Thursday, March 13, 2008

Sit Right Back and You'll Hear a Tale...

It was all the rage on the late night talk shows last night... That's right, I'm sure you've all heard it by now too.

Dawn Wells, who portrayed Mary Ann on Gilligan's Island, was arrested and pled guilty to DUI and possession of gonja.

I must admit... I'm shocked AND appalled. I remember as a small lad rushing in the house off of the school bus to plant myself in front of the tube and be regaled with humourous tales of woe from our trapped castaways. You remember those days. And now... some 20+ years later I find this out? About one of our childhood favorites?

As I say... shocked and appalled. She's been living in Driggs all this time and I never even knew it? I thought my friends from Driggs would've kept me better informed! Just what is the world coming to... *sigh*

At least she wasn't the subject of this article. You know... Kansas isn't all that far from Nebraska... you don't suppose there's some connection to the recent disappearance of KTM... do you?


Blogger Sunshine said...

You're just mad she didn't call you and share her doobie stash.

3/13/2008 8:56 AM  
Blogger Beth said...

Ha! Sunshine's a crack-up. I loved Gilligan's Island. I always figured Gilligan for a pothead. Humph. Humph is my new one. It's replacing blargh. Just announcing here. I reserve the right to still use blargh at will.

3/13/2008 1:01 PM  
Blogger fermicat said...

It's OK. Ginger probably smokes, too. Who hasn't?

But yeah, who'da thunkit that MaryAnn lives in Idaho? I figured they all retired and lived out their days in SoCal.

3/13/2008 8:09 PM  
Blogger LL said...

Yeah... Driggs is COLD! One summer (95ish) they had a grand total of 35 frost free days...

Now Sunny... why would I want her to share her stash? I might just be bogartin' my own!

Beth-- Bob was busted for it too...
Humph? Really? Replacing a good gutterral sound like blargh with a humph? At least you could have used Auch! instead. ;)

3/13/2008 9:42 PM  
Blogger Kathleen said...

I thought I left a comment...weird.

I read the article and I'm trying to figure out what kind of friends made the birthday girl drive herself home, which is what got her into this predicament.

3/14/2008 7:09 AM  
Blogger mr. schprock said...

I haven't been so shocked since they discovered the professor's meth lab.

3/14/2008 10:32 AM  
Blogger MW said...

Fermi: It's OK. Ginger probably smokes, too. Who hasn't?

Well, there are a few of us disgustingly dull goody-two-shoe types who haven't (sad to say). Of course, I despise regular old cigarettes with every fiber of my being, so it only stands to reason that I would dislike all smoking-related habits. Nonetheless, I am sick to death of our Jeckyll-and-Hyde "Puritan" government continually demonizing pot. How can it be any more harmful than sitting in a bar and drinking and smoking heavily at the same time?

LL, believe it or not, the local newspaper ran that disgusting stuck-on-the-toilet story yesterday (I guess they've started printing anything in order to keep from going out of business -- less power to them). I had to stop reading it because I was still eating my bowl of cereal. ;-)

3/14/2008 12:31 PM  
Blogger LL said...

Kath -- Bahhh... it's Idaho. Driving under the influence around here isn't really a crime (or shouldn't be), it's more like a lifestyle.

Mr. S. -- I know... that was shocking, but the most shocking part? It was that cheap knock off Nazi meth, not even the good stuff!

MW -- There are a lot of folks that haven't inhaled, you're not unique. I however don't have such an aversion to cigs that you do. Not much of a smoker myself, but I think it a personal choice. What I'm opposed to is all of the new "laws" making it illegal to smoke in public places (such as restaurants and bars). The only thing that should be required is for the business to post on their front door whether it is a smoking establishment or not.

As for the news article... you let a little toiled humour ruin your breakfast?

3/15/2008 6:59 PM  
Blogger Tink said...

I don't blame her. I'm sure it got pretty boring on that island.

3/17/2008 7:44 AM  
Blogger LL said...

Yeah... I'm sure it's a lot like living in Florida. ;P

3/17/2008 7:46 AM  
Blogger tiff said...

I wouls pay good money to see Thurston Howell the Third stoned.

3/17/2008 11:35 AM  
Blogger LL said...

"Lovie dear!!! Where are the milk duds?"

3/17/2008 3:00 PM  

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