Tag Archives: Television

Words, Words, Words

Polonius: What do you read, my lord? Hamlet: Words, words, words.   Remember Hamlet? The play you read in high school. Or was it Macbeth? Let’s say it was Hamlet. Everyone knows and has seen Hamlet. In films or on … Continue reading

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Ken Burns Looks at America

Fall has arrived. Another school year has begun. The leaves are changing color. And PBS has shown another Ken Burns documentary to entertain and enlighten their audience. Ken Burns’ Mother died when he was 11. Later, a psychologist told him: … Continue reading

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The Name Game, 2

    This topic may be familiar to you. The first “The Name Game” was posted by me on this blog on December 4, 2016. So, back by (my) popular demand is another edition. The instructions are the same, but … Continue reading

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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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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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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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