Category Archives: Entertainment

From Zaharias to Ledecky

In my lifetime, the idea of women participating in ( often professional) sports as an individual or team took off. In my opinion, the first woman to demonstrate such a direction could be taken was Mildred “Babe” Didrikson Zaharias. She … Continue reading

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Just for Laughs, 2

I posted my first “Just For Laughs” article on March 31. This is the second such article featuring samples of cartoons from The New Yorker magazine.                        

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Sgt. Pepper: Why So Popular?

By 1966, The Beatles were tired of touring and the quality of their musicianship had deteriorated. During a performance in Japan, their audience was polite and restrained. The Fab Four could hear their own voices as they performed, a rareity. … Continue reading

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30 Years With Homer

According to experts, April, 2017 is the 30th Anniversary of “The Simpsons” on television. That’s longer than “Gunsmoke” lasted. Longer than Bob Newhart’s two wonderful comedies added together (ie, “The Bob Newhart Show” and “Bob”). When Homer Simpson was asked … Continue reading

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Just For Laughs

Robert Mankoff is the Cartoon Editor for The New Yorker magazine. Prior to this, he was a cartoonist for 20 years. Here are samples of his work.              

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Thank You, Chuck Berry

  Chuck Berry is born: 10/18/26. Married Themetta “Toddy” Suggs in 1948; were married 68 years. Chuck Berry: “It amazes me when I hear people say ‘I want to go out and find out who I am.’ I always knew … Continue reading

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Rivals 2.0

Last week, I wrote an article entitled “Rivals”. Unfortunately, I’ve gotten some response to it that indicates I left some readers confused about how to interpret it. Today, in “Rivals 2.0”, I’ll try not to leave any one in the … Continue reading

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