Now everybody is waiting for Lefty to get the local stations to schedule reruns of his old TV shows.
DANGER IN THE AIR
The National Safety Council says: Watch out for kites. It warns that parents should always supervise children's kite-flying and cautions:
1) Fly kites only in dry weather. A wet string can be a conductor of electricity, and wet shoes on wet earth increase the danger of grounding an electric charge.
2) Keep away from wires, poles, buildings, traffic, electric display signs, railroad tracks, radio and TV aerials, construction sites, ditches and reservoirs—that is, dangers that can be stumbled upon or into. Fly kites in level, open areas where there are no obstructions and where wind currents are less likely to be gusty and uncertain.
3) The string has to be considerably stronger than the kite's pull to avoid breaking, but never use thin wire or tinsel cord. There is too much electricity in the air and all around us.
4) When flying large kites, use a reel and wear gloves to avoid burns when string runs through hands too fast.
5) Never climb a tree or a pole or onto a roof to retrieve a kite. A kite simply is not worth the risk. And always notify the power company if a kite becomes entangled in power lines.
6) Above all, never try to repeat Ben Franklin's experiment. Playing with lightning nearly killed Ben, and it did kill several of his imitators.