About a decade ago Candace Bergen, actress,celebrity; wrote a book about being “Candy” Bergen, daughter of famed ventriloquist Edgar Bergen. Knock Wood became a bestseller and was met with mixed feelings in the ventriloquist realm from fans of her father, who felt uncomfortable about hearing of the master, Edgar’s, personal life.
Okay, I tell you that, as somewhat of a “back story” to introduce you to a blog.
There’s this other famous ventriloquist, his name is Paul Winchell. And while most have some idea who Edgar Bergen was, few under the age of 50( outside of die-hard comics and ventriloquists) know who Paul is.
Actually, Paul Winchell left the entertainment business and became a doctor, and worked on the first artificial heart experiments. But most would recognize his voice as the lovable Disney character, Tigger, from the Winnie the Pooh series.
OKAY, I TELL YOU THAT; as further backstory. (don’t worry, this is going somewhere)
Paul Winchell ALSO had a daughter. Her name is April Winchell. And although April hasn’t written a book; she does have a pretty funny blog, a pretty funny radio show, and even her own Yahoo Group.
I just read about her experience with plastic surgery(a lot of plastic surgery) it sounded painful, gross, and really funny. And her birthday cake story from St. Patrick’s day is not for someone easily offended. The best way I can explain it is to say, think about going to an erotic bakery, for a St. Patty’s themed cake and then use your best judgment if you want to see the picture of the cake in question.
She also is a self-admitted “whore” when it come to blogging for money and her Whore section and merchandise is also pretty funny.
For you Quixtar and Amway fans, she has a Mp3 page with little corporate ditties such as Amway’s “What is this thing called Amway?”, a rousing little 70s tune about a box of soap.
Also included in the section are other selections such as “Dryclean When you Care”. The stirring anthem of the International Fabricare Institute and “Plop, Plop, Fizz Fizz,” that popular Alka-Seltzer tune being “rocked” out by Sammy Davis Jr.
She seems to be having a little financial trouble in keeping the popular blog up and running, but there are ample links to donate money and buy items.
So, if you’ve got some time on your hands, pay April a visit.