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Ed Champion Has Left the Building

Reading this, I suddenly recalled the old TV show Taxi, which boasted a rather remarkable cast - Judd Hirsch, Danny Devito, Andy Kaufman, Christopher Lloyd, Marilu Henner, etc. Other than Hirsch's character, all of the cabbies of the Sunshine Cab Company were only driving a cab to pay the bills as they worked toward their dream career - professional boxer, actress, writer, etc. The cabbies were always sitting around dreaming of the day when they'd make it big in their dream career and finally be able to quit the drudgery of driving a cab. One day, Devito's curmudgeonly character Louie finally gets fed up with such idle pondering, and makes the following pronouncement (I'm paraphrasing here):

"Of all the years I've worked here, there's only one cabbie who ever made it 'out' of this place - James Caan."

After the cabbies smile and look at each other in wonderment, as if thinking that if Caan did it then so could they, Louie bursts their speculative bubble by adding:

"But don't worry. He'll be back."

Enjoy your time away from the blogosphere, Mr. Champion, but don't worry - you'll be back.

December 18, 2007 in Weblogs | Permalink

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