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Archive for May, 2010

You might say that Friday, April 2, 2010, was a full day. A bus tour around parts of England, a play in London’s West End Theatre district, two celebrity encounters, an ultra-famous grave, and a Hard Rock Cafe. And once again, this was accomplished on virtually no sleep. I barely had time to grab a croissant before catching our 8am bus out of the hotel that morning. So by the time we made our first stop at a Welcome Break rest station, I was famished. Read the rest of this entry »

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You are probably wondering why the introductory photo in this posting shows Bob and me at a limousine rental desk. I can tell you that this spot had great significance and to find out why, you must read on. But while you are being held captive in rapt suspense, allow me to fill you in on the events of Monday, April 26, and Tuesday, April 27, 2010 (with a little bit of Saturday, May 1, thrown in for good measure). My home base for these two days was Bob’s house in San Bernardino, California. Read the rest of this entry »

Mike Connors

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

The logical show from which most folks would know actor Mike Connors would be Mannix, which ran for eight season from 1967-1975. Afterall, his performance as title character Joe Mannix garnered him four Golden Globe nominations (he won once) and four Emmy nominations. But no…having never seen a single episode of Mannix, it was the one-season wonder from 1981-82 known as Today’s F.B.I., from which I know the man. Because, what ten year old wouldn’t watch a show called Today’s F.B.I. ? Read the rest of this entry »

Hug Me, Eugene

Sunday, May 23rd, 2010

You know him and love him…or at least tolerate him…in the classic film Grease and the not-so classic sequel Grease 2, in which he played the ultra-geeky Eugene Felnic. But I remember him even more from one of my childhood staple films Midnight Madness, the crummy all-niter scavenger hunt film that was produced by Walt Disney Pictures and put Michael J. Fox on the map. This film contained Deezen’s oft-quoted (at least by my sister Denise and me) line, “Hug Me!” Read the rest of this entry »