Category Archives: Television

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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Trivia or Trivial

  What’s the difference between the words “trivia” and “trivial?” Technically, just one letter. But, for me, that one letter can make a big difference. For example, here’s a baseball question: Name two pitchers who played on the 1963 World … Continue reading

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RIVALS

The idea for this article came from a column in TIME Magazine (3/13/17). A story centered around Susan Sarandon and Jessica Lange portraying Bette Davis and Joan Crawford for a television production. The interaction of the two older women had … Continue reading

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My Favorite Muppet

Some readers of this article may be disappointed. There is no mention of Bert and Ernie, Big Bird, the Cookie monster, or Elmo. The characters in The Muppet Show and films are not the same that can be seen on … Continue reading

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December Departures

Zsa Zsa Gabor: A Famous Person I have written two previous articles describing important contributions made by people who died in 2016. (“A Final Thank You, Parts 1 and 2”, 12/10/16 and 12/18/16) The individuals I mentioned died between January … Continue reading

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Christmas Gifts

  Merry Christmas. “And God bless us, everyone.” Christmas shopping: pleasure or chore? For many people, possibly a bit of both. What will you get the Uncle with the “unique” sense of humor? Or the Grandfather, a former engineer, who … Continue reading

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A Final Thank You, Part 2

George Martin: The Fifth Beatle This introduction is a repeat of Part 1’s introduction. However, the people described below are, obviously, different. Many famous people died in 2016. Among them were: Edward Albee, Muhammad Ali, David Bowie, Leonard Cohen, Patty … Continue reading

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