Mom, it’s time for the quiz. I know I have to talk about seeing Paul McCartney…
but I just have to point out real quick that July 15th was the 20th Anniversary of “Kenan and Kel”!
No one cares, Shana!
It’s a hilarious old Nickelodeon comedy about two best friends named Kenan Rockmore and Kel Kimble played by Kenan Thompson currently of “Saturday Night Live” and Kel Mitchell who is currently on some modern Nickelodeon sitcom I never watch.
Heaven knows this is interesting (not!) but could we possibly move on to your feature announcement?
Anyway, on the show….
She’s still talking.
Mom! This is for the edification of our readers from India and Pakistan!
You mean the people who are filing out of the room right now?
Mom….if you could possibly be quiet for 5 seconds. They’re always getting into trouble.
Who, the people from India and Pakistan?
No, Mom, Kenan and Kel.
Keenan and Kel who?
Mom, you just spelled Kenan wrong. There’s only one E.
No one cares, Shana!
Mom, I’m just going to forge ahead. And I’m sure it is mostly always Kel’s fault.
I’m ignoring you! They were also in a hilarious 1997 movie called “Good Burger”. Do NOT ask me who!!!!!
I just assume it was the people from India and Pakistan.
I’m still ignoring you. They started out together in “All That” back in the ’90’s which I guess was the “Saturday Night Live” of Nickelodeon. In fact “Good Burger” was apparently a sketch on that show before it became the movie I know and love. Also my life was made last year when Kenan and Kel reunited for a “Good Burger” sketch on Jimmy Fallon’s “Tonight Show”.
I sense a video clip coming on.
In fact, I think this video will best explain…
I knew it!
…the hilarity that is “Kenan and Kel”. So get ready to laugh, ezine readers!!!!
WHAT ezine readers?????!!!!!!! They left hours ago!
I gotta admit, Shana, that clip was a riot!
And now on to Paul McCartney!!!!!
I felt very grown up going to the concert all by myself. I had no trouble finding my seat either.
I guess it helped, though, that there were signs for each section.
Shana, without signs, there would be veritable chaos!
So I just looked for the sign that said “Section 137”.
See? You ARE a genius!
Who said I wasn’t? Apparently the rows are numbered too.
Oy vey! Rick!!!!!!!!
Do you have to call Daddy for everything???? Who knew seat 8 was the last one in the row, though?
Shana, that’s the aisle seat. Everybody wants the aisle seat!
Yes!!!! That way, if you have to leave, you can get out without stepping over everybody.
Well excuse me!!! I am sooooo sorry for not knowing things! Anyway the guy I talked to when I said I was looking for my seat was very nice.
I don’t know what they’re called. I guess he was an usher person or an event staff guy.
Oh, well that’s different. Never mind!
There was also some very good pizza at one of the ballpark’s food places.
I knew if there was pizza, you’d find it!
I want to point out something funny I noticed while I was waiting for the show to start.
If you can, please do!
I was watching people go to their seats and among the people wearing Beatles or Paul McCartney tour shirts, I saw at least two people wearing shirts from the Rolling Stones 50th Anniversary Tour.
Again with the Rolling Stones????? How is it that no matter what we’re talking about, we’re talking about the Rolling Stones!!!????
Also there was a guy in front of me wearing an Elvis shirt. Anyway, the show was amazing.
Are you going to say nothing about Andre Gardner? Andre was broadcasting his show live from the stadium.
I was getting to that! But now that you mention it, where’s the picture?
It’s right here! Here is Shana and Andre Gardner of WMGK. Andre is the one who gave Shana her unofficial title: “Shanapedia”–meaning she’s a walking encyclopedia of music. OK, continue with your McCartney report. Where are your pictures of Paul?
Here it is:
That’s it???? You got a picture of his back????
It was the only one that turned out!
Good grief! Well that’s great, that’s just great!
If he tours again I will try to go to the show and get a better picture of his front.
How many times were you planning to see Paul McCartney, exactly?
There were these really cool fireworks in the sky during “Live and Let Die.” There was one point where Paul said, “Let’s hear it for John!”
and people cheered loudly. Apparently two years after John Lennon was killed, Paul wrote a song called “Here Today”. He also said “Let’s hear it for Georgie!”
and mentioned how he knew how to play the ukulele. Did you know that?
What, that George could play that thing, that I can’t spell?
Yes! Now you made me forget what I was gonna say! Anyway, then Paul played George’s biggest hit, “Something In The Way She Moves” on the ukulele in George’s honor.
I’m totally in awe that you know how to spell … what is it again?
Ukulele! It’s not a hard word to spell! He also asked the crowd, “How many people here are actually from Philadelphia?” and I was one of the people who clapped.
Yay!!!! You knew where you were from!!!
After the show the guy who was sitting behind me asked me my age. For some reason his reaction when I said 24 amused me. I guess it’s not everyday you see someone my age at a Paul McCartney concert but it’s been known to happen. There was a boy in the same row as me wearing a Beatles shirt. I said to him “Believe it or not, this is my first time seeing Paul.” I can’t remember his exact words but I think he said something like, “Paul is amazing.” I didn’t think to ask his name because I was caught up in everything that was happening. For all I know I could have been talking to my future husband that night.
For what we paid, you could have at least gotten engaged!
All I know was that he looked like a teenager. If he was, then I’m kind of too old for him.
Trust me, you’re not too old for anybody!
But still, it would be cool to get engaged at one of Paul’s shows like the couples with signs.
Like the couples with what???
You’d have to check my Facebook page. And I mean that, you have to check it! Also I’m kind of proud of the fact that I’m the only young person who’s been to a James Taylor concert. Can I go by myself next time James Taylor comes to town?
Think of it as me saving you from hearing “Fire And Rain” for the 50 millionth time.
You do have a point there.
And now, to end my report, here is Paul McCartney with “Nineteen Hundred and Eighty-Five” live from Citizen’s Bank Park.
Shana, I really don’t think anyone wants to hear “Nineteen Hundred and Eighty-Five”!
How do you know? Mom, I’m having Post-Concert Depression. I miss Paul!
You have PCD? OK, OK, we’ll play whatever that is. Geez! This is 1964 all over again!!!!
No, Mom, “Nineteen Hundred and Eighty-Five”!
Oh yeah, as it turned out, I did know that song. Anyhoo…. Did you see that obnoxious bass player upstaging Paul? What was his problem? OK, now it’s time for the quiz!
Who’s in the quiz this time?
Shana, I’m too tired to look for another case! We’ve been here for hours! We’ve watched videos of the concert, we’ve heard uninteresting stories about James Taylor and the Rolling Stones, and we’ve watched a Kenan and Kel Anniversary Special, and now it’s past my bed time! OK, so get ready because Here come da quiz, Here come da quiz….
Mom, stop saying that!
Sorry, I’m getting delirious. OK, so I’m calling this case “Shana Sneezes”.
Mom, that’s really lame.
Well, isn’t that what this case is all about? It was all about SNEEZING! Very LOUD sneezing!!!!!
And a runny nose that was occasionally stuffy.
Right. So now I have to ask you the main homeopathy questions: 1. Sensation. What was the sensation?
I don’t know.
Great! What was the location?
What were the modalities?
Things that made it better or worse!
I don’t know.
Well that’s just great! What about the concomitants–things that came along with the sneezing?
My rash. You know, the rash we thought was prickly heat? On my legs? Behind my knees that I was always scratching? The one that comes every summer that you finally got rid of with Histaminum?
So you’re saying you all of a sudden got that itchy rash back again?
OK, everybody, believe it or not, that’s all I had to go on!
Well I’m so sorry that I’m not a wealth of information!
If you know the remedy, write to me at [email protected] . The answer will be in next month’s ezine. Should we play a Beatles record to say good-bye? What should we play?
Oy vey. OK, here are the Beatles with, “Hello Goodbye”.
I’m just saying, it works. We said hello, now we’re saying good-bye.
Elaine Lewis, D.Hom., C.Hom.
Elaine takes online cases! Write to her at [email protected]
Visit her website: