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The Miss America runner-up…


Good morning, Netizens...


I did not watch the Miss America contest. In fact I cannot recall a time in my life when I watched it ever for a remarkable number of reasons which I will perhaps elucidate later on. However, there was one contestant that left me speechless, laughing and stomping my feet (which probably woke up half the house at this ungodly hour of the morning) with good humor.


Miss Arkansas, Alyse Eady, stole the Miss America show, in my opinion and should have won the show for sheer cheek and perhaps even talent. I come from the Paul Winchell and Jerry Mahoney generation of ventriloquism, which tells you a lot about my age, but this link pretty much says it all.


I know from having interviewed an aspiring ventriloquist upon several occasions back in my college days that creating and throwing your voice for one dummy is quite an accomplishment, let alone for two dummies while singing a pop-western song. Like any good ventriloquist, however, I didn't see Mz. Eady's lips move once.



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