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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Supernatural CelebriGum

At first glance, the following photo may seem to depict only the gum, and not a celebrity.

However, several leading psychics and paranormal experts have assured me that it actually shows the ghost of the late Norman Fell*.

Look at the gum picture again.  Can you make out a vaguely Fellian splotch or haze?  Me neither, but the experts have spoken.

Is the ghost of the beloved actor condemned to wander the earth, tortured by the knowledge that despite his fine work in films such as "The Graduate," "Bullitt," and "Catch-22," to most people he'll forever be known as Mr. Roper from "Three's Company"?  What relief can he really expect to find on this bleak stretch of West 53rd Street?    

And yet, I hope that the inclusion of this mysterious photo in CelebriGum will somehow bring peace to Mr. Fell's restless spirit.   

*One psychic suggested that we might be looking at the ghost of the late Bob Denver, but c'mon, that's clearly not Bob Denver.


  1. I'm amazed at how many splotches of old gum there are on the sidewalk. And to think there are more grains of sand on all the beaches of the world than there are splotches of gum on the sidewalks of New York. Amazing.