Most of the obituaries and tributes to the late Shelley Morrison on her passing in early December of 2019 (at age 83) referenced her long-running role as Rosario Salazar, the tart-tongued domestic to flaky Karen Walker (Megan Mullally) on Will & Grace. MeTV was a noticeable exception (and only fitting, seeing as they’re in the classic TV bidness and… Continue reading Nun of my business
Movies I’ve stared at recently on TCM #71
Apologies for things being so slow on the blog of late—the short answer is that I’ve been kept pretty busy with an outside project or two (and this week until the end of May is going to find me positively swamped). The long answer—which you could probably obtain by throwing a few lit matches at me—is… Continue reading Movies I’ve stared at recently on TCM #71
Movies I’ve stared at recently on TCM #67 (John Garfield edition)
With AT&T U-Verse offering a free Showtime preview this weekend, I did what I could to make what available room was needed on the DVR (it won’t be as much as what I grabbed from the Starz!/Encore or HBO/Cinemax previews, because most of what’s on Showtime is not Scottish*). As such, it made for this dan-dan-dandy post! East… Continue reading Movies I’ve stared at recently on TCM #67 (John Garfield edition)
Movies I’ve stared at recently on TCM #59 (“Back by Popular Demand” Edition)
The Big Cube (1969) – The Big Cube bears the distinction of being the very first movie I recorded on our new AT&T U-Verse DVR. (And that’s about the only distinction it’s going to receive.) Okay, that’s not really fair; I heard about the film from a couple of folks on Twitter and because it sounded pretty hooty I decided… Continue reading Movies I’ve stared at recently on TCM #59 (“Back by Popular Demand” Edition)
50s Monster Mash Blogathon: Tarantula (1955)
This essay is Thrilling Days of Yesteryear’s contribution to the 50s Monster Mash Blogathon, which is currently underway at Forgotten Classics of Yesteryear from July 28 through August 2. I want to warn any arachnophobes or people who get the willies from spiders that this post may contain some graphic pictures liable to do a number on those with heart conditions… Continue reading 50s Monster Mash Blogathon: Tarantula (1955)
Sometimes Facebook strays from its mission to do good...
“…Lobster Thermidor aux Crevettes with a Mornay sauce garnished with truffle pâté, brandy and with a fried egg on top and Spam.”
Sunday evening, some technically proficient miscreant who apparently doesn’t have enough extracurricular activities to occupy his/her free time hacked into my Gmail account and sent everyone on my contact list a generous offer to purchase what I believe to be (I didn’t click on the link, obviously—my blogging compadre at Allure gave me the heads up) Canadian… Continue reading “…Lobster Thermidor aux Crevettes with a Mornay sauce garnished with truffle pâté, brandy and with a fried egg on top and Spam.”
“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
In the belly of The (Daily) Beast
You don’t get to be a #4-ranked party school without making the Top Ten cut of the “Fiftiest Druggiest Colleges”—this according to an article over at the Daily Beast, which put West Virginia University in the #9 position. The hearts of every Mountaineer must be swelling with pride at this moment. I sent sister Debbie a message via Facebook that… Continue reading In the belly of The (Daily) Beast
You want fries with that?
Wendy's sells new fries with potato skin, sea salt (AP) NEW YORK – With an eye toward appealing to foodies, Wendy's is remaking its fries with Russett potatoes, leaving the skin on and sprinkling sea salt on top. The fast-food chain has been changing its menu to focus on "real" ingredients to win more fans.… Continue reading You want fries with that?