Category: Television

Fame can be weird. Or, maybe it’s me.

Fame is a bee

Famous people get really frustrated around me, because I’m weird.  Mostly, because I spend the first few minutes around them in a complete and total fog about who they are and what they do.  Really, the only famous people that I behaved normal and appropriately flummoxed in front of — were Burt Reynolds and Michael Jackson. Mr. Reynolds, I met when I was a teenager and I was completely dumbstruck by his appearance at my family’s home in the 1970’s, […]

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Ma-Nah Ma-Nah Phenomena

Do you remember the Muppets singing Ma-Nah Ma-Nah?  I have found it to be one of the most universal phrases that can bring a crowd of strangers to immediately respond with a smile and, in some cases, an almost whispered: “Doot-doo-doo-doo-doot!” until they hear others do (doot?) it, too. Did you know (<– three of my most favorite words, BTW) that it was written by an Italian composer, Piero Umiliani, for a documentary about life in Sweden?  The Muppets first […]

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As Seen on TV!

It seems I might have watched too much TV and overdosed as a kid, because I’ve never really watched it as an adult.  This simple fact has made me VERY unpopular in the company of some people who actually are on television (some of them bonfide “Stars”) when they discover I have absolutely no idea who they are or what shows they’ve been on.  [My sincerest apologies go out to that lady who was a big time trainer on the […]

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Behind the Ashton Kutcher Curtain

At the most recent Teen Choice Awards Ashton Kutcher thanked his fans by saying he wouldn’t have a career without them, told them that he felt they were giving him the “Old Guy/Grandpa Award” and then he gave away some secrets he learned when he was just “Chris” — which is his real name. Ashton is apparently his middle name, one that he took when he started out as a young actor.   1)      Opportunity looks a lot like hard […]

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Talent Scouting for Girl Scouts

This is for my readers in the U.S. that have Girl Scouts in their midst who might like to throw their badged sashes in the ring for an upcoming national television commercial! The Girl Scout motto is “Be Prepared.”  So, I ask you… are you prepared for this?!  The sweet folks at Coffee-Mate are rolling out not one, but two new creamers to add to your coffee (and really, I like it in tea, too) rotation.  Truly, sweet dreams (creams?) […]

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15 Minutes of Fame

Jimmy Kimmel recently had a show where he featured two sisters of the KarKrashian Klan and he introduced them by saying they’d conquered the tabloids, Twitter, TV and that one could “watch them do everything and nothing at all at the same time.”  Wow.  When you put it like that, I feel very badly about the state of the nation.  And our future. Back in the day (1968 to be exact) Andy Warhol said that “In the future, everyone will […]

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The KarKrashians

Strange as it is, I find I cannot look away from the Kardashians, or KarKrashians (as I’ve come to call them).  Partly, because it is nearly impossible NOT to see them, as they seem to have infiltrated every single possible nook and cranny of the world as we know it.  My initial reaction to the K-Klan was possibly a bit like yours: variations on a theme of “What the what?!” or “Oh, no they DID – N’T!” and more than […]

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