Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Yes, today is the anniversary of the Great Stock Market Crash in 1929-- seventy-nine years ago and yes indeed there is a street in Texas that's called Psycho Path-- a perfect street name for these "crazy times". How'd you'd like to live on this street, folks? But today in history was an amazing day. Entertainer Fanny Brice was born on this day in 1891, and the former Senator from Ohio, Mr. John Glenn made absolute history today ten (10) years ago when he became the first senior citizen to make another space journey at the grand old age of seventy-seven. So you see --we who get older, sometimes get better. Today also was the day that Osama Bin Laden admitted publicly that he had ordered the attacks on the World trade Center and the Pentagon on September 11th. My writing partner reminded me that while our domestic planes were still grounded in September, dear old George W. Bush had ordered the evacuation of Bin Laden's family who were visiting this country at the time. Is that an amazing coincidence or what? The Musical HAIR premiered in 1967 to great acclaim. Most people do not know that these same composers came out four years later with a dud musical called "DUDE"-- what a disaster. To quote a line from my new play "THE BROTHERS LAUGHTER" -- a whale falling on a lawyer couldn't flop that bad!" And speaking of this play, I have yesterday officially submitted it to Neil and Danny Simon's lawyer for approval and blessings. So hold good thoughts for John Nugent and myself. The Touch A Life Show went very well on Saturday night in my old parrish church Saint John No results in on how much money was made and compliments to all who participated.