Sunday, September 9th was National Grandparents Day and September is National Grandparents Month. I thought everybody should know because like many I tend to get involved in the struggles of everyday life and forget those that are most important to me.
This year's Oscar producers, Adam Shankman and Bil Mechanic, were so dedicated to the quixotic task of luring in young viewers, that we were given a show full of presenters that appeared to have gone through puberty during the rehearsals.
His genius for writing changed my life because I got to speak his lines -- lines that were so good they'll be with us for a long time; but his immense talent for being good company -- that's a light that's gone out.
Mostly a writer behind the scenes, Larry had the timing and performance of a great standup. I will miss his writing, but most of all I will miss him. A good guy with a brilliant sense of humor and great human compassion.