Last night, Season 19 of CBS’ Big Brother came to an end. THANK YOU SWEET BABY JESUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Big Brother has always been a summer treat for me, some seasons were awesome, some not, but this season of BB was the pits.
Too much interference by Producers, too much making a return player the center of the season and too much predictability.
I understand your question…… “if it was so bad, why didn’t you stop watching?” I don’t have a good answer, except that I have been a fan for too many years just to give up.
HOWEVER, with that said, BB20, I’m giving you 2 weeks next summer, if the show isn’t better, less predictable and created as a level playing field for all the contestants, it won’t be easy, but I will be forced to say GOOD-BYE!
On this date back in 1972 “The Waltons” premiered on CBS.
I loved the Waltons, a family drama that neatly wrapped everything up within an hour.
Set in rural Virginia in the 30’s and 40’s, the large family faced the issues of their generation with the love of family and their faith.
We watched The Waltons every week….. that is until the fire.
In one of the later seasons the Waltons’ house caught on fire, it was a very dramatic episode and evidently it effected me, because after that episode daddy never let us watch it again.
The Waltons ran for 9 seasons and through it all, the trials and tribulations, joys and sorrows, a simple “Good night John-Boy” would set all well with the world.
A number of great creatives were born on this date, superstars in all genres of entertainment.
I often think when I look at the birthday list of my Facebook page each day that there is a cosmic connection between people who celebrate birthdays on the same day as in my life I find that many of my friends and relatives who have this common connection have similar traits and personalities.
I’m sure there has never been a study done that would validate this, but I encourage you to think about the people on your birthday list each day and see if this is the case for you.
Today, September 1 was a date blessed by many creative stand outs, check it out…..
1931 – “Boxcar” Willie
1933 – Conway Twitty
1939 – Lily Tomlin
1946 – Barry Gibb
1947 – Al Green
1957 – Gloria Estefan
1959 – Kenny Mayne
1996 – Zendaya
An interesting group of people who have influenced our lives. A cosmic connection? Just something to to think about.
There has never been a time in my life when the Wizard of Oz wasn’t there. It is the first movie I ever remember seeing.
As a child, and still today, I identified with the Scarecrow, without a brain, the scarecrow was confused and lost. Once he got wisdom in his life he blossomed.
The story of the Wizard of Oz is timeless and knowing that we had what we need in our lives all along, it is inside us, is one of the great lessons that we can live as children or adults.
As much as I love the movie and the message, those damn flying monkeys still scare the bejesus out of me!
One of the greatest movies of all time, starring one of the greatest entertainers of all time, The Wizard of Oz premiered at the Lowe’s Capitol Theater in NYC on this date in 1939 with Judy Garland in the lead role of Dorothy.
In a world where sadness and strife often gets more notice than the good in the world, it’s nice to know there will always be a place over the rainbow.
One of my father’s favorite TV shows was “All in the Family.”
This comedy that featured a family living in the suburbs of NYC aired in the 70’s. Aired weekly on CBS, there is no way the show could be made today as it was filled with political incorrectness….. and it was AWESOME!
“All in the Family” was an equal opportunity offender, no one was off-limits with Archie Bunker and his family. In our house, “All in the Family” was must see TV, my daddy would laugh so hard that his cackle could be heard all over the house.
The great Carroll O’Connor, who played Archie Bunker, was born on this date in 1924, he passed in 2001, but his comedic genius lives on.
In the 70’s race relations were tense, one of my dad’s favorite episodes featured a visit to the Bunker house by Sammy Davis Jr., if you have never seen the episode or any of the other landmark episodes of “All in the Family,” I encourage you to find it and watch!
In honor of the show, Carroll O’Connor’s birthday and the great Sammy Davis Jr., today’s Life’s Playlist is “Candy Man,” with a special bonus….. Archie Bunker Meets Sammy Davis Jr.