Category: TV

Dallas

When I was a kid, Dallas was my favorite show.  Favorite.  Han Solo may have been my first love, but Bobby Ewing was the first, “I am going to marry a guy just like that.” Like many people, (seriously, I checked the stats on the…

On Election Night

I am bouncing back and forth between returns and the Bulls game.  And some West Wing clips on YouTube. I left work a bit early to go vote.  The place was packed and the volunteer I spoke with said that in his nine years…

True Blood, Season Four

So.  You may recall that in this, my last remaining vampire guilty-pleasure, I am a season behind.  HBO is running Season Five right now and Season Four was released on DVD. If you are keeping score, True Blood now has vampires, werewolves, shape shifters,…

Downton Abbey, Season One

Or..When I Started Watching the Same Television Show as my Grandfather Of course, I had heard of it.  But I didn’t buy it until I heard, “It’s like a turn of the century British soap opera.  With Maggie Smith!”  Seriously.  That description made me…

The Winds of War

I read this Herman Wouk novel, from my mother’s shelf, a few years ago.  It was my summer epic read.  The mini-series has been sitting on my shelf for awhile. Robert Mitchum plays Cmdr. Victor Henry, the naval attache to Berlin in 1939.  He…

Prohibition, by Ken Burns

I finally finished watching Prohibition, the new Ken Burns film, on the DVR.  It was typically good Burns.  The story is told in three parts: A Nation of Drunkards A Nation of Scofflaws A Nation of Hypocrites Glad we got that straight. The most…

Pet Adoption Photos

CBS Sunday Morning ran a great little story about a photographer in Dallas that started taking glamour shots of dogs awaiting adoption with a local rescue: http://cnettv.cnet.com/av/video/cbsnews/atlantis2/cbsnews_player_embed.swf Now, granted, dachshunds are probably an easier gig that pitbulls or rottweilers.  But the idea that “marketing”…