Monday, May 13, 2013

AUTHOR AUTHOR: FABULOUS FISHDUCKY

Gentle Readers . . . and Maxwell,

Today we laud and magnify the great Fran Fischer, probably better known as the hilarious fishducky of fishducky, finallly!, because her first book has been published. It's called Fishducky's Fables, and it's available at
http://www.amazon.com/Fishduckys-Fables-Fran-Fischer/dp/1482581434.

Here's what Fran looked like once upon a time:



Here's what she looks like now:

Oops! Sorry.
This is me when I worked in a doctor's office.

Now, here's fishducky:



This is the synopsis from the back cover of Fishducky's Fables:

This book contains every single fairy tale, legend and nursery rhyme ever written (except for the ones Fishducky didn't include).

Join Rapunzel, the Ugly Duckling, Snow White, Chicken Little, Alice in Wonderland, Beauty & the Beast, Robin Hood and many more beloved characters in this hilarious short story collection that will have readers laughing out loud.

Today you get the beginning of my interview with fishducky, and tomorrow you'll get the rest of the interview, along with some great gossip information about fishducky. On Wednesday, I'll review Fishducky's Fables.

Uh, Oh, Here We Go:


Q. Fishducky, were you born funny? And no, I don't mean did you come out of your mom's nose instead of through the birth canal. But when did you become aware of your ability to bring people so much joy through laughter?

A. How did you know about my birth?  My mother went into labor, then she started sneezing, and there I was--a beautiful, but messy little girl.  Actually, I wasn't funny as a little kid at all.  I was very shy.  It wasn't until I got old that I realized I was funny, but then we all laugh at old people, don't we?


Q. Were your parents and siblings humorists? Did you all sit around the dining room table and make each other laugh until chicken soup squirted out of your noses?

A. No, we were a very loving but quiet family.  Besides, that would be an awful waste of chicken soup! 

Q. Who can make you laugh a lot?

A. None of the new comics.  I used to love  Rodney Dangerfield, Totie Fields and George Carlin.  There were some TV shows I would never miss, like I Love Lucy, MASH, Laugh In, Get Smart and even Batman.  My sons could make me laugh ever since they were little!

Q. Do you think Bud is funny? Does Bud think you are funny? (*Note: Bud is Fran's husband.)

A. Bud does think I'm funny.  Unfortunately, that's funny "peculiar", not funny "ha ha".  I seldom think he's funny.  As far as I'm concerned, the difference between our two senses of humor is that I have one and he doesn't. 

Q. Do your children think you're funny? I'm especially curious about this because The Hurricane often says to me, Mom, I know you think you're funny, but you're not (the little brat).

A. We have two boys and one girl.  The boys and their wives think I'm funny but my daughter, not so much.  She has her father's personality and the boys have mine.  She thinks she's funny, but she's not.  I'm pretty sure that a wandering band of Jewish accountants switched one of their babies for her in the hospital and raised my real daughter themselves.  All of my grandkids think their grandma is a hoot!  This is from one of my posts: Bud & I were at a restaurant with our daughter, her husband & their two teenaged daughters,  One of the girls said that some movie star, I think it was Johnny Depp, was cool.  Their father asked, "What about me?  I'm cool."  They laughed & told him, "Dad, you're not cool!"  He asked if their mom was cool.  "No."  "What about Grandpa?  Is Grandpa cool?"  They thought for a minute & said, "Not really."  He then asked, "How about Grandma?  Is she..."   Before he could finish his question, they answered, in one voice, "Yeah, Grandma's cool!!" 


Oh, yeah. Fishducky is definitely cool. More fishducky tomorrow, same bat time, same bat channel.

Infinities of love,

Janie Junebug

25 comments:

  1. Being judged "cool" by teenagers is the ultimate barometer of hipness. Congratulations, Fishducky!

    P.S. I watch I Love Lucy every morning when I'm getting ready for work. It never gets old to me.

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    1. I Love Lucy is a true classic. I don't know how many times I've watched every episode.

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  2. I have never made it through one of fishducky's blog posts without laughing out load or laughing until I was in tears. She would have been a great match for Rodney Dangerfield. I mean on stage, not as a couple. As far as her Fishducky's Tales go, it is a book of SHEER HUMOROUS GENIUS!

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    1. I always laugh out loud while reading her blog, too. I'm so glad she started blogging, finally!

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  3. I can't tell you how much I appreciate this interview!! Will you marry me? (Bud won't mind.)

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    1. Of course I'll marry you. You will support me in the style to which I've become accustomed, right?

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  4. Her blog is a keeper. I wouldn't miss it.

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    1. Same here. I'm so proud to be one of her "duckies." When she invited me to become one, I knew I was a success as a blogger.

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  5. You are both too funny! Fran, that is a beautiful picture of you - and you still look good, even as a duck!

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    1. I LOVE that photo of her. I think it's beautiful. And thank you for thinking we're funny.

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  7. Yoh, JJBug!

    You is dee funniest, evah!!

    We deal with the humour thingie here too! One guy's super funny and the other is super NOT! Now that's funny!

    Sophie 'hooked on Fishducky now' here!

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  9. Fran and you, Janie, should 'hit the road/circuit'! You both have a great sense of funny!!

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  10. What about Carol Burnett? Does fishducky or Janie like Carol? I loved her when I was a girl.

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    1. I don't know about fishducky, but I love Carol. I always watched her show, and when I see clips from it now, I can't help laughing. When Tim Conway would get Harvey Korman to break up, it was hilarious.

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  11. I loved the whole cast of the Carol Burnett Show!! A few years ago Bud & I went to see Tim Conway & Harvey Korman, who were on the road together. I laughed so hard my stomach actually hurt!!

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  12. Being considered "cool" by your grandkids is better than winning an Academy award!

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    1. I hope I'm still cool when I have grandkids.

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  13. Dear Janie, I'm so delighted to read Part I of your interview with Fran. She has a quip for every question. I can't imagine being that on the ball! Peace.

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  14. Fishducky IS way cool! I love this :)

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  15. Cool! Can't imagine anything better than being thought cool by your grandkids. Glad I arrived in time to get the whole Fishducky spread o' posts.

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