“Stand Up For Heroes”
August 15, 2010 § Leave a comment
American news anchor, Bob Woodruff, was wounded and nearly killed by a roadside bomb in Iraq back on January 29, 2006, when shrapnel ripped into his skull causing a TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury). After spending five months in a coma, with the exception of suffering from expressive aphasia, or the ability to understand a word but not always the ability to be able to say it, he has made a full recovery. The Bob Woodruff Foundation or http://www.remind.org, raises awareness and money for military members with PTSD/TBI’s and other cognitive impairments and rehabilitation needs.
“Stand Up For Heroes” held last night at “Town Hall” featured Regis Philbin, Chris Meloni, Christiane Amanpour, Dan Rather, Darrell Hammond, Dennis Basso, Jane Krakowski, John Pinette, John Slattery, Lee and Bob Woodruff, Ricky Gervais, Whoopie Goldberg, Tom Brokaw, and THE Bruce Springsteen, who demonstrated their support and raised awareness for the troops. With live stand up comedy routines by Ricky Gervais and Darrell Hammond, a charity auction, auctioning off rare items including Bruce Springsteen’s 1994 Harley Davidson Dyna Wide Glide with 8,000 miles on it, with his leather jacket thrown in selling for $70,000 USD, his signed guitar selling for 50,000 USD, and live acoustic performances by Bruce Springsteen, set list including “Promise Land”, “Thunder Road”, and “The Rising”.
Bruce Springsteen, renaissance man, not only played a fabulous set list, auctioned off his Harley, leather jacket, AND acoustic guitar, but also told a couple of very funny jokes as well.
“A man and a woman have a dog they like, but the dog is old , snores and sleeps in their bed every night. They go to the vet to see if they can do something about his snoring. The vet explains that this can be stopped by tying a ribbon around his P*#*#, and he will guarantee the dog will stop snoring. They tie a red ribbon around it him and it works, however, a few hours later, the woman’s husband begins to snore. So they tie a blue ribbon around his thing, and he stops snoring. When the husband wakes up in the morning he looks down and sees the ribbons around him and the dog, and he says, ‘I don’t know where we were last night Fido, but it looks like we came in 1st and 2nd.'”
“A guy and a girl meet in a bar, he asks her over to his place. On the way over there in the car, they get hot and heavy, and can’t wait, so they pull off into a dirt road to go at it. They walk around, find a clearing, continue to get hot and heavy, and the man says, “I wish i had a flashlight.” The girl replies, “Me too. You have been eating grass for the past ten minutes.”