BY JAY K. JOHNSON -
Journalized rants and ramblings from a fragmented ventriloqual mind.
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Ooops - I intended to place my comment here, but it somehow ended up underneath your iBondage post instead - please ignore or delete that one since this is actually where it should beDear Mr.Johnson (and Bob): I am greatly looking forward to finally being able to see this show, as I missed it live, much to my dismay. I may have to wait until the DVD releases, though (and you can read my comments on that on your Two and Only facebook page that I followed the link from to check out the app.) However, I am hoping you can help me with finding a bit of your previous work that I've been trying to track down for what seems like eons now. Sometime back in the 80's I had captured a BETAMAX recording of an appearance you two made on A&E's Evening at the Improv (at least. I think it was that show, but I suppose it could have been another variety sort or different stand up show) where you were educating Bob on the proper conjugation of the English verb "to dig" after his response to your question "Can you dig it? " was "yeah I can dug it!" That was one of the greatest things I had ever seen in terms of the cleverness and material on one end and just pure talent that I couldn't see your lips moving on the other. I liked it so much that I even managed to save that little clip by dubbing it over to VHS format when the Betamax went the way of the Dodo and would enjoy watching that from time to time along with the episodes of Emergency One! that also lived on that particular tape. Unfortunately, one of the best things that happened to me was also one of the worst, when the Dodgers won the World Series in 1988, because the tape I happened to shove into the VCR to capture the victory celebrations was not labeled, and I only realized what I had done upon replaying it and seeing the intro to the show right before a cut to the locker room at Dodger Stadium and the flowing champagne replaced the clip I had so painstakingly preserved for so long. So while I will never regret being so True Blue that I got to witness the greatest moment in all of LA Sports history with that Gibson miracle home run in a miracle season, I do regret being unaware of how to prevent a tape being erased in my enthusiasm by popping out that stupid little tab until it was too late. Is there ANYONE ANYWHERE that can help me reclaim that clip of you guys doing that bit? Even with the back episodes on Hulu of that show, they seem to be only offering a selection rather than the complete anthology of episodes, and I cannot find it after years of searching. I will happily purchase a DVD if it appears on a collection, but I can't seem to find one for sale, I think I've even dropped a similar note on a previous blog or some point of sale for two and only tickets somewhere before...Even though I will always have the memory, I would love to share it with my friends when they roll their eyes at the word "ventriloquist." Any help would be appreciated here, even if its just a permission slip that might let me borrow or get a copy of the tape from a library archive somewhere. Most things I can find on the net even if it takes a couple years, but this one thing has eluded me even longer than when I went to track down my old seventh grade teachers to thank them for their passionate efforts after they had long moved away. Losing that clip is turning out to be the tragedy I had feared it would be when I tried to reassure myself that I wouldn't miss it once I learned what I had done. If you can rescue me from kicking myself every time I think of it, I would be eternally grateful. Cheers! Thanks, Ai-Ling Logan
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