Here I am, back sooner than I thought. I found a bunch of TV introductions from the 1940’s. Television didn’t quite know what to do with itself back then. Comedies. Westerns. Lots of variety shows. Uncle Miltie (Milton Berle). TV seemed to be interested in selling itself. I think they operated on the premise that somebody would watch whatever it was the network put on.

I’m up because I’m hurting again.( I just saw a commercial featuring frost free refrigerators.) My back is hurting again.

Nothing like pain and sadness to take one’s mind off other sources of pain and sadness. ( Here are the Budweiser Clydesdales!)

Lots of this crap from the Fifties I remember. Time for my decaf coffee. Things I haven’t seen in 63 years I remember, even the sponsors.

For General Electric, here’s Ronald Reagan.”

Just saw the guests for Perry Como. They were Nat “King” Cole,The McGuire Sisters, and Dick Van Dyke. Dorothy McGuire was the girl friend of gangster Sam Giancana.

Guns, lots of guns, cigarettes, cars,appliances were all part of the experience. The guns were part of the persona of the Western hero. Chuck Connors had a rifle, Steve McQueen , sawed-off Winchester, Nick Adams a sawed-off shotgun, Hugh O’Brien (Wyatt Earp) a .45 calibre Buntline Colt revolver.


Some of the comedies like Green Acres, Get Smart, The Beverly Hillbillies are as funny today as when they first were broadcast.

Now I’m tired and I can’t see straight.

My head is messed up around women. What else is new ?