So many wasted brain cells…

File this under “so what?” But as soon as I saw gymnast Jonathan Horton, I knew he reminded me of someone. After a minute or two, it came to me: He looks like the older brother on The Wonder Years. Mike couldn’t remember the character, but here they are:  Jonathan and actor Jason Hervey (who played Kevin’s jerky brother Wayne).

      

How sad — this I remember, 15+ years after I last saw The Wonder Years. I never did see the final episodes, but in my search for the character’s name, the actor’s name, and a picture (there’s a limit to my trivia knowledge), I found out how the series ended (of course, Kevin & Winnie didn’t end up together). Now How I Met Your Mother reminds me of that (I hope he actually meets the darn mother this season).

It’s scary how much brainspace is taken up by useless TV trivia. If only I could delete it and replace it with something worthwhile. But then, there would go the “easy” category in Jeopardy or Trivial Pursuit. Always a silver lining…

If you surveyed a hundred typical middle-aged Americans,
I bet you’d find that only two of them could tell you
their blood types, but every last one of them would
know the theme song from The Beverly Hillbillies. 
                                                  ~ Dave Barry

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