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“Pepsi-Cola hits the spot/Twelve full ounces, that’s a lot/Twice as much for a nickel, too/Pepsi-Cola is the drink for you…”

I’m in a remarkably upbeat mood for several reasons today. The first item that made a day a bit brighter was a post from beverage maven Matt Hinrichs at Scrubbles.net announcing a new line of soda pop from the Pepsi Company that will eliminate the high fructose corn syrup from Pepsi-Cola (and I’ve only heard a rumor or two,… Continue reading “Pepsi-Cola hits the spot/Twelve full ounces, that’s a lot/Twice as much for a nickel, too/Pepsi-Cola is the drink for you…”

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R.I.P. Wendy Richard

My good friend from across the pond, Gary Dobbs, mentioned in a comment he made on a post I composed in October of last year that British actress Wendy Richard had been diagnosed with terminal bone cancer and wasn’t expected to live past twelve months. Sadly, the medicos were spot-on with this…as the talented woman who appeared in the long-running sitcom Are… Continue reading R.I.P. Wendy Richard

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“…a special detail of the Chicago Police …”

When classic television fans received the scuttlebutt back in June of last year that Timeless Media Group had plans to release a DVD box set of the 1957-60 crime drama M Squad, there was much rejoicing that this rarely-seen but fondly remembered half-hour series (starring Lee Marvin) would be made accessible on disc. Initially, Timeless’ plans were to release… Continue reading “…a special detail of the Chicago Police …”

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R.I.P., Howard Zieff

A cursory glance at my CharredHer homepage revealed a neon-like headline: “’My Girl’ director dies.” Confession time: having not ever seen My Girl (1991)—Macaulay Culkin makes me break out in a rash—I had to read the piece to learn that Howard Zieff has shuffled off this mortal coil at the age of 81 after a long battle with Parkinson’s… Continue reading R.I.P., Howard Zieff

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Movies I’ve stared at recently on TCM #23 (31 Days of Oscar edition)

Seeing as how I’ve been skating by the past few days on posting nothing but comic strips, I figured I’d emerge from my undisclosed location and put something of substance on the blog…  (Waits for laughter to subside) Thanks ever so. You’re a good group. I’ve been keeping busy with an outside project on which I’m putting… Continue reading Movies I’ve stared at recently on TCM #23 (31 Days of Oscar edition)