Category Archives: Consumers

RIP Mary Ann from Gilligan’s Island  

In a last cruel act of 2020, COVID-19 has struck Gilligan’s Island. Is nowhere on earth safe from this awful virus? After being shipwrecked on this uncharted island since 1964, Mary Ann Summers, the sunny farm girl from Winfield, Kansas

RIP Mary Ann from Gilligan’s Island  

In a last cruel act of 2020, COVID-19 has struck Gilligan’s Island. Is nowhere on earth safe from this awful virus? After being shipwrecked on this uncharted island since 1964, Mary Ann Summers, the sunny farm girl from Winfield, Kansas

carrie fisher

Remembering Carrie Fisher- May Her Force Be With Us

Remembering Carrie Fisher today. Four years ago in what now feels like a lifetime, we tragically lost this force to be reckoned with. Oh what brilliant and biting bon mots might she have uttered during this entire Trump tragedy. A

carrie fisher

Remembering Carrie Fisher- May Her Force Be With Us

Remembering Carrie Fisher today. Four years ago in what now feels like a lifetime, we tragically lost this force to be reckoned with. Oh what brilliant and biting bon mots might she have uttered during this entire Trump tragedy. A

Electoral College History

A Comic Course on the Electoral College

The much-maligned Electoral College has finally scored some points. Boola Boola! Despite #BidenWillNeverBePresident trending on Twitter yesterday, all 538 electors voted decisively confirming Joe Biden as the nation’s next President and Kamala Harris as the next Vice President. It was

Electoral College History

A Comic Course on the Electoral College

The much-maligned Electoral College has finally scored some points. Boola Boola! Despite #BidenWillNeverBePresident trending on Twitter yesterday, all 538 electors voted decisively confirming Joe Biden as the nation’s next President and Kamala Harris as the next Vice President. It was

Hanukkah and Christmas

In My Jewish Home I Grew Up Celebrating Christmas

  Sometimes it can feel like Hanukkah doesn’t hold a candle to Christmas. Eight skinny, little Hanukkah candles can’t even begin to compete with vibrating LED Christmas lights pulsating in sequence to the sound of everything from “Let it Snow”

Hanukkah and Christmas

In My Jewish Home I Grew Up Celebrating Christmas

  Sometimes it can feel like Hanukkah doesn’t hold a candle to Christmas. Eight skinny, little Hanukkah candles can’t even begin to compete with vibrating LED Christmas lights pulsating in sequence to the sound of everything from “Let it Snow”

sprinmaid ads

Vintage Springmaid Textiles Ads – A Real Eyeful

  In the puritanical Post-War years before there was Playboy Magazine, red-blooded ex-GI’s could still get an eyeful of racy pin-up girls just by glancing through their favorite magazine. No, I’m not talking about Wink, Flirt, Eyeful, or any of

sprinmaid ads

Vintage Springmaid Textiles Ads – A Real Eyeful

  In the puritanical Post-War years before there was Playboy Magazine, red-blooded ex-GI’s could still get an eyeful of racy pin-up girls just by glancing through their favorite magazine. No, I’m not talking about Wink, Flirt, Eyeful, or any of

pilgrim TV dinner

Talking Turkey -TV Dinners and Thanksgiving

After 67 years, Swanson’s TV dinners may finally be making their rightful appearance as a place of honor at the 2020 Thanksgiving holiday table. For most of us, this year’s Thanksgiving dinner will be a first. The first Thanksgiving without

pilgrim TV dinner

Talking Turkey -TV Dinners and Thanksgiving

After 67 years, Swanson’s TV dinners may finally be making their rightful appearance as a place of honor at the 2020 Thanksgiving holiday table. For most of us, this year’s Thanksgiving dinner will be a first. The first Thanksgiving without

Richie Rich Comic and Donald Trump

Donald Trump is No Richie Rich

I feel the need to come to poor Richie Rich’s defense. In a recent interview with the Atlantic Barack Obama called Donald Trump “Richie Rich- the complaining, lying, doesn’t take responsibility for anything type of figure.” Though I agree with

Richie Rich Comic and Donald Trump

Donald Trump is No Richie Rich

I feel the need to come to poor Richie Rich’s defense. In a recent interview with the Atlantic Barack Obama called Donald Trump “Richie Rich- the complaining, lying, doesn’t take responsibility for anything type of figure.” Though I agree with

The Importance of Jeopardy’s Alex Trebek

  Alex Trebek spent 36 years trucking in trivia, but his impact on popular culture and millions of lives is anything but trivial. I have never watched a game show with the regularity I did Jeopardy! For several decades it

The Importance of Jeopardy’s Alex Trebek

  Alex Trebek spent 36 years trucking in trivia, but his impact on popular culture and millions of lives is anything but trivial. I have never watched a game show with the regularity I did Jeopardy! For several decades it

Joe FRiday Dragnet

Just the Facts Ma’am

Face the facts. Donald Trump doesn’t like the truth. Stop the counting! Stop the testing! Stop the presses! Trump can’t deal with reality. Let alone facts. Unless they are of the alternative variety. Last night from the podium at the

Joe FRiday Dragnet

Just the Facts Ma’am

Face the facts. Donald Trump doesn’t like the truth. Stop the counting! Stop the testing! Stop the presses! Trump can’t deal with reality. Let alone facts. Unless they are of the alternative variety. Last night from the podium at the

James Bond Sean Connery

Sean Connery My First and Only James Bond

His name’s Connery. Sean Connery. There is only one James Bond for me. Sean Connery. The original 007 who just died at 90, was the embodiment of the Ian Fleming character.  Just as Goldfinger remains the gold standard of Bond

James Bond Sean Connery

Sean Connery My First and Only James Bond

His name’s Connery. Sean Connery. There is only one James Bond for me. Sean Connery. The original 007 who just died at 90, was the embodiment of the Ian Fleming character.  Just as Goldfinger remains the gold standard of Bond