Dick Summer WBZ-- One Hen Two Ducks

Kevin Vahey kvahey@tmail.com
Sun Dec 21 20:32:51 EST 2003

Didn't Dick get fired ar BZ for playing Sgt Pepper hours before the 
official release?

On Sun, 21 Dec 2003 8:27pm, Donna Halper wrote:
> At 11:28 AM 11/5/2002 +0000, you wrote:
>> I woke up early this morning (4:00 AM) and tuned in WBZ. Morgan White 
>> Jr was
>> filling in for Steve LeVeille and was playing one of his many trivia 
>> games.
>> This one centered on identifying various items based on the numbers 
>> 1-2-3. (How
>> quickly they forget--a spreadsheet program wasn't one of the items.) 
>> One of the
>> items was a piece that Dick Summer claims to have authored and which 
>> Summer
>> used repeatedly on his WBZ program back in the '60s.
> Nah, he didn't author it.  It came from Vaudeville, and was called the 
> Tibetan Memory Trick in later versions-- but he did make it popular as 
> the "Nightlight Password" and if you recited it, he gave you a prize-- 
> I always tried to call, but never got through...  Too bad I wasn't 
> listening this morning, because I can absolutely recite it even today:  
> Oh, one hen, two ducks, 3 squawking geese, 4 limerick oysters, 5 
> corpulent porpoises, 6 pair of Don Alverso's tweezers, seven thousand 
> Macedonians in full battle array, 8 brass monkeys from the ancient 
> sacred crypts of Egypt, 9 apathetic sympathetic diabetic old men on 
> roller skates with a marked propensity for procrastination and sloth... 
> (deep breath!)  TEEEEEN lyrical spherical diabolical denizens of the 
> deep who all haul around the corner of the quo of the quay of the 
> queasy at the very same time (toot toot)

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