FRI, SAT, SUN, June 15, 16, 17, 2012

CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF TROPHY -- As expected, the favored Oklahoma City Thunder bested opponents the Miami Heat in Game One of the NBA Championship Finals 105 to 94.  In Game Two on Thursday night, the Heat prevailed, evening the series…  


 … One lesson from this series is abundantly clear.  Apparently to insure a slot in the finals, it’s smart to name your team after a weather condition.

LAAADY! -- Jerry Lewis collapsed at a Friar's Club dinner at New York’s Waldorf-Astoria Hotel where he was scheduled to receive the “Applause Award” from host Alec Baldwin... 

... Jerry has recovered fully after being treated for low-blood sugar complicated by pomade poisoning. 

OH MY PAPA – While en route to film a scene for her new movie “Liz and Dick,” Lindsay Lohan crashed her rented Porsche 911 into the back of an 18-wheeler, claiming brake failure...   

...Unfortunately, the scene is the one where Debbie Reynolds first meets Liz after she stole Eddie Fisher from her.  To explain Lindsay's neck brace, the writers came up with a new scene in which Debbie now breaks her neck.

TIGHT UNIFORMS -- According to a nationwide study commissioned by Weight-Watchers, 27% of military-age Americans are deemed unfit due to obesity.  And not just the enlisted ranks...  

… An appointment to West Point, Annapolis or the Air Force Academy now requires letters of recommendation from your congressman, Jenny Craig and Jane Fonda.

             YouTube VIDEO of the WEEK

George Burns toasts Bob Hope's 85th birthday with a song entitled "I'd Like to Do It Again" at Hope's "50 Years at NBC" celebration in Burbank.  This was taped in 1988.

HAVE CLIPS, WILL TRAVEL -- Now booking shows for the summer and fall, "Bob Hope Backstage" is the perfect addition to your corporate seminar, workshop, convention or any venue where laughter is welcome.  This hour-long stroll down memory Lane is hosted by Bob Mills who recalls hilarious stories and anecdotes from his two decades on the road writing for Bob Hope.  Illustrated by actual video clips from the NBC specials he co-wrote, his unique presentation will take you from Peking to Bora Bora... Shanghai to Australia with stops in between.  You'll return to the Golden Age of television with Hope and guests like Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, George Burns, Lucille Ball, and a host of others.  It's a perfect addition for your event that participants will never forget.  For full particulars, contact:  TheLaughMakers@GMail.com.  To view sample video clips from the shows:

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"Having spent twenty years writing for the indefatigable Bob Hope, and traveling all over the world, Bob Mills is well qualified to salute the famous corps of gag men who kept the comedian knee-deep in jokes. These first-hand recollections summon up the final phase of Hope’s career—and the end of the trail for an entire brand of show business."


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WakiLeaks: History Declassified 2000 (Vol. One) is now available on Kindle for $2.99

Compiled from Bob's newsletter "Funnyside Up" published in 2000. This is a yuck and chuckle-filled stroll down memory lane to a time before the Bush administration had inflicted its damage -- a time before the search for WMDs and Osama bin Laden. See what we were laughing at back then, who was in the news and who had yet to enter rehab -- which NFL stars had yet to do time in the Gray Bar Hotel.