Dear Humpty Trumpty Show us the money 4 years of antics None of them funny People have died, with blood on your hands The country ignored with reasonable demands Your grimacing and bs-ing is coming to a halt All of our tragedies, were no doubt your fault You have punished our country Secreting knowledge you had You deserve everything you get, as long as it’s bad Once upon a time, with an enormous amount of luck Our fate in your hands You disgusting F-ck Your karma has switched and you‘re loosing at your game Like soldiers at war our country de-famed The health card you played as if it were a game A legacy you will leave riddled with shame On November the 3rd you will no longer choose, the number of lives Our country will loose, The Supreme Court has taken a stand against the tide The cheers and the glory can be heard worldwide.
We come with anticipation and leave with hope. Time spent with the kids helps to add a dimension of calm to our difficult days. You expressed you wonder what the kids will remember of this time in our troubled world. I certainly pray that a piece of their take away is, mask or no mask, we helped bring a knowing reminder of happier and more frivolous times during luckier days shared.
“Oh G-d” (1977), The “2000 year old man,” enters the Pearly Gates Laughing. Estelle Reiner, his wife said it best at Katz’s Deli, “I’ll have what she’s having.” She was married for 64 yrs. to the controller at Rancho Conejo. 98 years funny, he certainly had “The Thrill of it All.” When Morey Amsterdam and Rose Marie reworded phrases to get the rhythm right on The Alan Brady show Carl Reiner called it a Wrap. So, as Rob Petrie tripped into our living rooms each week on the eponymous “Dick Van Dyke Show” it was really his “Show of Shows.”Norman Lear’s line in Carl Reiner’s 2017 documentary on aging, “If You’re Not in the Obit, Eat Breakfast, was how he lived. So today Carl, we’ll have our coffee with cream and a little oatmeal in your honor. His credo was “ find your hammock and live in the now.” The transition of time in between “ok, it’s over, to what’s next, is when his productivity kicked in. HBO featured the documentary- “on demand” it if you can.The cast of characters, the best of the best. Mel Brooks is hysterical, Dick Van Dyke dances, Norman Lear is brilliant and Carl Reiner’s direction and hosting ever so warm and welcoming. When it was filmed in 2017 they were all Nonagenarians. One thing distinctly portrayed in this work of long livers is that they were passionate and fell in love with lots of things. So Carl we imagine as you enter the pearly gates, we will hear you say to G-d, “so Divine One, if you were commanding a performance your timing was propitious as “The Russians are coming, The Russians are coming”- in this “Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World. I will pass the baton on to my son Rob and remind him of the line written in 1963 for “it’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World. “And in a democracy, it don’t matter how stupid you are, you still get an equal share.” RIP Mr. Reiner well done!