Monday, February 14, 2005

Dick Weber--The MJ of Bowling 2/14/05

Well world famous Dick Weber is going to the big Brunswick in the sky. He died today. I know that Jason will take this particularly hard since he snuck into the Bowling Hall of Fame in Saint Louis just to see the Dick Weber exhibit. Rest in Peace Dick we'll set up the pins for another frame.

Goodbye Dick Weber
Thought I knew you pretty well
You roll the ball at the pins
They'd all fall down so swell
You crawled out of St Lou
Where Jason snuck in to check your fame
Became a bowling icon
Then bowled a 900 series again

And it seemed to me that you lived your life
Like a candle in the hand dryer
Never knowing when to talc
Up those talented hands again
And I would have liked to know you
But I was just a kid
Your strikes faded out long before
The Bowling Hall of Fame ever did

Friday, February 04, 2005

Wormer! He's a dead man! 2/4/05

No seriously the guy who played Deam Wormer in Animal House died. John Vernon he played in some comedies but from reading his bio he also did some drama He also was in the fine film "I'm Gonna Get You Sucka!" Dean Wormer was one of those roles where the person is defined by that role for the rest of their life. You know every time you see him in something you think "Look there's Dean Wormer." Kind of similar to everytime you see Sylvester Stallone you think, "Look there's Lincoln Hawk." Well at least that's what I think of.
I had to put the cucumber line in there because I think is so funny in the movie. Jason has graciously volunteered to hold the vigil. I think he's going to make little egg salad sandwiches with cucumber in it for all of us.

Goodbye John Vernon
Delta house knew you pretty well
You put them on double secret probation
They danced and drank so well
You crawled out of nowhere
Drama parts were in your hand
Did Animal House
Look there’s Dean Wormer again

And it seemed to me you lived your life
Like a candle in the wind
Your wife went shopping
Saw a bigger cucumber again
And I would have like to know you
But I was just a kid
Your candle burned out long after
The Death Mobile ruing homecoming ever did