Monday, August 10, 2009

Woodstock, Rumsfeld, Tarzan -- swingers

Woodstock was so wet and muddy that 400,000 revelers left behind perhaps as many as 80,000 sleeping bags. Too wet, too heavy to carry. Makes you wonder how that farmer who owned the property ever reclaimed his land for any productive use thereafter.

Back when he was CEO of Searle, the great Donald Rumsfeld turned a $28 million loss into a $72 million profit. He also brought aspartame to market. And that’s not the only bad taste he left in our mouths.

In 1981, Sony announced its electronic camera and the headlines boomed: “Film is dead.” True, but premature. It took 28 more years for Kodachrome to fade away.

The first movie to get scathed by the Hays Code? “Tarzan and His Mate” which featured a skinny-dipping scene. The racy clip included underwater footage of a body-double for Maureen O’Sullivan and a buck-naked Johnny Weissmuller. Yes, that could be the first time Tarzan performed his jungle yodel. You, too?

The food judges on “Top Chef” are expected to taste 16-17 bites of each food they munch. If you get the job, expect to gain 10 to 15 pounds over a season. Pack two sizes of everything.


The South Plainsman said...

Good one.

Anonymous said...

Regarding the skinny dipping Tarzan flick, you can rent Tarzan and His Mate from Netflix. It's a double-feature disc that includes Tarzan Finds His Son.

Ken Martin said...

I'm not really anonymous, just hit the wrong button.

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