March 06, 2014

A MESSAGE TO ALL OF MY FRIENDS ON MY 57TH BIRTHDAY:

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WHAT A LONG, STRANGE TRIP IT'S BEEN!!!! (NICE START. PURE PLAGIARISM.)

I WANT TO THANK ALL OF YOU FOR YOUR VERY KIND AND THOUGHTFUL BIRTHDAY MESSAGES AND GIFTS TOO, FROM SEVERAL PEOPLE, WERE MORE THAN GENEROUS. I HAVE LEARNED MANY THINGS IN MY 57 (OMG!!!) YEARS. AMONG THEM IS THIS: FRIENDS ARE MORE VALUABLE THAN DIAMONDS AND GEMS. NOTHING IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN FRIENDSHIP IN THE LONG RUN OF LIFE. IT'S A VERY DARK, BLEAK, APPARENTLY MERCILESS UNIVERSE OUT THERE. FRIENDSHIP IS THE FIRE THAT LIGHTS UP THE DARKNESS.

I ONLY IT WERE POSSIBLE TO SEE EVERYONE AND THANK YOU PERSONALLY.

MUCH LOVE, YOUR FRIEND ALWAYS,

EDDIE

December 24, 2013

2013 CHRISTMAS MESSAGE TO ALL MY PALS



ISN'T IT FUNNY? I WAS BORN A JEW, RAISED A JEW AND AFTER ALL THESE YEARS, I'M STILL A JEW, BUT CHRISTMAS HAS ALWAYS BEEN MY FAVORITE DAY OF THE YEAR. WHY, YOU MAY ASK? (AND IF NOT, I'LL TELL YOU ANYWAY!)

I HAVE ALWAYS THOUGHT OF CHRISTMAS AS A YEARBOOK FOR ADULTS. REMEMBER IN SCHOOL? WE WERE ALL SO MEAN AND ROTTON TO EACH OTHER, PEER PRESSURE, CRUEL JOKES, ET AL. BUT THEN, AT THE END OF SCHOOL TERM, THE YEARBOOK COMES OUT AND WE ALL ASKED EACH OTHER TO SIGN. AND THEN IT WAS "TO THE COOLEST KID IN 8TH GRADE" OR "TO MY BEST FRIEND" OR "TO THE NICEST GUY I EVER MET". IT WAS KIND OF LIKE WE WERE PLAYING A CHILDISH GAME CALLED "BEING KIDS" AND THEN ALL AGREED TO A "TRUCE" AND WE REVEALED OUR TRUE FEELINGS FOR EACH OTHER. BUT HECK, WE'RE ADULTS NOW. WE DON'T PLAY SUCH PUERILE GAMES. OR DO WE? AND WE DON'T NEED A TRUCE. OR DO WE? HMMMM..... AND MAYBE THE "GAME" IS THE ILLUSION AND MAYBE THE "TRUCE" IS THE REALITY. WELL, ENOUGH OF MY PHILOSOPHICAL THEORIES. I WANT TO WISH EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS. MAY YOUR HOLIDAY BE BRIGHT AND FILLED WITH FUN, JOY AND LAUGHTER.

November 28, 2013

HAPPY THANKSGIVUKAH!

"AFTER THIS YEAR, THE NEXT TIME HANNUKAH AND THANKSGIVING WILL COINCIDE IS THE YEAR 76942. I SUPPOSE YOU'LL BE TOO BUSY TO CALL ME THEN TOO, MR. BIG SHOT"

- JEWISH MOTHER

November 27, 2013

2013 THANKSGIVING MESSAGE
TO ALL MY FRIENDS AND PALS:

THANKSGIVING IS A DAY OF GREAT FOOD, OF FUN TIMES, OF FAMILY, OF FOOTBALL, BUT IT IS ALSO A DAY OF REFLECTION. AND AS I REFLECT ON THIS THANKSGIVING EVE, I WILL LET YOU IN ON A LITTLE SECRET I HAVE DISCOVERED AFTER 56 YEARS OF A VERY FULL AND CRAZY LIFE. FRIENDS, REAL FRIENDS, ARE THE MOST PRECIOUS COMMODITY IN THIS UNIVERSE. DIAMONDS, JEWELS, CASTLES AND CADILLACS ALL PALE IN COMPARISON. HOW MANY WEALTHY PEOPLE FEEL MISERABLE AND ALONE? MORE THAN YOU KNOW.

ENJOY THANKSGIVING AND HAVE A GREAT DAY TOMORROW!!!

February 26, 2013

A GREAT LUNCH
WITH ONE OF MY FAVORITE DIRECTORS

FORed
AT MUSSO & FRANK'S WITH THE IMMORTAL FRED OLEN RAY!

January 18, 2013

On this day in 1892

OH
THE GREAT OLIVER HARDY OF THE IMMORTAL COMEDY TEAM OF LAUREL AND HARDY WAS BORN ON THIS DATE - JANUARY 18, 1892.

I LOVE OLLIE. I GUESS I'M IN THE MINORITY, BUT HE ALWAYS MADE ME LAUGH MORE THAN LAUREL.

THESE GUYS WERE SOOO BRILLIANT, SO FUNNY.

January 16, 2013

Quote of the Day

O'HARA, MCCORMICK, STAPLETON, DOWD:

THE FEW, THE PROUD, THE MAUREENS

                            -WYNNE MCLAUGHLIN

January 01, 2013

The World's Toughest Beatles Quiz

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Back by popular demand, Eddie has put together a new Beatles Quiz. Click HERE for details.

December 25, 2012

MY 2012 CHRISTMAS MESSAGE
TO MY FRIENDS AND PALS

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I WAS SADDENED TODAY BY THE NEWS OF THE DEATH OF ACTOR JACK KLUGMAN. I HAD ONE ENCOUNTER WITH JACK, IT WAS ABOUT 25 OR 30 YEARS AGO. I WAS FILMING A PILOT AT UNIVERSAL, I FORGET WHICH ONE (I DID 9 PILOTS IN MY LIFE, ALMOST ALL BAD, BUT LET'S NOT GO THERE.)

I REMEMBER JACK COMING BY THE SET TO SAY HI TO OUR DIRECTOR AND I RAN OVER AND SHOOK HIS HAND - AND YOU KNOW, I MET THIS GUY FOR LIKE 30 SECONDS, AND HE WAS JUST SUCH A GREAT GUY, SO FRIENDLY. HE GAVE ME A BIG SMILE, HIS WARMTH RADIATED, SUCH A FRIENDLY, GENUINELY NICE GUY. THAT BRIEF MOMENT, THAT ENCOUNTER, I REMEMBER SO VIVIDLY, LIKE IT WAS YESTERDAY.

IN THE GREAT "MEMORABLE" MOMENTS WE ALL HAVE IN THE SCRAPBOOKS OF OUR OWN MINDS, I REALIZE "TIME" IS NOT REALLY AN IMPORTANT FACTOR AT ALL.

IN CONTRAST TO THAT FLEETING MOMENT WITH JACK, I'VE KNOWN MANY PEOPLE FOR YEARS AND THEY REALLY LEFT ME WITH NO SPECIAL MEMORIES, NOTHING MUCH TO HOLD ON TO.

AND I KNOW, YOU ARE SAYING, "WELL, DAMN, YEAH, BUT JACK KLUGMAN IS A CELEBRITY". FAIR POINT, BUT IT WAS MORE THAN THAT - HE REALLY WAS JUST SUCH A COOL GUY, SUCH A NICE MAN. HE SAID SOMETHING NICE TO ME, SOMETHING FLATTERING, BUT I DON'T WANT TO SHARE THAT, I APOLOGIZE.

YOU KNOW, THIS IS SUPPOSED TO BE A "CHRISTMAS MESSAGE", SO I GUESS I'M DIGRESSING. YOU KNOW, AT CHRISTMAS WE ALL GIVE GIFTS TO THE ONES WE LOVE. BUT SOME OF THE BEST GIFTS WE EVER GET HAVE NO WRAPPING PAPER, NO RIBBONS, NO TINSEL.

ALL OF US IN SHOW BUSINESS ARE SO LUCKY - NOT ONLY ARE WE VASTLY OVERPAID, BUT WE GET TO MEET SO MANY GREAT PEOPLE. CELEBRITIES, YES, BUT MANY OTHERS YOU'VE NEVER HEARD OF.

THE REALLY GREAT MOMENTS IN LIFE ARE REALLY JUST THE MOMENTS WE SHARE WITH OTHERS. IT CAN BE ANYTHING, SOMETIMES A CONVERSATION, A MEAL TOGETHER, A HUG, A UNIQUE EXPERIENCE SHARED, WHATEVER.

UNLIKE A WRAPPED CHRISTMAS GIFT, THESE SPECIAL MOMENTS ARE USUALLY UNPLANNED - THEY JUST HAPPEN. I HAVE HAD MANY OF THESE GREAT MOMENTS WITH MANY OF YOU.

I WANT TO WISH EVERYONE A MERRY CHRISTMAS. IF I HAVE MET YOU, IT IS A JOY I WILL ALWAYS HAVE - IF I HAVEN'T, IT IS MY LOSS.

JACK KLUGMAN MADE THAT MOMENT SO COOL, THAT TIME I MET HIM. AND WHEN I TELL YOU ABOUT THAT SPECIAL MOMENT I HAD IN MEETING HIM, I THINK, IN A WAY, I WAS TALKING ABOUT CHRISTMAS. THE MAGIC IN US ALL, THE GREATNESS WITHIN EVERY ONE OF US. THE LOVE WE ALL HAVE FOR ONE ANOTHER - OUR NATURAL FRIENDSHIP WITH EACH OTHER.

CHRISTMAS MESSAGE?

HMMMMM........
MAYBE I WASN'T DIGRESSING AT ALL.

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO MY WONDERFUL FRIENDS!!!

EDDIE

December 24, 2012

Christmas Time is Here Again!

 

FROM 1963 TO 1969, THE BEATLES RECORDED A SPECIAL CHRISTMAS RECORD FOR THEIR FANS. THIS IS THEIR 1967 RECORD. THIS WAS THE LAST TIME THE FOUR WERE REALLY CLOSE, THEIR LAST PRE-YOKO ONO CHRISTMAS. JOHN AND YOKO GOT TOGETHER IN MAY OF '68 AND THE FORMER CLOSENESS OF THE BAND WAS GONE FOREVER.

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