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Wed Oct 31, 2018, 05:14 AM

An important message from Carl Reiner.


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Reply An important message from Carl Reiner. (Original post)
Arkansas Granny Oct 2018 OP
Croney Oct 2018 #1
Arkansas Granny Oct 2018 #3
Croney Oct 2018 #5
TNNurse Oct 2018 #8
mtnsnake Oct 2018 #2
democrank Oct 2018 #4
7962 Oct 2018 #6
calimary Oct 2018 #12
Arkansas Granny Oct 2018 #13
calimary Oct 2018 #15
7962 Oct 2018 #14
calimary Oct 2018 #16
kentuck Oct 2018 #7
BSdetect Oct 2018 #9
spanone Oct 2018 #10
zentrum Oct 2018 #11

Response to Arkansas Granny (Original post)

Wed Oct 31, 2018, 05:23 AM

1. I don't suppose there's a way to copy or share this without being on Twitter.

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Reply #3)

Wed Oct 31, 2018, 05:52 AM

5. Thank you!

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Response to Croney (Reply #5)

Wed Oct 31, 2018, 06:23 AM

8. Thank you , Thank you.

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Original post)

Wed Oct 31, 2018, 05:27 AM

2. Fantastic. Thank you, Carl!!

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Original post)

Wed Oct 31, 2018, 05:43 AM

4. Solid, important message.

Thank you for posting this, Arkansas Granny.

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Original post)

Wed Oct 31, 2018, 06:12 AM

6. LOVE Carl Reiner. For many many years. nt

 

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Response to 7962 (Reply #6)

Wed Oct 31, 2018, 07:42 AM

12. I once shared spit with Carl Reiner.

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Went to his house to interview him for some upcoming project. He showed me into the living room. We sat on the sofa and talked while I recorded the conversation on my tape recorder. He was very very dear and delightfully funny as I’d expected, me being a longtime fan.

Then he wanted to take a break. “Want an egg cream?” he asked. I said “sure!” He stood up and walked over to the corner of the room to the built-in bar. Stepping behind it, he proceeded to get out the seltzer water and the U-Bet chocolate syrup. Stirred it up in a pitcher with a long-handled spoon. Then he lifted the spoon to his mouth to taste it (that’s the way Mom and Dad did it when they wanted to test how something tasted - what you do when the “recipe” is in your mind or your past experiences). He clearly approved of what he’d just “brewed”. Stuck the spoon back into the pitcher again and stirred some more. Then poured two glasses and we toasted each other with an authentic chocolate egg cream.

And as chocolate egg creams go, it was, of course, delicious. Yet not quite as much so as the very idea of sharing an authentic chocolate egg cream with the likes of Carl Reiner. One that was personally made BY Carl Reiner!

The only thing missing from such an intoxicating moment was Mel Brooks.

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Response to calimary (Reply #12)

Wed Oct 31, 2018, 07:46 AM

13. You lucky thing. What a great memory.

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Reply #13)

Wed Oct 31, 2018, 01:04 PM

15. It almost felt like being a kid watching Grandpa making you a treat.

Or give you a cooking lesson. I remember him doing a kind of play-by-play as he was mixing up our drinks, describing how you put this in - about this much - and then you stir it up like this, and add some of this, and then ...

I discovered Carl Reiner as a kid watching the “Dick Van Dyke Show.” Didn’t know a lot about him back then and I was too young to have watched “Your Show of Shows”. I learned about “The 2000 Year Old Man” during college radio, and his other work beyond that. Still absolutely love pretty much ANYTHING by Mel Brooks, and anything by Mel Brooks usually had the Reiner touch in there somewhere too.

And frankly, I don’t remember much about the interview with him, but that moment at the bar drinking home made egg cream with him - I will NEVER forget that!

And it was delicious, too! That’s one memory that quite literally leaves a good taste in the mouth.

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Response to calimary (Reply #12)

Wed Oct 31, 2018, 07:55 AM

14. Thats a great memory!

 

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Response to 7962 (Reply #14)

Wed Oct 31, 2018, 01:09 PM

16. Sometimes that crazy job really paid some amazing dividends.

When you cover the entertainment beat, the craziest - and most mind-blowing stuff can happen at the most random moments. This was like the extra treat you take home in a doggie bag after a great meal.

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Original post)

Wed Oct 31, 2018, 06:15 AM

7. He is a true pioneer.

A national treasure.

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Original post)

Wed Oct 31, 2018, 07:09 AM

9. Excellent video. I have vowed to outlive drumph whatever it takes.

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Original post)

Wed Oct 31, 2018, 07:13 AM

10. K&R...

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Original post)

Wed Oct 31, 2018, 07:19 AM

11. With you Carl, BUT....

......I see the Trump Presidency as more the culmination of a festering disease that's been here a long time in America.

We were lied into the Viet Nam War. Lied into the Iraq War. The Republicans have been denying human caused climate change for a long time with a "both sides" analysis in the MSM. Deregulation of the banking system, and the idea that cutting taxes on the 1% helps the rest of us is all based on lies, spin and more lies. People of Color could tell Carl a lot about systemmic racism in America----creating another kind of immense lie that is 400 years old.

Lies in many ways, mixed with the distraction of entertainment, is the miasma Americans have been breathing for years---until it results in the monster that is Trump.

Trump is shockingly new and different and yet, at the same time---inevitable-- given our history of denial, racism and arrogance on the world stage.



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