Saturday, June 13, 2009

Saturday morning coffee

- Quote of the day: Former President George H.W. Bush, the elder, who after sky-diving on his 85th birthday said, "Just because you're old doesn't mean you need to be sitting over in the corner drooling." Happy Birthday--and go get 'em, Mr. President!

- Quote of the day II: From former First Lady Barbara Bush who explained to a journalist that Bush's sky-dive took place over a Kennebunkport, ME church so that they wouldn't have far to go should the former President not survive the fall. (I'm pretty sure she was kidding...)

- Our condolences go out this morning to the family of Bob Frederick, former Athletics Director at the University of Kansas. Bob died from injuries sustained Thursday in a fall from his bicycle; he was 69. I had the good fortune of working with Bob earlier in my career. He was a kind, gentle, soft-spoken man who was smart, conscientious, a good father and a caring soul. We will miss him.

- Conan O'Brien did a spoof last night on the surprise visits that Bob Hope used to make to The Tonight Show when Johnny Carson was host. It made me realize again how much I miss Carson and the quality, and unpredictability, of that late-night programming.

- Kids, the new Palm Pre, exclusively from Sprint, is the real deal. Seriously, it's a terrific smartphone--go get one now.

- It's the Olsen twins birthday today. I just thought you'd be interested. OK...I'm sorry for bringing it up.

- Jamie Foxx announced that negotiations are underway for him to star as Mike Tyson in a possible Tyson biopic. And, in the biopic space, still no word on who will star as Frank Sinatra in a planned film on the singer's life.

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