Mar 28, 200601:59 PMThe Life
Celebrity encounter: Tommy Smothers
Mar 28, 2006 - 01:59 PMI just got back from the Kraft Nabisco Celebrity Pro-Am, part of a golf tournament that used to bear Dinah Shore's name. It's an annual competition that draws thousands of partying lesbians to conservative Palm Springs. If you ever have a chance to attend a screening of Where the Girls Are, an award-winning documentary that provides a lighthearted look at Dinah Shore Weekend, you'll get some idea of the huge impact of this cultural event.
There were lots of celebrities on hand to celebrate, too, and their photos will be posted here during the next week or so.
Tommy Smothers was one of my favorites. [Click photo to enlarge.] By the ninth hole, he had trained his fivesome to chant while he was putting: "Taw-MEE! Taw-MEE! Taw-MEE!" After trying (and usually failing) to sink his putt in the normal way, he would pull out a round white yo-yo and attempt to "walk" it into the hole.