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.

1973 (btw, is it just me, or do I look like the first-season Bobby Brady in this pic?????):

1973 (btw, is it just me, or do I look like the first-season Bobby Brady in this pic?????):
I watch the ripples change their size, but never leave the stream of warm impermanent sand. So the days flow through my eyes but still the days seem the same. And these children that you spit on as they try to change their world are immune to your consultations. They're quite aware of what they're going through.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Fright Night:

This, except for The Shining, is my favorite horror film of all time. I saw it 3 times at the theater. I was underage, so I'd pay to see a lame movie then sneak into the room showing Fright Night after the ushers went back to the lobby and didn't notice. It was too easy, really. I saw it on television once but it wasn't the same as in the theathers. Awesome flick.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Fact:

In 1979, there was no hotter schoolgirl than Lisa Whelchel. Anywhere.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Do you remember:

The Jan's Aunt Jenny episode where Jan finds an old pic of a relative (Aunt Jenny, played by Imogene Coca who went on to play Aunt Edna in National Lampoon's Vacation) who looked exactly like Jan when she was Jan's age, and Jenny sends Jan a current picture of herself, and Jan has a meltdown thinking she's going to get ugly when she gets older. She really took it hard. Although, in her defense, to think you're gonna look like Imogene Coca when you get older probably would be upsetting for anyone.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Patty Hearst:

I remember the whole Patty Hearst case, and how the news would interrupt my Saturday Morning Cartoons... Even though I watched it on Television and was told over and over why they did what they did (apparantly she had just joined some militia called the Simbianese Liberation Army), I still couldn't understand why they robbed that bank, and quite frankly I still don't get it. But whatever..

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Random:

Did I ever mention that I love whipped cream??

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Random thought:

It always struck me as being odd that even though there was the youngest child, none of the stories were ever about her. If she had even one sentence an episode (or even just a word or two), I'm not aware of it. She was always just running around in the scene but wasn't really part of the show. She was just sort of a prop .. or a walk-in extra...

Monday, October 18, 2010

The "Love Is" kids:

I was never really into the above cartoon series, but I remember it being popular back in the day. I think it came out just after "Love Story". I just always thought those kids needed some clothes...

Random:

I found this pic when I was doing an image search for the above post. Between you and me, I can't help but feel kind of sorry for the guy.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

1976 McDonald's ad:

In the mid-70's, McDonald's advertising was alot like Norman Rockwell art with black people...

Friday, October 15, 2010

Today:

We got our first snow. It's still coming down, but now it's mostly rain. The snow's kind of early this year. 3 or 4 years ago it didn't start until January 15th. Every year's different.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Show of hands:

So how many of you actually made it to Expo '74?? I didn't go. Unfortunately, when you're only 6 years old, you don't really have alot of say in the matter..

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Another Sunday Comic:

You can't blame her for trying..

Sorry for all the MTM pics lately, but I found them all on a latest internet search and I need to use them up:

It seems that someone just got on Mr. Grant's "bad side". I guess someone went looking for another job that day..
.. I'm wondering if it's the episode where Mary hires a female friend to do the Sports segment, but all the new employee wants to talk about is Women's Diving because there was no violence involved in the sport. And I guess the new employee didn't cover some major baseball event to devote the whole segment to Women's Diving. So after "the talk", Mary sends her packing. I must say she deserved it.

Some call him "the gangster of love":

Some people call him the space cowboy, yeah. Some call him the gangster of love. Some people call him Maurice, Cause he speaks of the pompitous of love. People talk about him, baby, Says he's doin' you wrong, doin' you wrong. Well, don't you worry baby, Don't worry. Cause he's right there baby, right there, right there, right there at home. Cause he's a picker, he's a grinner, he's a lover And he's a sinner. He plays his music in the sun. he's a joker, he's a smoker, he's a midnight toker. he sure don't want to hurt no one. You're the cutest thing That he ever did see. He really loves your peaches, Wants to shake your tree. Lovey-dovey, lovey-dovey, lovey-dovey all the time; Ooo-eee baby, he'll sure show you a good time.

Sunday Comic:

Only Monty could get injured while cloud-watching. I don't know 'bout that boy...

Saturday, October 09, 2010

In my opinion:

Wilma looks about 20 years younger on the right.

You made your cake, now lie in it..

For the record, I always thought it was Lou Grant who dumped Sue Ann Nivens in the cake. Turns out it was Murray Slaughter. Well, regardless of who did it, it was still funny. She really had it coming to her.

All kidding aside:

James emailed me and asked if I'd post a link to his new site. If you're addicted to drugs and you live in Florida, and you realize you need help, you can find his site HERE.

Friday, October 08, 2010

Charlie And The Chocolate Factory:

I read this book back around 1978, and I liked it so much better than the Gene Wilder movie. I thought the illustrations were excellent. My favorite part of the book was the story about the prince who built his castle out of chocolate, and he woke up on a hot day and his castle had melted. I didn't see the Johnny Depp movie version, although yesterday at Best Buy I was watching the scene with Veruca in the squirrel room, and I must say I found it kind of disturbing ...

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Random:

I've never owned this album/cd/cassette, but I think it's probably one of the coolest album covers ever.

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Random observance:

Some people just can't handle rejection too well... like Cal ..

Sunday, October 03, 2010

Ronco Records:

Ronco records were heavily marketed in the mid-late 70's, but the company has long since gotten out of the music business. I'm surprised Ronco doesn't make cheesey CD's, considering that they make everything else, and I bet they'd sell a lot more CD's than they do their kitchen gadgets. Like does the "set-it-and-forget-it" really work??? I doubt it.

Sunday Comic:

For the record, one of my grandfathers was "Gramptastic". The other one, not so much.. okay, not at all, really.....

Friday, October 01, 2010

Goodbye Tony Curtis:

The above is Tony as "Stoney Curtis", from the episode of The Flintstones where Wilma wins a contest and her prize is Stoney as her "slave boy" for the day. He will be missed by many, he was one of the greatest.

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