September 27, 2005

Would You Believe...

An earlier visit to AAFFLLAACCKK informed me that Don Adams, of Get Smart fame, had passed away.

One of my favorite actors/characters growing up, I learned a bit more about the man. He had been a Marine. A DI, believe it or not.

In 1941, he dropped out of school to join the Marines. In Guadalcanal he survived the deadly blackwater fever and was returned to the States to become a drill instructor, acquiring the clipped delivery that served him well as a comedian.
An early influence? Possibly. I do know that my sense of humor has a few roots in his dry delivery.

A drink raised to you, Don... say "hello" to Chesty, wherever you both may be.

Posted by That 1 Guy at September 27, 2005 01:44 AM | TrackBack


Never would've guessed.

Maybe he should've mentioned it more often, like Kerry :-)

Posted by: Harvey at September 29, 2005 11:15 AM