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Prompt of the Day – “Seat Guru”

The extroverts at the Daily Post group of Word Press chose “Seat Guru” for today’s writing prompt.  One sentence of instruction, followed by a question:  “You get to plan a dinner party for 4-8 of your favorite writers/artists/musicians/other notable figures, whether dead or alive. Who do you seat next to whom in order to inspire the most fun evening?”

First choice would be Albert Einstein

Face it, the man came up with the theory of relativity!  What an exciting physicist of his age.  Would love to discus physics with the man.  He knows what it is like to survive as an introvert with a mind that works non-stop all the time.  Seat him next to the door, in case he needs to escape from the crowd.

Second, Ray Bradbury

Mr. Bradbury was one of my favorite authors in grade school.  Read every one of his books that the school library contained (considering not many people in the town had ever heard of him, that wasn’t too many).

Phil Collins would be next

Collins has been my favorite musician since junior high school.  Both me and my husband still enjoy many of his works today!  Getting involved with  creating sound tracks for movies definitely was a stroke of genius as far as his career as a composer goes in making an ongoing need for his craft.

Alan Alda is the last

From Alan‘s portrayal of Hawkeye Pierce on the classic television show “MASH“,  his character was the life of the party!  He needs to wear the tuxedo his father (in the show) sent him.  No party exists with out his presence.

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Today’s Prompt: “Retrospectively Funny”

My past wasn’t generally funny, so have no idea how I will successfully approach this prompt from the experts of the Daily Post at WordPress.  They chose the prompt for today to be: Retrospectively Funny.

The definition of Retrospectively is “any exhibition or series of showings or performances, as of musical works or motion pictures, representing the work of an artist or performer over all or a major part of a career” according to  Dictionary.com.  Think most decent comic works from the past would probably fit in this category.

One of my favorite comedy pieces from the past was the TV series called “MASH“.  Series ran about 11 years.  Watched the final episode with my grandfather.  He served in the U.S. Navy many years retiring to hold several different jobs like local bartender, finally becoming the grounds keeper at the local cemetery.  He told me and my brothers not to be afraid of the dead people, since it was the live ones that would end up getting us!

One of my favorite comedians, Robin Williams, committed suicide after being diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease.  My grandmother died from complications of that disease.  Not a funny illness at all.  Why does it seem all the funny people in this world turn out to be really messed up inside?  Michel J. Fox also has this terrible disease.  No more Teen Wolf movies, I guess.

What ever happened to watching Hee Haw?  Just got to see the reruns growing up.  Did it offend someone like the Little Rascals offended Bill Cosby?  Miss watching Alfalfa and the rest of the gang.  The crap they have on TV for kids to watch today. sucks to put it politely.  What was wrong with watching Looney Toons or the Road Runner?  Afraid of anvils dropping on the dwindling coyote population?

What about Marvin the Martian?  Is he lost with the rest of the Looney Toons characters?  Who stole these creations from the children of today?  Maybe they should be locked up for ruining all the new generations’ childhoods!