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Monday, July 30, 2007

Fire up a colortini, sit back, relax

How is this for a catch phrase "Fire up a colortini, sit back, relax, and watch the pictures, now, as they fly through the air." Tom Snyder smoked who throughout his Tomorrow show, the cigarette cloud swirling around him during interviews, has died at age 71. Among his guests were John Lennon, Charles Manson and Johnny Rotten of the Sex Pistols.

Snyder, who more than potraying someone who was funny, actually was funny, was known for his uninhibited laughter, disdain for broadcast conventionalism, and mind bending rapport with his guests. A favorite joke from Tom Snyder

A little bird was walking along the road one day, and all of a sudden, a vulture jumps out of the bushes, grabs the little bird, pulls it into the bushes and has its way with the little bird. When all is said and done, the little bird comes out of the bushes merrily singing "I'm a dove, I'm a dove and I've been loved".
A little later the vulture sees a lark. He swoops down, picks it up and goes into the bushes. A few minutes later, the lark comes out and says, "I'm a lark, I'm a lark and I've been sparked!

"Then along comes a duck. The vulture comes out, grabs the duck and heads for the bushes. After much commotion, the duck comes out singing "I'm a drake, I'm a drake and there's been a terrible mistake".

RIP Tom Snyder


Anonymous said...

Read this earlier. Damn.

Tom Snyder's interview with Johnny "Rotten" Lydon was amazing television. Snyder didn't have a clue about the Sex Pistols, much less PIL, but by God, he was determined to break Lydon. I think even Lydon respected that.

Best eyebrows ever on TV? Maybe. Snyder or Bert from Sesame Street.

Regardless, Mr. Snyder was a very interesting character, and could show 2nd rate-ers like Jay Leno a thing or two.

R.I.P. Tom Synder. You will be missed.

Anonymous said...

R.I.P. Tom Snyder

Anonymous said...

He was bigger than life, chain smoked and had great side burns.

An honorary Wilcat?


Anonymous said...

When is the Wild Rover coming back??? These articles are getting slightly boring..

Anonymous said...

I'm with anon on this. With all due respect to Mr. Snyder, he did not support to my knowledge the blue and white (nor was he in opposition). RIP Mr. Snyder and posts on Mr. Snyder.


Anonymous said...

Sure and faith, bring back the Rover.


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