Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Farewell, Little Buddy

On Friday we lost another castaway.

In a way (a convoluted way, but still a way), Gilligan's Island was
the Martha Stuart of 60s television. When they weren't busy making
radios out of coconuts, they were making pies out of coconuts, or
bras out of coconuts. No matter the hardship, they always managed
to look absolutely fabulous while stranded on a deserted isle. PLUS, it
had culture. Really! To this day, every time I hear The Toreador aria
from Carmen, I always sing their musical version of Hamlet:
"Neither a borrower nor a lender be. Do not forget....stay out of debt!"

Happy Sails, Little Buddy. Say hi to The Skipper and The Howells.

1 comment:

MissMeliss said...

That musical version of Hamlet is in my head, too.

A fitting memorial, I guess :)