Tag Archive | The marx Brothers

“CRAZY QUESTIONS NO ONE ASKS” (Pt 4)

1) “CAN I SUE—ME?”   We all know that America is ‘The Land of Lawsuits”——-we are a litigious society where people are constantly suing companies,schools,and just about anything you can imagine—but what if someone wanted to sue themselves? Could it be done? How would a judge react to such a “lawsuit?”   I envision this […]

MISCELLANEOUS OBSERVATIONS AND MUSINGS (Pt 20)

1)Whatever happened to the expletive “pshaw”?? You know: “I heard that its going to rain all day tomorrow” —-“Oh Pshaw! That weather mans all wet” I miss that. Also,who started saying it/where did it originate? If I had to guess,I’d say it was started by a cockney man with a speech impediment—perhaps whenever he tried […]

A SEINFELD REUNION? (“LETS GET THIS OVER WITH!”) ACT 2,SCENES 6 &7

(Jerry,George and Kramer are now running down the stairs in hopes of finding a deli/someplace to get something to eat. They are talking to each other as they quickly descend the stairs) KRAMER:(Looking back up the stairs at Jerry & George) “Come on! Hurry up! We’ve only got 13 minutes til the wedding starts.” JERRY:(Out […]

“The real story of Vincent Van Gogh”

Most people have heard of Vincent Van Gogh, the famous artist. Upon doing a little research into his life, I found that he had some very interesting relatives as well, who while not being as talented were even more bizarre than he was. His dizzy aunt —————————————————————— Verti Gogh His elder Brother(Who had serious digestion […]

“GOING OUT TO EAT:A MODERN DAY NIGHTMARE”

Remember when going out to eat was easy? Everyone piled in the car, and went for pizza—or burgers and fries—or tacos—or if you were a snobby family, you went to a place that served “cuisine.”   The point is , everyone went and ate what was on the menu.   Fast forward to today, when […]

“THEY LAY SOME MEEEEEAN PLUMMMMINNN” (A autobiographical story by Brian McCarthy)

Back in the year 1990, I was performing in a duo with a woman named Janet Foos. (She played Keyboards and sang, and I played Guitar and sang.) At one of our first gigs,we were playing in the Seattle/Tacoma area for a mostly white older crowd.(I don’t remember the venue, but I think it was […]

“WISDOM FROM A THREE YEAR OLD”(A true story)

  For your reading pleasure, here is a humorous short true story  about a “test of wills” between a father and his 3 yr old son: One day in the late 1990’s I was visiting with my son on a lay over between one of my cruise ship gigs. I rarely got to see him, […]