Posted ByPapa Mo on April 17, 2002 at 18:13:52:
To all of you JB radio listeners and TV watchers: Is there any one of you who knows why the Jack Benny stance of arms folded against the chest w/one arm up and two fingers on the cheek is verboten @ any political gathering when talking or listening to someone in a group?
In political circles it is known as "doing a Jack Benny" and is considered a faux pas of the first order, and you will never be taken seriously in politics again.
All I know is that when JB was asked once by someone why he put two fingers against his cheek instead of one, he's reported to have responded, "Two's funnier."
Ole Papa Mo would appreciate an answer, if someone has the answer or if someone knows where I might find the answer.