1. Friday, January 23, 2004

    being 110 years old has its advantages. 

    for one, i know who captain kangaroo is, and i know what a loss it is for him to have died today.

    adios, captain kangaroo. tell mr. greenjeans hi for me.

    i have several dream jobs. one of them is to tour around the usa and blog and meet all of you.

    another dream job would be to win the lottery and put it all on black in vegas and with the winnings buy the chicago cubs baseball team and be their manager and lead them to an overdue world series victory. duh.

    but my most secret of all dreams is to have a morning chidrens tv show similar to what the good captain had except it would feature live bands.

    so i would so something like show a cartoon, come back from it and say, oh man deputy dog, god i love that cartoon, ok kids and now behind curtain number 8 is … GREEN DAY!

    and they would rock out for a few minutes and we’d break for commercial.

    im thinking the show would be the Cartoon Network’s answer to the Today show.

    thats what im thinking.

    over my little chair would hang three photographs of childrens programming

    mr. ray rayner, my idol

    mr. fred rogers, rest in peace

    and captain kangaroo

    who i hope is listening to some new hendrix tunes tonight.