Milton Berle: Now, just a minute please. I have been a successful comedian half of my life Statler & Waldorf: So how come we got this half?
American actor and comedian Milton Berle and the heckling muppets Statler and Waldorf. Known as ‘Mr Television’, Berle had two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and was affectionately lampooned in this memorable 1977 scene.
I look forward to these trips to Disneyland and having my dad all to myself. Much advance planning goes into these excursions. My dad and I decide where will be stay overnight, the precise time he will pick me up form school, where I should wait for him, what we should take, and so on. That he is as excited as I am is clearly evident. There is no pretence, no forced pleasure; these trips unquestionably appeal to the child within him.
Driving on the freeway, we play our usual pre-Disney game. He will say “Okay, Pops, the first one who sees the one for Disneyland get to pick the first ride.” My dad never sees it. He must be blind, I think in my young mind.
Taken from As I Knew Him, My Dad, Rod Serling by Anne Serling. A personal biography of her legendary father, who among his many notable achievements was responsible for the iconic show The Twilight Zone.
I mean, they say you die twice. One time when you stop breathing and a second time, a bit later on, when somebody says your name for the last time.
The mysterious Banksy, whose identity continues to elude everyone. The Bristolian specialises in distinctive stencilling technique with evocative and provocative political and satirical messages. I went to The Art of Banksy exhibition recently and will post some photos from it soon.
I don’t like people who brag. They do like the subtle brag. Like I have a friend who went to Harvard and and he always tries to drop it into conversation, you know. And he’s always been like that, even when we were at college together.
A wonderfully subtle joke by talented TV writer and comedian Alingon Mitra. Mitra’s appearances on TV include The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Conan and The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson
Though much is taken, much abides; and though We are not now that strength which in old days Moved earth and heaven, that which we are, we are; One equal temper of heroic hearts, Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.
The much celebrated English Poet Lord Alfred Tennyson (1809 – 1892), who was Poet Laurette during much of Queen Victoria’s reign.
It means everything to hold this trophy and I don’t want to let go right now.
Newly crowned US Open champion Emma Raducanu. The 18-year-old Kent-based teenager broke numerous records including being the first qualifier to win a major (male or female) and winning a major in fewest attempts. She is also the first British woman to win the US Open since Virginia Wade in 1968.