The Night Aretha Saved the Grammys
St. Louis newspaper presages a Blues Stanley Cup victory
Soccer needs a slaughter rule – Thailand vs US
Dog of the Week: Flash the Bloodhound and Tony Keith the Trainer
SHOW UP, KEEP UP, SHUT UP!
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Jon watched the Clark Street Ale House TV stoically, as the St Louis Blues won the Stanley Cup—with non-Blues fan Brett standing next to him. The Dog of the Week is Flash the Bloodhound, and Dabroze critiqued the new movie Loopers: The Caddie’s Long Walk narrated by the great Bill Murray along with the comedy classic Caddyshack with more than one Mr. Murray.
The Boys told the story of Aretha Franklin saving the Grammys in 1998, by replacing renowned opera singer Luciano Pavarati, who called in sick at the last minute. She sang the song he was going to sing, and she brought house down. They tied this event to the movie The Upside, discussed in last week’s show.
The St Louis Post-Dispatch jumped the gun by running ads on their e-edition celebrating the Blues winning the Stanley Cup. Only problem was, they hadn’t even played Game 6 yet. The paper apologized, but not without worrying Jon that they may have jinxed it. Luckily, they didn’t (jinx it).
Then hear why problem-solver Jon had to come up with a “slaughter rule” for the US Women’s Soccer Team. This is a result of the team’s 13-0 victory against Thailand. They have to be taught that they can win in a sportsman-like way, without stompin’ the shit out of their opponents.
We also learn how Flash the Bloodhound made the heroic rescue of a woman chained up in a basement in Niagara Falls, NY. There were no pictures of Flash in the article, but there is a picture of Tony Keith, his trainer, in the show notes. Since Jon interviewed Tony on the phone, a picture of Flash may be materializing in the coming weeks. We’ll just have to stay tuned.
Jon recently saw the documentary Loopers: The Caddie’s Long Walk. It delved into the person behind the golfer: the caddy. He or she is the unsung hero who had to be the golfer’s therapist, technical advisor and confidante. The mantra of the caddy was “Show up, keep up, shut up.” The Brothers should know, having been caddies themselves. Not all golfers are good guys. Some are bums.
Bill Murray is the perfect narrator for this story. He and all six brothers had been caddies growing up. Murray himself was an assistant groundskeeper as well. And, of course, he was in the cult hit Caddyshack, co-written by his brother, Brian Doyle-Murray. It was directed by Harold Ramis, who happened to be an acquaintance of Jon’s.
The Bros assigned themselves a re-watching of Caddyshack. Jeri and Mary Jane’s first impression was that their tastes had changed. It seemed completely amateurish, with mostly slapstick stunts. But after a couple of days, it was clear why it became a cult classic. It’s memorable, chock-full of funny, unforgettable scenes and quotes.
Only Dabroze could actually make me interested in GOLF. I think that’s because they wove into the discussion their own experiences as caddies when they were young boys.