Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

Sam snowballed, suing Superman, and sexual sinema

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows
The rumor about Gore Vidal writing a scene with homosexual innuendo into the Ben Hur script without star Charlton Heston knowing about it is false.

The old AMD K series of chips (K5, K6) was named "K" as an abbreviation for Kryptonite, because Intel was considered the "Superman" of the industry. AMD dropped the Kryptonite and went to the abbreviation after running into some legal issues with DC Comics.

The day after Sam Houston married the beautiful Eliza Allen in a candlelight ceremony, he engaged in a playful snowball fight with the children of friends. Eliza remarked she wished they would kill him. Whatever happened, the marriage ended abruptly 11 weeks later, and neither party ever said why.

According to author Henry Wiencek, in the first order to his London merchant as a married man, George Washington ordered some Spanish fly.

Beware the grasshopper mouse. They have been known to eat kangaroo rats.

The above is information that Mr. Smarty Pants read in a book, magazine, or newspaper; heard on the radio; saw on television; or overheard at a party. Got facts? Write to Mr. Smarty Pants. Why not visit mrsmartypants.com?

A note to readers: Bold and uncensored, The Austin Chronicle has been Austin’s independent news source for almost 40 years, expressing the community’s political and environmental concerns and supporting its active cultural scene. Now more than ever, we need your support to continue supplying Austin with independent, free press. If real news is important to you, please consider making a donation of $5, $10 or whatever you can afford, to help keep our journalism on stands.

Support the Chronicle  

READ MORE
More Mr. Smarty Pants Knows
Mr. Smarty Pants Knows
Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

Mr. Smarty Pants, Nov. 27, 2020

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows
Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

Mr. Smarty Pants, Nov. 20, 2020

MORE IN THE ARCHIVES
NEWSLETTERS
One click gets you all the newsletters listed below

Breaking news, arts coverage, and daily events

Can't keep up with happenings around town? We can help.

Austin's queerest news and events

New recipes and food news delivered Mondays

All questions answered (satisfaction not guaranteed)

Information is power. Support the free press, so we can support Austin.   Support the Chronicle