Facts About Rod Serling
He was an amazing writer. To call “The Twighlight Zone” innovative is an understatement. The series presented a number of variations of science fiction themes. Included were storylines that involved time travel, nuclear holocaust, death and some other things I’ll classify as just weird.
Facts About Andy Griffith
He and Andy Taylor were two different guys. 1: Andy was married three times. His first wife was Barbara Bray Edwards. They were married in 1949 and divorced in 1972. As a side thought, Barbara was a singer. A singer named Bray, is somewhat ironic.
Satire: 10 Sales Cliches I'm Tired of Hearing
And there's a good chance you are too. I was in sales for a number of years and have been bombarded by an avalanche of sales calls for even longer. What I’ve seen over the years has made a career in sales harder and harder to stomach for anyone with ethics or even a modicum of empathy.
Facts About Richard Widmark
I primarily remember his westerns. To me, the two Richard Widmark movies I remember the most are “Warlock” and “Death of a Gunfighter.” Despite the name “Warlock,” the movie is a western, and a good one. Widmark plays the hero in that excellent western.
Facts About Cary Grant
When I was a kid Cary Grant movies were fairly common on TV. Now I can’t recall seeing one in years. Though I think of myself as generally liking his movies, none of them strike me as something I have a burning desire to see again. Possibly because he didn’t do westerns or action movies. So, I did some research on Cary. Maybe I’ll even be reminded of some of his movies I need to see.
The Most Ridiculous Questions Ever Asked in Mom Groups
We’ve all asked dumb questions, but these are on another level. No one has all of the answers, especially first time moms. When I had my son, I split my time between staring at his sweet little face and worrying about how I was now responsible for another human being.
21 Fabulous but Forgotten Words That Should Make a Comeback
Egad! Gadzooks! All of these rapscallions and their blithering brabbles!. Fellow logophiles, while you may be familiar with some of the words on this list, how many do you actually use in everyday conversation? I can’t say that I use any of them fairly often, but if we begin now, maybe they’ll start #trending. If it can happen with yolo, GOAT, Gucci, and yeet, why can’t we make these outdated, but incredible words cool again?
Satire: I've Made It!
Fame and fortune have both found me. It was bound to happen. I’ve been cranking material on pretty much a daily basis for close to a couple years now. Fame and fortune were sure to follow. And that’s what happened.
St. Paul Gains Latest Addition to State's 10,000 Lakes with "Lake McDonalds"
The Land of 10,000 Lakes has apparently gained number 10,001, at least according to some local admirers. A frequently flooded McDonald's parking lot on University Ave in St. Paul has now earned the tongue-in-cheek title of "Lake McDonalds."
Facts About Jimmy Stewart
His wasn't always a wonderful life. The holiday season is here, and that means different things to different people, but one thing is certain, the airways will be filled with, “It’s a Wonderful Life.” That may be Jimmy Stewart’s most well-known role, but overall, he had a wonderful career. And, as a bonus he was one of the greatest western stars of all time.
The "High" Road: A Whimsical Journey to Wisconsin's Bong Recreation Area
"The 'High' Road: A Whimsical Journey to Wisconsin's Bong Recreation Area," authored by an AI developed by OpenAI. This narrative, created on 11/26/2023, is a fictional depiction of a road trip and is cited for entertainment. The content was generated via the ChatGPT platform on OpenAI.
Facts About William Frawley
The friction between the Fred and Ethel Mertz was real. I’ve mentioned before that when I was a kid I liked to watch “I Love Lucy.” One reason was I like the Fred Mertz character. Even as a kid, I thought Fred was funny. I’ve learned a little bit more about the man who played Fred, William Frawley.
Facts About American Gothic
Let me gring some culture into yout life. I generally write about entertainment, getting older, or sports. But this time I will delve into some culture. Specifically, I’ll take dive into the 1930 Grant Wood classic, American Gothic. A look at the painting evokes questions. I’ll take a look at those questions, give my own answers, and give you some background regarding the classic.
Facts About Ringo Starr
He seems like he might have been the most fun Beatle. All four of the Beatles were immensely musically talented. But of the four, it seems like Ringo might have been considered the least talented of the four. I’m not qualified to determine who was the most or least talented of the group, but I do know Ringo seemed to do okay after the group broke up. He also seems to be having fun, which I appreciate.
The Annual Flaunting of Gratitude
"What are you thankful for?" I asked Mike, my long-suffering boyfriend, who is often mistaken for my husband, not because we wear rings but because he is quite a bit older than me. "Long in the tooth," as the horse people say. I was expecting him to say, "Oh, I'm so very grateful for you, my sweet, precious, intelligent, stunningly beautiful girlfriend." But instead he just said, "Baby Jesus."
Facts About Walter Cronkite
Imagine a news anchor people trusted. Once upon a time, TV newsmen were trusted. This was in the days before “spin” and “alternative facts.” It was a time when news guys were generally considered truthful. And one of those truth tellers towered above the others. Walter Cronkite. At one point, he was considered” the most trusted man in America.”