The Comedian's-eye View of 10/04/98
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From: Peter Langston <psl>
Date: Wed, 4 Nov 98 13:52:40 -0800
Subject: The Comedian's-eye View of 10/04/98
Excerpted-from: 10/04/98 -- ShopTalk
Wednesday November 4, 1998
"JOHN GLENN: If they can send one 77-year-old senator
into space, why can't they send them all?"
- Jim Mullen's 'Hot Sheet' in Entertainment Weekly
She's a Doll: Calista Flockhart denies in the new People magazine that she's
anorexic, saying she just has "tiny bones." "Yeah, just because she can
now share her wardrobe with Barbie doesn't mean she's got an eating
disorder." (Premiere Radio)
Save the Day: Actor Jean Claude Van Damme says the lawsuit filed by former
partner Frank Dux over writing credits on a film has dragged on so long that
it has prevented him from making several movies. "Dux didn't realize that
when he filed suit, he was also performing a public service." (Ira Lawson)
Starr of Oz: The Wizard of Oz gets released to movie theaters this week.
"It's ominous. Last night, the president looked outside his window and saw
Ken starr riding a broom across the sky spelling out 'Surrender Bill.'"
Deep Space Look: The launch of the space shuttle with John Glenn coincided
with the introduction of High Definition Television. On regular TV, the
shuttle looked like a little speck in the sky 100 miles away, but with the
new system, it looked like a little speck in the sky 102.3 miles away."
Back to the Future: John Glenn is in space, the yankees are champions, and
yo-yos are popular. "Now that we have apparently traveled back to the early
'60s, is there any way we can stop the invention of junk mail, disco music
and call waiting?" (Alex Kaseberg)
© 1998 Peter Langston