Words of Advice:

"Never Feel Sorry For Anyone Who Owns an Airplane."-- Tina Marie

"
If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"
Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It.
" -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot,
by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse.
" -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Fifty Years Ago

Sophie Tucker, "The Last of the Red-Hot Mommas", died.

"I've been rich and I've been poor. Believe me, honey, rich is better."-- Sophie Tucker

Update: A BBC appreciation of Sophie Tucker (thanks to D. [this post was in the queue for several months])

1 comment:

D. said...

Somebody (not Wikipedia) (ETA: The BBC!) had a longish article about Sophie Tucker the other day.

I'm sorry to say that as a teenager I did not appreciate her at all. She was an occasional name in the gossip columns, and the one time I saw her on TV, I was expecting a "red hot mama," and she didn't fit my expectations. I hope that in my old age I am no longer that stupid.