This post originally appeared on my now-deleted blog, You Learn Something New Every Day (Almost)!
This isn't exactly something learned, I suppose, as much as something realized.
Very recently, I was making a joke comment on a friend's Facebook posting about actor/comedian Ben Stiller, a comment which also referred to Ben's dad, Jerry...
And it just occurred to me for the first time that father and son are... Ben and Jerry.
But if you think that doesn't count as "learn[ing] something new every day," I was looking at the Wikipedia entry for Jerry Stiller, and although I was sure I'd heard that he and his wife, Anne Meara, had divorced -- and, possibly, remarried? -- during the 1970s or 1980s, they did not divorce. Neither Jerry's entry nor the one for the team of Stiller and Meara mentioned a divorce, so I dutifully checked Anne Meara's entry. They've been married since 1954!
"Ben and Jerry," with Anne in the middle!
Maybe I'd actually heard that they'd "retired" their stand-up act, instead? I dunno.
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