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The passings parade

Facebook was abuzz yesterday with the news of the death of singer-songwriter Amy Winehouse at the age of 27…and at the risk of being thought a terrible person, I’m not entirely sure I understand why this came as a surprise to so many people.  Winehouse was certainly a major musical talent (though I will admit I wasn’t… Continue reading The passings parade

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I’m always on a mountain when I fall

I hate to say I’m givin’ up but I believe Losin’s just become a way of life with me Losin’ wouldn’t be so bad at all But I’m always on a mountain when I fall He didn’t write the song—that honor goes to Chuck Howard, a songwriter who also penned Waylon Jennings’ Come with Me and Conway… Continue reading I’m always on a mountain when I fall

Classic Movies · Movies · Stuff You Should Know · Television

The passings parade

Because I had already covered the deaths of legendary comedy scribes Sherwood Schwartz and Sam Denoff in a post this week, I gambled that what I sometimes refer to (and I’m not proud of this, but honesty is the best policy) the “celebrity death parade” would be a little shorter and quicker to accomplish.  However, if we… Continue reading The passings parade

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Fare thee well to a pair of comedy kings

Normally I hold off on the obituaries until the weekends but because we’ve said goodbye to a pair of comedy writing legends within the past 3-4 days I couldn’t in good conscience wait until Saturday to give them their due.  Writer-producer Sam Denoff passed away on July 8th at the age of 83 and a foot in the… Continue reading Fare thee well to a pair of comedy kings

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The (‘rents) is too damn high #2

You’re no doubt all familiar with the adage, “the child becomes the parent”—and to be perfectly honest, I always thought that was a huge pile of road apples.  But ever since the ‘rents and I decided to become “roomies” this year I’m starting to believe that my initial assessment of that maxim was a tad… Continue reading The (‘rents) is too damn high #2

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The Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier Appreciation Blogathon: Who will the next Fool(s) be?

This review of Ship of Fools (1965) is Thrilling Days of Yesteryear’s contribution to the Vivien Leigh/Laurence Olivier blogathon being held this weekend (July 9-10) by Kendra at vivandlarry.com. During my convalescence in March and April of last year, I remember that I often found myself adjusting my schedule of recording movies off The Greatest Cable Channel Known to Mankind™ (ka-ching!)… Continue reading The Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier Appreciation Blogathon: Who will the next Fool(s) be?