Everybody Wants Something

Over the past few days, my wife has been re-watching her all-time favorite TV show on DVD, thanks to Netflix. Degrassi High. I watched the series with her once years ago (I had bought it for her on VHS tapes in the dark ages before DVD’s were all the rage), and it’s really something else….

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We’ve got a stiff Boner on our hands

Some sad news just received here at Songspeak Corporate Headquarters. Andrew Koenig, better known as Richard Stabone, and even better known as Boner, on the hit 80’s sitcom Growing Pains, was found dead of an apparent suicide in a Vancouver park after going missing on February 14th.  If Andrew taught us anything in life, it’s…

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MST3K, Joe Estevez, and paper

I used to love Mystery Science Theater 3000 back in the day. It’s been off the air for years, but oddly enough, it’s come up for me twice this week. The first time was on Monday, when I was playing poker at the VFW. For some godforsaken reason, they had Two and a Half Men…

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I don’t trust that Buddy Holly

It’s a rare occasion that I listen to the radio on the way to work, but this morning I had Pure Rock Lazer 99.3 on. I heard a song I haven’t heard in a long time: Buddy Holly by Weezer. I’ve always liked this song, and it reminded me of my sophomore year at WPI…

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Ricardo Montalban Dies at 88

Ricardo Montalban, best know for his roles as Mister Roarke on Fantasy Island and the title character of the 1982 film Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, died yesterday at age 88. No word on whether William Shatner was involved. It’s a shame to lose such a suave latino, but now he can join…

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Believe it or not, George isn’t at home

This is one of my favorite songspeaks from Seinfeld. It’s George Costanza singing the outgoing message on his answering machine to the tune of the theme song to The Greatest American Hero by Joey Scarbury. The Greatest American Hero was a short-lived show that ran for 3 seasons from 1981 to 1983 on ABC starring…

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Thank you for being a friend

We lost our first Golden Girl yesterday when Estelle Getty passed away at age 84. I used to watch Golden Girls with my grandparents when I was a kid, and it amazes me how much of the humor must have gone over my head at the time. I’m not the only person my age who…

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Knight Rider vs. Street Hawk

Like so many television shows these days that have bastard versions of themselves (think Flip This House vs. Flip That House), there existed two particularly oss shows in the 80s called Knight Rider and Street Hawk. I watched them both. My wife Kristen and her brother used to watch Street Hawk growing up. When this…

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Things That Make You Go Hmmmm

This past weekend in Martha’s Vineyard, there truly was something made Matt and I go, “hmmmm”. On Saturday, walking around the harbor, heading to lunch, we saw all sorts of boat people docked and lounging. However, there was one, older, shirtless guy who had a fake palm tree with Christmas lights wrapped around the trunk,…

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