Category: TV

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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Can You Believe?

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - June 30, 2019 - Features, Music, Politics, Sports, TV
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Can you believe it? The year is half-over. Can you also believe since January that: –Donald Trump is still president and has not been impeached. –A team from Canada won the NBA championship but not the Stanley Cup (in fact, the last time a Canadian team won the Cup, Bill Clinton was president, Gennifer Flowers […]

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Three More Guilty Pleasures

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - June 9, 2019 - Features, Music, TV, Writing
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Because I am suffering from a head cold, I thought about not writing today until I read that one of the stars of Melrose Place just got married. A quarter of a century ago, I would habitually sit in front of my TV set and watch Melrose Place for it was one of my all-time […]

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Reflections in June

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - June 2, 2019 - Features, Flicks, Music, TV
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Rather than write a post on a single topic like politics, sex, sports, writing, or Hostess Twinkies, I am going to jot down some reflections that are going through my brain. June 6 is the 75th anniversary of D-Day. Two days later, is the 74th anniversary of V-E (Victory in Europe) Day. With each passing […]

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May Writer’s Block

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - May 18, 2019 - Features, Flicks, Politics, Sports, TV, Writing
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Once again, I am at a loss of words. This time, I am suffering from “May Writer’s Block”. Next to June, May is my favorite month of the year. The winter chill is over, and the oppressive heat of summer is still a couple of months away. Flowers are blooming in the neighborhood gardens. Talking […]

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No Jeopardy! for Me

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - April 28, 2019 - Features, TV
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Ever heard of James Holzhauer? He is the quiz whiz who is crushing the competition on Jeopardy! Oddly, he is not a high tech wizard, a rocket scientist, a Harvard professor, or even a tycoon. Instead, he is a professional gambler, proving that the wise guys and gals you meet at the track or the […]

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No Nobel for Me, and Some Random Thoughts

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - September 30, 2018 - Features, Politics, Sports, TV
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Drats–I won’t be going to Scandinavia this year. Recently, I read a story which stated the Nobel committee won’t be awarding a prize in literature in 2018. However, two prizes will be handed out next year. I know I will have a better chance winning the Powerball or visiting Jupiter than winning a Nobel prize. […]

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400th Post and 400 Tears

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - June 30, 2018 - Features, Politics, Sports, The Big 57, TV
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An Ordinary Joe reaches a milestone–this is my 400 post! Yet I want to cry 400 tears because: –I spent a emperor’s ransom for car repairs. –I’m another year older but certainly not wiser. –My wife has been ill recently. –The United States is not in the World Cup. About the only cup the American […]

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Post 398–World Cup, Blue State America, and Jerry Springer–An Appreciation!?

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - June 16, 2018 - Features, Sports, TV
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This is the 398th post of this blog. May I write at least another 398 more. So are you ready for some football–international football (aka soccer), that is. The World Cup is being held in Russia. Since the Americans are not participating, my interest in the Cup is far under par than my interest of […]

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A Nation of Jerks

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - June 2, 2018 - Extraordinary Margie, Features, Politics, Sports, TV, Writing
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It’s a fad, fad, fad, fad world. Some fads become beloved institutions like Mickey Mouse, Beatles and Elvis music, WWE wrestling, surfing, and laptop computers. Other fads go and come back like 3-D movies, vinyl records, Quisp cereal, McRib sandwiches, Pac-Man, Captain America, Batman, Superman, Spiderman, and Wonder Woman. And then there are some fads […]

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