Benjamin Goodman II is the would-be sole heir of the massive fortune that was to be left for him by his well-known, and wildly popular, late father Benny Goodman, the famous jazz clarinetist from the swing era of the late 1920s to the 1950s.
Regrettably, the Goodman family fortune was lost when Turkey invaded Switzerland in 1934, devastating their economy. The invasion resulted in a severe depletion of the vast majority of the Goodman fortune that was contained in an esteemed Swiss bank. Benjamin II never received a cent of the massive fortune supposedly left for him by his late father.
Benjamin II spent most of his childhood in the Calgarian Jewish quarter, shining shoes for nickels and taking taking care of his mother. Benjamin would often spend whatever free time he could manage writing screenplays and scripts in his two story condominium, where he lived with his mother, as well as his beloved muskrat, Freckles.
As he entered adulthood, Benjamin II came to the bitter realization that no one wore shiny shoes anymore, so he began to struggle to meet the family's bills. Benjamin was forced to very reluctantly resign from his studies at his Christian school and look for full time work to support the family. Benjamin worked long, hard, brutal, and physically demanding days as a consultant for Maclean's magazine, where he met and became good friends with two work associates, Norman Lear and Bud Yorkin.
The three shared a passion for Black domestic comedy. Together, they experimented writing and filming various low budget sitcoms and short films. In 1974, Benjamin caught a break when CBS picked up the pilot for his sitcom, Good Times, which he had co-written with his close friends Bud and Norman. The show was an immediate hit, and the production team enjoyed unmitigated success in the late 1970s. Although Good Times went off the air in 1979, its popularity remained strong through the 1980s.
Unfortunately, as the popularity of Good Times wound down in the 1990s, Benjamin found his royalty checks gradually decreasing each month. He began to regret squandering so much of his wealth by betting on illegal horse wrestling and achieving an unrivaled stock majority in Enron.
Temporary lay offs... Good Times!
Easy credit rip offs... Good Times!
Scratching and surviving... Good Times!
Benjamin Goodman II... Good Times!
Laughing so hard. An extended version of LFR (laughing for real). Strictly to be used only when one is actually laughing out loud very hard.
Recommended for use when one's jaw or sides are in pain from laughing, when one is on the verge of tears from laughter, or when multiple exchanges of "LFRRRRRRR" are becoming repetitive and getting out of control.
Invented in 2005 by Benny G.
This is how to use L S H properly and effectively.
someone: anyone can read the news to you
someone: i promise to feel the news at you
The sure sign that the website you've visited is trying so badly to generate more page views that they've reached the last resort. The point of no return. The lowest common denominator of desperation.
It goes like this. You're scanning the sections at top of the site and you see all the usual tabs like News, Reviews, Cheats, Walkthroughs... and then there's "Babes." Really?, you say to yourself as you shake your head.
"Babes tab" refers literally to that tab at the top of an otherwise unrelated website; it also refers metaphorically to any media outlet reaching that sad level of hopelessness.
I knew it was over for IGN as soon as they added the Babes tab.
G4 has become the Babes tab of TV channels.
Men's magazines have been in the Babes tab business for decades.