Saturday, October 24, 2009

Soupy Sales: R.I.P.

Yes, Ms. Manitoba has a fondness for Soupy Sales. He was damn funny! He was quirky and his show was very low budget. Yes, it was a children's show and I was a teenager... back then in the 60's ... but I'd watch it because he would throw out these zingers and he was so unpredictable. I like that in entertainers.

[We do Harold Pinter in one post, Soupy Sales in the next: we, too, are unpredictable.]

Remember White Fang, Black Tooth, and Pookie? How about Peaches, Philo Kvetch, and Onions Oregano? Willie the Worm?

Want to know more about him? Go here.

He once told this riddle (kids' show, mind you) ... what starts with F and ends in U-C-K? [long pause, some giggling in the studio] ... why FIRETRUCK, of course!!!

You just never knew what he was gonna do or say.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Happy Birthday, Harold Pinter! ... and R.I.P

From today's Writers Almanac ...

It's the birthday of playwright Harold Pinter, (books by this author) born on this day in 1930 in London. He is the author of The Birthday Party (1957), The Caretaker (1959), and Betrayal (1978). He once described the subject of his plays as "the weasel under the cocktail cabinet." He won the Nobel Prize in literature in 2005, and he died last December at the age of 78.

[We need more writers who will write about that damn weasel. -- msmanitoba]

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Jack Kerouac Quote for Writers

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I want to work in revelations, not just spin silly tales for money. I want to fish as deep down as possible into my own subconscious in the belief that once that far down, everyone will understand, because they are the same as me that far down.
-- Jack Kerouac