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That voice sounds familiar . . .

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When Johnny Carson made a casual comment about "the late John Carradine," he got a phone call from the actor saying:   "John, at my age it's hard enough to get work without you announcing to the world that I'm dead."   Carson noted the quality of the voice he was hearing before he moved along to the fact that he then issued an invitation to come on the Tonight Show.   Carradine got subsequent invitations to return to that show.

 

We have read somewhere a story that alleged that David Brinkley one time called into a Washington D. C. contest seeking a David Brinkley sound-alike.   He came in second place.  

 

When future radio fans look back on the Post Dubya era, we wonder which voices from 2012 will be the most recognizable.  

 

Uncle Rushbo, of course.   Who else?  

 

We have, in past columns, lamented the fact that there seems to be room in the smorgasbord of contemporary culture for a competition for would-be voice over actors, but, alas, our suggestion has fallen upon dead ears.

 

The World's Laziest Journalist has begun to do the preliminary fact checking needed as preparation for doing a column on story telling competitions.   As luck would have it, the only item produced by several Google searches is something called the Porchlight competition held in San Francisco CA.   So maybe we can enter that contest and get some material for a "been there done that" first hand account column about that competition.  

 

Maybe some reader will have additional information to add to the comments for this column and thereby adding to the potential for doing a future column on story telling competitions.

 

We note that the Liars Hall of Fame seems to be an example of a variation on the tall tales in the field of exaggeration variety rather than an actual Hall of Fame whereby someone who spread the WMD alarm is accused of providing an entry for consideration by the Liars Hall of Fame induction committee.

 

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