Tom Hanks Fights the Fonz
If you were around back in the early 80’s and you didn’t see the rising star that was Tom Hanks, then you were not paying attention.
Yup, me too. We also use the landline as internal phone. Yelling makes me crabby 4 floors, deaf kids.
But mine are right next door. They’re like twenty feet away!
Berlin - Take My Breath Away
I almost joined the Navy because of Maverick.
I don’t care how you cut it, I will always feel cheated of one hour on Daylight’s Savings Time day.
And I don’t care if I gained an hour a few months ago. I don’t want to HEAR it!
See that guy with the crazy sideburns, the guy second from the right?
That’s Don Singleton. He joined the New York Daily News back in the mid-60’ and covered the Attica State Prison riots, the John Lennon assassination, and the Lockerbie, Scotland terrorist bombing among other amazing news events.
He passed away on Sunday, March 2nd with nary a peep. Sad.
Sometimes my kids text me when we’re all home and that makes me feel like we live in a huge mansion on grounds that stretch for miles and miles and miles.
1) You know that iconic line from the movie, The Naked City, “There are eight million stories in the naked city. This has been one of them.” Well I have two for you today.
Kevin McCrary’s parents were celebrities back in the 50’s. They died back in 2003, leaving Kevin the apartment he shared with them and a sizable trust fund that is managed by Kevin’s estranged brother. Curious as to what’s happened to Kevin? You can find out right here.
Do you know who Ned O’Gorman is? Well, he was a New York City poet who lived an extraordinary life who died earlier this week. Learn about Ned O’Gorman right here.
2) I have no patience for learning MLB’s instant replay rules. I don’t care. I liked the little debates that arose whenever an umpire missed a call. I liked saying, “Dammit, if that blind umpire would have called that right, we would have won.” I liked letting out a piercing scream whenever an umpire got a play wrong. We’ll have none of that this season. It is what it is.
3) Whenever I see Woody Harrelson in a movie or TV show, I pretend that he’s playing an extension of Woody Boyd, the character he played on Cheers. Try it some time.
I gave True Detective sixty minutes of my time today. I’m not too keen about giving it anymore time. I know that’s not fair and I’ll knock out the whole seasons at some point but dammit, it all feels so generic in a been there/done that sort of way. A lot of you love it so I’m sure I’ll be proven wrong but try the Woody Boyd thing. I dare ya.
4) I knew Jimmy Fallon would be a huge upgrade on The Tonight Show from that windbag, Jay Leno, but I didn’t think he’d be this good.
Truth be told, I haven’t seen The Tonight Show since the mid-80’s and that was when Johnny was more off than on. If memory serves, Johnny had two days off back then, Mondays and Fridays. Monday was a full day off and Jay or Joan Rivers would cover and Fridays were for reruns.
I can see Jimmy hosting for a long, long time.
Okay…now a little about me.
5) I’ve been sick for a few days. I slept okay yesterday but it wasn’t the kind of good sleep I envisioned happening. It was uneasy. I had nightmare at one point. Sucks.
I want to relax today. I want to have a few beers too. In fact, I’m having a few right now. A preemptive strike, if you will.
6) I have zero patience for the video games of today. I’m a Galaga guy. I’ll beat you at Galaga. Play me if you dare.
Carmen Berra died earlier this week at the age of eighty five. She was Yogi’s wife for sixty five years and was always at his side during his Old Timer’s Day visits to The Stadium.
Here’s an article written by New York Daily News’ columnist Mike Lupica about their little love story.