Classic Movies · Television

“Madness! Madness!”

I know many of you are too polite to come right out and say this so it’s a good thing I have the power to read minds (also to cloud them, so that you can’t see me) because I keep hearing a chorus of “When is Mayberry Mondays coming back to the blog?” out in the blogosphere. … Continue reading “Madness! Madness!”

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CMBA Hitchcock Blogathon: The Pleasure Garden (1925)

Alfred Hitchcock was twenty-five years old when he received his first solo director’s credit for The Pleasure Garden in 1925.  When you stop to consider the incredible film career of the Master of Suspense, it’s difficult not to draw a parallel between him and another quarter-century wunderkind, Orson Welles, who made his cinematic debut with Citizen Kane (1941).  But where… Continue reading CMBA Hitchcock Blogathon: The Pleasure Garden (1925)

Classic Movies · Stuff You Should Know · Television

“I’m Ron @#$%ing Swanson!” and the Age of Ophiuchus

I learned back in November of last year from my Facebook chum and blogging compadre Jaime “Something Old, Nothing New” Weinman that NBC was going to institute a three-hour block of sitcoms on Thursday nights beginning this January 20th and this event cannot arrive here soon enough for me…because it means the return of Parks and Recreation to the… Continue reading “I’m Ron @#$%ing Swanson!” and the Age of Ophiuchus

Classic Movies · Stuff You Should Know

“Leeeeroyyyy…”

Just wanted to take a couple of quick seconds to announce the winners in Thrilling Days of Yesteryear’s The Great Gildersleeve “Abandoned Baby” giveaway; they are devoted TDOY readers Mike Galbreath and Russell Peterson, and each of these gentlemen will be receiving a copy of the Radio Spirits 8-CD set of classic Gildersleeve broadcasts with liner notes contributed by your… Continue reading “Leeeeroyyyy…”

Classic Movies · Movies · Stuff You Should Know · Television

The good, the bad and the ugly

Here’s why making New Year’s resolutions are ultimately an exercise in futility: I’m not even halfway into the month of January and already my resolve to get more posts up on the blog has pretty much fizzled out.  Blog inactivity is never a good thing because when you stay away from the blogosphere too long… Continue reading The good, the bad and the ugly

Classic Movies · Television

Let’s catch up, shall we…with some fabulous prizes to be awarded!

At the beginning of each new year, a ritual known as “New Year’s resolutions” is generally attempted here at Rancho Yesteryear…and I’m sorry to say that since my track record for making and keeping them has been pretty abysmal in the past I resolve this year not to make any more resolutions. (D’oh!!!) Actually, when… Continue reading Let’s catch up, shall we…with some fabulous prizes to be awarded!

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But that’s not all, folks…

Sorry about the recent inactivity on the blog, good people.  Originally, I had planned to have this post ready towards the end of 2010—but I was having such a good time with the Christmas festivities at both Rancho Yesteryear and the ‘rents that my efforts to get it finished in time proved futile.  (And my parents, Wilder… Continue reading But that’s not all, folks…