Matt Lauer just told me that I need to sit down with my kids and show them how to use the Information Superhighway…so one day they can navigate the road on their own.
The more you know…
Did you know NBC has been producing those cheesy PSAs for 25 years?
I think they are some of the more cringe-worthy moments in television writing history, and I only have to watch them. The poor celebrities have to try and sell the stuff. But the network keeps cranking it out to meet their public service commitment to the local community.
Now, I’m not saying the ideas behind the messages aren’t good. But there has to be a more creative way to do it. Music videos. Demonstrations. Puppets. You name it.
I think the celebrity spokespersons and the audiences would appreciate it (and actually listen to the darn things for a change).
Someone has to know that.
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HAPPY 64TH ANNIVERSARY, PEANUTS!
(We sure miss ya, Sparky.)
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The Sticky Egg is 5 years old today!
(All gifts accepted — cash, checks, gift cards, candy…especially candy.)
Thanks for sticking with me all these years!
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Today is the 200th anniversary of the publication of Pride & Prejudice.
Fans around the world will celebrate this, one of our greatest works of literature, and its prolific author Jane Austen.
I celebrate the movie and its unforgettable Mr. Darcys. I use the plural because I find everyone has a favorite.
Mine is Matthew Macfadyen, who starred opposite Keira Knightley. I loved his interpretation — quiet, shy, judgmental, passionate.
I’ve loved everything else he has acted in as well.
Thanks, Jane, for the introduction.
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Happy 10th Anniversary, Point Taken!
Thanks for taking me along for the ride.
Next month, I celebrate four years in New York City.
It’s a very happy anniversary for me.
I started planning my move to Manhattan when I was nine years old. I wanted to bring the entire family here. I figured I would help defray the significantly higher living expenses by acting on TV. I even practiced by getting really dirty in our backyard vegetable garden and doing Tide and Cheer commercials in the living room. “Hot. Warm. Cold. All-tempa Cheer.”
My Mom was a great audience.
As it turned out, I was a great deal older than nine when I made New York City my home…but I did make it. And when I travel, people often ask about the difficulty of living in a city with the 9/11 tragedy in its past and future terrorist activity almost a future certainty.
I’ll admit, I don’t think about it on a daily basis. And the recent Times Square bomb attempt — and subsequent scare yesterday — made me realize that, even when it happens, I don’t focus on it. I hear it about it on the news. Read about it online. Chat about it with a neighbor. But it doesn’t affect my day-to-day life in my neighborhood (unless it snarls traffic).
It’s like one of my favorite quotes from the tearjerker “Steel Magnolias”: “I’d rather have three minutes of wonderful than a lifetime of nothing special.”
If I only get three minutes, I’ll take my mine in Manhattan.
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