Category Archives: TV

Davy Crockett

As part of my ongoing, sporadic look at pop culture fads of the past, I explored the Davy Crockett craze. It wasn’t the first pop culture fad, but it was the first that was generated by TV. It began with … Continue reading

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Blue Box Cafe

A new sandwich and coffee shop recently opened in downtown Elgin. It has a Doctor Who theme. I’m not a huge fan, but I know Kelli’s kids are, so I invited them to join me for lunch. Chloe, Carter and … Continue reading

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The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet

Ozzie Nelson was a big band leader and his wife, Harriet, was a vocalist. They were regulars with Red Skelton  and later launched their own show. The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet was a very popular TV show from 1952 … Continue reading

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The Addams Family

A couple years ago, I made a list of cultural fads that grabbed the public’s attention in the past the way Harry Potter has in the current generation. My plan was to read, watch, listen, whatever was necessary, until I … Continue reading

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Lancelot Link: Secret Chimp

The show only aired for one season — 1970. And I can understand why. The premise is kinda funny. Dress chimpanzees in human clothes and have them behave like humans. But the novelty wears off in about 20 minutes and … Continue reading

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The Hoity-Toity eat pie a la mode, The Hoi Polloi buy fudgesicles

Pretty impressive, huh? All I’ve written so far is the title of the post and not only have I used all the words Tim told me I had to use, but I used them in such a way that you … Continue reading

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NASA Channel — A Cure for Insomnia

One of my Adventures at Home is to Watch a half hour of the NASA channel without falling asleep. It’s actually more of a challenge from my niece Kelli than an adventure, but I’ve now accomplished it. I chose an … Continue reading

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Hi Mom!

We were on TV last night. Our pastor, Colin Smith, was doing a week-long series of messages at the Total Living Network studios in North Aurora (the same ones we visited on the mystery trip back in may) and needed … Continue reading

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