Robin Williams once said, “Cocaine is God’s way of saying you have too much money.” There is now another way. Chilean police are holding a man on suspicion of stealing five tons of ice from a glacier in Patagonia to sell as designer ice cubes for cocktails. My late father, who began many days by taking a small snort of cheap whiskey (Pressman’s Club) from a dime store jelly glass, would have loved this story.
It’s as foolish as the guy I met who insisted he would only drink Perrier water, then drank it on ice. Of course, the ice was made from pure Pittsburgh tap water.
The Ground Hog
The men of Punxsutawney just gave a lesson in Old School showmanship. A few minutes ago half a dozen guys dressed to the Old School nines took a whopping ten minutes to lift up a ground hog and tell people it was going to be cold. As someone who pays the bills performing shows, it was quite the lesson.
Here are the few of the highlights for me
- Like you read, these guys were “stylin’ & profilin'” (Thank you, Ric Flair.)
- The speaker acknowledges all the members of the Punxy Mafia like Wayne Newton his band. (“Mafia” wasn’t their term. It’s the term a buddy of mine from Punxy used to describe the groundhog inner circle. Thank you, Dennis.)
- He holds up the groundhog for several seconds milking the applause and cheers. (Can you milk a groundhog? Do they have nipples? Thank you Meet The Parents.)
- Once he gives the prediction he wraps things up in seconds, just like the end of a Thanksgiving parade. (Thank you, Santa.)