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Top Dogs

The New York Yankees, perhaps baseball’s most famous team, have won 27                                      championships.  But there is another group even more successful.  This year, the American Kennel Club chose Labrador Retrievers as the most popular breed for the 28thconsecutive year!  (We … 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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Baseball’s All-Time Nice Guy Team

Not all great baseball players have the fan-friendly attitude of Ty Cobb or Ted Williams. There have been players of great skill who could genuinely be described as “nice guys.”   Here is a line-up of such individuals. Pitcher: Christy Mathewson.  Playing … 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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PIXAR: A New Dynasty

“Steamboat Willie” (see above)  was a landmark event in the history of film animation. It was the first time Mickey Mouse (or any other cartoon) had synchronized sound and image. Silent animation’s time was up. Disney studios became an empire. … Continue reading

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Gromit Never Speaks

As I began to write this article, it dawned on me that readers may not know who Wallace and Gromit are.  Oh dear. How is that possible?  They have appeared in a full-length film and 4 shorts (approximately 30 minutes each) … Continue reading

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