Tag Archives: sitcoms

Good Times to Future Cop, the amazing journey of John Amos… The robots of law enforcement… My defense of Norman Lear… And so much more

I don’t know that it changes anything, but I wonder if the folks behind the statue of Robocop, which will soon be staring-down the citizens of Detroit, know that he wasn’t the first robot to wear a badge… No, a full decade before officer Alex Murphy became Robocop, there was officer Gregory Yoyonivich, breaking down […]

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From the erection of the Bronze Fonzie to the closing of the Pabst plant…. Your virtual tour of old Milwaukee

The family and I spent this past weekend in Milwaukee with my old high school friend Dan, his wife Jen, and their two daughters. Here’s some of what I learned. The history of Milwaukee started when the white people showed up… OK, maybe that’s unfair. Maybe there are places around town where would could hear […]

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On once making eye contact with Sherman Hemsley, or some other short, balding, black man drinking wine

When I heard yesterday that Sherman Hemsley had died at the age of 74, I was reminded of an afternoon several years ago in Ann Arbor spent staring over a beer at a man I believed to the iconic character actor. He was sitting a few seats away, drinking by himself. I think I was […]

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Mike G, walking in the footsteps of a serial killer, on the set of Dexter

My friend Mike G sent around a photo a few days ago of himself on the set of the Showtime series Dexter. I’ve never seen the show, as I don’t think think that rooting for a protagonist that happens to be a serial killer would contribute toward making me a happier, more optimistic person, but, […]

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Wolf Eyes on The Office

On Thursday night, if you watched The Office, you heard the music of the Ann Arbor-based noise band Wolf Eyes. The piece used, entitled The Driller, was released by Sub Pop in 2006. I’ve asked Nate what other sitcoms he’d like to produce music for, but I’ve yet to receive a response. Speaking of Wolf […]

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