Monday, March 23, 2009

"What Do I Look Like? Larry Dickman from Des Moines?"

My first iPod...


...the one I almost died retrieving after I had dropped it on the subway tracks...

...the one I lost this past November and then found in December after I had already purchased a replacement

...has a new home.


At dinner last week, my friend Michael mentioned that his iPod had stopped working and he was going to have to buy a new one soon. I told him I had one sitting in a box that wasn't being used and he was more than welcome to it. 

I gave it to him last Friday and in return, he has paid for my ticket to the show that we have been talking about since the Chicago touring date was announced...


Seriously, I cannot wait. I was going to buy a ticket with Michael for this show, but I am so grateful to be going as Michael's guest. And to be sitting on the 6th row!

I always liked Rickles' comedy, but after watching the HBO special documentary, Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project (which you can watch FOR FREE on Hulu here), I've become a Don Rickles adddict, devouring video clip after video clip of Don on YouTube.

His humor feels like Vegas in the 50's while simultaneously staying on the cutting edge, slicing through political correctness with every laugh.

Again, I can't wait!

Here's a little taste of Don from November of last year on The Late Show with David Letterman...



Since we'll be sitting on the 6th row, I'm hoping and praying that I will leave Rickles' show on May 17th having been called a fudgepacker, a cornholer or a butt pirate at least once by the Merchant of Venom himself!

4 comments:

Java said...

Pretty amazing that someone in show business has been married for that long.

He's a pro. Have a good time at the show!

Steve said...

OK--I'm a HUGE Rickes fan who cannot be there due to a rehearsal. I expect, nay, DEMAND all the recounting, souveniers, and gloating you can provide!

Project Christopher said...

you want to be called all those names.... AGAIN? :)

He's old as dirt but STILL funny as hell.

Enjoy!

Bill in Brooklyn said...

Don Rickles is a national treasure.