Tag Archives: Jack Benny

Inherit Mark’s much-loved copy of “To Be or Not to Be”

A few years ago, I decided to invest in a copy of the 1942 Ernst Lubitsch film “To Be or Not to Be” starring Jack Benny and Carole Lombard. The brilliantly quirky little black comedy, set in Nazi-occupied Warsaw in the run up to WWII, had long been a favorite of mine, and I’d gotten […]

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Here’s wishing you and yours a very YouTube Christmas

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Bob Zmuda on securing Andy Kaufman’s penis with gaffer’s tape prior to his wrestling matches, the origins of Tony Clifton, Andy’s plans to fake his death, and a million other things

Last night, I listened to Marc Maron’s interview with Andy Kaufman’s old writing partner, Bob Zmuda. My sense is that Maron… who has a brilliant podcast, by the way… found the experience somewhat frustrating, as Zmuda insisted on being evasive about a few things, like the circumstances surrounding Andy’s death, and the question as to […]

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Snyder’s plans for Emergency Financial Managers in Michigan

I haven’t given much time here on the site to Governor Snyder’s proposed legislation concerning Emergency Financial Managers. I’ve been remiss in that regard, and I’m afraid that now it might be too late. As of this afternoon, the bill has cleared the Michigan House and Senate, and, barring some unforeseen development, it looks as […]

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Wasting time with Tim Carey, Tila Tequila and Charlie Brooker

I wanted to write tonight about Chris Lee, the family-values touting Republican Congressman from New York who resigned today, after getting busted for soliciting sex on Craigslist, and the very real possibility that a similar fate may await John Boehner, but I got sucked into watching videos instead. I hate to admit it, but I’m […]

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