Dave’s Gone By Pun #027: HURRICANE


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Shalom, Dammit! this is Rabbi Sol Solomon, Temple Sons of Bitches. Since it is Purim time, I am proud once again to be an honorary guest reader for The Wretched Pun of Destiny:

A terrible hurricane strikes the east coast, doing untold damage to the farmlands. Hearing about this, the first Jewish President cuts short her vacation to come survey the destruction.

First, she visits a sugarcane field in Louisiana, where the crop has been depleted by the storm.

“Oy,” she says. Then the she flies up to New York to see a cabbage farm that has been torn to shreds. “Oy,” says the President.

Finally, they drive her to Massachusetts to see the twisted remains of what had been a thriving vineyard. “Oy,” says the president once more.

The next morning at her press conference, a reporter asks, “Madame President, what were your thoughts on seeing what happened to the sugar and the cabbage and the grapes?”

“Well,” comes the reply. “Oy Cane, Oy Slaw, Oy Concord.”

Dave’s Gone By #499 (2/28/15): Ruben on Wry


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Featuring: Dave chats with actor-director Ruben Santiago-Hudson. Plus: Inside Broadway, The Wretched Pun of Destiny (hurricane), Bob Dylan – Sooner & Later (march), Greeley Crime Beat, Rabbi Sol Solomon’s Rabbinical Reflection (New Purim Jokes), Saturday Segues (Hudson, 500).

Host: Dave Lefkowitz

Guests: actor Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Dave’s wife Joyce

00:00:01 DAVE GOES IN w/ Joyce (the early years, affect/effect)
00:23:00 GREELEY CRIME BEAT
00:45:00 DAVE’S GONE BY 500th EPISODE PROMO
00:50:30 SATURDAY SEGUE (Hudson)
01:09:00 Sponsors
01:17:30 INSIDE BROADWAY
01:39:30 GUEST: Ruben Santiago-Hudson
02:11:30 THE WRETCHED PUN OF DESTINY #27 (Hurricane)
02:14:00 BOB DYLAN – Sooner & Later (march)
02:32:00 RABBI SOL SOLOMON’S RABBINICAL REFLECTION #119 (New Purim Jokes)
02:44:00 Friends
02:55:00 SATURDAY SEGUE (#500).

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(pictured: Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Weebl’s narwhals, The Hudson River, Leonard Nimoy, March, #500.)

Dave’s Gone By Interview (2/28/15) – RUBEN SANTIAGO-HUDSON


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Topics include: August Wilson, Gem of the Ocean, Castle, Lackawanna Blues.

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Dave’s Gone By Pun #26: AUTOPSY


ZZ-PUN-026-autopsySegment aired Feb. 21, 2015 as part of the “Dave’s Gone By” radio program hosted by Dave Lefkowitz.
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When writer Christopher Hitchens died in 2011, his body was donated for medical research.

Two doctors performing the autopsy were shocked to find just how many tumors he had inside his cancer-ridden body.

“He has a perfectly good liver,” says one doctor. “But the tumor attached to it is massive.”

“So,” says the other doctor, “just cut it with a laser.”

“I can’t. It’ll get too close to living tissue.”

The second doctor says, “Well, what about aspirating it with a needle?”

“No, it’s too dense; it’s a big heap of tumor.”

“Well, in that case, just get a sander. Like taking old paint off a boat. Just sand it down slowly until it’s gone.”

“No,” says the first doctor. “I don’t feel right about doing that.”

“Oh, for Pete’s sake,” says the second doctor. “If you can’t sand the heap, get out of the Hitchens.”

Dave’s Gone By #498 (2/21/15): Sight Lines

 

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Featuring: Dave chats with theatrical designer Lloyd Burlingame. Plus: Rabbi Sol Solomon’s Rabbinical Reflection on the Oscars, Saturday Segue (Lesley Gore), The Wretched Pun of Destiny (autopsy), Greeley Crime Beat, Dylan – Sooner & Later (fathers)

Host: Dave Lefkowitz

Guest: theatrical designer Lloyd Burlingame, Dave’s wife Joyce

00:00:01 DAVE GOES IN w/ Joyce (UNC Radio, promoting #500)
00:20:30 Sponsors
00:29:00 DAVE GOES FURTHER IN (truth in journalism)
41:00:00 GREELEY CRIME BEAT
01:18:30 SATURDAY SEGUE (Lesley Gore)
01:41:30 More Sponsors
01:45:00 RABBI SOL SOLOMON’S RABBINICAL REFLECTION #118 (Oscars 2015)
01:51:00 INSIDE BROADWAY
02:19:00 GUEST: Lloyd Burlingame
03:20:30 The Archives
03:26:30 THE WRETCHED PUN OF DESTINY #26 (autopsy)
03:28:30 Weather
03:32:00 BOB DYLAN – Sooner & Later (fathers)
03:54:00 Friends
04:04:00 DAVE GOES OUT

Feb. 21, 2015 Playlist: “Just Let Me Cry” (01:26:30), “Sunshine, Lollipops and Rainbows” (01:28:30), “My Body” (01:30:00), “It’s My Party” (01:33:30), “The Old Crowd” (01:36:00) & “Off and Running” (04:13:00; Lesley Gore). “Where Do I Begin? (Love Story)” (02:16:00; Andy Williams). “If You Can’t See My Mirrors” (03:16:30; The New Pornographers). “Precious Memories” (03:38:00), “Please, Mrs. Henry” (03:44:30) & “Bye and Bye” (03:47:00; Bob Dylan). “Silver Dagger” (03:41:00; Joan Baez & Bob Dylan). “R.I.P. Jon Stewart” (03:57:30; Sean Altman).
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pictured: Lloyd Burlingame, Lesley Gore, Oscar.

Dave’s Gone By #025: DISCO


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Segment aired Feb. 14, 2015 as part of the “Dave’s Gone By” radio program hosted by Dave Lefkowitz.
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Against his better judgment, the warden of a small-town prison lets his most violent offender out early for good behavior. “Johnny,” he says, “my advice to you is leave this town, go the big city, and get yourself a hobby that’ll use up some of that nervous energy that always gets you into trouble.”

“Hobby?” says Johnny with sneer, “like fishing or stamp collecting?”

“Actually, I signed you up for dance lessons,” replies the warden. “You’ve always been light on your feet, and it might help you meet a higher class of people.”

So Johnny moves to the city, takes a menial job, and five times a week he visits the dance studio – loving every minute. He loves the grace, the aerobic workout and especially the costumes. When he does the tango, he gets to wear a hat and vest; when he learns tap, he can wear tap shoes and a bow tie. He even participates in African dance wearing a headdress and a grass skirt.

But a few weeks later, Johnny’s back in prison, possibly for life. The old warden from his hometown calls him saying, “Johnny, I heard you were doing so well with the dancing. What happened?”

Johnny says, “Tango was great, tap was amazing, and the African stuff was the best ever. But disco? You know, they made me wear a girdle to correct my posture for the disco pose. A girdle!”

“And that’s why you stabbed the instructor to death, destroying your new life in the big city? Because of disco dancing?”

“I’m sorry,” says Johnny. “I just couldn’t take the hustle and bustle.”

Dave’s Gone By #497 (2/14/15): Fast Lane

 

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Featuring: Rabbi Sol Solomon chats with theatrical producer Stewart F. Lane and Dave chats with UNC Radio’s Sam Wood and Matthew Davis. Plus: Inside Broadway, Greeley Crime Beat, The Wretched Pun of Destiny (disco), Saturday Segue (romance).

Host: Dave Lefkowitz

Guests: producer & author Stewart F. Lane, Former UNC program director Sam Wood, UNC program director Matthew Davis, Dave’s wife Joyce

00:00:01 DAVE GOES IN w/ Joyce (#500, endorsements, bundling, call-letter blues, sriracha ketchup, producers)
00:53:30 GREELEY CRIME BEAT
01:17:00 DAVE GOES FURTHER IN (Dave’s phone, V-Day options)
01:36:30 SATURDAY SEGUE (Romance)
01:57:00 GUESTS: Sam Wood & Matthew Davis
02:26:30 GUEST: Rabbi Sol Solomon interviews Stewart F. Lane
03:11:00 INSIDE BROADWAY
03:35:00 Sponsors
03:43:30 THE WRETCHED PUN OF DESTINY #25 (Disco)
03:45:30 BOB DYLAN – Sooner & Later (the speech)
04:21:00 Weather & Thanks
04:26:00 Friends
04:33:00 DAVE GOES OUT
Feb. 14, 2015 Playlist: “Weird Romance” (00:49:30; Weird Romance; 1992 off-Broadway cast). “Romance” (01:36:30; Wild Flag), “My Romance” (01:40:30; Doris Day). “Romance” (01:43:00; The Jacobites w/ Nikki Sudden). “A Fine Romance” (01:45:30; Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers). “Groucho Romances Margaret Dumont” (01:48:30; “The Cocoanuts” soundtrack w/ Groucho Marx & Margaret Dumont). “This Romance Will Be Different for Me” (01:51:30; Jonathan Richman). “Final Bows” (03:09:00; Thoroughly Modern Millie Bway cast). “I Know About Love” (03:32:00; Do Re Mi 1961 Bway cast w/ John Reardon). “The Ballad of Hollis Brown” (03:55:00; Nina Simone). “Farewell Angelina” (04:03:00; Joan Baez). “It Ain’t Me, Babe” (04:09:30; Johnny Cash & June Carter Cash). “Red Hot” (04:17:00; Billy Lee Riley). “Marry Me Again” (04:35:30; Tom Paxton).
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(Pictured: Stewart F. Lane, Sam Wood, Matthew Davis, Bob Dylan, romance.)

Rabbi Sol Solomon interviews theatrical producer Stewart F. Lane


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Rabbi Sol Solomon interviews theatrical producer Stewart F. Lane

Topics include: A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, Black Broadway, The Will Rogers Follies. theater, Broadway, Jews.

Segment aired Feb. 14, 2015 as part of the “Dave’s Gone By” radio program hosted by Dave Lefkowitz.

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More information about Rabbi Sol Solomon: http://www.shalomdammit.com

Dave’s Gone By Interview (2/14/15) – SAM WOOD & MATTHEW DAVIS

SamWood6MatthewDavis2Dave Lefkowitz interviews UNC Radio programming directors Sam Wood & Matthew Davis

Topics include: University of Northern Colorado, UNC Radio, theater, Air Force.

Segment aired Feb. 14, 2015 as part of the “Dave’s Gone By” radio program hosted by Dave Lefkowitz.

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Dave’s Gone By Pun #024: SCREENWRITER

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Segment aired Feb. 7, 2015 as part of the “Dave’s Gone By” radio program hosted by Dave Lefkowitz.
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A big Hollywood producer invites all his colleagues to his house. The occasion is a pre-release party for his latest film, a remake of the sci-fi classic, “Soylent Green.” As the opening credits begin, the screenwriter notices that the title had been changed to “People.”

He jumps out of his chair and yells at the producer, “How could you change the name without my permission?”

The producer says, “Sorry, the studio thought `Soylent Green’ was too obscure, so they made me change it.”

“And you obeyed? You coward!” the writer screams, leaping on the producer and pummeling him with his fists. Terrified, the producer runs up the stairs and dashes into the guest room, but the writer is right behind him. They tussle and eventually fall on the bed, which is piled high with the coats of all the party guests.

Meanwhile, the police are called, and they hurry to the guest room, where they see the producer now has the upper hand. He’s throttling the screenwriter within an inch of his life, and both of them are twisted up in all the coats and jackets on the bed.

“Okay, knock it off!” says the head policeman.

“Where am I?” says the screenwriter.

“You’re in fantasyland if you think you control my movie!”, says the producer.

“Enough!” shouts the policeman, pointing at one and then the other. “You’re Under a Vest. and You Have the Right to Rename Soylent.”