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Here you will find information on other things that make the “Chip Guy” tick.

Abbott and Costello To Meet The Toga Chip Guy

This week I received the following email from Chris Costello, daughter of legendary comedian Lou Costello of Abbott and Costello fame

In August we're spotlighting a new section to the newsletter called, The Spotlight Is On You!

If you would like to be our first "Spotlight," we'd run a photo of you, you can write up a short paragraph or two about what you do, anything you want to let our worldwide subscribers know about you (love the potato chip historian!). We'll add in your web site, anything you want to
The deadline for the August issue would be mid-July.
Let me know if you'd be interested. I checked out your web site and instantly thought, "This is too perfect!"
Thanks, Alan.
Enjoy the opening theme to the Abbott and Costello Show
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I recently had the unfortunate pleasure in enshrining a dear childhood friend of mine in to The Arthur L. Johnson High School Hall of Fame posthumously. Joe Curry, a dear friend from High School, who died while trying to save a boy who was swimming in the Rahway River. Please see the documents & photos below that help in remembering him.

Submission Form:

Dear Principal Feeley and Arthur:

It is my great honor and distinct privilege to nominate the late Joseph Patrick Curry for enshrinement into the Arthur L. Johnson High School ("ALJ") Hall of Fame ("HOF").  At the age of 19, Joseph lost his life attempting to rescue a 13-year old who was drowning in the Rahway River.  

I have mailed you each hard copy of the attached.  Please acknowledge receipt of this e-mail including the attachment.  



Alan B. Richer
ALJ HS Class of 1972
Member ALJ Hall of Fame Charter Class of 2014

Dear Alan,
Thank you for submitting the TAPinto Clark Hometown Heroes Submission Form! We are interested in choosing to write a story about Joseph Curry, and we would like to request a little bit more information from you:

  •  Do you know when (month/year) the Township dedicated “Curry Field” in Curry’s honor?
  •  I have reviewed the newspaper clippings you sent to my editor Elizabeth, along with your application/statement to induct Curry into the ALJ Hall of Fame and the statement provided by Curtis Helfrich. We are unsure where two of the clippings came from, specifically those titled “Drowning feared in rescue attempt” and “PBA Honoring 10 acts of heroism.” Do you recall which newspaper these two came from, and if so please let us know.
  •  We also will need picture(s) to include in the article. If you have a picture of Curry himself and/or a picture of the park, those would both be very helpful.

Thanks again for sharing this story, and I look forward to being able to share it with our readers.
Best regards,
Roman Chiarello
News Reporting Intern - TAPinto Clark
Joe’s High School Yearbook Photo
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Here is the Toga Chip Guy, Alan Richer, performing standup at Albany’s “The Comedy Works”.

On Stage With Martin Short & Steve Martin At Proctors
(I’m in the center, when Steve Martin asked me about my occupation, I told him “Potato Chip Historian”, he was pretty amused!

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Someone once said, "Let them eat snacks!"
Oh yeah, and cake too. Have a slice and enjoy your birthday!

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Me with Yankee GM Brian Cashman

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Visiting The Chicago Sky Deck!

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Checking Out Some Chip Memorabilia!

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The Pub Scout Blog

Please check out the website of my fellow High School Hall of Fame Member, Kurt Epps, “The Pub Scout”

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My next-door neighbor Bennett Liebman and I with Yankee Legend Phil Rizzuto

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Here I am With My Family alongside “Stan The Man” Musial, Cardinal Great!

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Here I am With Syracuse Men’s Head Basketball Coach
Jim Boehiem

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Here I am With Tony Bennett

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Here I am With Linda Elder

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My Last Trip To Syracuse University (My Alma Mater)

As mentioned in one of my previous blog entries, I recently had the opportunity to attend The George Arents Awards at Syracuse, their highest and most prestigious ward. Jim Brown was recognized and I had the opportunity to meet him. Quite a pleasure!
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A Great Restaurant In Italy We Enjoyed On A Recent Family Trip (Along With The Chef)

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Here I am With Michael Feinstein

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Here I am with Famed Watergate Reporter, Bob Woodward.
We actually had a discussion about the Saratoga Chip.

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Here I am with Former United Nations Ambassador John Bolton

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Here I am with Carol Liefer, writer for Seinfeld & Modern Family

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Here I am with Former Notre Dame & Washington Redskins Quarterback, Joe Theisman

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