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michael-seidel's picture
Aug.01.2012
"Falling Skies" has a great plot twist: the hunter becomes the hunted. What a clever flip of an the well used paradigm. Wonder why no one has thought of this before? To which my weary wife replied, "You sound like Walt." Walt is my neighbor. He's like 30 years older. It staggers me that...
tim-haywood's picture
Jul.31.2012
How cool are the Olympic Games? I'll go ahead and answer that, but in terms my kids would use. They're wicked hella filthy sick. Which means really cool. For ninety-nine percent of the participants, it's the one opportunity every one-thousand-four-hundred-and-sixty days to step from the shadows...
michael-seidel's picture
Apr.10.2012
Do you know Martha Minor? What of Betty Endicott? Does Bob Miles ring a bell? You saw them if you watched Bonanza. Martha played Blonde Saloon Girl for 82 episodes, Betty was Brunette Saloon Girl for 78 episodes, and Bob Miles was Townsman, 74 episodes. I encountered Bonanza on Nick at Night or one...
michael-seidel's picture
Mar.26.2012
Last week of the quarter so I expect a slow week, few meetings, fewer requirements. No meetings at all are scheduled for Thursday and Friday.  Don't know if I should be insulted or pleased....  Weather broke and sunshine arose yesterday in the mid-afternoon. I leaped out with my tools and...
manny-pacheco's picture
Feb.04.2012
Ben Gazzara was an intense and dedicated actor in film and television. He began his career after he studied at the Dramatic Workshop of the New School and the Actors Studio. His education led to parts on Broadway, including  the starring role in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, directed...
mary-wilkinson's picture
Feb.03.2012
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5X1VIyZe3Ws
dale-estey's picture
Jan.13.2012
Downton Abbey is a really really really classy soap opera, and I'll be watching the next episode as I have watched all the others. To quote Issac Bashevis Singer: "A good writer is basically a story-teller, not a scholar or a redeemer of mankind." Well, Downton Abbey is chock-a-block full of...
carla-hefley's picture
Jan.12.2012
Friday will be another day of saying goodbye. Goodbye to another soap opera, the fourth one in the past couple of years. It is not one I watch on a regular basis although I used to and am trying to catch every last episode this week. I really don't understand what is happening to daytime TV. OLTL...
carla-hefley's picture
Jan.12.2012
Friday will be another day of saying goodbye. Goodbye to another soap opera, the fourth one in the past couple of years. It is not one I watch on a regular basis although I used to and am trying to catch every last episode this week. I really don't understand what is happening to daytime TV. OLTL...
michael-seidel's picture
Jan.02.2012
My wife and I have been watching what we call British television period pieces. I don't know the official names for their genre. I've seen them referred to as period costume dramas, dramatized period history and historic costume dramas, but we're good calling them period pieces. "Downton Abbey" is...