Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Newhart Rocks

"Good evening. I'd like to welcome you aboard the Mrs. Grace L. Ferguson Airline (and Storm Door Company). I don't know how much you know about our airline. We've only been in business about a week. Our airline was founded on the premise that what the American public wanted was low-cost overseas transportation. We've attempted to eliminate what we call in the airline business 'frills and extras' . . . like maintenance and a whole bunch of technical instruments. . . . Have you ever had one that hangs on for about four or five days? I don't mind the headache so much, but it's that damn double vision. . . ."

- Comedy routine by Bob Newhart

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a new book by Bob Newhart.

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