A couple of weeks ago I received an invitation to speak at today’s television class at UNLV. Since Phyllis Diller didn’t do a lot of television I wasn’t sure how well this would go, and racked my brain for her television-related appearances. 456 more words
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“We bought some of Phyllis’s silver!” Dottie’s voice trilled over the phone. I could hear Bob in the background. My friends Bob and Dottie in Houston are avid sellers and buyers on eBay and got such a kick out of buying one of the lots of Phyllis’s silver at the live on-line auction last August that they couldn’t wait to tell me. 428 more words
Steven Pressfield writes that sometimes it’s helpful to be dumb:
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The three dumbest guys I can think of: Charles Lindbergh, Steve Jobs, Winston Churchill. Why? Because any smart person who understood how impossibly arduous were the tasks they had set themselves would have pulled the plug before he even began.
“Hey! Let’s drive past Phyllis’s house and see if it’s still there!”
At the time this inspiration struck a couple of days ago, I was with a couple of friends inching our way down Highway One through Malibu on our way back from the Ronald Reagan Library in Simi Valley. 541 more words