Great Dane

It was great fun to see comedian Dane Cook host "Saturday Night Live" this week.  He was a studio guest of ours on WDAZ News @5 one day last spring.  He brought along three other comedians sharing the bill on his elegantly named "Tourgasm" show at the Chester Fritz Auditorium.  Dressed "informally," they had just come from a…
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That’s A Wrap

Like most guys I can barely get my Christmas shopping done on time, much less manage the gift wrapping part.  That’s why it comes as a surprise that the Grand Forks Optimist Club has invited me to help wrap Christmas gifts with them.  The club does it as a service for Columbia Mall shoppers and a fundraiser for…
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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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