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Budget Cuts, NASA, the Arts & Hype

Budget Cuts, NASA, the Arts & Hype
March 20, 2017
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I remember well the old NASA funding wars of the 1980s when the Democrats did everything they could not only …Read the Rest

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Hyacinthe Bucket Finally Arrives!

Hyacinthe Bucket Finally Arrives!
December 31, 2016
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It has been announced that, among those to be honored this year by Her Majesty are Patricia Routledge and Bryn …Read the Rest

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As God As My Witness…I Thought Turkeys Could Fly!

As God As My Witness…I Thought Turkeys Could Fly!
November 23, 2016
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If you’ve never seen this episode of the classic WKRP in Cincinnati, well, enjoy. It’s a classic.

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Is It Racism or Bad Manners?

Is It Racism or Bad Manners?
November 19, 2016
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Very early Friday morning I had an interesting Twitter conversation.  We started out butting heads, then began an excellent conversation …Read the Rest

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Sunday Morning Opera: Là ci darem la mano Smackdown

Sunday Morning Opera: Là ci darem la mano Smackdown
November 6, 2016
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This is my very favorite duet. Period. And – a special treat!

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Star Trek: 50

Star Trek: 50
September 10, 2016
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I nearly lost my mind when this came on Tom Snyder. This was one of the first times we were …Read the Rest

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My Over-Indulgent Star Trek 50

My Over-Indulgent Star Trek 50
September 9, 2016
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James Tiberius Kirk (the original) See #2 below – Faith of the Heart – every dream of the future Being …Read the Rest

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Fifty Years Ago Today the World Changed

Fifty Years Ago Today the World Changed
September 8, 2016
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The Original Series (1966–69) The Animated Series (1973–74) The Next Generation (1987–94) Deep Space Nine (1993–99) Voyager (1995–2001) Enterprise (2001–05) …Read the Rest

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Why Trekkies Should Love Lucy

Why Trekkies Should Love Lucy
September 7, 2016
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I’ve been saying that the first woman to grace American currency should  Lucille Ball, who became the first real female …Read the Rest

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To Boldly Go: STEM, the Arts & Wells Fargo, Inc.

To Boldly Go:  STEM, the Arts & Wells Fargo, Inc.
September 6, 2016
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In the mid-1960s, the late Doug Chaffee, a very dear friend (I would rank him as my #2 best friend, …Read the Rest

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Sunday Morning Opera: Klingon Opera

Sunday Morning Opera:  Klingon Opera
September 4, 2016
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How, you might ask, does one reconcile opera and Star Trek?  It’s quite simple.  Klingons love opera.  Enough said. Then …Read the Rest

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NASA & Star Trek

NASA & Star Trek
September 3, 2016
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Space: the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Its five-year mission: to explore strange new worlds, …Read the Rest

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When God Hugs You

When God Hugs You
July 23, 2016
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This has been a rough week. While I can’t say that it has been the worst week of my life, …Read the Rest

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Sunday Morning Opera: Honoring John Williams

Sunday Morning Opera: Honoring John Williams
June 12, 2016
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Okay, so it’s not exactly opera, but let’s face the fact that John Williams is the greatest composer this nation …Read the Rest

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Why Will Smith Will Never Win An Oscar

Why Will Smith Will Never Win An Oscar
January 23, 2016
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I still don’t understand why Will Smith wasn’t nominated this year.  Take that back, I do know, and I don’t …Read the Rest

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The Crying Game

The Crying Game
January 21, 2016
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Rule of thumb:  Real men and Vulcans do not show emotion in public.  It is acceptable, though for them to …Read the Rest

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Why It Is What It Isn’t

Why It Is What It Isn’t
September 21, 2015
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“…The problem with “It is what it is” is that it abdicates responsibility, shuts down creative problem solving, and concedes …Read the Rest

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The Autobiography of James T. Kirk

The Autobiography of James T. Kirk
September 7, 2015
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If you are as much of a compulsive Trekkie as I am, this is a must-listen. It is hilarious.  Where …Read the Rest

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Sunday Morning – Bing Crosby

Sunday Morning – Bing Crosby
June 21, 2015
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This is my first Father’s Day without my father.  He loved old movies. He instilled in my sister and I, …Read the Rest

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Let’s Just Deal With It

Let’s Just Deal With It
April 17, 2015
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“Chewie, we’re home.” This is the number one reason I have been waiting, since 1979, to be abducted by aliens.  …Read the Rest

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Our Zero Tolerance, No Exceptions, & Politically Correct Pedophiles

Our Zero Tolerance, No Exceptions, & Politically Correct Pedophiles
March 27, 2015
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To put things into perspective, the BBC allowed a pedophile to operate within its empire for years, then tried to …Read the Rest

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Has ISIS Already Won?

Has ISIS Already Won?
March 3, 2015
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ISIS is now threatening Twitter employees and executives for cracking down on their psychopathic tweets.  Golly, just the other day …Read the Rest

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Where No One Has Gone Before…

Where No One Has Gone Before…
February 28, 2015
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Space… the final frontier. These are the continuing voyages of the starship Enterprise. Her ongoing mission: to explore strange new …Read the Rest

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The Degradation of Our Lives

The Degradation of Our Lives
February 20, 2015
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Last night I was watching a rerun of I Love Lucy.  They had just moved into the house in the …Read the Rest

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The Acceptable New Hate

The Acceptable New Hate
February 13, 2015
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Some say the world will end in fire, Some say in ice. From what I’ve tasted of desire I hold …Read the Rest

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The Beatles, 007, and Various Upgrades

The Beatles, 007, and Various Upgrades
January 8, 2015
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One of the more humorous moments in the science fiction film, Men in Black, is when Tommy Lee Jones’ character …Read the Rest

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Confessions of a Bigfoot Junkie

Confessions of a Bigfoot Junkie
December 30, 2014
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Okay, I admit, I’m a Bigfoot junkie.  I don’t mind admitting I’m glued to that absurd Animal Planet show.  I …Read the Rest

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Cheesy Christmas Movies

Cheesy Christmas Movies
December 21, 2014
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During the month I basically stayed with my mother, with only 2 days of relief, she spent much of the …Read the Rest

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Has Hollywood Destroyed Artistic Freedom in America

Has Hollywood Destroyed Artistic Freedom in America
December 19, 2014
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What is going on with Sony Pictures and North Korea is nothing new, for Hollywood, according to film historian Ben …Read the Rest

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The Timing of the Crosby Scandal Is Interesting

The Timing of the Crosby Scandal Is Interesting
November 21, 2014
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On Thursday, another woman surfaced saying that, back in 1976 Bill Cosby gave her pills, then raped her.  When she …Read the Rest

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