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Favorites of 2017


One of my New Years resolutions for 2017 was to read more classic literature and watch classic films I have missed in the past. As you can see form this list, I have accomplished that, partially in thanks to TCM … Continue reading

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Superhero cities


Below are listed famous superheroes from comic books, television, film, and cartoons and the primary city where they are based in or operate from. As some superheroes do not have a primary city where they perform feats of derring-do, those … Continue reading

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The closest thing to a-la-carte viewing thus far


After years of frustration with Bombast and other less-than-customer-friendly cable companies, my wife and I have decided to cut the cord. Instead we have now installed a Mohu high-definition antenna and a Roku 3 web-streaming player. The HD antenna gives … Continue reading

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Favorites of 2013


With just over three weeks left in 2013, here are some of my favorites for the year, subject to last-minute change before January 1st. ADVERTISING TV ads – any and all “Mayhem” advertisements by Allstate BREWS Beer- Tom Cream Premium … Continue reading

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Your community is a ghost town when…


The fifth of these satirical postings –  you know your community is a ghost town when… Nobody is reading this. “Thing” waves hello as you arrive and goodbye as you depart. No one leaves town, they only depart. No one, … Continue reading

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SNL’s funniest skit ever


A lot of us will never forget the early years of Saturday Night Live with classic comedy skits such as the Bass-o-matic Blender. But, to me the Jacuzzi Lifeguard skit shown in the link below with Jim Carrey is the … Continue reading

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“Flintstone” cities


Many members of my generation grew up watching the daily lives of the cartoon residents of Bedrock. Though the Flintstones characters lived in the Town of Bedrock, there are a number of actual cities and towns whose name could have … Continue reading

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Wasting away in mind-pollutionville


I detest infomercials and cannot think of any less imaginative way to run a television station than to air mindless infomercials. Here in Greater Lansing they seem to be the programming du jour when stations have nothing better to do or are … Continue reading

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Obsolete watch – things about to disappear


Here’s my initial list of things that will largely disappear in the next decade. Sure, you can still find buggy whips in certain places, but they don’t permeate the market like they did 100 years ago. Wristwatches – who needs … Continue reading

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Rethinking the best new TV comedy


Shortly after the new television season began last fall, I indicated that I thought Two Broke Girls was the best new comedy program for the 2011-12 viewing season. While that show is laugh-out-loud funny at times, there is another new comedy … Continue reading

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