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One of the people who appeared in the Tareyton print ads was Frank Sutton, best known as GySgt Vince Carter, USMC in Gomer Pyle, USMC. After the show was canceled, Jim Nabors had a variety show, and Frank Sutton was a member of the cast. He was acting in a play in Shreveport, Louisiana when he dropped dead of a heart attack in 1974 at the age of 50.
Big news this week was that MeTV has returned to the airwaves in Atlanta! Mary can now watch Columbo on both Saturday and Sunday night! Perry Mason and Hogan’s Heroes are back on the air! Kind of sad when the biggest news is the return of 50-year-old sitcoms and 60-year-old courtroom dramas, isn’t it? Really, though, not much else has been going on. I’ve been spending a lot of time watching YouTube videos, particularly the ones created by Ben Minnotte, who runs the Oddity Archive channel. Anyway, here’s this week’s summary.
Be sure and vote in my latest Battle of the Bands: “‘Cool Jerk’: The Strangers vs. The Go-Go’s.” I’ll announce the winner on Thursday.
The prompt was “give,” so I shared the words from the classic by The Chairmen of the Board, “Give Me Just A Little More Time.”
Singer/musician/songwriter Tony Joe White died on October 24, so M4 was a tribute to him.
The featured artist this week was saxophonist Candy Dulfer.
My one-liner was a line I took from John Kraft’s blog about stories.
The prompt “dark” led to my ramblings about weather apps, the end of Daylight Saving Time, and dark beer.
I featured a survey from WQXI here in Atlanta from 1984. That seemed to sit well with everyone. Or almost everyone, anyway…
We were given the assignment of finding a book, turning to a random page, closing our eyes, jabbing our finger down on a word, and using it as the prompt for the post. My word was “business.”
Monday, we’ll be looking at cross-genre collaborations, particularly ones that are unusual. I’m not sure how unusual mine are, but they are collaborations. We’ll feature another smooth jazz artist on Tuesday, a one-liner on Wednesday, my reply to Kat’s prompt on Thursday, a survey on Friday, and the response to Linda’s prompt on Saturday. In other words, nothing new under the sun. Should be good, anyway, so stay tuned!
- Mary B
- Uncle Jack Connelly
- Anyone I missed
- Everyone who left a “like.”
And that’s it for this edition of The Week That Was. See you in the funny papers!