Monday, August 13, 2007

Welcome MSNBC.com Readers

Merv is glad you're here. He'll be right back.

Or... not.

buying a vowel at: mbe@drinktothelasses.com

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

I just read your article regarding Merv griffin' death on MSN

What are you talking about?

Do you feel better about yourself because you write prose I can't understand?

Josh The Pilot said...

Anon,
Do you feel better about yourself when you anonymously flame someone you've never met? That's so weak.

kredin said...

MB? Can you type slower so I can keep up? :)

I remember watching Merv with my Dad when I was a kid. Good article. Thanks.

Starnarcosis said...

I was in junior high and high school when Merv was the king of afternoon talk shows, and hurried home every day, because Merv was going to have someone or something on the show that you would never see anywhere else. (Back in the day when you'd let a fourteen year old WATCH afternoon talk shows...)

My favourite MERV memory: The original cast of M*A*S*H*, (Alda, Rogers, Swit, Linville, Stevenson) in a row of chairs with Merv, all crossing and uncrossing their legs seemingly at random intervals, but in UNISON. Merv had met his match.

Oh, and Anonymous? Please go back and read MB's posts on grading AP English essays. Perhaps it will clear things up for you.

Anonymous said...

MB,
Liked the article on Merv. I think he was probably a genuinely nice guy and t.v. wouldn't be the same today without him.

Sara N
P.S. If you don't get the article, anon, just shut up about it and keep it to yourself! Have a lovely day!

Sahara Chick said...

Another GREAT article, MB. Your talent amazes me.

When I grow up I want to write as well as you do.
Love, sis-in-law

Anonymous said...

Funniest Merv eulogy ever.

Amber said...

I enjoyed your Merv eulogy, also. We lost Mike Douglas last year...another talk show legend who also had prostate cancer. It's truly the end of an era, isn't it? In fact, I'm embarrassed to admit that to this day, the two of them kind of blur together in my mind and I find it odd that they both died a year apart and both had the same disease. I probably watched Mike Douglas more than Merv's show, but both were legends.

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