A 'Hot Dog' snub, other happenings in Carson City

"So quick we are forgotten ..." Carolyn was an extra in the movie "Hot Dog, The Movie," and she saw that they are holding a 25th anniversary party for the filming of that "cult classic" at Lake Tahoe on Saturday. Alas, she was not invited to the celebration (M noticed that for $15 "anyone" could go, but, a snub's a snub), and is currently pouting over the omission. The fact that her "scenes" were cut doesn't seem to matter. Oh, well. Maybe they'll come out with a DVD soon and include the "deleted scenes," then they'll realize what they missed. Right.


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In other "headline news:" Bravo to Justyn Wheeler ... you are soooo right. And to Buddy McDonald (son of Debbie and Bob) ... he's so cute, "likes eating," and will never be out of work ... a man after our own hearts. (If you'd read the Appeal every day, you'd know what we're talking about).


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We're glad to see that Nevada's "Stonehenge," the Galena bridge, is back on track. And that the Nevada Wolf Pack can win without always having to rely on Nick Fazekas. It'll be great to have him back in the lineup, but kudos to the rest of the team for showing how good they can all be.


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Connie Lord tells us the story of "Jesus walking around Jerusalem wanting a new robe. As he wandered about, he saw a store that said 'Finkelstein, the Tailor.' He went in, was fitted, and found the robe to be a perfect fit. He asked Finkelstein how much it would be, but Finkelstein said, 'No, no ... for the Son of God, there's no charge. However, may I ask of you a small favor? When you give a sermon, would you mention that I made your new robe?' Jesus promised, and he always made mention of it. Later, Jesus was in Jerusalem again, and noticed lines of people outside Finkelstein's shop. As soon as he saw him, Finkelstein rushed out and said, 'Jesus, Jesus, would you consider a partnership?' 'Certainly,' said Jesus, 'Jesus & Finkelstein.' 'No, no,' said Finkelstein, 'Finkelstein & Jesus.' They debated for a while until they finally came up with a solution. A few days later, a new sign went up over Finkelstein's shop. It survives to this day, and says simply, 'Lord & Taylor.'"


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We heard from a lady who is in the new senior housing on Beverly Drive. She says it is lovely, and she's never been so happy. She told us of one woman who rarely goes out of her apartment (only to the market and church) who told her, "This is the most beautiful place I've ever lived in my life." So, congratulations to everyone who put the housing together. It is MUCH appreciated.


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Comma Coffee's June Joplin was mentioned on Channel 4's "Hidden Hot Spot" last week. It's always had a great eclectic ambiance and good food. And happy birthdays to Tamie Jesse, Steve Wassner, Tom Greco, Jamie Fuller-Dunn, Betty Mahoney, and Judy Osmun. They all wish they were still "8" like Reed Laquerica, who gets to see the Harlem Globetrotters for his b-day.


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A two-hour sign language class for babies and parents will be presented by Tara Burke, independent certified baby-signs instructor, on Wednesday, Jan. 24, at the Children's Museum at 10 a.m. Cost is $60, and includes guides and DVDs. It's for children from birth to 24 months (parents can be any age ... we made that up ourselves ... no groaning please). To sign up, or for more information, call 887-0438, and see what your baby has to say.


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From the Sharpes: "Three friends from the local Cajun congregation in Thibodeaux, La., were asked, 'When you are in your casket, what would you like you friends to say?' Jacques said, 'I want dem to say I was a good husband, a fine spiritual leader and a great family man.' Fouche commented, 'I would like dem to say I was a wonderful teacher and a servant of de church.' Boudreaux said, 'I'd like dem to say, 'Look, he's movin'!'"


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We had a great brunch in Dayton this weekend (Arlene was our nice waitress) at Legado at the Dayton golf course. Once more, we saw Sue and George Bohl, so we asked them where we were eating next week, since we seem to be following them around. They weren't telling so we guess we'll just have to take our chances.


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Our new man in Iraq, Gen. David Patraeus, is a graduate of West Point, has a Ph.D from Princeton, and is a combat veteran of Iraq, who was recently the commandant of Fort Leavenworth, where we were last spring. It was his office Maizie contacted to see about looking at her "old house" when we were there. They got back to her the day she got home from the trip. Now, with 21,500 more troops and untold billions more, we're hoping his appointment is not a "day late, and a dollar short." Good luck, General.


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Great story on the Campos family on Sunday. We're glad Mrs. Campos is doing well, and congratulate all the people who had a hand in her recovery. We're also glad to hear that Liz Teixeira has also recovered. Here's to everyone feeling well. We're both tired of hearing about people suffering. At the risk of getting a "speeding ticket to hell," would someone please ask God, "What tha...?"


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Too bad, the FOX channel had so many ads during the Saints-Eagles football game that we didn't get to see Brian Whalen's grand-nephew flip the coin. Nick Whalen is 12 years old, and was burned severely in a bonfire last year. He was picked to toss the coin, but was cut out with commercials. Bah humbug! We're hoping his folks got a video of it. The national anthem was axed, too. Anything for money.


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We end with a quote from Kiefer Sutherland of "24": "If you're bored, it means you're boring." Think about it.




• Carolyn Tate and Maizie Harris Jesse are longtime Carson City residents. Write to them at editor@nevadaappeal.com.

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