Revisiting classic TV shows on DVD is a joy! Not only do you avoid commercials, but you also get to watch what you want when you want, be it a favorite TV season or a particular episode. It's also a great escape! Many … [Read More...] about TV Shows On DVD, Blu-ray, & Digital! (For Classic TV Lovers)
WKRP In Cincinnati: Andy Travis’ Leadership
UPDATE: WKRP actor Gary Sandy shared this post on his Facebook page, commenting that he was "quite moved" over its complimentary portrayal of his Andy Travis character! Thank you, Gary -- it's a testament to your fine acting! ***** Do you aspire to be a leader at work? Do you wonder what it takes to be considered a leader by others, or how to go about showcasing your leadership skills? Here's a suggestion that … [Read More...] about WKRP In Cincinnati: Andy Travis’ Leadership
Guns N’ Roses’ “Don’t Cry” (Alternate Lyrics): A Different Meaning
No matter the time of year, some Guns N' Roses music can definitely hit the spot. Whether it's Appetite For Destruction, some G N' R Lies, the Use Your Illusion albums, etc., there's always a song to fit your mood. I have a childhood friend to thank for getting me into the band's music back in the late '80s, which also lead to numerous discussions and disagreements. Ok, some arguments, too, like which … [Read More...] about Guns N’ Roses’ “Don’t Cry” (Alternate Lyrics): A Different Meaning
MyPillow: Not Worth It, But *This* Pillow Is! (Review)
You've probably been inundated with My Pillow television commercials (and infomercials). And you're likely numb to repeatedly hearing about how life-changing My Pillow is -- after all, its jingle drives the point: … [Read More...] about MyPillow: Not Worth It, But *This* Pillow Is! (Review)
Three’s Company Episodes Ranked & Reviewed!
For eight glorious seasons (1977-1984), "Three's Company" treated its viewers to episodes filled with numerous pratfalls, innuendos, and, of course, hilarious misunderstandings. Or, in simplest terms, a really good time. That's because everything worked so well together -- from the writing to the acting -- led by the physical comedy genius John Ritter brought to Jack Tripper and Joyce DeWitt's consistently solid performance as level-headed Janet Wood. Sure, some might be quick to dismiss "Three's Company" … [Read More...] about Three’s Company Episodes Ranked & Reviewed!
Don’t Just Cut The Cord: How To Easily Lower Your Cable/Satellite TV Bill!
Remember when the number of television channels could be counted on two hands? Those days are long gone, as the number of channels now total in the hundreds (and beyond). Ironically, the channels you currently watch the most can STILL probably be counted on two hands. Regardless, cable and satellite TV bills continue to rise. Adding insult to injury: Sometimes channels YOU DON'T WATCH increase their carriage fees to providers...so providers, in turn, pass the increases on to you. You didn't ask for that! … [Read More...] about Don’t Just Cut The Cord: How To Easily Lower Your Cable/Satellite TV Bill!
Billboard Album Charts Compared: This Week (2018 vs. Past Decades)
Can today's top music artists hold their own against artists from decades past? Will current chart-toppers have a place on peoples' playlists generations from now? Only time will tell. But let's take a look at the top 5 albums on Billboard Magazine's chart this week and compare: … [Read More...] about Billboard Album Charts Compared: This Week (2018 vs. Past Decades)
Gianna Nannini (Meravigliosa Creatura) – Hidden Gem
Remember Nena and her unforgettable, catchy '80s song "99 Red Balloons" (or the German version "99 Luft Balloons")? Well, take a little bit of Nena, throw in Janis Joplin-like raspy vocals, Italian lyrics, and a boatload of melody... and you'll get Gianna Nannini. Who? Many in the U.S. likely haven't heard of this popular Italian singer-songwriter, but if you're a fan of melodic music … [Read More...] about Gianna Nannini (Meravigliosa Creatura) – Hidden Gem
TV Show Reboots Deserve The Boot! (Networks Have Jumped The Shark)
Every Fall TV season brings about a new round of series premieres for viewer consideration. Sub-par shows will quickly reveal themselves and likely be canceled soon after they debut. And, unfortunately, some quality shows won't catch on or be given a fair chance to find an audience, and they too will ultimately face their demise. To quote Bruce Hornsby, "That's just the way it is. Some things will never … [Read More...] about TV Show Reboots Deserve The Boot! (Networks Have Jumped The Shark)
Inspirational Stories For Job Seekers (Career Advice: Don’t Give Up!)
Hate waking up every morning to get ready for a job you dislike? Unhappy with your career and still in search of that unattainable dream job? You're not alone. Many people are miserable -- with a capital M! -- about their job situation, and they know their career is nowhere near what they had originally envisioned for themselves. Unfortunately, some won't do much about it. They've either given up on trying or have accepted their circumstances and settled. That's a shame because complacency will exponentially increase job misery over … [Read More...] about Inspirational Stories For Job Seekers (Career Advice: Don’t Give Up!)
Classic TV Theme Songs Quiz: Know the lyrics? (A fun trivia game!)
Think you're a quiz whiz when it comes to classic TV opening themes? I'm not talking about knowing a theme song's melody -- that's easy! I'm talking about identifying a show based on only reading A PORTION of its opening theme's lyrics. A bit more difficult, yes, but something any classic TV expert can overcome! This Opening Theme Song Lyrics Quiz features 25 questions to challenge your nostalgic mind. (Caution: the questions become more difficult!) Nevertheless, these are all wonderful shows … [Read More...] about Classic TV Theme Songs Quiz: Know the lyrics? (A fun trivia game!)
A High Interest Online Savings Account: Money For Nothing!
"Remember days of skipping school, racing cars and being cool?" Sure, Bon Jovi's 1987 song "Never Say Goodbye" summed things up nicely about the good ole days. But how about the long-forgotten days when banks actually paid people a decent amount of interest? Talk about a distant memory! Is your money sitting in a savings account at a "big bank" earning nearly next to nothing in interest? I certainly hope not, but many people don't realize there's a … [Read More...] about A High Interest Online Savings Account: Money For Nothing!
Bon Jovi BEFORE Def Leppard? Shame on you, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame!
[UPDATES] Def Leppard: Officially A Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee: Def Leppard was FINALLY inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2019! The band had been eligible since 2005, which still brings into question the Hall of Fame's nomination and selection process -- for example, Janet Jackson was also a 2019 inductee; is that fair when so many other deserving ROCK artists await their … [Read More...] about Bon Jovi BEFORE Def Leppard? Shame on you, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame!
The Three Stooges vs. The Kardashians: No Contest (3 Stooges Win!)
It doesn't seem like a fair fight. After all, how can you compare a group that's comprised of a bunch of numbskulls -- stooges, if you will -- that aren't grounded in today's reality against...The Three Stooges? (See what I did there?) … [Read More...] about The Three Stooges vs. The Kardashians: No Contest (3 Stooges Win!)
Mr. Mom Career Advice: You’re Doing It Wrong — And That’s Good!
Remember the classic '80s film, Mr. Mom? I loved the movie as a kid (still do) and fondly remember watching it at the theater several times (back when tickets were creeping up to a … [Read More...] about Mr. Mom Career Advice: You’re Doing It Wrong — And That’s Good!
What Must-See TV Really Means (Classic TV Still Reign Supreme)
"Will & Grace" and "Murphy Brown" would return to television! It was "Must-See TV" all over again! Well, not really. Funny how the phrase "Must-See TV" is thrown around so easily these days. … [Read More...] about What Must-See TV Really Means (Classic TV Still Reign Supreme)
Late-Night TV Is Missing A Johnny Carson Tonight Show!
By chance, did you watch "The Tonight Show" last night? It featured a laugh-out-loud monologue, intriguing interviews, as well as a hilarious stand-up comedian with a very bright future. Not only that, it helped many forget about the divisive … [Read More...] about Late-Night TV Is Missing A Johnny Carson Tonight Show!
Toys “R” Us Commercials & Fond Memories
Farewell, Toys "R" Us. Yet another memory becomes even more distant. Whether you were or weren't a "Toys "R" Us kid" -- it just didn't feel like Christmas or the holiday season in general until you saw Toys "R" Us commercials such as this one: … [Read More...] about Toys “R” Us Commercials & Fond Memories
Revisiting “Take on Me” by A-ha. Acoustic version better than the original?
Who wasn't a fan of A-ha back in the '80s and their iconic, super catchy song (and unforgettable music video) for "Take on Me"? If you loved the original, you will REALLY enjoy the slow, moody, "Take On Me" acoustic unplugged version. It's special … [Read More...] about Revisiting “Take on Me” by A-ha. Acoustic version better than the original?
Do you believe it? Def Leppard’s “Hysteria” is 30!
It's hard to believe it's been over THIRTY YEARS since Def Leppard's groundbreaking album "Hysteria" was released. I'm a big fan of the band and appreciate all their music - from their first EP to their latest self-titled album...but "Hysteria" … [Read More...] about Do you believe it? Def Leppard’s “Hysteria” is 30!