Just ahead of this weekend's installment of Mark Steyn's Passing Parade, let me put in a word for our complementary entertainment, the audio version of The Mark Steyn Show, whose latest edition brings together guest-host Andrew Lawton and Bachman Beat columnist Tal Bachman.
This week's Passing Parade is also an odd pairing, with my encounters of the Queen's sister, Princess Margaret, and a longtime fixture of Tin Pan Alley, Irving Caesar, writer of "Tea for Two", "Just a Gigolo", "Swanee" and many more. If you think they have nothing in common, well, Her Royal Highness was wont to regale partygoers with her song medley, whether they wanted it or not - and Irving Caesar once went to a costume party dressed as Julius of that ilk, in toga and laurel wreath: He was pulled over for speeding, asked for his name, and replied, "Caesar".
"A wiseguy, huh?" said the copper.
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