The Comedian's-eye View of 10/20/97
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From: Peter Langston <psl>
Date: Tue, 21 Oct 97 03:59:18 -0700
Subject: The Comedian's-eye View of 10/20/97
Excerpted-from: 10/20/97 -- ShopTalk
Monday October 20, 1997
"Ellen DeGeneres is angry at ABC for putting a parental advisory at
the beginning of her show...Bryant Gumbel is mad at CBS for putting
a 'May cause drowsiness' warning at the beginning of his show."
- Conan O'Brien
"The Department of Education says 40 million Americans cannot read or count.
It's astounding. And if you don't believe it, just take a look at the
person directly in front of you in the express checkout line." (Argus
"S.A. Schapiro of Milwaukee is suing the Nivea skin-care company because
its sunblock failed to keep him from getting sunburned on his vacation,"
says Premiere Morning Sickness. "If he wins this one, he plans to sue God
for making the Earth too close to the sun."
TCI and Microsoft are working to combine TVs and computers. "Oh great,"
says the Cutler Daily Scoop. "The only exercise I was getting was going
from my TV to my computer."
Sign spotted in the upper deck at Cleveland's Jacobs Field: "Gary Miller
can hit home plate from here."
The Denver Post discussed "a changing of NBC's pro football announcing teams
in the wake of "Al" Albert's firing." Wow. Marv has been forgotten
quickly, hasn't he?
© 1997 Peter Langston