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Robert Culp: 1930-2010

March 25, 2010

I just read that Robert Culp died yesterday.  While I can’t say he was my favorite actor of all time, I can say that I’ve seen him in so many things that I’m glad to have known him through his work.  I’m sure you are to0.  Not sure?  Maybe you remember him as:

Kelly Robinson in I Spy

Bill Maxwell in The Greatest American Hero

Debra’s father Warren Whelan in Everybody Loves Raymond

Bob in the movie Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice

“But I’m a gamer, not a movie or TV fan.”  Ok, how about as the voice of Dr. Wallace Breen in Half-Life 2.

Personally I’ll always remember him for starring in three episodes of the classic series The Outer Limits, including one of the best known episodes “Demon With A Glass Hand” (pictured above), written by Harlan Ellison.

If you look at his imdb page, you start to wonder what he wasn’t in.  Classics like Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Bonanza, The Man From U.N.C.L.E., Gunsmoke, and Get Smart.  Not to mention classic game shows he appeared in like Hollywood Squares and Match Game.  Comedy things like Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In and Saturday Night Live.  70’s and 80’s shows like Love Boat, Columbo, Police Story, Hardcastle & McCormick, The Cosby Show, Highway To Heaven, Matlock, Jake and the Fatman.  90’s shows like Wings, The Nanny, Lois and Clark, Lovesome Dove.  Even more recent things like The Dead Zone series and Robot Chicken.  And that’s just a small sample.  You’d have to work hard not to have seen him in something.

Some of the flash-in-the-pan stars of today can only dream of having his body of work.  He may be gone, but his legacy lives on.

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St. Louis Globe-Democrat Returns

December 8, 2009

Good Morning….How’s your world today?
Good Morning…Start with us and you’ll say…
Good Morning…Let the sun come shining through…

If you’re looking to see how the rest of the world is
We’re first every day…

Good Morning means the Globe-Democrat today!!


Exaspirations: Media Spin

December 1, 2009

So how were Black Friday sales this year?  That depends on who you listen to, and what story they want you to hear.  If you look at the headlines today, you probably have no clue.  Online shopping both gains and drops on the same day.  Total sales were up 13% or down 8.6% on the same day.  How?  Well, for online shopping, the number of visitors to online websites decreased, but total dollars spent increased.  In total, spending was up this year, but the average amount that the individual shopper spent decreased.

So what really matters?  To everyone but the news media, the economic impact of Black Friday is in total dollars spent.  Wal*Mart doesn’t care how many people visited their website last Friday.  They care about how much money they made.  Sears doesn’t care that Judy spent $50 less this year than last year, so long as their total revenues are up.  So why are we inundated with news stories about statistics that don’t really matter?  Because the news media sets their own agenda, despite their claims at impartiality.  If they want the news to be good, they’ll spin it good.  If they want it to be bad, they’ll spin it bad.

Keep that in mind next time you read a news story or catch a talking head on TV.  You’re only hearing what they want you to hear.


Archaeology: Ancient Lost Army Found?

November 9, 2009

This is cool.  You can also read the story here.

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