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2022-05-21 9:41:36 PM  
Original Tweet:

 
2022-05-21 10:37:59 PM  
Great manbag!
 
2022-05-21 11:21:03 PM  
96!

/nice
 
2022-05-21 11:31:10 PM  
His smile always makes me happy. Thanks, Subby!
 
2022-05-21 11:32:49 PM  
Unsolicited Dick pic
 
2022-05-22 1:19:12 AM  
Citizen Dick Touch Me I'm Dick.
Youtube jd9yxSHYpRU
 
2022-05-22 1:47:15 AM  
Still giggling over working with Mary Tyler Moore! (From his autobiography)

God bless all clowns.
Who star in the world with laughter,
Who ring the rafters with flying jest,
Who make the world spin merry on its way.
God bless all clowns.
So poor the world would be,
Lacking their piquant touch, hilarity,
The belly laughs, the ringing lovely.
God bless all clowns.
Give them a long good life,
Make bright their way - they're a race apart!
Alchemists most, who turn their hearts' pain,
Into a dazzling jest to lift the heart.
God bless all clowns.
[Editor's notethis poem, originally titled, "A prayer for clowns" was a favorite of Stan Laurel's, and read at his funeral by Dick van Dyke as part of Stan's eulogy]
/he was asked by Stan's wife to give his eulogy. They were good friends in Stan's later life.
He is one of my heroes!
 
2022-05-22 5:33:25 AM  
Man may not be able to do a cockney accent, but he is an incredible dude.
 
2022-05-22 5:45:19 AM  
Howlin Wolf - Spoonful
Youtube s0aIjyX7vwI
 
2022-05-22 5:48:56 AM  

clintster: 96!

/nice


ecin?
 
2022-05-22 7:10:51 AM  
I like Nina Simone's version better.
 
2022-05-22 7:26:12 AM  

skybird659: Still giggling over working with Mary Tyler Moore! (From his autobiography)

God bless all clowns.
Who star in the world with laughter,
Who ring the rafters with flying jest,
Who make the world spin merry on its way.
God bless all clowns.
So poor the world would be,
Lacking their piquant touch, hilarity,
The belly laughs, the ringing lovely.
God bless all clowns.
Give them a long good life,
Make bright their way - they're a race apart!
Alchemists most, who turn their hearts' pain,
Into a dazzling jest to lift the heart.
God bless all clowns.
[Editor's note: this poem, originally titled, "A prayer for clowns" was a favorite of Stan Laurel's, and read at his funeral by Dick van Dyke as part of Stan's eulogy]
/he was asked by Stan's wife to give his eulogy. They were good friends in Stan's later life.
He is one of my heroes!


Fun Fact: DVD's Star in Hollywood is next to Stan's. When they dedicated it, he honored the occasion by wearing a bowtie that he had been given by Stan and mentioned him by name in his speech as one of his idols and mentors. 

/ DVD has always been a class act
 
2022-05-22 7:36:37 AM  
A spoonful of sugar, or a squirt of frosting, perhaps?

Featherbottom Compilation
Youtube Ei6HgOuR2eM
 
2022-05-22 7:56:33 AM  
Always take it with your insulin.


/ obviously, don't
 
2022-05-22 8:43:42 AM  

Notabunny: His smile always makes me happy. Thanks, Subby!


Came here to say that.  Double thanks, Subby!
 
2022-05-22 9:06:37 AM  

Get Rich or Try Dyin': [Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/s0aIjyX7vwI]


Howling Wolf once got yanked off stage by the police for obscenity while performing "Spoonful" to a White audience, apparently due to the suggestive nature of Howling Wolf's stage act, which involved somehow pantomiming a sex act with the aid of a large silver soup spoon. I'm still trying to find a photo of Wolf and his spoon, please post it if you have one.

Howlin Wolf - Spoonful (Psychedelic version)
Youtube Nu-643a2vd8


"Get your Coke out. Wolf was the consummate showman. Not only would he crawl around on all fours onstage, he would persuade his female fans to clamber on his back for a quick joyride. After releasing Spoonful he would brandish a large cooking spoon around onstage in a manner that would even make Nigella Lawson blush. His funkiest trick however was when he would shake up a bottle of Coke, pop it down his trousers, poke it out of his fly and spray the foam over the audience. Come again?"
https://www.musicradar.com/news/guitars/the-life-and-times-of-howlin-wolf-254631
 
2022-05-22 9:10:03 AM  
Grinning and walking to the gym at 96 years old. Damn, I'm impressed. I hope he's still living his best life.
 
2022-05-22 9:12:26 AM  

educated: Great manbag!


It's a man purse.
 
2022-05-22 9:33:53 AM  

solokumba: educated: Great manbag!

It's a man purse.


Also known as "a purse"
 
2022-05-22 9:40:26 AM  
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2022-05-22 9:43:24 AM  

Billy Liar: Always take it with your insulin.


/ obviously, don't


that's what i'm doing wrong... dammit!
 
2022-05-22 9:50:52 AM  
The Lovin' Spoonful - Summer in the City (Audio)
Youtube 5YgevxRGXIU
 
2022-05-22 10:39:51 AM  

educated: Great manbag!


I had to scroll a few comments before I realized you meant his satchel and that it wasn't a reference to his sweatpants being too tight.
 
2022-05-22 10:58:17 AM  

A Room Full of Angry Raccoons: educated: Great manbag!

I had to scroll a few comments before I realized you meant his satchel and that it wasn't a reference to his sweatpants being too tight.


THAT'S the word I should have used. Satchel.
 
2022-05-22 11:12:37 AM  

educated: A Room Full of Angry Raccoons: educated: Great manbag!

I had to scroll a few comments before I realized you meant his satchel and that it wasn't a reference to his sweatpants being too tight.

THAT'S the word I should have used. Satchel.


Upon further review, 'manbag' & 'satchel' still work as colorful nicknames for... ...that area.

Either way, Dick looks great & good on him!
 
2022-05-22 11:38:03 AM  
Huh. I hope that I'm both alive & looking that good at 96.
 
2022-05-22 12:06:35 PM  

educated: A Room Full of Angry Raccoons: educated: Great manbag!

I had to scroll a few comments before I realized you meant his satchel and that it wasn't a reference to his sweatpants being too tight.

THAT'S the word I should have used. Satchel.


Good we're on the same Paige.  Now that we're cool papa bell.
 
2022-05-22 12:25:53 PM  

Jellee Bean: Billy Liar: Always take it with your insulin.


/ obviously, don't

that's what i'm doing wrong... dammit!


The endocrinologist out front should have told you.
 
2022-05-22 12:30:17 PM  

hoodiowithtudio: educated: A Room Full of Angry Raccoons: educated: Great manbag!

I had to scroll a few comments before I realized you meant his satchel and that it wasn't a reference to his sweatpants being too tight.

THAT'S the word I should have used. Satchel.

Good we're on the same Paige.  Now that we're cool papa bell.


That was very, very day brightening. I just have to do Double Duty for the rest of the day.
 
2022-05-22 12:57:07 PM  

skybird659: Still giggling over working with Mary Tyler Moore! (From his autobiography)

God bless all clowns.
Who star in the world with laughter,
Who ring the rafters with flying jest,
Who make the world spin merry on its way.
God bless all clowns.
So poor the world would be,
Lacking their piquant touch, hilarity,
The belly laughs, the ringing lovely.
God bless all clowns.
Give them a long good life,
Make bright their way - they're a race apart!
Alchemists most, who turn their hearts' pain,
Into a dazzling jest to lift the heart.
God bless all clowns.
[Editor's note: this poem, originally titled, "A prayer for clowns" was a favorite of Stan Laurel's, and read at his funeral by Dick van Dyke as part of Stan's eulogy]
/he was asked by Stan's wife to give his eulogy. They were good friends in Stan's later life.
He is one of my heroes!


I think I remember him telling a story about how, in his early days in Hollywood, he found a Stan Laurel listed in the phone directory, took a chance that it was the same Stan Laurel and called the number. Yup, it was that Stan Laurel, and they met up and struck up a friendship.

He's also told a story about going to the zoo with a buddy to watch the monkeys masturbate, but I don't think that buddy was Stan Laurel.
 
2022-05-22 1:14:51 PM  
Just a quick sniff of poppers...oh, sorry, wrong song.

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2022-05-22 1:58:06 PM  
...it helps the medicine go down!
 
2022-05-22 3:09:54 PM  

Notabunny: His smile always makes me happy. Thanks, Subby!


I also like that he doesn't go out of his way to get publicity but always has a smile and a few seconds for people who recognize him. A genuinely nice man who is enjoying life.
 
2022-05-22 3:14:50 PM  

catmandu: Notabunny: His smile always makes me happy. Thanks, Subby!

I also like that he doesn't go out of his way to get publicity but always has a smile and a few seconds for people who recognize him. A genuinely nice man who is enjoying life.


Just remembered this from 5 years ago. First of all, most self-centered stars would not go to Denny's for breakfast and secondly, he was very happy to do a quick a cappella song for the patrons and staff.

Dick Van Dyke and the Vantastix surprise a crowd at Denny's in Santa Monica.
Youtube 6JWKXI8nEOQ
 
2022-05-22 3:51:34 PM  

LordOfThePings: Unsolicited Dick pic


I love the fact that he looks so happy, and also looks like he is about to whip it out
 
2022-05-22 3:59:16 PM  

10Speed: skybird659: Still giggling over working with Mary Tyler Moore! (From his autobiography)

God bless all clowns.
Who star in the world with laughter,
Who ring the rafters with flying jest,
Who make the world spin merry on its way.
God bless all clowns.
So poor the world would be,
Lacking their piquant touch, hilarity,
The belly laughs, the ringing lovely.
God bless all clowns.
Give them a long good life,
Make bright their way - they're a race apart!
Alchemists most, who turn their hearts' pain,
Into a dazzling jest to lift the heart.
God bless all clowns.
[Editor's note: this poem, originally titled, "A prayer for clowns" was a favorite of Stan Laurel's, and read at his funeral by Dick van Dyke as part of Stan's eulogy]
/he was asked by Stan's wife to give his eulogy. They were good friends in Stan's later life.
He is one of my heroes!

I think I remember him telling a story about how, in his early days in Hollywood, he found a Stan Laurel listed in the phone directory, took a chance that it was the same Stan Laurel and called the number. Yup, it was that Stan Laurel, and they met up and struck up a friendship.

He's also told a story about going to the zoo with a buddy to watch the monkeys masturbate, but I don't think that buddy was Stan Laurel.


EXCLUSIVE: Rare Footage Of The Funeral Of Stan Laurel
Youtube 5PuLYZdTQLc
 
2022-05-22 4:01:55 PM  
THE ORIGINAL Scary 'Mary Poppins' Recut Trailer
Youtube 2T5_0AGdFic
crazy this was made 15 years ago.  Could be better.
 
2022-05-22 7:59:26 PM  

solokumba: educated: Great manbag!

It's a man purse.


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2022-05-22 9:57:34 PM  
Ancients are odd.
 
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