Monday, July 9, 2012

So Long Skipper

 I'm so relieved that Ernest Borgnine is dead.

Don't get me wrong, I'm sure he's was really a nice old guy.  But I possess an unhealthy conceit in my ability to be able to tell you who is alive and who is dead.  Ernest has been the monkey wrench in my excellent accuracy average for about 20 years.  I mean seriously, how could the man hang on so long?  He looked 45 when he was 20 and has looked 105 for the last 30 years.  Old Ernie has been driving me as crazy as a monkey on a trike.

I am an excellent resource for the breathing/nonbreathing capabilities of a long list of of semi celebrities.  You know, the kind that create dangerous brain blips whenever you try to come up with their name.  According to Wikipedia, whenever your brain blips it wipes out the equivalent of one week of algebra class or 4 days of Conversational Spanish.

Just to prove how astute I am, here is a representative sample to demonstrate my prowess.


C. Everett Koop

ALIVE!!!

Currently taken over for Colonel Sanders as spokesman for Kentucky Fried Chicken.  Has mounted a rigorous campaign to "unkoop" chickens and turn them loose on the "free range"



Larry "Bud" Melman

DEAD!!!

Currently residing in heaven and trying to earn his wings by convincing David Letterman to become a Republican




Abe Vigoda

ALIVE!!!

Only a trained professional can evaluate this one.  

 

Last sighted in Addam's Family films, 
appearing as "Uncle Fester"

Rest in peace Ernest.  
You have kept me humble for 50 years.

14 comments:

M Mommy to 4 said...

Cool list, but point of fact: Uncle Lester was played by Christopher Lloyd in the Addams Family films. Abe Vigoda was in the Godfather films.

Laraine Eddington said...

Sorry M Mommy to 4. Facts have no place on this blog. They just get in the way :)

karen said...

Ernest surprised me, too. Seemed like he'd been gone a while already.

Nancy Claeys said...

Too funny -- I don't do well at the alive or dead contests. What does that say about me as a person? Lol.

Melynda said...

The younger generation knew, Spong Bob Square Pants, I'm just sayin....I will miss his great smile.

Connie said...

Another one of the "good" ones has passed. Now we must move on. Speaking of moving on, have you seen Channing Tatum? I think I can move on just fine with the likes of actors like him...wait a minute, he doesn't even need to act, just standing there for me to view is all he really needs to do ;o}

just call me jo said...

I know! I'm no good at the alive/dead thing either. I sometimes wonder about whether I'm alive or not. Monkey on a trike...that's funny stuff now!

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

My cap's off to you and Ernest!

Vee said...

Oh you'd love Howie Carr's "Death Pool." ☺

esbboston said...

This Ernest is stiLL alive, weLL, at least while I was writing this, but maybe not when you are reading this in the future which happens to be your present, alas, I may be past.

Pondside said...

You nailed it again, Laraine - as much as he was universally loved, I'm sure that there was a collective 'Wait! I thought he was dead' yelled across the continent. (our moment was in the car - I think I saw every other car on the freeway swerve at that very moment)

Stephen Tremp said...

I'll miss Ernest. He was in so many movies and TV shows. And Abe Vigoda was great! Thanks for the tributes and a stroll down Memory Lane.

Pearl said...

Good ol' Ernie. Didn't his wife sell cosmetics or jewelry or something on TV...

Pearl

Sue said...

heehee

Facts have no place on this blog.

Sometimes your comments are even funnier than your posts...

=D