Who my wife's dog is named for:
Clarence Threepwood, 9th Earl of Emsworth, or Lord Emsworth, is a recurring fictional character in the Blandings stories by British comic writer P. G. Wodehouse. He is the amiable and somewhat absent-minded head of the large Threepwood family. Longing for nothing more than to potter peacefully in the idyllic gardens of Blandings Castle, he must frequently face the unpleasant reality of his domineering sisters and familial duties.
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Thursday, April 19, 2012
The invitation "Come with me to the Casbah," which was heard in trailers for the movie "Algiers" but not in the film itself, became an exaggerated romantic overture, largely owing to its use by Looney Tunes cartoon character Pepé Le Pew, himself a spoof of Pépé le Moko.
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
"The first man they look for and the last man they want to meet." This was Matt Dillon's description of himself at the opening of some of the Gunsmoke radio shows. The series was long-running on both radio and television - 1952-1961 on radio and 1955-1975 on television.