Upon hearing that comedian Jerry Lewis had died, it got me thinking about a couple of odd things that I’d heard about him. Who knows what happened with the telethon, but I did hear that the reason he and Dean Martin had broken up was that in those days the straight man got 60% of the take Jerry wanted the arrangement changed but Dean wouldn’t budge, so that was the end of Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis. The other thing I did hear was that after feeling pretty f**ked up for a long time, Jerry finally made an appointment with a psychiatrist. After their first session, the Doctor asked him if there was anything else he could do to earn a living. Jerry explained that he literally had been born in a trunk backstage and show business was all he knew. The Doc went on to explain that he thought he could fix him but he might not be funny anymore. With that, Jerry stood up and walked out.
A FEW OTHER UNRELATED RANDOM THOUGHTS…
Before starting your career, first figure what it is that you really like to do and then go out and find somebody who’ll pay you to do it.
The way life works is, when you go through the door of your office building your rights end. I do believe the stadium is the football player’s office building.
It’s pretty tough to do theater of the mind radio when you’re on remote at a tire store.
Unfortunately, the instructions on how to think out of the box are written on the outside of the lid.
Most people die before doing what they were born to do.
If you can’t be a good example, you could still be useful as a warning.
Have you ever noticed that unless he’s posing for pictures, you seldom see Mr. Businessman smile?
How come it’s hard to find a hurricane tracking map until the cone puts cross-hairs on the US?
The time to start worrying about the things that you don’t control is immediately after fixing that which you do.
If you already know how to achieve your goal you definitely didn’t aim high enough.
Being a Centrist, I cast a suspicious eye on both the left and right. Not surprisingly, I see a lot to be suspicious about.
Have you noticed that since radio started doing what the researchers wanted them to do that there are no double-digit radio stations around anymore?
Why does the service go to hell the moment a company becomes successful.
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