Dull Batman Reruns

December 18th, 2009

I’ve started watching Batman reruns, and they’ve apparently hit the “jump the shark” part of the series.  The criminals’ schemes are clever, but the villains themselves are pretty lame.  Only their molls are worth looking at.

Art Carney as the Archer?
Van Johnson as the Minstrel??
Walter Slezak as the Clock King???

Phyllis Diller played a scrubwoman and Milton Berle was a prison guard, in small cameos.  Julie Newmar was uncredited for her brief Catwoman appearance at the prison in the second “Ma Parker” episode (with guest villian Shelley Winters).

The complete list of villains can be found here:
http://www.1966batfan.com/mainvillainsbg.htm

Great Reba Line From Pilot Episode

December 5th, 2009

I caught a TV promo for a Reba rerun which had a great line (find it 2:17 into this video). 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O7irP6mTeb4

Car Safety Lessons (Videos)

December 5th, 2009

Reason To Stay In Your Car On Icy Roads
http://v2.vidman.ca/video/icy_highway_near_fatal.html

Reason To Buckle Your Seatbelt 1 (Fatal Error)
http://v2.vidman.ca/video/thrown.html

Reason To Buckle Your Seatbelt 2
http://v2.vidman.ca/video/dashcam_crash.html

Dilbert Widget Test

December 3rd, 2009

Angel Stories In The News

December 3rd, 2009

http://www.theboot.com/2009/12/01/sammy-kershaw/

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2008/12/23/earlyshow/main4684347.shtml

A little girl’s letter to her father’s boss

November 29th, 2009

7th Grade Girl Pens Letter To Her Father’s Boss

http://www.registerguard.com/csp/cms/sites/web/news/cityregion/23410629-41/story.csp

Disney Mimics Dilbert’s World

November 27th, 2009

Disney has taken bastardization of the English language to a new level (down). They have a feature on DVDs called FastPlay, which takes the viewer to the movie without having to use the DVD menu. Sounds great!

FastPlay my *ss! What it does is drag the viewer through preview after preview, which all their DVDs and Blu-Ray discs play at the start. Naturally, the Menu button is disabled during the previews.

Some company’s DVDs (I forget which) start the movie automatically, but go to the menu at the end of the movie, or if you ask for it. That is the only true “fast play”.

This reminds me of a Dilbert cartoon where his company develops software that erases the user’s hard drive, and they name it QuikProtect.

Read their amazingly untrue explanation here:
http://disney.go.com/disneyvideos/fastplay/faq.html#Q1