Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Dick Van Dyke Birthday

You know him as Rob Petrie or Dr. Mark Sloan and from movies such as Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Mary Poppins. Dick Van Dyke was born December 13, 1925, the actor and comedian will be celebrating his 83rd birthday. We have many of his films available as well the award winning Dick Van Dyke Show and Diagnosis Murder. He put together a treasury of classroom laughter in “Those Funny Kids!” a 1978 edition, which includes a joke about Reedsburg.
On page 66 in our large print edition, you will find this joke
“Discipline is basically a parent’s job, it seems to me, and yet many parents either look to the school to do it, or shirk the job entirely. In Reedsburg, Wisconsin, the principal summoned an eighth grade boy’s parents to a conference and explained that their son was a real problem, adding, “You’ll just have to let him grow up if he is to amount to anything. Does he have any responsibilities at home at all? Why, yes replied his mother. He has to brush his teeth”.

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