Monday, November 25, 2013

Why You Wish You Could Be Don Rickles

I was 18.

I was stupid.

I bought two tickets

6 months in advance to see Victor Borge.

I was stupid because I thought it would be easy to find a date.

How wrong I was.

Because at that point in my stupid, naive life, I thought most girls were like me.  Yes, they may have liked "Hootie and the Blowfish" but they also appreciated a pianist genius like Victor Borge.

After asking around 15 girls to attend with me, and having 15 girls say, "who?" I realized I overestimated my generation of women.

Enter now, Don Rickles.

Rickles ain't getting any younger folks.  And, like Borge, it wasn't until I was older did I appreciate him.  So I was happy to see he's still performing.  Better see him before this great American passes on.  WWII vet, entertained millions, the epitome of America at its peak.

Or you can always go with Chris Rock or whatever filth passes for comedians nowadays.


Morgan said...

i saw him about a year ago, i really can't recommend it highly enough. it was an excellent show, it was funny, touching, interesting, the whole gamut.

bob newhart i missed, and who knows if another chance will come.

kurt9 said...

I've only seen Don Rickles in "Casino" with Robert DeNiro and Joe Pesci.

Joe said...

That's very nice. Now here's a cookie.

Anonymous said...


I wish I was Boo in Dragon Balls.

Anonymous said...

"I was stupid because I thought it would be easy to find a date."

I'm having a really hard time believing that all you guys out there are obsessed about finding dates and that this is all you care about.

When I was 18 I was obsessed with two things, MONEY and POWER.

Now that I am in my mid 30's I'm obsessed with two things, MONEY and POWER.

I could not care less about dates and women. They were never part of my equation.

I just want MONEY, LOTS OF MONEY !

robins111 said...

Just one line from Rickles and the expression on his face could have me roaring with laughter for hours..

Robert Pearson said...

YES! I worked at a casino restaurant 30 years ago and Rickles came back into the kitchen and took his time to make us all laugh before the show. Just a good, high-class man.

ColoComment said...

Victor Borge was my dad's favorite act to watch. I was lucky enough to see Borge in person in Denver summat more than 10 years ago. Fabulous. Utterly fabulous. Perfect comedic timing, beautiful piano work, hilariously funny.
I always thought that I was an anachronism in my admiration for him. It's nice to know that there are two of us.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous @ 11:19 --
I've seen the future
I can't afford it
Tell ya the truth
Someone just bought it ...

Millions and millions and millions of pounds ... millions of pounds ... millions of pounds ...

Rumbear said...

I saw Rickles in Sandy Eggo at Humphreys. Great seats. The opening act was some broad named Joan Rivers. Yeah, her. What a hilarious, raunchy, offensive, evening. The wife and I loved it. You should not see Don Rickles. You will laugh so hard your spleen will hurt....and Rickles will mock you for that. Then you will laugh some more. Why inflict such enjoyment upon yourself?