Wednesday, February 25, 2015

I READ THE MOST HORRIBLE WONDERFUL SENTENCE

Dear Tired and Poor,

I watched a Great Performances show about Judy Garland on PBS. I wanted to know what happened to the guy she was married to when she died, so I Googled him. What in the hell else would I do?

His name was Mickey Deans. He was her fifth husband and was married to Judy for about two seconds before she died. Here's the sentence from a Huffington Post article/blog that made me laugh:

He [Mickey Deans] could also be found selling Judy's clothing out of the trunk of his car around the West Village, a practice that he continued up until the time of his Death on eBay.

HE DIED ON EBAY! 

I almost died on overstock.com. Which shopping service has tried to kill you?

People talk about movies that should or shouldn't have won Academy Awards. I think the greatest rip off ever was that Judy didn't win Best Actress for A Star Is Born.




Infinities of love,

Janie Junebug





39 comments:

  1. Thanks for the chuckle. . .I liked Judy Garland, but not too fond of the movies she was in with Mickey Rooney - not a Mickey fan. Liked her with Fred Astaire in Easter Parade (I think)

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  2. What a treat that video was--thank you!!

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    1. Thank you for watching. The beginning, with the instruments in silhouette, gives me chills. I have earrings--one is a trumpet and one is a trombone. Those are the instruments my children played.

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  3. Death by eBay - wow! I love Judy Garland. In fact, there was something about listening to L-Gaga, that reminded me of Judy. I don't know what that was about, possibly the theatrics that come so natural to both women.(smile)

    Good one, Janie!

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  4. what was it, Gandhi won, ET didn't, I think that was one not a rip off but something I remembered

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    1. I didn't like ET, and Gandhi was boring. The Academy makes some strange choices.

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  5. Was the price for him higher on ebay as a corpse?

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  6. Judy Garland was an amazing talent. There's no debating that. She even acts while she's singing which is astounding if you've ever watched those live musicals on TV or in the theater where people go dead-eyed when they start to belt out a tune.
    I've died on my own blog a few times, I wonder if that will be in my obituary.

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    1. Yes, she was, and so is her daughter, Liza Minelli. I saw her on Inside The Actors Studio. She acts even when she's being interviewed. I wonder if Lorna Luft is like that. I don't think I've ever seen Joey as an adult.

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  7. Good morning, dear Janie Junebug!

    I have died on Blogger many times... when my jokes bombed. (Suddenly there's a chill in the air and I feel like I'm dying at this very moment.)

    Today's topic no doubt occurred to you yesterday when I revealed that I occasionally like to dress as Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz.

    The list of fine actors and actresses who deserved Academy Awards and were shut out is shocking. It's the same with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Neil Sedaka, the sixty year veteran singer, songwriter and pianist, is still waiting by the phone that never rings.

    Happy Wednesday, dear Janie Junebug.

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    1. No Sedaka is back? Shocking! He should be in the artists' hall of fame and the songwriters' hall of fame. May I borrow your ruby slippers? I wear a 7 1/2. Speaking of ruby slippers, have you ever seen them? I think there were four pairs--as you know, they made multiples of things that might wear out or need to be replaced for some reason. I saw one pair in the Smithsonian and one in Disney World. I felt as if God shone on me.

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  8. LOL what in the world did they mean by he died on ebay??

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    1. They mean he was selling stuff on ebay up to the time he died.

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  9. Great sentence. And to think there are scores of writers and editors who don't geddit.

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  10. Judy was a remarkable talent. Her vocal vulnerability has never been matched.

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  11. I didn't die, but I broke my leg once on Etsy.

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  12. That is the worst sentence ever! Hilarious.

    While we're at it, let me tell you how thrilled I was that you didn't quote me directly when you spoke of the worst sentence ever. You need to give me proofing pointers and I'm not even talking about the grammar. I can't pull a few paragraphs together without mistakes (my hubby always tells me AFTER I post them, and I'm thankful for that, but I can't believe I don't see them).

    I have some favorite mistakes to make:

    1. Writing an or and interchangeably. It's not that I don't know the difference, it's that my fingers think for themselves.
    2. Editing on the fly and leaving out words. Important ones.
    3. Plain old stupid typos.

    There you have it. Can you fix me?

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    1. Yes! Get the bottle of champagne. Get six bottles of champagne. All will be well when you wake up because you won't care anymore.

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  13. There was so much discussion of Judy back in the day, as I remember. I remember her only from Wizard of Oz, but I did enjoy the video. The Academy is out of touch with the movie goers...obvious from this year's awards.

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    1. The Academy doesn't care what movie goers want or like. They tend to like dramatic performances by actors who have transformed themselves in some way.

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  14. I've seen quite a few sentences like that. Shocking!

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    1. Put down the electrodes and back away very carefully.

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  15. Yup I would say Mickey was a bit of a sleaze ball. I agree with you about Judy's loss at the Oscars for this role. Nothing truly changes because all Grace Kelly had to do was look "dowdy" and she wins. What is also horrible was the way Judy was treated when she lost. She had just given birth to her son, Joey< and all the camera crew people were there because everyone expected her to win. As soon as Grace Kelly's name was heard, they just packed up and left without a thank you to Judy. It is sad

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    1. Yes, I've read about the cameras being all set up in her hospital room. It's hideous. The woman went from one disappointment to the next, and she had so much talent. She was told over and over when she was a teenager that she was fat and ugly.

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  16. Amazon Prime tries to kill me daily. FREE shipping in 2 days? SUNDAY delivery?!?! Someday I will post a picture of the back of my mail truck in all it's package glory... it's like Postal Jenga in there.

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    1. I was shocked when the Sunday delivery started. I don't know why they do it. That service doesn't make me order from them. I order from them because they have almost everything I want.

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  17. ROFL! Death by eBay!! Judy could really sing...and act at the same time. I know she made a lot of movies but I fell in love with her in Oz. ;)

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    1. I still love Oz. I didn't see the color till I was in high school. I knew it was there, but actually seeing it was thrilling.

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  18. I die on Zappos quite frequently. So many shoes, so few millions of dollars...

    -andi

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