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Anaheim, Azusa, and Cuc----amonga

This post follows on the one I wrote about the taxi driver who can't say goodbye. When I was a kid and my dad would play "train" with me and my brother, he would announce the train as leaving for

Anaheim, Azusa, and Cuc----amonga

I was surprised to hear those cities announced in the radio sketch whose link I offered in the next post.

The three cities, not on the same railroad line at all, joined after Benny's death to recognize the comedian.

It turns out that the guy who announces the three cities in Benny's sketches is none other than my cartoon-voice hero, Mel Blanc

If you want to hear the sketch see my post below and click on the mp3 link. It's about 30 minutes long but worth a listen.

Can you imagine days in 1948 when a family would sit and listen to a wooden box play sketches for entertainminent? Think about how far we've come with reality TV and a "war" reported in real-time on multiple channels. Will somebody 60 years from now post nostalgically about the real-time war coverage?