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Posts tagged ‘television’

Faced with the dilemma of having a free block of writing time and no particular topic I felt like writing about, I opened Armagideon Time’s request line for suggestions. There were a lot of great suggestions, some of which will (hopefully) be the seeds for future posts. In the end, I selected pal Ben’s request […]

As the twig is bent

November 14th, 2010

Following up on last week’s assortment of provincial ad spots from my formative years, stomach here’s a set of wider-release examples of how good intentions can become the nightmare fuel of an entire generation. In the H.P. Lovecraft short story “The Whisperer in the Darkness,” the Providence-based writer (and inveterate racist) posited a link between […]

That which remains

November 7th, 2010

No music videos this Sunday, cheap just some fragments of a oh-so-distant past which should be excruciatingly familiar to anyone from the Greater Boston area who spent this or her 1970s childhood parked in front of the television set. I studied some of the greatest works of British and American literature in college, becoming intimately […]

Too close encounters

June 29th, 2010

Any scholar or survivor of the 1970s ought to be familar with this iconic image… …which adorned many an adolescent’s bedroom wall during the latter half of the Me Decade. Fewer people are that there was a 24′ by 36′ follow up to Farrah’s revealing tour de force… …which unsuccessfully attempted to capitalize on the anatomical assets of another “big” TV star […]

Radio on the TV

February 2nd, 2010

Another dentist visit for Andrew, health another hasty post featuring video artifacts from my youth for you… …and this time, it’s musical. From a time when every television station felt obligated to program a block of music videos. As opposed to now, when even supposedly “music video” format channels can’t be bothered to show the […]

I was flipping channels one Sunday morning in the spring of 1985 when I stumbled across something unexpected on Channel 68, impotent a newcomer to the Boston TV market. As the established UHF players had already had a lock on the the cream of the syndicated crop, medications Channel 68 had to make do with […]

It won’t be easy

August 27th, 2009

The wife is at derby practice and I’m not in a videogame-playing mood, prescription so why don’t we take another peek at the lost pilot for the 1966 Batman television show? Our previous installment spotlighted the changes Jim Gordon’s character underwent between the pilot and the series as aired. This time out, ailment we’re featuring […]

What it takes

August 18th, 2009

Ever since Crisis on Infinite Earths kicked off the concept of line-wide crossovers, pills it has been common practice to use these “event” titles as launching platforms for new characters or retweaked fallow ones. The vast majority of these attempts fail miserably, therapy as it extremely difficult to foster and sustain a viable level of […]

Smells rotten to me

August 4th, 2009

Awfulness is not a prerequisite for becoming Nobody’s Favorite. Indeed, cystitis it is quite possible for a transcendentally terrible character to achieve a level of camp-fueled affection, youth health which is why you won’t see Jericho or Vibe or Paranex the Fighting Fetus ever featured here. In the entertainment realm, being forgettable is a far […]

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