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Re: [F_MINOR] Surely this is The Mother of All OTs (and don'tcall meShirley)

Thanks for posting to The Whole List, and the Archives too. If you are born with this Last Name, color me un-surprised and un-tickled.

On "Hill Street Blues," Officers Larue and his partner pulled over a dying ancient rattletrip, everything was wrong with everything, and the paperwork and insurance were also Disordered. The nervous driver began telling jokes to the officers. Funny jokes. Very funny jokes. The officers were LOLing and ROFLing.
It turned out the fellow, down on his luck, sleeping in the rattletrap, was a stand-up comedian. The officers instantly realized they could get rich by grubstaking and bankrolling the funniest guy they'd ever pulled over. They asked for the most recent driver's license he could produce.
All his problems and woes immediately were clear. On his father's deathbed, his dad had made just one request of his son: "Don't ever change the family name."

The comedian's name was Vic Hitler.
I'm going into my earthlink preferences right now and going back to Elmer Elevator.

> [Original Message]
> From: Brad Lehman <bpl@umich.edu>
> To: <bobmerk@earthlink.net>; <F_MINOR@EMAIL.RUTGERS.EDU>
> Date: 6/2/2005 5:07:07 PM
> Subject: Re: [F_MINOR] Surely this is The Mother of All OTs (and don'tcall meShirley)
> At 04:50 PM 6/2/2005 -0400, Robert Merkin wrote:
> >I have been having some troubles during the last ten years with recovered
> >memories, well, with just one. I am overwhelmingly convinced that, at or
> >around age 17 or 18, I was one of Screamin Jay Hawkins' pallbearers at a
> >performance somewhere in or around Washington DC. My brother, six years
> >older than I, has confronted me about this hallucination, and insists he
> >was the pallbearer and I was not one of the other pallbearers. Perhaps
> >someone has archival 16mm movie film of this concert and this dispute can
> >someday be resolved.
> >  (...)
> >Cf. also "Ed Wood." Rent the DVD tonight.
> >(...)
> >Bob the Musical Pallbearer (or maybe Bob's brother)
> Dangit, I tried to Google "merkin" with "I'm feeling lucky" and it gave me
> *this*:
> http://www.straightdope.com/classics/a3_232.html
> Anyway, good luck with the recovered memories.  Maybe the GG recording of
> the Grieg sonata, allegedly channeling his relative, would help?  That and
> those really Slooooo...oo...oooowwwww records of the "Siegfried Idyll"?
> Brad Lehman

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