Tuesday, February 05, 2008

The Hot Club

Mr. D. likes to visit Patrick's Pub on Thursdays. Last week, he ran into one time Hot Club regular Dot.com. She was with Lou, a Bluegrass aficionado from Kentucky (Lou Grass per Mr. D.) Appears they both are swingalas, i.e. they enjoy dancing to swing music.

Contraire walked by and I asked him if he was going to do anything on the Super Bowl. Contraire asked, "Why? Is that illegal?" Well yeah it is around here. Contraire pointed to the Sportzine I was carrying and said, "This is a crime."

Errata: Last week I quoted Foot Joy on Dizzy and Daffy Dean. His response to Avery should have been "No, Tweedle Dum and Tweedle Dumber". Foot Joy told me it made the quoter look bad. And that woman at the Patriots' media day who wanted to marry Tom Brady was dressed in a wedding gown not a bridal gown.

David was with Lyana, a nurse from Yonkers. David introduced us and told her about Sportzine. Lyana said that Eli Manning wasn't getting his due especially after the regular season finale against the Patriots. I said that I gave Eli his due - I said he looked like brother Peyton. This didn't satisfy Lyana who felt Eli was still being slighted. No more Lyana. After the Super Bowl win everyone knows who Eli is, especially the NE Patriots.

Mentioned to 5 Angels and Foot Joy about an excellent PBS series on Tuesdays at 10 about early TV. Each show has a theme - late night talk shows, variety shows, sit coms, and last week game shows. Merv Griffin made his fortune creating Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune. I said Chuck Barris helped save the ABC network with his Dating Game and Newlywed Game. 5 Angels said that Barris wrote Louie Louie and Palisades Park. A Google check of Wikipedia shows that Barris did write Palisades Park. Louie Louie is not mentioned.

Foot Joy recalled my favorite, Groucho Marx, who hosted You Bet Your Life until he told a woman with 19 children that he liked his cigar but took it out once in a while. Per Wikipedia: "One often-told story recounts the appearance of a woman contestant, Mrs. Story, who mentioned she had nineteen children. Groucho asked, "Why so many children?" The woman said, "Well, I just love my husband." Groucho replied, "I like a good cigar, but I take it out once in a while…The story has taken on the trappings of an urban legend over the years. Both Groucho and (George) Fenneman denied the incident ever took place."

Adam nodded toward the men's room and said there was some 'action' going on. Sure enough a male patron started to walk in but recoiled at the sight of a woman and a man in the rest room. They exited with sheepish grins. The ladies' room usually gets less traffic.


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