YESTERDAY'S TOWNS

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Three years at CWM made me a real traditionalist, and I keep remembering Bob Parkinson saying, "I want the people to see what the circus used to be, not what it is today. That's what this site is about!

Monday, May 07, 2007

QUASSAR'S QUIZ????

WHO ARE THOSE GUYS?
Does anyone recognize these three show kids from the late 1980's.

TRIVIA QUESTION?
How many people can tell me what a "Brodie" is????

13 Comments:

Anonymous Ninette said...

Brodie' one that is outspoken and unrestrained, that would be, one of many of it's explanations of the word. am I right ?

5/07/2007 11:43 AM  
Blogger Mike Naughton said...

I have often heard the term, "took a brodie" or "it was a brodie" in reference to a theatrical endeavor that flopped. I always thought it was related to a ski jumper who didn't execute the jump correctly, maybe somebody by the name of Brodie?

5/07/2007 12:39 PM  
Blogger Mike Naughton said...

Bill, I'm just doing a test to see if the photo appears with a posted comment. My youngest daughter just uploaded the photo, thanks.

5/07/2007 8:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Bill,
Being an acrobat your self ---
A Brodie is a trick used in the acrobatic field. A lay-out is another name for tricks. Then there is swing-time, double full etc. Gymnasts use the term in floor excercise, swimming, trampoline, even the parallel bars.
It was great to hear the news of a great entertainer--- (Joe )-- God Bless and keep well.

5/08/2007 9:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now that we have discussed what a "Brodie" is can someone tell me who the kids are? I'd like to know.
BG- Dallas

5/08/2007 5:44 PM  
Blogger 24-HOUR-MAN said...

OKAY, "NO MORE PHONE CALLS", (that's one for you old radio fans to think about).
#1 "Brodie"is a term meaning a fake, or intentional fall( Herbie Weber probably did the best one)it obviously is not done by aerialists) although many High Wire Walkers have faked "almost" falling,(some have paid a high price for it too)!

#2 The kids are Melvin Urias, Christine Zerbini, & Steven Strong, on the Ed Migley show, I believe in 1988.

5/08/2007 7:32 PM  
Blogger Down the Road by Jim said...

Hey , every body knows that Steven isn't a blonde --- or is this another one of those Trudy things ? For hair color , what do you guys put on your drivers licenses ?? "maybe " ??

5/08/2007 10:32 PM  
Blogger 24-HOUR-MAN said...

Years ago Disc Jockeys would play a record and have listeners call in & guess who was singing. When the song was over, he would come on the air and say, "Okay, No More Phone Calls, we have 4 Vic Damones, 2 Perry Comos, 1 Eddie Fisher, & 2 Dick Haymes", and if you remember those singers you are "old"!

5/09/2007 11:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Remember all 4. Great Performers! Nothing I see or hear now a days can hold a caldle to them. With the exception of Country Western acts no one seems to know how to work LIVE. Everything has to be mixed in the studio and then click tracked when performing!! Then the tickets are 100 to 250 bucks to hear a recording!
BG- Dallas

5/09/2007 2:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oops!! miss-type "Candle"
BG- Dallas

5/09/2007 2:27 PM  
Blogger Mike Naughton said...

Bill,
Did you know that Dick Haymes was born in South America?
It's A Lovely Day Today! from Call Me Madam is available on NAPSTER for those who'd like to listen to a great duet.
His mother was a vocalist and trained Dick and his brother, I believe, since they were youngsters.
Keep those trivia questions coming!

5/10/2007 6:23 AM  
Anonymous Delilah Lauber said...

Wow! Thank you for posting my mother (Tosca Ruggera Zoppe) and father's (Fritz Lauber) wedding invitation. My mother passed away in 1988 and my father lives in Vista, CA. He did not remeber even having an invite.

Thanks for all of your blogs. My whole family loves your blogs.

We would love to have the invite, if you decide to ever get rid of it. My email address is vinopazzo@hotmail.com.

Thanks again!!

Deliah Lauber

5/13/2007 4:41 PM  
Anonymous Delilah Lauber said...

Sorry, my first time blogging. I posted this on the wrong blog.

Delilah Lauber

5/13/2007 4:49 PM  

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