WEDNESDAY, February 6, 2013

GOOD GRIEF -- After accepting $12,000 to pay for breast enhancement surgery, the longtime girlfriend of Peter Robbins, the voice of Charlie Brown on TV, left him for another guy.  That's like Lucy dumping Charlie for Schroeder after Charlie paid for her piano lessons.

SODOM AND GOMORRAH -- Feeling he was the victim of unwarranted hype, Jets owner Woody Johnson told reporters that he was pressured into signing ineffective QB Tim Tebow last season.  Pressure?  Woody won't know the meaning of the word until Tim turns his wife into a pillar of salt.

PADDLE FAD -- PulsePoint now offers an app that alerts users trained in CPR of any cardiac emergency occurring within a quarter mile.   The life-saving software will be available to the public shortly.  Dick Cheney bought the first run of 5000 units off the assembly line. 


DE-SILVER SPOONED -- A recent sociological study reveals that wealthy parents are prone to spoil their children despite insisting that their offspring will be made to earn everything they inherit.  What often results are adults completely ill-equipped to take the helm of their parent's company... financial assets... real estate... the U.S. presidency...

NEW TWIST -- Budget carrier Air Asia has launched a kid-free "quiet zone" in the first seven rows of Economy Class.  Not to be outdone, Delta has replaced several overhead bins with cages into which unruly moppets are  tossed and later made to appear in scenes from "Oliver!" performed for passengers in First Class.


(Contents Copyright (c) 2013 by Robert L. Mills  All Rights Reserved)

THANKS FOR THE MEMORY -- Born in England, Bob Hope always heeded the call of the Queen and performed in several Command Performances at the Palladium and Prince Albert Hall.  View the specials and over 550 classic vintage video clips of Bob Hope Specials available nowhere else!  Each are dated the year they originally aired on NBC from the 1977-78 season to 1991-92.  Included are segments from 1978's "Bob Hope Down Under" from Perth, Australia and 1979's "Bob Hope in China" taped in Peking and Shanghai (with Mikhail Baryshnikov).  Take a trip down Memory Lane that you won't soon forget! 

                                         MEET GLORIA The Singing Dog


Click here to add theme music to your reading experience...

The Laugh Makers on YouTube


THE LAUGH MAKERS: A Leonard Maltin "Top 20" Year End Pick!


DOLORES HOPE "Silver Bells" (with Bob)

BOB HOPE'S 1983 U.S. COLLEGE CAMPUS TOUR: Your Alma Mater Here?

"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."


Even Animals Love "THE YouTube WORLDWIDE NEWS"!

THE LAUGH MAKERS is now on KINDLE! (And Kindle equipped devices)

Download THE LAUGH MAKERS to your Kindle within one minute (for $2.99) by clicking on this link:


And if you're not yet a Kindle owner, when you purchase your new lower-priced Kindle with a capacity of 3500 books, be sure to sign up for our daily blog so you won't miss one issue of the web's most entertaining and insightful comments on the day's events... or a single serialized installment of THE LAUGH MAKERS. Order your Kindle today!

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.