Sunday, September 30, 2001

Time To Update SNL Band

It's become an annual ritual of the last week of September: updating the SNL Band page to reflect another year notched under the belt of all of the players. When you consider that the core of this particular group of players has now been together for 17 years and there is one gentleman who's been with the show for 22 straight years, it becomes apparent that being with the SNL band is a lifetime gig.

Sunday, September 23, 2001

Happy Birthday John!

Our new front page design features among other things a revised banner for John's Cartek Corvette Challenge page, featuring the picture of John himself from his website. This is in honor of John's 52nd birthday today (same age as Bruce Springsteen, y'know). Happy Birthday, John!
Oh, and here's a good one

This is a link to a larger picture from the September 17 episode of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire with a couple of famous audience members circled. This is the best shot I can get you from the episode. I am on the left and Robair is on the right. This episode taped on July 31, 2001, and I can remember on the day of taping that everyone made sure to note the date the episode was scheduled to air, almost chanting it like a mantra: Tuesday, September 11. Yes, this was the episode that was to air the night of the terrorists' destruction of the World Trade Center. Nobody seemed to argue with the original choice of airdate, so I guess nobody in studio TV-1 had any premonitions.

Sunday, September 16, 2001

Miss America Shoe Parade Cancelled

Show Us Your Shoes... next year. ;>(

Another casualty of Tuesday's terrorism... the annual Miss America Parade, traditionally held the Friday before the pageant on the Atlantic City boardwalk.

Back From Our 9/11 Hiatus

Hi, everyone. We have decided to resume our regular website programming.

I was today a participant in the Seaside Heights (NJ) Clownfest Parade. If Seaside Heights is a microcosm of the U.S. at large, I can tell you there is no shortage of patriotism and pride in our country right now when we need it most.

Wednesday, September 05, 2001

"The Fantasticks" To Close

Soon It's Not Gonna Rain: There's another report (and these come up periodically, but somehow the show always survives another day) that "The Fantasticks" will end its run on January 6, 2002 after almost 42 years. It is already the longest running off-Broadway show in history with over 17,000 performances so far. "Try To Remember" another show with such longevity? How about Agatha Christie's "The Mousetrap", which has been running on the London stage for almost fifty years!

"The Fantasticks" is as much a part of New York as street vendors selling dirty water hot dogs and the Metropolitan Museum. Go out and support this show while you still can and perhaps it will be around for future generations.

Monday, September 03, 2001

Jerry Lewis

Watching the Jerry Lewis telethon. Why do I get the feeling he's presiding over his own memorial service? Anyway, it's a good idea to give to MDA, so do it: