Sunday, October 24, 2010

Lyrics to the "Dick Van Dyke Show" Song and other stuff

The Dick Van Dyke Show is one of the greatest shows in TV history. Great scripts and great comic actors, including my hero Maury Amsterdam as wise-cracking Buddy Sorrel. If you are anywhere close to my age or older, you know the opening theme song, even to the "whoops" noise where Dick trips over (or, later, avoids) the ottoman. Well, Dick himself was the guest this week on "Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me" on NPR, and dropped a bombshell: There are lyrics to that song. Then he sang them. An awesome radio moment. You can hear it HERE.

Fox has to be really excited about the Texas Rangers playing the Giants in the World Series. No reason for them to settle their dispute with Cablevision, because no one in NY will be watching the series anyway. (As you are probably aware, a series that does not include the Yankees does not matter!). Earlier in the season I had bemoaned the fact that all games shown nationally had to have the Yankees, Bosox or Mets involved, and that most of the country was not getting to see players who play in smaller markets outside the eastern time zone. Great move guys.

Oh, and remember this coming election day, that the Tea Party's response to the financial collapse would have been to do nothing. Like Herbert Hoover did. Which led to 25% unemployment. Apparently the only history these morons know is that there were Founding Fathers, and they believed everything that Glenn Beck said they did, despite what real historians say.

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