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Posts tagged: Bing Crosby

Headlines That Still Bug Me Department

Yes, we all know that's where he was born. But in the matter of where he was from, well, that's a different story.

A Halloween costume idea

“Who are you supposed to be?”

“Father Chuck O'Malley.”


“You just failed Spokane 101.”


You know the story, of course

But you might not have seen one of these.

He wasn’t really a priest

He just played one in the movies.

North Side kid makes good

I'm just going to assume that you know what's going on here. Besides, that is, Barry Fitzgerald looking at Ingrid Bergman in the same way a lot of male moviegoers did.

I've seen that Oscar Bing is holding. Perhaps you have, too. 

Is Father Chuck in the all-time Top 10?

You know, in a ranking of great movie characters over the years.

Bing and a German shepherd

Some people are scared of this breed, but I've always found them to be pretty reasonable. Don't try anything funny and there's usually no trouble.

I had an elderly neighbor whose shep would jump over the fence while his owner was away. But this dog always let me return him to his yard without incident.

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