IT CAN’T BE THAT BAD, CAN IT?

Can’t Watch This -- When was the last time you watched something too scary, cringe-worthy, or unbelievably tacky to continue? Almost everyday, I am offended by appallingly cliche-ridden, derivative shows proffered as "the next new thing" for us, the obviously dim-witted audience. Not to mention the "reality shows" like "Marriage Boot Camp" which has offended me merely by … Continue reading IT CAN’T BE THAT BAD, CAN IT?

THE GARNER FILES: A MEMOIR – JAMES GARNER AND JON WINOKUR (2012)

Jim, we already miss you!

Serendipity Seeking Intelligent Life on Earth

By James Garner and Jon Winokur – Release date: October 23, 2012

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From the first time I saw James Garner on TV as Bret Maverick, I was ever so slightly in love. I watched the show faithfully whenever Garner starred in the episode. They tried adding more Mavericks, but for me, there was only one. Apparently that’s how most viewers felt — when Garner was gone, the show was gone.

When I saw him in “The Americanization of Emily,” our relationship was sealed. I was a fan  for life. Although I have not seen every movie he ever made, I’ve seen most of them. I’ve liked some, loved most. Whenever one of his movies shows up on cable, it goes on the DVR. Fortunately Garry is a fan too.

Now, about the book. If you had the impression that Jim Garner is a plain-spoken guy with strong…

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PIGEONS WATCHING PEOPLE, PEOPLE WATCHING PIGEONS

Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge: Week 21 This week, just one subject: pigeons. While at the party on Saturday, I became -- don't ask me why because I have no answer -- fascinated by the pigeons on the roof. They looked as if they were holding a conference, maybe doing a little people-watching and pigeon commentary … Continue reading PIGEONS WATCHING PEOPLE, PEOPLE WATCHING PIGEONS

THIS IS BASEBALL? BRANDING AND THE AMERICAN PASTIME

"It's an exciting afternoon here at Petco," the announcer says. The Padres are playing the Mets. At Petco Park. The mental image this formed in my head were utterly un-baseball, totally non-sporting. This whole branding thing is out of hand. I looked up from the computer, wondering if we needed more dog food and biscuits. We're forever … Continue reading THIS IS BASEBALL? BRANDING AND THE AMERICAN PASTIME