gradner

A woman who used to be Pan Am flight attendant came into the store today and told me that Gilda Radner and Gene Wilder were on her flight, about two months before Gilda died.

She had basically just sat as Gilda spilled her whole life story to her for two hours.  She said Gilda was very grounded and down-to-earth, and just looking for someone to talk to.

She said she had no idea who she was talking to, and it was only after she had told Gene Wilder that he was funny, “did you know that?”, and had landed that she realized who they were.

Incredible.

Micheal Brown, Eric Gradner, Trayvon Martin....

These topics really get to me because I feel these people. I don’t think these boys should of died. AT ALL! If they actually stole or were up to know good, they still didn’t need to be shot, especially for a swisher that cost a dollar. People at the mall that steal 500 dollar glasses don’t even get shot or go to jail, so these boys didn’t deserve it. If they did “attack” the cop it still doesn’t give the cop the option to shoot because they were unarmed. Rapest, murders, etc don’t get shot, why did they?

With the whole ferguson and other cities who are revoltin, I hope you guys keep safe. I don’t believe rioting is the answer because more people are getting hurt as well, but we all take a stand in our own way.

Gilda Radner did a show at the Met, like a live show, and I would rent the VHS of it every two weeks. I don’t know why it didn’t occur to me to ask someone to buy it for me. But I rented it until I broke it. I learned all of the words. I also did that when I saw Rachel Dratch and Tina Fey do their two-person show to get Lorne Michaels to see that Tina could be on Saturday Night Live as a performer. I learned every single line like a psycho in the back of the UCB Theatre and I would just like mouth it along with them. If Tina sees me, she asks for more security detail for that reason.
—  Jessica St. Clair’s First Comedy Heroes