Monday, September 03, 2007

weekend of repeats: death.. er not...

they're not dead yet...

Last night I asked Mr. Kaos to stop by the local grocery for 1 very important reason (if I'm being honest 2 very important reasons).

Reason #1: It was sunny and gorgeous here yesterday and for some reason I wanted me a good ol' Spring BBQ complete with grilled chicken and corn on the cob.

Reason #2: I drank the last cherry cola (2 of them were flat) and needed more before I had an early morning breakdown.

While he was at the store he found a great deal on something that we need like another whole in my head (for general reference there are a fair number of holes in my head already... I'm like Swiss cheese babies).

He was so excited he called me while leaving the store (a whole 12 blocks away) to tell me he got something so great I was going to burst. He wouldn't tell me what but told me there were 2 (count them 2) of them and I was just going to be beside myself with joy. So joyous in fact that he asked me to come and stand in the front yard so I could receive my exciting Thursday evening surprise immediately upon his arrival. It was so good, so exciting it couldn't even wait the 30 seconds for him to come through the door.

What was this joyous gift? Did he find amazing tropical vacations 2 for the price of one? A summer home and winter cottage all for the low low price of 19.99? No silly.

DVD's!! What DVD's? Only the 1st season of
Soap AND the 1st season of Barney Miller.

Can you even believe the love?

What this prompted though, not love, an illness. Mr. Kaos has a problem which I call the "they aren't dead yet syndrome"

He thinks everyone in Hollywood is dead long before they actually pass. Bringing home two 70's TV shows didn't help. He recalled fondly watching them as a young man and then calmly said how sad it is that Robert Guillaume isn't with us anymore.

CK: He's not dead

MK: Yeah sweetie he died a few years ago

CK: You're doing that thing where you think someone is dead

MK: No, he really is, look it up.

I did. He's alive. I showed Mr. Kaos. He couldn't believe it. I showed him right
here . He voiced a video game this year for pete's sake. He had to give in, I was right (again) he's always thinking people are dead.

MK: What about Angie Dickinson?

CK: No honey, she's not dead.

MK: Can you look it up?


Originally posted March 29, 2007


Lindyloo said...

An oldie but a goodie! I'm enjoying your flashback posts.

flutter said...


My guy can't remember any famous person's name so they all become "That one guy". Which is enormously entertaining when trying to figure out who the hell he is talking about.

Mr. Fabulous said...

But what about Abe Vigoda?

CamiKaos said...

unless something happened in the last 24 hours that I haven't heard about Mr. Vigoda is still ticking...

Nothing happened did it?

mielikki said...

I thought he died a long time ago! This post prompted like discussion the first time you posted it, didn't it? Argh. Now I have to go look and see if the old guy is still alive!

angel said...

damien and i also play "can we look it up"... not because he thinks people are dead when they aren't- but because he asks me a question and then doesn't believe my answer!
so um... did you bbq?

Daveman said...

Barney Miller!? Say it ain't so! I'm envious.

Honestly I miss allot of those old 70s shows and some of the 60s as well.

Anyways - it was the guy they called "FISH" from Barney Miller that's a valid dead guy. I still recall the episode they dedicated to the man. Maybe thats where he got confused?

SOAP? Eh..., it was funny I guess, but I can live without it - LOL. Loved Billy Chrystal in that show. The dude was always funny.

Angie Dickenson is - alive and living an an old folks home (i'm making this up).

CamiKaos said...

Daveman: Don't go messing with the people. Fish was Abe Vigoda. It was Jack Soo (Det. Nick Yemana) that died while the show was still on the air. They dedicated an episode to him.

Abe Vigoda still makes frequent appearances on the Conan O'Brien show.

Oh, The Joys said...

Bringing you Abe Vigoda is LOVE!

Jo Beaufoix said...

Cami I don't know what these shows are, but this post is hilarious.

And girls are nearly aways right.