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The Songs of 1968

Was 1968 the greatest year in popular music? To me that seems self-evident, unless you want to claim 1967. Or maybe 1969.

OK, so I was 14 years old at the time and it is well-known that the most meaningful music in your life is the music that was popular when you were in adolescence and beginning to have a sexual awakening. 1,179 more words

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This little postcard doesn’t have a ‘home’ yet in my own teaching, but I am putting it out as an open resource for all to use. 468 more words

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The Worst Looking New Fall TV Shows

So I did a “The Best Looking Fall TV Shows” post the other day so it only makes sense that I do a post for which shows look pretty terrible from their trailer/preview clips. 578 more words


Let’s Take A Moment To Appreciate The Greatness Of Amanda Waller

The SUICIDE SQUAD movie is right around the corner (and I have already bought my tickets!) and even though I have already done a post… 1,019 more words


The Ten Most Memorable Television Moments From The Presidential Conventions

CBS Correspondent Mike Wallace arrested while covering the 1968 Democratic Convention

Well, it looks like those of us who’d so ardently hoped for a “contested convention” this summer will be denied again.  884 more words

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6 Reasons Why The 2009 Friday The 13th Reboot Sucked

There is a lot not to like about the 2009 FRIDAY THE 13TH reboot, it was awfully written (by a cadre of writers no less) and mundanely directed and had the unmitigated gall to actually have Jason Voorhees running. 1,167 more words


One Word Only

A friend posted this last week and said it’s much harder than it seems – answer each question with ONE WORD ONLY. I’m thinking that’s going to be especially true for the writerly types out there, who enjoy putting words together to see how they wrap around each other to make these wondrous phrases and sentences and paragraphs and there I go… 192 more words

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