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No one tell him, he will be insufferable

No one tell him, he will be insufferable

From the Coffee Shop Blog:

Comment of the week. No. The Year.

“I’m Barack Obama and George Soros approved this message” LukeHandCool at Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion


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I would by a book of all of LukeHandCool’s LI comments.

JimMtnViewCaUSA | January 4, 2012 at 3:54 pm

Great one-liner! Here is another one, on the topic of McCain’s endorsement of Romney.
dewcooper@cbsjancrawford The man who couldn’t beat Obama teamed with the man who couldn’t beat McCain.

Tweet it, and it’ll be Tweet of the Year as well.

Congrats, LukeHandCool.

Your droll commentary is always wryly amusing. You deserve a Pulitzer in the category of Commentary!

Oh, man. Now Luke is going to come see this and get a big head! LOL!

Oh, what a fun, wonderful surprise on an absolutely nerve-racking day!

First, I totally forgot today was my wedding anniversary. That didn’t go over well.

Second, I don’t think I’ve posted on LI for a couple days because I’ve been so busy with my uncle. Before our mom died, we promised her we’d take care of her little brother (our 72-year-old Uncle Jim … the man with a million phobias … “Rain Man,” as I call him). I got him an apartment a few blocks away in West L.A. because my sisters went out there (Palm Desert) and said he wasn’t taking care of himself very well since our mom died … she did everything for him.

He called at 5 a.m. this morning from Palm Desert and woke us all up. My wife handed me the phone in bed and said, “It’s your Uncle Jim and he’s saying he is ‘Jerry from work.'”

Me: What is it Jim?

Jim: You’re coming today to move me to L.A.

Me: No, Jim. Sherman (my brother-in-law) and Jim (my nephew) rented a truck and they’ll be out there this morning. Jim, I went to bed at 2:00. I’m going back to sleep.

Jim: Wait! We need to spend some time together and talk about records! (He used to have clubs, sign famous acts, cut records … back in the 1960s … where he is forever stuck.)

Me: Jim, I’m hanging up now.

Jim: I knew it was kind of early. Sorry. Don’t tell your wife it was me. I told her I was Jerry, from work.

Me: Jim, she knows I don’t work with anybody named Jerry. She knows your voice.

Jim: You know, being back in L.A., I might be able to touch base with some people I knew in the (music) business.

Me: I’ll see you this afternoon when you get here, “Jerry.” Good-bye.

My life is going to be so much harder from this point forward. It will be like having another child.

This is my uncle’s whole life … He and my grandfather and their most famous club, JD’s, was inducted into the Arizona Music & Entertainment Hall of Fame last year along with Alice Cooper (my uncle booked him many times as an act).

My Uncle is the one in the car with the cigarette dangling from his lips in the two-minute video at the bottom of the page at the 1:17 mark. He just can’t let those days go!

Thanks everyone for the kind comments! I’m sure I enjoy all your comments in posts more than you enjoy mine! LI is run by the best blogger and has the best commenters! I learn and laugh a lot because of all of you.

I’ll be visiting Coffee Shop Blog from now on as their newest fan, and please click on the Professor’s “Post of the Day” link to read what my good buddy Trochilus wrote!

Now, I’m off to find out why my uncle is three hours late and hasn’t called …

LukeHandCool (who, every day when nobody is around, looks up at the sky and says, “I love you, Mama!” … but who, today, will look up at the sky and say something like, “I hate you for this, Mom! Taking care of Uncle Jim is all I need! Like I don’t have enough stress in my life already!”


Re: Video of the Day, Herman’s Hermits …

Peter Noone is neighbors with Dennis Miller in Santa Barbara.

Dennis has Peter on his radio show occasionally and he is hilarious. He’s full of stories from the 1960s (like my uncle).

He was telling Dennis about his interactions with the Beatles on one show. He used to tag along with them, and they’d do their best to tolerate him (they saw him as a little kid as he was a few years younger).

As he told it, one time he’s in an elevator with them:

John Lennon: That’s a nice suit you’re wearing, Peter.

Peter Noone: Oh, you like it?

John: Yeah … do they make ’em in your size?

He’s got so many stories from those days … just like my uncle.

I’m sweating bullets a couple hours ago carrying stuff into my uncle’s new apartment while he’s walking behind me, carrying nothing, telling me about some funny experience he had with the Everly Brothers.

I love anecdotes about 1960s music stars as much as the next guy … but I could’ve strangled him, my Uncle Rain Man.

LukeHandCool (whose nerves were shot from “Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride” to the apartment when his uncle picked him up … I can’t believe he has a driver’s license …)