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Tag Archives: Ed Asner

The other night my daughter and I sat down to watch Disney’s animated feature film version of that oft-told tale “Robin Hood.” I always thought the film had come out in 1975 because I seemed to remember it was the last Disney film my dad and I saw together at the theater and he died […]

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I was just reading Ken Levine’s blog and he had written a post about a recent trip he was forced to make to the DMV, as in Department of Motor Vehicles. At the end of the story, he posted this hilarious clip from the old sitcom “Taxi” (1978-1983). As I watched it, I thought to […]

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Today is my birthday. A rather substantial one in fact. In honor of that, I thought I’d take a quick trip around YouTube and pick some of my all time favorite moments from some of my all time favorite TV shows. I’ll start now and I may add to these as the day goes on […]

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My sons and I watched “Elf” the other night on DVD. This is one of their favorites. I’m sure part of the appeal is that it was made in their lifetimes. In my house, we tend to watch a lot of classics – like 90%. So it’s a treat for them to watch something from […]

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I always wished I had been born sooner than I was. I loved the culture, the music, the movies of my parent’s generation. They were part of what is now called “The Greatest Generation.” And while I agree, in many ways, that they were a great generation, I’m not crazy about how or why that […]

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