Way back when I went to see Howard and company in Vegas and stayed at the Hard Rock Hotel where they filmed for the show. I think they stayed there as well. It was interesting seeing all the show characters in real life and saw some of the wack pack (beet is the only one I can remember) and lots and lots of hot chicks. The wild part was how many women I recognized from watching porn. I think that may occur any given weekend but it is definitely cool to see them in person. As a matter of fact, I brought some DVDs to watch in my hotel room and one of the girls I stood next to at a craps table was one of the actresses on the DVD. LOL. Anyway, this is really about my main man, Mr. Arthur Lange. On the first night I was there he was sitting at a bar alone at about 4am. I came up to talk to him and tell him how much I liked him. We talked for a while about this and that, sports mostly. He was really sad-looking at the time but I thought it was the drunkenness. I told him that I thought he was really funny. He looked away and said "Everybody hates me. I'm not funny." I then said "I love ya, man. I think you are super funny, better than Jackie (I've always thought Jackie is just a miserable soul who would burn down an orphanage for paycheck). Anyway, Artie turns around at the bar stool and said "Thanks man, give me a hug." So I hugged his bloated body man-style. (I'm a guy - NO HOMO both me and Artie). When he turned around other people saw him and came over so I sort of got pushed aside and made a quiet exit. So over the course of the next few days, Artie would see me and give me a real quizzical look like he somehow recognized me. He was always plastered too, but he would sort of glance at me for a long moment. I just sort of shook my head at him. I would've talked to him but he was always surrounded by people. So, in my eyes Artie is a good guy. I don't know how this board feels about him but I think he is a genuinely nice caring guy with a good soul. Don't let his everyman sloppy clown act fool you. Also he is smart and has good taste in books. His favorite book is the Confederacy of Dunces which is simply the GREATEST book ever written (post Twain).