I may have previously shared this "Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)" story about Mel Tormé. It good enough to share again. (By the way , Mel was 19 years old when he co-wrote the classic tune). Click on image below to read story.
Mark Evanier is an American comic book and television writer, particularly known for his humor work. I follow his blog on a regular basis.
Christmas Countdown Day 3
"Jingle, jangle, coins when they jingle make such a lovely sound.” - Mr Quincy Magoo as Ebeneezer Scrooge. Ahhh, those haunting words from Mr Magoo's Christmas Carol. Byers will never let me forget them.
"The Gift That Keeps On Sucking" Sure, give your wife a vacuum for Christmas and see how long you stay married. I'd give it until Groundhog Day, max. Nothing like giving a gift that says, "Christmas Sucks!"
Cartoonist R.O. Blechman did this Christmas illustration for a greeting card. It was later the inspiration for the animated CBS Television Network 1966 Christmas "greeting". Click on the image below to view the video.
Blechman also did the award winning Alka Seltzer commercial in 1967 showing a man and his own stomach sitting opposite each other in chairs, having an argument moderated by their therapist in a voiceover. The stomach (voiced by Gene Wilder) accuses the man of purposely trying to irritate it. The man accuses his stomach of complaining too much about the foods he likes. The therapist suggests Alka-Seltzer, and further suggests that the two must take care of each other. The closing words are of the stomach saying to the man: "Well, I'll try - if you will".
Christmas Countdown Day 12