Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Remember When?

Despite my best efforts to blot out certain memories, I do recall things. Here are some of my recollections.

Remember when Charlie Sheen was known for being seemingly talented (Wall Street, Major League, Platoon) and not for being a notorious sleaze?

Remember when I wrongly poo pooed shows like Dexter and Mad Men? I admit when I am wrong, and was on both counts.

Remember when the Utah Jazz were known as one of the most stable, consistent franchises in the league? Not anymore. Bye, Jerry and Deron.

Remember getting those wax tubes filled with that sweet, colored juice in your Easter basket, and then chewing on the flavored wax after you drank the juice? That was some good stuff.

Remember when NPR and PBS and other public broadcasting didn't have to fight to be funded? I'm sick about this and this everyone needs to fire off some calls and emails to the jerks in Washington who want to take away our All Things Considered and Sesame Street.

Remember when there weren't so many brands/types of gum to choose from? I go to the store now and there's so many kinds of gum in the checkout area that I get overwhelmed and need to sit down.

Remember when Saturday Night Live was funny? I do. It isn't now.

1 comment:

  1. This is good stuff. I have no idea why the Internet led me here, but I'm glad the search engine god created a random picture of Kristen Wiig and sent me here. I've enjoyed procrastinating rather than writing my case notes for a psychologically traumatized person; instead I've learned (among other gems) that you would choose Yoda as the best Jedi. This, truly, has not been the best use of my time, but then again, it was far more entertaining than cruising facebook looking at pictures of old girlfriends. Don't judge. Don't act like you haven't done it. I know, probably before you married the best one. But I digress.

    That being said, I kind of remember when SNL was funny. I think it was funniest when I was in undergrad in Boulder, watching Phil Hartman as Unfrozen Cave Man Lawyer or Chris Farley as Matt Fowler . . . or David Spade's Hollywood Minute (or whatever he called it then). I think they were better than the not-ready-for-primetime-players. Is that heresy?

    I read somewhere that NPR gets about 10% of its funding from the Federal Government . . . I always thought it was more . . .

    Anyway, keep up the good work. You do have a gift and a unique memory (I found many of your articles interesting), but honestly, I have to get back to documenting trauma and treatment. If my Internet algorithm is trustworthy at all, I should be visiting this site again in mid-2026. Unless the Internet adds any sites between now and then.