Tag Archives: Television

Familiar Faces

In the 1950s part of my childhood, the residents on my street finally got television.  Then, we had TV andmovies to entertain us. But, it seemed to me, many “character actors”–often present in both sources of fun—were seen again and again. Granted, … Continue reading

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Mr. Rogers and Friends***

On June 8, 2018, a documentary entitled “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” will begin showing in theaters. It is the story of Fred Rogers –Mr. Rogers to those who met in their childhood. A reviewer described the film this way = “Something … Continue reading

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Every Picture Tells A Story, #2

  This is a game: simple, quick, easy—if you like movies.  Two or three times I’ve seen a game like this on the internet.  As this article’s name indicates, this is the second time I have posted a version of … Continue reading

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D’oh! Homer Simpson Breaks 2 Records

In this television season, Homer Simpson, aided by his “loving” family, has set 2 television records. To truly understand the magnitude of this achievement, you need some background information. America’s true “wild west” history lasted from approximately 1865 to 1895.  From … Continue reading

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Presidential Material

Lately, I’ve spent a lot of time reading and writing about Mark Twain (ie, Seriously Funny People, 3/15/18, and Mark Twain: Humor and Wisdom, 3/28/18). He had great hair, including a mustache. I’ve pictured him in both articles. It made … Continue reading

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Seriously Funny People

The Mark Twain Prize for American Humor is awarded annually by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. It recognizes people who have had an impact on American society in ways similar to the distinguished 19th century novelist … Continue reading

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2018 Winter Olympics

The Winter Olympics have come, astounded us with their athletic skill and beauty, and gone. But a new star was born. We must learn the name. Here are a baker’s dozen of possibilities that should remain in our minds. Shaun White … Continue reading

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