Television

“I christen thee ‘The High Chaparral’—the greatest cattle ranch in the whole territory…the whole world!”

In the House of Yesteryear, we adhere to a standard (and arguably, fairly predictable) schedule when it comes to mealtimes—primarily because my father is diabetic and if he doesn’t eat regularly Mom goes into her ZaSu Pitts-number (“Oh, dear...”).  She arranges for us to have supper around 6pm, and we enjoy this repast in front… Continue reading “I christen thee ‘The High Chaparral’—the greatest cattle ranch in the whole territory…the whole world!”

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Classic Movies · Movies · Television

All the Starz

DISH gave us a freeview of Starz last week...and normally, this isn't a huge deal because we're still subscribed to the Starz Encore channels (the discount is supposed to end Tuesday...but I have decided to maintain radio silence only until Mom asks me why the satellite bill has suddenly gone up).  A good many of… Continue reading All the Starz

Stuff You Should Know · Television

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

Stuff You Should Know · Television

The (‘rents) is too damn high #1

This will be the first in what will probably be a series of humorous articles (knock wood) on how life at Rancho Yesteryear has taken a wacky turn now that my mother, father and I have banded together and started lighthouse keeping light housekeeping at our new digs in Athens, Georgia… It’s been a little over a month since… Continue reading The (‘rents) is too damn high #1

Television

All My Children no longer have One Life to Live

Yes, the news you’ve been hearing is true…and even though I don’t have a dog in this fight (the soaps that were prevalent in Casa del Shreve, like As the World Turns and Guiding Light, have already been put out to pasture) my deepest sympathy goes with the people who live for their “stories”: In a crushing blow to… Continue reading All My Children no longer have One Life to Live

Television

Don’t you think this Outlaw bit’s done got out of hand

The news that NBC has given the go-ahead to full season “pick-ups” of new shows The Event, Chase, Law & Order: Los Angeles, and Outsourced was met with a mixture of bemusement and bewilderment here at Rancho Yesteryear, because while I’m certainly not your go-to guy when it comes to choosing great television (I watch reruns of Mister Ed and Gilligan’s Island—what does that… Continue reading Don’t you think this Outlaw bit’s done got out of hand