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Sleepless Nights

2007-05-02 - 12:59 p.m.


Was up REALLY late last night. TNT was running a series of episodes of NYPD Blue - a sequence about a serial killer who preys on women who went to a couple of bars that were owned by the same guy. The sequence ended with Connie and Andy getting married. Brin and I stayed up to watch it - she in SF, me in Anaheim.

Anyway, it ran until six AM.

At 9:30am, Bob called to talk about this and that. At noon, my new roommate Jim called to ask me about helping with furniture lifting.

So I'm awake. Kinda.


Brin gave me the news yesterday that Tom Poston had passed.

You may not know the name, but you'd know the face. Poston showed up in all of Bob Newhart's sitcoms (in real life, he was married to Suzanne Pleshette - the actress who played Newhart's wife on The Bob Newhart Show). He played the weird downstairs neighbor, Mr. Bickley, to even weirder Mork from Ork. For you fans of Home Improvement, he was the very strange clerk at an airport where Tim and Al get snowed in. Mark Evanier comments here.

I always enjoyed Poston. He seemed like he would be a nice guy offstage, and it turns out he was. It's always sad when you lose the nice ones. Condolences to Suzanne and Bob.


In the Swapping One Religion For Another Dept.:

A California spa has announced that it's replacing the Gideon's Bibles in their rooms with...

...copies of "An Inconvenient Truth".

"You must believe in the Church Of must TITHE to the Church..."


Oh, and before you complain about the oil companies...

Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez has taken over the last privately-owned oil field in Venezuela. So now, the money we pay for Venezuelan oil goes to the government...and oil prices are, of course, going up.

Also remember: oil companies get about 7-10 cents per gallon in profit. The government gets three-to-five times that in taxes (here in California, the last figure I heard was 56 cents/gallon to taxes). Who's making more money?

Of course, it's all Bush's fault.


Today's title is from Little River Band.

Just in case you wondered.


Time to get on with it...where'z the coffee...

Be seeing you.


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