Uncomfortable Rapping, Part 3: Strictly Commercial 90s

Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more… and perhaps (hopefully) for the last time. I’m back with some 90s entries into this walk of shame I call Uncomfortable Rapping, Part 3.  First we hit my senior year in high school for this commercial I happily do not remember. Rappin’ Rockin’ Barbie came out …

Uncomfortable Rapping, Part 2: The 80s

Once upon a time, I introduced you to the world of white people grabbing something they didn’t create, rap, to use it for their own commercial purposes. I didn’t have the term “cultural appropriation” handy when I first wrote about Uncomfortable Rapping, but I sure do now. It’s not a new concept, that advertisers, filmmakers, …

Dear Dad

We recently lost a great, unsung talent.  I’m taking a look back at the best performances of William Christopher as Father  Francis Mulcahy in the long-running classic series, M*A*S*H. “Dear Dad,” original airdate December 12, 1972 With few exceptions, I really love the early seasons of my favorite television shows. There is something intriguing and comforting …

Requiem for a Lightweight

We recently lost a great, unsung talent.  I’m taking a look back at the best performances of William Christopher as Father  Francis Mulcahy in the long-running classic series, M*A*S*H. Requiem for a Lightweight, original airdate October 1, 1972 The plot of this episode centers around Trapper John (Wayne Rogers) being coaxed by Hawkeye (Alan Alda) …

What’ll I Do?

I can’t let another day go by without paying tribute to the Matron Saint of The House of Mirth, my beloved Ms. Beatrice Arthur. It’s ridiculous, I know, but I’m so sad. Call it projection, transference, whatever you want, all I know is I loved her, and I’m sorry she’s gone Obituaries all over the …