Wednesday, May 02, 2007

It's Wally Wednesday! Here's the little guy exhausted at the end of his day at the beach.

I was driving behind a car on my way to work yesterday, and the vanity plate read “FISTER.” I really really hope that meant something other than the obvious. I also wish I had had my camera on me.

It was sad news yesterday in the passing of Tom Poston. If you don’t know him by name, you know him as the comic actor who often played a lovable clueless guy in shows such as Newhart and Mork and Mindy. Though Poston was 85 at the time of his death, it seems like he was one of those characters who would just always be there. He is survived by his wife, actress Suzanne Pleshette.

Monday was the first day back to work after our wrap party. Rather, the Post department had to go back to work. Everyone else was finished. At any rate, one of the lower level producers who runs my department came in with tales of how drunk she was at the party and how she had to spend the last hour of it in the bathroom puking. After many stories of stupid things she did while under the influence, she got to a part where she said she wanted to go out on the dance floor and grabbed two of her friends who are lesbians. She thought she would try to set one of them up with one of the crew, who she named, following the name with, “Who is totally openly gay, of course.” Silence. Everyone stared at her. None of US knew said crew member was gay. Bravo! She publicly outed someone on accident! She then said, “Ok…so let’s just keep this between the 12 of us.”

The song of the day is “Never Gonna Give You Up” by Rick Astley off his 1987 album Whenever You Need Somebody. Astley was known as “the little man with the big voice.” Many people, before seeing him, actually thought he was black. If Astley were 25 today, he would be the perfect candidate for American Idol. Clean cut, good voice, and rather bland but listenable.


Blogger NB said...

That license plate is a riot! What if it's the guy's last name? The thought is almost devastatingly funny!!!!

7:56 AM  
Blogger M-M-M-Mishy said...

There is an episode of The Office where one character's licence plate is "Wll Hung" - everyone asks him if he's a big fan of William Hung. "Why does everyone ask me that? Who is this Hung guy??" hahha...

Also, outing someone? So so so uncool.

8:24 AM  
Blogger Diane said...

I went to school with a guy who's plate read "Lingus" and yes, it was his attempt at bragging at his prowess . . .

I went to Europe in the summer of '87, and that Rick Astley song was in heavy rotation at every pub, bar, disco and club . . . I still think it is a catchy tune

9:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said... the story about the producer outing the crew member...and she wasn't even drunk anymore :)


11:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You know an interesting thing about your blog posts...we typically get 2 "events" and a song choice...which opens the floor up for interesting comments.


11:15 AM  
Blogger LA said...

“Ok…so let’s just keep this between the 12 of us.”

haha! Love it!

Is Rick Astley the same guy who did the song Jane's Getting Serious? Anyone?

I want to give Wally a big hug and set him up with Ruby!

12:14 PM  
Blogger EditThis said...

la - that was John Astley.

12:51 PM  
Blogger LA said...

Ahh, thanks for clarifying! I knew something about the name was familiar.

4:41 PM  
Blogger GetFlix said...

Tom Postom rules!! He will be fondly remember. I have great respect for anybody that funny.

And what Mish said. Uncool.

6:31 PM  
Blogger Kings Fan said...

Really sad about the passing of Tom Poston. He was a very funny and talented actor. I didn't know he was married to Suzanne Pleshette.

I'd like to announce to everyone that I am a male lesbian. Whew! I feel better now that it is out in the open.

Interesting thing about that Rick Astley song. Seems everything he's never going to do all rhyme.

4:06 PM  

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