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Friday, June 23, 2017

What the World Needs Now is T, Sweet Mr.T

Television could really use some Mr. T!  Think about it for a second.  How much better would Two and a Half Men be if Mr. T played either lead role; the womanizing playboy OR the awkward dentist with a penchant for self-misery?  What about if Mr. T reported the weather or traveled America to empathetically report human interest stories from average people? Okay.  Mr. T is twin heart surgeons with a dark secret on General Hospital! Nashville!! Holy pitied fools!!! Mr. T could play a down-and-out country singer offered one last shot at glory as the opening act for that pop-tart-harpy, Juliette Barnes.

Mr. T is tantamount to a talented, but underutilized utility, baseball player.  Whoever is in charge of TV needs to try him out in as many positions as possible until something clicks. Hell, in our office version of Hollywood Squares, he’s in the top left box.

Have a great 61st birthday, Mr. T!!!!!!!!

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Dailies

Attention lonely geeks! “Drunk” is only a superpower at Red Sox games and ex-girlfriends’ weddings.

Gentleman Jim

  • MONDAY – Movies. Their glory and their hilarious tragedy.  

  • TUESDAY – Television.  Our favorite drug; constant and comforting, but often packaged with regret.  

  • WEDNESDAY – Wildcards! Probably a piece of weird fiction in which Spider-Man has to talk down Laura Ingles from making a bad decision.  

  • THURSDAY – Thesis-level Dorkdom. Jargon, geek terms and weird insight explained for the rest of us.  

  • FRIDAY – Fantasy, Sci-fi, and comics.  Like living in your parents’ basement only without the inherent desperation. Well…