Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Tigger is Deaded

8:03 PM by Sonny Vegas

Bad news everybunny....

Paul Winchell, a ventriloquist, inventor and children's TV show host best known for creating the lispy voice of Winnie the Pooh's animated friend Tigger, has died. He was 82.

Winchell died Friday morning in his sleep at his Moorpark home, Burt Du Brow, a television producer and close family friend, told the Los Angeles Times.
Over six decades, Winchell was a master ventriloquist — bringing dummies Jerry Mahoney and Knucklehead Smiff to life on television — and an inventor who held 30 patents, including one for an early artificial heart he built in 1963.

But he was perhaps best known for his work as the voice of the lovable tiger in animated versions of A.A. Milne's "Winnie the Pooh" — with his trademark "T-I-double grrrr-R."
Winchell first voiced Tigger in 1968 for Disney's "Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day," which won an Academy Award for best animated short film, and continued to do so through 1999's "Winnie the Pooh: Seasons of Giving."


I am so sad.

Saturday, June 25, 2005

Thanks, Tech Wench!

2:35 PM by Nicky Vegas

Among my most lovely of future ex-wives is Tech Wench, the creator of this way cool blog skin.

Apparently Blogger, being kinda evil, arbitrarily added some sort of techno-crapola-code to all the blogs that did not feature their premade templates. This upset the Wench something fierce and you DON'T wanna upset the Wench!

I know nuthin' about this stuff. I do know that she came in & fixed whatever was wrong with the thing and this blog is as happy as ever. Thanks, kid.

Now if I could get the rest of my good-for-nothing brothers to actually contribute and post once in awhile. I swear I do all the work to promote this fantastic little group of ours. Zeesh!

Thursday, June 23, 2005

Out of the Hospital, but Not Out of the Woods

9:29 AM by Nicky Vegas

Bobby was released from the hospital last Saturday, but he's still got a high fever and a few other icky symptoms. He's been too tired to check all his e-mails and will be limited to bed rest for a good while longer.

He has noticed quite a few e-mails from our fans and he asked me to say a big THANK YOU to everyone for the well-wishes.

All the Vegas Brothers wish Bobby the best and hope he can stop being sick and start making audiences sick again very soon.

There'll be some more VB news and posts here this week. We've got to tend to a few of these needs first.

Monday, June 13, 2005

Send Brother Bobby Vegas Some Love

9:11 PM by Nicky Vegas

Bobby Vegas I know he hasn't come around much of late. In his defense, he's pretty sure that "computers" are just large "calculators" and therefore he still uses the pocket-sized calculator he got in a cereal box instead of the nice computer sittin' on his desk. What was I talkin' about? Oh yeah.

Our beloved brother, Bobby, has taken ill and is gonna be in the hospital for a little bit. I'm not sure what the what is, but I think he's feeling out of sorts from "loving a woman that wasn't clean." Damn, I love that Bad Santa flick!

Anyway, if you, our loyal readers and fans wouldn't mind, please send a get well e-mail to Bobby. Don't bother leaving a comment for him here. He's an e-mail guy for now and not a blogging guy. He's afraid of blogging. He thinks "blogging" the wrong person is what got him all sick in the first place.

By the way, Shecky wants to know if we still hafta pay you your share of the dough for our gig this week if you can't make it. What an insensitive jerk! Of course we don't hafta pay you. We'll just lie and tell you that the money got stolen by a cocktail waitress. You'll never know!

Get well soon, Bobby!

Let Me Hear You Say, "LANCE!"

3:27 PM by Nicky Vegas

Everybody bug that overly fluffy, glitter-gulch of a brother of mine, Lance to get in here and tell us a story. I doubt he'll ever have anything interesting or intelligent to say, but he's always good for a laugh. ( E-Mail )

Sonny apparently only knows how to leave comments so I can't count on him to keep this blog happening.

Shecky is in a meeting or an intervention or something like that so I doubt he'll be talking to our fans any time soon.

Bobby bought his computer so he could play Minesweeper whenever he wants. I'm still working on him though.

Thursday, June 09, 2005

Can You Hear Me Now?

11:17 AM by Nicky Vegas

OK, you RUMMIES! I've heard from a couple of sources that we've got our photo problems all fixed like a cat in a shelter. So no more crabbin' about the place. The older posts will still have a few issues regarding pictures but who the heck cares? We're all about the future here!

Anyway, thanks to everyone who helped spread the word about our recent shows. I can't say if anyone showed up because of your diligence (Dig me, I said, "DILIGENCE"!) but we all appreciate the effort.

By the way, if I sent you a Vegas Brothers photo for your troubles I'd like to hear if you got it in the mail. The Post Office sucks donkey meat these days and I can't be sure everything gets where it should be going.

Our next show is a private thing for some corporate group. Sometime after that we've got a theatre gig in Peoria. And they said we'd never play in Peoria!

Monday, June 06, 2005

Thanks to All

12:28 PM by Nicky Vegas

Many thanks again to everyone who did their part to promote our upcoming shows. I can't say how much you did or didn't help the cause, but I can say that all the Brothers appreciate you spreading the word (if not your legs) for us.

We'll be sure to keep you posted about new shows and all that crapola. SOON we will have a link up here so you can get your own Vegas Brothers T-Shirts. Really.

In case you were wondering the shows went very well. I believe that talent scouts from Letterman, Leno, and Conan were in attendance. We told them all to talk a walk. The Vegas Brothers can't be paraded around like circus freaks on second-rate crap shows! We can be rented however, and are always ready to do a show for your corporate group, theatre, or dirty little hole-in-the-wall.

I hear we've been bought out for some corporate gig on the 15th of this month. I guess I'll have to shower. It would be easier to use the bathroom in the trailer if Lance wasn't ALWAYS looking at himself in the mirror all the time!

Thursday, June 02, 2005

Yeah, Baby!

7:12 PM by Nicky Vegas

Crabigale's Be There!