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The Equalizer Busy Equalizing

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clipart showing a music noteI love TV show themes and was really sad when the industry started cutting back on themes in order to squeeze in more commercials. The main theme to the show “The Equalizer” (1985–1989) is probably one of the best. It was composed by Stewart Copeland, the drummer from The Police. This percussion heavy theme captures the electronic vibe of the 1980’s and is part New Wave and part house music. Here is an album version of the tune.
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Lisa Whelchel & Michael Skupin – Bringing In The Geezer Viewers To Survivor

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Lisa Whelchel on Survivor: Philippines

I’m not a huge fan of Survivor (I haven’t really watched it since season 11 Survivor: Guatemala) but I do like to see who will be playing in the new seasons. When I saw that CBS was hyping the fact that Lisa Whelchel would be a player I had to laugh to myself. Survivor is known for having good looking, model/bartenders as contestants but they do throw a bone to geezers like me either going old, bringing in past players like Michael Skupin, or in this case stunt casting with a former 80’s TV star like Whelchel. I really think that none of the youngsters on the island will really know who she is and probably still won’t if and when it is revealed by an older player.
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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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Kids In The Hall On The Nerdist Channel Is The Best

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Bruce McCulloch & Mark McKinney
from Kids in the Hall

One of my favorite shows on the new Nerdist YouTube channel, besides All Star Bowling, is about classic Kids in the Hall sketches that include some brief commentary from the Kids themselves. These short videos that include the full sketch lets me enjoy one of my favorite comedy teams again plus I get to, probably, learn something about how the sketch was created.
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