Friday, April 13, 2007

Premium "Blogging"


So, at this party, Jamie Allen was chatting with a young woman. She was introduced to me as the owner of Twain's, a bar in Decatur, Georgia. I remarked that I had been in her bar on a single occasion. Theresa and I were on our way to a midnight showing of BLAZING SADDLES with our friends Doug and Dewayne. There was some time to kill, so we ducked into Twain's for a refreshment before the movie. Suddenly the TV over the bar interrupted its regular programming to report the terrible events surrounding the passing of Princess Diana. We absorbed the news and eventually we paid our tab and went to see BLAZING SADDLES. After I regaled all present with this tale and its many subtle layers of tragedy and comedy, the young woman reported with some surprise that she had been working that very night, and that odds were good she had waited upon us. Now it was very unusual at the time, or so I believe she implied in the festive din, for her to "take a shift." So WHAT A REMARKABLE COINCIDENCE, wouldn't you say? Meeting again after all those years? This is "blogging," people, plain and simple. Like it or lump it, this is "blogging" at its finest and most elemental! "Blogging"! (Pictured, Slim Pickens [left] in BLAZING SADDLES. You may also remember him from PAT GARRETT AND BILLY THE KID, RANCHO DELUXE, DR. STRANGELOVE, and other films.)