05 June 2008

Ed McMahon

Ed McMahon, the sidekick from the old Carson-era Tonight Show, is getting foreclosed on.

How does someone like that get behind in payments on a friggin' house? Did he buy one mansion too many?

Ed McMahon. Not just the Tonight Show, either. There was Star Search (which came in between "The Gong Show" and "American Idol" -- every generation gets to laugh at amateurs) and the Publishers' Clearinghouse. Don't folks like that have financial advisers who keep them out of the sort of situation where you can be foreclosed on?

Or is it really possible to run through the kind of money an Ed McMahon must have made in his heyday?

Color me naive, but this story just seems absurd to me.

By the way, I'm trying a new look for this blog. Hope you (idealized reader "you") like it.

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