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Rage Against the (Windstream) Machine II: Texas Blood Money

It took close to three years for the sequel to this post from August 2017 to hit the blogosphere...and I’ll give you a spoiler warning: it isn’t all that different from the original. Saturday morning, I was having connectivity issues (as in...no connectivity) and with sinking-stomach-pit dread I phoned Windstream to report that there was… Continue reading Rage Against the (Windstream) Machine II: Texas Blood Money

Classic Movies · Stuff You Should Know

Book Review: Rediscovering Roscoe – The Films of “Fatty” Arbuckle

In his reference book The Great Movie Comedians, film historian Leonard Maltin writes of Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle: “It seems tragic that Roscoe ‘Fatty’ Arbuckle should be remembered today for a scandal in his private life and barely recognized for his contribution to screen comedy.  To be sure, Arbuckle was never one of the comic giants,… Continue reading Book Review: Rediscovering Roscoe – The Films of “Fatty” Arbuckle

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“Never a help—always a hindrance!”

Facebook veterans know that there’s a group on there for every person, place or thing currently in existence (and if it hasn’t been created yet...give it a few seconds) and as a member in good standing since 2009 (my dues are paid up), I know there are some really outstanding Facebook aggregations dedicated to a… Continue reading “Never a help—always a hindrance!”

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Squeezing one in before the Old Year ends

The Thrilling Days of Yesteryear faithful are certainly entitled to an explanation as to why it’s been so quiet around these parts since mid-August...and I’m not making much progress beyond going out for a pack of cigarettes and losing track of the time.  (I’ve heard this a time or two in movies and TV.)  The… Continue reading Squeezing one in before the Old Year ends

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“When I need to push myself, I think of all those nicely polished trophies waiting to be lifted up by the winner—and how that winner might be me.” —Maria Sharapova

Well, the week has come and gone and I’m pleased to announce that the winner of Thrilling Days of Yesteryear’s “Race Against Time” giveaway is dues-paying member of the TDOY faithful Pete Bainbridge, from Dismal Seepage, Ohio.  Pete will soon be enjoying a copy of this fine Radio Spirits release featuring sixteen classic radio broadcasts… Continue reading “When I need to push myself, I think of all those nicely polished trophies waiting to be lifted up by the winner—and how that winner might be me.” —Maria Sharapova

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“Now…as gunshots echo across the windswept snow-covered reaches of the wild Northwest…”

I feel like every time I find myself apologizing for my all-too-frequent absences from the blog I’m like a husband sneaking back into the house after a wild stag party and I’m trying to explain to the wife. (“Shorry, honey...the fellash and I were having too much fun shingin’...”).  But I had to tackle a few outside projects… Continue reading “Now…as gunshots echo across the windswept snow-covered reaches of the wild Northwest…”

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“And son you say…you still wanna be…a winner…?” — Shel Silverstein

Apologies for having this up later than usual—just can’t seem to get my motor going this morning for one reason or another.  I’ve chosen a winner in the blog’s “King of the Cowboys” giveaway, and that lucky person—longtime member of the Thrilling Days of Yesteryear faithful Roger Scales of Billerica, MA—will soon be receiving a copy of… Continue reading “And son you say…you still wanna be…a winner…?” — Shel Silverstein