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Brian Shrimp

Are they playing "Porpoise Song"? You've captured their various dorknesses more than adequately (aquaticately?). The pencil and compy look is certainly floating my boat.

Bob

They're singing a medley of hits! Honestly, I don't know what they're singing because their voices are so faint. A moment ago I could've sworn they were doing "I'm a Believer" but it turned out to be "Mustang Sally."

Cyclops Kitten Natividad

I always had the hugest crush on Mike. *sigh*

Sleepy Jean

Mike Nesmith was the coolest, I think. Probably supposed to be the John Lennon of the group. I heard Mike was an heir to the White-out fortune. Is that just an urban myth? Anyway, here are some links you'll appreciate:

Mike Nesmith's website:
http://www.videoranch.com/

The second being a link to a Monkee's episode titled, appropriately enough, "Art for Monkee's Sake!"

http://monkeestv3.tripod.com/season2/art4.html


Mary Mary

Well, Mike was dark and smart and funny. A triple threat I've never been able to resist.
It is true about the Liquid Paper. Apparently his mom was an artist and basically applied the theory of painting over mistakes to an office environment and voila! She left him something like 25 mil, which is why he doesn't have to do Monkees reunions.

Larry Storch

I wish I had something like 25 mil so I could stop doing these "F Troop" reunions. I'm sick to death of Forrest Tucker.

Met the Monkeys once in Vegas. Nice kids. More of a Tommy Dorsey fan, myself, but the music was fun for the youngsters. I don't condone what they did with the dope however. Stay in school.

Matt

Actually it was $49million

Bette Nesmith Graham (23 March 1924 - 12 May 1980) was a typist, commercial artist, the inventor of Liquid Paper, and mother of musician and producer Michael Nesmith of the Monkees.

Graham was born in Dallas, Texas. She married Warren Nesmith before he left for war, but they divorced in 1946. To support herself as a single mother, she worked as a secretary at a bank, eventually rising to the executive secretary (the highest position open to women in the industry).

It was very difficult to erase mistakes made by early electric typewriters, which caused problems for Graham. In order to make extra money, she used her talent for painting to do holiday windows at the bank. She realized, as she said, "with lettering, an artist never corrects by erasing, but always paints over the error. So I decided to use what artists use. I put some tempera water-base paint in a bottle and took my watercolor brush to the office. And I used that to correct my mistakes."

Graham secretly used her white correction paint for five years. Some bosses admonished her against using it, but her coworkers frequently sought her paint out. She eventually began marketing her typewriter correction fluid as "Mistake Out" in 1956.

In 1979 she sold "Liquid Paper" to the Gillette Corporation for USD$47.5 million. At the time, her company employed 200 people and made 25 million bottles of Liquid Paper per year.

Bette Nesmith's son, former Monkees member Michael Nesmith, inherited the $50+ million estate of Liquid Paper upon her death on 12 May 1980. Bette Nesmith was 56 years of age.

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