Saturday, March 10, 2012

There's One Less Bozo On This Bus

Firesign Theater's Peter Bergman died yesterday.

A close friend encouraged him to write his autobiography:

"Pete, you're the 'Zelig' of the rock era! You've been in a film with Jean-Paul Belmondo and Farrah Fawcett. You coined the term "love-in." You smoked a joint with Bob Marley and the Wailers when they were your opening act [True, the Wailers opened for Procter and Bergman in Boston. Pete told me the joint was "arm-sized"!]. You guys gigged with the Buffalo Springfield. You've worked with Spike Milligan, and now here you are with Albert Ayler, for god's sake! I mean, come on! You have to do this!"

You Learn Something New Every Day

Most days, anyway.

Today's bon mot is callipygian.

Definition: having well-shaped buttocks.

Usage: "Gwyneth Paltrow is an outspoken fan, and the famously callipygian television personality Kim Kardashian makes frequent requests for free Spanx. "It just really smooths everything out," she told me."

From an article in the New Yorker about Spanx.

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