Monday, November 29, 2010

It Looks Like a Big Tylenol, Shirley

Heavy rain most of the evening, but at least no ice. Right now the entire U.S. east of the Mississippi, except for the tips of Maine and Florida, are painted "it's raining" green on the Weather Channel web site. All of Minnesota is getting snow. Over the weekend, I met a fellow who lives in Minneapolis, and was reminded again that Minnesota is the place Chicagoans believe is too cold to live.

Thousands of people are probably linking to this clip today. I'm not one to go against the tide, not in this case. I even met people in Japan -- Commonwealth citizens, not Japanese -- who knew "don't call me Shirley." The gag has traveled far.

It also must have occurred to other people that Leslie Nielsen's death makes two from the cast of Airplane! this year (Peter Graves died in March). Robert Stack and Lloyd Bridges are already dead, and so is the fellow who played Johnny, one Stephen Stucker, who stole every scene he was in. So who gets to be the third?

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At 8:35 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

He only lives in Minneapolis over the weekend?

At 5:24 PM, Blogger Dees Stribling said...

That would be "on the weekends" if I'd meant that, but I see your point.


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