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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Anyone remember the movie from the late 70's/early 80's, about the Jewish
kid that was being picked on? He buddied up with the 'meanest' kid in
school, so mean he had shot his brother (later we learn that it was an
accident, and the kid was really a softie...)

Well, except for being Jewish, that's kind of my story. I was a Charlie
Brown-ish type kid that was 10 years behind the times (or so it seemed...I
was really pretty up to snuff, but didn't look it.)

My parents both worked, my Dad at the Post Office and my Mom was a Nurse
at the Hospital. So, when school let out, I would spend the summer at Day
Camp.

Same story...the kids would pick on me on the bus to camp. I didn't have
any friends on that bus; all my friends took a different bus.

Except for one. I was talking to my Mom tonight, and something happened
that made me remember one of the better times of my childhood. This one
'big kid' (one or two years older than me, IIRC) saw how some of the other
kids on the bus were treating me. One day, when I got on the bus, he
called to me and said, "You come right back here and sit with us!" He and
a couple of his friends always sat at the back of the bus, and I knew
them, but that was their 'territory'. After that, nobody picked on me
anymore, and we had a great time in the back of the bus, telling jokes and
making up stories about people in the cars (he always had a great, rapier
wit and could think well on his feet.)

After camp was over, we used to go and hang at his house. He was pretty
smart, and would come up with some of the goofiest things I ever saw. Like
the Vinegar and Baking Soda 'bottle rocket'. He tried to teach me to
juggle, but I just couldn't get the hang of it. He and his friends used to
juggle all kinds of things, and would go around the town every night
juggling...on UNICYCLES!

A couple summers and we got along great, but then my Mom remarried and I
moved out of town. I lost touch with him, but every once in a while I
still see him here and there.

Like tonight, and what jogged my memory to think about all this. I saw him
tonight. Unfortunately, he didn't see me. THere really wasn't a way for
him to see me, and besides, he was working.

Maybe you saw him, too. He was on NBC at 9:00, on a show called Identity.
He's the host...

Yeah, my 'bodyguard' was Penn Gillette.
 
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Discussion Starter · #2 ·
"Hachiroku ????" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> Anyone remember the movie from the late 70's/early 80's, about the Jewish
> kid that was being picked on? He buddied up with the 'meanest' kid in
> school, so mean he had shot his brother (later we learn that it was an
> accident, and the kid was really a softie...)
>
> Well, except for being Jewish, that's kind of my story. I was a Charlie
> Brown-ish type kid that was 10 years behind the times (or so it seemed...I
> was really pretty up to snuff, but didn't look it.)
>
> My parents both worked, my Dad at the Post Office and my Mom was a Nurse
> at the Hospital. So, when school let out, I would spend the summer at Day
> Camp.
>
> Same story...the kids would pick on me on the bus to camp. I didn't have
> any friends on that bus; all my friends took a different bus.
>
> Except for one. I was talking to my Mom tonight, and something happened
> that made me remember one of the better times of my childhood. This one
> 'big kid' (one or two years older than me, IIRC) saw how some of the other
> kids on the bus were treating me. One day, when I got on the bus, he
> called to me and said, "You come right back here and sit with us!" He and
> a couple of his friends always sat at the back of the bus, and I knew
> them, but that was their 'territory'. After that, nobody picked on me
> anymore, and we had a great time in the back of the bus, telling jokes and
> making up stories about people in the cars (he always had a great, rapier
> wit and could think well on his feet.)
>
> After camp was over, we used to go and hang at his house. He was pretty
> smart, and would come up with some of the goofiest things I ever saw. Like
> the Vinegar and Baking Soda 'bottle rocket'. He tried to teach me to
> juggle, but I just couldn't get the hang of it. He and his friends used to
> juggle all kinds of things, and would go around the town every night
> juggling...on UNICYCLES!
>
> A couple summers and we got along great, but then my Mom remarried and I
> moved out of town. I lost touch with him, but every once in a while I
> still see him here and there.
>
> Like tonight, and what jogged my memory to think about all this. I saw him
> tonight. Unfortunately, he didn't see me. THere really wasn't a way for
> him to see me, and besides, he was working.
>
> Maybe you saw him, too. He was on NBC at 9:00, on a show called Identity.
> He's the host...
>
> Yeah, my 'bodyguard' was Penn Gillette.


Penn Gillette from Penn & Teller??? Awesome background story about Penn!
Juggling on unicycles - that'll definately make him a showman. Hear about
the celebrities now who are idiots if you know them - nice to hear of a
celebrity who's a genuine good person. I didn't catch the show - but when
was the last time you've been in contact with him?

-Dave
 
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Discussion Starter · #3 ·
On Tue, 19 Dec 2006 00:17:49 -0500, Dave L wrote:

>
> "Hachiroku ????" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]
>> Anyone remember the movie from the late 70's/early 80's, about the
>> Jewish kid that was being picked on? He buddied up with the 'meanest'
>> kid in school, so mean he had shot his brother (later we learn that it
>> was an accident, and the kid was really a softie...)
>>
>> Well, except for being Jewish, that's kind of my story. I was a Charlie
>> Brown-ish type kid that was 10 years behind the times (or so it
>> seemed...I was really pretty up to snuff, but didn't look it.)
>>
>> My parents both worked, my Dad at the Post Office and my Mom was a Nurse
>> at the Hospital. So, when school let out, I would spend the summer at
>> Day Camp.
>>
>> Same story...the kids would pick on me on the bus to camp. I didn't have
>> any friends on that bus; all my friends took a different bus.
>>
>> Except for one. I was talking to my Mom tonight, and something happened
>> that made me remember one of the better times of my childhood. This one
>> 'big kid' (one or two years older than me, IIRC) saw how some of the
>> other kids on the bus were treating me. One day, when I got on the bus,
>> he called to me and said, "You come right back here and sit with us!" He
>> and a couple of his friends always sat at the back of the bus, and I
>> knew them, but that was their 'territory'. After that, nobody picked on
>> me anymore, and we had a great time in the back of the bus, telling
>> jokes and making up stories about people in the cars (he always had a
>> great, rapier wit and could think well on his feet.)
>>
>> After camp was over, we used to go and hang at his house. He was pretty
>> smart, and would come up with some of the goofiest things I ever saw.
>> Like the Vinegar and Baking Soda 'bottle rocket'. He tried to teach me
>> to juggle, but I just couldn't get the hang of it. He and his friends
>> used to juggle all kinds of things, and would go around the town every
>> night juggling...on UNICYCLES!
>>
>> A couple summers and we got along great, but then my Mom remarried and I
>> moved out of town. I lost touch with him, but every once in a while I
>> still see him here and there.
>>
>> Like tonight, and what jogged my memory to think about all this. I saw
>> him tonight. Unfortunately, he didn't see me. THere really wasn't a way
>> for him to see me, and besides, he was working.
>>
>> Maybe you saw him, too. He was on NBC at 9:00, on a show called
>> Identity. He's the host...
>>
>> Yeah, my 'bodyguard' was Penn Gillette.

>
> Penn Gillette from Penn & Teller??? Awesome background story about Penn!
> Juggling on unicycles - that'll definately make him a showman. Hear
> about the celebrities now who are idiots if you know them - nice to hear
> of a celebrity who's a genuine good person. I didn't catch the show - but
> when was the last time you've been in contact with him?
>
> -Dave



Last time I saw him was in '99. He doesn't come 'home' too often. He was
here to see his mother and to 'premiere' a new video tape.

Yup...juggling on Unicycles. Greenfield, MA is basically a big square,
about 7 miles 'round trip. Penn, and two brothers used to go around the
square juggling.

He always was a funny person with an offbeat sense of humor.
 
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Discussion Starter · #5 ·
"Hachiroku ????" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]
> Anyone remember the movie from the late 70's/early 80's, about the Jewish
> kid that was being picked on? He buddied up with the 'meanest' kid in
> school, so mean he had shot his brother (later we learn that it was an
> accident, and the kid was really a softie...)
>
> Well, except for being Jewish, that's kind of my story. I was a Charlie
> Brown-ish type kid that was 10 years behind the times (or so it seemed...I
> was really pretty up to snuff, but didn't look it.)
>
> My parents both worked, my Dad at the Post Office and my Mom was a Nurse
> at the Hospital. So, when school let out, I would spend the summer at Day
> Camp.
>
> Same story...the kids would pick on me on the bus to camp. I didn't have
> any friends on that bus; all my friends took a different bus.
>
> Except for one. I was talking to my Mom tonight, and something happened
> that made me remember one of the better times of my childhood. This one
> 'big kid' (one or two years older than me, IIRC) saw how some of the other
> kids on the bus were treating me. One day, when I got on the bus, he
> called to me and said, "You come right back here and sit with us!" He and
> a couple of his friends always sat at the back of the bus, and I knew
> them, but that was their 'territory'. After that, nobody picked on me
> anymore, and we had a great time in the back of the bus, telling jokes and
> making up stories about people in the cars (he always had a great, rapier
> wit and could think well on his feet.)
>
> After camp was over, we used to go and hang at his house. He was pretty
> smart, and would come up with some of the goofiest things I ever saw. Like
> the Vinegar and Baking Soda 'bottle rocket'. He tried to teach me to
> juggle, but I just couldn't get the hang of it. He and his friends used to
> juggle all kinds of things, and would go around the town every night
> juggling...on UNICYCLES!
>
> A couple summers and we got along great, but then my Mom remarried and I
> moved out of town. I lost touch with him, but every once in a while I
> still see him here and there.
>
> Like tonight, and what jogged my memory to think about all this. I saw him
> tonight. Unfortunately, he didn't see me. THere really wasn't a way for
> him to see me, and besides, he was working.
>
> Maybe you saw him, too. He was on NBC at 9:00, on a show called Identity.
> He's the host...
>
> Yeah, my 'bodyguard' was Penn Gillette.
>
>


Penn cracked me up on "Bullshit"

I don't always agree with him, but he's always funny!

Natalie
 
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Discussion Starter · #6 ·
"Hachiroku ????" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]
> On Tue, 19 Dec 2006 00:17:49 -0500, Dave L wrote:
>
>>
>> "Hachiroku ????" <[email protected]> wrote in message
>> news:[email protected]
>>> Anyone remember the movie from the late 70's/early 80's, about the
>>> Jewish kid that was being picked on? He buddied up with the 'meanest'
>>> kid in school, so mean he had shot his brother (later we learn that it
>>> was an accident, and the kid was really a softie...)
>>>
>>> Well, except for being Jewish, that's kind of my story. I was a Charlie
>>> Brown-ish type kid that was 10 years behind the times (or so it
>>> seemed...I was really pretty up to snuff, but didn't look it.)
>>>
>>> My parents both worked, my Dad at the Post Office and my Mom was a Nurse
>>> at the Hospital. So, when school let out, I would spend the summer at
>>> Day Camp.
>>>
>>> Same story...the kids would pick on me on the bus to camp. I didn't have
>>> any friends on that bus; all my friends took a different bus.
>>>
>>> Except for one. I was talking to my Mom tonight, and something happened
>>> that made me remember one of the better times of my childhood. This one
>>> 'big kid' (one or two years older than me, IIRC) saw how some of the
>>> other kids on the bus were treating me. One day, when I got on the bus,
>>> he called to me and said, "You come right back here and sit with us!" He
>>> and a couple of his friends always sat at the back of the bus, and I
>>> knew them, but that was their 'territory'. After that, nobody picked on
>>> me anymore, and we had a great time in the back of the bus, telling
>>> jokes and making up stories about people in the cars (he always had a
>>> great, rapier wit and could think well on his feet.)
>>>
>>> After camp was over, we used to go and hang at his house. He was pretty
>>> smart, and would come up with some of the goofiest things I ever saw.
>>> Like the Vinegar and Baking Soda 'bottle rocket'. He tried to teach me
>>> to juggle, but I just couldn't get the hang of it. He and his friends
>>> used to juggle all kinds of things, and would go around the town every
>>> night juggling...on UNICYCLES!
>>>
>>> A couple summers and we got along great, but then my Mom remarried and I
>>> moved out of town. I lost touch with him, but every once in a while I
>>> still see him here and there.
>>>
>>> Like tonight, and what jogged my memory to think about all this. I saw
>>> him tonight. Unfortunately, he didn't see me. THere really wasn't a way
>>> for him to see me, and besides, he was working.
>>>
>>> Maybe you saw him, too. He was on NBC at 9:00, on a show called
>>> Identity. He's the host...
>>>
>>> Yeah, my 'bodyguard' was Penn Gillette.

>>
>> Penn Gillette from Penn & Teller??? Awesome background story about Penn!
>> Juggling on unicycles - that'll definately make him a showman. Hear
>> about the celebrities now who are idiots if you know them - nice to hear
>> of a celebrity who's a genuine good person. I didn't catch the show -
>> but
>> when was the last time you've been in contact with him?
>>
>> -Dave

>
>
> Last time I saw him was in '99. He doesn't come 'home' too often. He was
> here to see his mother and to 'premiere' a new video tape.
>
> Yup...juggling on Unicycles. Greenfield, MA is basically a big square,
> about 7 miles 'round trip. Penn, and two brothers used to go around the
> square juggling.
>
> He always was a funny person with an offbeat sense of humor.


Looks like he found his calling in life!
 
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Discussion Starter · #7 ·
On Tue, 19 Dec 2006 21:56:56 -0500, Dave L wrote:

> "Hachiroku ????" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]
>> On Tue, 19 Dec 2006 00:17:49 -0500, Dave L wrote:
>>
>>
>>> "Hachiroku ????" <[email protected]> wrote in message
>>> news:[email protected]
>>>> Anyone remember the movie from the late 70's/early 80's, about the
>>>> Jewish kid that was being picked on? He buddied up with the 'meanest'
>>>> kid in school, so mean he had shot his brother (later we learn that it
>>>> was an accident, and the kid was really a softie...)
>>>>
>>>> Well, except for being Jewish, that's kind of my story. I was a
>>>> Charlie Brown-ish type kid that was 10 years behind the times (or so
>>>> it seemed...I was really pretty up to snuff, but didn't look it.)
>>>>
>>>> My parents both worked, my Dad at the Post Office and my Mom was a
>>>> Nurse at the Hospital. So, when school let out, I would spend the
>>>> summer at Day Camp.
>>>>
>>>> Same story...the kids would pick on me on the bus to camp. I didn't
>>>> have any friends on that bus; all my friends took a different bus.
>>>>
>>>> Except for one. I was talking to my Mom tonight, and something
>>>> happened that made me remember one of the better times of my
>>>> childhood. This one 'big kid' (one or two years older than me, IIRC)
>>>> saw how some of the other kids on the bus were treating me. One day,
>>>> when I got on the bus, he called to me and said, "You come right back
>>>> here and sit with us!" He and a couple of his friends always sat at
>>>> the back of the bus, and I knew them, but that was their 'territory'.
>>>> After that, nobody picked on me anymore, and we had a great time in
>>>> the back of the bus, telling jokes and making up stories about people
>>>> in the cars (he always had a great, rapier wit and could think well on
>>>> his feet.)
>>>>
>>>> After camp was over, we used to go and hang at his house. He was
>>>> pretty smart, and would come up with some of the goofiest things I
>>>> ever saw. Like the Vinegar and Baking Soda 'bottle rocket'. He tried
>>>> to teach me to juggle, but I just couldn't get the hang of it. He and
>>>> his friends used to juggle all kinds of things, and would go around
>>>> the town every night juggling...on UNICYCLES!
>>>>
>>>> A couple summers and we got along great, but then my Mom remarried and
>>>> I moved out of town. I lost touch with him, but every once in a while
>>>> I still see him here and there.
>>>>
>>>> Like tonight, and what jogged my memory to think about all this. I saw
>>>> him tonight. Unfortunately, he didn't see me. THere really wasn't a
>>>> way for him to see me, and besides, he was working.
>>>>
>>>> Maybe you saw him, too. He was on NBC at 9:00, on a show called
>>>> Identity. He's the host...
>>>>
>>>> Yeah, my 'bodyguard' was Penn Gillette.
>>>
>>> Penn Gillette from Penn & Teller??? Awesome background story about
>>> Penn! Juggling on unicycles - that'll definately make him a showman.
>>> Hear about the celebrities now who are idiots if you know them - nice
>>> to hear of a celebrity who's a genuine good person. I didn't catch the
>>> show - but
>>> when was the last time you've been in contact with him?
>>>
>>> -Dave

>>
>>
>> Last time I saw him was in '99. He doesn't come 'home' too often. He was
>> here to see his mother and to 'premiere' a new video tape.
>>
>> Yup...juggling on Unicycles. Greenfield, MA is basically a big square,
>> about 7 miles 'round trip. Penn, and two brothers used to go around the
>> square juggling.
>>
>> He always was a funny person with an offbeat sense of humor.

>
> Looks like he found his calling in life!



LOL! Good thing! Or he might be running a coin shop like his Dad!
 
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