Now all I need is a vacation from my vacation! HAHAHAHAHAHA I’m so funny.
I’m sorry if anyone’s messages got caught in the spam filter. When I came back I had like 500 messages in there so I just killed them rather than going through all of them. Hopefully that wasn’t an issue for anyone, but if it was, I apologize and will approve any relevant messages in the future.
Anyway, I hope everyone had a good week.
The vacation was odd for me in that I was hanging out with people (family) most of the day all week, except when I stole a couple of hours in the afternoon each day to nap or read. No movies, etc. A little TV, the highlight of which was seeing on ESPN Classic a show called Celebrity Bowling. I turned it on and saw ’70s-era Robert Culp (!)–you could tell from his hair–bowling against what turned out to be Roy Rogers (!!!). But wait, no, they were on a team, bowling against Bobby Troup, who I didn’t recognize,* and Bob Newhart (!!!!), in blue slacks and a red and white checkered shirt.
[*He was apparently an actor/composer. He played a doctor on Emergency, and wrote the song Route 66.]
The game was set up to avoid outright humiliation; each team member would throw a ball, and then get to choose which of the two results to try to spare. However, the production was so primitive that they didn’t mike the stars. So every once in a while Newhart would look like he was cracking a joke, but you couldn’t hear what he was saying. Whoever the producer was should have been fired.
According to Wikipedia, CB ran for seven years (!). Bowling used to be a really big network sport, I remember watching games with guys like Earl Anthony on ABC’s Wide World of Sports every Saturday. Anyway, I’d love to see more of these episodes. It wasn’t Battle of the Network Stars by any means, but it was still pretty weird.