Stream of Consciousness Browsing Leads to Ancient Treasure

I was enjoying some radio drama over at the World’s Smallest Blog, and I found this little ad:

 Jack Webb look so young, healthy and vital with that smoldering Chesterfield, doesn’t he?  Sure he does.

But then I thought, “Wait, didn’t that guy with the voice of a dump truck rolling out of a gravel pit die of lung cancer?”

So, off to Wikipedia!

Nope – not cancer.  Heart attack, brought on by smoking.  Oh, well…can’t be right all the time.  But scanning the Wikipedia page, I found a mention of this all-time gem from Jack Webb and Johnny Carson:

Thanks, Ukuleledave!


Author: Paul Krendler

The Thinking Man's Zombie

8 thoughts on “Stream of Consciousness Browsing Leads to Ancient Treasure”

  1. According to the ad, he smoked two packs a day as a young man. Watch those old Dragnet TV shows and see how often he smokes. Just about every actor in his day smoked. Most every radio guy of a certain age smoked -- to develop that deep, healthy sounding voice.

    1. On one of the classic radio shows -- "Suspense", I think -- they solved a murder mystery by noticing the ashtray was empty.

    2. LOL I Naturally have a extremely deep voice deeper than most men. I don't drink much and I've never smoked. I sound pretty decent singing bluegrass


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