Although I might not have agreed with who got what award at this week’s Emmys, it was, as always, amazing to see so many truly funny people gathered in one room.
Even the nominees in the Drama categories are pretty darn hilarious when they let go.
So when I saw the news today that Canada has issued stamps with the name and likeness of five of their great comedians, I had two immediate reactions:
- Good for them. Well-deserved all.
- Why haven’t we done something similar here in in the USA, the home of comedy?
Turns out the US Postal Service did do something similar back in 1991 — a booklet of stamps honoring the comedy greats of days gone by.
When I saw these stamps, I had two immediate reactions:
- Good for them. Well-deserved all.
- Why haven’t we done something similar for the current generation of comedians and comediennes?
Do you see a pattern? More importantly, do you agree?
What current ‘funny folk’ do you think deserve to grace the correspondence that we don’t send via email? Vote in the comments!
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It’s been almost 20 years since Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks put Manhattan’s Upper West Side on the map in the rom-com classic You’ve Got Mail.
Visit my neighborhood today and all the movie’s sights are still here — the local restaurants where they rendezvoused, the farmer’s market, Riverside Park. Everything but her little Shop Around the Corner.
Well, that’s changing.
Book Culture is opening their doors literally around the corner from my brownstone apartment and taking up the ‘small bookshop mantle’ that Meg’s character abandoned lo’ those many years ago.
Their window says it best:
Now, the modern version of the movie’s ‘big bad Fox Books’ exists today — Barnes & Noble is just a couple of blocks away. So it will be interesting to see how this small store will compete on selection and pricing.
But I for one am excited to see life imitate art just feet from my doorsteps.
Wonder if the proprietor will be as photogenic?
Posted in Advertising, Books, Business, Entertainment, Humor, Life, Movies, Shopping
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A good friend of mine — a Chicagoland native — recently moved to the South, and relayed an experience on Facebook that made me smile.
He was looking for a banana and asked a woman at a fast food counter if they had any. Her reply?
“We have a banana pudding flavored doughnut.”
Now, it took my friend’s non-Southern brain a while to process this bit of information, but the banana pudding lover in me was PSYCHED.
Banana pudding is one of the greatest desserts on the planet. (They attempt to make it where I live now, but you have to go to the deep South to get the real thing.)
While I’m not the biggest fan of doughnuts as a rule, COME ON –
Ya gotta appreciate their ingenuity!!
Posted in Food, Friends, Humor, Life, Restaurants, Travel
Tagged banana, banana pudding, breakfast, Chicagoland, cooking, deep, desserts, doughnuts, Facebook, fast food, friends, Humor, ingenuity, life, monkey, North, restaurants, sfoods, South, the real thing, Travel
HAPPY NATIONAL DOG DAY!
In a perfect world, every dog would have a home and every home would have a dog.
Posted in Animals, Dogs, Family, Friends, Holiday, Humor, Life, Love, Photography
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My friend Leah and I went to the US Open tennis tournament today hoping to see favorite players.
Me, Djokovic at the practice courts. Her, Verdasco in his early round match. We were both successful. (Leah even shook Verdasco’s hand.)
But we did not expect to meet Jack Sock’s aunt and uncle on the train platform on our way back into the city!
But we did.
They were chatting with friends and were curious about the matches that were still in progress. And since both of us were intent on our cellphones, they asked for an update.
We ended up talking until we arrived at Penn Station.
I think that counts as yet another sports celebrity encounter — don’t you?
Posted in Entertainment, Family, Humor, Life, Sports, Television
Tagged aunt, celebrity encounter, cellphone, chatting, Djokovic, entertainment, family, Humor, Jack Sock, life, New York City, Penn Station, Sports, sports celebrity, Television, tennis, tennis match, tennis tournament, train, train platform, uncle, US Open, Verdasco
I was having a kind of blah Sunday.
Nothing wrong, but not inspired….just blah.
Then I found the work of artist Mel Bochner online. Look at what he was able to create around the very same idea —
Now, that’s inspiring!
(So is the rest of his portfolio. Check it out.)
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