Category Archives: TV

RIP Gallagher

It was pleasant to see many contemporary comedians writing nice things about Gallagher’s passing as he had been ridiculed as a hack stand-up for the last 30 years. However there was a time I remembered clearly when he wasn’t the … Continue reading

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RIP Kevin Conroy

Sad to hear the person who was the voice of Batman for several decades passed away. Adam West put his mark on the character but Kevin really made Batman synonymous with him since he landed the role for the 1992 afternoon … Continue reading

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1997: The Cartoon Network matures! Part 2: New shows!

The Header should be showing significant changes that reflect all the shows the Cartoon Network began to add and/or create year by year. In 1997, the channel was now home to brand new material created by the Hanna-Barbera Studio thanks … Continue reading

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Rest in Peace Judy Tenuta

Crap! We lost the giver goddess, petite flower, Diet Dr. Pepper spokesperson, accordion aficionado and all around hilarious person. I had been following her on her Twitter feed so I knew Judy was undergoing treatment for cancer. I didn’t know … Continue reading

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1992: The Cartoon Network begins! Part 1: The salad years

Cartoon and Cable Television history were made on this day! Oddly, I was living in a market lucky enough to have it on day one. I used to feel the same way about the Sci-Fi Channel but everybody soured on … Continue reading

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RIP Coolio

Sad to hear about Coolio suddenly passing, he was only 59 and was still in demand for his varying talents. Although I’m not into Rap/Hip Hop music, I always loved him for being the voice of Futurama‘s Kwanzabot, a nice, non-violent … Continue reading

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1982: Square Pegs debuts

On this night forty years ago, the vanguard of Generation X yelled a collective “FINALLY!” when this show hit the airwaves. Below is the reason why it is this month’s Header Art too. Oddly Square Pegs was on by CBS, the … Continue reading

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RIP Louise Fletcher

Louise had two big major roles she’ll be remembered for with the public. With Boomers, she was the evil Nurse Ratched in the film adaptation of Ken Kesey’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. The villain who is supposed to be … Continue reading

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Rot in Hell Ken Starr & Lowry Mays

Two more assholes who made Amerika the shit storm it is today finally died. The former most people know, he was the guy behind the vendetta to undo Slick Willie being elected twice. Starr had a special hard-on to get … Continue reading

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Woo hoo! September with Vegas coming!

Normally, I’m not thrilled about this month. Sure we get a three-day weekend with Labor Day but it also means Summer is over. On the upside, Austin gradually starts to cool off, the Renaissance Faire is coming, outdoor shows aren’t … Continue reading

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RIP Nichelle Nichols

Farewell to an awesome and incredible person! I had the great honor to meet her about seven years ago at Dragon’s Lair. Mrs. Nichols was very generous to make a quick stop in Austin on her way to a bigger … Continue reading

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RIP Tony Dow

Tony had a pretty good run/life and managed to avoid the post-child-actor tragedy we all hear about. Sure he was often remembered as Wally, the older brother from Leave it to Beaver, a SitCom I never hated yet I could never … Continue reading

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RIP Paul Sorvino

Another great actor who played villains and not just gangsters as per Goodfellas; he was Kissinger in Oliver Stone’s Nixon, head of the Capulet family in the horrible 1996 take on Romeo & Juliet, The Stuff and The Rocketeer. He even did cartoon voice work via Duckman and Hey … Continue reading

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RIP David Warner

Such a shame to see David go! Another great Shakespeare-trained actor who went on to have an incredible Sci-Fi resume: two Star Trek movies (V and VI – Klingon Chancellor Gorkon is the most memorable), Star Trek: the Next Generation (Gul Madrid), Babylon … Continue reading

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Craig McCracken returns to the Cartoon Network!

After all the shit storms going down and the oppressive heat, it was great to see some great news through Variety, Craig McCracken will be involved with rebooting (or continuing) his two earliest creations from his long career…The Powerpuff Girls and Foster’s Home … Continue reading

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