Fellow Planeteers, you greeted my article on my Dad with such kindness that I thought I would do something extra, which was to include my Mum. Here’s a wonderful video tribute to my Dad, shown on what would have been his 100th Birthday in 2000 on Irish Television. She is featured prominently, with all her stories!
Archive for the ‘TV’ Category
The Core Thesis: Authoritarian people have a stronger emotional need for an outlet like Fox, where they can find affirmation and escape factual challenges to their beliefs.
The Little Golden Guys shine on a night with a few surprises, including the “natural” pairing of Jack Nicholson and Michelle Obama.
It was news! But was it? No, it was what the Republicans saying what they thought that was what the president was saying. Not news, spin but the spin has now became the news.
Join us tonight to live blog during Pres. Obama’s Jobs Speech before a joint session of Congress. Until then, feel free to comment about your thoughts about what he should say, what we should do to get our economy back on track and how all of this connects with the 2012 elections.
Two sides of the same coin. Hot air. Update: Actually, I learned something from this exercise that shouldn’t have surprised me, but which sparked a memory: Rush Limbaugh, expostulating about MSNBC, is positively astounded at the change in Chris Matthews. Chris Matthews! Seems that Chris, at […]
Would the real Bill Maher please stand up? Who is he? I want to know. Is he a comedian or a political pundit? Is he a Progressive (as he claims he is), a libertarian (as he’s been on record in the past as saying) or a closet Republican (he did […]
Is there a person who hasn’t visited a zoo, or watched a documentary, and said “Oh, How adorable, how cool, how awesome…I want one! That would be me! I love giraffes, (and I’m 5’ tall -go figure!! ) I love tigers, manatees, lions, leopards, panthers, cheetahs, jaguars, and meerkats. Would […]
So I understand Keith Olbermann, the multimillionaire media egotist and ex-sportscaster who deems himself eminently qualified to comment on political affairs, whose resurrected show Countdown is an echo chamber of one-sided thought with no room for debate and no tolerance for any divergence of opinion, ended his first program on […]
This is a rare opportunity to strengthen our nation’s democracy simply by watching tv.
She’s a side show, a carnival barker, a hoyden of ignorance who’s also skillful at subtlely reminding people of equal ignorance what differentiates between their real America and the Europhiliacs of coastal elitism, without offering any tangible solutions to these people’s real problems
Men of a Certain Age stars Ray Romano, Scott Bakula and Andre Braugher. It chronicles three best friends in their late forties dealing with the realities of middle age. Joe, Owen and Terry – who are now in their late 40s. Joe (Ray Romano) is a slightly neurotic separated father […]
Ever get a ticket for a parking violation? Ever have your car towed? Did you make an ass of yourself over it? Good News!! You can see how you looked, if you watch Parking Wars! Parking Wars is filmed in Philadelphia, and shows the underbellies of everyone who has been […]
Every week, there’s something new which some 24/7 cable big mouth has to use as a stick with which to beat this President about something else.
I am prepared to admit this is a formula show. I am prepared to accept that it is predictable. I am also prepared to admit that Christopher McDonald as Thomas ‘ Tommy’ Jefferson is a gold plated, arrogant pain in the ass.
Sometimes, living abroad has its advantages, even in the age of the Internet. For example, I’m probably the only American in the world who doesn’t know exactly what’s been happening with Charlie Sheen. I haven’t a clue, and I suppose he doesn’t either; but whilst I caught rumblings in the […]