Monday, June 17, 2013

Congrats Rowan Atkinson!

Yes, Queen Elizabeth II has just named this man a Commander of the Order of The British Empire. Here he is putting his new title into practice, giving his first order as he commands Teddy to go attack France. But seriously, congratulations to this beloved British comedian who has given us so much laughter through both his Mr. Bean and Blackadder TV series.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

RIP Jean Stapleton

So sorry to hear that Jean Stapleton passed away today. Though she was a veteran of stage and screen, she'll always be best remembered for playing Edith, the long suffering wife of Archie Bunker on the 70's classic TV series, All In The Family.

Back when I was a 14 year old kid, I drew caricatures of all four principal characters on the show and sent them to the actors care of CBS studios, hoping they'd receive them. I'm sure at the age I was then, my drawings were not that great, but I was so happy when I got this nice reply from Jean Stapleton sometime later. I think it may have been one of my first celebrity autographs. Anyway, this sweet note convinced me that Jean must be a really nice lady, and I publish it here in loving memory of this fine actress.