Wednesday, January 10, 2007


So there I was, about 9:30 p.m., curled up in bed with the cats. Tim was in his usual spot, on top of the blanket and under the comforter, curled up against my left hip and Sam was on my right side, head on my leg (in case I developed an urgent need to pet a cat). I was doing that remote control mambo I usually do at night when I happened upon an HBO Comedy Special called “Larry Miller – It’s Just Words”. At the moment I tuned in, Mr. Miller (no relation) was describing his first ski trip and was, at that moment, pointing out the various disadvantages of RENTING equipment at the ski resort. Been there, done that, so I recognized the humor inherent in the situation and started chuckling.

Those were the last chuckles I emitted. From then on, it progressed to guffaws and then laugh out loud helplessness, which eventually led to tears running down my face! The man is seriously funny, folks and if you have HBO, I really recommend you track down another showing of the program and tape it or DVR it for current or future enjoyment. Let's get real here - HBO shows any special over and over again multiple times. Trust me, you'll find it. It's worth the search. Better yet, I’m going to try to track down a DVD of the program to keep for future use. He’s that good!

If you saw the movie “Pretty Woman”, you’ll remember him as the hilarious store employee “sucking up” to Richard Gere and Julia Roberts. From his website, I also learned that he is the author of "Spoiled Rotten America", a book that will be added to my library in the immediate future.

Enjoy! I know I did - and will continue to do so.


Mark the Pundit said...

I love that Larry Miller special. When he does his "going down the hill voice" I am left in tears...

Gayle Miller said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one. I have an unemployed friend and I've told her she must come over and watch this special because it will be good for what ails her!


thanks for the fine link.

LM is outstanding.