Jack Benny Stamp Of Approval

It may be the best idea I’ve heard all week.  Fans of Jack Benny want the Post Office to put the late comedian’s likeness on the new 39 cent stamp when it’s issued in January. For those too young to remember, Jack Benny claimed to be 39 years old all his life.  The older he…
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Big Mac

My thanks to Mike McNamara of KNOX Radio for the interview the other day.  Little did I know when I walked into Culver’s to take part in the Day of Warmth I’d end up on Mac Talk.  (You don’t say no to Mac.  He’s a Marine.)  Had I known I was going to be on with the…
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Bowling For Charity

With the holiday approaching, I’m thankful for people like Linda Troftgruben.  She spared me no small amount of embarrassement recently. Awhile ago I agreed to join a number of other people in painting a bowl for St. Vincent De Paul’s Empty Bowl Project.  White ceramic bowls are decorated and later filled with chili and sold for 10 dollars apiece.  It’s…
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Sam Anderson Gets Lost

When we last checked in with North Dakota native Sam Anderson he was playing Bill Kelly, the patriach of a semi-nutty Midwestern family in the ABC sit-com "Married to the Kellys." We visited the set in Studio City two years ago as the show was about to hit the air and produced a series of…
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This Is Your Life, Regis

According to the Associated Press, Regis Philbin is going to be hosting a new primetime version of the classic "This Is Your Life" television show for ABC.  It should be a hoot. I grew up watching the original show created by Ralph Edwards in the 50’s and 60’s.   Each week Ralph would surprise a well-known…
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