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.