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Monthly Archives: March 2013

This is one of my favorites. I’m pretty sure I posted this years ago on my old site. The clip is from November 1976. It relates to the Steve Allen post I put up earlier in the week in the sense that it’s another good example of the spontaneity that once existed¬† on TV, particularly […]

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When I was a kid, I loved “The Dean Martin Show.” It was one of the big highlights of my TV week. As the variety show was phased out, “The Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts” were phased in. They were actually even LESS work for Dean than the variety show had been which was hard to […]

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Every day on the internet is an adventure . . . particularly you tube. Every time I think I’ve seen just about everything that might interest me on you tube, I’ll come upon something new. This afternoon, I checked in on Mark Evanier’s site at News From Me. There I found a fabulous 1 hour […]

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I just watched “Lovers and Other Strangers” on DVD last night. I had seen it many, many years ago but was too young to appreciate it as much as I did last night. The film was based on the stage play written by the wife/husband team of Renee Taylor and Joseph Bologna. I was fortunate […]

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As a rule, I prefer winter over summer. I don’t do well in the heat. Where I live, summer’s heat also means humidity and that just makes matters worse. Even so, spring is always a romantic time – not for the change in the weather but for the beginning that is the new baseball season. […]

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