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Friends Forever

For those wondering, the title refers to the show, not the song. However, both are equally awesome.

(Bonus points if you can name the show that featured the aforementioned song)

When lightning in a bottle happens, specifically regarding sitcoms, there’s an eternal fascination with everything involving the show. True story (name the character and/or sitcom!). The shelf life is forever. The stories, characters and the tone often define entire decades, generations and/or certain parts of the country from a treasured moment in time for millions of viewers. And as soon as the sitcom series finale airs, there’s a strange juxtaposition of sadness and uplifting nostalgia from fans.

I know because I’m one of these fans.

There’s a personal investment to learn everything from these shows that was an treasured part of growing up. These facts include interesting tidbits from in front of the camera, as well as from behind the camera.

Just when you thought there was nothing new to learn about Friends

With this brand new behind-the-scenes story in August of 2017 (series finale was in 2004), it’s safe to presume that a Friends super fan now knows everything about this show in a genuinely comprehensive sense. You could even say a Friends super fan knows Friends like the back of their hand.

Wait, their hand or that Las Vegas blackjack dealer’s hand?

(Double bonus points if you can name the actor who played that Las Vegas blackjack dealer!)

Seals & Their Cold Splashes

Time to hit the showers cold shower.

Jimmy’s Daily Planet strives to be on the cutting-edge of a variety of topics and issues. For today’s edition, this involves an interesting tidbit that will likely not receive a standing ovation. However, keep in mind this advice is coming from a Navy SEAL. And it was an elite branch of Navy SEALs who took down Osama Bin Laden, so there may be something truly real (and incredibly badass) about this showering curveball.

If somebody would like to experiment with this frigid Act III in their showering routine, please do so and report back in the comments section below.

I’ll take your word (and┬áNavy SEAL Clint Emerson’s word) on it.

The “C” in Muscles Stands for Comedy

In the modern cinematic battle between DC Comics and Marvel, I will tip my cap to the latter for the following:

DC’s movie quality and slate of beloved characters are far superior, but Marvel is definitely having a lot more fun off the silver screen.

Back on August 29, 2016, Jimmy’s Daily Planet wrote about and featured the first installment of Thor adjusting to the grind of a 9-5 job during his absence in the first Avengers movie. And to answer your next question, yes, that video with Thor and his Earth friend and roommate, Darryl Jacobson, is quite entertaining.

What could be more entertaining than that?

I’m glad you asked. How about the brand new second video of Thor & Darryl that just dropped today…

Even if the exchange rate is slightly below average right now, I’d still take a few gazillion dollars with a few bucks knocked off.

This Just Popped in My Head (& Microwave)

The day has finally arrived….

It’s National Popcorn Day!

As a lifelong popcorn eater, this holiday (well, it really should be) rises high on the list of the non-major celebratory occasions during the year. Whether served hot with movie theater-style butter and a sprinkle of salt or a complex combination of seasonings, popcorn is simply the best snack food. However, there are a few things that I don’t even know about this magical food.

It’s time to get schooled (but in a good way).

Fact #11: I still hate to share popcorn.

Harsh? Perhaps. And yes, this is the same snack food that is one of the lowest cost and most accessible on the market.

But popcorn is literally that delicious.