WE ALWAYS THOUGHT BOB NEWHART HAD GOOD TASTE
we are as proud as a platypus for our blog buddy mad kane, whom bob newhart hand-picked to win the 2008 robert benchely award for humor.
mr. benchley himself wasn't available for judging, having died in 1945, but had he been, we are sure he would have agreed w/bob and given mad the award.
mad tells us:
back in june i was thrilled to announce that i was a 2008 robert benchley society award for humor competition finalist. (the humor column that got me onto the finalists list is guide for the opera impaired.)be sure to visit mad kane's site for a look at the hand-written note bob newhart sent to her, which, we are sure, will pull in a pretty penny on ebay!
well, i’m now beyond thrilled because bob newhart, the finalists judge, picked me as the first prize winner.
mr. newhart even sent me a handwritten personal note (reproduced below) explaining why he named me for the top robert benchley society humor award.
right now i’m verging on euphoria —a dangerous condition for a satirist. but just to be mentioned in the same sentence as mr. benchley and mr. newhart is almost beyond comprehension.
congrats, mad! we are so happy for you!