Have you ever gotten that weird feeling of displacement when you meet a recent immigrant from another country and they are working a service level job and then you find out that they were like a scientist or doctor in their old life? They tell you that they came here to have a fresh start for their families, but find out that they have to start all over again and work their way back up?
I get those feelings all of the time (and fully expect it to happen to me next) and then I can’t help but imagine what that old life was like. This is what goes through my mind when I meet recently arrived people from Russia.
How do I know that I am mostly culturally white? Simple. I love Rich Little. That is also how to tell that I am getting old.
This is the whole show from 1978. It is by no means good, but it is also perfect and wonderful.
It stars, of course, Rich Little as W. C. Fields, Paul Lynde, Johnny Carson, Laurel and Hardy, Richard Nixon, Humphrey Bogart, Groucho Marx, James Stewart, Peter Falk, Jean Stapleton, Truman Capote, Peter Sellers, James Mason, George Burns, John Wayne, and Jack Benny.
Merry Christmas to all and to all, well, you know…
Once upon a time I found a cool free Face Swap app from Microsoft (that is unfortunately no longer available). We went on many adventures together. Here we are running wild through a series of classic paintings just for the heckuvit. Ahhhh… the good ole days…
In my early years I was a huge sketch comedy fan. I even planned, at one time, to run off to Chicago and join Second City after I graduated from High School. I didn’t, obviously, and I am a lesser person because of it.
In remembrance of that lost dream and the importance that filmed sketch comedy had on me as younger person, here are Five TV Comedy Sketches That Changed My Life. Continue reading →
The year 1,000,001 BC was a big year for the Tribe. I, Krog, son of Kroc, son of Kran, have kept records of all that has happened to us and have chosen the following items as the biggest things to represent the time that is now behind us, as we look forward to a new Megennium.