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…. and not for Godot this time. … at least I hope not.

Day 3 of this posting every day stuff and I’m already getting a bit bored with it.  I really don’t have that much to say. I’m waiting for the heating/cooling repairman.  Its cold in here today.  Its so cold its snowing!  Cool – look you can make the snow move around when you move your mouse over it.  Okay, so I’m easily amused…. It is cold but it is livable.  Its not like I’m in Minnesota (about 50 degrees outside and in).  But it kind of makes you not want to do anything other than leave the house which I can’t cause I’m waiting for the repairman.  It makes me realize just how lucky I am.  So many people don’t have shelter or heat or warm clothes or enough food not only in far off corners in the world but right where we live.  We take for granted so much and complain bitterly about our jobs, the traffic, the Christmas rush.  There are so many people in the U.S. and abroad who would be thrilled to have a job, be stuck in a car (not everyone has that luxury and it is a luxury) in traffic or have enough money to go out Christmas shopping and be rushing around to buy presents for loved ones.

Sorry for the sermon, its aimed more at me than you (whoever you may be).  I’ll make it up to you – here’s a video of Dean Martin singing Its a Marshmallow World.  I love the version of him and Frank singing this but this, well, this you can’t beat – Dean with a cigarette in his hand singing the song with less than heartfelt sentiments.  I can almost hear him thinking – is it over yet, roll commercial, oh geez more lyrics on that teleprompter ….

Save it… for de end…

I loved  Dom DeLuise.  He passed away yesterday, May 4, 2009.  The first I ever saw of Dom was his bit as the magician, Dominick the Great.  It was wonderful.  I loved the skits he would do with Ruth Buzzi as his assistant, Shakundula (or Shagundula, not sure how to spell it).  I went looking for a picture of them together but couldn’t find it.  If you should find a photo or video of them together drop me a comment and let me know please.  I think I probably saw them perform on the old Hollywood Palace show on ABC.  Dom would perform as a bumbling magician with a thick Italian accent and when the audience applauded he would say “Save it for de end.”  So here is the applause we’ve been saving up for you sir.  Thank you Mr. DeLuise for making us laugh, one of the greatest gifts anyone can give.  Here is a clip of  him and another childhood idol of mine, Dean Martin – what can I say I have thing for Italians I guess (but then who doesn’t):

You know I just realized why I found Fabio’s accent from Top Chef so endearing – it was Dom DeLuise’s accent as Dominick the Great!  You don’t have to watch the whole thing below – but it will give you a sense of the accent similarity.

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