Not Only In Comics Many stories in the old "Little Lulu" comics followed the following pattern:Something was missing or damaged.Lulu was blamed and spanked, usually by her mother, but sometimes by her father.Lulu's innocence was proven, too late, usually by her friend Tubby in his "Spider" persona.The culprit frequently turned out, with sublime irony, … Continue reading Not Only In Comics

Nulla Dies Sine Linea

Four prompts from today And one from yesterday"Nulla dies sine linea." "Not a day without a line." That's my motto. I want to be a prolific writer, but more than that, a good writer. I've never forgotten these words from a song on the original "Mickey Mouse Club""The talents given to you and … Continue reading Nulla Dies Sine Linea

House of Cards Mom and I used to enjoy watching Tv Land's reruns of "Bonanza" together.I remember her reaction to the scene below. Little Joe said "I'm really PROUD of you!" the way he did, in orderto make the house of cards Hoss had been so carefully constructing topple, Mom said, "What a … Continue reading House of Cards

Remember Brand Loyalty? (Old Post, Modified) I often see, during one commercial break, commercials for rival companies.I remember the days when tv and radio shows were not sponsored by rival companies.  Shows did have alternating sponsors, but these were for unrelated products.  We didn't hear or see for example, a commercial for Kellogg's Raisin Bran and a commercial for Post … Continue reading Remember Brand Loyalty? (Old Post, Modified)

I Know It Was Just A TV Show, But…..! (Old Post)

I was fifteen years old when the Bewitched episode, "I Don't Want To Be A Toad, I Want To Be A Butterfly," aired for the first time.Remember that episode?   Tabitha goes to nursery school, and during a forest game, Mrs. Burch, the teacher, tells a girl named Amy that she will be the toad.Amy … Continue reading I Know It Was Just A TV Show, But…..! (Old Post)