RIP Tom Bosley

Tom Bosley, Mr. Cunningham on Happy Days, a fairly large presentation of what I thought an ideal dad could be while I was growing up without one, passed away last week.

NPR: “RIP Tom Bosley, One Of TV’s Great Dads”

On Being a Puppetmaster

YouTube: “Jim Henson on Making Muppets 1969”:

Watch WKRP in Cincinnati classic on Fancast

There are leadership lessons in this classic WKRP episode “Watch Turkeys Away” (and gut splitting laughs).

I forgot how great this show was at times.

20 Minutes into the Future is Now

Max Headroom is coming out on DVD. Way, way, way ahead of its time. I’m looking forward to getting this. “’80s Nostalgia? M-M-Max Headroom Is Now On DVD” “Scott Brown on How Max Headroom Predicted the Demise of TV Journalism”

Is this a ‘Have you no sense of decency momment?’

The Atlantic: James Fallows: “On Today’s Hot Media Stories: Sherrod, “Journolist”.

The only way it would be so is if we collectively stop watching, stop clicking, and stop linking to such witch hunts, such hatred, served in pursuit of traffic and ratings.

And you would think that by now, in our media-savvy land, we’d instinctively know that soundbites out of context lead to misunderstanding.

For a world of context from all sides, check out the Memeorandum thread.

This is flame war worthy – Star Trek fan? You may be a believer in Humanism

Telegram & Gazette: “‘Star Trek’ franchise an homage to humanist philosophy”.

NPR covers Mark Horvath’s

I try and spend some time each week serving lunch at Project H.O.M.E.’s “Women of Change” with other fellow CIM Volunteers. I’m engaging some of the folks who work at Women of Change into possibly trying a project along these lines. I think Mark Horvath is onto something by sharing these stories as raw as he does. “Former Homeless Man’s Videos Profile Life On Street”

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Mark Horvath: haRdLy NOrMal

An interesting webcomic featuring a boy, musing on a missing dad, with.. Pokemon


4 color rebellion: “”Letters To An Absent Father” Makes Me A Little Happysad”

Gary Coleman RIP

Gary Coleman led a tragic life. It confuses me, it saddens me, it makes me angry that this kinda thing only becomes more clear after someone dies. “Gary Coleman: Damned by a catchphrase”

Rushfield Babylon: “Gary As I Knew Him” (via Boing Boing).

Jim Henson, 20 Years Later

Wired: “20 Years Later, Remembering Jim Henson”.