Saturday, June 29, 2013


I just noticed that in my Liberace box is my official Olympic Listerine lapel pin.


Time to move again, and to handle every item I own, one by one. This is my Liberace box from my country singer days.

Facts you can't deny

The best "Columbo" is "By Dawn's Early Light" with Patrick McGoohan. But "Now You See Him," which we watched last night, is right up there.

Friday, June 28, 2013

Never mind

Okay, I'm about six episodes in, and I have determined "Mad Men" is, my initial reservations notwithstanding, freaking awesome. As you were.

Facts you can't deny

The word Jacuzzi appears in these country songs: John Anderson, "Black Sheep"; Shania Twain, "You Win My Love."

Thursday, June 27, 2013

What she said

"I say it because I grew up in the South during the civil rights era and because I was paying attention."

-- Tracy Thompson

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Professional query

If famous musicians start singing as I'm interviewing, is it okay if I sing along? That's happened three times in a row.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

This I believe

If looking at fireflies and listening to crickets in the backyard on a Tennessee summer evening is wrong, I don't want to be right.

Picture this

I gather from my stats that people still find their way to my blog by searching for pictures of a Flying Tiger airplane. When I posted about "Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow" in 2004, I mentioned Sky Captain's Flying Tiger. Welcome, Flying Tiger fans!

What I'm not seeing is people who arrive because they're looking for images of Rachael Ray. I used to get that all the time, because I once posted to the effect that Ray is cute as a button. I affirm that claim. But maybe the moment has passed.

Monday, June 24, 2013

How to

Don't forget the time that Ereck, inspired by the For Dummies series, thought up a series of instruction books whose inaugural title would be: "Container Gardening for the Overanalytical."

Sunday, June 23, 2013

No place like dome

I hope to hear the following lines in the CBS television event "Under the Dome":

"Sure is a mighty big dome."

"It's quiet under the dome ... TOO quiet."

"You shoulda seen the dome that blew in with the nor'easter of '48."

"Yes, we're under the dome. BUT WHAT IS THE DOME UNDER?"

"They can't put a dome over our love."

Farrah fan

Then and now.