Browsing archives for October, 2010

R.I.P. Barbara Billingsley

Movies,TV,Uncategorized 17 October 2010 | Comments Off

Sorry for the lack of postings of late, will try to get back in the groove this week.  In the meantime, I wanted to take a moment to mark the passing yesterday of one of the all-time great TV moms, Barbara Billingsley.  She was most known for her roles as June Cleaver on the classic [...]

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’80s Double Bill: The ‘Burbs/April Fools Day

80s,Movies 11 October 2010 | Comments Off

Saturday night we decided to take it easy and enjoy an ’80s movie double-header.  First up was 1989′s The ‘Burbs, followed by 1986′s April Fool’s Day. The ‘Burbs is one of those movies I’ve always sort of taken for granted.   It’s the movie equivalent of comfort food.  When writing this post, I realized I have [...]

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Yoko Ono on John Lennon’s 70th Birthday

10s,News 9 October 2010 | Comments Off

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The Friday Not-So-Random Ten Is Movin’ On Up

Music 8 October 2010 | Comments Off

I completely spaced on this last week, but I don’t really think anyone’s life was any worse for it. You know how we roll: I Just Wanna Have Something to Do – The Ramones Rockin’ the Suburbs – Ben Folds Problem Child – AC/DC Live the Life You’re Dreaming Of – Sloan Devil Inside – [...]

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They Say It’s Your Birthday, Well It’s My Birthday Too, Yeah

About Me 8 October 2010 | Comments Off

If the title of this post wasn’t clear enough, today is my birthday.  Growing up, I liked to check the newspaper on my birthday because they listed what celebrities were also celebrating that day.   I was a weird kid.  Now the paper only gave three or four names, but these days I can get a [...]

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Retro Late Night: Steve Martin Hosts the Tonight Show

70s,TV 7 October 2010 | Comments Off

When I was a kid in the ’80s, the regular guest host for The Tonight Show was Joan Rivers.  After she and Johnny had their well-publicized falling out in 1986, Jay Leno got the gig and he is still clinging like grim death to the job.  But back in the ’70s, there was no regular [...]

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I’ve Got X-Ray Eyes

70s,80s,Ads,Comics 5 October 2010 | Comments Off

Today io9 ran a post about Nick Veasey’s x-ray photography.  I had seen his work highlighted on other sites in the past, and it is always amazing.  I had always assumed that he was using live people for his shots and just using special techniques to polish the images.  Not the case, as it turns [...]

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Citizen Wayne

40s,Batman,Movies 4 October 2010 | Comments Off

Stuff like this is why I love the internet: Casting is spot-on – wouldn’t this have been great?  (via Daily DCU)

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R.I.P. Stephen J. Cannell

70s,80s,90s,TV 1 October 2010 | Comments Off

Legendary television writer/producer Stephen J. Cannell died Thursday of melanoma at his home in California. If you watched television in the ’80s, it’s likely that you saw at least one (or five) of the shows he created. Among his 40 (!) series are such familiar names as The Rockford Files, Baretta, The Greatest American Hero, [...]

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