Posts Tagged ‘comedy’

My Favorite Hero

Saturday, February 7th, 2015

RemingtonEverybody has a favorite movie star.  For some of us, it’s an everyman, like Tom Hanks or Jimmy Stewart.  For some of us, it’s a sex symbol, like Marilyn Monroe or Jennifer Lopez.  For some of us, it’s an action hero.  The 1982 movie My Favorite Year pays homage to the last genre.  Set in 1954, My Favorite Year focuses on one week in the life of junior television comedy writer Benjy Stone and his idol, Alan Swann.

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Everything’s Archie (Part 2 of 2)

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014

Archie comics inspired two live-action music-comedy television specials in the 1970s.  ABC haired a one-hour special simply titled Archie on December 19, 1976.

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James Bond: The Beginning

Saturday, July 13th, 2013

When President John F. Kennedy declared Ian Fleming to be a favorite author, he unknowingly triggered a popular culture trend.  Kennedy’s statement established Fleming’s creation of fictional spy James Bond as the standard against which spy genre characters are measured.

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Nancy Sinatra, Jack Benny, and the Mod Generation

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

Jack Benny was an icon of 20th century comedy.  With an eponymous radio show and television show, he dominated comedy from the 1930s through the 1970s.

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The Key To Good Communication

Monday, August 6th, 2012

Like you, I first read Shakespeare’s works around 8th grade. Like you, Romeo & Juliet topped the list.

When I developed my business and legal writing lecture, Your Writing Is Your Brand, I used one of the play’s famous lines as an example of clear writing and, consequently, as a warning of what would happen if Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet were attorneys.

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