Category Archives: Television
You can’t look good in that sweater.
You guys know I’m a fairly traditional sort of holiday observer, right? No, really, it’s true. STOP LAUGHING!!! Continue reading
Because Presidential elections follow a week after Halloween, it’s fun to make visual associations between traditional zombies (the walking dead) and politicians (the talking dead). Continue reading
I grew up loving stories about Robin Hood. Were these tales based on the exploits of a real outlaw? There might have been a number of Robin Hoods in the original region, including some women. It’s an open question if he really lived or not, but what an inspiring symbol. Continue reading
… and happy to share.
Thanks to a couple of comments on the last post, I’ve been thinking about some of the truly bizarre television shows that knock around in my memory. Continue reading
Mass media impacts lives, and each generation adopts current technology for the sharing of information, communication and entertainment. Five years ago, during my last round of college, I realized how differently my younger colleagues in class were experiencing media than I had. I use the Internet, but I’m a different animal. I was part of the first television generation. Continue reading
…to remain invisible.
I ran into this by accident when looking for something else. I had completely forgotten it. Well, it was 25 years ago. This was my first “union” job in Hollywood, after I had earned the SAG card. I got paid a few hundred dollars to shout “YAY!” in the background Continue reading
When I was a kid I liked a comic book about a muscular guy in the year 4000 who wore a, well, “tunic”. Kind of homoerotic, but my sexuality was ambiguous when I was eight. Magnus, Robot Fighter was an orphan raised by a kindly sort of Zen robot to be able to break steel with his bare hands. He needed to do this because humanity was being taken over by evil robots run by a mega-corporation, and people needed a champion. Continue reading
Saints preserve us, I’m going to talk politics, sort of. I try not to, because the way people talk politics is so limiting, exclusionary and insensitive I get upset and angry just being exposed to it. I’m married to an ex-news writer, but I generally ask her to don headphones if she intends to watch news in my presence. Continue reading
I was reading Zeenat’s post about daily methods for reinforcing your inner upside (http://positiveprovocations.com/2011/02/21/top-9-ways-to-be-positive-and-happy-everyday/). The first one listed was to Carry a positive Trigger. She was writing about having a token of something that makes you happy with you at all times. When you get sidetracked, you can use it to get back in the game of life. She did not realize that by saying this she reopened a beautiful memory from my early childhood. I’ve had a positive trigger inside me since I was three! It’s Trigger Continue reading
As of next week I will have been blogging for a year. Since this time last year I’ve moved to a new home thousands of miles from the previous one, begun a new profession, and published over 100 thousand words in this space, but that’s not all. I’ve also become a WHOVIAN, a fan of the British (BBC Wales) TV show “Doctor Who”. Continue reading
When I was a child, kids went out “Trick or Treating” with other kids. Adult escorts were only employed to take infants door-to-door so they could also participate. Continue reading
I’ve been thinking about a kind of imprisonment many of us struggle against – the cage of material possessions. Continue reading
Some of my readers urged me to write about another odd job I held once, but at the time I deferred because it was an unusual experience of real evil, the kind that swims in the dark river of sludge beneath all capitalism. Continue reading