Monday, May 01, 2006

The Arch-nemesis

It’s been a while since I wrote a normal Blog, oh and thanks for the comments on the video stuff. I’m going to try to do more on that with stuff we do at the station.

So what to talk about today? I know what arch-nemeses. Yes we all probably have more than one.

Let’s be honest we all hate someone and they hate us back and do stuff to spite us. And thus they become or arch-nemesis.
The never really go away they just go into hiding and then reappear, usually at an inappropriate time.

I have had 2 in my life, both female, and quite possibly working on a third who is male. I just think it’s a necessary evil. And it’s kind of fun to have.

The first was in high school and it was this well bitchy girl who liked to spite a lot of people. She tried controlling people using the “I’m going to make you liked” powers on people.  Let’s dub her “Connie the Controller,” and Connie is not here real name. Her name doesn’t even big with a “C.”

Sorry I didn’t even believe and that and told her a few times in public around her minions I didn’t care for her antics. And because of this is public truth, arch-nemesis number one was born.

It died right after graduation. Because I think I talk to about um 5 people I went to high school with. And be honest people I went to high school with that may read this you don’t care either.

Arch-nemesis Two: The College Years. Anyone who went to college with me knows who this person is and the victim she took with her.

And now that victim leads sheltered life. Oh well. They were gone after the junior year when I just didn’t care anymore.

Yeah I know not much to say about number two but there’s a reason I won’t right anything, like a slander suit because it could get ugly.

So we all have them so come on share who’s you arch-nemesis?

People want to know. Actually just me.


Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Remeber that Show: 3-28-06

I hear that the weather is going to be better this week! Yeah! It’s going to be 71 on Friday and then Doom and Gloom on Saturday at 56 degrees. I’m not a weatherman, but I believe if needed I would be able to do a traffic report. Way better then the guy fromm KDKA.

Ok enough of that it’s Tuesday and that mean another remember that show!

Here is your hint this week:

Doooo dooo doo do doot!

Makes no sense huh click here for a clip!

So if you clicked you know the show, if not, well then welcome to Tuesday March 28, 2006 and “Remember that Show: DOUG”

Ah yes what started out as one of the original Nicktoons then became twisted when Disney bought it, was on of the best Nicktoons ever!

It ran from 1991-1996 on Nickelodeon and then in 1996 Jumbo Pictures was bought by Disney and the switch of Networks was made and ran through 1999.

The series takes place in the fictitious town of Bluffington (where Doug and his family has moved from Bloatsburg) and deals with the life and imagination of title character, grade-schooler and diarist Doug Funnie, his dog Porkchop, good friends Skeeter Valentine and Patti Mayonnaise, and his nemesis, Roger Klotz, the school bully.

The show usually began with Doug writing in his journal and the episode would be a flashback. There were life lessons involved and he was always in conflict with his “artistic” sister Judy.

Another theme in the series regards Doug's feelings for Patti, with whom he falls in love upon first setting eyes on her. Some episodes focus on this and also involve either Doug attempting to get closer to Patti or his frantic attempts to stop her discovering his feelings.

Notable in the series' character design is the frequent use of unusual names and skin colors. Doug is of Caucasian tone, whereas neighbor Mr. Dink is purple, Skeeter is blue, Patti is a darker shade of orange with blonde hair, and Roger is green. The use of scat singing and vocally-derived melodies (for the starting theme and other instances like the recurring theme for Patti Mayonnaise) and erratic sounds and noises for various characters (particularly for Skeeter) further expressed the unique and eccentric design of this cartoon series. Talk about color blind casting.
That was Nickelodeon Doug, the in 1996 “Disney’s Doug” aired. The new episodes brought a new baby sister for Doug as well as a change in age to 12½ years old. It also brought a new haircut for Patti, more money for Roger, weight loss for Connie, and much more. This included a change of clothes for everyone (like Doug’s new longer undershirt)  and a brand new middle school.
When Disney got a hold of the property the created a show at Disney’s MGM Studios called “Doug Live” where Doug faced rager and then went to see his favorite band “The Beets” with audience members being selected to be “The Beets” sininger there number one smash hit “Killer Tofu.”
It’s unclear if Disney will ever show anymore episodes of “Doug” and it’s not available on DVD either. So to those who have memories of “Doug” like I do, well you’re lucky.
That’s it for this week, only 13 days until vacation that mean no “Remember that Show” on the week of the 9th.
Until next week,
Later Days!

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Remember that Show: 3/21/06

Well, it’s spring outside, can’t you tell with all the cold weather.

Any who it’s Tuesday so that means a brand new remember that show blog. What shall I write about today?

I know what it is to view the intro of the show, since it really has no lyrics, click HERE.

Welcome to the first Tuesday of spring and “Remember that Show: Clarissa Explains It All”

This Nick show was produced at Nickelodeon Studios at Universal Studios in Orlando Florida that is what it said at the end of each show. Boy have times changed since Nick is out of the Universal area and nothing is produced there anymore.

This show ran for 5 seasons and produced 65 episodes and was about teenage life. Dealing with parents, siblings, friends and feelings Clarissa talks directly to the audience in an attempt to, I can’t believe I’m writing this, explain it all.

It was a good show; after all it ran 5 seasons on a network when 2-3 was usually the max.

Clarissa was of course played by Melissa Joan Hart who because of this show shot up into stardom, well stardom-ish career.

After the show ended she tried some TV movies then came back in Sabrina the Teenage Witch and made some funny teen movies. Recently she gave birth to her first child.

What else to I remember about this show, well her neighbor, Sam, never used the door and always climbed through Clarissa window. Then she had a pet alligator that she kept in her room in a kiddy pool named Elvis.

Then there was her brother Ferguson, who was her arch rival, then her mom with a health nut boarder line hippie. Well if memory serves me correctly her parents once were hippies in there younger days.

The good news is that Clarissa Explains it all is available on DVD and you can enjoy all the Nick goodness it once was.

Totally off subject but only 20 days until I go on vacation, yeah sunny Florida here I come.

Ok that’s it for this week.

Later Days!

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Remember that Show: 3/14/06

Ah, after a nice week off we return to our scheduled programming. I hope everyone had fun over the weekend at the parade and other festivities and I know you plan to do it again this Friday so Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Well as I was thinking of what show to write about I thought of one that was, when it first premiered, was one of the best and funniest shows around and it was on FOX.

So sit back relax and enjoy this weeks “Remember that Show: Parker Lewis Can’t Lose”

Yes on of the earlier shows on the still new FOX network which was grouped with “In Living Color.”

It ran from 1990-1993 for three seasons and brought catch phrases like “coolness,” “we have achieved coolness,” “Eat now,” and “synchronize Swatches.”

The show was based heavily on “Ferris Buellers Day Off” so many people didn’t think it would last long because the TV version of the movie only lasted 3 weeks. But Parker Lewis was different and very funny.

Parker’s best friends were Jerry, the nerd, and Mikey the James Dean-like rebel with out a cause.

The most memorable character was Kubiak a.k.a. “KUBE” the school bully who actually becomes friends with Parker and the gang.

The stories usually revolved around life and Parker’s nemesis Ms. Musso the Principal at the school and her assistant Frank Lemmer who always dressed in black and was kinda goth-ish.

Luckily this is out on DVD and is a must watch show, so pick up a copy and enjoy some swatch fun.

That’s it for this week, until next.

Later Days!

Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Remember that Show: 2-28-06

Happy Mardi Gras every as we reach the end of another month waiting for this snow and cold weather to go away. I can’t wait to go to baseball games, is it spring yet?

I just looked outside and saw more snow so I guess not, but it is Tuesday and that means another edition of “Remember that Show.”

While thinking about what show I was going to do I went through the list of TV stations that I use to watch and then I remember hey wait what was on PBS. Then it dawned on me what show to do.

Welcome to Tuesday February 28, 2006 and “Remember that Show: Square One.”

“Square One,” what’s that you might say. Come one you remember the show that was dedicated to teaching math in a fun way.

This show ran on PBS from 1987-1992 and then was revived again for one season in 1995-1996. Also in 1999 old shows ran on the Noggin Network until 2003.

The show was comprised of sketches that taught a lesson in counting, geometry, fractions, estimation, and probability.

Some of the sketches were a MTV Style music video that focused on some math subject, Math Man a Pac-Man parody helped viewers learn to recognize common mistakes while solving math problems, such as forgetting to carry a digit, or making errors with negative numbers, late afternoon with David Numberman and David Letterman parody, Math Court (People’s Court), General Mathpital, Dirk Niblick Math Bragade and animated short, But Who’s Counting Game Show, and Piece of the Pie a family fued parody.

Wow! That was exhausting.

But the best part about Square one was how it ended with an episode of Math Net, yes a Dranet Parody, that solved crimes with math. I remember something about a diamond with the wieght of 20 nickles and one about a maltise pigeon. Each story was five episodes. You know George Frankly and Kate Monday later recplaced by Pat Tuesday. It was the best part of “Square One.”

Monday, February 27, 2006

People Who Entertain Me Award

As my last post suggested I don’t have “hero’s” or “mentors” but I do have people who entertain me and I decided to feature some of them here in my blog.

The first “People who Entertain Me Award” goes to my friend Jaime Fox.

Notice the spelling, it’s not the actor. But if you go to my MySpace page you’ll find her in my Top 20 with (the celeb) next to her name.

Why “the Celeb?” Because she just is. And is probably the only person I know who has reached a goal in her life.

But she has always entertained me since college. There were the months of “Night Caps” at the Hard Rock and Mondays at “Casa de Hoot.” There was abandonment when she left for Disney though, but she came back and there were more good times jammin’ out to Billy Joel’s Greatest Hits in the KIA.

There were many new phrases that were coined and used more often, like “Busty Rhymes” and of course “Tipsy McStagger” added to her other terms “vomitzva,” and “sippy-do.”

And it’s because of that we salute you Jaime Fox as the first recipient of the “People who Entertain Me Award.”

Saturday, February 25, 2006

A quick story

People always are searching for people to look up too and be like. I always wondered why.

I mean shouldn’t we all just be individuals?

But no, we all need to be like someone. Because after all when you get asked to write a paper about your mentor or hero, you have to lie and pick someone. You can’t just right “I don’t have a mentor/hero because I want to be my own person.”

I know, I’ve tried.

So we are all forced to lie and thus we are like everyone else.

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