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Goodnight, Miss Kappelhoff

I know what you’re thinking — that doesn’t look like Doris Day! I nicked it from the Wikipedia article (which also says she’s 97, though most of the articles I read said 95).

She’s gone, anyway. And a very decent sort of lady she seemed, too.

Once upon a time, I collected 78 rpm records. One day, I picked up a few of Doris Day’s thinking, “ha ha — it’s Doris Day!” Ignorant little minx, me. In fact, she was a highly successful torch singer before she went to Hollywood and seriously debated with herself whether she’d rather sing than act.

I won’t opine on the debate, but I’d like to share my favorite Doris Day record: Say Something Nice About Me. A superficially sweet song with a deeply bitter aftertaste.

And, of course, Uncle Al won the dick. I expect to see you all back here Friday. 6pm WBT. DEAD POOL ROUND 121.


Comment from Uncle Al
Time: May 13, 2019, 9:58 pm

I’d rather have won with, oh, how about Nicolás Maduro, but I’ll still take the dick. RIP Doris!

I bet there’ll be a scramble right at 6pm WBT Friday: 94-year-old double cancer survivor Jimmah Carter is “recovering” from surgery to repair a broken hip. He fell getting ready for a turkey hunt, it seems. I’ve known far too many old people who just slowly slipped downhill after one of those falls, sad to say. Not that I’d miss the old nuclear peanut farmer.

Comment from p2
Time: May 13, 2019, 10:58 pm

i gottaquit changing my picks…….

Comment from Durnedyankee
Time: May 14, 2019, 1:15 am

I wondered if she had changed her name but figured – eh what’s the diff.

Had I been older sooner I’d have had way more appreciation for her voice and femininity.

Comment from Wolfus Aurelius
Time: May 14, 2019, 1:01 pm

On Ace’s site yesterday we were batting around whether she was hot or not. The consensus seemed to be, pretty like a Sunday school teacher, but not hot (not like Raquel Welch, say — but then few women then or now could compare to her).

Still, Doris had the voice and comedy skills to become and remain a star for quite a few years. I recall she did a couple of dramatic films too — Hitchcock’s second The Man Who Knew Too Much and another little mystery film called Midnight Lace with, I believe, Rex Harrison and written by the two guys who penned White Heat. After that, apparently, she stuck with comedies.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: May 14, 2019, 3:47 pm

It’s the eternal question — Ginger or MaryAnn?

Comment from Deborah HH
Time: May 14, 2019, 4:27 pm

One of my sweetest childhood memories is traveling home from a day trip with my family, and passing through Anson, Texas. The drive-in theater there was showing “Please Don’t Eat the Daisies” with Doris Day and David Niven, and my Dad just turned the car into the entrance, and we watched the movie! I think even my mother was surprised 🙂 I was a Doris Day fan from that day forward; I was about 9 or 10 at the time.

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: May 14, 2019, 5:00 pm

Ah, C’mon! Ya gotta be kiddin’ me!
Thomas Daniel “Tim” Conway (December 15, 1933 – May 14, 2019)[1] was an American actor, writer, director, and comedian. Add “fixture on the Carol Burnett Show.”

Comment from Jeff Weimer
Time: May 14, 2019, 7:27 pm

Missed it by one day. Tim has been my go-to for at least a few rounds.

Comment from Mark Matis
Time: May 14, 2019, 8:31 pm

One of Mr. Conway’s best:


Comment from DurnedYankee
Time: May 14, 2019, 8:55 pm

It’s the eternal question — Ginger or MaryAnn?

No, that’s obvious (Maryann) – the eternal question is Betty or Wilma.

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: May 14, 2019, 9:18 pm

MY eternal question is: U.S. Gold Eagles or Canadian Maple Leafs or South African Krugerrands?

Comment from Rich Rostrom
Time: May 14, 2019, 11:55 pm

You could always commemorate with Secret Love: the Music of Doris Day, released by veteran jazz cabaret singer Karen Oberlin in 2002.

Comment from Tim Carlson
Time: May 15, 2019, 1:24 am

… the eternal question is Betty or Wilma.

I would have said Betty before Rosie O’Donnell put her stank on that character. Betty has been forever ruined for me.

MaryAnn. Definitely MaryAnn.

Another eternal question: Velma or Daphne?

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: May 15, 2019, 2:24 am

The eternal question IS:
Betty or Veronica…

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