Tag Archives: television

The Sad Parade of Things That Boomers Can’t Even Give Away

How odd life is sometimes. The things we prized, craved, coveted at one time are now bereft of value, candidates for landfill. (Unfortunately, some Boomers feel this about themselves; sometimes I do myself.) As I’ve written, I recently had to … Continue reading

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The World Exacts Its Revenge Against Boomers

When I was a teen-ager, back in the late 60s, my mother expressed sadness at how frequently she seemed to answer the phone, only to hear one of her friends say, “Louise, can I talk to you?” It was always … Continue reading

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A Bad Week for Supporting Players

While the big celebrity passing of last week was arguably writer/director Nora Ephron, it was also a particularly bad week for supporting actors. Frank Cady, best known as general store owner Sam Drucker on CBS’ “hayseed” series in the 60s … Continue reading

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Davy Jones’ Locker

I was never a big Monkees fan, so Davy Jones’ passing last week didn’t initially impact me that much. What was most striking is that he was only ten years older than I was, which took me aback for a … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Televisions

It took us a while, but we finally entered the era of high-definition television. At our age, it was getting difficult to discern the scores of football games. Some networks think that small type takes up less space on the … Continue reading

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Boomer Oscar Quiz

In an effort to bring order to a disordered childhood, I spent a lot of time doing two things: watching television and memorizing trivia. You’d think the latter would be useful, if it encompassed things like the elements in the … Continue reading

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