Monday, June 5, 2017

Set your DVRs.

He shouldn’t have died so young, but he also shouldn’t have used his leaf blower at 7:30 am on a Sunday. (I’m writing my neighbor’s obituary.)

Tonight, HBO airs a new documentary that touches on that topic: If You’re Not in the Obit, Eat Breakfast. The title is based on a joke by Carl Reiner, one of several celebrities interviewed in this doc. All of them, including Stan Lee, Mel Brooks and Carl Reiner, are going strong after the age of 90.

Also featured: my mom’s 99-year-old yoga teacher, Tao Porchon-Lynch, who is the living embodiment of Forrest Gump. Tao marched with Gandhi, starred opposite Elizabeth Taylor in the film The Last Time I Saw Paris, and, in her most daunting endeavor, attended Thanksgiving at our home. You haven’t lived until Paul and Sheila Shevin bicker in front of company.

It looks really good. 8 p.m. tonight.

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