notes from
the MUCK . . .

How does your garden grow? With muck, muck and more muck! I spent much of today finishing the final muck box and then shifting muck from one box to the next. The first box, which the Big Lad is enthusiastically pointing out, has been rotting down for two years now and once we’d removed the top quarter of unrotted material, we found we’d hit the pay dirt.

Friday, November 11, 2005

NFTM Exclusive: Tony Curtis Is Not Tony Randall

It was only upon reading this post of Jeff's that I first realized that whenever somebody would mention Tony Curtis around me, I would be thinking of Tony Randall. This has caused me no small amount of confusion, because people would heap all kinds of accolades upon this actor, who in my mind was pretty much a wanker. So I would just sort of stay quiet and assume that the other person was a lunatic. But when Jeff wrote that Tony Curtis was "able to play despicable people while still managing to charm the pants off you," I was so confounded that I took to Google and realized my error.

To save the rest of you from making the same mistake, I am providing the following cheat sheet that you can print out and take to cocktail parties to help you avoid embarrassment and confusion:

Tony Curtis -->

Tony Randall -->

Don't say the Muck never taught you anything. I certainly can't.