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When I fight authority, authority always wins…

Once again, I want to thank everyone who participated in my last eBay auction—I had put all the DVDs for sale on one of my CD racks and the discs went so fast that there are now two empty shelves (out of a total of four). A gentleman from Brooklyn was nice enough to purchase… Continue reading When I fight authority, authority always wins…

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Classic Movies · Stuff You Should Know · Television

TV news, both good…and not-so-good

Finally found a bit o’ spare time to get something up on the blog…but the window of opportunity is closing fast, so I’ll get right to the important items in the bulletin. Friday morning, as my Bombast web page appeared in my browser as if to say: “Hiya! Doesn’t it suck that we’re the only… Continue reading TV news, both good…and not-so-good

Classic Movies · Television

What a difference a Fay makes

For reasons I’ve yet to discern, all of the comments posted to the blog are being stashed away in my “Screened Mail” folder of my Bombast e-mail account, so I’ve been having to go in there and tell the system that queries and observations to TDOY are legitimate. If anyone has sent me an e-mail… Continue reading What a difference a Fay makes

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“…you’re going out a comedian but you’ve got to come back a Stooge!”

It was during the filming of Half Wits’ Holiday (1947)—the ninety-seventh two-reel comedy that The Three Stooges made for the Columbia shorts department—that on May 6, 1946, “third stooge” Jerome “Curly” Howard suffered a stroke between takes…effectively ending his movie career with longtime partners Larry Fine and brother Moe. (He did, however, make cameo appearances in two… Continue reading “…you’re going out a comedian but you’ve got to come back a Stooge!”

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“How dare you look like someone I hate!”

During its twenty-five-year hitch in the comedy two-reeler business, the Columbia Pictures studio worked diligently to find the right combination of comedic talents that might possibly echo the success of the shorts unit’s reigning stars, The Three Stooges. I discussed the short-lived team of Monte Collins & Tom Kennedy in yesterday’s post, but the brain… Continue reading “How dare you look like someone I hate!”