Saturday, March 23, 2013

Friday, March 22, 2013

Today's news round-up

Good News
Bad News

Semi-random thoughts

  • I did not name my blog after the bowling team in this TV show: ‘Mary Tyler Moore’ Historic Reunion on ‘Hot in Cleveland’. And I sort of doubt they named the team after my blog.
  • My college basketball team, the Wisconsin Badgers, just got upset in their opening game of the national championship tournament. My choice, when this kind of thing happens, is either to want revenge, hoping that their opponents lose badly in their next game, or hoping that their opponents keep winning, showing we lost to a superior team. Since I don't think Mississippi is a superior team (we lost because we shot very poorly), this time I'll go for revenge. 
  • The Tonight Show will be returning to New York. For many years I was a pretty regular viewer, even more so after I got my first VCR in 1976, so I didn't have to stay up until 1 am to see the whole thing. I always thought it lost something when it moved to California. The big name guests stayed pretty much the same, but the lesser-known ones changed. Instead of witty Broadway actors we got television actors whose main attraction was how good they looked (Here's a dirty little secret: a lot of Broadway actors, including those in the chorus, are not all that good-looking--heavy stage make-up, and the fact that there are no close-ups, lets them get away with it).

    It will be interesting to see if Fallon can bring back the old vibe. I've seen his show a few times, and he might be able to do it.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Today's news round-up

Good News
Bad News
Misleading News
Ridiculous News

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Plat du jour--guest submission

 I guess s/he outranks Captain America.

Found by Joanne.