Mary Birdsong


Click here to enjoy my mom’s voicemail message: My Mom’s Rave Review– “Religulous”

Just hearing her try to pronounce the title “Religulous” alone is worth the price of admission (she makes several valiant attempts).

She finally gets the title right, but then manages to pronounce Mr. Maher’s name wrong when she asks me if I have his address.

And I would have his address because????  Oh, of course… I forgot about that community address book they hand out to each hopeful actor when they arrive in Hollywood.

It’s so convenient to have all the stars’ contact info at my fingertips.  Ya know, like… if I need to send a fax to Tom Hanks, or text Kate Winslet.  And did you know that Billy Crystal still prefers to use a pager?

Sadly, for some reason I guess Mr. Maher opted out of including his home address on my Hollywood Celebrity Community Contact Sheet. So if any of you out there have Mr. Maher’s ear, please play this voicemail message for him that my mom left me.  It just might make that lovable, cantankerous curmudgeon smile.  Or at the very least– he won’t forget the name Katharine Birdsong.

Bill Maher needs to know how much my mother worships him and his religulousness. And she’s a prayin‘ woman!  She even worked at a convent for years, and some of her best friends are nuns.


p.s. Next week I think I’ll post her voicemail message from Oscar night, when she left me specific instructions on exactly what to say and who to thank (and not thank) when I receive my gold statuette.


  • Comment by bridget white — July 31, 2011 @ 8:54 pm

    your Mom… sweet – I totally remember her voice
    Thanks for sharing

  • Comment by Farmbeachgal — August 1, 2011 @ 12:40 pm

    Oh.  My.  God.

  • Comment by David — August 2, 2011 @ 1:00 pm

    That’s wonderful.  I think he’ll get it if she uses the address Bill Maher c/o Hollywood, USA.  That should do it.

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