March 24, 2007

"I haven't got any troubles I can't tell standing up."

I've gotten over 100 visitors to this blog in the last couple hours from people trying to find out who said that. And before you look at the answer -- back here -- try to guess what the speaker was talking about it. Now, someone answer my question: What made everyone want to know all of a sudden? Some quiz show or crossword?


Ruth Anne Adams said...
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Ann Althouse said...

As historian of the Althouse blog, you should know that I blogged about watching those DVDs here

Ruth Anne Adams said...
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Ann Althouse said...

Well, he died and got a lot of press. That kind of affected both me and the DVD market.

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XWL said...

Jack Paar must be in the air.

James Lileks wrote about him about 12 days ago.

(If you are inclined, you can also read his thoughts on Carson)

LutherM said...

In the middle of the night, East Coast time, when I read about Carson, who is remembered by the writers, and Jack Parr, who was earlier, and psychiatry when it dealt with the unconscious/subconscious mind through psychoanalysis, I'm wondering what is going on. I know that people remember rock and roll, (at least the Beatles), and, since we tend to forget unpleasant experiences, little or nothing of what was passed of as rock slightly earlier, that dull period after the incandescence of Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis, early Elvis, Buddy Holly etc. Nixon and JFK are remembered, but as distorted images, not as they were. Am I the only one who still plays Joan Baez, early Dylan - who looks for, but can't find, Bobby Kennedy redux?
The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here
And we are here as on a darkling plain
Swept with confused alarms of struggle and flight,
Where ignorant armies clash by night.
I think we are in rats' alley
Where the dead men lost their bones.

Christy said...


I remember Jack Parr. I was watching one night with my dad when a bon mot made it obvious that Santa Claus wasn't real. I turned and lookd at Dad. Dad looked at me. After a couple of heartbeats we both turned back and looked at the TV.


DNR Mom said...

Yay Luther M. I also need early Dylan & Baez fixes. Have even been known to go back to The Weavers as some precursors. Next: The Carter Family. It's all about roots.

As for Paar, who can forget the likes of guests like Hermione Gingold? Genevieve? Or Peggy Cass BEFORE she was Agnes Gooch? For me as a teen, Paar played them like a Stradivarius.