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.…Continue
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…Continue
Added by Vanessa Kachadurian on November 2, 2017 at 4:15pm — No Comments
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…Continue
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.…Continue
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…
(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…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
The President made me cry today, tears of joy that is!
Three days ago I posted about Hillary Clinton's latest campaign speech with this title Good Politics, Questionable Policy and included this paragraph: "BTW:…Continue
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:…
(Photography by A. Nony-Mouse with it's teeny weeny camera!)
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…Continue
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…Continue
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…
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…Continue
SUMMARY OF THE AMUSEMENT
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…Continue
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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…Continue
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…Continue