Saturday, May 01, 2010

The LuLac Edition #1168, May 1st, 2010



This week I ran into an individual visiting from Oregon and we started talking about politics. One thing led to another and when I was provided the address I was surprised.
Q: You live on Andy Griffith Drive?
A: For real.
Q: C’mon.
A: We presently live in a little subdivision called Mayberry Meadows. All the streets are named after characters from the Andy Griffith Show. Fun, huh?
Q: Any comments from the UPS or FEDEX guys?
A: Oh you wouldn’t believe it. Yeah we get a lot of random comments, mostly just silly and fun, or people start whistling. I wonder how many people have read our address and can't get the melody of the song out of their head.
Q: Aunt Bea Drive?
A: Actually you have to turn into Aunt Bea Way to get to our house. It is the most direct way from the downtown.

Q: How about when you travel?
A: Most of the time my passport doesn't initiate much of a reaction abroad. Apparently the show isn't as universally well known in Europe. I bet custom agents who have taken care of us though have that tune knockin' around in their noggins.
Q: Goober and Gomer?
A: Uh yeah they are in a separate development though.
Q: Anyone from the show or TV land pay a visit?
A: No, I guess we don’t rate.
Q: Why did the developers name the land and streets that way. I heard of people naming streets after their kids?
A: Yeah. But I think they wanted people to think this was hometown America.
Q: It certainly is unique.
A: Made us talk a bit longer, right?
Q: Yes, quite…..uh…
A: Neighborly, right?
Q: Right.


At 1:54 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh what a wonderful respite from the craziness of politics. thanks for keeping it light once in a while and talking to the folks.

At 3:02 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good creative stuff. You make the most out of every encounter!!

At 4:59 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I used to like the Howard Sprague character. I wish Arlen Specter had stayed an actor instead of going into politics. Or at least adopted the sensitivity he displayed when he played the Mayberry town clerk. Revert back to your Howard role, Arlen before you came a snarlin'.

At 5:25 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey're an idiot!!!

At 10:09 AM, Blogger David Yonki said...

I used to like the Howard Sprague character. I wish Arlen Specter had stayed an actor instead of going into politics.
THAT WAS NOT SPECTER, IT WAS JACK DODSON. FROM WIKIPEDIA: Jack Dodson (16 May 1931 - 16 September 1994) Born John S. Dodson in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, was an American television actor best remembered for the milquetoast character Howard Sprague in The Andy Griffith Show and its spin-off Mayberry R.F.D. From 1959 until his death in 1994, Dodson was married to television actress Mary Dodson. Andy Griffith hired Dodson for the Howard Sprague role after seeing him in 1964 on Broadway in Hughie. Dodson also appeared in episodes of My Friend Flicka, Maude, Barney Miller, Archie Bunker's Place, Newhart, Matlock, Mama's Family, and St. Elsewhere. He also had a recurring role as Ralph Malph's eye doctor dad on Happy Days.

At 1:43 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Forever the plagurist. Stick to what you know best.

At 2:10 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey 1:43PM, or hey fool!!!
plagarism is the unauthorized use or close imitation of the language and thoughts of another author and the representation of them as one's own original work. Last I looked Yonk credited Wikipedia so he's not claiming he wrote the information on jack dodson in this ridiclous Howard Sprague/Arlen Specter debate.


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