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Welcome to my nightmare...



Now I know where my Mermania album went! Darn you, Ezra! *shakes fist*

You might change your tune if you saw my and Dr. Thunder's karaoke rendition of Ethel Merman and Carol Channing doing Everything's Coming Up Roses.

Damn straight Berv!

actually, this comes from a longtime fear of being handcuffed to Ethel as she sings the national anthem at the first game of the 1964 world series for eons and eons and eons and eons...

this is my nightmare...this is my own personal hell.

When I was a little kid, I went through a couple of those little inflatable plastic inner tubes with the inflated heads popping out of one side--shaped like ducks, or dolphins, or other aquatic-related critters. My mother nicknamed them "Dinah Shore" and "Ethel Merman," presumably because of the "shore" and "merman" watery connections.

And to this day, whenever I hear either of their names, I picture those inner tube toys.

my earliest memory of Ethel has got to be 25 years old at least...

as a kid, I loved 1963's "It's a mad, mad, mad, mad world" starring pretty much every comedian and comedianne known to man...including Mrs. Merman. Mrs. Marcus was as scary a character as I have ever seen.

Incedentally, my two favorite characters ever also came from that movie... which is still in my personal fave top ten of all time (right along with Harvey and Young Frankenstein)...Bell Dingybell and Benji Benjamin played by Mickey Rooney and Buddy Hackett respectively.

So I mentioned the inflatable water toys to my mom the other night, and oh my god, I can't believe I forgot this earlier, but "Dinah Shore"? SHE WAS SHAPED LIKE A DINOSAUR (not a duck/dolphin/etc).

How the heck did I manage to forget that?

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