1.  TODAY AND YESTERDAY…today i’m going to feature my two favorite comedians of ALL TIME….they are all three deceased now, but i have some of the final pictures of them….first of all it’s LAUREL AND HARDY….

here they are in their heyday….

laurel and hardy yesterday

and here is one of the final pictures of them…notice that oliver hardy lost all of his weight in his final years….oliver hardy died in 1957, stan laurel (the skinny guy) died in 1965.

laurel and hardy today

and here is the legendary CHARLIE CHAPLIN….

yesterday, as we remember him as “the little tramp.”

charlie chaplin yesterday

and here he is shortly before he passed away….he died in 1977.

charlie chaplin today

here’s a little charlie chaplin trivia for you…the following picture is from one of his most famous films called “the kid.”  DO YOU KNOW WHO PLAYED “THE KID”?

charlie chaplin the kid

it’s none other than a very young “JACKIE COOGAN.”  you know him best as “UNCLE FESTER” on the addams family……

2.  well, we got our son tyler moved into jerde hall at nsu on saturday…it was tough on me, but the toughest part was getting home and realizing that he isn’t coming home anytime soon. 

3.  i can’t wait to watch “monday night football “tonight when the vikings play the houston texans….brett favre is going to play the ENTIRE first half…we’ll see his true colors tonight….plus aberdeen native taylor mehlhaff should get a bunch of kicking duties in the game tonight as he fights for a roster spot on the vikings team.  the nfl teams will make all of their cuts in the next couple of weeks…GOOD LUCK TAYLOR….

4.  I’M SO PUMPED UP….i have TWO NFL FANTASY FOOTBALL DRAFTS in the next two weeks…one this wednesday and one on labor day….i LOVE fantasy football, and when we draft it means the season is only days away….YEE-HAW!!!!!

5.  it apparently is weight loss time in our house…as you may have seen, i lost 19 pounds in a week recently because of “fluid loss” in my body, and i feel great…..my son mitchell is down SEVEN POUNDS and he looks great and feels great, too…i hope that we can continue and lose more weight…(i’m eating grapes and granola for breakfast today.)

6.  kinda dead at carmike this weekend…two mediocre movies were released friday night. “halloween 2” and “final destination four” in 3-d opened up….both of them are pretty gruesome….

7.  HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL HAS STARTED…yeah…the only bad thing about the warner-wolsey wessington game in warner friday night, is we had four small children carried away by mosquitos….man, they were horrible……

8.  a 17 year old british teenager named mike perham, has become the youngest person ever to sail solo around the world….the kid sailed 28 thousand miles!!!!!   and when he got home, his parents grounded him for a year for taking out the yacht without permission….

9.  the movie “final destination four” was the number one movie in the nation this weekend, raking in over 28 million dollars…FINAL DESTINATION FOUR?  don’t they realize what “final” means?  get ready for two more destination movies….”THE ABSOLUTE FINAL DESTINATION”, AND THE “OKAY WE LIED, BUT THIS ONE REALLY IS THE FINAL FINAL FINAL DESTINATION.”

10.  a woman was arrested for posing naked for a photographer in full view of new york city’s metropolitan museum of art….c’mon….let’s take nudity out of the art museum and put it back where it belongs…ON MY DAILY BLOG…..



Ole, a furniture dealer from up at Bemidji, MN, decided to expand the line of furniture in his store, so he decided to go to Paris to see what he could find.. 

After arriving in Paris he visited with some manufacturers and selected a line that he thought would sell well back home. To celebrate the new acquisition, he decided to visit a small bistro and have a glass of wine.  As he sat enjoying his wine, he noticed that the small place was quite crowded, and that the other chair at his table was the only vacant seat in the house. 

Before long, a very beautiful young Parisian girl came to his table, asked him something in French (which Ole couldn’t understand), so he motioned to the vacant chair and invited her to sit down. He tried to speak to her in English, but she did not speak his language so, after a couple of minutes of trying to communicate with her, he took a napkin and drew a picture of a wine glass and showed it to her. She nodded, so he ordered a glass of wine for her. 

After sitting together at the table for a while, he took another napkin, and drew a picture of a plate with food on it, and she nodded. They left the bistro and found a quiet cafe that featured a small group playing romantic music. They ordered dinner, after which he took another napkin and drew a picture of a couple dancing. She nodded, and they got up to dance. They danced until the cafe closed and the band was packing up. 

Back at their table, the young lady took a napkin and drew a picture of a four-poster bed. To this day, Ole has no idea how she figured out he was in the furniture business.










today is the 66th birthday for actor and singer DAVID SOUL.  you will remember him from “starsky and hutch” and he had a number one hit in 1977 called “don’t give up on us baby.”

here’s david soul as we remember him:

david soul yesterday

and here’s what david soul looks like today!!!

david soul today

and just for the heck of it, here’s the other part of starsky and hutch..it’s paul michael glaser yesterday:

paul michael glaser yesterday

and here he is today:

stunt reception 120807

and how about one with ‘starsky and hutch’ together TODAY:

starsky and hutch today

2.  i saw something funny yesterday when they were taking ted kennedy’s body for viewing…people were lining the streets WAVING AT THE HEARSE…who the heck do they expect is going to see them and wave back…i don’t know…it just cracked me up…i’m kind of sick that way….

3.  i went to see dr. matushin yesterday for my annual physical…well, annual may be a strong word..it’s my first one in about five years…anyway, my blood pressure was the lowest it has ever been…it was 110 over 70….wow…but the big news is, the doc put me on a fluid removal pill the other day…in eight days, i lost NINETEEN POUNDS…and i feel terrific….

4.  my good buddy dennis thompson at pierson ford gave me a couple of dallas cowboys jokes yesterday, and I LOVE THEM…

“why is it that 25 cents makes up a quarter, but cowboy’s quarterback tony romo makes no cents in any quarter..”


what does tony romo and a one year old child have in common?  it’s light’s out after you ROCK THEM…

good one….by the way, i decided that starting today, i’m going to do the “dallas cowboys joke of the day” on the radio every morning..this ought to ruffle some feathers….ha ha

5.  well, my son tyler goes to college tomorrow…he will be a freshman at northern state…i’m sure there will be some tears shed tomorrow, even though he’s only nine miles away…it’s still a change having one person gone out of the house…

6.  my four church kids who went to new orleans are going to tell the congregation about new orleans this sunday at 9 at st. john’s in hecla…plus they are showing a ton of pictures, of which, i’m sure there’s an embarrassing one or two of me…i know that someone snapped a picture of me sleeping on the bus…that’ll come back to haunt me.

7.  KFC is marketing a new sandwich called “the double down” which consists of cheese and bacon and the bread is replaced by two fried chicken breasts…if you order it, it comes complete with a large drink, fries, CPR and angioplasty….

8.  guests staying at the standard hotel in manhattan have been frolicking in the nude in front of their hotel windows, so that people in a nearby park can see them…..everything was fun and going great until LARRY KING dropped his towl in front of the window…

9.  rhode island has picked september 4th as the first day they plan to shut down their government offices to save money…it’s also the day that new hampshire has been waiting for…their chance to invade and take over rhode island…

10.  FINAL DESTINATION FOUR opens up in theaters today…wait a minute..shouldn’t a movie called “final destination” only be made one?

11.  singer bob dylan announced that proceeds from his new christmas album will be donated to charity…probably to help the tone deaf…



A lawyer boarded an airplane in New Orleans with a box of frozen crabs and asked a blonde stewardess to take care of them for him.
She took the box and promised to put it in the crew’s refrigerator.. He advised her that he was holding her personally responsible for them staying frozen, mentioning in a very haughty manner that he was a lawyer, and proceeded to rant at her about what would happen if she let them thaw out.
Needless to say, she was annoyed by his behavior.
Shortly before landing in New York , she used the intercom to announce to the entire cabin, “Would the gentleman who gave me the crabs in New Orleans, please raise your hand?”
Not one hand went up … so she took them home and ate them.
Earl and Bubba are quietly sitting in a boat fishing,
chewing tabacco and drinking beer when suddenly Bubba says,
spits, sips his beer and says, “Better think it over…
………women like that are hard to find.”

“I think I’m gonna divorce my wife – she ain’t spoke to
me in over 2 months.”





today is the SIXTY SEVENTH BIRTHDAY for darryl dragon, otherwise known as “THE CAPTAIN” from ‘THE CAPTAIN AND TENILLE.”  remember bit hits like “shop around” “love will keep us together” and many more?

here’s the captain and tennille as we remember them!!

captan and tennille yesterday

and here’s a couple of photos of what they look like today!!

captain and tennille today

captain and tennille today 2

2.  i spent two “tranquil” hours in my church office at st. john’s lutheran in hecla yesterday…it’s amazing how peaceful and tranquil a church is……

3.  we have a new way for you to listen to “sunny 97-7″…from 6-9 every morning, you can still watch and listen to the morning show by clicking on hubcityradio.com, then click on the sunny page, and then click on “watch live”.  after 9am, you can listen to sunny 97.7 all day long by clicking on the “listen live” button on the same page….you see…we do anything to keep our wonderful listeners happy!!!

4.  it appears that michael jackson is turning into elvis presley…people STILL TODAY have “elvis sightings” many many years after he died.  and now people are having ‘MICHAEL SIGHTINGS”.  there’s a new video circulating showing someone getting out of a coroner’s van that supposedly looks like michael. well, it doesn’t.  this is completely stupid…i think the whole problem is that some people realize their own mortality when legends die young like elvis and michael.  and some people just don’t want to face the fact that we’re all going to die someday.

5.  the NFL season is so close that you can almost smell it….now that i preach at houghton at 11am, i’ll probably get numerous speeding tickets getting home for football…ha ha…plus i have NOT ONE, BUT TWO fantasy football drafts coming up in the next two weeks….I CANNOT WAIT….

6.  IT COULDN’T HAVE HAPPENED TO A BETTER TEAM…did you hear about the dallas cowboy’s new stadium?  a punter hit the “jumbo screens” hanging over the 50 yard line the other day…cowboy’s egomaniac owner jerry jones, said that the punter was “trying to hit the screens.” but the punter said that he and his counterpart hit it like a dozen times during warm ups….it sounds like it will cost two million dollars to raise them….that seems a bit high…..

7.  kate gosselin is going to be subbing for elizabeth hasselbeck on “the view” for a couple of days…i am so SICK AND TIRED of us making celebrities out of people that don’t deserve to be celebrities….these reality shows are torking me off…i don’t watch any of them, and i wish they would all go away…why don’t i watch reality shows?  BECAUSE REAL LIFE IS REALITY ENOUGH…i watch tv to get away from reality….

8.  a new study of “twitter” shows that users in the age group of 12-17 only account for 11 percent of the twitter users…most twitter users are a lot older…which explains all the twittering like “HURRY AND TURN THE TV ON…MATLOCK’S ON!!”

9.  a british man was hospitalized the other day for a RUPTURED APPENDIX after doctors told him that they had already removed his appendix in surgery a few weeks before that…scary huh?  the guy is so terrified that he’s afraid to pull down his pants and see what the doctor’s actually removed….

10.  u.s. and world leaders were paying tribute yesterday to ted kennedy, who died at the age of 77… he was the last surviving brother of a DYNASTY….three brothers that took over the world….ummm…by the way, if you’re under the age of 30, the kennedy’s were as big as the jonas brothers are today….ha ha

11.  the new BATMAN video game is getting rave reviews…in this new game, BATMAN fights the worst criminals in the world like THE JOKER, THE RIDDLER, BERNIE MADOFF AND MICHAEL VICK….


A fellow decides to take off early from work and go drinking. He stays until the bar closes at three in the morning, at which time he is extremely drunk. After leaving the bar, he returns home on foot.
     When he enters his house, he doesn’t want to wake anyone, so he takes off his shoes and starts tip-toeing up the stairs. Halfway up the stairs, he falls over backwards and lands flat on his back, cutting himself badly on the pint bottles in his back pockets. Because he is so drunk, he doesn’t even feel it.
     As he is undressing, he notices blood, so he checks himself in the mirror. He sees the cuts and repairs the damage as best he can under the circumstances, then goes to bed.
     The next morning his wife comes in and says, “Well, you really tied one on last night. Where’d you go?”
     “I worked late,” he said, “and I stopped off for a couple of beers.”
     “A couple of beers? That’s a laugh,” she replied. “You got plastered last night. Where did you go?”
     “What makes you so sure I got drunk last night, anyway?”
     “Well,” she replied, “my first clue was when I got up this morning and found a bunch of band-aids stuck to the mirror.”




if you’re like me, you were a big fan of “GUNSMOKE” back in the 60’s and 70’s…and who didn’t like sheriff matt dillon played by actor “JAMES ARNESS.”   we’re going to feature him today:

here’s actor james arness as we remember him!!

james arness yesterday

and here he is today at age  EIGHTY SIX !!!!!!

james arness today

2.  sad news…senator edward kennedy, otherwise known as “teddy kennedy” died early this morning at his home.  it’s sad because the “kennedy” dominance is gone…that’s it…no more kennedy’s from that era…

here he is….

ted kennedy

he was 77 years old….R.I.P……

3.  i know his death isn’t funny, but something funny happened on the news this morning….a news correspondent on “abc news this morning”, announced the passing of “SENATOR TENNEDY KENNEDY…”  i just about spit out my toast…that was crazy funny…he soon corrected himself and looked rather embarrassed….funny stuff…..

4.  with kennedy’s death, it’s the end of an era that featured the assassinations of his brothers john f. kennedy and robert kennedy.  the kennedy name was synonymous with politics for decades.

5.  i’ve learned a valueable lesson while working at carmike.  NEVER PICK UP NAPKINS OR KLEENEX’S AFTER A SAPPY MOVIE LIKE “TIME TRAVELER’S WIFE.”  i picked up a soggy one last night….when it’s a romantic movie that has some crying in it, i have to use the shovel and a broom…last night i just forgot…can’t be careless….ha ha

6.  i heard that my FAVORITE PINBALL MACHINE OF ALL TIME is coming to the lakewood mall soon….it’s called EIGHT BALL DELUXE…rob and dee, the owners of the arcade at the mall said that my favorite pinball machine should be in very very soon….well, there goes a stack of quarters every day….

7.  my brother troy and i used to mow lawns, shovel sidewalks, deliver the american news, rake leaves, do whatever it took to make a little cash….and THAT’S WHEN WE WERE FIFTH AND SIXTH GRADERS….then we would calmy walk into an arcade and blow tons of money playing pinball…we used to rack up NUMEROUS free games and leave them for the younger kids….

8.  the world’s longest serving bartender has retired at the age of 77….he retired because he finally got his student loan paid off….

9.  actress jessica biel has been named the most dangerous celebrity on the internet because when you search her name on the web, it’s likely to lead you to spy ware and viruses….but it still isn’t as dangerous as googling for nude pictures of rosie o’donnell…..(i just threw my toast back up…) before this, madonna was the celebrity most likely to give you a bug….

10.  the recession has hit everyone including DISNEYLAND AND DISNEYWORLD…we heard it is so bad that now there’s only four dwarfs……..


On their wedding night, the young bride approached her new husband and asked for $20.00 for their first lovemaking encounter. In his highly aroused state her husband readily agreed.
This scenario was repeated each time they made love, for the next 30 years, with him thinking that it was a cute way for her to afford new clothes and other incidentals that she needed.
    Arriving home around noon one day, she was surprised to find her husband in a very drunken state. During the next few minutes, he explained that his employer was going through a process of corporate downsizing, and he had been let go. It was unlikely that at the age of 55, he’d be able to find another position that paid anywhere near what he’d been earning, and therefore, they were financially ruined.
    Calmly, his wife handed him a bank book which showed thirty years of deposits and interest totaling nearly $1 million. Then she showed him certificates of deposits issued by the bank which were worth over $2 million, and informed him that they were one of the largest depositors in the bank. She explained that for the 30 years she had charged him for sex, these holdings had multiplied and these were the results of her savings and investments.
    Faced with evidence of cash and investments worth over $3 million, her husband was so astounded he could barely speak, but finally he found his voice and blurted out, “If I’d had any idea what you were doing, I would have given you all my business!”




a couple of celebrity birthdays today…actor TOM SKERRITT is 76 today…you may remember him from “top gun”, “the other sister”, “poltergeist three” and many others.  a great character actor…

here’s tom skerritt yesterday:

tom yesterday

and here’s tom skerritt as he looks today!!!

tom today

tom today again

and rocker GENE SIMMONS of KISS  is 60 today!!! can you beleive it?

here’s gene simmons as we remember him from yesterday…

gene simmons yesterday

and here’s what our favorite rocker looks like today!!!
gene simmons today


***i couldn’t tie a tie to save my soul……..

***i’ve never hunted and probably never will…..

***i used to take langford’s drum set home during the summer and jam out in my basement.

***when i was a junior, i won the “watertown public opinion” guess the football games contest.  i won a hundred bucks!!!

***i once set a table on fire at the hecla prom…..it’s amazing how fast those cheap tablecloths go up in flames….

***much to my wife’s dismay, after 20 years on the road playing dances with “the dancing jukebox”, all i want to do now is stay home…all i want is my wife, my kids, the couch, and a quiet night at home.

***when i met actor bill paxton one time, i called him “gary” by mistake..i felt like an idiot….

***at a redskins game when they lost to the cowboys, i told redskins quarterback ‘brad johnson’ that HE SUCKED…he hung his head and walked away from me.  i felt horrible….


***i’ve been with george strait on his bus…..

***i played pool in lisbon, n.d. with kenny chesney before he became a big star and a jerk.

***i find feet COMPLETELY GROSS.

***i used to hug my teachers in the morning….(and still got crappy grades….)

***i hit the ONLY tree in the kramer hall parking lot….backed right into it….try explaining that to mom and dad.

2.  i made a fool of myself AGAIN while in washington d.c. with my family.  we were walking into the famed “ford theater” where lincoln was shot, and i turned to my boys and said, “hey boys…do you know what lincoln said to his wife the last time he walked in here?  “I NEED TO SEE THIS PLAY LIKE I NEED ANOTHER HOLE IN THE HEAD.”  a park ranger was standing there and glared at me…but it was nothing like the glare i got from my wife….

3.  if you would have walked into my room when i was in junior high, you would have seen the world famous farrah fawcett swimsuit poster on my ceiling, and olivia newton john pictures ALL OVER MY ROOM….

4.  i’m tired of the old warner road being closed for construction…i completely understand that it has to be done, but this has become a major inconvenience for me…and as we all know, it’s all about me….(YEAH RIGHT…HA HA)

5.  we’re getting really good crowds at carmike to see “inglorious basterds” starring brad pitt.  reviews have been very favorable…

6. that’s not the story, however, for the 3-d movie “espn….x games”…it’s only here till thursday night and not one person went last night, and under 10 have gone since it started friday night.  actually, i went in there last night, and the 3-d is better in this movie than any of the cartoons of recently.

7.  two rated “r” movies start at carmike this friday night.  “halloween 2” and “final destination 3-d” are coming out…which can only mean one thing…i’ll be busy throw teens out of the theater that bought tickets for other movies and snuck into these two….you guys wouldn’t believe the guts that some of these kids have…i would have never tried that in high school in fear of getting caught….

8.  the obama’s are on vacation in martha’s vineyard…i’d love to walk up to their door and try to borrow a cup of sugar…i’d probably get shot….

9.  scientists now say that the appendix, which was once thought to serve no function in the human body, actually MAY SERVE A PURPOSE…they said the same thing about joe biden….

10.  a new reports says that americans swallow TWENTY TWO TEASPOONS OF SUGAR EACH DAY…WOW…i get mine out of the way right away in the morning with my favorite cereal, “SUGAR COATED SUGAR CUBES.”

11.  over labor day weekend, buffalo, new york is hosting the “NATIONAL BUFFALO WING FESTIVAL.” which is another great reason why women don’t let men plan family vacations…

12.  the new album from the rock band “K I S S ”  will be released exclusively at WALMART…the band members will sell the cd as they greet and hand out carts at the front door….

13.  reader’s digest filed for bankruptcy protection yesterday…and yes, they filed the “condensed” version…

14.  bobby knight is going into the indiana university hall of fame…it will be standing room only…not because of the huge crowd, but because that officials don’t want chairs anywhere that bobby knight is at…


It was opening night at the Orpheum and the Claude the Amazing Hypnotist was topping the bill. People came from miles around to see the famed hypnotist do his stuff. As Claude took to the stage, he announced, “Unlike most stage hypnotists who invite two or three people up onto the stage to be put into a trance, I intend to hypnotize each and every member of the audience.”
    The excitement was almost electric as Claude withdrew a beautiful antique pocket watch from his coat. “I want you each to keep your eye on this antique watch. It’s a very special watch. Its been in my family for six generations.”
    He began to swing the watch gently back and forth while quietly chanting, “Watch the watch, watch the watch, watch the watch…. ”
    The crowd became mesmerized as the watch swayed back and forth, light gleaming off its polished surface. Hundreds of pairs of eyes followed the swaying watch, until suddenly it slipped from the hypnotist’s fingers and fell to the floor, breaking into a hundred pieces.
    “Crap!” said the hypnotist.
    It took three weeks to clean up the theater.




10.  sag, you’re it.

9.  pin the toupee on the bald guy.

8.  20 questions shouted into your good ear.

7.  kick the bucket.

6.  doc…doc….OOOHHH…goose…..

5.  simon says something incoherent.

4.  spin the bottle of mylanta.

3.  musical recliners.

2.  hide and go pee…….

and the number one fun game for the elderly….



THIRTY YEARS AGO TODAY  “the facts of life” debuted on tv…THIRTY YEARS…man does that make me feel old…i put together  a little collage of some of the facts of life cast for yesterday and today:

first of all, here’s actress charlotte rae who played mrs. garrett.

yesterday and today:
charlotte rae

here’s the entire cast of “the facts of life” thirty years ago…

the facts of life

and here’s tootie, blair, and natalie today!!

tootie, blair and natalie

to see what “jo” looks like today, go back a few posts and find nancy mckeon on “today and yesterday.”  she’s still hot…..

2. a couple of notes from the brown county fair…..first of all, the carnival….here’s an anxiety attack waiting for little kids…”honey, i know that you’re deathly afraid of bears, but just go ahead and climb up into the bear’s stomach and we’ll go for a ride.”  i always thought the bears ride was one of the cruelest for kids who were scared of animals…plus you sit in their stomach…hmmm….

3.  jeannie and mitchell and i watched a hypnotist on saturday and it was very enjoyable…you will NEVER catch me up on stage getting hypnotised…it was crazy funny, except i think one guy was completely faking it, because he got back up there again for a second show and did a lot of the same stuff….other than that, it was amazing.

4.  we did a bunch of walking around on saturday, checking out the modular homes, the booths and other fun stuff.  even went to centennial village where my friend donna bertsch was performing.  AND THE FOOD…wow…did we try the food this weekend…i think that frohling’s brats were my favorite food of the entire weekend…yes, even over my famous tubbyburgers.

5.  we didn’t get tickets this year for the entertainment for the first time in many many years.  i wasn’t thrilled about the entertainment this year..HOWEVER, we did enjoy listening to blake shelton while walking around friday night at the fair.  i could have watched him ‘live’.

6.  and now…IT’S COMING UP ON STATE FAIR TIME…my brother troy and his wife sue, and jeannie and you’re truly will be meeting our friends owen and janet in huron for the FOREIGNER SHOW…can’t wait to see them.  FOREIGNER had a bunch of rock hits like “hot blooded’, “cold as ice”, “urgent”  “waiting for a girl like you” and many others…want to go party with us?  go to the south dakota state fair website at sdstatefair.com  for tickets….

7.  then we will all come home that night, do church the next morning and head back to huron to see “the grass roots” and “the guess who” on that sunday of labor day weekend.  my wife is a HUGE fan of the grass roots…i love their music as well.  we normally go to a bunch of concerts during summer, but this will be the one and only shows for this summer…BUMMER…

8.  jeannie and i went to see “DISTRICT 9” last night at carmike.  this is an alien movie based in south africa…kind of a political movie as well.  i really enjoyed it, jeannie was so-so about it.  this movie is very creative and it was filmed on a super duper low budget.  it proves you don’t have to spend 200 million dollars to make a really good movie.

9.  the “cash for clunkers” program ends at 7pm tonight…and if you didn’t at least TRY to cash in your mother in law, then i have no sympathy for you…..

10.  there’s a new clinic openingup in seattle for people who are addicted to the internet….the crappy thing is, you have to sign up…ON THE INTERNET…

11.  a lot of people think that the lockerbie bombers should have been left to die a painful death in prison…either that or be named an assistant coach for the oakland raiders….

12.  an ohio man spelled out a marriage proposal to his girlfriend in large letters on a wheat field, and then let her see it by taking her up in a plane….ya know, marriage is a lot like farming…after a few years there’s usually a drought in the bedroom, too.


A man went to the movies, and in front of him was a woman with her dog. The film was a romantic comedy, with lots of jokes but plenty of dramatic scenes as well. During the funny parts, the dog laughed his head off. During the sad parts, the dog cried his eyes out. This continued until the film was finished. The man figured he had to say something to the woman. He tapped the back of her seat.
    “Your dog seemed to really enjoy that film. That’s the most amazing thing I’ve ever seen.”
    The woman turned to face him. “You’re telling me,” she said. “He hated the book.”