Tag Archives: 70’s

A British Term that has Foreigners Scratching their Heads

Don’t Get into a Tiswas “Today Is Saturday: Watch And Smile” This was a children’s television program on ITV between 1974 and 1982. I never saw it. tiswas in British English (ˈtɪzˌwɒz) NOUN a state of anxiety, confusion or excitement Collins English Dictionary The … Continue reading

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Today in 1975, a Great Lakes Freighter Sank in Lake Superior

Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald The disaster is one of the best-known in the history of Great Lakes shipping. Gordon Lightfoot made it the subject of his 1976 hit song “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald“ after reading an article, “The … Continue reading

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Rocking the Housewife Vibe

Helen Reddy (October 25, 1941 – September 29, 2020) This might seem a strange post to anyone who follows me here on WordPress, but it’ll make some sense when you read on. I watched I Am Woman on Netflix last … Continue reading

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It All Depends on Your Perspective

The Parallax View (1974) When posting a photo on Facebook of a small bug on my window pane, today, I used the terms perspective and perception, relating the bug’s point-of-view to our limited understanding of what goes on in the … Continue reading

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Attention!

Tense: A frown was forming Over a worried eye.   “Nonsense,” Says the tongue, warming To a hurried cry;   Yet the teeth began grittin’ As the splintered nails were bitten;   The neck became strained and cruel As its … Continue reading

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Remember Christmas Days

Remember Christmas Days   Remember Christmas Days when we were young, When Jack Pine’s boughs hung heavy, bright with lights, While children braved the clear, yet frosty, nights And meaning gave to each glad carol sung.   Inside the home, … Continue reading

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Charlie’s Angels

There seems to be some synchronicity at work here. On Thursday night, a television program called “This is Farrah Fawcett” was aired, celebrating the 10th anniversary of her fight with cancer. Then last night, the second movie, “Charlie’s Angels: Full … Continue reading

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Telling It Like It Was: 70’s Sitcoms

  Live! All in the Family & The Jeffersons Last night’s live event on ABC was a project from Jimmy Kimmel which was inspired by live musicals. Two episodes from these TV shows were performed word-for-word from the original scripts. … Continue reading

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Only Game I Saw at Maple Leaf Gardens

Toronto Toros vs. Indianapolis Racers In all the years that I watched hockey on television, I only saw one game live in Toronto. I treated myself to a game on my 25th birthday. Unfortunately, it wasn’t the Toronto Maple Leafs … Continue reading

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Something to Pass the Time of Day

Time Passages Al Stewart followed up his smash hit Year of the Cat with this time traveling song. Here are the lyrics: It was late in December, the sky turned to snow All round the day was going down slow … Continue reading

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