Tag Archives: Jackie Gleason

pursuit of health: eccentric angles

Is civilization dangerous to our health? Most likely. Humanity has pursued salubrity throughout history… …Morally speaking, however, the pursuit of good health can do more than merely ease the conscience pangs of vacationing pleasure lovers. It can fill deep and … Continue reading

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“something sweet about life”

An argument in favor of reviving common sense…. Someone once mentioned to Dr. Samuel Johnson a certain person who claimed to see no distinction between virtue and vice. To which Johnson replied: “If he does really think that there is … Continue reading

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how sweet it was

by Art Chantry: the two great ones collaborating at last. nice album cover, too. this is from back in 1955 when gleason hired dali to design the cover for his record “lonesome echoes”. that’s the artwork used on the record … Continue reading

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the great ones

by Art Chantry: this is one of those ultra-famous vintage LP covers that never fails to surprise people when they see it. it’s from 1955 and it’s a cover by salvador dali! and what’s even more peculiar is that it’s … Continue reading

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OH DEMON ALCOHOL: STRAIGHT UP

Here’s a story about a sinner, He used to be a winner who enjoyed a life of prominence and position, But the pressures at the office and his socialite engagements, And his selfish wife’s fanatical ambition, It turned him to … Continue reading

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Hypnotizing The Child Within

Jackie Gleason …” to him, life was not a brute struggle of survival and endurance; it was a contest to see who could squeeze the most excess and joy from every passing moment, to spin into gold each waning day. … Continue reading

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And Buford T. Justice For All

Jumping out of the L’il Abner’s hillbillies from Dogpatch, yet too grandiose, even for animated fiction. ”Down here we says heeez got ┬ásum good idears”. Buford T. Justice, southern sheriff, interpreted by Jackie Gleason. Irony is Gleason and Burt Reynolds, … Continue reading

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No Rehearsals For The Paranormal

He felt that the creative process suffered if an act was ingrained through repetition. Jackie Gleason felt that rehearsing was detrimental to the creative process. It would drain the element of excitement, the need for risk and a quality of … Continue reading

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Comedic Encounters of the Third Kind

An absolute perfectionist. And an absolute fascination, borderline obsession with the paranormal. Parapsychology and UFO’s. He built his house in the shape of Spaceship. He ended the introduction to each show with the classic ”And awaaay we go!”. To where? … Continue reading

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