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Old 03-20-2011, 07:55 PM   #7161
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We went out to a little Italian Place for dinner and then went to see David Brenner at the local comedy club . He was really funny but I was shocked by how he has aged . I looked it up and he is now 75 and still working . No early retirement for him ! I always wonder why actors ,actresses and even comedians don't retire . Haven't they made enough ?
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We went out to a little Italian Place for dinner and then went to see David Brenner at the local comedy club . He was really funny but I was shocked by how he has aged . I looked it up and he is now 75 and still working . No early retirement for him ! I always wonder why actors ,actresses and even comedians don't retire . Haven't they made enough ?
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We went out to a little Italian Place for dinner and then went to see David Brenner at the local comedy club . He was really funny but I was shocked by how he has aged . I looked it up and he is now 75 and still working . No early retirement for him ! I always wonder why actors ,actresses and even comedians don't retire . Haven't they made enough ?
I read one of his books and I remember he had a nasty divorce and lengthy custody battle. I looked it up and he talks about it here -

Comedy Land: David Brenner

About halfway down it begins with the question,

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I know you had the custody fight that kept you out of the public eye for a while.

Yeah. Four and a half years.
There's more and the result was
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Four and a half years later, I walked out with a crippled career, totally broke. I lost my townhouse, cars, everything I owned, but I walked out holding the hand of my son.

That sounds like thatís the important part.


Yeah. To hell with the other thing. And today I have this wonderful, wonderful son. I have three wonderful, wonderful, wonderful sons.
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Couldn't see the supermoon because of clouds (in fact, it's rained almost every day for weeks here). Was it really noticeably bigger? If you hadn't heard about it would you have said "that moon is bigger than normal!"?
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Couldn't see the supermoon because of clouds (in fact, it's rained almost every day for weeks here). Was it really noticeably bigger? If you hadn't heard about it would you have said "that moon is bigger than normal!"?
Most definitely larger. Enormous, in fact.
I watch the skies at night whenever it is clear and warm enough to do so. I skywatch when I let my dogs out and wait for them to take care of business. It is dark enough in my back yard to see the Milky Way Galaxy easily and sometimes a trace of the glow of Northern lights, even if they are faint.
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I always wonder why actors ,actresses and even comedians don't retire . Haven't they made enough ?
They have no reason to retire.

The only comedian I can recall who quietly left the stage was Flip Wilson.
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Couldn't see the supermoon because of clouds (in fact, it's rained almost every day for weeks here). Was it really noticeably bigger? If you hadn't heard about it would you have said "that moon is bigger than normal!"?
Yes. It was really big. Sometimes a harvest moon can look that big, I guess, but the difference was that the features of the supermoon appeared in much greater detail. It was startling, at least here. If I hadn't known about it, I probably would have said, "What is going on? Is the moon coming towards us?" Even though I knew about it, it was still a little unnerving.
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Yesterday during dinner my son saw something odd running across a neighbor's lawn and into our yard. It was already 7:45 PM and starting to get dark but we all saw it. It was a LARGE bird, definitely not a hawk as we see those all the time here. Looked like a turkey but I've only seen those in a grocery store meat case!

It was walking and bobbing and eventually flew/jumped into a neighbor's large oak tree. We looked it up in a bird book and it really was a turkey. It sat there for a while but was gone this morning.



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Sue - It could have been a turkey buzzard, also known as turkey vulture. We have a bunch around here

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I woke up at 530 AM and decided to quit being a stay-in-bed slug.
The local weather radar loop display (Weather Channel) looks like an animated Peter Max poster. White (snow), pink (mix of snow/rain) and green (rain) intermixed and moving across the area at a good clip.
The Syracuse WIXT TV station's version of the radar loop is even more psychedelic.
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We went out to a little Italian Place for dinner and then went to see David Brenner at the local comedy club . He was really funny but I was shocked by how he has aged . I looked it up and he is now 75 and still working . No early retirement for him ! I always wonder why actors ,actresses and even comedians don't retire . Haven't they made enough ?
I knew a guy in his late seventies. Old crooner. Only the singing kept him alive. And a few turns on the dance floor.
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We went out to a little Italian Place for dinner and then went to see David Brenner at the local comedy club . He was really funny but I was shocked by how he has aged . I looked it up and he is now 75 and still working . No early retirement for him ! I always wonder why actors ,actresses and even comedians don't retire . Haven't they made enough ?
I had the extreme pleasure of seeing Don Rickles in 2005 live at a local casino. He has always been one of my favorites, right up there with Rodney Dangerfield.
He came onstage launching right into his trademark schtick, i.e. picking on the audience. No mercy as usual. Razor edge wit. Wooooooooo
Then he changed gears and proceeded to sing some of the songs made famous by Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr and Dean Martin. I was astonished by the quality of his voice. He added a little "soft shoe" to his act.
Then he went right back to pinging the audience, laughing like hell and saying things like "Ya didn't think I could still get to ya at my age, HAH! " What a riot!
He looked a bit older, had a bit of a paunch going on, but his stage energy was unbelievable. It was a performance I will always remember.

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No, no, not here! Over at the Dollar $tretcher forums.

To market the book, I've been spending a substantial amount of time networking with other bloggers and forums. A couple months ago I offered to write guest columns for Gary Foreman's website. (I've been reading his newsletter for over a decade and he has a military audience.) I submitted a "The Military Guide" article for their guest blog, one thing led to another, and now I'm the mod in charge of the new "Military Family Finances" forum.

This should be interesting. Of course their pay & benefits are only a fraction of E-R.org's moderator compensation (and no stock options or 401(k) match either), but I have a new audience of potential contributors-- and book-buyers.

I'll still be reading & posting here. And there. And blogging. And networking elsewhere.
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I had the extreme pleasure of seeing Don Rickles in 2005 live at a local casino. He has always been one of my favorites, right up there with Rodney Dangerfield.
He came onstage launching right into his trademark schtick, i.e. picking on the audience. No mercy as usual. Razor edge wit. Wooooooooo
It was a performance I will always remember.

Don Rickles - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

We like going to Comedy Clubs occasionally .A few years ago we saw George Carlin and he was so funny I was laughing so hard I missed some of his routine . I have seen him twice and I have to say he was my favorite .
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I'll still be reading & posting here. And there. And blogging. And networking elsewhere.
But....what will you do all day the rest of the day?
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