Here I am again, reluctantly counting my losses. Beloved, hated or just plain “Who cares?”, more celebrated people died in 2007 than any year in my memory. I always forget somebody, but here is the nucleus of the ones who will light up the headlines no more.
I suffered a particularly rough blow when Read More
Every time I turn on Logo (the gay channel), I find myself confronted with a discussion program featuring the same group of hard-done-by homosexualists, all complaining about the same issue. The cause of their suffering? Gay bashing? The Christian right? No, these inverts are focused on something far more gruesome: their homo-media invisibility, i.e., the Read More
I consider myself wildly fortunate to have emigrated to America in time to catch the tail end (and death throes) of one of the most endearingly retarded shows ever to illuminate a TV screen. I’m talking about the ’74-’79 golden era of Match Game .
Hosted by Gene Rayburn, a 70′s geezer with a Read More
Charles Nelson Reilly. Match Game, right?
That’s what most people think when they hear his name. Or maybe Hollywood Squares or To Tell the Truth . Or his 97 appearances on Johnny Carson’s Tonight Show -second only to Bob Hope and Orson Bean. Mr. Reilly ruled kitsch TV in the 1970′s, sharing the glory with Read More