Bob Hope, Dead at 100 :(

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  1. GENERAL_FEL Jedi Knight

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    Feb 10, 2001
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    Well, we all knew it was going to happen. The legendary entertainer, icon, and hero died this morning. May he truly rest in peace.

    Thanks for the memory, Bob.


    "Thanks for the memory
    Of candlelight and wine, castles on the Rhine
    The Parthenon and moments on the Hudson River Line
    How lovely it was!

    Thanks for the memory
    Of rainy afternoons, swingy Harlem tunes
    And motor trips and burning lips and burning toast and prunes
    How lovely it was!

    Many's the time that we feasted
    And many's the time that we fasted
    Oh, well, it was swell while it lasted
    We did have fun and no harm done

    And thanks for the memory
    Of sunburns at the shore, nights in Singapore
    You might have been a headache but you never were a bore
    So thank you so much.

    Thanks for the memory
    Of sentimental verse, nothing in my purse
    And chuckles when the preacher said "For better or for worse"
    How lovely it was

    Thanks for the memory
    Of lingerie with lace, Pilsner by the case
    And how I jumped the day you trumped my one-and-only ace
    How lovely it was!

    We said goodbye with a highball
    Then I got as "high" as a steeple
    But we were intelligent people
    No tears, no fuss, Hooray! For us

    So, thanks for the memory
    And strictly entre-nous, darling how are you?
    And how are all the little dreams that never did come true?
    Aw'flly glad I met you, cheerio, and toodle-oo
    And thank you so much.

    Thanks for the memory
    Of things I can't forget, journeys on a jet
    Our wond'rous week in Martinique and Vegas and roulette
    How lucky I was

    And thanks for the memory
    Of summers by the sea, dawn in Waikiki
    We had a pad in London but we didn't stop for tea
    How cozy it was

    Now since our breakup I wake up
    Alone on a gray morning-after
    I long for the sound of your laughter
    And then I see the laugh's on me

    But, thanks for the memory
    Of every touch a thrill, I've been through the mill
    I've lived a lot and learned a lot, you loved me not and still
    I miss you so much

    Thanks for the memory
    Of how we used to jog even in a fog
    That barbecue in Malibu, away from all the smog
    How rainy it was

    Thanks for the memory
    Of letters I destroyed, books that we enjoyed
    Tonight the way things look, I need a book by Sigmund Freud
    How brainy he was

    Gone are those evenings on Broadway
    Together we'd go to a great show
    But now I begin with the Late Show
    And wish that you were watching, too

    I know it's a fallacy
    That grown men never cry, baby, that's a lie
    We had our bed of roses, but forgot that roses die
    And thank you so much"
  2. QueenOverVader Jedi Knight

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    Jun 27, 2002
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    I grew up watching Bob Hope. I've always thought he was hilarious & such a wonderful entertainer! His movies were the clean kind that I've enjoyed sharing w/ Ashton, & they were slapstick enough for him to get a good laugh out of them also. His type of talent & spirit are rare in Hollywood now a days.
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