Unshelved by Bill Barnes and Gene Ambaum
comic strip overdue media

Wednesday, March 27, 2002

An icon is gone. Uncle Miltie is dead! Granted, he was 93, but no man ever made a dress so hilarious, and it seemed like he would go on forever. That's the trouble with movies and television--they make it seem like the players are forever frozen in youth, immortal in celluloid. And closer to my generation, Dudley Moore also died today. I will never forget watching him in 'Foul Play' as the weirdo with the fold-down bed, disco lights, and blow-up doll. Two comedians in one day seems a bit much. When we have high drama in the mideast 'peace' talks and another bomb blast in Israel, I think we need all the people who can make us laugh that we can get.

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