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TV – a wide open spectrum from “amazingly spectacular” to “did they really say that?” to “stupid beyond words (but I’ll try!)” – outrageous!

Dump Tara Lipinski PLEASE

It’s been a while since I’ve made an entry … I’m sure this won’t be seen by anyone at this point, but it’s gotta be said!  It’s ice skating season, and we’ve been watching events on TV whenever we can.  The … Continue reading

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Nick Faldo Should Be Slapped

We just saw the announcement that Dustin Johnson is taking a voluntary leave from golf to deal with issues in his life.  Nick Faldo’s comment referenced that Dustin had gone off the straight and narrow – oh, but Nick wished him … Continue reading

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The Normal Heart

I am right this second watching this amazing movie on HBO.  The script, the direction, the acting, all of it needs to be recognized.  Mark Ruffalo and Matt Bomer must receive awards … they must.  It isn’t just the story, … Continue reading

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America’s Best Cook

I just yesterday discovered this new Food Channel show.  Right this second I am watching the season finale, and today they played the whole season before broadcasting the finale, so I got to see all of the season.  I have to say that … Continue reading

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The Announcers and Commentators Presenting the Olympics

So far the only truly great bit of presentation I’ve seen has been the interview Al Michaels did with T.J. Oshie after he got the U.S. hockey team through to the win over the Russian hockey team.  Mr. Michaels, please try to continue … Continue reading

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Anne Burrell on Worst Cooks in America

Anne Burrell, stop insulting the members of your “Worst Cooks” team.  Bobby Flay has the perfect balance of nice, funny, and honest, and can rib his team and also give constructive comments without sounding like a jerk.  Anne, you continue to sound like a … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Day Parade

A west coast NBC (channel 4 out here) broadcast of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade has started.  I am mildly interested in what the parade will have, floats, balloons, entertainers, etc.  Of course there is the also the necessary evil of the … Continue reading

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The Rich Bardic Tradition

Every once in a while I see a bit of evidence of our society’s limitless appreciation for and love of our storytelling … our bardic tradition.  It’s an organic, almost unconscious process, that results in very vivid and comprehensive incorporation of story elements and characters into … Continue reading

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Contrast, Truth, and Beauty

2001 “Save the Last Dance” – a gem of a movie – have you seen it?  The characters are complex, vivid, and display problems and potential that many of us have experienced, either directly or indirectly.  The stories are familiar – … Continue reading

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Cable TV – Casting By – A Documentary

HBO is broadcasting a great documentary called “Casting By” about the history, development, and wonderful contributions of the field of casting.  The piece is an incredibly interesting description of how movies and TV have been casted since before there were true casting professionals, and … Continue reading

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