Here’s Johnny!

It’s been almost a year since Johnny Carson died.  Like a death in the family, I’m not over it yet.   I remember coming home that Sunday night last January and Ginny telling me he died.  Immediately, I poured myself a drink.  And I don’t drink much! Like long-time sidekick Ed McMahon writes in the memoir he wasted no time…
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Lost Manuscript

According to an article by the book editor of  The Los Angeles Times, David L. Ulin, fans of the TV drama "Lost" will have something to look forward in a few months.  For the first in pop culture history "Lost" will become the first television show ever to have a fictional character write a book in the real…
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Jack Benny Stamp Of Approval

It may be the best idea I’ve heard all week.  Fans of Jack Benny want the Post Office to put the late comedian’s likeness on the new 39 cent stamp when it’s issued in January. For those too young to remember, Jack Benny claimed to be 39 years old all his life.  The older he…
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Big Mac

My thanks to Mike McNamara of KNOX Radio for the interview the other day.  Little did I know when I walked into Culver’s to take part in the Day of Warmth I’d end up on Mac Talk.  (You don’t say no to Mac.  He’s a Marine.)  Had I known I was going to be on with the…
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Bowling For Charity

With the holiday approaching, I’m thankful for people like Linda Troftgruben.  She spared me no small amount of embarrassement recently. Awhile ago I agreed to join a number of other people in painting a bowl for St. Vincent De Paul’s Empty Bowl Project.  White ceramic bowls are decorated and later filled with chili and sold for 10 dollars apiece.  It’s…
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