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THE “SECRET RECIPE” ROLE ($80,000 – $90,000)

Wed, 12/11/2019 - 16:56
For years, Harland Sanders carried the formula to his fried chicken tucked carefully away in the safest place he could think of … his head. And, he kept the recipe for the spice mixture … in his car’s glove compartment! Today, that recipe is safely locked away in a vault in Louisville, Kentucky.…

THE ‘CHANNEL CHANGER’ ROLE (OTE: $170,000 – $190,000+)

Wed, 12/11/2019 - 16:48
My parents escaped from Yugoslavia in 1967 … came to Canada … and eventually had 3 kids.I was the youngest ... and the standing rule in our house was … the youngest child in the room was the ‘gopher’.For example, if my father wanted an apple, he’d call out … “Mark … wash me an apple”. I’d drop what…

THE ‘150 SECONDS’ ROLE (OTE: $100,000 – $165,000+)

Wed, 12/11/2019 - 06:07
Robert Liston was born in Scotland in 1794 and came to be admired as a renowned amputation surgeon.At that time in history … the use of anesthesia wasn’t wide-spread… and as such, speedy surgeries were critical!As the story goes … one fateful day, Liston was scheduled to amputate a patient’s leg.An…

THE ‘KRAMPUS‘ ROLE (OTE: $52,500 – $67,500)

Wed, 12/11/2019 - 05:23
As December rolls around in North America, children are all a flutter with thoughts of Christmas and Santa Claus. But … while these children contemplate the gifts they hope to receive from Santa Claus … their counterparts in Eastern Europe are faced with a far different scenario.You see … on…

THE ‘MAX HEADROOOM’ ROLE (OTE: $95,000 – $135,000)

Mon, 11/18/2019 - 01:27
If you grew up in the mid-80’s … you must remember Max Headroom – the world's first computer-generated, virtual TV host.Interestingly enough … the computer technology at that time wasn’t advanced enough to achieve the desired effect … so Max’s computer-generated appearance was achieved with the…

THE ‘EXECUTIONER’ ROLE (OTE: $175,000 – $200,000)

Sun, 11/17/2019 - 21:40
In the late 1700’s, in Roscommon, Ireland … a woman named Betty and her son lived in terrible poverty.Although uncommon for someone raised in such conditions, Betty was literate … so she taught her son to read and write. She constantly reminded her son that only money could bring him happiness ……

THE ‘CASINO CAPER’ ROLE (OTE: $170,000 – $190,000)

Sun, 11/17/2019 - 21:35
On September 22, 1992 … Bill Brennan, a clean-cut, 34-year-old from Pennsylvania … reported to work as a floor cashier at the Stardust Casino in Las Vegas.And, just as he had been doing for 4 years straight … Bill worked the first half of his shift. When the clock struck 12 noon, he tucked his…

THE ‘NOTA BENE’ ROLE (OTE: $170,000 – $190,000)

Sun, 11/17/2019 - 21:30
Assuming you haven’t been brushing up on your Latin skills of late … you may be interested to learn the translation of the phrase ‘nota bene’ is, ‘to note well'.Most commonly used in its short form (n/b or NB) … the abbreviation is employed to draw a reader’s attention to something, in particular.…

THE ‘I LOVE YOU MARY JANE’ ROLE (OTE: $170,000 – $190,000)

Fri, 11/15/2019 - 19:02
On September 14, 1993 … the soundtrack for the movie, Judgment Night, was released.One particular song on the album, titled ‘I Love You Mary Jane’ was a collaboration between post-punk rock band, Sonic Youth and west coast rappers – Cypress Hill.For those who don’t know … ‘Mary Jane’ is but one, of…

SHEEP FEET (OTE: $63,250)

Tue, 11/12/2019 - 02:46
As the story goes, the world’s first restaurant opened in Paris, in 1765. Mr. Boulanger … (a soup salesman, turned tavern keeper) opened its doors with a single-item on the menu – sheep’s feet simmered in white sauce!Unlike other food-type businesses operating at the time, such as taverns (alcohol…

SOUP TO NUTS (OTE: $97,500)

Tue, 11/12/2019 - 02:45
You’ve probably heard people use the term “soup to nuts” … every now and then.In doing so, their intention is to convey the idea of … “from beginning to end, completely; everything”.But … do you know where the term originated?Well, as you may already now … the folks at Mach and Fable love droppin’…

THE ‘GINO BARTALI’ ROLE ($60,000+)

Sat, 11/09/2019 - 21:51
Gino Bartali was born in Ponte a Ema, Florence, Italy in July 1914. Celebrated as a champion cyclist … he won the Giro d'Italia – three times (1936, 1937 & 1946) and the Tour de France – twice (1938 & 1948)!In 1943, when Italy surrendered to the Allied Forces … the German army began…

THE ‘UNDERBOSS’ ROLE

Sat, 11/09/2019 - 21:20
The term ‘sous’ chef, hails from the French word … meaning ‘under’. The equivalent Italian term would be … ‘sotto capo’ … which means ‘under the head’.In organized crime groups, such as Sicilian or American crime families … the underboss is one of the key positions within their leadership structure…

THE ‘ALL HANDS ON DECK’ ROLE

Sat, 11/09/2019 - 21:12
Historically, and in the naval sense, the term ‘hands’ referred to the sailors on a vessel. In the event of a storm ... the ship’s captain would determine its severity and how much assistance was required to navigate through the storm.When he shouted “all hands, on deck” … it was a signal that the…

THE ‘LOTUS FLOWER’ ROLE

Sat, 11/09/2019 - 21:04
160 kilometers north of Rio de Janeiro … in the city of Juiz de Fora, you will find a maximum-security prison called – Arisvaldo de Campos Pires.In 2009 … Raquel Guimaraes (a fashion designer) was having difficulty finding people to crochet and knit her hand-made designs.She approached the prison’s…

THE ‘UN-BELIEVE-IT’ ROLE

Thu, 10/31/2019 - 23:18
Growing up the son of Croatian immigrants … my life was full of unique experiences. And, from what I could tell … these experiences weren’t typically afforded to other kids in my neighbourhood.You see, by the age of 11 … my parents expected my sisters and I to be able to ‘handle things’ for them.…

KEEP IT SIMPLE STUPID

Wed, 10/16/2019 - 05:15
Kelly Johnson was born in Ishpeming … a remote mining town in Michigan. At 13 years of age … he won a prize for his first aircraft design. Years later … he’d earn a Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Aeronautical Engineering from the University of Michigan.In his professional career … Johnson became…

THE ‘PUMPKIN SPICE’ ROLE

Thu, 10/03/2019 - 01:50
With October knocking on the door … it’s that time of year again – isn’t it?Wherever you turn, you’re reminded of what has quickly become … the ‘flavour of the season’.And, while this craze may have started with lattes … over the past few years … it has quickly spread to include; biscotti, yogurt,…

THE ‘SUPER GENIUS’ ROLE

Thu, 10/03/2019 - 01:00
William James Sidis was born April 1, 1898 in Boston, Massachusetts. And, while he happened to be born on April Fool’s Day … he was anything but!By the age of 2 … he was reading the New York Times. By age 6, he could speak 7 languages; English, Latin, French, German, Russian, Turkish and Armenian.…

THE ‘WALLY PIPP’ ROLE

Thu, 10/03/2019 - 00:53
On June 2, 1925, the New York Yankees were sitting in second-last place. When their star player, Wally Pipp arrived at Yankee Stadium … he went to see the team trainer to ask for two aspirins – for a headache he was nursing. Team Manager, Miller Huggins happened to be walking by, and said – "Wally…

THE ‘HUG LIFE’ ROLE (OTE: $80,000 – $95,000)

Thu, 09/26/2019 - 05:32
THE ‘HUG LIFE’ ROLE (OTE: $80,000 – $95,000)Did you know a full-body hug stimulates your nervous system … releasing Oxytocin?As a result, these types of hugs are wonderful when it comes to decreasing feelings of loneliness … not to mention, increasing self-esteem!And … the act of hugging has been…

THE ‘FRANE SELAK’ ROLE (OTE: $80,000 – $95,000)

Thu, 09/26/2019 - 05:30
THE ‘FRANE SELAK’ ROLE (OTE: $80,000 – $95,000)Born in Croatia in 1929 … Frane Selak has been labeled “the world’s luckiest, unluckiest man”.But one could argue the term lucky boils down to perspective.1962: Frane was riding in a train that skipped off the tracks and crashed into a river. 17 people…

THE ‘HELP’ ROLE – OTE: $58,000 – $87,000+ (USD)

Thu, 09/26/2019 - 05:27
THE ‘HELP’ ROLE – OTE: $58,000 – $87,000+ (USD)The song “Help!” by the Beatles … was written by John Lennon in 1965.It’s ranked 29th on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Songs of All-Time.In an interview with Playboy magazine … Lennon explained the inspiration behind the lyrics was fueled by the…

THE ‘BUFFALO BILL’ ROLE – OTE: $58,000 – $87,000+ (USD)

Thu, 09/26/2019 - 05:24
THE 'BUFFALO BILL' ROLE - OTE: $58,000 - $87,000+ (USD) William Frederick Cody was born February 26, 1846 … in present day Iowa. He would go on to become an American soldier, bison hunter and showman.During the American Civil War … Cody struck a contract with the Kansas Pacific Railroad to supply…

The 'TEA PARTY' Role - OTE: $58,000 - $87,000+ (USD)

Thu, 09/26/2019 - 05:20
The 'TEA PARTY' Role - OTE: $58,000 - $87,000+ (USD)On December 16, 1773 … members of the Sons of Liberty (American Colonists) came together and disguised themselves as Mohawk Indians. In protest against Britain’s Tea Act (high taxation of tea) … they boarded 3 trade ships and threw 340 crates of…

THE ‘BRASS TACKS’ ROLE (OTE: $107,500)

Thu, 09/19/2019 - 01:46
The saying “getting down to brass tacks” has a number of proposed origins – (some more popular than others). These include; the brass tacks found on fine furniture … Cockney rhyming slang for the term “hard facts” … and the brass tacks historically hammered into a sales counter – to mark precise…

THE ‘JAMES DEAN’ ROLE (OTE: $107,500)

Thu, 09/19/2019 - 01:19
James Byron Dean was born in Indiana on February 8, 1931. He would go on to become an actor and pop-culture icon. In September 1955, while driving his sports car … Dean was killed in a horrific car accident.His car was towed to a garage … where the engine slipped out … shattering a mechanic’s legs.…

THE ‘HENRY ZIEGLAND’ ROLE (OTE: $107,500)

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 20:30
As the story goes … in 1883, Henry Ziegland of Honey Grove, Texas broke off his engagement to Miss Maysie Tichnor. Understandably devastated … the young lady committed suicide. When Maysie’s brother heard the tragic news, he travelled to Ziegland’s farm … pulled out a pistol, shot Henry … and then…

SUPERNOVA (OTE: $162,500)

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 19:24
The word ‘supernova’ is an astronomical term for the super explosion of a star.That explosion is unimaginably bright.Sometimes … it’s brighter than the entire galaxy, itself!Truth is … supernova explosions are extremely, extremely rare. In fact, the last recorded supernova in our galaxy (the Milky…

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