Tuesday, December 30, 2008

2008 Passings

Here is link to the LA Times review of some notable people we lost in 2008.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Good TV links

The first link will take you too a few clips from the upcoming season of "24", which I found thanks to Mrs Completeist and E!. http://www.eonline.com/uberblog/watch_with_kristin/b75018_new_24_will_blow_you_away.html?sid=rss_topstories&utm_source=eonline&utm_medium=rssfeeds&utm_campaign=rss_topstories

This second link is to a great article about the interesting life of journalist and What's My Line? panelist Dorothy Kilgallen. She was involved as a reporter in some of the biggest trials in the 20th Century and her links to the Kennedy family may have been a what ended her life.
You decide....its tremendous reading if you enjoy history of US television and journalism

Give me your thoughts on what you think about these type of post.

Friday, December 26, 2008

Its time for a couple of #1 songs!

Well I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas and looking forward to a great New Year so lets finish 2008 off with another pair of Billboard #1 songs. The first is from August of 1964 and was a completely out place big hit. It was right in the middle of the Bristish Invasion and Motown beginning to dominate the airwaves when old reliable and tremendous singer Dean Martin hit #1 with "Everybody Loves Somebody":

and now we move to this week in 1967 as the Beatles closed out the year with the top song of "Hello, Goodbye" from "Magical Mystery Tour"

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Funny but It shouldnt have been

From the LA Times the obituary for a Nobel Prize winner. Showing that no matter what good you do for the world, the worst thing you do will be in the headline of your obit. Now, I did laugh and you will too and it shouldnt be funny but it is...

When NFL Refs go bad

Ok you have to check out these photos from the St Louis/San Francisco game this last sunday.
Courtesy Shutdown Corner

Monday, December 22, 2008

TV Trainwrecks

Just a quick post for an article I found on TvTattle.com today The Top TV Trainwreckss in 2008

Monday, December 15, 2008


Please tell me what shows you currently watch and enjoy or dislike. I want to post them and see what is the favorites or least favorites among the small group of readers.

My Top 5 favorites currently airing:
1) The Big Bang Theory
2) The Office
3) The Soup
4) Family Guy
5)Pushing Daisies

Eddie Murphy and the BBQ

This is by special request from Doug

Eddie Murphy and the Ice Cream Truck

Followup post

on a previous post I had a video of a 60s dance for "Lurch" from The Addams Family (Ted Cassidy). As you know the video has been removed from Youtube but here is the song and you can imagine Lurch dancing.

Quick Post to a Cool Story


Cartoon geeks will enjoy this or if you remember these cartoon attempts.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

#1 Songs of the day

Well lets look at a couple from the 1960s. First lets watch Herman's Hermits from May 1965 as they sing their #1 smash "Mrs Brown You've Got a Lovely Daughter". It spent 3 weeks on top of Billboards Hot 100:

and we follow that up with the song that Herman's Hermits knocked out of number one with "Mrs. Brown". Wayne Fontana and the Mindbenders "The Game of Love" and if you notice these were both filmed during the same concert in 1965.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Just My Opinion

The Golden Globe have become a joke. Most of the shows nominated in the best TV comedy division outside of "The Office" are not very funny and few people watch them...even "30 Rock" with its Emmy wins and pretty good cast hasnt found a big audience outside of NY. Now when it comes to the movies I am sure they have all been screened in NY and Los Angeles and thats all that matters in Hollywood. I dont even know if any of them are in wide release yet..probably waiting for the awards to use in there advertising so they can make the big push towards the Academy Awards.
Please let me know your thoughts if you care. I know most of you dont but Its something to talk about that doesnt involve the Governor of Illinois.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Photo of the Completeist library

Its not that great a picture but it will have to do for now and its just part of the library. Its nothing compared to my Godfather of collecting, and good buddy Rick Scott's collection but its not too bad

NHL Voting

For those of you interested you can vote for the NHL AllStar teams.

NHL All-Star Fan Balloting- Click to Vote

and I voted!
NHL All-Star Fan Balloting- Click to Vote

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

What I am reading now

This has been a very fascinating book. Its second chapter covers the very odd case of the murder of David "Stringbean" Akeman of HEE HAW fame, and his wife in 1973. There were surprised in their home by 2 burglars looking for cash supposedly hidden in the home. Stringbean did not use banks but kept thousands of dolllars in cash in his bib overalls he had on, which they didnt bother to check.
There are several blogs with stories about him but this one is probably one of the best:

Todays #1 Song Videos

You know how much I love talking about Billboard's #1 songs...well here are a couple for you viewing and listening pleasure.
From 1972 with thier only number one hit The Looking Glass with "Brandy"

and from 1974 its Gordon Lightfoot with "Sundown"