Stuff You Should Know

“Forward…into the past!”

(Second FST reference this week—Mama, don’t stop me now!) As you may have noticed by scrolling downward and glancing over to the right, I have now become one of the many, many, many, many individuals (this sounds a lot funnier if I say it in a George Gaynes–like voice) who have succumbed to joining Facebook. The… Continue reading “Forward…into the past!”

Stuff You Should Know

Was that an artery I just heard slamming shut?

I was miraculously up at the crack of ice this morning (as my friend Maureen is wont to say) and found this post over at Blog d’Elisson entitled “Gastronomic Grotesquerie.” In it, Steve delineates the difference between calorie-crammed foods that deliver on their promise to be decadently tasty…and those which are just clearly created to generate a “WTF?” response. No… Continue reading Was that an artery I just heard slamming shut?

Stuff You Should Know

Today my world slipped away

I’ve just received some devastating news from my CharredHer homepage—country legend Vern Gosdin has died at the age of 74 from the effects of a stroke he suffered a few weeks ago in Nashville, TN. A good many people who are unfamiliar with country music—including those who wouldn’t listen to it if you placed a gun beside… Continue reading Today my world slipped away

Movies · Television

Thank you for being a friend

Although my CharredHer homepage finally got its act together and included a nice obituary/tribute to the late Bea Arthur (well worth a read) I first learned of her passing at the age of 86 from Bill Crider, who must subscribe to some death notice service—rarely does a celebrity appointment with the Grim Reaper escape his attention. Arthur’s death is… Continue reading Thank you for being a friend

Stuff You Should Know

The Half-Assed Gourmand #6

If you’re curious as to why I continue to keep dragging my feet on this G-Men Never Forget (1948) project it’s because I was sort of out of commission yesterday, thanks to the good people at McDonald’s. Here’s the poop (and I apologize for the atrocious pun in advance): Mom and I left my house a little after ten… Continue reading The Half-Assed Gourmand #6

Classic Movies

DVR-TiVo-Or whatever recording device strikes your fancy-Alert!

Fans of Turner Classic Movies are no doubt aware of the fact that the contents of the channel usually start at the top of the hour or at the :30 mark—and also at the quarter hours (:15 and :45). So when a movie finishes early, they fill up the remaining time with promos, trailers, etc.—and if… Continue reading DVR-TiVo-Or whatever recording device strikes your fancy-Alert!