist
Episode: 1.17 - Carnelian Inc.
Goal: 092/400 (23% Complete)
About: The CBI investigates a written threat when the personnel director of Carnelian Inc. plummets to his death at Jane's feet during a skydiving exercise.
Quote: "What's in the bag?" -Lison "Oh. A picnic lunch." -Jane "What's in the bag?" -Lisbon "A bomb." -Jane

Close to 3 billion movie tickets are sold in India every year.

March 27;
Movie: Quantum of Solace
Rating:
Goal: 10/50 (20% Complete)
Genre: Action/Thriller; Espionage
About: Picking up an hour after the events of 2006's Casino Royale, this James Bond adventure finds 007 (Daniel Craig) tracking a traitor who's infiltrated Britain's MI6. The trail leads to Dominic Greene (Mathieu Amalric), the charismatic head of a world environmental agency. Behind this seemingly legitimate facade, Greene runs Quantum, a powerful terrorist organization whose plot to overthrow a Bolivian dictator masks an even more sinister plan.
Quote: "Bond, I need you back." -M "I never left. " -Bond
My Thoughts: Superheros and spies...oh yes, I have a type. I loved this movie. Critics crapped on it a lot for no good reason. I liked the first movie better but that's because I adored Vesper.

Belle from the Disney movie "Beauty and the Beast" makes a cameo appearance in Disney's "Hunchback of Notre Dame."

March 28;
Title: Darkness Revealed
Author: Alexandra Ivy
Rating:
Goal: 07/60 (11 2/3% Complete)
Pages: 384
Genre: Paranormal Romance
About: Two hundred years have passed since Anna Randal gave herself to Conde Cezar in a night of relentless passion. Since then, Anna has become filled with unearthly power she can't begin to comprehend. And the sexy, charming vampire responsible has eluded all of her efforts to track him down, until now...Cezar's blissful encounter with Anna cost him two centuries of penance. But one thing hasn't changed - his body's response to her is as urgent as ever. Now, commanded by the Oracles to keep watch over Anna, Cezar finds himself torn between his need to protect her - and to possess her...Someone wants Anna dead. And as an ancient enemy prepares to wage a terrifying battle, Anna must decide whether to succumb to a dark, burning desire - and accept a destiny that could change the world forever...
My Thoughts: God do I love the men Ivy creates...
Review: click click

TV Show: Criminal Minds
Episode: 4.18 - Omnivore
Goal: 093/400 (23.25% Complete)
About: The BAU travels to Boston when the serial killer from one of Agent Hotchner's first cases, which involved one of the most notorious murderers in the history of New England, returns after 10 years.
Quote: "My wife always said I had a flair for the dramatic." -Rossi "Which one?" -Hotchner
TV Show: NCIS
Episode: 6.19 - Hide and Seek
Goal: 094/400 (23.5% Complete)
About: When a kid discovers a weapon that someone was killed with, the entire family ends up under investigation, as the NCIS team has to find out who was the last one that used the weapon and who got shot with it.
Quote: "This reminds me of the forests I used to have fun in as a child." -Ziva "Find that hard to believe." -Tony "What? That Israel had forests?" -Ziva "No, that you had fun as a child." -Tony

Bugs Bunny was originally called "Happy Rabbit."

March '09

Jun. 7th, 2009 11:54 pm
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March '09: 15 - 21

March 15;
TV Show: Criminal Minds
Episode: 4.17 - Demonology
Goal: 081/400 (20.25% Complete)
About: The BAU investigates a series of deaths involving possible exorcisms in the Washington area that appear to be sanctioned by the Vatican, and SSA Emily Prentiss finds herself personally involved in the case.
Quote: "Is Hotch still here?" -Prentiss "Oh, I'm pretty sure he lives here." -Garcia

It cost the soft drink industry $100 million a year for thefts committed involving vending machines.

March 16;
TV Show: Battlestar Galactica
Episode: 4.18 - Islanded in a Stream of Stars
Goal: 082/400 (20.5% Complete)
About: The rebel Cylons and the Colonial humans react to Hera's kidnapping while the physical condition of the Galactica continues to deteriorate.
Quote: "And you've seen these angels yourself?" -Kara "With alarming regularity." -Baltar "Regularity, that must be important when you're full of crap." -Kara

The first product to ever be scanned with a bar code was Wrigley's gum on June 26, 1974.

March 17;

If Wal-Mart was classified as a country, it would be the 24th most productive country in the world.

March 18;
TV Show: Life
Episode: 2.18 - 3 Women
Goal: 083/400 (20.75% Complete)
About: Crews receives an over-achieving new partner.
Quote: "It's about redemption. It just takes place in prison. " -Nina "Are there any jokes in it? You should ... you should put some jokes in it." -Crews

Approximately 7.5% of all office documents get lost.

March 19;
TV Show: Bones
Episode: 4.17 - The Salt in the Wounds
Goal: 084/400 (21% Complete)
About: Brennan and Booth investigate the death of a 16-year-old pregnant girl who was found buried in a pile of street salt. During their investigation they uncover a high school "pregnancy pact" between the victim and some of her fellow volleyball players.
Quote: "Despite the fact that you aren't a real medical doctor, you have been quite helpful. Thanks." -Bones "Oh you're welcome. Oh and, by the way, you aren't a real medical doctor either." -Dr. Fitt "Ouch." -Booth

Mexico City boasts the world's largest taxi fleet with over sixty thousand taxis running every day.

March 20;
Title: Magyk
Author: Angie Sage
Rating:
Goal: 05/60 (8 1/3% Complete)
Pages: 564
Genre: Fantasy/Children's Lit
About: The seventh son of the seventh son, aptly named Septimus Heap, is stolen the night he is born by a midwife who pronounces him dead. That same night, the baby's father, Silas Heap, comes across a bundle in the snow containing a new born girl with violet eyes. The Heaps take this helpless newborn into their home, name her Jenna, and raise her as their own. But who is this mysterious baby girl, and what really happened to their beloved son Septimus?
The first book in this enthralling new series by Angie Sage leads readers on a fantastic journey filled with quirky characters and magykal charms, potions, and spells. Magyk is an original story of lost and rediscovered identities, rich with humor and heart.
My Thoughts: I really liked the ideas for this book but a good 200 pages could have been cut out.
Review: click click

TV Show: The Mentalist
Episode: 1.16 - Bloodshot
Goal: 085/400 (21.25% Complete)
About: When Patrick is left temporarily blinded after an explosion, he finds himself using unusual methods to investigate the death of a financial advisor that somehow seems to be connected to himself.
Quote: "You'll see. Honesty's best." -Jane "Yeah, honestly, I'd like to kick your butt right now." -Rigsby
TV Show: Battlestar Galactica
Episode: 4.19 - Daybreak: Part One
Goal: 086/400 (21.5% Complete)
About: With Galactica on the verge of falling apart, Admiral Adama readies the ship for what could be its final mission, as Baltar's Six warns that humanity's final chapter is near.
Quote: "Spins and turns. Angles and curves. The shape of dreams half-remembered. Slip the surly bonds of Earth and touch the face of perfection. A perfect face. Perfect lace. Find the perfect world for the end of Kara Thrace. End of line." -Anders

The most dangerous job in the United States is that of a fisherman, followed by logging and then an airline pilot.

March 21;
TV Show: Battlestar Galactica
Episode: 4.20 - Daybreak: Part Two
Goal: 087/400 (21.75% Complete)
About: Admiral Adama leads a group of volunteers aboard the Galactica into a dangerous mission to rescue Hera. With the decrepit condition of the ship, Adama understands that this will likely be the final mission of the Galactica. As the personnel face possible death in the battle, they recall key moments from their time on Caprica before the Cylon holocaust.
Quote: "Just so there'll be no misunderstandings later... Galactica has seen a lot of history, gone through a lot of battles. This will be her last. She will not fail us if we do not fail her. If we succeed in our mission, Galactica will bring us home. If we don't... it doesn't matter anyway. " -Adama
TV Show: Battlestar Galactica
Episode: 4.21 - Daybreak: Part Three
Goal: 088/400 (22% Complete)
About: Despite Anders' success at neutralizing the Cylon gun batteries, Adama's volunteer attack force sustains heavy casualties. Cylon Raiders pursue the Vipers and Centurions board the Galactica. Kara attempts to decipher the meaning of Hera's drawing and rescue the Galactica.
Quote: "So much life..." -Roslin

The revenue that is generated from gambling is more than the revenue that comes from movies, cruise ships, recorded music, theme parks, and spectator sports combined.

March '09

Jun. 7th, 2009 06:28 pm
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March '09: 8 - 14

March 8;
TV Show: Battlestar Galactica
Episode: 4.13 - The Oath
Goal: 073/400 (18.25% Complete)
About: Adama continues with his plan to use Cylon drive technology on Colonial ships. The closer ties between the rebel Cylons and the humans sets off a violent uprising in the fleet.
Quote: "Take it from someone who died once - it's no fun." -Kara
TV Show: Battlestar Galactica
Episode: 4.14 - Blood on the Scales
Goal: 074/400 (18.5% Complete)
About: President Roslin seeks refuge on the Cylon base ship after Tom Zarek and Lt. Gaeta take control of the Galactica. Gaeta is determined to break away from Adama's policy of cooperation with the Cylons but even he is disturbed by Zarek's violent actions.
Quote: "I swear it. I'm coming for all of you!" -Roslin
TV Show: Battlestar Galactica
Episode: 4.15 - No Exit
Goal: 075/400 (18.75% Complete)
About: As Sam Anders recovers from his head injury onboard the Galactica, he begins to remember events from ancient Earth. Meanwhile, the Final Cylon struggles with the fallout from the Final Five's former plans. One of the humanoid Cylons vows to get revenge for being created in the image of Man. Tyrol informs Admiral Adama about the extensive structural damage on the Galactica.
Quote: "My only concern about you is that you're so hell-bent on doing the right thing that you sometimes don't do the smart thing." -Roslin

Every year, 100 million sharks are killed by people.

March 9;
TV Show: Chuck
Episode: 2.16 - Chuck Versus the Lethal Weapon
Goal: 076/400 (19% Complete)
About: When Cole Barker escapes FULCRUM with new information, Sarah and Casey go looking for a man that seems to be behind FULCRUM's plans to build its own Intersect, forcedly leaving Chuck and Barker in a safety bunker, as FULCRUM is still actively searching for them. Meanwhile, Morgan can not find a way of telling Anna that he wants to move in with Chuck instead of her, so Lester and Jeff are encouraging him to find a way of repulsing her.
Quote: "You two lovebirds need to find a nest where you can let the worm wiggle free!" -Cpt. Awesome "Thank you, Devon." -Chuck

The venom of the king cobra is so deadly that one bite can kill twenty people or one elephant.

March 10;

Most snakes have six rows of teeth.

March 11;
TV Show: Life
Episode: 2.17 - Shelf Life
Goal: 077/400 (19.25% Complete)
About: A soldier is stabbed during his leave in Los Angeles; Crews makes a suprising discovery.
Quote: "Oh the lie detector, huh? Do you want to know how to beat that?" -Crews "You can beat a lie detector?" -Dani "Sure, it's easy. You just tell the truth." -Crews

The Australian Brown Snake's venom is so powerful that only 1/14,000th of on ounce is needed to kill a human being.

March 12;
TV Show: Bones
Episode: 4.16 - The Bones That Foam
Goal: 078/400 (19.5% Complete)
About: The team only has a short time to find out what happened to a murdered car salesman before his foaming bones completely disintegrate.
Quote: "Makes me 'King of the Lab.'" -Hodgins "A large percentage of the monarchy are actually mentally handicapped due to inbreeding." -Nigel-Murray "Can't ruin it for me. 'King of the Lab'!" -Hodgins

Police detectives have used snapping turtles to help them locate dead bodies.

March 13;
TV Show: Battlestar Galactica
Episode: 4.16 - Deadlock
Goal: 079/400 (19.75% Complete)
About: Ellen returns to the Colonial Fleet with Boomer. Although Ellen is initially overcome with joy at seeing Saul Tigh again, she becomes troubled by the relationship between Tigh and Caprica Six. Ellen also learns that some of the Cylons want to leave the Colonial Fleet behind. Meanwhile, Baltar uncovers a dangerous situation among the civilians on the Galactica.
Quote: "Please, do not tell me I was your mental porn. That's just sad!" -Ellen
TV Show: Battlestar Galactica
Episode: 4.17 - Someone to Watch Over Me
Goal: 080/400 (20% Complete)
About: Kara befriends a piano player who reminds her of her father. She also receives a mysterious drawing from young Hera Agathon. "Boomer" faces punishment for her support of Cavil in the Cylon civil war. She reconnects with Chief Tyrol and shares her visions of a peaceful life on Picon. However, her life on Galactica is much less tranquil.
Quote: "Listen, you may feel like hell. But, sometimes, lost is where you need to be. Just because you don't know your direction doesn't mean you don't have one." -Pianist

A blue whale's tongue is so large that fifty people could stand on it.

March 14;
Movie: Cars
Rating:
Goal: 09/50 (18% Complete)
Genre: Animation/Family
About: Prepare to peel out with this revved-up animated adventure featuring classic automobiles, plenty of fender benders, guffaws galore and a Route 66 road trip with a crew that doesn't make pit stops. The star-studded voice cast includes Paul Newman, Owen Wilson, Bonnie Hunt and Cheech Marin. Nominated for the Best Animated Feature Oscar, Cars won Best Animated Film in the first category of its kind at the 2007 Golden Globes.
Quote: "McQueen and Sally parked beneath the tree... K-I-S-somethin'-somethin'-somethin'-T. " -Mater
My Thoughts: Not my favorite Pixar movie but definitely still a movie everyone should see.

Whale eyes are the size of a grapefruit.
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February '09: 22 - 28

February 22;
TV Show: CSI: NY
Episode: 5.15 - The Party's Over
Goal: 061/400 (15.25% Complete)
About: Stella attends a fund raising event and a crime scene at the same time. Mac meets a new foe.
Quote: "You did the unpopular thing." -Stella "Me? That's my MO, right?" -Danny

Just like fingerprints, every cats nose pad is different.

February 23;
TV Show: Chuck
Episode: 2.14 - Chuck Versus the Best Friend
Goal: 062/400 (15.5% Complete)
About: When Anna's new boyfriend turns out to be connected to the Triads, Chuck is ordered to spy on him by becoming his friend, thereby endangering his friendship with Morgan. Meanwhile Jeff and Lester want to perform at Ellie and Devon's wedding with their band called "Jeffster!"
Quote: "Does it shock you that 80% of my encounters with women have been completely without their knowledge?" -Jeff "Honestly, I'm more surprised by the other 20%, Jeff." -Chuck

The majority of cats do not have any eyelashes.

February 24;
TV Show: NCIS
Episode: 6.17 - South by Southwest
Goal: 063/400 (15.75% Complete)
About: When a fellow agent is murdered, the NCIS teams heads into the desert to locate a woman who might hold the answer to the mystery murder.
Quote: "Ohhh, can you get nerve damage in your buttocks?" -Tony "You're gonna feel worse in the morning." -Gibbs

Sailors once thought that wearing a gold earring would improve their eyesight.

February 25;
TV Show: Life
Episode: 2.16 - Hit Me Baby
Goal: 064/400 (16% Complete)
About: Crews investigates a brutally murdered man, and it leads him all the way to Claudia, an uncatchable hit woman. Meanwhile, Reese is polygraphed by the FBI before joining a Task Force.
Quote: "Is it a new car?" -Tech Support "No. Yes. No. No, I mean it used to be my car but then I gave it to this girl. Then I got another car, but then I wanted this car back because the other one was full of bullet holes and people kept telling me I shouldn't be driving a car full of bullet holes. So I bought this one back, but she painted flowers on it. I had the flowers taken off and now the phone won't sync up." -Crews

In World War II, the German submarine U-120 was sunk by a malfunctioning toilet.

February 26;
TV Show: Leverage
Episode: 1.13 - The Second David Job
Goal: 065/400 (16.25% Complete)
About: Nate attempts to reform his fractured team after coming out of hiding to directly challenge Sterling and Blackpoole by stealing both David statuettes. However, the stakes are high and could result in the incarceration of his friends.
Quote: "Grifter, hitter, hacker, thief. You're all trying to solve your version of the crime instead of just trying to...solve the crime. There's a reason we work together." -Nate

Some desert snails have been known to sleep for three to four years.

February 27;
TV Show: Burn Notice
Episode: 2.15 - Sins of Omission
Goal: 066/400 (16.5% Complete)
About: Michael's ex-fiancée seeks his help in freeing her son, who was kidnapped by a black market dealer named Brennen. Meanwhile, Michael has to get to Victor, the guy who tried to kill him.
Quote: "I left her because you don't marry someone when you love somebody else." -Michael

In 1916, an elephant was tried and hung for murder in Erwin, Tennessee.

February 28;
TV Show: Criminal Minds
Episode: 4.16 - Pleasure Is My Business
Goal: 067/400 (16.75% Complete)
About: The BAU is called to Dallas to investigate when a serial killer lures and kills high-powered executives by posing as a high-class call girl.
Quote: "What about the, umm, type of work your employees do? We're sort of operating under the assumption that this escort is, umm, killing men who... make her perform a... specific sexual act." -Reid "What did you have in mind, sweetie?" -Lauren "I... I don't even... I don't know." -Reid

Unlike a frog, toads cannot jump.
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February '09: 15 - 21

February 15;
Movie: Burn After Reading
Rating:
Goal: 03/50 (6% Complete)
Genre: Comedy; Dark/Black Humor, Cult
About: In this dark comedy from Joel and Ethan Coen, ousted CIA official Osbourne Cox (John Malkovich) loses his recently penned memoir into the hands of a pair of moronic gym employees (Brad Pitt and Frances McDormand, in a Golden Globe-nominated role) who use it to try to turn a profit. George Clooney and Tilda Swinton round out the cast of this irreverent farce, which was nominated for a Best Picture (Comedy) Golden Globe.
Quote: "Osbourne Cox? I thought you might be worried...about the security...of your shit." -Chad
My Thoughts: Eh, not my cup of tea. I rewound it no less than 100 times to watch Brad Pitt's dance though which made the movie worth it. Frances McDormand was so freaking annoying in this movie. Honestly, I was hoping for something of Ocean's 11 quality considering both Pitt and Clooney were in this movie.

TV Show: NCIS
Episode: 6.15 - Deliverance
Goal: 050/400 (12.5% Complete)
About: The NCIS team finds themselves involved in a city gang while investigating the death of a Marine, and Gibbs must face his past once again when he finds a message at the scene of the crime.
Quote: "Don't scoff at me, lots of gangs are named after fish. There's the sharks... there's barracudas... Rumblefish." -Tony
TV Show: CSI: NY
Episode: 5.14 - She's Not There
Goal: 051/400 (12.75% Complete)
About: Two separate cases turn into one when one father turns up dead and his daughter is missing. It all turns out to be due to a slave trafficking ring running in the city. Also Detective Flack is back on duty after having recently being cleared.
Quote: "I wouldn't mess with him, he wants to make it to the Ranger's game tonight." -Danny

Pound for pound, an eagle's wing is stronger than the wing of an airplane.

February 16;
Movie: Dadnapped
Rating:
Goal: 04/50 (8% Complete)
Genre: Comedy/Family
About: A neglected teen girl (Emily Osment) channels her inner superspy to rescue her famous dad.
Quote: "Floss!" -Everyone
My Thoughts: Cute; however, not one of the better Disney tv movies and we all know they have some good ones.

TV Show: Chuck
Episode: 2.13 - Chuck Versus the Suburbs
Goal: 052/400 (13% Complete)
About: It is Valentine's day and emotions are boiling at the Buy More. However, Big Mike has to face a divorce, so the Buy More team try to distract him. Meanwhile, Chuck and Sarah go undercover as a married couple in the suburbs.
Quote: "Gee whiz, Mike. We're trying to help you find love here. Dirty, nasty, filthy love." -Morgan

A chicken with red earlobes will produce brown eggs, and a chicken with white earlobes will produce white eggs.

February 17;
Title: Bone Crossed
Author: Patricia Briggs
Rating:
Goal: 04/60 (6 2/3% Complete)
Pages: 309
Genre: Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Romance
About: Car mechanic and sometime shapeshifter Mercy Thompson has learned, the hard way, why her race was almost exterminated. When European vampires immigrated to North America, they found Mercy's people had a hidden talent - for vampire slaying. Unfortunately for Mercy, the queen of the local vampire seethe has discovered her true identity. She's also furious when she learns Mercy has crossed her and killed one of her vampires. Mercy may be protected from direct reprisals by the werewolf pack (and her interesting relationship with its Alpha), but that just means Marsilia will come after Mercy some other way. So Mercy had better prepare to watch her back.
My Thoughts: Love it, my favorite series (excluding HP). I just can't say enough good things about Briggs and her Mercy Thompson series.
Review: click click

Movie: Spectacular!
Rating:
Goal: 05/50 (10% Complete)
Genre: Musical/Family
About: After losing their star singer to a rival group, show choir Spectacular is in big trouble for the national championship, prompting chorus leader Courtney (Tammin Sursok) to enlist talented aspiring rocker Nikko (Nolan Funk) as a replacement. But will Nikko's freewheeling rock 'n' roll style harmonize with the disciplined world of show choir? The lively musical features 10 original songs, including "Everything Can Change" and "Don't Tell Me."
Quote: "Dude, this is so... Lame..." -Nikko "It's pronounced 'La-may'" -Swanee Boy
My Thoughts: Spectacular!...no, seriously. Everything was wonderful, I actually went out and bought the OST for this.

TV Show: The Mentalist
Episode: 1.15 - Scarlett Fever
Goal: 053/400 (13.25% Complete)
About: A woman is poisoned at a country club, while a party is in full swing, so the CBI is called to investigate. The team soon finds out, that each of the suspects is hiding something.
Quote: "I've been here nearly six months now, half a year." -Van Pelt "What do you want? Half a cake?" -Lisbon

The fastest bird in the world is the Peregrine Falcon, which can reach speeds in excess of two hundred miles per hour.

February 18;
Movie: Taken
Rating:
Goal: 06/50 (12% Complete)
Genre: Action/Thriller/Crime
About: While vacationing with a friend in Paris, an American girl (Maggie Grace) is kidnapped by a gang of human traffickers intent on selling her into forced prostitution. Now, her father, Bryan (Liam Neeson), a former soldier, must pull out all the stops to save her. But with his best years possibly behind him, Bryan's task may be more than he can handle. Directed by Pierre Morel, this relentless action thriller also stars Famke Janssen.
Quote: "I don't know who you are. I don't know what you want. If you are looking for ransom, I can tell you I don't have money. But what I do have are a very particular set of skills; skills I have acquired over a very long career. Skills that make me a nightmare for people like you. If you let my daughter go now, that'll be the end of it. I will not look for you, I will not pursue you. But if you don't, I will look for you, I will find you, and I will kill you." -Bryan
My Thoughts: Really intense but good. The subject matter is definitely not for the weak hearted. I went to see this having no idea it was about sex trafficking, which was a surprise considering the previews showed none of that.

TV Show: Life
Episode: 2.15 - I Heart Mom
Goal: 054/400 (13.5% Complete)
About: Crews and Reese investigate the death of a man found in a house with no roof, which leads them to a construction scam and lots of suspects with no roofs. Rayborn reveals more of the conspiracy to Crews.
Quote: "You strike me and you'll only be striking yourself." -Crews "What? Some kind of kharmic payback?" -William "If only. No. My partner will just shoot you in the head." -Crews
TV Show: Criminal Minds
Episode: 4.15 - Zoe's Reprise
Goal: 055/400 (13.75% Complete)
About: The local authorities in Cleveland enlist the help of the BAU to assist in the pursuit of a serial killer who appears to be copying the methods used by famous murderers from the past.
Quote: "I was the last one she talked to before she was murdered. How is this not personal, Aaron?" -Rossi

A hawk's vision is so good that it can see a mouse from a height of one mile.

February 19;
Movie: Iron Man
Rating:
Goal: 07/50 (14% Complete)
Genre: Action/Thriller; Comic Books and Superheroes
About: After ultrarich inventor and weapons maker Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) escapes from kidnappers using makeshift power armor, he turns his invention to good by using it to fight crime. But when he must face the evil Iron Monger, his skills are stretched to the limit. Based on the Marvel comic, this captivating superhero tale from director Jon Favreau co-stars Gwyneth Paltrow, Jeff Bridges and Terrence Howard.
Quote: "You've been called the Da Vinci of our time. What do you say to that?" -Reporter "Absolutely ridiculous. I don't paint." -Tony Stark "And what do you say to your other nickname, the Merchant of Death?" -Reporter "That's not bad." -Tony Stark
My Thoughts: This might be my favorite movie ever. I love comic book movies and the sarcastic nature of Stark really pushes this one above all the rest.

TV Show: Bones
Episode: 4.15 - The Princess and the Pear
Goal: 056/400 (14% Complete)
About: The team investigates a sci-fi convention when a woman in a medieval princess dress is found murdered. With Booth's back injured, Agent Payton Perotta steps in once again to help.
Quote: "The only reason that I am not coming in right now is because Bones told me not to. But, she is your responsibility. Nothing can happen to her, okay? If anything, happens to her, you know that silky black hair, and ... that soft skin ..." -Booth
TV Show: Burn Notice
Episode: 2.14 - Truth and Reconciliation
Goal: 057/400 (14.25% Complete)
About: Facing pressure from Sam and Fiona, Michael agrees to help bring a Haitian murderer to justice.
Quote: "It takes a lot longer to pull a gun than people think it does; almost 5 seconds on average to draw and line up a shot. This is good news or bad news, depending on what side of the gun you're on." -Michael

The strike of the eagle talon is so powerful that it's force is twice that of a rifle bullet.

February 20;
TV Show: Psych
Episode: 3.16 - An Evening With Mr. Yang
Goal: 058/400 (14.5% Complete)
About: Shawn's exploits have garnered him fame, if not fortune. Unfortunately, they've also brought him to the attention of the Yin Yang serial killer, and Shawn's mother is his next target.
Quote: "I forbid you to be a part of this, Shawn. You're coming with me." -Henry "W–w–w … 'forbid' me. I'm familiar with your hands-on approach to parenting, but I'm not twenty-seven any more. I can do whatever I want." -Shawn
TV Show: NCIS
Episode: 6.16 - Bounce
Goal: 059/400 (14.75% Complete)
About: When one of Tony's old cases ends up re-opened, he switches roles with Gibbs to finally solve the crime.
Quote: "Not that I have a hangover now, Boss. You know I would never drink on a school night." -Tony

A hummingbird's heart beats 615 beats in a minute.

February 21;
TV Show: Leverage
Episode: 1.12 - The First David Job
Goal: 060/400 (15% Complete)
About: The Leverage team plots to steal Nate's former employer's CEO's prized Michelangelo maquette and sell it back to him as its twin. However, the team does not bank on a reappearance by Sterling.
Quote: "I'm sorry, are we still unclear? I'm a functioning alcoholic, you know. Trick is to not get hung up on the "alcoholic" and really celebrate the "functioning" part of the sentence." -Nate

In a lifetime, the average house cat spends approximately 10,950 hours purring.
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February 8;
TV Show: The Mentalist
Episode: 1.10 - Red Brick and Ivy
Goal: 042/400 (10.5% Complete)
About: Patrick Jane becomes very interested in a new case involving his former psychiatrist, who is the victim's ex-wife and also the prime suspect.
Quote: "I drive just fast enough. You hate not being the one in control and yet you're willing to overcome your irrational fears to cheer me up. That's a beautiful thing, Lisbon. Thank you, I'd love to drive." -Patrick Jane "Never mind." -Teresa Lisbon

Hippos drink as much as 250 litres of water in any given 24 hour period.

February 9;
TV Show: The Mentalist
Episode: 1.06 - Red-Handed
Goal: 043/400 (10.75% Complete)
About: A severed hand is found on the California-Nevada state line, that belongs to a murdered hotel casino owner. While the CBI team suspects a mafia hit, Patrick Jane uses the investigation as an opportunity to win at the cards tables.
Quote: "If I told you about every hunch, you would get very irritated." -Patrick Jane

Sharks are immune to cancer.

February 10;
TV Show: The Mentalist
Episode: 1.14 - Crimson Casanova
Goal: 044/400 (11% Complete)
About: The CBI goes to investigate the death of a married woman, who was murdered while in bed with her lover.
Quote: "Kid's a natural. Look at him. The Cho. No business like Cho business." -Patrick Jane

Scallops have approximately 100 eyes around the edge of its shell.

February 11;
TV Show: Criminal Minds
Episode: 4.14 - Cold Comfort
Goal: 045/400 (11.25% Complete)
About: The mother of an abducted child works with the BAU in Seattle to identify a serial killer who kidnaps, murders, and embalms his victims.
Quote: "So if I wanted to embalm a body, what would be the process?" -Prentiss "Start with some nose plugs." -Morgan

The only animal, besides humans that can get leprosy is the Armadillo.

February 12;
TV Show: Life
Episode: 2.14 - Mirror Ball
Goal: 046/400 (11.5% Complete)
About: The team investigates the death of a heavy metal lead singer, who was suffocated to death. They question all the other band members and learn that the previous lead singer of that group have problems with the dead singer after he was kicked of the band. When they get the former singer, he seems to have a legitimate alibi. Meanwhile, Crews learns that his father's wedding to Olivia has been called off.
Quote: "We're all liars. To be honest that was a lie." -Crews

Bats always turn left when exiting a cave.

February 13;
TV Show: Psych
Episode: 3.15 - Tuesday the 17th
Goal: 047/400 (11.75% Complete)
About: Shawn and Gus are asked by a childhood friend, Jason Cunningham, to investigate the disappearance of his camp's counsellor.
Quote: "Wow! Billy, I will give you everything in Gus's wallet if you put your pants back on." -Shawn

If you spray an antiseptic spray on a polar bear, its fur will turn purple.

February 14;
TV Show: Burn Notice
Episode: 2.13 - Bad Breaks
Goal: 048/400 (12% Complete)
About: Michael finds himself trapped inside a private bank with Jason Bly during an armed robbery. Meanwhile, Michael's predicament disrupts Sam's love life.
Quote: "Michael called you to tell you to blow a hole in the wall of a bank, and you didn't think to ask when? " -Fiona "Look, it was a brief conversation. We didn't talk about shoes or movies either. Would you just place the explosives already? " -Sam
TV Show: Leverage
Episode: 1.11 - The Juror #6 Job
Goal: 049/400 (12.25% Complete)
About: While performing jury duty under one of her aliases, Parker concludes that someone is attempting to influence the trial's verdict, so the Leverage team steps in.
Quote: "It's your turn to be in the dumpster." -Eliot "Nah, man, I have peanut allergies. What if somebody threw in some extra crunchy Skippy? Do you want to give me mouth to mouth?" -Hardison

On average, a beaver can cut down two hundred trees a year.
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February '09: 1 - 7

February 1;

Tarantulas can live up to 30 years.

February 2;
TV Show: Chuck
Episode: 2.12 - Chuck Versus the Third Dimension
Goal: 035/400 (8.75% Complete)
About: Chuck has to protect rock star Tyler Martin, while Morgan wins two backstage passes to Martin's concert, so he needs to decide who will become his "plus one".
Quote: "Would it be so crazy if I did have plans? Plans that involve something other than fixing a computer or playing hot potato with a thermite grenade?" -Chuck

An adult porcupine has approximately 30,000 quills on its body, which are replaced every year.

February 3;
TV Show: The Mentalist
Episode: 1.09 - Flame Red
Goal: 036/400 (9% Complete)
About: A murder in a small town is investigated and soon turns out to be an act of vengeance.
Quote: "I was at the hospital, 'cause my appendix busted. You want to see my scar?" -Tommy "No. No, but I'm sure Mr. Jane would love to." -Teresa Lisbon

Some Ribbon worm will eat themselves if they cannot find food. This type of worm can still survive after eating up to 95% of its body weight.

February 4;
TV Show: Life
Episode: 2.13 - Re-Entry
Goal: 037/400 (9.25% Complete)
About: The team investigates the death of a retired NASA pilot in mid-flight. The suspect are the pilots son and the pilots business partner. An important fact in this case is that the pilot was going to pay the Russians 35 million dollars to take him into space. Meanwhile, Tidwell tries to help Crews remember who shot him.
Quote: "Here you are. It's an unusual request, Detective. Most people wouldn't want to have the bullet that shot them." -Doctor "Well, someone gave it to me. It would be rude just to throw it away." -Crews

In just the first 56 days of life, the larva of the polyphemus moth eats about 86,000 times its birthweight.

February 5;
TV Show: Leverage
Episode: 1.10 - The 12-Step Job
Goal: 038/400 (9.5% Complete)
About: The Leverage team attempts to recover a sum of money that was swindled from a charity by an investment broker. After tricking him into entering a rehab facility due to his alcoholism, the team learns that he's not the terrible person he appeared to be.
Quote: "Where are you going? We gotta search the car." -Eliot "I'm gonna go and freshen up a little bit. Maybe cry a little." -Hardison

A slug has four noses.

February 6;
TV Show: Psych
Episode: 3.14 - Truer Lies
Goal: 039/400 (9.75% Complete)
About: Gus and Shawn's client, a pathological liar, has information about a planned assassination. The problem is getting anyone at the SBPD to believe him.
Quote: "Where's Lieber?" -Gus "Gone. Looks like he's on the lam." -Juliet "If he's on a lamb he won't get far. Alpaca, different story. Those things really fly. " -Shawn

The tuatara lizard of New Zealand has three eyes, two in the center of its head and one on the top of its head.

February 7;
TV Show: Burn Notice
Episode: 2.12 - Seek and Destroy
Goal: 040/400 (10% Complete)
About: Michael, under the alias of Miles Parker, is hired by Scott Chandler to investigate strange activity - log-ins at odd hours, unusual computer activity and telephone bugging - at an art gallery. But after being attacked by the the gallery's receptionist, Michael finds himself working against Chandler. Meanwhile, Michael needs to find the person who planted the bomb at his loft, therefor he turns to arms dealer Seymour for help.
Quote: "When you are playing the role of spy-hunter and the person you are hunting is yourself, the trail of evidence can lead anywhere you say it does." -Michael
TV Show: Bones
Episode: 4.14 - The Hero in the Hold
Goal: 041/400 (10.25% Complete)
About: Booth is kidnapped by the Grave Digger and the Jeffersonian team must find and save him before it's too late. Meanwhile, when evidence from the Grave Digger's case goes missing, Brennan and Hodgins are suspected of taking it.
Quote: "Alright Bones listen, don't worry. I will be there when they crown you super scientist. I will be the guy ... in the 'Cocky' belt buckle, and snazzy rented tux." -Booth

Polar bears can smell seal from 20 miles away.

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"I never run around in the bushes in a ski mask when I’m breaking in some place. Somebody catches you, what are you going to say? You want to look like a legitimate visitor until the very last minute. If you can’t look legit, confused works just as well. Maybe get a soda from the fridge or a yogurt. If you’re caught, you just act confused and apologize like crazy for taking the yogurt; nothing can be more innocent."
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