My dad had two tall tales in my childhood. Probably more, but two I can remember offhand. First, he met my mom while driving through the cornfields of Iowa. He saw her from the car and took her away to the big city. Second, he wanted to name me Manuel. Andrew Sachs died last week. It was reported today. Andrew Sachs played Manuel, of course, on β€œFawlty Towers.” It’s a sublime comedy performance, the best of its kind since the Marx Brothers. I need to watch that show again. It’s been too long.

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