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You know how it goes. You arrive in Cedar Rapids late because the plane that you were supposed to board in Connecticut was struck by lightning, so rather than going through Chicago, you are re-routed through Charlotte. When you finally arrive in Cedar Rapids, you’re tired. A lightning strike and a five hour delay in…

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I was listening to an interview with Bob Saget, who once starred in a show called Full House, which featured the Olson twins.  Other than what I just stated, I know nothing about this show. I never watched the show, and I wasn’t even aware of its existence until well after it had ended its…

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This skit, which didn’t play on Saturday Night Live last week because they ran out of time, is meant to be satire, but it’s oddly so close to what sitcoms were like in the 1980’s that it’s barely satire. Also hilarious. 

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My wife and I watched Mike Birbiglia’s movie Don’t Think Twice last night.  Excellent film. Gillian Jacob’s performance was especially good.  At 11:57, we switched over to network television to watch the ball drop. We watched as a female singer (later identified as Mel B) pretended to beg off Carson Daly’s pleas to perform. The two…

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Here’s my biggest complaint about The Brady Bunch: The show ran for five seasons. The writers had six kids, two parents, a housekeeper, a dog and a butcher to work with, not to mention a host of special guest stars ranging from Joe Namath to Desi Arnaz, Jr. to Vincent Price. And yet they still…

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Follow this timeline, especially if you don’t use Twitter and haven’t seen any of the Donald Trump-Saturday Night Live sparring matches.  I’m honestly not sure which is funnier: Saturday Night Live’s weekly skit on our President-elect: Donald Trump’s inevitable, almost immediate, thin-skinned, sad trombone response to the skit via Twitter: Alec Baldwin’s eventual and always…

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I’m doing the final segment in Seasons new television show Seasons Up Close. It airs on Sunday mornings locally in Connecticut about six times a year. Here’s the first episode, which airs last week. 

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Tomorrow Seasons Up Close, a news program from the publishers of Seasons magazine, debuts on channel 3 at 11:30 in the Hartford market. This will also mark my television debut. Much like my role in the magazine, I will be doing the final segment of the show (and future shows), which will be a short bit…

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This video shows thousands of Pokémon Go players in Taiwan stampeding after a Snorlax — a relatively rare creature in the Pokémon pantheon. It’s kind of unbelievable. You may think this is a sign of the apocalypse. A signal that human beings have lost all sense of what is good and right. End times. People…

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