Thursday, February 17, 2011

"Hello"! Uncle Leo -- RIP



I don't know about you, but sometimes you get focused on a project and you really get going on it, and you wind up losing all sense of time.

That's what happened to me this morning -- I holed up in my office and spent the last three hours recreating the Tom Hanks "fire" scene from Cast Away.

Believe me, it's harder than it looks.

I finally got a raging fire going and immediately took to the office intercom, sweaty and shirtless and almost delirious with joy, and just kept shouting "Aha!  Look what I've created! I have made FIRE!!"

Needless to say, I'm pretty sure my partners were quite thrilled at my accomplishment.

Anyways, I share this office anecdote because while this was all going on I got a nice email from a reader alerting me to the untimely demise of Seinfeld's Uncle Leo, TV veteran Len Lesser.

You gave us hours of painful, awkward laughter -- RIP my friend.

6 comments:

  1. Wilson? Wilson? Where are you Wilson? Wilson!!!!

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  2. The only time I lose my sense of time is during sex. I was having this fantastic orgasm during the Clinton Administration -- "I get up to wash my face" and the next thing I know it was 2006, this dweeb named "W" was president, and the entire world was fucked up.

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  3. Never got Seinfeld.

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  4. 'Wilson' is one of the most remembered scenes ever. So simple, yet so good. truly the art of script writing.

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  5. I was sorry to see that he had passed.

    And yeah, that fire scene from "Cast Away" is awesome! And only to be topped by the emotional crying after he lost "Wilson."

    Have a great weekend!

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