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RIP Bob Thomas

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by HanSenSE, Mar 14, 2014.

  1. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    Served in seven decades as AP's man in Hollywood, which deserves some recognition here. Also on the scene when RFK was killed.

  2. Bubbler

    Bubbler Well-Known Member

    Whew! I thought you were talking about the ex-Bears kicker.
  3. cranberry

    cranberry Well-Known Member

    I interviewed Henny Youngman one hot Friday afternoon in the summer of 1983, riding along with him in a limo taking him from mIdtown to a comedy club in Wesport, Conn. I was 25 and in my first year at AP. Henny made us stop at Carnegie Deli for a tongue sandwich. Traffic out of town was at a standstill. He got surlier by the minute. About halfway through what should have been an hour trip to Westport that took four hours, I was struggling to keep the discussion going. Finally, he stops and says, "How come they didn't send Bob Thomas, anyway?"

    Bob was a wire service legend.

  4. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    I thought the same but figured "too early" to post it
  5. Bubbler

    Bubbler Well-Known Member

    Sorry to work your corners.
  6. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    I misread it as "Rob Thomas," frontman for Matchbox 20.
  7. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    I've always been too afraid to ask if "tongue" really means that.
  8. joe

    joe Active Member

    Was it 3 a.m. when you read the thread title? Were you being so smooth?
  9. cranberry

    cranberry Well-Known Member

    Yes it does. Flavor comes from high fat content, he told me. .... My lede was, "Henny Youngman is what he eats."
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