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Lookin' Back -- This Week In Entertainment History


This week in history

This week in the entertainment industry is actually quite memorable. During this week, but in the past, there were some landmark productions from a kid friendly TV series, to a sexually/racially controversial Micheal Jackson video, to a movie that launched a thousand "Ahhh's" and four sequels.

So, here's a bit of nostalgia for you--

On November 10, 1969, 44 years ago today, a classic which endures and continues strongly today: Sesame Street. Here's the first time the audience was asked if they knew how to get to Sesame Street.

On November 14th, 1991, Micheal Jackson caused quite an uproar with the release of this music video. Remember when we used to watch those? Back when MTV had VJ's? And look who's the young lad who carries the narrative.  And we all will recognize the man who plays his father. So here's the video that set tongues wagging for controversial and overt sexuality, not to mention a message of black/white unity.

Finally that brings up another celebrant whose start came on this week. Home Alone, on November 16th, 1990 made Macaulay Culkin, as Kevin, a household name and spawned four sequels. "Ahhhhh!"

So this was surely one memorable week in entertainment. I wonder what this week, in 2013, will bring? So far, the biggest expectation is the return of Thor. In comparison to these landmarks, is that the best we can do?


Breaking News: Court allows gay marriages to resume in California! First ceremony at 4:15 PT!


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Via an L.A. Times email alert, great news!

The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals today cleared the way for gay marriages to resume in California.

The court lifted its stay on an injunction which ordered state officials to stop enforcing Proposition 8. With the court's action, counties can now begin issuing same-sex marriage licenses.

For the latest information go to

Per @KCBSNews, the first ceremony is set for 4:15 pm PDT. Congratulations to all!



PhotOH! Post SCOTUS marriage equality rulings, an excellent New Yorker cover: Bert and Ernie’s “Moment of Joy”


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Fan. Tastic. Kudos to Jack Hunter, the artist.

Nobody can explain to my satisfaction why oh why anyone would object to two consenting adults who love each other wanting to commit to a long term, healthy relationship.

Where does anyone get off denying the same rights to loving, committed gay couples that straight loving, committed couples enjoy?

Where does anyone get off making someone else's intimate relationship matter so much that they feel compelled to interfere?

Where does anyone get off insisting that another couple's personal relationship is the least bit relevant or threatening to their own?

Do the same people who want to deny equal rights to gay couples also scrutinize opposite sex couples' lives? ...

...I mean other than intruding on women's private lives by forcing trans-vaginal ultrasounds into them and demanding they ignore the law of the land, their own doctors' advice, and their own personal choices.

Why would anyone feel compelled to deny anyone else their "Moment of Joy"?

I have yet to get a reasonable response to any of those questions, because there is none.


Video Mid Day DIstraction- Shalom Sesame: “The Missing Menorah”