sgt. ballco

I don’t know who you are, but according to Amazon, one of you out there actually bought the ball shaving device I blogged about a few days ago. I wish I was smart enough to figure out who your were so that I could publicly humiliate you. (Or, should that be “pubicly”?)

Speaking of buying things through this site, if you really want something good, and I’m being honest with you this time, consider getting the newly-released 50th anniversary Sgt. Bilko (The Phil Silvers Show) collection on DVD. It may not give you the extra “optical inch” that Philips promises, but maybe, just maybe, it will make you forget about your personal shortcomings for a few hours. (If 20 people buy it, I’ll get my copy for free, so I plan to keep writing about it until I reach that goal, even if it takes years, so you’d better get used to the idea of this becoming a site more about Phil Silvers than ball-shaving and international relations.) (Thanks to Anonymatt for the Bilko tip.)

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  1. be OH be
    Posted May 11, 2006 at 8:30 am | Permalink

    It could be “pubicly”. But only if you’re trying to be funny.

  2. trusty getto
    Posted May 11, 2006 at 1:01 pm | Permalink

    Wasn’t me, Mark. I use Nair.

  3. Anonymatt
    Posted May 11, 2006 at 1:25 pm | Permalink

    You’re welcome. I picked up my copy at a local store on the first day of release. So far I’ve only been able to watch one episode. A lanky Fred Gwynne transfers to Bilko’s company, and they realize that he’s the former Army eating champ known as “The Stomach.” (I suppose I won’t be giving away too much of the plot if I said that Bilko comes up with a scheme to take advantage of this talent for gambling purposes, ha ha.) Gwynne apparently so impressed Nat Hiken in this episode that it led to his starring role on Car 54, Where Are You?

    Last night I bought Eric Boehlert’s book Lapdogs. Lapdogs and Bilko will be competing for my attention for the forseeable future.

  4. Anonymous
    Posted May 11, 2006 at 3:44 pm | Permalink

    Don’t forget the long awaited release of The Andy Griffith Show: The Complete Sixth Season. Most experts ( agree that the show peaked in the sixth season.

  5. mark
    Posted May 12, 2006 at 12:16 am | Permalink

    You are, of course, correct be-OH-be. It was late, and I never spell “pubic” correctly after 11:00 PM.

    And, Taint, if you’re suggesting that The Andy Griffith Show got better once Don Knotts stopped being a regular cast member, I’ll have to hunt you down and kill you.

    And, Mr. Getto, I don’t know what you were up to in Las Vegas, but I think I speak for everyone here when I ask you to go no further. (What happens in Vegas really should stay in Vegas.)

    And, Matt, let me know how you like Lapdogs.

  6. Collin
    Posted May 12, 2006 at 5:03 pm | Permalink

    So if 20 people buy the ball shaving device, will you get a free one of those?

  7. mark
    Posted May 13, 2006 at 9:53 am | Permalink


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