Category Archives: Media

Media in general

Most Cable Channels Are Worthless

Posted on by

logo for Rehab Addicy on DIY channelCable TV is expensive. Most standard packages include hundreds of channels but you have to ask yourself, are those channels worth it. The current pricing scheme the industry uses means your hundred dollar payment supports a lot of filler material that seem to me to be only a video version of radio – something you turn on for background noise when cleaning the house or changing the oil in your car. Most cable channels aren’t worth your time or expense.
Continue reading

My Favorite Old School Lunch Boxes

Posted on by

photo of the Korg lunch box circa 1974The other night, while talking to my mom, we got on the topic of school supplies. I remembered having to get boxes of tissues, a package of clay, and glue for example. My best memories were those years I got a new lunch box. Back in the 1970′s the lunch box was metal with a plastic thermos. The boxes were based on TV shows, cultural icons, or cartoon characters. I couldn’t remember the name of the TV show of one of my favorite lunch boxes but a quick search of some TV listings from the 1970′s reminded me of it. So here are my three favorite lunch boxes when I was a kid.
Continue reading

I Have A New Book: Dancing In The Banana Factory

Posted on by

front cover for my book Dancing in the Banana FactoryI have some short stories, I’ve written over the years, collecting dust on my computer and in various notebooks. Late last year I decided to take the plunge and self-publish a collection of them. The book ‘Dancing in the Banana Factory’ is now available for sale. Get a copy today!
Continue reading

With A Cleared Deck, NBC Announces New Shows For 2013-2014

Posted on by

created image for NBC Fall TV PreviewThis week starts the TV Network Upfronts where the network’s new season schedule is announced. We find out what the new shows are and where veteran shows will be shown during the week. On Sunday it was NBC’s turn to present it’s schedule. I got to view some clips from the new shows, and except for one or two, they didn’t look encouraging.
Continue reading

Death Comes Before Rebirth In TV World

Posted on by
Some TV shows canceled this week
Shows I watched that were canceled this week (clockwise from l to r) Body of Proof, Whitney, Vegas, & Happy Endings

Next week the networks will be presenting their new schedules for the 2013-2014 TV season. In order to make room for new shows, the networks have to cancel current shows. This time of year is tough for me because they will always cancel a show I liked or not cancel a show I hated. Here are some thoughts on a selected list of shows that I watched and were canceled.
Continue reading

I Don’t Want Harrison Ford In The Next Star Wars Movie

Posted on by
image showing the Original Star Wars trilogy cast
Original Star Wars trilogy cast (clockwise l-r)Harrison Ford, David Prowse, Peter Mayhew, Mark Hamill, Kenny Baker, and Carrie Fisher – and yes Anthony Daniels is missing

Since Disney bought the rights to Star Wars and plan on doing new films, there have been questions about if the stars of the original trilogy would appear in them. I took it as fact that Harrison Ford would run far away since he soured on the franchise after doing Revenge of the Jedi. In one interview years ago, Ford said he asked to have Solo killed off. In an interview with David Letterman last week Ford now claims he’s never been asked to return to the role and wouldn’t mind doing it. Screw Ford. I don’t want him in the next film.
Continue reading

NBC Sports Had Good First F1 Race

Posted on by

Very early Sunday morning the NBC Sports Network had live coverage of their first Formula 1 race in Australia. I was a bit worried that the coverage would be radically different from the former rights holder FOX’s SPEED Channel. I was pleased that except for some slight tweeks the only difference seemed to be was the on-air graphics and logos.
Continue reading

Grandpa Tells It Like It Is In Funny Oscar Mayer Ad

Posted on by

Logo for Oscar Mayer productsAnother new favorite ad of mine is from Oscar Mayer. The ad has a Grandpa who doesn’t hold back in his interactions with his family and grandchildren. The guy has some great lines. I think buying sliced ham in a container is too expensive with a lot of wasteful packaging but the ad was funny.
Continue reading