Thursday, February 13, 2014

Mel Fisher Expeditions

The Jyllands Zoo in Denmark is considering euthanizing one of their healthy giraffes to prevent inbreeding. Coincidentally, it's name is also Marius like the one executed by the Copenhagen Zoo. Apparently the name Marius, is not synonymous with "live long and prosper," in giraffe circles.

Coco is still out of school sick today. I told him as long as he's not a giraffe at a European Zoo or a kid wearing a hoodie in Florida, he should expect to make a full recovery soon.

Derek Jeter announced that this will be his final season as a New York Yankee and will be retiring at season's end. He's had a stellar career and will be a first ballot hall of famer. He's had 650 playoff at bats which is equivalent of a season in of itself.

I just heard that curling has been the highest viewed sport at the Sochi Games. Of course it would be. Who doesn't love a fancy shuffleboard game that they've all played with a beer in their hands? It makes everyone feel like an Olympian!

Sid Caesar, a brilliant sketch comic passed away yesterday. He appeared in one of my all time favorite movies called, "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World." His live television show included such young brilliant writers like Neil Simon, Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner and Woody Allen. No wonder he was known as television's Charlie Chaplin, he influenced a lot of talent. Thanks for all the laughs Sid.

Just as we were getting another heavy snowfall around noon today I received an email from Mel Fisher Expeditions in Key West. Basically telling me to get out of the snow and come dive the Santa Margarita shipwreck with them. It's a Spanish ship loaded to the gills with gold and silver that broke apart in a hurricane in 1622. It lies approximately forty miles from Key West. The scattered wreck was discovered in 1980 but only a small portion of the treasure has been recovered. The legendary treasure hunter Mel Fisher was awarded the only federal permit to dive the wreck. A great gesture but I'll have to pass at the moment. Someone has to make sure the pipes don't freeze!


1 comment:

  1. Sid Caesar.....very sad......a TV legend! In addition to those writers, don't forget Larry Gelbart(creator of MASH) , Imogene Coca, and the great Howard Morris (known for many things....among them as Ernest T Bass on the Andy Griffith Show.....throwing bricks!!!! "It's me it's me it's Ernest T") All from Caesar's "Your Show of Shows".