Monday, May 31, 2010
The ayatollah compound has seen a whirl of activity this weekend, with five houseguests visiting from far-off locales. Among other things, they introduced the ayatollah clan to bocce, adding fuel to Wendell's ball obsession. Our guests are planning to depart today, and I wish them all a safe journey home. And I pray that they will drop just a little bit more food on the floor before they go.
Friday, May 28, 2010
Today, the world lost a legend. The great Gary Coleman has passed away. His charm, charisma and impeccable comedic timing made him a star in the late 1970s and 1980s. Unlike many series of that period, Diff'rent Strokes has stood the test of time. The episodes still hold up, at least those that were shot before the introduction of that red-headed, country-music-singing infidel Sam. And in truth, even the Great Fire-Haired Satan couldn't completely bring the show down, as long as Coleman got to deliver a few one-liners.
Gary Coleman made me smile. He made me laugh. And today, his passing makes me sad. Sure, he peaked as a child actor. But what a peak it was.
Rest in peace, Gary.
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Greetings, my flock. I have not had much time to blog the last couple of weeks. I've been napping a lot during the day after putting in some ... late nights at the office. Some have pointed out that my absence here coincided with a flurry of activity on the blog of my alleged alter-ego, Batpug, and a precipitous drop in the local crime rate. It's purely coincidental, I assure you ...