I am a good Jewish boy who moved to Hollywood, the city of dreams, chasing his dream to work in that crazy business they call show as a comedian and a comedy writer. I was perhaps subconsciously influenced by that scene at the end of the Muppet Movie where Orson Welles as a studio exec draws up "the standard rich and famous contract for Kermit the Frog and company". (Who knew that only happens in puppet-related situations?)
My screen-name is a character Groucho Marx played in the movie Day at the Races.
I am funny, smart, and responsible
I make a homemade fudge that will knock your socks off. (This is not an exaggeration; you will want to invest in a spare pair of socks.)
John Swartzwelder was one of the better writers on the Simpsons. He has since been self-publishing these great novels that are like reading an insane Simpsons episode
We're in a Golden Age of Comix Reprints and lately I've been reading Lil Orphan Annie, Popeye and the works of John Stanley. I'm also reading 50-to-60-year-old MAD magazines and 70 year-old public domain comic books on my iPad.
Movies: It's a Mad, Mad, Mad World, Wizard of Oz, Airplane, Casablanca, Animal Crackers, Marx Brothers, Laurel & Hardy, W.C. Fields
TV Shows: Police Squad, Dick Van Dyke Show, SCTV, Simpsons, Bob Newhart Show, Phil Silvers, The Muppet Show, South Park, Ernie Kovacs, Mad Men, 60s spy shows
I keep seeing Twilight Zone listed as a favorite show. If it helps my case any, I have all five seasons on Blu-Ray which includes the Westinghouse Desilu pilot (never before available on home video!).
Cartoons: B&W Popeye, Looney Tunes/Merrie Melodies
Old-Time Radio Shows: Bob and Ray, Jack Benny, Dragnet, Gunsmoke
The love of a good woman (So help me out here!).
Movies/Turner Classic Movies
The ability to count to six
UPDATE: They apparently don't sell smaller dinner plates. Meanwhile shopping for dishes makes me feel deprived that I don't have matching saucers for my coffee cups (I'VE BEEN LIVING LIKE AN ANIMAL!!!1!)
UPDATE 2: I bought new dishes. "Antique White" china. I'm now looking for desert bowls.
Considering buying a house/condo what with interest rates so low and so forth.
Actors Frank Nelson and Charles Lane.
(A few years ago, I would have written as a joke "If you've sufficiently lowered your standards." But ya know what? To hell with that. There's no damn reason in the world why you wouldn't message me.)