Friday Favorties 3/8/2013
I started this post Thursday afternoon. It was going to be about country music, starting out with a bit about the odds that Muri will have country station in the car. One paragraph in, as sense of deja vu set in, so I searched my previous posts … I’d already written it last August, featuring Kathy Mattea as my Friday Favorite. Funny. This time it was going to be Trisha Yearwood. Still fickle all these years. Anyway … delete paragraph. Then I started on a post about those long-gone years when I was a runner. I thought I’d talk about my favorite marathon, which would give me a chance to feature a picture of my in-shape former self. Just to be sure, though, I searched my former posts under marathon … and found that I’d already written that post back in 2010 as In the Long Run. Feel free to check me out there. Anyway, a hazard of having posted 132 Friday Favorites … and having a 68-year old brain … is that sometimes when a great idea for a post pops into my head, it’s a freaking rerun.
So, at 8:30 am, I’m favoriteless. Or at least without a favorite that anyone would want to hear about. You know what I mean … favorite jeans, favorite toothpaste, favorite mouthwash. I have a business call at 10:00 and I’m getting desperate. How about favorite comedian? Bill Cosby? Steve Martin? Billy Crystal? Rita Rudner? Not today … too much research, not enough time (is there ever?). Today, I offer you the finest magician in the world … The Great Flydini.
Of course, The Great Flydini is Steve Martin performing on the The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. Between 1962 (the year I graduated from high school) and 1992, The Tonight Show showcased stand-up comedians, both established and up-and-coming, almost nightly. This hysterical magic routine is this week’s Friday Favorite. Have a good weekend … and keep smiling.