Category Archives: Television

The Great British Baking Show

  The Great British Baking Show is different from most cooking shows. Why do I say that? To start with, the program is filmed in a gigantic green meadow under a large white tent where the cooking takes place. No … Continue reading

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Actors and Characters

  Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn (see below) Many actors portray characters that live on in our minds long after a film ends. But can you recognize the Names of such well-defined fictional people? Here is a quiz to test … 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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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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