February 25th, 2006

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Saturday funnies:

4-Block World's topic today: Baby Boomer Nightmare.

Day By Day talks about what's really important in relationships.

Dilbert is all too true.

Big Nate from yesterday and today is good.

I like Rob's line in the last panel of today's Get Fuzzy. Speaking of which, my own Siamese noise box is sitting here on the table with me.

On my way to Unfit, I clicked on this link for "That's Life Classics" (meaning that the cartoon is off the air but United Media is still getting money off of it). I thought it was kind of funny, although in this house, we have no need to "share" the cat.

Speaking of Unfit, today's offering is pretty good. Sort of takes integrative medicine to a new level. (My doctor's receptionist is male, but then, the doctor's kind of...never mind.)

Working Daze was funny, not only because it reminds me of Kenneth Mars' line from The Producers ("I am the author. You are the audience. I outrank you!"), but also because I've known a few rather imperious executive assistants...
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itzwicks informs me that we lost Darren McGavin and Don Knotts today.

McGavin played The Old Man in one of my favorite movies, A Christmas Story, as well as the part of Carl Kolchak on the mid-1970s TV series Night Stalker, and in a bunch of other roles.

Knotts was, in my opinion, one of the funniest people God ever put on earth. He had as much to do with the success of The Andy Griffith Show as Andy himself, and he was in rare form in the film version of No Time For Sergeants, as the corporal in charge of testing dexterity. He was a regular with Steve Allen and had his own show for a while, which no one seems to remember.

Anyway, I'll miss them both. God bless, guys. You done good.