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Wednesday, November 04, 2009
My Morning in ExileJust want to thank everyone for all the kind words in my little ego thread yesterday. It's humbling to say the least. I feel like Johnny Fever after he told people to go throw garbage on the steps of city hall and they actually, you know, did it. I'll try to get back into my usual snarky-ass ways as the day progresses, but I'll admit: it would be way easier if Bailey Quarters were here to help me get my mojo back like she helped Johnny in that episode. Alas.
BTW: Happy 59th birthday to Markie Post. (Call me).
Posted by Craig Calcaterra at 11:00am
Craig - You only fantasize about getting people into the jury box to break them down, which is probably a healthy way to deal with your frustrations with them. Lupica actually believes he is the judge, dare I say Chief Justice Lupica, and that his opinion is more than just mere opinion but the absolute and final truth on all matters. His little god/Napoleon complex is part a larger issue he has and while you only dream about such matter he is actively living out his fantasies.
Posted 11/04 at 01:24 PM
Daily News sports editor: “Where’s that idiot Lupica, I’ve got half of him on my budget and gonna have to can that baldy with the mustache if I don’t get somethin’”
Posted 11/04 at 01:25 PM
59??!! And still smokin’ ...
Posted 11/04 at 01:54 PM
Andy H said...
I don’t know about singing, but I’m willing to bet that Einstein was a better violinist than you are . . .
Posted 11/04 at 02:17 PM
WKRP and Night Court in the same post?
Bailey or Christine?
Posted 11/04 at 02:24 PM
Craig Calcaterra said...
Man, that’s a tough choice. Probably Christine, though. She’s a lawyer. We’d have way more to talk about.
Posted 11/04 at 02:29 PM
Watching the Season 3 episode of 30 Rock where Harry, Christine, and Mac guest star, I have to say that Markie Post aged a whole lot better than Harry Anderson - that is to say, Harry Anderson looks *old*.
Today is also Loretta Swit’s 72nd birthday. Now, I’m way too young to have watched M*A*S*H in it’s prime, but I can imagine there’s a certain segment of the population feeling pretty old when they consider that.
Posted 11/04 at 02:44 PM
Regarding Lupica, isn’t this classic sportwriting? Present the argument after the horse has left the barn? The choice here isn’t Pettitte or not on 3-days rest, it *was* Gaudin or Chamberlain in Game 5 then Burnett at home on normal rest in Game 6, with Pettitte and Sabathia waiting for Game 7.
Personally, I think that’s the preferable strategy, but the die is cast.
Posted 11/04 at 02:51 PM
Simon DelMonte said...
Bailey. I always dug chicks with glasses. Never mind that she had to be cool if she could see whatever was actually going on under all of Johnny’s layers and facades.
Posted 11/04 at 03:00 PM
I have to go with Bailey as well, although I’m now wondering where Christine fits into Craig’s lineup from Oct. 15:
“And for the record, my usual answers to these things are Veronica over Betty; Betty over Wilma; Bailey over Jennifer; and Mary Ann over Ginger.”
Can we get an overall ranking 1-9?
Posted 11/04 at 03:34 PM
@lar, gee thanks. I’m old enough to have watched M*A*S*H in its prime and you’re right: I was already having sufficient difficulty reconciling myself with the aging process without hearing that Hot Lips is 72.
Posted 11/04 at 03:55 PM
Craig Calcaterra said...
Posted 11/04 at 03:56 PM
Anyone else bummed that the Wikipedia page for Markie Post isn’t more robust? Geez. And, no mention of the incredible rack either!
I’ll agree on your 1-9 with teh exception of Wilma and Ginger, I’d flip them…
Posted 11/04 at 04:15 PM
Pretty good list - I think Mary Ann is viewed as underrated so much that she ends up slightly overrated, kinda like the Bobby Abreu of the island.
Posted 11/04 at 05:06 PM
Aaron Whitehead said...
As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly ...
Posted 11/04 at 05:38 PM
The Rabbit said...
“I fantasize that I have them in the witness box and I’m cross examining them within an inch of their lives.” You are a very kind person, Craig. When people really ‘piss me off’, I envision vaporizing them with a BFG9000. Good thing I’m a pacifist.
Posted 11/04 at 07:04 PM
@Aaron: Oh, the humanity!
Posted 11/04 at 07:08 PM
I’ve always enjoyed your writing and wish you all the best, although I’m not a huge fan of NBC and I’ll miss you at THT!
Posted 11/05 at 12:01 AM
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