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Norma Invasion

Before recording our thirty-minute radio interview last week, Rochelle Bard and Ta’u Pupu’a joined me on the Classic Hits 93.1 Celebrity Couch for an eight-and-a-half-minute video interview. Rochelle and Ta’u star in Knoxville Opera’s production of Norma on April 11 and … Continue reading

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Screech Howls

When Dustin Diamond stopped by WNOX for an interview on the Classic Hits 93.1 Comedy Couch, we barely spoke about Saved by the Bell. Instead, we talked about a celebrity pie-eating contest, Stand by Me, the Body Farm, funeral selfies, Where’s Waldo and more.

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Bass Tournament

The Tennessee Professional Investigators Association plans to surprise Dr. William Bass with the “2014 Investigator of the Year” award at their annual seminar on Saturday morning. They booked Dr. Bass as their guest speaker without telling him about the award. … Continue reading

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The Good Twife

The Academy Awards inspired even my wife to do some live-tweeting last night. It’s been a fun hobby of mine for several years. Here are some of my tweets that got the most reaction. See if you can guess which … Continue reading

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Two Can Play That Game

The hosts of TODAY reacted in amazement to a clever film clip this morning. My wife rewound the DVR to show me the segment. She said, “Watch this, it’s just like one of your improv games.” The actors from the … Continue reading

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Peabrain Peabody

A TV commercial for Mr. Peabody & Sherman disappointed me. The ad included two butt jokes, easily the lowest rung of the comedy ladder. After all, everyone poops. If there are two butt jokes just in the ad for Mr. … Continue reading

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How ‘Bout Dem Cowboys?

A friend of mine is friends with a respected actor. A couple of months ago, my friend told me that her friend was raving about Matthew McConaughey’s performance in an upcoming film. I’m sure she told me what it was … Continue reading

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There Will Be Plenty Implied

“Baby It’s Cold Outside” is one of my favorite winter songs. I can’t really call it a Christmas song, even though it only gets airplay between Thanksgiving and Christmas. The problem with “Baby It’s Cold Outside” is that it can sound … Continue reading

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If I Were a Richman

Maestro Lucas Richman of the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra was my first guest on the Classic Hits 93.1 Celebrity Couch. You’ll notice that it’s the same setup as the Classic Hits 93.1 Comedy Couch. The different names give me the opportunity … Continue reading

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What’s This?

The only other people in the theater got up and left. I assume they wanted to watch the regular version of The Nightmare Before Christmas, not the “Second Screen Live” version that my wife and I were there to see. … Continue reading

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Oliver Springs Eternal

“Are you coming back for the festival?” Every person my wife and I encountered in Oliver Springs asked us that question. We had stopped off in the small town on our way home from Frozen Head State Park. The October … Continue reading

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The Candiru Spirit

It’s hard to disagree with Jacqueline R. Harper’s review of Fish Bait on Amazon.com: Slow moving, hardly a glance at the monster in the title, bad acting, and just bored in general. Seemed like it just kept going on and on and … Continue reading

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Oh, Behave!

The fancy headquarters on Criminal Minds doesn’t look anything like the real Behavioral Science Unit at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia. The BSU occupies a cramped space in what was once J. Edgar Hoover’s bomb shelter. The lobby area … Continue reading

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Saturday in the Park

This week, I’m recalling memories of Independence Day. On July 4, 2008, my friend Terry Morrow and I were chasing Paris Hilton around Patriot Park in Pigeon Forge. Exactly one year later, he told me he had pancreatic cancer. Terry … Continue reading

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