Friday stuff to think about ….
• Harvey Korman died yesterday at age 81. Korman was a star when comedy was comedy, when an actor or actress didn’t have to say a word to generate laughs. The Carol Burnett Show was the high-water mark of American family comedy television, and there won’t be TV like it again. Korman was tall and imposing and could glare his way through scenes. Blazing Saddles is still hysterically funny all these years later, and he was perfect as the conniving politician.
• Congrats to the Quincy High School graduates who walk tonight. The weather wasn’t looking good this morning, hopefully they’ll be able to pull it off at Flinn Stadium. I also appreciated the letter to the editor Thursday about being respectful at the ceremony. Every name deserves to be heard loudly and clearly. Keep the air horns home!
• Big rock show tonight at Turner Hall. St. Amy’s, the three young guys who formed just to play a few acoustic songs at the show, sounded really good at practice the other night. Washington Park’s Blues in the District starts in two weeks and the Blues Fest isn’t that far off in July, either.
• Who won American Idol and Dancing With The Stars? Too busy to know, life gets in the way sometimes I guess.
• WGEM’s Tyler Tomlinson and Herald-Whig Sports Editor Don O’Brien were stellar announcing Gus Macker Dream Court games last Sunday. Sadly, the weather cut Dream Court games short. Hopefully we’ll get them back next year. Bill Shuler of Y-101 did a great job Saturday announcing games, as well.