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Ludlow Kissel and the Dago Bomb
Airdate: Friday - July 4, 1975

WOR Show

Show Description
This is the annual reading of "Ludlow Kissel and the Dago Bomb that Struck Back"one of Shep's short stories from Playboy, which appeared in his book "In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash", and ultimately in the movie "Great American Fourth of July and Other Disasters" Shep talks about how fireworks in many parts of the country are legal and mentions the origin of the expression "Excelsior". (see notes) He tells the story about the skyrocket that runs astray and lands on the roof of Roosevelt High School.
Shep comments that the use of the word "Excelsior" came not from the New York State slogan, nor from Longfellow's poem. It was the brand name of a famous fireworks company. He made a similar comment on his 7-3-65 Limelight show.
Jimmy Breslin
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