Greetings and salutations from the sand, sun and surf of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and the sunny, quite humid and very warm island of Nantucket! Great to be with you on a muggy Monday morning here at the Hyannis/Hyannis Port Waterfront(s)–the 17th day of August, 2015–expecting to hit near 90 degrees today, with much of the country baking in a virtual oven of our own making…
“…It’s easy to grin, when your ship comes in and you’ve got the stock market beat. But the man worthwhile, is the man who can smile, when his his shorts are too tight in the seat.”
(A timid, nervous laughter and a smattering of claps emanating from the small, uptight crowd gathered at Bushwood Country Club’s private yacht club. “Judge Smails” (played by the late, great Ted Knight), leading the way with that zany, crazy laughter, eventually instructing his wife to “…Christin the sleuth”, to wit “Pookie” got on stage addressing the ‘crowd’, “…I Christen this vessel “The Flying Wasp”, bless her and all who sail on her…”, upon which she struck said vessel with a bottle, immediately breaking off part of the bow to the great sadness and chagrin of the proud owner of the little wooden boat…, screaming at his lazy, useless grandson named after a tennis ball–“Spalding“–“…well don’t just stand there, go and get some glue!” Suddenly, out of nowhere, comes a loud horn. Looking up, the judge notices a large white yacht approaching his precious new treasure at a high rate of speed. Frantically trying to wave it off, he suddenly realizes the owner of the vessel is none other than that undesirable land developer who is trying to ‘become a member of Bushwood Country Club’. The man ‘piloting’ the vessel follows orders, stating loudly and clearly, “…OK, drop anchor!”, releasing a large piece of heavy steel from his bow directly into the hull of the small boat far below it, creating a large hole in the center of the tiny ‘yacht’, effectively destroying it’s nautical future).
“You scratched my anchor!”, bellows Rodney Dangerfield (”Al Czervik” a wealthy land developer) to Ted Knight (Judge Smails) from aboard his stately Bircham cabin cruiser, a 90 foot yacht. This all taking place in the classic 1980 film “Caddyshack”; to wit the only response from founder of Bushwood Country Club was the heavy sobbing and endless tears. His “Flying Wasp” now doomed, sinking fast due to that very large hole put in it by the Bircham’s massive anchor.
This was supposed to be a happy day for the judge, just finishing up his big speech at the yacht club with all of his friends and “loving family members”, such as that obnoxious, no good, spoiled grandson “Spalding”. Indeed, only moments before he was speaking with one of the ‘little people’, an employee, a golf caddy named Danny, who was very interested in becoming part of this grand society. But first he needed a way to get into college. His main goal was to suck up to the judge who was going to be giving away a scholarship to the winner of the annual “caddy tournament” held at the distinctive, exclusive, upper crust country club that Rodney would never be ‘welcomed at’.
A little later that day, Rodney was strolling around the billiard area of the club, when he ran back into his old friend. A heated argument ensued, to wit Smails states, “…I can guarantee you’ll never be a member here at Bushwood!” Rodney’s character quipping back, “…member? I was thinking about buying this dump!”
That being the final straw, the judge mentally snapping. Literally grabbing Rodney by the throat screaming, “…you, you, you!” Rodney just flaying about with that big, goofy, lovable look on his face. After the fight is broken up, Judge Smails looks wildly around the room, shouting out to anyone who would hear his voice, such as his friend, “Dr. Beeper”, insanely pleading, “…you saw it! He was trying to choke me!” Rodney standing up for himself, stating calmly, “…he called me a Orangutan, he thinks I’m his wife”.
Welcome to the 2016 U.S. Presidential reality show TV bonanza; blasting into your living room 24/7 for the next 15 or so months! Enjoy!
Have a nice week ahead folks!
PRESERVE THE WILDERNESS! Peace~M