Wednesday, January 18, 2012


What WOULD Betty White Do?

It's Betty's 90th birthday! Happy Birthday Betty...on the off (off, off, off) chance that she reads this blog. Betty was among the first funny ladies in Hollywood. And she just gets funnier (like I will, naturally) with age.

Betty's genius has gone largely unnoticed for years until recently. But she had me with The Golden Girls. In fact, I imagine that's how the killerfiction babes will end up - all of us in a house in Boca - with me as Bea Arthur. I'm not going to speculate who would be the others - you know who you are.

In celebration, I thought I'd share a few of Betty's funniest quotes:

On aging:

"Oh, I don't need sleep. I just went to my hotel and had a cold hot dog and a vodka on the rocks."

I'm making this our regular Wednesday night family dinner.

On the battle of the sexes:

"Why do people say 'grow some balls'? Balls are weak and sensitive. If you want to be tough, grow a vagina. Those things can take a pounding."

Betty White vs. Chuck Norris - who's with me?

On natural history:

"All creatures must learn to coexist. That's why the brown bear and the field mouse can share their lives in harmony. Of course, they can't mate or the mouse would explode."

I have never heard a scientist say this, and I wonder why because it's totally true.

Happy Birthday Betty!

The Assassin


Unknown said...

Gotta love Betty White. I still watch The Golden Girls and laugh every time I watch it.

krisgils33 said...

I hope I'm as sassy and funny when I get to be her age.

Kima said...

I've loved Betty White for decades. She makes me laugh just with her facial expressions. She could teach a lot of the younger comediennes a thing or two!

Leslie Langtry said...

We should form a fan club or something.

Terri Osburn said...

The best part is that I can hear these quotes in her voice when I read them. With that innocent look on her face. LOL!

I remember watching her on the Mary Tyler Moore show and I don't think we ever missed The Golden Girls. Heck, I watched her on game shows! (We were a TV family.)

The woman is a force of nature and a wonderful role model. The funny is just a bonus!

Leslie Langtry said...

So true, Terri.

Diane Kelly said...

I hope I'm still kicking it at her age!

Leslie Langtry said...

I know, right? Viva La Betty!