Pop goes the sleep tight

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  1. npetreley

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    Whoops - I meant to post this in the triva thread....

    The expression "Pop goes the weasel" comes from spinning and measuring yarn. Skeiners have a piece of wood called a "weasel". After you turn the skeiner so many times, a screw pushes the wood far enough to pop out, making a sound. This lets you know you had finished measuring X number of yards of yarn.

    The expression "sleep tight" comes from the time when people used a web of rope to support their mattresses instead of box springs. The rope stretched over time, so you frequently had to pull the rope and re-knot it to make the web tight once again.

    The expression "bar and grill" originally had nothing to do with grilling food. The grill referred to a wooden grill that was built on top of the bar (slats of wood with an opening below for passing drinks to the customers). It protected the bartender when fights broke out.

    As far as I know, nobody knows the origin of the expression "Heavens to Betsy".

    Some rock stars (former rock stars) who you may or may not know are professing Christians:

    Roger McGuinn (the Byrds)
    Barry McGuire (Eve of destruction)
    Michael McDonald (Doobie Bros, Steeley Dan)

    (must have something to do with Mc)

    Donna Summer (love to love you)
    Vanity (associated with person formerly known as some bizarre symbol)
    Boy George (just kidding)

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    fun, does anyone know more Christian celebs?
     
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    I can't think of any more off hand. Roger McGuinn's testimony (or at least the one I heard him tell) is pretty entertaining. He said he was at a friend's place smoking pot, and when he reached under a table to get the bowl of pot he came across a little book entitled "Good News for Modern Man". So he thought, "Hey, I'm a modern man, and I could use some good news." So he started reading it.

    He felt ripped off at first the it turned out to be the Gospel of John. But that was what got him thinking, and the rest, as they say, is history. Well, not well-known history, because I don't think he told much more during that interview. ;)
     
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    Actually, Jim/Roger McGuinn wasn't the only Byrd to be a Christian.

    Chris Hillman (as well as his partner in crime, Herb Pederson) is a Christian.

    There are many accounts that say the late Gram Parsons was a Christian.

    Patricia Heaton, and Alice Cooper are both Christians who have shown up on the pages of BaptistBoard lately.

    3/4 of the band, Kansas.

    Tom Johnston of the Doobie Brothers.

    Joe Bob Briggs. Up until recently, Joe Bob, when not showing slasher movies on TNT, wrote a column called "The Exegete" for The Door magazine.

    Stevie Ray and Jimmie Vaughn.

    Gary Cherone of EXTREME and fill in lead singer for Van Halen.

    Peter Mayer and Roger Guth of the Coral Reefer Band. In fact, Peter has a couple of Gospel albums out.

    Kevin Cronin of REO Speedwagon.

    Rick Wakeman of YES. He has a couple of gospel albums out.

    Ritchie Furay of POCO, the Eagles, Manassas, Souther, Hillman, Furay and solo. He's even becomea pastor and has put out a great gospel album called "In My Father's House".

    Junior Brown.

    Greg Martin of the Kentucky Headhunters and part time member of Lynyrd Skynyrd.

    Broadway and TV star, Kristen Chenowith.

    Ricky Skaggs.

    Stephen Collins of "7th Heaven".

    Jeff Conaway of "Taxi" and "Grease".

    Robert Duvall, one of the greatest actors ever.

    John Dye of "Touched By An Angel" and "Tour of Duty".

    Peter King (both the musician and the ESPN guy)

    Judge Reinhold.

    Supermodel, Kim Alexis.

    "My Girl"'s, Anna Chlumsky.

    Supermodel and star of "Alien Fom L.A.", possibly the worst movie ever made, Kathy Ireland.

    Comedienne, Victoria Jackson.

    Her SNL co-star, Kevin Nealon.

    Newscaster, Jane Robelot

    "Melrose Place", Hunter Tylo

    "Family Ties" star and coffee lover, Justine Bateman.

    Country singers, Marty Raybon, Larry Gatlin, Randy Travis, Charlie Daniels, Don Williams, Sara Evans, Lila McCann, Collin Raye, Johnny Cash (even wrote a biography of the Apostle Paul called, "Man in White"), Tammy Cochran.

    "The 5th Dimension"'s Marilyn McCoo

    John Tesh

    Maire Brennan

    Mark Farner and Donnie Brewer of Grand Funk Railroad.

    Rockers, Ty Tabor, Daniel Spitz, Omar Martinez, John Maurer, Cliff Richard, Lou Gramm (Gramm is also a regular fixture at Greg Laurie's crrusades), Dave Ellefson, Kerry Livgren.

    Weird Al Yankovic.

    Broadway star, Michael Crawford.

    Dennis DeYoung of Styx.

    alt.country star, Charlie Robison.

    alt.country icons, Buddy and Julie Miller

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  5. npetreley

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    Don't forget he was in Buffalo Springfield!

    Really? I was under the impression he wasn't, based on an interview I read some time ago.

    I didn't know that, but I should have suspected.

    Great list! Lots of people I didn't know were Christians.
     
  6. Mike McK

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    I did forget about that. Thanks for the heads up.
     

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