Fun stuff from The Magic Morning Show (Thursday)

by Cooper on May 15, 2014

in Front Page News,Morning Show Fun

 

ABC’s Selfie

 

Cancelled TV Shows

Here’s a partial list of recently cancelled shows.OldSchoolTV

ABC:
Once Upon A Time In Wonderland
Suburgatory
Trophy Wife
Super Fun Night
The Neighbors
NBC:
Community
Revolution
Believe
Fox:
X Factor
Raising Hope
Rake
Enlisted
Almost Human
CW:
Carrie Diaries

‘Game of Thrones’ Author Writes on Ancient DOS Computer

Author George R.R. Martin, who writes the A Song of Ice and Fire series of books on which HBO’s wildly-popular Game of Thrones is based, recently revealed on Conan O’Brien‘s talk show that he still writes on an ancient DOS computer. When O’Brien asked him why he’s not worried about computer viruses destroying his work, Martin said, “I have a secret weapon. I actually have two computers. A computer that I browse the Internet with, get my email on, and do my taxes on. Then I have my writing computer, which is a DOS machine not connected to the Internet. I use WordStar 4.0 as my word processor.” WordStar 4.0 was released in 1987 on DOS computers that were used in the late 1980s and early ’90s in the pre-Windows era. Martin explained why he uses such old technology: “It does what I want a word processing program to do, and it doesn’t do anything else. I don’t want any help, you know, I hate these modern systems where you type a lowercase letter and it becomes a capital — I don’t want a capital! If I wanted a capital I’d have typed a capital.” Martin is currently working on the sixth book in the series.

 

We Are Now A Nation Of Wine Drinkers

Do you prefer red or white wine? A new report reveals the U.S. is now the world’s biggest market for wine. In 2013, the U.S. beat out France for wine consumption. Researchers say it’s because Americans have developed a taste for wine. Researchers say consumers bought 29.1 million hectoliters of wine in 2013, a 0.5 percent increase since 2012. However, French people still drink more wine per capita– consuming nearly 1.2 bottles a week per person. That’s about six times more than the average American. Researchers say, “In countries such as France, Italy, and Spain, people used to drink a lot of wine, but consumption habits are changing. We drink less wine by volume, more quality wine, but consumption habits are changing.”

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