A friend of mine was the local sales rep for a well known pneumatic tool
company. He supplied Norm and TOH with lots free samples and was invited to
several TOH parties. My friend gave me the pneumatic crown stapler that Norm
used on many TOH episodes.
Does this qualify as a gloat or just a nice conversation piece?
I once sat in a small airport (Roanoke, IIRC) and drank coffee next to Rick
Nelson. I didn't know who he was until my now ex-wife told me. She was all
atwitter when it struck her, but by that time her plane was loading.
"All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then success is
As a little boy, I was eating cookies on the WhiteHouse lawn during a Press
Corp picnic (old man was a journalist), and Lyndon Johnson's 2 beagles
jumped up and grabbed my cookies. LBJ himself pulled them off.
"Smoke, smoke, smoke that cigarette
do, do do, do do do do
smoke, smoke, smoke until you smoke yourself to death"
Yeah, I remember CC&TLPA
Gloat: I had my picture taken with Avalon Anders of the
Swedish Bikini Team. She was a true sweetie. The problem
was that I had forgotten my camera and the nice receptionist
had one in her car so she took the picture. She had forgotten
to put film in it, so I came away with only a signed copy
of the photo of the Playboy cover with the girls on it.
Do the voices in my head bother you?
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Most of the 'famous' musicians I've been involved with down through the
years basically impressed me only with their obvious musical talent.
However, I do have two entries in the "something to tell your grandkids"
department. I sat across the aisle from, and had a lengthy conversation
with, Mohammed Ali in the first class section of a nearly empty late night
flight from Denver to Houston some years back and was verily impressed with
the man himself. And George Foreman used to sit on the back of my pickup
truck while I put shoes on his horses and would joke that he wouldn't want
to fight me after seeing me wrestle with 1200 lb horses all day, especially
when he found that I had once sparred one round with Cleveland Williams as
part of a college boxing exhibition (he just played with me, gently, at
about 1/10th speed). Both the former were/are true gentlemen in the finest
sense and did not seem, in person, the "bigger than life" personas you read
My ex and I rode down in an elevator from the top of Rockefeller
Center with Bon Crosby after his band had played at the Rainbow Room.
We had a great discussion about the vocal group that was on his
afternoon tv show in the mid 50s, the Modernaires with Paula Kelly.
I win! ...at being the oldest, anyway.
ummm....back in the early early 70's, or maybe the late 60's, when I was
just starting in radio....Wolfman Jack was in our radio station and did a
stint on my show.....that was kinda cool. After that, some of the girls at
school even talked to me!! :>)
Course he's dead now...wonder if it was my fault?
south central Idaho
On 02 Feb 2004 13:15:57 GMT, email@example.com (SteveC1280)
I've had trouble identifying one of the staplers Norm has used on The
New Yankee Workshop. Can you tell me what brand and model number it
is? Can you send me a digital image of it?
I'm serious. See the Norm's Tools section of my website to see how
And, nice score.
Master Woodbutcher and seasoned termite
Shamelessly whoring my website since 1999
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