Every so often, I blog about friends or family. Here is a guy, if I were writing for Reader’s Digest, who could qualify as my most unforgettable character. I think of him as a brother.
I’ve known Biff for many years. He and I met when my landlord/roommate (from college) Walter introduced me to him. They were in a little theater group together, and had grown up as neighbors.
Biff has a passion for both writing and performing. He’s done stand-up comedy, interviewed hundreds of famous people, had talk shows on radio, and authored an autobiography regarding his years in radio news. Profiles in Curry – Biff Jannuzzi
His full name is Ber’nard, not Ber nard’! But, he prefers Biff.
He’s also a staunch libertarian. He’s not a gunnie, although he does understand and appreciate Second Amendment rights. I actually did get him to the shooting range, once.
I don’t hold that against him.
Biff collects historic memorabilia and first-edition books signed by the authors. And, autographs in general.
But, he takes all this seriously, you won’t find Snooki amongst his famous signature collection. He has autographs of seven Presidents, the earliest being Franklin Pierce. (I think). Biff wasn’t around to collect that one, though.
|photo by B. F. Jannuzzi|
He’s also a fine photographer.
He’s been here for me in the good times, the bad, and in spirit if he were working miles away. And he’s a much better correspondent than I.
He’s quick, funny, bright and just twisted enough to put up with me. And, he always makes me laugh.
His answering machine message was personalized for him, by Wolfman Jack!
Back in college, when he was writing and performing comedy, he wrote a one-act musical comedy based on the Lincoln Assassination, called “A Booth in the Back”.
One twisted guy-I love him!
I think that says it all.