Tag Archives: Burbank

Ten, I See

March 27, 2002 was Wednesday of Holy Week. It was also the first day of my on-air audition in Knoxville. Over the weekend, I was reminded of my ten-year anniversary by the program director who hired me. My wife and … Continue reading

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Sunday, Monday, Happy Trails

The 123rd Tournament of Roses Parade ended with a dead horse! The finale was a float sponsored by RFD-TV to honor the late Roy Rogers. It had the actual Trigger (and the dead dog Bullet) mounted on it. The taxidermied … Continue reading

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Playing Kitsch-up

The Oscar Mayer Wienermobile visited some of my old haunts in Burbank and North Hollywood this week. My friend Susan Olsen was an honored guest along with songwriter Allee Willis and Americana archivist Charles Phoenix. For starters, the three friends … Continue reading

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Faith, Hope and Charity

Delores Hope was so Catholic that even her Presbyterian husband won an award from the Pope. Of course, Delores was married to the legendary Bob Hope for 69 years. They were generous benefactors of many children’s charities and of her … Continue reading

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Spot On

After church on Sunday, my friend Mike was excited to tell me about a show he’s been watching on IFC. Since then, I’ve been catching up on episodes of “Rhett & Link: Commercial Kings” via OnDemand and online. Rhett McLaughlin … Continue reading

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Déjà Street View

Bean was surprised to see another 7-Eleven on Hollywood Way. It was new since the last time he was in Burbank. He was driving from the Weenie Roast to Bob Hope Airport when he spotted it. Because it looked different … Continue reading

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Sock It to Me

In the 2002 movie “Blood Work,” Clint Eastwood plays an FBI agent who suffers a heart attack  and then receives a heart transplant. He almost didn’t get the transplant because of his rare blood type.  The sister of the organ … Continue reading

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Nuttin’, Honey

Paula Deen was grand marshal of the 122nd Rose Parade this morning. While ABC and NBC continued their tradition of broadcasting the parade, I prefer the two networks that offer commercial-free coverage. Knoxville-based HGTV did a fine job and had … Continue reading

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Cancer Sucks

Why do I go to funerals? I go because I remember how comforting it was when people showed up for my father’s funeral many years ago. He was 50, I was 21. It meant a lot to everyone in the … Continue reading

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Burn Notice

An unfortunate accident during the Easter Vigil at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church sent three people to the hospital with burns on Saturday night. All three local stations led off their late newscasts with the story. The injuries occurred during the … Continue reading

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