Wednesday, January 6, 2010

New Year, New Blog

Happy 251st wedding anniversary to George and Martha Washington! And happy birthday to Tom Mix, Carl Sandburg and George Reeves! When I was a kid growing up in Brooklyn, a staple of New Years Eve viewing was Jack Benny in The Horn Blows At Midnight, but I don't know if anyone shows it anymore on New Years Eve. Thanks to TCM I've got it on tape. AMC announced that they'd be running digitally remastered Three Stooges shorts on New Years Eve, so I DVR'd the last few and just watched 'em. The copies are wonderfully crisp, but they ran each of them in a half-hour time slot with two commercial breaks! Come on, these shorts only run 16 or 17 minutes! That's almost 50% commercials!

Worse, among other commercials were ads for penis-enlargement products! Aside from the World Series and Superbowl, are there any programs more sure to be watched by parents and kids together?

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