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N is for News

My original post was going to be about New Kids on the Block/NKOTB or some such nonsense, but writing it felt forced and inane given the terrible events in Boston on Monday. I have tried to stick with the entertainment theme, and I guess the news can be considered entertainment sometimes. So, today’s N is … Continue reading

M is the Miami Dolphins

I love football. Really, really love football. Not because I like to watch 300lb men jump all over each other, or because many of the tight ends live up to their name (though that’s certainly a plus). I love the game itself. The thrill when you’re team is on top, the bitter taste of defeat … Continue reading

L is for The Lost Boys

It was hard for me not to write this post about LOST (my favorite TV show EVER) or Life is Beautiful (my favorite movie EVER). Been there, done that. Instead, I’m trying to stick with the more obscure 80s stuff, and a lot of my posts are asking “where are they now?” The Lost Boys … Continue reading

J is for Just Like Heaven

To follow up Lynn’s awesome “I” post from yesterday…I also have a music video. “Just Like Heaven” is a fun song by a great band (well, maybe not one of music’s greatest, but fun to listen to nonetheless). Is there a song that makes you happy every time you hear it, regardless of what’s going … Continue reading

I is Istanbul, not Constantinople

I was having a hard time coming up with an entertainment-related I word, until I was chauffeuring the kids around the other day and listening to my iPod. They Might Be Giants came on singing “Istanbul” and the kids immmediately launched into song. Duh. I have to do Istanbul! It’s actually an old song that … Continue reading

H is for Hunger

This A to Z post is a little different from the previous ones. And a little bit longer. Sorry. Recently I came across a website called The Giving Table with an initiative entitled Food Bloggers Against Hunger. Their event actually took place yesterday, April 8th. (Forgetting that we don’t post on Sundays, I mistakenly planned … Continue reading

F is for Footloose

You can talk smack about cheesy 80s movies all you want, but I’ll love them forever and Footloose is probably my favorite. I can’t even estimate how many times I’ve seen it, but it’s more than enough times to have it practically memorized. Just a note: I have not seen the recent remake, nor do … Continue reading

E is E.T.: The Extra-Terrestial

1982 was a good year for movies. Tootsie, Annie, An Officer and a Gentleman, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. (That last one is the reason I have an irrational fear of things crawling into my ears.) And E.T.: The Extra-Terrestial. I loved this movie as a kid, and until I started working on … Continue reading

D is for Doogie Howser, M.D.

Like my B post, this one’s also about a television show. Apparently I watched a lot of TV as a kid, which is interesting because I don’t watch too much today. In fact, I actually have a very low tolerance for most of the crap that they try to pass off as entertainment these days. … Continue reading

B is for Belle and Sebastian

Welcome to Day 2 of the A to Z Blog Challenge! Day 1 is HERE. This year we chose the loose theme of entertainment and media, and (for me, at least) it started turning into a list of obscure or favorite shows, movies, et cetera, usually from the 1980s. Lynn and I are children of … Continue reading

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