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Johnny LaRue's Crane Shot
Tuesday, April 25, 2006
Today is my birthday. Finally Jack Benny and I have something in common.

Posted by Marty at 7:53 AM CDT
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Tuesday, April 25, 2006 - 10:24 AM CDT

Name: Rock Goddess


I'd sing but you couldn't hear me. Oh hell. Here goes anyway,
Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday dear Marty. Breathe. Happy Birthday to you!
Yay. Applaud now.

I sang out loud, with the window open so hopefully if my crazy neighbors see a guy names Marty, whether it be you or another fortunate soul with that name, they will say Happy Birthday to him.

Tuesday, April 25, 2006 - 1:05 PM CDT

Name: dj_jbrown

Are You and Jack Benny both cheap?

Tuesday, April 25, 2006 - 5:50 PM CDT

Name: Martin McKee

Benny was well-known for being 39 years old his entire life. I don't think I'm going to budge either.

Tuesday, April 25, 2006 - 8:11 PM CDT

Name: Robert


You old son of a gun you.....

Michelle Trachtenberg has said she's not willingly to engage in a hot tub fantasy with you until you're at least 40. That seems to be the bar.

I bet if you let your neighbours know you're 39 today they'll celebrate with a thirty-nine honk salute at the most inappropriate hour.

Will your boss allow you to come into work tomorrow late and still quasi-inebriated?

Tuesday, April 25, 2006 - 11:52 PM CDT

Name: Hal Horn

Happy Birthday, Marty. Hope you are a better musician than Mr. Benny was, anyway. :)

I just turned 38 myself, on April 9th.

Wednesday, April 26, 2006 - 12:36 AM CDT

Name: John Charles

Gee, thanks for the advance warning! You should take some pride in these things...for one more year, at least. ;-)

Happy Birthday!

Wednesday, April 26, 2006 - 11:15 AM CDT

Name: Matt Farkas

Happy Birthday, Marty! I'll be 39 my own self come October.

Hope you have a lot of fun and score some sweet gifts!

Wednesday, April 26, 2006 - 11:32 AM CDT

Name: dj_jbrown

I'm thinking of his radio show. In real life, he was rather generous, but his character on the show was a notorious cheapskate. The "Your Money or Your Life" episode was particularly good.

Wednesday, April 26, 2006 - 1:26 PM CDT

Name: Marty McKee

Benny was also a good violin player, despite the many jokes about his poor musicianship. He was quite friendly with Isaac Stern, and the two even shared the stage a few times. Not that Benny was anywhere near Stern's level, but he was much better than his comic persona. Benny told Dick Cavett that he practiced two hours a day "to be this lousy."

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