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Lovelace Hits The Right Notes About Golden Era Of Porn

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poster for the fim Lovelace (2013)I had the opportunity to check out the new film about porn star Linda Lovelace titled ‘Lovelace‘. I thought it used an interesting take on the period in the 1970s when pornography went mainstream by giving us two films in one. The first half is like a Hollywood style biography that never goes below the surface while the last half of the film gives us what really happened behind the scenes. The film not only gave a look at the pop culture impact of the actress, ‘Lovelace’ also humanized the woman. I also liked how the film didn’t go after pornography as a whole but did point out the dark and dirty underbelly of the industry in the 1970s. Unlike how Linda Lovelace was exploited during her short stint in porn, the film ‘Lovelace’ isn’t exploitive and gives a true examination of the woman and the industry she popularized.
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My Favorite Old School Lunch Boxes

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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.
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Doug’s Favorite Films For 1976

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post icon for Doug on FilmSometime ago I posted about my favorite year – 1976. In that post I talked about TV in general and listed some of the songs I liked from that year. In this post I want to go back to 1976 but list some of my favorite films that were released that year.
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Andy Griffith, America’s Favorite Sheriff Has Died

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Andy Griffith

I was sad to learn today that actor Andy Griffith died at the age of 86. Many people over the generations loved Griffith’s characters from the Sheriff of Mayberry in the 1960’s to Matlock the lawyer in the 1980’s. He got his start doing stand up comedy and one of my favorite bits is when he plays a country person describing the game of football and one of his TV shows I really liked was “Salvage 1” back in 1979.
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My Favorite Year – 1976

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?Everyone has a special time of year in their lives that they remember. It’s almost like it happened yesterday and leaves one with such good feelings that you want to relive that one year over and over if you could. For me 1976 is that year. Not just because it was the US Bicentennial but the time I had and the music on the radio brings back warm and fuzzy memories of that time.
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Look Cato, a Cloo…

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Cloo logo used on new channelThis past week the cable channel Sleuth changed its name to Cloo. It was done mainly so that NBCUniversial can trademark the name and get better SEO results on the web. It plans to maintain the crime/mystery programing it has had since it debuted in 2006. It might be something I might check out every once in awhile but the reliance on programing all ready seen on USA might cut into those plans.
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