Saturday, September 29, 2007
The Saturday Seven: Funny Dead Comedians
#1 George Burns: "Don't stay in bed, unless you can make money in bed"
#2 Peter Sellers: "Conversation like television set on honeymoon... unnecessary"
#3 Groucho Marx: "Who are you going to believe, me or your own eyes?"
#4 Benny Hill: “I'm not against half naked girls - not as often as I'd like to be"
#5 Red Foxx: "Health nuts are going to feel stupid someday, lying in hospitals dying of nothing.”
#6 Jack Benny: "Give me golf clubs, fresh air and a beautiful partner, and you can keep the clubs and the fresh air.”
#7 Paul Lynde: "Host Peter Marshall: What are “dual-purpose cattle” good for that other cattle aren’t? Paul Lynde: They give milk and cookies – but I don’t recommend the cookies"
Bonus entry: Rodney Dangerfield: "I don't get no respect"
Thanks for stopping by The Saturday Seven today. Who are your favorite dead male comedians? Some other week I'll tackle the ladies, and also the living funny guys. But today, it's a mini-tribute to those who are gone. Happy Saturday! -Rick Rockhill
Friday, September 28, 2007
Happy Friday! I'm headed to Lake Tahoe this weekend, so stay tuned for an update from my travels.
Thursday, September 27, 2007
Above: Step One, the water purification process & Step 2, the "Instant Live Sea Monkey Eggs"
Stay tuned for more updates on my "Amazing Sea Monkeys"...
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
This week's letter comes from MaryAnne in Lynhurst, Indiana. MaryAnne writes:
Dear Dr Wang,
Six months ago I started catering and baking cupcakes for extra money and saved over $5,000 so far just from small jobs. There has been a steady flow of catering work that I mainly do nights and weekends around my full time job. I am at the point where I have to turn down some catering projects because they interfere with my day job. I'd like to quit my regular job and go into catering full time. I want to know what the future holds for me, and if I'll be able to support myself at some point.
Dr Wang responds: Dear MaryAnne,
First of all, I must congratulate you on the success of your part time career so far. The Great Bubble Wall indicates that you clearly have a knack for the baking, but you are not yet skilled enough as a chef. I suggest you enroll in a culinary arts school to gain more specific culinary skills. In the meantime continue making cupcakes as a side business. You will begin making X-rated cupcakes for a premium price. There is great potential for bachelorette parties and more. You will need to find extra tall bakery boxes for these x-rated cupcakes, which will be hard (to find).
Starting your own catering business requires a significant investment. In addition to The Great Bubble Wall, I consulted a deck of Tarot cards to be certain. Your "significator card" is The Wheel of Fortune (see my photo above, behind the plant). The Tarot indicates that you are about to inherit a small sum of money from a distant relative. This will provide you with seed money to start your catering business. Be sure to write a full business plan and present it to a local commercial banker. You have exceptionally good luck in your future, follow your instincts with this catering business.
Keep swimming upstream,
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Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Above: "The Donna Reed Look"
Above: Smart, Confident and Stylish
Above: Innocent, Naive and and Gullible
Above: "Modern", Independent and Practical
Above: Dignified, Devoted and Doting
Above: Hip, Sassy and Whimsical
Above: "Femme Fatale", Glamorous and Drama Queen
Above: Tragically Geek and Square.
Which category was your Mom when you were growing up? Leave a comment, it's totally FREE today!
Monday, September 24, 2007
Above: Wow it's Matt Damon. Hey is it hot in here, or is it just me?
Above: Matt Damon from The Departed and the "Bourne" series
Above: Matt Damon, George Clooney and Brad Pitt from Oceans 13
Thanks for stopping by to checkout Matt Damon. I wonder if I used the name Matt Damon enough times here to increase ranking of the Matt Damon searches on the web.
Sunday, September 23, 2007
I've been a Monty Python fan for a long time, and the stage show was quite funny; it kept me laughing continuously. It helps if you are familiar with the MP films The Holy Grail and Life of Brian, as well as the TV show itself. There are many familiar sketches and characters, all centered around King Arthur and his quest for the Holy Grail. It is cleverly written and presented, making hilarious jibes at everyone from the French, the English, Jews, Gays, Germans and many other groups. I laughed out loud throughout, it was lighthearted and fun. After the show I met some of the cast for a VIP back stage visit and tour.
Above left: Guards at the French castle, & above right: King Arthur's knights of the round table. The Vegas version of the show has the round table that looks like a roulette wheel, which was fun.
The Back Stage VIP Tour
Above left: Me clowning around with actor Justin Brill, who plays the role of "Patsy". He is holds the "vicious bunny" prop, with its bloodied fangs, feigning an attack on me. Oh yes, I was a natural on stage as I gave a dramatic shriek in horror. Above right: Me standing inside a giant tin of Spam, with friends Tim and Tim.
Above left: You can see, I was meant for the stage, posing on the set of the castle doors, & above right: Back stage in front of some costumes.
Above: Show props, & above right: One of three sections of shelves with Wigs used for the production. They are all custom made in London for each actor.
Above: Backs tage props and signs for the show.
The tour was really cool, and Justin Brill was a really nice guy. Aside from seeing how things on stage work, we saw the entire back production process, history of the show and met several actors. I highly recommend Spamalot, particularly if you were a fan of this super silly British comedy team.
Saturday, September 22, 2007
The Saturday Seven: Rules for Good Manners
#1 Respect your elders- they've been around longer and seen it all. Besides, you'll be old one day soon enough.
#2 Don't speak loudly- why stress people out so much. It comes across as aggressive and forceful.
#3 Don't interrupt others- Let them finish speaking, then you get your turn. just like in kindergarten, remember?
#4 Don't stare at people- Glance if you must, but at least be discreet if you must!
#5 Don't lose your temper- Show some restraint. Keep it cool, practice deep breathing and let go of the anger.
#6 Don't spit in public. Oh how gross. Unless you drank a mouthful of poison, otherwise go to the restroom or somewhere out of view.
#7 Always be Polite- use common sense, act according to where you are and who you are with.
Bonus Entry- Don't curse- Is it really necessary? Can't you express yourself using standard words from the English language? Try going a week without swearing, see how you do. Unless of course, you are in a bar with the guys telling "fish stories", then that's OK I guess!
Another Bonus entry: Take pride in your appearance- How you look and what you wear. It won't kill you to dress up once in awhile.