"...and I just want to thank everyone for showing up tonight at what has been a very, very special evening... Mr. Tom Delay, everyone... come on, give it up one time for Tom... louder... take a stand, Tom, this is your night... ah, fabulous. Boy, he sure looks great in a tux, doesn't he? Grrr, tiger, go get 'em... One more round of applause."

"Now, before I do my final number, I just want to remind you all of three things... First, if you don't have a driver, be careful out there on the highway tonight... I'm not kidding, I don't want to lose a single one of you wonderful people - that includes you, Kay, all right? I saw your driver a few minutes ago and he looked about half in the bag. You might have to get a cab... Ha ha ha... And... And number two, don't forget to tip your servers and your bartenders. They work hard for a living, and you can be part of the thin line that helps to separate them from poverty... Dig deep for that extra buck, folks... And last, but certainly not least, remember that the only way the terrorists can win is if we lose our nerve and abandon our mission. So don't do it, my friends, don't lose those nerves... Now hit me with that blue spotlight, Sammy!"

"She wore blue velvet... yes she did
Bluer than velvet was the night... oh, the night
Softer than satin was the light
From the stars... that's you people I'm talking about, you're all stars! Thanks for coming!"

"She wore blue velvet... my, my, my
Bluer than velvet were her eyes... oh, her eyes
Warmer than May her tender sighs
Love was ours... I love you all! Each and every one of you - Goodnight! Goodnight!"


2005, Mark Hoback