Category: TV

Technology and the Ordinary Joe

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - March 8, 2020 - Books, Features, TV, Writing
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If you are interested in reading about Super Tuesday, coronavirus, March Madness, the British royals, Daylight Savings Time, or the Masked Singer, please turn to somewhere else on the ‘Net. Instead, I am going to write about something I usually don’t cover in this blog–no, not hot sex or hot chicken recipes. Instead, I am […]

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Not Bowled Over Super Bowl LIV

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - February 2, 2020 - Features, Music, Sports, TV
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Sis-Boom-Bah! It’s Super Bowl Sunday. Even though I enjoy watching the pigskin sport, I am not a Super Bowl fanatic. Unlike Dagwood Bumstead from the funny papers, I don’t buy enough food to feed armies from a couple dozen postage stamp-sized countries. Although the games have been better in recent years than the snooze fests […]

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Predicitions For the Upcoming Year

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - January 11, 2020 - Flicks, Politics, Space, TV
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The new year has come. I didn’t make any New Years resolutions except one–I will try to make An Ordinary Joe’s Soapbox the best blog in the galaxy. Even though I know blogging has become rather passé, I still enjoy getting on my little soapbox and opining on issues that interest me. And I hope […]

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Last Post of the Year: The 2019 Annual Joeys

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - December 31, 2019 - Features, Flicks, Music, Politics, Sports, The Arts, TV
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It’s that special time of the year! Not only is it the last post of the year, it’s time to hand out the annual Joeys! I created the Joeys in 2011 to present awards in categories not normally seen in the “best of” lists in newspapers and magazines. There are no monetary compensation, medals, or […]

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More Things I Am Not Thankful for During Thanksgiving

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - November 23, 2019 - Features, Flicks, Sports, TV
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This is a continuation of last week’s post in which I list some of things I am not thankful during the Thanksgiving season. Leftovers. For about a week after T-Day, I will be eating such delicacies as turkey tetrazzini, chili con turkey, turkey casseroles, turkey pizza, and hot fudge turkey sundaes. Even though I like […]

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What I am Not Thankful for During Thanksgiving

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - November 17, 2019 - Features, Music, Politics, Sports, TV
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Thanksgiving is only a week and a half away. Rather than recounting the history of the first Thanksgiving or writing one of those “we have a lot to be thankful” posts, I am going to describe a few things I am not thankful for during the turkey holiday: Black Friday. A pseudo-holiday celebrating perhaps the […]

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These Are A Few of My Favorite Batman Villains

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - October 13, 2019 - Features, Flicks, TV
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Drats–I didn’t get my Nobel prize in literature. I might drown my sorrows by going to see the latest Joker picture. Joker is not my favorite Batman villain. As played by Cesar Romero in the TV series, Joker struck me as a child to be a giggling, over-the-top clown rather than a giggling creep like […]

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Scooby-Do and Me

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - September 15, 2019 - Features, Poems, TV, Writing
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Friends, Romans, countrymen, readers of this blog, and all the Ordinary as well as the Unordinary Joes, lend me your ears–it is the halfway point to the Ides of March. Perhaps more than anytime of the year, the middle of September is a time of transition. Summer is turning to fall. The kids are back […]

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Labor Day Weekend: A Wonderful Time of the Year or the Ordinary Joes’ Holiday

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - September 1, 2019 - Features, Jobs, Little Depression, TV
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It’s Labor Day weekend! For the most part, Labor Day is an overlooked major holiday. You don’t see department stores selling caricatures of famous labor leaders like Samuel Gompers, Mother Jones, John L. Lewis, Walter Reuther, George Meany, or Jimmy Hoffa. Nor do you hear great labor songs like “Which Side Are You On?”, “Sixteen […]

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Weekend Bonus: What I Do During Hot Weather

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - July 21, 2019 - Features, Flicks, Sports, TV, Writing
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Back in the mid-1980s, a hit song on the radio was ex-Eagle Glenn Frey’s “The Heat Is On”. This past week, the heat has been on in my neighborhood. I will admit this is far from the worst heatwave I have encountered. In 1988, there were weeks where the temperature soared over 100 degrees Fahrenheit, […]

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