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Life Arts    H4'ed 2/7/12

That voice sounds familiar . . .

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Don't some (all?) of the best raconteurs have bits of Irish ancestry in their blood?

 

Rather than a closing quote per se, we will recount a story that we heard St. Ronald Reagan tell in 1980.   While he was campaigning in Iowa, he knocked on a farmer's door.   The man was flabbergasted.   "I know you!   You're the actor.    I forget your name."   Reagan suggested that as a hint he would supply his initials.   The man heard "R. R." and immediately turned toward the interior of the house and called out:   "Mama, come quick and meet Roy Rogers."

 

OK you won't let it slide?   You want a real quote as the closing quote?

"Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player

That struts and frets out his hour upon the stage,

And then is heard no more' it is a tale

Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,

Signifying nothing."

 

A friend in L. A., chef Teddy B. Owen, may have provided the best closing quote for this column when he said:   "The voices in my head have the call waiting feature."

 

Now the disk jockey will play Carly Simons' "You're So Vain" (Tell me you can't hear Mick Jagger's distinctive voice singing backup), Clint Eastwood's recording of "Born Under a Wandering Star," and Judy Collins' version of "Amazing Grace."   We have to go gargle.   Have a "stifle talk about unionizing" type of week.

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