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Archive for August, 2015

con22I’ll admit it. I’ll admit it. I wanted to win the trivia contest this year. We were tracking to win every other convention… and anytime we participated… and I wanted to keep it that way. David, Peter, and I had claimed our first victory back in 2006 in Augusta, Georgia. Then in 2008 the Europeans changed it up and made it some strange single player event in a circle in the middle of a banquet or something. In 2010 our team re-grouped and won again in Sacramento. In 2012 we felt a little snubbed as once again it was taken over by other hosts who hand-picked two-person teams while the former champs – us – sat idly by and watched. We made a production of how we would regain our crown in 2014. Read the rest of this entry »


Monday, August 24th, 2015

normIt seems way too trite to actually name this posting “Norm!” One can only imagine how many times a day poor George Wendt hears it as he goes through his daily routine. But there is simply no better way to remember this actor because George Wendt has become synonymous with this character. Yes he’s done other things, many of them quite cool: My Bodyguard, Fletch, Guilty by Suspicion, Airplane II: The Sequel. But since his day on one of my all-time favorite sitcoms Cheers, where he was one of only three actors to appear in every single episode, there was no cutting ties between George Wendt and his character Norm Peterson.  Read the rest of this entry »

Protected: Sarasota and Tampa 2013

Friday, August 21st, 2015

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Wilder Siblings

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

dean5The centerpiece of our massive two-week-in-July-2013 road trip was the Wilder Pageant in Walnut Grove, Minnesota, and the driving force at the Wilder Pageant that made it some desirable was having a decent number of Little House on the Prairie TV cast members present at the affair. This was made even more amazing by the seats that we were given on that Friday, July 25, 2014, performance of the play. Two of the celebrities present happened to play siblings on the show, that of Laura Ingalls’ husband Almanzo Wilder and his sister Eliza Jane, both fictionalized versions of real-life people. Read the rest of this entry »

Protected: July 2015: A Sad Little Month

Friday, August 14th, 2015

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