Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Wayne Magazine, May issue

A very nice piece about The Lucky Strike Papers appears in the May issue of Wayne Magazine. The piece was written by Rita Gernant.

Wayne Magazine is part of the North Jersey Media Group, which also publishes the newspaper The Record. Wayne, New Jersey is next door to Pompton Lakes, the town where I live.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Morgan White, Jr., and "Talking Trivia"

As I have previously noted, in 2008 I was interviewed twice, on Boston’s WBZ Radio, by guest talk show host Morgan White, Jr.; Morgan has for years been a regular guest host on the station.

His latest book, “Talking Trivia,” was recently published by BearManor Media.

You can read more about the book here (and purchase it here, via an amazon.com link):


To see Morgan's web site, please click on this address: http://www.morganwhitejr.com/

Sunday, May 10, 2009

"24," Part 2

An observation:

Keifer Sutherland’s character, on “24,” Jack Bauer, has a distinctive yelling style. It’s a kind of bellow--when he screams at someone, for example, to “Stand Down!” He does the same kind of yell all the time. It gets a bit tiring.

During an interrogation of one character, for example (this from a “24" trailer), Bauer asks, “What is your primary objective?” Click here.

Or here, when he asks, “What is the target?” Click here.

I enjoyed “24” for a period of time. Yet the show, for a while, has seemed to me to be rather over the top--not unlike Jack Bauer's signature yell. The yell, again.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

TV 2009, cont'd:

Brief review:

An enjoyable TV show—clever, quirky, funny: ABC's “Better Off Ted.”

The program stars Jay Harrington (Ted), Portia de Rossi, Andrea Anders, Malcolm Barrett, and Jonathan Slavin.

Included on the show: fake commercials for Veridian Dynamics, the corporation which serves as the show’s setting.

The season finale airs tonight, 8:30 p.m. (EST).


Boy, a lot happens during a season--one day--of the TV series "24."

Do the characters ever get to nap?