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Happy Halloween from Mr. Blog’s Tepid Zombie 2015!

30 Oct

October 30, 2015

It’s Halloween and you know what that means! What? You don’t? Sheesh. Yeah, I should have expected that. Anyway, it is time for a long overdue appearance from The Tepid Zombie. For those of you who don’t know, and the many more who don’t care, Mr. Blog’s Tepid Zombie is what this blog would be (or will be) like after the zombie apocalypse and this blog is taken over by a zombie. (A slightly lazy, middle-aged zombie accountant, to be specific.)

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Picture Postcard: Lou Costello Memorial, Paterson NJ

30 Mar

March 30, 2015

Abbott and Costello are some of my favorite comedians, and growing up I devoured their films and, when I could find it, their TV show. Later I became a fan of their radio show, and I can still recite the entire Who’s on First routine. (One of my favorite movies? Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein, and the American Film Institute agrees.)

Lou Costello was born in Paterson New Jersey and never forgot his roots, even more than simply ending most radio shows “goodnight everyone in Paterson New Jersey!” and working his hometown into many routines, he gave back, funding youth centers and civic organizations.

In Lou’s honor, the city of Paterson erected a statue and memorial in his honor. I had always wanted to see it, and when I found myself in Paterson over the weekend I had to make sure to stop there. Paterson isn’t the place it once was (in fact, the police were interviewing some sketchy characters while I was there) but the statue and memorial are clean and graffiti free. And while the surrounding area is in serious need of economic redevelopment, I can say that the people there seemed to have pride in the neighborhood.

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