Wednesday, March 04, 2009

The Rest of the Story

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For over 40 years we have been hearing on the radio

The Rest of the Story

Sadly, we have come to the end of the story.

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Waking up Monday morning and drawing back the curtains my eyes were beset by a sea of white. That sea was a foot deep.

It was not unlike trying to open a site on the Internet and seeing:
"The page cannot be displayed..."

You know it will happen but you still are not prepared for it.

Our local weathermen [sic] meteorologists predicted a foot or more snow for our area. They hit the nail on the head!

We weren't alone, however. Nearly the entire Eastern Seaboard from Georgia to Maine was coated with snow.
Winter: the Age of Shivery and Shovelry

Cats are smarter than dogs. You'll never get eight cats to pull a sled through the snow.
It sure was cold in Washington, DC yesterday.
All the politicians were walking around with their hands in their OWN pockets! (Even Barney Frank.)


kenju said...

I will miss Paul Harvey's radio show.

NYD said...

Don't know who Paul Harvy is, but I will look him up and see what I've missed.

Love the snow cone comic. Reminds me aof a Frank Zappa tune

Skunkfeathers said...

I first heard Paul Harvey's news and commentary in '75, and his first "The Rest of the Story" when it began in '76.

An icon is gone, but what a legacy he leaves behind.

Paul Harvey provided me laughs and other emotions over the years, but one of the funniest was when he mentioned my parody presidential campaign on his late February 2004 broadcast, with a *twinkle* and a *snerx* in his voice. What a hoot.

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

Loved the politicians had their hands in their own pockets. Ain't that the truth.

Spring has to be just around the corner. It just has to be. Right?

Have a terrific day. :)

G-Man said...

All the Icons are dropping like flies Mike...
Who's next? Casey Kasem?

Hale McKay said...


Me too. He was unique.

Hale McKay said...


You missed a lot of good commentary.

I guess the kid in the toon doesn't know the warnings about eating yellow snow.

Hale McKay said...


He mentioned your parody. Wow - that's an honor.

I'm sure they must have a "greatest hits" of Paul Harvey in the works - if it's in print that'll be okay - but on a CD would be better so you can "hear" him.

Jack K. said...

I, too, fondly remember Mr. Harvey's commentary. He had a way with a story. His delivery was impeccable. He added immeasurably to the fabric of our culture. His gentility will be missed.

Hale McKay said...


Yep, it sure is cold when the pols' hands are out of sight.

Hale McKay said...


Galen - not Casey Kasem! I think a contemporary of Paul Harvey is getting up there - Charles Osgood.

And - who is going to replace the greats when they are all gone.

Hale McKay said...


You're so right. Not only was his delivery impeccable, but he did so with that unique and distinctive voice.