Fennis Dembo!


From wikipedia: “Dembo’s unusual first name came from a suggestion by an older sister, Zona. He and his twin sister Fenise were the 11th and 12th children in their family. Zona preferred that they be the last children in the family, and suggested they be named after finis, French for ‘finish.'”


I don’think he’s done yet!


More content coming soon.  Like #4’s career, I refuse to let this blog die!!

Caddyshack follow-up: Spaulding Smails

My brother Matt made fun of me for tagging “Judge Smails” in my prior Caddyshack post, but turns out it was a very smart thing to do indeed. By clicking on the tag, I found an entry from another blog on WordPress called “Symptom of the Universe.” Mike S, the creator of the blog did a short interview with actor John Barmon, who played Spaulding Smails in the movie. Mike has given me permission to link to his entry, which is definitely worth checking out!! Thanks Mike!!

Happy 30th to Caddyshack!

One of the all-time great comedies, Caddyshack, was released 30 years ago this week (July 25, 1980).  Though reviews at the time were rather mixed, the film has gone to be highly-regarded.(even the normally-stodgy American Film Institute has placed Caddyshack on their list of the 100 best American film comedies.)

There were so many good lines & characters from this classic. What’s your favorite?  Add ’em to the comments!

Besides many great characters and lines, the film has given us some great memorabilia.  How cool is it that you can purchase a golf bag just like Al Czervik’s?  

As far as I know, there never was a sequel.  Never.  Trust me.


Thanks to Bri for setting this up. Even though I never thought I’d be blogging, he hardly had to twist my arm into doing this. I have no illusions that we have anything particularly valuable to offer here, so we begin in a spirit of humility. This is basically going public with the kind of stuff we’ve e-mailed and texted one another for years, usually with a salutary effect on our morale. Feel free to enjoy, comment, refute, or surf away as fast as you can. I think I can speak for Bri when I say everything is offered here in the same spirit as this great cinematic moment.

We’re off. Let’s see where this takes us.

Brian here.  I have convinced Ed to start this blog with me.  I hope we use it as a venue to riff about all sorts of topics, both sublime & ridiculous.  I am curious where the road will lead.  Maybe the destination will be end up being nowhere.  We’ll see. 

F. Gorshin as The Riddler

Final destination for our blog? An unanswered riddle...