Archive for the ‘Television’ Category

No More 24/7 Anything

August 3, 2015

The world would be a better place if there were no more “24/7” anything.

No twenty-four-hour television channels; no twenty-four-hour supermarkets; no twenty-four-hour convenience stores. The world needs to go to bed and start the next day fresh and from scratch.

Think about it.

Crime during those latenight hours would dwindle with less retail stores open. Even 7-11 convenience stores used to only be open from 7:00am until 11:00pm. Hence, their name!

Nothing has to be occurring after-hours when people should be home and in their beds sleeping.

At 1:00am, television should simply play the national anthem and sign off like it used to.


When Kathy Griffin Speaks, People Laugh

August 21, 2009


Hilary Shepherd, a Northern California Kathy Griffin fan and local notary public diva, had this to say about seeing the redheaded comedienne perform live in Concord, California:

“Let me start by saying that Kathy Griffin is friggin’ hilarious. She’s also quite crude and makes absolutely no apologizes for it; my kind of girl, indeed.

Attacking everyone from Lindsay Lohan to Miley Cyrus, Celine Dion to Barbara Walters and even poking fun at herself, Kathy swings a sword of quick wit, dipped in deep rooted D-List bitterness.

But through it all, I could see that Kathy was being genuine and truly herself – not some character the world wants her to be. Somehow, knowing that the cruel jokes came from a place of true heart and love for making people laugh, they didn’t seem cruel at all and were just downright funny.”

She is hugely popular among a fan base of gays and lesbians without being lesbian herself.

Griffin executive produces and stars in Bravo’s “Kathy Griffin: My Life On The D-List” reality TV show. Check out her official website of KathyGriffin.Net.

Team Griffin consists of Mom Maggie; tour manager Tom Vize, and personal asistant Tiffany Rinehart. Oh, and don’t forget Kathy’s two dogs, Chance and Pom Pom.

Tom sometimes has that crazed “Jack-Nicholson-from-The-Shining” look to him which is sort of creepy but he seems about as harmful as a ladybug munching a leaf.

Tiffany is known for her unique laughter which is overheard at nearly everything Kathy says or does. Her good-girl-next-door charm just glistens through on the small screen.

Gone and noticeably absent from the troop is Jessica Zajicek, former number one personal assistant.  Information on her departure is pure conjecture. All that Kathy Griffin stated on her reality television show was a quick blurb about Jessica deciding not to return in order to pursue other interests.  (Maggie impression) “Jesus Christ, Kathleen, that’s hardly enough juicy gossip that we expect from you!”

My own unproven theory as to what really happened to Jessica Zajicek? Publicity-hungry Kathy Griffin was getting exceedingly jealous of the younger, hipper, blonder assistant’s rise to fame from the TV program and, in an “All About Eve”-evil maneuver, she axed her from the Southern California comedy compound before you can sing “She’s Got Bette Davis Eyes!”  Nice, huh?


The Exciting Adventures of Jonny Quest

July 25, 2009


Great Hanna-Barbera cartoon growing up. Very entertaining. I lived vicariously through Jonny’s exciting life along with his best friend, Hadji Singh, who was always chanting “Sim sim salabim!”  When once asked to spell the word “Mississippi”, Hadji responded “Do you mean the state or the river?”

Bandit was the dog.  Jonny’s father was Dr. Benton Quest, some scientist guy.  Julie Bannon came along later. The best character on the program was, without a doubt, the bodyguard and assistant Roger “Race” Bannon.

Race was awesome. He had all the snappy retorts, too. He was like a true G.I. Joe-type. Probably had government military training in special ops. He is Jessie’s father on the show and best described as being cool, quick and confident. What a macho dude.

The Return Of The Green Hornet

July 12, 2009


I remember watching The Green Hornet on TV when it aired in 1966-67 on American television. I guess it was a super-hero spinoff from Batman with Adam West and Burt Ward.

Plot: Newspaper publisher, Britt Reid, and his asian valet/martial arts expert battle crime as the feared Green Hornet and Kato.  However, it wasn’t very memorable as I cannot recall a single one of its twenty-six episodes.

Strarred Van Williams as The Green Hornet and the phenomenal Bruce Lee as Kato.

The best part was the show’s cool instrumental theme song: The Flight of the Bumble Bee by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov.