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Bedford Ramblings
Steve Mills

eBay can sure make the world small

Posted Friday, March 18, 2011, at 12:31 AM
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  • I had a similar experience once. I have a couple of old posts on my personal blog about the late comedian Grady Nutt, wondering why no one's ever re-released his material on CD. To this day, even though the posts are years old, they still get traffic from people searching for Nutt on the web. I got a really nice e-mail once from his grandson.

    Nutt, for those of you who might not remember, was a Baptist minister who did standup comedy about religious themes and topics, including the lighter side of being a minister.

    For a while, he was a regular on "Hee Haw," telling one of his stories every week, and he shot a pilot for a sitcom which wasn't picked up but which aired one summer as a special. Tragically, he died in a plane crash, far too young.

    My all-time favorite story of his was "The Tea Totallers," about a preacher's family hosting a visiting evangelist for an everything-has-got-to-be-perfect Sunday dinner at which one of the children knocks over a glass of tea. You have to hear Nutt tell the story, which is both screamingly funny and a wonderful little fable about what's really important.

    -- Posted by Jicarney on Mon, Mar 21, 2011, at 2:03 PM
  • When you first said his name I knew I had heard him but could not place him. Yes, he did have some great stories and how amazing he could do it without a bunch of expletives.

    I've had responses about gardening and our pets from folks overseas, so you never know what you will get when you post on here.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Mon, Mar 21, 2011, at 9:02 PM
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