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Sunday, July 13, 2008

LEFT AT THE POST

I realized today that I am falling behind again on my blog posts. I felt awful. Then I saw this cartoon in today's LA Times. It made me feel better. Hope it makes you laugh because it is so TRUE.

CLICK ON THE CARTOON TO MAKE IT LARGER

I hope that Stephan Pastis doesn't mind my using my blog to make his funny and clever point.
I love his sense of humor and the way he can say so much in just six frames.

Stay cool. Stay tuned.

25 Comments:

Blogger duke said...

Hi Lloyd,

My favorite cartoonist of all time is/was Walt Kelly and Pogo. His sense of the absurdity of life was always done gently but with truth. He was a great comfort through the 40's and 50's. And so were gin martinis now that I think about it.

Are there any Will Cuppy fans out there? One of my all time favorite humor writers.

These two - Pogo and Will Cuppy might be a little too ancient for your fans from the 60's.

g'bye,

duke

11:37 PM

 
Blogger Gary said...

That IS so true, Uncle Lloyd! The world does go on but yet I feel if I don't check my emails 20 times a day, the world will stop!
I wasn't a big Pogo fan in the 60s because I was just a little kid and didn't understand it but as I got older....I GOT IT!! DING DING DING DING, the light and bells went off and I really GOT IT!
The name Will Cuppy rings a bell to me but no idea why.
NEXT!
Gary

4:19 PM

 
Blogger Michele said...

I love the cartoon MR. LT. I told my husband years ago we are 'puter addicts'. If we watch a movie or something and can't think of who it is; bing! right to the computer to look it up. We've been to a lot of Summer parties; then it's come home and the 'the puters come on.'
I don't know who Will Cuppy is ( a google search will fix that, lol) but I love Bizarro and Close To Home.
Hope you are feeling well MR. LT. Blessings!!!!from NEXT; alias Michele that is if the name doesn't show up; you'd think a puter addict would know by now how to do it. Time for Dell's Anonymous or the PC-less house (oh the withdrawl affects)!!! Love ya LT

3:38 PM

 
Blogger ikya said...

Hi Lloyd,

Did you ever get the old show onto DVD? I would love a copy!! All these many years later I found out I had a boss who used to dance on your show. LOL Small world huh?

3:04 PM

 
Anonymous Ron said...

Lloyd,
Hope you are feeling better. I look forward to reading your blogs. I sure hope the DVD will be released soon. Please update its progress.

Ron

7:47 AM

 
Anonymous Patty Inglish, MS said...

The Great Lloyd Thaxton!

I'm so happy you are here and blogging. I watched as many of your shows as I could and liked them better than Shindig and Hullabaloo. I always put you on an even keel with American Bandstand, and you were funnier. Thanks for making me laugh and sing.

9:47 AM

 
Anonymous Ron said...

Lloyd,
It's been a month since your last entry. I miss your remarks, and I hope you are well.

Thanks for the memories,
Ron

5:18 AM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I remember watching your show, the funniest one was when you did your version of Bob Dylan's "Like a Rolling Stone". It went on forever and people were throwing stuff, it was hilarious! Not sure why I thought it was so funny, it just was. Didn't realize at that time you were my parents age......
I miss the good ol days!! Kathy

8:30 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey there Lloyd.. I miss working with you... not so much the "Fight Back" show.. just you... Karen O.

5:37 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Mr. Thaxton, I just learned that my mother was on you show in the early years and won a lip sync contest. My mother is turning 60 this year and I was wondering if where I could get a copy of all your shows so I could show her segment at our family party. I think it would be great. Thankyou, Ed O'Neil.
uncfes@hotmail.com

9:00 PM

 
Blogger emorenci said...

Lloyd,

You were an inspiration to a goofy little kid in Tacoma, WA who raced home at lunch to catch "Everybody's Talking" and never missed your dance show after school. I later went on to a radio career before Top 40 personality radio took the dirt nap.
Live long and prosper, Mr. Thaxton!

-JR

4:41 PM

 
Blogger Mike Barer said...

Now more than ever, we need you back here posting Lloyd!

10:50 PM

 
Blogger Gary said...

I am quite worried about Uncle Lloyd. I emailed him privately a couple of weeks ago and never got a response. He's always answered within a day or two before. Sure hope things are okay!

4:51 AM

 
Blogger Mike Barer said...

He did not answer my letter eithr.

10:37 PM

 
Blogger Gary said...

I now know where Lloyd has been. I wish he would have told us!!
http://www.inews3.com/topstory.php?id=4c6c6f79647c54686178746f6e

8:00 AM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Lloyd Thaxton for President thing was a joke. You will notice Lloyd's name was not mentioned by the newscasters one time. The name was superimposed on the bus cards and tattoo.
Where Lloyd really is, remains a mystery.

9:00 AM

 
Blogger Mike Barer said...

THAXTON 2008
Slogan So What!

7:49 AM

 
Blogger daniel said...

Okay...We're tuned and standing by...Come on back Lloyd.

10:57 AM

 
Blogger Mike Barer said...

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8:01 PM

 
Blogger Mike Barer said...

We really want Lloyd blogging again soon!

5:25 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I too am a faithful reader and was concerned when this blog had not been updated. I did a little sleuthing and found a post on the rock relic's blog. It could explain why Lloyd has been otherwise occupied. See the info at http://therockrelic.wordpress.com/2008/08/12/the-liveliest-60s-teen-show/

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Becky

12:59 PM

 
Blogger Mike Barer said...

Thank you for the update Becky. It helps to know exactly what is going on. I'm sure Lloyd will be back with a vengence.

1:18 PM

 
Blogger Maureen said...

My goodness! What a surprise! I just happened to land on this blog after an evening spent on the web going down memory lane. I was on your show in either 1963 or 1964 (my memory isn't the greatest), and my dancing partner and I won 1st place. You were amazed at the way Bill's (partner)feet were so fast, and you had the camera pan in while he gave another quick dance step. We won a pair of shoes from Thom McAnn, and I kept those shoes for a good 10 years before giving them to Goodwill. What wonderful memories I have of those days and your fantastic show. From the bottom of my heart, thank you!

7:50 PM

 
Anonymous Wow Gold said...

wow ! what a blog

9:12 PM

 
Anonymous Wow Gold said...

wow ! what a blog

9:12 PM

 

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