Friday, October 23, 2009

Last of the Pie Throwers

Phil was the one who broke the news to me: Soupy Sales has passed away. His New York Times obituary tells about the time he hit Jerry Lewis in the face with a pie. It also includes pie-throwing advice from Mr. Sales: "You can use whipped cream, egg whites or shaving cream, but shaving cream is much better because it doesn’t spoil. And no tin plates. The secret is you just can’t push it and shove it in somebody’s face. It has to be done with a pie that has a lot of crust so that it breaks up into a thousand pieces when it hits you." In honor of Mr. Sales (pictured), a non-random illustration for this "post."