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Another Sad Entry in an Unnecessarily Large Book of Passing

"To die, to sleep.  To sleep, perchance to dream."  - William Shakespeare, Hamlet

I have lived long enough to see the passing of some legendary names:  Johnny Carson, Michael Jackson, Joan Rivers, Robin Williams, Bernie Mac... and, sadly the list goes on and on.   Of course, the name on everyone lips (and most recent celeb lost) is Prince.  Now we learn that Prince Rogers Nelson "died from an accidental Fentanyl overdose."  (per Variety).  And if you're like me that asked, "What's that?' ...

Don't Pass the Buck When It Comes to Failure

"Do not be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them and start again." - Richard Branson

I hope he espoused that from his private island.  If so, it kinda puts in perspective the differences in the scope of "failures" from one person to another.  And THAT leads me to Karl Urban.  First off, I'm a fan.  I think he's great as "Bones" in the new Star Trek flicks.  (See, I CAN be positive).  BUT... Mr. Urban is light-years off the mark when it comes to his take on why his remake Dredd was...

We're Only Laughing Because We're Too Pissed To Cry

"Man, I'm tired of being right."  - Ace Ventura

I know, I know... this horse has been beaten to a mashed, thin pulp.  But when The Hollywood Reporter serves up a quote like this, I can't help but puff up my chest and say, "See, damn it... I was right!"  It deals with the top 20 quotes from Jimmy Kimmel as he hosted the annual ABC Upfront gathering (which touts the networks upcoming shows and plans).  And this is his quote:

"In order for broadcast television to survive, we have to stay...

The Rehash of a Reboot Ahead of The Remake

"Change begets change as much as repetition reinforces repetition." - Bill Drayton

For the Love of God... shoot me now.  You know, maybe it IS just me.  Maybe I'm missing the boat on all these reboots, remakes or reimaginings.  Perhaps it is I who fail to see the forest for the trees in this endless landscape of "been there, done that... so let's do it again."  Could it be that all my effort, energy and exasperation has been for naught against the tidal wave of recreation in Hollywood?...

If It's Not Around, It Can't Be A Problem

"If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading." - Lao Tzu

By far my blog on the dismissal of Stana Katic was (to date) the most retweeted, shared and talked about of my writings.  So, naturally, after ABC officially pulls the plug on "Castle," I'm inspired to muse about the alphabet network's antics once again.  I mean, I can get lowering the boom on "Nashville" and "Agent Carter."  But, once again, devote fans on a hit show are left with NO CLOSURE as those in the...