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Old Alan Young died at the spry age of 96.

Young starred in the 60’s sitcom “Mr. Ed” where he had a somewhat inappropriate relationship with a horse.

His character, Wilbur Post, kept this relationship a secret from everyone, including his wife.  Well… obviously from his wife.

George Burns financed “Mister Ed” and told his co-owner they should cast Young because “he looks like the kind of guy a horse would talk to.”  Now there’s a compliment.

Born Angus Young, he decided that name was just a little too rock and roll for him, so he opted to change it to Alan.

His father was a mine worker and a tap dancer.  I’m not on intimate terms with the mining


Fun fact: Mr Ed liked to snuggle after.

community, but I will guess that mining requires very little Fosse choreography.

For a while, Young served in the Royal Canadian Navy… which I assumed was another sit-com.  I mean, a Canadian Navy?  That’s comedy gold.  I mean how silly is that concept?  But it turns out that there actually is a Canadian Navy.  Boats and all.

Alan may have won an Emmy for his role in “Mr. Ed.”  But that performance will forever be eclipsed by his voice work as Keyop in “Battle of the Planets.”  It was from that roll that countless birds got their name.

This hit goes to: Nathaniel!  Nathaniel gets on the board in a big way with 10 points!  So, if you wish that you had more points this year, just think:  at least I’m not Nathaniel.

Happy pooling,


Current Standings:

Jami: 170 – (Scott Weiland  – 60, Pat Harrington, Jr. – 20, Umberto Eco – 20, Rob Ford – 60, Erik Bauersfeld – 10)

Lee Kwang-Soo (Giraffe): 100 – (Daniel Fleetwood – 70, Abe Vigoda – 10, Nancy Fucking Reagan! – 10!, George Martin – 10)

Occupy the Casket: 100 – (Natalie Cole – 40, Vanity – 50, Boutros Boutros-Ghali – 10)

Joanne: 90 (Joey Feek – 60, Joe Garagiola – 10, Julius La Rosa – 20)

Team Sushi: 80 (Chyna, aka Joanie Laurer – 60, Morley Safer – 20)

The Girl on Fire: 80 (Wayne Rogers – 20, René Angélil – 30, George Gaynes – 10, James Noble – 10, Doris Roberts – 10)

Age of Aquarius: 60 (William Guest – 30, Merle Haggard – 30)

Harmony: 60 (Harper Lee – 20, George Kennedy – 10, Frank Sinatra, Jr. – 30)

Mortician’s Daughter: 50 – (Justice Antonin Scalia – 30, Bud Collins)

Tailgating w/ Jesus: 50 (Dolph Schayes – 20, Meadowlark Lemon – 20, Monte Irvin – 10)

Mostly Mike: 20 (Marvin Minsky – 20)

Gianna: 20 (Robert Stigwood – 20)

Nathaniel: 10 (Alan Young – 10)


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