Passing of a Legend

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I’m sitting in my office watching our “live shot” of Yankee Stadium. The tarp is on the field, and our crew has some Hendrix playing over the shot. Cool stuff, but ‘m a little in the dumps today. Why? Well the Yankees just lost their fourth straight game to the Red Sox last night. Jorge Posada needs an MRI on his hamstring and the Bombers have to face Josh Beckett tonight.

I have to be honest, the thing that has me bumming the most though is the passing of Dom DeLuise. My siblings and cousins can communicate with each other just through lines from his movies. If any of us were ever in a sour mood, all someone would have to do is say, “Treasure..bathtub, I’m going to take a TREASURE BATH! TREASURE BATH!” “Here, wash this!” Or maybe his entrance into a room as Captain Chaos (who he simply called, HIM) would bring one of my family members out of the doldrums.

I just know he brought a ton of laughter to me and my entire family for decades, and he will for decades to come. If you knew of him do yourselves a favor and pass on his memory to a new generation. I know I will. His credits are endless, and his humor is timeless.

6 Comments

Chris,
This was great a usual. You are an exceptionally wonderful son and writer. This tribute to Dom was really great. He always made me laugh and I hope who ever read the tribute will take your advice and pass on his memory.

Chris,
This was great a usual. You are an exceptionally wonderful son and writer. This tribute to Dom was really great. He always made me laugh and I hope who ever read the tribute will take your advice and pass on his memory.

The Hereafter just became a funnier place… He will be missed. 😦

thanks mom…i’m amazed you were able to find the blog…i see those internet classes are paying off…just kidding…and thanks for turning me on to dom deluise and his genius…

karin…you are correct…

David Cone and Joe Giradi should be throwing out the ceremonial first pitch on the tenth anniversary of Cone’s perfect game. That would be on July 18th against the Detroit Tigers and a day before the first Old Timer’s game at the new Yankee stadium!

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