Tuesday, December 27, 2005


The Courier-Journal was supposed to run something on facebook today but I do not know what happpened.

I should break 100,000 all time hits today.

It is true. Rockers are against racism.

Guess what historic figure high schoolers will soon be learning about? Monica Lewinsky.

Had John Belushi lived, he would have retired to Martha's Vineyard. No one associates the vineyard with comedians. John was a great talent and was taken away too soon like Farley and Hartman. I just can't imagine seeing Belushi without the sunglasses on.
Belushi, who died at 33, is buried only a few minutes from the house he and Pisano owned.

''We were driving by here the last time we were on the island," Pisano says, pulling up to the cemetery. ''And I said, 'I'd like to be buried here.' He said, I'd like to have a Viking funeral.' "

Pisano gave that serious thought when Belushi died, but his mother objected. Instead, Pisano observed the first anniversary of his death by setting on fire a dinghy that held various Belushi mementoes, then putting it out to sea near Gay Head.

The gravesite is simple: a bench, a large beach stone bearing the name ''Belushi," and a Puritan-style headstone with skull and crossbones and his dates. So many people visited the site it was moved from the center of the cemetery to over near the entrance.

Visitors still come, Pisano says. ''They leave things. Stones are the big things, but there are cigarette butts and liquor and recently I found a doobie. People will leave coins, too, or a penny or whatever. I say, why not leave dollars!" Today, someone has left an urn with artificial flowers. There are also beer cans and a bottle.

This is the one time Pisano's high spirits fade. Asked if she wants to join the reporter and photographer at the gravesite, she says she'd rather stay in the car.
How ironic. I just watched The Blues Brothers yesterday.

Larry Bigbie is looking forward to a new era.
Sitting near Bigbie in the training room, DeJean asked if he was happy. Bigbie, in the process of going hitless in seven at-bats in the 2005 season's final six weeks, answered as best he could. The outfielder recalls DeJean reassured him by telling Bigbie there were two things he had to do in his career:

"No. 1, play for the Cardinals," Bigbie recited when asked about the conversation last week. "No. 2, play for Tony La Russa."
Evan Bayh sees a flu pandemic as a threat. I do too. Apparently, my family has been stocking up on bread and milk. Not to mention duct tape. Where's the underground bunker? No clue.

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