An almost daily update on my journey into trying just about anything that ever interested me. Tap dancing? Photography? Video making? Coaching an NFL football team?
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Hold on, Mr. Dummymaker
With thanks to another old friend:
"The former ABC wonk, Sam Donaldson was the quintessential living ventriloquist dummy. Many may correct me and say Sam was more a marionette than a ventriloquist dummy - Sam actually looked liked he had marched/slinked off the set of The Thunderbirds (c. 1967)."
Personally, I was a Fireball XL5 man, myself. Mosty because the chick, Doctor Venus, was hot. They all tanned better and for some reason I wanted strawberry blonde hair. It was the 60s. Tans were just starting to get important, red hair only a bit less so. I may still change my name to Colonel Steve Zodiac; Colonel being my first name.
While I know they weren't ventriloquist dummies, the connection is there. You couldn't see their lips move either.
Leave it to my friend Rick to suggest a possible rival to Joe Torre for the numero uno spot. Sam Donaldson is tough to argue, but I'm sticking with Joe - for now at least.