Sunday, February 26, 2006

Actor Don Knotts Dies at 81

Oh No ... He was my all time favorite comedy actor from the old TV shows. The "pickle" episode always made me laugh no matter how many times I saw it!

LOS ANGELES Feb 25, 2006 (AP)— Don Knotts, the skinny, lovable nerd who kept generations of television audiences laughing as bumbling Deputy Barney Fife on "The Andy Griffith Show," has died. He was 81.

Knotts died Friday night of pulmonary and respiratory complications at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Beverly Hills, said Paul Ward, a spokesman for the cable network TV Land, which airs "The Andy Griffith Show," and another Knotts hit, "Three's Company."

Unspecified health problems had forced him to cancel an appearance in his native Morgantown in August 2005.

The West Virginia-born actor's half-century career included seven TV series and more than 25 films, but it was the Griffith show that brought him TV immortality and five Emmies.

The show ran from 1960-68, and was in the top 10 of the Nielsen ratings each season, including a No. 1 ranking its final year. It is one of only three series in TV history to bow out at the top: The others are "I Love Lucy" and "Seinfeld." The 249 episodes have appeared frequently in reruns and have spawned a large, active network of fan clubs.

As the bug-eyed deputy to Griffith, Knotts carried in his shirt pocket the one bullet he was allowed after shooting himself in the foot. The constant fumbling, a recurring sight gag, was typical of his self-deprecating humor.

Knotts, whose shy, soft-spoken manner was unlike his high-strung characters, once said he was most proud of the Fife character and doesn't mind being remembered that way.

His favorite episodes, he said, were "The Pickle Story," where Aunt Bea makes pickles no one can eat, and "Barney and the Choir," where no one can stop him from singing.

"I can't sing. It makes me sad that I can't sing or dance well enough to be in a musical, but I'm just not talented in that way," he lamented. "It's one of my weaknesses.

Saturday, February 25, 2006

Ten Best Flickr Mashups

These are pretty cool if you enjoy Flickr. And, who doesn't enjoy Flickr these days. Has to be one of the hottest sites on the interent for image sharing.

So check it out here

Thursday, February 16, 2006

What's with Flickr today?

I have tried all morning to upload a photo to Flickr but with no luck. This has never happened before. Wonder what the problem is? I've tried using 3 different uploaders for Flickr and tried to upload from the site. EGADS I'm having Flickr withdrawls!! I suppose I'll just wait until tomorrow to upload my photo. Maybe they have banned me from Flickr :o)

Thursday, February 02, 2006

He's on a "Sugar High Flight"

He's on a "Sugar High Flight"
Originally uploaded by Digital Gurl.

It's gotta be a TOOTSIE ROLL :o)