Thursday, January 18, 2007

Art Buchwald

He passed away recently. He was a regular feature in 'The Hindu'. Appeared in the last page like forever.

Some of Buchwald's observations:

During the Watergate scandal, Buchwald explained that the sound in the 18 1/2-minute gap in the White House tapes actually was Nixon humming.

"Just when you think there's nothing to write about, Nixon says, 'I am not a crook.' Jimmy Carter says, 'I have lusted after women in my heart.' President Reagan says, 'I have just taken a urinalysis test, and I am not on dope.'"

"Have you ever seen a candidate talking to a rich person on television?"

According to Standring, Buchwald had a parade of celebrity visitors, including several members of the Kennedy family, and he still loved to joke with people. Standring visited Buchwald to present him with the 2006 Ernie Pyle Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Society of Newspaper Columnists, calling him the "patron saint of political satire."

"Every time you think television has hit its lowest ebb, a new program comes along to make you wonder where you thought the ebb was."


tilotamma said...

I was just about to write and tell you myself :-)

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Hawkeye said...


i think 'chenthil' and maanga mentioned an RIP to buchwald.

havent read busybee!