Thursday, November 29, 2007

The Barry Manilow Fan Club Kit

Not too long ago I attended a Barry Manilow concert in Philadelphia. I know, I'd make fun of YOU if you went, but still I have no problem admitting that I went, I had a good time and I joined his fan club.

The fan club membership was free with purchase of the concert tickets, but hey, I had to fill out a card, mail it and open the envelope when it arrived.

It's not easy being a member of the Barry Manilow Fan Club, but someone has to do it.

Here is what I got:

All this AND your undying jealousy. I am a lucky, lucky man.

What a big bunch of fun stuff. I spent, literally, 10 seconds looking at this stuff before stashing it my hope chest.


Let's take a close look at that stuff:

This is a small glossy picture of Ellen Degeneres. I am not sure why they sent it.

I am also not sure if that was an Ellen joke or a Manilow joke.

Then there is this:

This gigantic thing is supposed to be a membership card. It's cleverly shaped like a diner place mat. I am going to need my extra large purse to carry it.

This was my favorite item:

The "For A Good Time Call..." sticker. This one scared me. I think it might be some kind of weird Barry Manilow phone sex thing. Maybe if you call it he sings Copacobana without pants or something.
I didn't know what to it at first. So I stuck it on my Rosie O'Donnell doll:

Then I stuck it to my Little Man poster:

In the end I just stuck it to the back of some dude's pants. Then I laughed and laughed.

I also got an ad for the Manilow Christmas album:

This is probably my twelfth favorite Christmas album (falling between Larry the Cable Guy's "Very Larry Christmas" and Ken Patera's "Christmas is for Wimps."

I don't remember what this was:

Then there was this:

A nice little Manilow Fan Club pin. It is equally good for wearing to concerts, formal events or for popping a blister on your foot.

Finally there was an ad for a Manilow Visa:

It's got his picture on it. Maybe I can get one and charge a new plasma to Barry's account.

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