Using my blog to try and make the world a better place. If I can help someone forget their troubles for a few minutes a day, it's all worth it.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009


In the mid-70's, no man had nicer hair than Glen Campbell.

Yes, I suppose that's true:

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I hated wearing turtlenecks:

I never liked wearing turtlenecks. The feel of them always bothered me, like my shirt was trying to strangle me.... Although I have to say they looked great on Maureen.


I had a T-shirt with the above pic, back around 1980. I wore that thing all the time. Just shows the 80's weren't SO bad..


In the early 80's, I had a major crush on Genie Francis. I thought she was so beautiful. I hadn't felt that way since Marcia, actually... I stopped watching GH since they killed her off. I knew she was brought back, but by then it just wasn't the same, and I lost interest in the show by then.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Yeah right...

The above is a pic from The Partridge Family, showing how the bus got its new paint job. But any novice could tell it was a factory job. No way could someone, especially a kid, get all those lines so straight (although I admit I fell for it, I mean when you're 4 years old, you'll believe anything)...

In 1977:

When the song "You're still the one" by Orleans was at the height of its popularity, ABC took it for their advertising campaign. I remember mom used to laugh when the song came on the radio (Orleans not ABC) and they'd sing the line: "you're still the one who can scratch my itch"... I still, to this day, couldn't figure out what was so funny about it...

Sunday, December 27, 2009


During the Carter administration, his daughter Amy got alot of bad press. She just wasn't liked, for some reason. I really don't know why, I don't recall her getting into any trouble or anything. Poor Amy, she just never got a decent break with anyone.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Verb: That's what's happenin':

I can question like: What is it?
(Verb, you're so demanding.)
I can order like: Go get it!
(Verb, you're so commanding.)
When I hit I need an object
(Verb, hit! Hit the ball!)
When I see, I see the object
(Do you see that furthest wall?)
If you can see it there, put the ball over the fence, man!
Go ahead. Yeah, alright.
What?! He hit it. It's going, it's going, it's gone!

Let me guess:

Either Greg just wiped out on a coral reef with his surfboard, or he just said "stinker". Either way, it looks pretty bad...

Nellie Olsen...

... had a face only a mother could love...

Friday, December 25, 2009


The above is from the 1964 TV Guide, when they aired the first showing of Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer.

To all:


Wednesday, December 23, 2009


In 1977, when Pop Rocks candy first came on the scene, there was a rumor that if you ate these and drank soda at the same time, your stomach would explode....

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Just a note to let anyone know that I'm on the road right now (actually in Florida, I got here yesterday). I'm staying in a neat little mobile home.
In a retirement community.
Everyone's 55 or older... well, the rent was cheap, what can I say..
I'm on the community computer right now, but once I get my system set up, I'll be posting more regularly.

Monday, December 14, 2009


When you're a kid and you're afraid, hallways seem longer.

I remember:

The Bic Banana commercials. I do believe that's Charles Nelson Reilley (sp?) as the teacher. To this day I can't figure out why Bic called these pens "bananas".

I was just thinking about:

Tom and Helen Willis. Back in 1976 when The Jeffersons first debuted, I don't think there was another interracial couple on any prime time television show before. Sure Kirk made out once with Lt. Uhura on Star Trek, but even they never made it a lifestyle and became a family unit...
For the record, I forgot all about the other Lionel.

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

The difference between men and women:

When women look in the mirror, they see all their flaws. When men look in the mirror, we see that we have none. We're just that way..

Monday, December 07, 2009

Good King Wenceslas looked out on the feast of Stephen, when the snow lay round about, deep and crisp and even:

Brightly shone the moon that night, tho' the frost was cruel, when a poor man came in sight gathering winter fuel. "Hither page and stand by me, if thou knowest it, telling. Yonder peasant who is he? Where and what his dwelling?" "Sire he lives a good league hence, underneath the mountain. Right against the forest fence, by Saint Agnes Fountain".

Saturday, December 05, 2009


Bewitched had one of the best openers. I loved the cartoon. And the first Darren was way better than the second one. But that's just me..


My favorite character on Bewitched was Endora. She was a classy gal, although I wouldn't want to get on her bad side.. Btw, judging by the look on Samantha's face, I'd love to know what she just did...

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

In my opinion:

Carrie got a raw deal. Just sayin'.

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

I was just thinking about:

The Ty-D-Bol Man. He was the guy who used to go boating in people's toilets. Just once it would've been so cool to see someone flush the toilet on him, but it never happened. The whole ad campaign seems so ridiculous in hindsight, but back then we didn't really think anything of it. I suppose I could've spent more time looking for decent pics, but really it's just a dude in a toilet..
On a side-note, it's amazing how much that guy looks like Mitt Romney..