Sunday, February 05, 2006

Al "Grandpa Munster" Lewis, R.I.P.

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Al Lewis, aka Grandpa Munster, died today at the age of 82 from complications due to emergency surgery. Monsters and Critics was the link I found.

I loved watching "The Munsters" as a child. On the air for only two years (1964-1966), it can still be found in syndication. I wonder how many episodes were actually shown in the 1966 season before I was born in July?

I never knew ol Grandpa had a Ph.D. in Child Psychology. Pretty cool, iff'n you ask me.

Rest in Peace, Al.

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Sunday, August 22, 2004

EN's Love Emerald Nuts

I've been watching a fair amnount of Olympics on CNBC (currently watching the Gold Medal Match in Women's Table Tennis (or is it Ping Pong --- is there a difference?) and one of the sponsors whose ads have been cracking me up are the ones for Emerald Nuts.

They have a lot of contrived situations and bizarre acting, but what it comes down to is some group of people with the initials E.N. love Emerald Nuts.

Elegant Naysayers, Eavesdropping Nebraskans, Earmuffed Negotiators, Eerie Namecallers, Egomaniacal Normans, Egyptian Navigators, Envious Nomads, etc.

Pretty creative, and amusing. Gets me to remember the name, but not necessarily to buy the nuts. I am not sure they are available in this area. Planters is of course the big national brand, and being not too far from Detroit we see the Kar's brand around here too.

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Sunday, April 11, 2004

England Swings Like a Pendulum Do...

England gets all the coolest commercials. Check these out for Trojan Condoms:

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Found via: waiken.

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Thursday, March 11, 2004

Funniest Think I've Read in a While

Every now and then I click on one of the "Recently Updated Weblogs" links when I get ready to log in to work on the blog. Today I decided to check out "Gidget Casts On", and caught a line that made my day...

Boobah makes the [Tele]Tubbies look like Chekhov.

Anything that can make the Teletubbies seem intellectual I had to check out. Kinda psychedelic, with a pretty hypnotic soundtract. Make sure to check out Gidget's place as well.

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Tuesday, March 02, 2004

Angel - Season Three

images/B00008YGRT.01.LZZZZZZZ OK, so I admit, I have been spending a fair amount of time in front of the tube these days. Mostly it is Angel's fault. I rec'd this CD via eBay about a week ago and am currently at the beginning of Disc 4 out of six.

I was a big fan of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" while it had it's TV run. I saw most of the series in syndication via F/X network. I had never tuned in to Angel until a friend told me about it. I am really enjoying it. Interesting story lines, some great characters (major props to Joss Whedon for creating some of the most interesting strong female roles in recent TV history), and the Sci-Fi/Horror/mystical aspects keep me entertained big time.

And don't get me started on how great it is to watch TV shows via DVD. No commercials, multiple episodes in a row if you want. This is the best thing since time shifting via VCR. I don't have a TiVo, but I can imagine this is what it might be like.

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Friday, January 23, 2004

Goodnight - Captain K.

capt_kangaroo.jpgBob Keeshan, better known to millions of children and children at heart as Captain Kangaroo passed away today at age 76.

I watched the Captain every morning when I was a tot. Him, Mr. Green Jeans, Bunny Rabbit and Mr. Moose entertained and taught me a lot. How sad to hear that he passed.

Rest in Peace - Cap'n.

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Tuesday, January 13, 2004

Celebrity Poker Showdown

I'm checking out The Celebrity Poker Showdown finale on Bravo right now.

David Cross, Paul Rudd, Nicole Sullivan, Richard Schiff, and Willie Garson, are competing for pieces of a $250,000 prize pool. I really have enjoyed watching this since it started. It is kind of interesting to see which celebs can actually play the game. The episode with the cast members of "The West Wing" was a lot of fun to watch. As were Emily Proctor, Sarah Silverman, and Mimi Rogers. It was also fun to watch Ben Affleck get his ass kicked.

Unfortunately, there is a lot of time spent not watching poker: lots of explanations. I guess this is necessary for viewers who are not familiar with No Limit Hold'Em. It would have been helpful for some of the actual players as well: Scott Stapp (whoever the hell he is), Coolio (who was answering his cell phone on the air), Shannon Elizabeth, and Tom Green (who is just an idiot).

There also seems to be some decent players as well. The final five, for example.

First out: Willie Garson. Ol' Willie went on tilt after a bad beat.

They're back to real poker. Paul Rudd is showing some skill, Nicole Sullivan as well. A couple of these guys are almost down to the felt. I'm gonna watch now. You should too.

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Monday, December 01, 2003

30 Minute Meals with Rachael Ray

images/rachaelraySince the days have become very short, and the weather has turned frigid, I have found myself with more indoor spare time. I have taken to watching a bit more TV than I normally do, which is very little (an hour a day or less).

When I do flip through the channels, my favorites are generally Tech TV, Food Network, Discovery or F/X. I have recently been catching Rachael Ray on 30 Minute Meals. Not only does the food look delicious, the host is pretty awesome as well. Brunette, and she seems quite brainy...an incredible combination. Her latest book,30 Minute Meals "get togethers", in the image to the left, is on my Christmas Wishlist. Any benevolent readers out there?

She also has a show called $40 a Day, on Wednesday nights at 10:00 PM. I have not caught it yet...too late for me, and I have not set the VCR yet. Man, I need to get a TiVo.

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Tuesday, September 09, 2003

Alias = Crack?

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Ok, so I have a new addiction. "Alias" on DVD. Yikes, like I don't have enough things competing for my attention. I watched the first episode Saturday, and am now three more into the first season. I guess it is relatively benign, and I needed a way to relax Monday night.

This show rocks. Lots of action, Jennifer Garner, excellent writing, Jennifer Garner, lots of excellent location shots (or so it seems), and, did I mention Jennifer Garner? She's beautiful, and more importantly, she seems intelligent. *sigh* Anybody know an intelligent girl who wants to date an aging, balding geek?

So, this box set interrupts the first season of La Femme Nikita.

Thank goodness I did not have the extra cash to buy Angel (season 2), ER (season 1) or any of the other multiple sets. I do not watch TV live much anymore, and this is a good way to watch worthwhile stuff.

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