Saturday, November 27, 2010

Short news you don’t care about


Wayne Newton has penguins

I’m not sure how long his condition has existed. I just learned of his odd situation while listening to “Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me”. He was a guest on the show and played their “not my job” game.

During the interview I learned he has a 40 acre menagerie in Las Vegas called Casa de Shenandoah.

I guess (never had them myself) if you have the penguins, you want to share them with others.


It might be a good break from the slots and tables of the strip. The Newtons have more than penguins. Such as: a Frank Sinatra champagne glass, Nat King Cole's watch, Steve McQueen's Rolls-Royce and a Johnny Cash guitar.

He could sell autographed copies of “Danke Schoen”.




I can’t blog

21 comments:

DysfunctionalMom said...

One day when I have more money than I know what to do with, I want to own penguins too.
Or puffins. Puffins are cute.

KristinaP said...

Well, why wouldn't he have penguins? :)

lisleman said...

Good question. Maybe all the Vegas lounge singers have penguins. Maybe he was paid in penguins once. Another mystery for me.

lisleman said...

that's a good goal - I had a parakeet once and moving up to something like a cockatoo would be cool.

OneStonedCrow said...

Ha! ... the Penguins have the Newtons and I'm sure they've trained them well ...

I must confess I had to google Wayne and now I feel embarrassed because he's quite famous ...

Bearmancartoons said...

"There's no Entertainment Hall of Fame" Oh so the Emmys, Oscars and Tonys are just awards?

californiagirl500 said...

I heard that interview. You cannot mistake his speaking voice. The penguin thing captured my full attention. According to Mr. Newton, most penguins are warm weather birds from close to the equator. His are from South Africa. I thought it interesting.

lisleman said...

Hi - are you back to your location that's better for blogging now?
Unless you have been to Vegas or have watched many lounge singers you probably would not know Wayne Newton.

lisleman said...

Yes I see your point but how many entertainment halls of fame have penguins? Now that's special.

lisleman said...

Another NPR listener - they offer some great radio.

secret agent woman said...

I have to say, as much as I loke penguins, I don't really approve of keeping wild animals as pets. Better they should donate their money to preserving penguin habitat.

lisleman said...

It does get ridiculous with wild things. But his type of penguins are known to thrive on lounge singer songs. Of course he could travel to their nature habitat and just perform for them there.

unknownmami said...

I like to think that penguins have Wayne Newton.

lisleman said...

thanks leave it to you, umami, to flip things around. Who will they take next?

Joanna Jenkins said...

I guess if Dolly Parton can have an amusement park, Wayne Newton can have one too?!?!?!
Oy,
jj

BLOGitse said...

I'm out of this topic but I do like penguins... :)

debbie_suburbsanity said...

Oh mercy. The things that celebrities do.

Mrs4444 said...

Poor Wayne... Why can't stars just gracefully fade away?

Jen G. said...

hahaha!

Emily said...

I never understood the whole Wayne Newton thing myself. Maybe the penguins get him?

lisleman said...

they would be a guaranteed audience

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