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Notes from 2017 – Time to save Big Bird again!

Last week, the New York Times reported on administration plans to cut popular domestic programs, including funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. The move would save $500 million a year, about 0.016% of the federal budget. Said Heritage Foundation … Continue reading

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The end of Longmire?

I’ve devoted only one of 645 posts to a television show, Longmire, because the series is exceptional. Walt Longmire, a rural Wyoming sherif, is haunted by his wife’s murder. Each week we see him try to keep peace with his … Continue reading

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Thanks to a tip from our niece, Theresa, we’ve discovered a promising mystery show on A&E.  Longmire, based on a series of award winning novels by Chris Johnson, premiered in June, 2012.  Now in its second season, the first years’ … Continue reading

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Homer in Iceland

Readers of this blog know I am a fan of things Icelandic and a fan of The Simpsons.  I was delighted last night to discover a little known saga on the final show of season 24 of our longest running … Continue reading

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Johnny Cash was born this day 81 years ago.

Johnny Cash, who was born February 26, 1932, died a decade ago, a matter of months after the loss of his beloved wife, June Carter Cash. During his 71 years, the Man in Black won membership in the Rock and … Continue reading

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Remembering Max Headroom, a visionary TV show

In 1984 I joined Intel as their graphic workstations  were shrinking from video arcade sized units to large desktop computers. In my spare time, I sometimes played with a Commodore64 and saved quarters for Space Invaders. The first IBM personal … Continue reading

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Life: The Movie by Neal Gabler – A Book Review

In his final movie, Being There, 1979, Peter Sellers plays Chance, a gardener with a low IQ, who becomes an advisor to the president and business tycoons. In one iconic scene, Chance is accosted by a knife wielding youth in … Continue reading

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