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O2: Advertising SubliminalS EXposed

You & Me My daughter, Rosanna, sent me the link to this new O2 commercial in the UK. Cute, eh? Rosanna has previously shown me that she inherited my keen awareness of subliminal messages, but this time she put two-and-two … Continue reading

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Sonny to Cher: “I Got You, Babe”

Not a particularly happy-looking couple, were they? Have you ever wondered why? Sonny was more than a decade older than Cher, so it holds that he may have played a significant ‘father-figure’ role in her life. She needed a place … Continue reading

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Take a Brooding Male, Add a Little Gossip: What do You Have?

Pride and Prejudice (1995 BBC Series) Call me ‘old school’. This is the only adaptation of Jane Austen’s classic novel that works for me. Set in 1812 (at the beginning of the War of 1812-14), it tells the tale of … Continue reading

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Different Commercials: Same Actress

Heart to Home Meals Seasons Retirement Communities (No doubt these are Canadian television commercials, and the actress [Eleanor?] may be related to someone in the industry, but there’s no mistaking her personality.) She reminds me of my Mom when she … Continue reading

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“Television is a Gift of God.”

Philo T. Farnsworth (August 19, 1906 – March 11, 1971) Today in history (in 1927), Philo Farnsworth demonstrated, to his lab assistants, the first image (of a single line) on a television receiver. “There you are – electronic television!” And … Continue reading

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And Yet Another Odd Couple

Grace and Frankie This series has been running for quite a while now. We’re coming to it late, but by binge-watching over the past week, we are almost through the first season. Really, could there be a stranger mix of … Continue reading

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Is it a Towering Inferno?

We watch CTV News Barrie everyday at 6:00 pm. It’s our first view of the news each evening and provides us with an overview of the events in our area of Ontario, Simcoe and Muskoka. It’s also part of the … Continue reading

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It’s Always Been a Question of Faith

God Friended Me – Series Finale Well, that’s alright then. It’s over. And now we have an answer to the question: what’s this all about? As always, I won’t give the ending away, but I always suspected that this was … Continue reading

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A Hitch Hiker through our Galaxy

Douglas Adams (March 11, 1952 – May 11, 2001) I mentioned the other day that Adams died before 9-11. Was that his personal exit strategy? Or was it sprung on him from outside the galaxy? It’s intriguing, isn’t it? So … Continue reading

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Quantum Leaps into the Unknown

Quantum Leap (1989 – 1993) I think most of us in the West can remember this television series. I know I do. What brought it to mind, this morning, was the dream I had last night. In my dream, I … Continue reading

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