Friday, March 28, 2014

We All Helped Skin Bob

March 28, 2014
   Well, this is quite interesting. We handed in "The 66 Kid" a week ago today, and here we are a week later, still working on it. Making tweaks, clearing quotes (spent two hours yesterday just providing the location of quotes in "On The Road" for Penguin's approval and clearance). I'm now actually somewhat sorry I even used the quotes. Not sure I even need them.

   Speaking of quotes, yesterday I was cleaning out the piles of reference photos for the book, that are in my office and ran across my old news folder which I used on KSLX 100.7 FM in the eighties and early nineties. Found a slew of old quotes, I pulled off the wire and other places. Love these:

"If I had a mine shaft, I don't think I would just abandon it. There's got to be a better way."
—Jack Handy

Or, this one:

"I guess we were all guilty in a way. We all shot him, we all skinned him, and we all got a complimentary bumper sticker that said, "I helped skin Bob.'"
—Jack Handy

Still noodling sketches for my Little League memories:

Daily Whipout, "HEYBATTAHBATTAH! II: (plus, we all helped skin Bob, by Sterling Hayden)

   And here's one that hits close to home:

"There is many a good man to be found under a shabby hat."
—Old Vquero Saying

   And one for the road:

Daily Whipout, "Shiprock Hitcher"

"Misquotations are the only quotations that are never misquoted."
—Hesketh Pearson