Fresh off my amazing trip to the Kennedy compound in Hyannisport, where I experienced an embarrassing loss at the word game Bananagrams to Ethel Kennedy (which I’m still smarting from), her nephew, Ted Kennedy Jr., called in to embrace the cause that was so important to his father, health care for all Americans. He was in Ohio, encouraging early voting — Mama says DO IT NOW, DON’T WAIT! (See the link below.)
In the next hour, America’s poet laureate, Dr. Maya Angelou, called us to echo Teddy’s message of not waiting until Election Day to cast your vote. If you do, Karl Rove and the Koch brothers won’t be able to use all those bags of money that they’ve been piling up for their October surprise purchase of the presidency.
OK, then we went from the sublime to the surreal when director/actress Penny Marshall called to tell us about her hysterical new book, “My Mother Was Nuts.”
The whole time I was on the phone with Laverne de Fazio, all I could think about was how, in just a few short minutes, Shirley … I mean, Orly … Taitz would come marching through the studio door to complete my psychedelic broadcast ride. The last time I’d heard from Dr. Taitz (not to be confused with Dr. Angelou), she threatened to sue me because someone on my show had suggested she was no longer a dentist. I apologized profusely for the error, immediately scheduled a cleaning and brought my birth certificate to the appointment.
Now that I think of it, today’s entire show may be the after-effect of the nitrous oxide. Who’s got the last laugh now?
P.S. If you want to give Mama the best birthday gift EVER (yes, it’s tomorrow!), go out wherever early voting is possible and cast your vote now! Here’s a link to the state-by-state early voting chart.