Speaking of Steve Martin (see posting below), as I was searching for a clip of “King Tut” I came across a new Johnny Carson Facebook page that has high quality clips from the King of Late Night.
Here are Johnny and Steve.
Funny man W. C. Fields refused to work with children and I thought of him during yesterday’s “human interest” moment during the coverage of the Arnold Palmer Golf Tournament on NBC/Golf Channel.
They brought a young man on set whose life had been saved by the doctors at the Palmer hospital. Things started fine as Arnold reaches out.
Mom decided to let Arnie hold her son.
In spite of saving his life, son was not happy to be away from Mom. What seemed like a good idea seconds ago was going downhill rapidly.
So, son goes back to Mom. Son looks suspiciously like he has “pulled one over” on them.
Finally, Mr. Palmer announces a lifetime exemption for the young man — meaning he can play in any future Palmer Invitational without qualifying. That seems to make him very, very happy.
While Dave Barry has his sewage lift station, Carl Perkins and Sam Phillips have a “rest stop” on I-40 between Nashville and Memphis as I learned while on my “tornado seminar” circuit.
While it seems like a perfectly nice place, I don’t think I’d wear my Blue Suede Shoes in there.
More Zits here.
My friends and entire family are acutely aware that I have zero motor skills. The thought of using “handy” and “Mike Smith” in the same sentence would cause them to laugh out loud. So, you can correctly surmise there are no Christmas lights on our home.
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In Warnings I talk about how meteorologists’ language inverts based on their forecast. Once we have forecast (for example) a blizzard, we are cheering for the blizzard all the way.
So, I got a kick out of this article in Cleveland Magazine quoting WKYC TV’s Betsy Kling:
For those of you that have read my book, thank you. For those of you who haven’t, there is ample inventory.
— President George H. W. Bush, speaking in Wichita earlier this month, quoted by The Wichita Eagle.
The same could be said for Warnings.
As a friend of mine says, In America, every day should be Thanksgiving Day.
Mindy and I hope you and yours have a wonderful day.
The best Thanksgiving gift I can give you over this blog is the classic “Turkeys Away” episode of WKRP in Cincinnati. One blogger (HotAir.com) calls this the “greatest Thanksgiving sitcom moment in history.”
Take it away, Les Nessman…
“Not since the Hindenburg tragedy has there been anything like this.”
When asked what mankind’s greatest invention is, I quickly reply, “music.” But, “indoor plumbing,” is the one I’d least like to do without.
So, as Dave Barry says, let’s take a few moments to observe this special occasion. Then, let’s remember to flush when we are finished and wash our hands.
Just in time for that big game on Thanksgiving, The Wall Street Journal provides us with 32 rules for touch football. Here is a sample:
The entire list is here.
This is, apparently, a serious news story:
SAN LUIS VALLEY — If aphids measured more than a quarter of an inch and had a pair of thumbs, the Valley’s human population would not have survived summer 2011.
St. Louis Cardinals: 16
Oklahoma Sooners: 14
Hat tip: Stan Finger.
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More The Other Coast here.
A pin-up calendar featuring U.S. Postal Service employees.
Haven’t the people of Yellville, Arkansas, ever seen WKRP in Cincinnati?
(Full story here.)
“Doesn’t hurt the turkeys?!”
I suggest the organizers view this before disaster strikes again, including Arthur “Big Guy” Carlson’s immortal words, “As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly.”
From Hulu, here is the pertinent scene:
On the road tomorrow so I wanted to make sure I got this posted!
If you are of a certain age, you know what I am talking about. There is even an official web site.