Tag Archives: Sixties

RIP Christopher Plummer

To the world, he was immortalized as Captain von Trapp from The Sound of Music yet he appeared in a ka-jillion things, most recently he was the cunning author who baffled his family, police and a silly detective in Knives Out. I … Continue reading

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Farewell Phil Spector

The debate over who’s responsible for the Wall of Sound Spector is credited for will go on forever yet he did contribute immensely to Popular Music. Phil comes more into play for my generation by working with the Ramones since … Continue reading

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RIP: Dawn Wells

I thought Dawn was the last cast member to pass away but Tina Louise (Ginger) is alive and well in New York. That’s good. It’s still sad to lose Dawn thanks to her being the iconic Mary Ann which gives … Continue reading

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Crappy gift of 2020 (probably 1965)

I could see a well-meaning grandparent or elderly aunt giving this to a couple kids thinking it was pretty cool because, “We didn’t have this level of entertainment during the Depression.” Meanwhile, the recipients get about 10 minutes of ‘play … Continue reading

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RIP Sean Connery

2020 just couldn’t take a break could it, can’t let us enjoy a limited Halloween and have a little pause before the shitstorm election. I know Sean was 90ish yet I didn’t know he had been ill recently. I’m glad … Continue reading

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Coca-Cola finally stops making Tab

Holy cow! This crap was still being made‽ (Been a while since I’ve used an interrobang.) I figured it had faded away by the Aughts with the dominance of Diet Coke and Coke Zero. Then again, how often do you … Continue reading

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1960: The Flintstones debut on ABC

This revelation is a week late because I’m not always on top of cartoon history but I thank The Guardian for having a thoughtful article about this watershed anniversary. By the time I was born, The Flintstones was syndicated and shown daily on … Continue reading

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RIP Diana Rigg

Diana was one of my first boyhood crushes thanks to The Avengers reruns on CBS late night (long before they tried to compete with Johnny Carson). It was exciting and bewildering at the same time to see a lady kicking ass … Continue reading

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RIP Joe Ruby

Last Wednesday, legendary cartoon writer Joe Ruby passed away. Over many years he plotted gags and wrote scripts for numerous Hanna-Barbera shows. His most famous co-creation was Scooby Doo with Ken Spears and animator Iwao Takamoto. Sadly, Saturday Morning cartoons … Continue reading

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RIP Carl Reiner

So many comedy patriarchs are leaving us lately, I’m starting to feel like my grandparents who I thought were obsessed with obituaries during the Seventies and Eighties. To say Carl Reiner was a legend is an understatement. The man helped … Continue reading

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Rocketman

When it comes to a Biography or Auto-Biography movie, this is more like it! Right away the tagline says, “The only way to tell his story is to live his Fantasy.” Even if it weren’t Elton John, this should’ve been … Continue reading

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RIP Honor Blackman

Honor passed away a couple days ago (and not to CV-19). To most Americans, she’s most famous for being Pussy Galore in Goldfinger but I also knew she was one of the first two Avengers before Diana Rigg replaced her to … Continue reading

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RIP Terry Jones

So sad to see another Python pass away but poor Terry had been fading away via dementia over the last several years too. Terry will be sorely missed because he was the member who directed the three hilarious movies the … Continue reading

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RIP Buck Henry

A tremendous loss to the world of Comedy, especially in how much Buck influenced what followed, namely the great sketch shows I grew to love: The Kids in the Hall, Strangers with Candy and SCTV. Sadly, most obits will go on about he … Continue reading

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Ford v. Ferrai: Worth Seeing

Hard to believe they made an American movie about auto racing that didn’t stoop to NASSCARR “Dads.” Thusly, I was actually interested in seeing it because Le Mans was the contest, a very historic track in France which isn’t an … Continue reading

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