Monday, December 15, 2008

almost Christmas

Wow, friends and Neighbors, how is everyone?

Been awhile since I posted. Changes everywhere as my sometimes agent Barry Ball says.
The cruise industry is not using as many acts as before, and the audiences do not seem to laugh at political stuff.

But, on the Blessings side, all is well, my wife Cindy and our four legged beast Nixie are all well.
Headed to Aruba today and typing with a mashed end of my left finger. It smarts!
Have fun, and if shoes head to your head, duck!

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Obama and McCain supporter

It was the birthday of Mark Merchant yesterday, Oct. 3, 2008. He is 54 years young.
Fifty is the new 35,  65 is the new 40 and Dead is the new Alive!

Hope all are well and life is great for you. Enjoying the sunshine with not a drop of rain in 
the Atlanta area. Enjoying and savoring the moments of fun and love with my wife Cindy.

For my birthday, received from my wife a James Brown DVD, "I got the Feelin'"
This concert was recorded in Boston in April of 1968 right after Dr. King was killed.
James Brown as the ultimate showman kept the crowd in a funky soul mood and dealt
with overzealous police officers who were trying to clear the stage. Amazing what a calm
voice such an exciting performer possessed.

Cindy also paid for a massage for me from Karin, of Gwinnett Muscular Pain Center. A legit massage beats almost everything. An illegitimate massage beats everything.

Be well friends and family and fans. Thanks for the laughter and love!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Great evening in Washington, at

Sept. 20, 2008

Hello friends, audiences and unhappy Pisscopalians:

It was lovely and Blessed Summer entertaining in Alaska and in Europe on the wonderful cruise ships of Crystal and Celebrity. The summer was bookended with a wonderful show in Washington State at the winery of Faire Le Pont. Friends I met on Regent cruises, Debe' and Doug Brazil turned a fruit staging warehouse into a gorgeous winery and restaurant.
I entertained with Alonzo, George "W" and Wing Tip Shu.

If you are in Washington, or just want some wonderful wine check out their site.
Included is a photo of Marko and his other girl, Nixie. Nothing wrong is happening here.
Let me also take this time to endorse John McCain for president of the United States.
I do not like everything about him, but compared to the socialist leanings of Barrack Hussein Obama, it is a hands down dunk.

Be well, and write often!

Mark Merchant

Friday, September 5, 2008

Fondled by Paula Deen

Sept. 5, 2008

In Seattle, where the Celeb Infinity is berthed.
Paula Deen and her entourage of hungry fans were our guests and they were perfect.

In the elevator, Paula Deen fondled my chest. Still getting over the incredible buzz!
On to the new cruise!

Mark and Wing Tip Shu

Friday, August 29, 2008

One month, no Blog

August 29, 2008 in lovely Seattle.
How does this round eye lost SAT scoring white boy let one month go by without blogging and saying hello to his friends and fans? Not certain of the answer but it involves the gravitational pull of the earth and the Van Allen  belt of cosmic energy.
Back on the Celebrity Infinity and three weeks of Alaska cruises.

In the meantime, went to Europe for eight days on the Crystal Symphony. Helsinki, was lovely and fun.

Wife is super, the dog is great and Cindy and I are adopting a Swedish nympho.
Photo of my fav kid, Beren.
Be well, Marko and Wing Tip Shu

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Ketchikan again

The Salmon capital of the world is beautiful today, July 23, 2008.

The shows on the Millennium of Celebrity Cruises have been successful and the wonderful wife, Cindy, has been Mark's guest. We got to dine with friends in Skagway, Juneau, and today my new friend in Ketchikan

Rots o Ruv to you,

Wing Tip Shu

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Skagway hotties

It is July 15, 2008, and my buddy Marko and his child bride Cindy and their lovely tour guide Alice Cyr had a wonderful day in Skagway and Dyea. We went to a cemetery, and the dead do speak, they said, "Hey quit walking on  me Dude!"

A lovely picnic courtesy of Alice was had on the beach and some brown bears tried to attack, but Mark fended them off by displaying his red shirt. The bears laughed and ran away. The forest service officer said Mark is not allowed to torment the bears with this Red Gay shirt.

We are going to have dinner at the Stow a Way, where Harrison Ford ate last week. Our Nixie girl dog had to have the lampshade on her neck, as she was chewing at the spot on her right hindquarter  where a small wart was removed. Mark is crazy with anxiety, and has to be medicated. Fortunately, Ralf, the live in boyfriend of Tina Cyr gave him some medicine. But, Mark is still crazy and his wife is sooo kind to him and woke him up with a smile.
Ruvery Day everyone, from Wing Tip Shu

Monday, July 14, 2008

Monday in the Capital City of Alaska

Hello, friends, fans and Dr. Brown.

It is a lovely semi-overcast day here in Juneau, the only US capital not accessible by automobile, unless you count Honolulu.
The lovely Cindy, wife of Mark, and stepmother to me Wing Tip Shu is here on the Millennium, a fine vessel from Celebrity Cruises.
The shows have gone so well, the staff is nice and lots of accolades came my way.

Cindy and Mark got massaged today at Alaskan Therapeutic Massage by Kristin. They have enjoyed a sandwich at Valentine's and are off to visit Ranger John  of the US Forest Service.

Be well, stay happy

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Eureka, in Mesquite, Nevada

Hi there friends, fans and others.

Mark and I had a save, long and delayed flight from Atlanta to Las Vegas. But, the key word is safe. Delta flight 1091 changed numbers, and then was delayed three hours and thirty minutes.
Again, too Blessed to be stressed as I got here, and my buddies in their respective suitcases.
About an hour and a half drive to Mesquite, basically on I-15 in the Equinox, courtesy of Hertz.
It is about the hottest place I have  been in my entire life.
Two shows today for the VIP slot players. That sure has an interesting ring to it, pulling those slot handles is a Very Important Person activity.
Looking forward to the shows, and the cuisine in Mesquite.

Monday, July 7, 2008

This huge bald eagle in Ketchikan almost hit me!

Wing tip Shu

why won't this blog post videos?

It is July 7, and I am preparing to travel to Las Vegas and perform at the Eureka Casino in Mesquite.
Having a hard time getting this weblog to publish ANY videos?

What can I be doing wrong?

Trying once again to send this video.

Wing Tip Shu

Sunday, July 6, 2008

faNS in Seattle


INDEPENDENCE DAY in the USA, and I am at the Seattle airport.
Let see if this posts!

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Happy July 4!

What a stress free travel day from Seattle to Atlanta, on Delta 172.
Great Infinity guests at the airport, and they were so much fun.

Headed to Atlanta!

Wing Tip

Wednesday, July 2, 2008


As my friends in my Bill W meeting say, "God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change...and the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference."

Accept that idiots will sometimes not find you funny, and move on with life!
Great day in Ketchikan, Alaska, the Salmon capital of the world!
Have a great Independence Day!

Wing Tip

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

the politically correct ARE idiots!

Well, the month of July is upon us in the year of 2008. Wonderful shows here on the Infinity, and great audience members onstage with me. The first show, two Dentists, and as some of you know. in my past and still today, I am a Registered Dental Hygienist!
The second show, an Asian man, who is a pediatrician, Dr. Kim and his school teacher Caucasian wife. Even their little girl joined in the fun. Just great times!

Of course, the Cruise Director did let me know one poor misguided soul felt maligned by my one mild Hillary joke. I heard another guest say to her: "Tough S**T."  Sounds like the answer I was awaiting. She of course, also thought the fact I have a Black character and I am white is soo troubling. Hello, Lady, wake up and smell the funny!

Another brush with the PC people, as I will be working a casino in Mesquite, the Eureka on July 9 and 10. The people in charge just realized I have an Asian character, DUH! The owner of the casino is Chinese. Had to have a conference call to assure everyone it will be fine.
What happened to the ability to laugh? As Don Sherman says, "Be the leader, let them know what is funny!" Meanwhile, enjoy this photo of two imported children from China!
Rots of Ruv,


Sunday, June 29, 2008

Don Sherman the complete comic

On board the Celebrity Infinity, and working with the legendary Don Sherman. This man was profiled in  the Wall Street Journal as a fine working pro.

He is a legend in comedy. Chief writer for the Joey Bishop show and wrote the series, Barney Miller. His daughter, Amy, created the show, "Gilmore Girls"

What a delight to work with this man. To listen to him is the equilavent, or is it equivalent of a Masters Degree in comedy. A show tonight for the masses on the Infinity.

Love working Celebrity cruises. The goons at Regent Seven Seas canceled ALL acts on their cruises, so it is all production shows all the time. Enjoy that thrill!

Mark and I have a show this evening. Go China!

W. Bush gets a tattoo!

On June 24, 2008

In Juneau, Alaska, which is not JEW NO, and is the capital of the 49th State in the USA, George W. was in town. In between his search for oil, he got a tattoo at Pair o Dice Tattoo on Seward Street.

Steve-0 is the tattoo artist and he had a lovely, "Condi Baby" tattoo applied to the forearm of our President.

Enjoy with a lovely fortune cookie!

Sunday, June 22, 2008

June 22, 2008
 Sitka, Alaska on the Celebrity Infinity, entertaining a great group of guests.
A fine massage delivered to my partner, Mark Merchant, via Tess Heyburn in Sitka.
Tess lost her house last year to an airplane crashing into it.

Be grateful, give thanks, and laugh for crying out loud.