I like to save the best for last. I don't exactly know why, but that's just me. May be I was imprinted early in life when Mom made us finish our asparagus before having dessert. I never saw a valid reason for the existence of asparagus, but I digress.
Well, it's Monday, it's raining and I don't mind. You have to go through Monday to get to the weekend, so eat your crummy asparagus like a man. As a kid, I used to cut a piece of meat and when Mom wasn't looking, I'd toss it to my dog, Beannie. He'd catch it in the air and swallow it in one gulp. Then, I'd take a piece of asparagus and toss it to him, he catch it and swallow it, too. You should have seen the look on his face. I didn't eat much meat that evening, but I got rid of the asparagus. It's a good trade !
Merv Griffin died over the weekend at the age of 82. I always enjoyed his television show, along with the Steve Allen Show, The Jackie Gleason Show and of course, The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson. They just don't make 'em like they used to !
Griffin was also the creator of "Wheel of Fortune" and my favorite, "Jeopardy". I always enjoy that show because it takes an I.Q. over 60 to play it, thus eliminating "survivor" types.
The Pictures: Take a look at the paint job on the helicopter gunship. I'd love to see the look on the camel jockey's face when he sees that bad boy ! Ride this rocket, Achmed !
This Date In History: 1942; Bambi, Walt Disney's fifth animated feature, opens at New York's Radio City Music Hall. 1961; The East German government surrounds East Berlin with temporary fortifications, stopping the flight of East Germans to the west. The barrier is soon replaced by the concrete Berlin Wall.
Birthdays: Annie Oakley, markswoman (1860), Alfred Hitchcock, director (1899), Ben Hogan, golfer (1912), Fidel Castro (1926).
The Hits Just Keep On Coming:
A man was in a laundromat loading the washing machine when he turned to a lady nearby and asked, " What setting on the washing machine do I use on this tee shirt?". The woman replied. "It depends, what does it say on the shirt?" The man said, "University of Oklahoma."
The husband was lying in bed with his wife when he turned to her and said, romantically, "I'm going to make you the happiest woman on earth." The woman said, "I'll miss you."
That's it for today my little apple dumplings. More tomorrow.
Stay Tuned !