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allen lumley
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While I personally am Much too young to have been around in ''the days of Vaudeville'' I can remember setting on the steps of my neighbors 'Summer porch' and listening to the
old timers talk about the 'Good old Days'.

Some of their stories I heard repeated hundreds of times, perhaps that is why I remember so many of them !

I remember a Character Actor from the 30s, 40s, 50s, who I heard say, All you need to be an actor is to Know your Lines and Cue's, Emote Clearly. . .and have sincerity,. . . . . .

. . . . And if you can fake that, You Can Be A Star Anywhere !

I thought of that line when I was awarded my last Apple . . . . 'Really?' ' It's that easy ?' Shit maybe I should have my own blog ! Big AL

Late Note : Like Mrs Doubleday told Abner 'Don't take the World Seriously' A.L.
 
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I always suggest calling Dr Kronkheit if someone complains of a headache.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smith_%26_Dale#.22Dr._Kronkheit_and_His_Only_Living_Patient.22

The name of the doctor is an inside joke: Smith and Dale, both being Jewish, named the physician Kronkheit, which is Yiddish and German for "sickness". Thus we have a doctor named "Dr. Sickness".

SMITH: Are you a doctor?
DALE: I'm a doctor.
SMITH: I'm dubious.
DALE: I'm glad to know you, Mr. Dubious.

Most of the sketch has Dr. Kronkheit trying to determine the patient's problem:

SMITH: It's terrible. I walk around all night.
DALE: Ah! You're a somnambulist!
SMITH: No, I'm a night watchman.

SMITH: I got rheumatism on the back of my neck.
DALE: Ah, where would you want a better place than on the back of your neck?
SMITH: On the back of your neck.

SMITH: Doctor, it hurts when I do this.
DALE: Don't do that.

The patient explains that he has already seen a doctor:

SMITH: He told me I had snew in my blood.
DALE: What did he told you?
SMITH: He told me I had snew in my blood.
DALE: Snew? What's snew?
SMITH: Nothing. What's new with you?

SMITH (reacting to Dale spitting on his stethoscope Doctor, what is that you're doing?
DALE: Sterilization.

DALE: The whole trouble with you is, you need eyeglasses.
SMITH: Eyeglasses?! I suppose if I had a headache, I'd need an umbrella.

Dr. Kronkheit's fee is ten dollars.

SMITH: Ten dollars! For what?!?
DALE: For my advice.
SMITH: Doctor, here is two dollars, take it. That's my advice!


My Grandfather used these quips all the time!
 
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Cj Verde : Living in the New Hampshire Grants- The Old Bert and I and other stories from Down East, are part of your heritage, Enjoy ! Big AL
 
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