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jennifer-kathleen-gibbons's picture
Oct.27.2013
    She was the receptionist you had to have. She was the teacher you didn't want. One woman played both. In the 70's it seemed like Marcia Wallace was everywhere. On Merv, Match Game, Love Boat, there she was!  She was tall, with frizzy red hair. She could deliver the best comebacks...
jennifer-kathleen-gibbons's picture
Aug.29.2013
When I was growing up, the radio always seemed to be on. Usually on KFRC, but other stations as well. Not a day went by that I didn't hear a Linda Ronstandt song. Be it her early hits "Long Long Time" where her heart sounded like it was breaking, or her take on Michael Nesmith's "Different Drum"...
dorothy-nixon's picture
Nov.04.2011
Yesterday, I started watching the Simpsons in French on TV. The Simpsons in French is every bit as good as the Simpsons in English. Maybe even better.   The dubbing is Quebecois.   Then I realized I must have the Simpsons on dvd as my son left his stash here before he went to Europe....
dale-estey's picture
Oct.03.2011
  Hemingway on ‘Family Guy’: 6 Famous Authors Animated by Gabe Habash         The latest blog-of-the-moment is The Lisa Simpson Book Club, a Tumblr that catches every single book and writer that has ever appeared on The Simpsons. But this great blog got us thinking...
lauren-john's picture
Oct.25.2010
Written in 1845 by master of horror Edgar Allan Poe, the Raven is a poem with legs. We are still reading it , reciting it, quoting it, and adapting it to stage and screen--all of which happened yesterday at Salon Menlo--our local film/literature discussion group. There's no copyright on The Raven--...
jessica-anya-blau's picture
Jun.21.2010
Larry Doyle is the author of the best-selling book, I LOVE YOU BETH COOPER.  He also produced and wrote The Simpsons for several years, wrote Beavis and Butthead, was the entertainment editor at New York Magazine and wrote a bunch of Hollywood movies.  Oh, and he regularly writes very funny pieces...
barry-eva's picture
Oct.11.2009
STORYHEART SUNDAY UK BLOG - Stonehenge, President Obama and Marge Simpson It's been rather a strange week, with news from both sides of the pond causing some discussion. First archaeologists have discovered a smaller prehistoric site near Britain's famous circle of standing stones at Stonehenge....
sam-barry's picture
Jul.22.2009
Washington — The Senate blocked the latest attempt by gun advocates to expand the rights of gun owners today, narrowly voting down a provision that would have allowed gun owners with valid permits from one state to carry concealed weapons in other states, according to a story in the New York Times...
june-casagrande's picture
May.06.2009
dowager I came across this word today, used in earnest - not in a comedy context like the Wealthy Dowager character on The Simpsons. Per American Heritage online, "dowager" means: 1. A widow who holds a title or property derived from her deceased husband. 2. An elderly woman of high...
june-casagrande's picture
Apr.07.2009
ought In his Los Angeles Times column today, Michael Hiltzik writes, "Housing and easy money are unlikely to be the engines of growth in the Twenty-tens that they were in the Twenty-oughts." And, in doing so, he stirred up the mush of information I carry around in my head -- a shockingly...