Category Archives: Television

Just Another Day

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 was just another day.  I read a newspaper.  (Remember when we all did that?)  And the top stories included these items.  An essay by Thomas L. Friedman (New York Times Opinion Columnist) (see photo below)  with … Continue reading

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The Top 25 War Movies of All Time

I grew up in the 1940s and 1950s.  My Father fought WWII in Europe and missed a couple of my birthdays.  Like all my playmates, I watched every episode of “Victory at Sea” on a new thing called television.  It … Continue reading

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Stand-Up Comedians

The cover story of Time magazine, March 11, 2019 is about Julia Louis-Dreyfus.  One part of the article is entitled “The 5 Funniest Stand-Up Specials Ever.”  Ms. Louis-Dreyfus gives her 5 top choices.  Three of the choices I can easily … Continue reading

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Most Important Person Who Never Lived

In 2013, Time Books published “The 100 Most Influencial  People Who Never Lived.”  Guess what: Donald Trump, George Clooney, and Billie Jean King are not among them.  Of course not.  The point is: the most important people in an event … Continue reading

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Pitchers and Catchers Report

Pitchers and catchers are reporting to their respective teams.  Spring Training is beginning.  Baseball has returned. This is also the time of year when baseball magazines, full of pre-season predictions, make themselves available.  I got mine at CVS.  Reading through … Continue reading

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The Hammer of God

Nicknames have always been part of baseball.  Some of the better known and the players they refer to are:  “The Sultan of Swat” (Babe Ruth); “The Splendid Splinter” (a young, thin Ted Williams); “The Say Hey Kid” (Willie Mays); “The … Continue reading

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TCM in February**

    Turner Classic Movies helps you focus on the coming Oscars with its month long festival of films shown on its TV channel.  Every night from  February 1 to March 3, it will show films for your enjoyment by … Continue reading

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Netflix Arrives

Recently, I discussed our Comcast service and its cost with one of their representatives.  Their most interesting idea was informing me they could drop 4 or 5 of their lesser channels (none of which I ever used) and replace them … Continue reading

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A Christmas Story, or …

……or Darren McGavin’s finest performance.  Yes, it’s that time of year, again.  It’s the 35th anniversary of our meeting “The Old Man Parker” (AKA Ralphie’s Father; AKA Darren McGavin).  Are you ready to see “A Christmas Story” again?  Of course, … Continue reading

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Best Car Chase on Film

Sam: Whenever there is any doubt, there is no doubt.  That’s the first thing they teach you. Vincent: Who taught you? Sam: I don’t remember. That’s the second thing they teach you.   That’s a bit of dialogue between Sam (Robert DeNiro) … Continue reading

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