Category Archives: Television

To Thine Own Self Be True!

Magic Johnson and I have one thing in common–  neither of us is going to a Los Angeles Clippers game any time soon.  Los Angeles Clippers owner, for now, Donald Sterling and I also appear to share something–   neither of … Continue reading

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You Gotta Believe!

“For the want of a nail, a shoe was lost. For the want of shoe, a horse was lost. For the want of a horse, a rider was lost. For the want of a rider, a message was lost. For … Continue reading

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I’d Like to Buy the World a Coke!

A company as large as Coca-Cola cannot avoid some type of controversy now and then.  For instance, when Coke launched its ad campaign in China, the slogan “Coke Adds Life!” was translated into “Coke brings your ancestors back from the … Continue reading

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Great Balls of Fire!

Fire is a fearsome thing.  The animal kingdom is confused and fearful of the all consuming entity; horses panic and run toward it, insects are suicidally drawn to it, and most creatures run or fly from deadly flames stricken by … Continue reading

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Die Letzte Zigarette!

Unlike eggs, cigarettes constantly lose ground decade after decade regarding their impact on your health.  Eggs are an “on again, off again” affair.  Eggs were good for you in the 1950’s, but bad for you in the 60’s, came back … Continue reading

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The Mighty OZ!

I sat in the dentist chair like so many times before as the dental assistant told me it was time for my annual X-rays.  She lay a heavy lead apron across my chest, as was usual, but then she reached … Continue reading

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Ryan’s Budget Proposal a “Scandal?”

While watching ABC’s political drama, Scandal, I realized that former vice-presidential candidate, Paul Ryan, is a fan.  Apparently, he tunes in to the hit show gathering tips and tidbits on creating a national budget from fictional President Fitzgerald T. Grant.  … Continue reading

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Oh, I Wish I Was an Oscar Meyer Wiener!

I never watch the Oscar awards.  I did as a child, when my parents occasionally tuned in back when there were few categories to vote on and many more “true” stars to watch.  To me, watching the Academy Awards is … Continue reading

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Celebrity Spotlight: Martin the Geico Gecko

Often, good comes from controversy.  This is particularly true of the Screen Actors Guild strike in 1999 which bore the endearing character we know today as Martin, the Geico Insurance mascot, or the Geico Gecko.  Martin is a Gold dust … Continue reading

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Us Tareyton Smokers Go Further!

Detective Arthur P. Dietrich is interviewing a man arrested for spray painting an “f” on the side of a city bus to correct the poor English in an ad that read, “Filet-O-Fish.”  Dietrich appears sympathetic to the man’s rants about … Continue reading

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