Mel Brooks is 96 today. If you don’t know who he is, do a quick Google, get on You Tube. He’s one of the funniest people in history. He gave us The Producers, Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein and so much more. Can you tell that I love him? The reason is he is for real. This is what his late wife, the great Anne Bancroft said about him:

My heart flutters whenever I hear his key turning in the door, and I think to myself, oh goody, the party is about to begin.”

That could be on of the loveliest things I have ever read.

Happy birthday, Mel.