I saw Red once a long time ago passing through the airport, he was tired and rather grumpy that day, but that didn't stop me from enjoying his films anymore.
Shemoeley ... since this is the "Nitpicker's" board, please allow me to pick your statement apart:
Over this past weekend I had the pleasure of meeting and greeting a former writer for the Red Skelton Show, late 50's to early 60's period, and now I see this post about the show-how ironic.
The term ironic is so misused in the media and TV, its no wonder you misused it too. Irony deals with opposites, not coincidences. Just because you spoke to a writer for Red Skelton and I made a post referencing him, its not ironic, its a coincidence. If two football players from the same hometown, yet drafted by different teams, receive the same uniform numbers, its not ironic, its a coincidence. Irony means, (quote) A state of affairs that is the reverse of what was to be expected; a result opposite to, and in mockery of, the appropriate result. (unquote) If a diabetic, on his way to buy insulin, is killed by a truck that is delivering insulin, that would be ironic. If a Kurd, fleeing Saddam Hussein's army in the wilderness, is crushed and killed by a parachute drop of humanitarian aid, that would be precisly ironic.
Sorry about the np, but I couldn't resist ... besides, these things have bothered me for a long time, and its good to vent now and then.