Monday, March 31, 2008

Cartoon Time, Boys and Girls!

Here are Heckle and Jeckle in the 1949 Terrytoons classic, "Hula Hula Land."

Story by John Foster

Directed by Mannie Davis

Music by Philip A. Scheib

Produced by Paul Terry at New Rochelle, New York

Distributed by 20th Century Fox

Changes With Blog

I changed the design today with one of my other blogs.


Today is the birthday of Fox News Channel anchorwoman Uma Pemmaraju.

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Improved Video Of Sam and Tony

That's A Big Crowd

A reported crowd of 115,300, the largest ever to watch a baseball game, showed up last night at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum to watch the Boston Red Sox beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 7-4 in an exhibition game. This is part of the 50th anniversary celebration of the Dodgers' first year in Los Angeles.

The Coliseum was their home from 1958 to 1961, before they moved to their permanent home at Chevez Revine (Dodger Stadium) in 1962.

Photo: Associated Press

More With Sam and Tony

Here are a trio of stills featuring the two dogs, taken last night.

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Introducing Sam and Tony

Here are two canine friends visiting me from Reno, Nevada for a few days:

Friday, March 28, 2008

"Pie, Pie, Blackbird"

Here's a 1932 Vitaphone short starring Nina Mae McKinney, the very young Nicholas Brothers, and Eubie Blake and his orchestra.

Photographed by E. B. DuPar

Directed by Roy Mack

Produced in Brooklyn, New York

Monday, March 24, 2008

Here Comes Jerry Lee!

Here's Jerry Lee Lewis in a performance of "I'm On Fire" as performed on British television c. 1964-65. This performance was televised in the UK on Anglia in the 1980s as part of a program titled Don't Knock The Rock.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Roy Smeck In Action

Here is legendary string instrumentalist Roy Smeck, performing in a very early Vitaphone short from 1926.

Friday, March 21, 2008

And Now, How 'Bout Some Western Adventure?

Courtesy of Marx Toys!

The commercials for Marx Toys were usually narrated by Claude Kirschner, who was the original ringmaster on the old ABC TV show Super Circus (1948-56), which originated from Chicago. By the end of 1955, the show was moved to New York, and the entire cast, including Mr. Kirschner and the show's beloved buxom blonde, Mary Hartline, were replaced, with Jerry Colonna becoming the new ringmaster. The show went off the air in 1956.

Claude narrated many a Marx Toys commercial.

What the hell, here's another one

Now A Word From The King Of Beasts.....

Linus the Lionhearted, as voiced by Sheldon Leonard.

Life After Fox News For Donna and Carol

Here's an interesting article in TVNewser.

Carol Iovanna

Donna Fiducia

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Hard To Believe, But It's True!

America's Sweetheart, Fox News Channel's very own Uma Pemmaraju hosted America's Pulse today, substituting for E. D. Hill.

It was Uma's first appearance on FNC in over a month and her first hosting assignment since February 4.

She was her professional self again today, apparently in contrast to one of her colleagues.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

New Look

I decided to change the look of this blog because:

1. I felt like it.

2. This blog looked somewhat similar to another one of my blogs, Soccer or Association Football.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Monday, March 17, 2008

Oregon State Beavers Fight Song

Which College Cable Sports Network Is Best?

Anyone with a preference between ESPNU, CBS College Sports Network, and Fox College Sports?

Laurie's Gone

According to a report that came out late Saturday on TV Newser, veteran anchorwoman Laurie Dhue has left Fox News Channel. It appears that Laurie and the network failed to come to terms on a new contract. The University of North Carolina graduate had been with FNC for 7 1/2 years and will be sorely missed.

UPDATE: Laurie's biography has been removed from the Fox News web site.

CBS College Sports Network

I know that not that many households get the CBS College Sports Network (which formally changed its name yesterday from CSTV), but has anyone out there had the opportunity to watch the network? It certainly looks and feels more like a CBS network than it had during the CSTV days.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

New Name

I have decided to rename the blog because of recent (and not very smart) developments at Fox News Channel, thus the new name "Bob's House" and a new focus.

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Where's Page?

You noticed that today marked the third straight weekend that Page Hopkins has turned up missing from the weekend editions of Fox & Friends (again it was Ainsley Earhardt who occupied the center chair). The weekday crew will be on tomorrow because of FNC's coverage of Tuesday's forthcoming primaries in Texas and Ohio.