All Blog Posts Tagged 'Entertainment' (249)

1 Sentence: Why the Way-Early Spate of Made-for-TV Xmas Fare

Hallmark's wont to inflict sappy Christmas fare onward from July reflects its certainty that its junk-buying aged core demo may well not be about by Black Friday.…


Added by Jonathan Wolfman on December 9, 2017 at 8:30am — 5 Comments

Vanessa Kachadurian why its important to write for non profits


In the past I have written how volunteering your writing skills to film festivals as Communication Director has its rewards.  Not only are you promoting art within your communities but you are getting your feet wet with creative writing skills to describe wonderful film stories.   Writing for your…


Added by Vanessa Kachadurian on November 2, 2017 at 4:15pm — No Comments

A True Story for All Hallows Eve


Pam was a woman I met through my then wife as we struggled to support four kids in our new small custom home in an affluent Texas neighborhood. She had come from Arkansas to seek a new life in a rapidly growing Texas economy where employers trended toward the…


Added by Doc Vega on October 31, 2017 at 3:00pm — 14 Comments

Jerry Lewis passed away today

He was 91. I'm too young to have been aware of him when he was at his peak, particularly with Dean Martin. His telethons collectively earned well over a billion dollars for his cause.

His career took off faster than anyone's I know about. He was twenty years old playing a club in Atlantic City, a singer got sick, he knew Dean and suggested him as a replacement, saying they could do an act together. Dean showed up, they hadn't produced the joint act, the owner went to Lewis and said… Continue

Added by koshersalaami on August 20, 2017 at 3:21pm — 5 Comments

Fleeing the Borg Through the Constellation of the Crab


We Are The Borg

Those of you who are Star Trek fans will remember Jeri Ryan’s character, Seven of Nine.  When captured Seven of Nine was a member of the Borg, a collective of humans who had been fitted with devices that made them androids, unquestioning subjects of the queen, and always a member of the collective, always in sync as a single great mind.…


Added by Rodney Roe on May 14, 2017 at 12:00am — 11 Comments

Oscar Stunner — How Pleasant Run of the Mill Show Turned Into Nightmare For Announced Winner

Got to start with the appropriate lead in a review about a show sometimes fun, but never great, had an acceptable host with occasional clever bits, didn’t have big surprises for most of the awards, including announced winner La La Land for Best Picture.

Co-presenter Warren Beatty seemed to toy with the crowd as he fiddled with the card, which he then showed to Faye Dunaway, who…


Added by Michael Russnow on February 27, 2017 at 7:30am — 3 Comments

What If?

(A reprint of years ago, which seems good today.)

There was no bad news on tv, radio, or online today?

Suppose we turned on the morning news and were greeted with our favorite morning anchor.

“Good morning, the entire world was at peace last night.  Not one war happened.  There were no shots fired.  There were no bombs blowing up anything.  There were no abandoned, abused or kidnapped children.  There are no violent deaths to report.  The…


Added by Sheila Reep on August 2, 2016 at 8:25am — 9 Comments

gender/ sexuality zeitgeist 2015, massive link pile

hi all. just read today that Playboy magazine down to 800K circulation (from ~5.5M in the 1970s), and losing money ($3M/ yr) in the US, just decided to take out the nudity from its future issues, in an attempt to increase its circulation/ relevance.[c19] they found on their web site that hits went up when they took out nudity. SHOCKING! and this is not an april fools joke! (hefner is almost 90 now...) 

grew up some on…


Added by vzn on October 13, 2015 at 11:30am — 6 Comments

July 6 2015 A.D. - Cosmic Reflections of this past 239th "Independence Day"!

How ‘bout that Holiday (rimshot!)!

Why the signing matters: only rock-solid stone would be a stronger (known) medium for this purpose than mere paper.

By the affixing of one's signature, the mere paper signifies guarantee in perpetuity of…


Added by fred hallman on July 7, 2015 at 6:00am — 2 Comments

Obama leads in singing Amazing Grace in eulogy!

The President made me cry today, tears of joy that is!

Added by fred hallman on June 26, 2015 at 3:00pm — 11 Comments

BTW: Good Politics, Questionable Policy - Disney Rewrites IT Lay-off with a Happy Ending

Three days ago I posted about Hillary Clinton's latest campaign speech with this title Good Politics, Questionable Policy and included this paragraph: "BTW:…


Added by JMac1949 Today on June 17, 2015 at 11:30am — 6 Comments

"The Ballad of the SHAWSHANK CONNECTION" or... Prisoner of Luv

In light of the Prison Escape in upper New York & the sordid, yet hilarious affair with one of the Perps while sewing him a Power Drill - this will definitely be a movie I wanna see!  But for now - I give you a Sing-a-long:…


Added by marilyn sands on June 17, 2015 at 8:00am — 8 Comments

Inland Surfing Florida Style

(Photography by A. Nony-Mouse with it's teeny weeny camera!)

Added by fred hallman on June 15, 2015 at 5:30pm — 8 Comments

Intolerance, The True American on KPCC and a World without Hate

Intolerance…: To give credit where it’s due, Ted Frier’s post, “Right Demands Respect for Intolerance in Jenner Controversy” inspires this post; that and the fact that I…


Added by JMac1949 Today on June 4, 2015 at 9:00pm — 16 Comments

1977: Kevin and Richard, Zeke and the Crew, the Saudi Waiter and Star Wars

Kevin and Richard… - Kevin Crowley joined the staff because, despite the good money he made as a mud logger, he’d quickly grown weary of life off shore and on the road in the oil patch.  One Monday night we were drinking and playing darts at Jimmy’s Pub when he asked me how long it would take him to learn…


Added by JMac1949 Memories on June 4, 2015 at 12:00pm — 10 Comments

And Now, A Word From Our Sponsors

Hi folks,

I'm sorry I've been noticeably (or may not so noticeably) absent, but it's been crazy in my life lately.  I started to re-post "The Crimson Jesus Chronicles" here, but I didn't get too far before I had to go take care of other stuff.

Anyway, I've decided that instead of spending my free time re-posting all of those pieces, I would simply put up the last chapter that appeared on Open Salon and then, maybe a couple of days later, post the next installment.  Then I'd…


Added by QuattoSpeaks on June 2, 2015 at 8:05am — 8 Comments

1976-77: ACB Audit, Renovating St. Michel’s, Coeur de Veau, and Yes Sir, Ma’am!

ACB Audit… - My first job at St. Michel’s 2.0 was to prepare for an audit by the Texas Alcohol Control Board so I spent the better part of a week going through a year’s worth of waiters’ checks and supplier receipts and wrote it all…


Added by JMac1949 Memories on May 27, 2015 at 7:00am — 11 Comments

The Cuban Renegade - 11 - Sun on the Rocks


When precious metals agent Cubandor and teleoperator Clarity Nice reach the northern island of Cayo Coco in Cuba, a group of revolutionary Cuban security guards working for colonel Swarez da Silva, men known as Marrulleros, arrest them as counter-revolutionary elements, and send them to a high profile prison, in the name of a new revolution…


Added by Workstudio on May 22, 2015 at 1:00am — No Comments

Like a Monkey on a Rock~

I promised myself I wouldn't do it. No way, no how. But as the days become shorter and the departure of David Letterman from America's idiot box becomes closer and closer, I can't help myself. I am already feeling the loss of a man I have watched on TV for over 30 years. Let me say before I get too far…


Added by Kenneth Sibbett on May 20, 2015 at 12:29pm — 20 Comments

Downton Abbey and the Gilded Age

The Gilded Age

Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

Downton Abbey, the astonishingly successful BBC television production which follows the changing lives of British Aristocracy and all of the staff of…


Added by Rodney Roe on May 17, 2015 at 6:46am — 14 Comments

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