March 27, 2006

HP salutes Don Knotts: 1924 - 2006

An HP'er on the Immigration protest thread reminded us of a very important point:

"Jesus, Don Knotts died last week and you guys are talking about THIS garbage! "- HP'er Anon

Yes folks, there are things more important than the implosion of the housing bubble, the meltdown of the US financial system, and the corruption of our elected officials.

Don Knotts died.

A moment of silence for this TV and film pioneer. And this immortal Barney Fife gem - might be of use to Bob Toll one day:

"Boys, when that steel door slams shut, that's the end of the happy days. No more fishin', no more ball playin', no more peanut butter sandwiches" - B. Fife, as played by D. Knotts, circa 1960

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

When I watch reruns of mayberry I always wished I lived in that town.
People sitting on their front porch, no crime, taking it easy.

Anonymous said...

Awesome post, thanks.

Anonymous said...

"Jesus, Don Knotts died last week and you guys are talking about THIS garbage! "- HP'er Anon

Perhaps this HP'er is making this statement in reference to the unsubstantiated rumor that D-Not was one of the chief architects of the "New Economy".

Anonymous said...

>> People sitting on their front porch, no crime, taking it easy.

Well, except for the no crime part, you just described most black neighborhoods.

Bake McBride said...

"When I watch reruns of mayberry I always wished I lived in that town.
People sitting on their front porch, no crime, taking it easy. "

To each his own...I would lose my mind in that town ;)

Anonymous said...

Don Knotts got his start after crossing the rio grande as an illegal to gain entrance to EL Norte. If we eliminate illegal immigration, we might accidentally prevent the Don Knotts of the 21st century from becoming a US citizen.

Anonymous said...

"If we eliminate illegal immigration, we might accidentally prevent the Don Knotts of the 21st century from becoming a US citizen."

I'd say the benefit outweighs the cost.

Anonymous said...

Bake mcbride,
Thanks for all your wonderful words of wisdom.
I notice you post here often, even if you got nothin to say.
I was just saying how i wished I lived in that town, use your wise words for something besides a oneliner comment. and that goes for a couple of you other anonomous
a-holes.

Anonymous said...

To Anon 7:00:45 PM,

So what is your point regarding "HP salutes Don Knotts: 1924 - 2006"?

Anonymous said...

Happy afterlife to you Don Notts. The creamiest of the cream of the crop.

dumpBush said...

Great guy, I miss him.

Glad we didn't deport him. that would have been a shame.

Anonymous said...

Don Knott's was his stage name. His real name was 'El Don' Notonio Castillo de Ortega. He was born in a small Mexican village San Agustin Oapan. He was kindnapped at the age of 3 and ended up in a slum of Tijuana where he sold chiclets for food. 23 years wasted away and a Hollywood casting agent on vacation discovered young 'Don' while exiting a donkey show. He was mesmorized by the young man's chiselled leading man features. The rest is history.

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