What TV shows do you miss?

Yesterdays post about favorite TV shows was interesting.  Today let’s think about the shows that are no longer in production.  Shows that we tried not to miss.  Here are a few that come to mind for me:

  • Television-124
  • Hill Street Blues
  • Cheers
  • The Shield
  • Sopranos
  • All in the Family
  • Everybody Loves Raymond
  • Seinfeld
  • Six Feet Under
  • NYPD Blue
  • The West Wing
  • E.R.
  • 3rd  rock From The Sun
  • Police Squad!

Going way back

  • The Monkees (A precursor to MTV, which I never watch)
  • Superman
  • Wild Bill Hickok
  • Sky King
  • Dragnet
  • Roy Rogers
  • Tonight Show with Johnny Carson
  • Red Skelton Show
  • Carol Burnett Show
  • Dick Van Dyke Show
  • The Fugitive
  • Get Smart
  • Hawaii Five-O
  • Leave It To Beaver
  • Ozzie and Harriet
  • People Are Funny
  • Laugh-In

I’m sure many on this list weren’t great shows, but I remember watching them regularly.  Of course we only had three channels back then so there wasn’t as much to choose from.

I’m sure I left out many that should be on the list in both categories.

What TV shows do you miss?

New laws to blame for dirty dishes

Dirty dishesA growing number of consumers are reporting that their dishes are not getting clean in their dishwashers.

Recent state laws have limited the amount of phosphates that dishwasher soap manufactures can have in their soap. After 16 states adopted such laws, manufactures changed the formulas that they sell nationwide.

Dennis Griesing, of the American Cleaning Institute, explained how the phosphates help to clean dishes: “Phosphorus likes to bind to things. It’s a very sociable element. It would hold soil from plates and glasses in suspension in the water and prevent redeposition.”

Without the phosphates, dishes just aren’t getting clean.

Consumers are often reporting that their dishes are covered with a thin white film after washing. The film is generally a combination of magnesium, calcium and aluminum, the elements that make water ‘hard’. The film is very difficult to remove.

 ”Some are tossing out sets of dishes and replacing their dishwashers – only to find the gunk appear again in a few days, reported tbo.com.

Appliance repairmen are reporting an increase in calls related to dishwashers not getting dishes clean.

The news laws are intended to protect the environment. Phosphate is a fertilizer. With each load of dishes washed, phosphates would wash down the drain and eventually end up in lakes and oceans. It’s suspected that this leads to huge algae blooms, which are detrimental to sea life.

While dishwasher soaps appear less effective than they once were, other products are stepping up to the (dirty) plate. Consumer related forums often mention products such as Lemi Shine as a way to get dishes clean. Lemi Shine is used in an empty dishwasher first, to clean the washer. Afterwords it is used in the main dispenser, with regular dishwasher soap in the secondary dispenser, during each wash.


Thanks DJ

Home video of World Trade Center collapse on 9/11

This home video of the 9/11 terror attack on the World Trade Center was filmed from a 36th floor apartment very close to the North Tower. It’s a view of 911 that you probably haven’t seen.

The events of 9/11 are familiar to everyone. Perhaps so much so that over time many have become desensitized to the actual events of that day. This video captures the personal experience of the couple shooting the video. It is their comments, telephone calls, shock and anguish that brings back a flood of emotions from that day. It was released on the 5th anniversary of 9/11.


Thanks Russ

Why does Charlie Sheen get a free pass?

SheenSometimes I wonder why Charlie Sheen gets into so much trouble for being a bad boy with hookers and drugs and it seems like he gets a free pass while Lindsay Lohan doesn’t do half the crap Sheen does and she gets raked over the coals.  I don’t keep up on the details, just what I see in the mainstream press and occasionally on the internet, so I might be talking out of my ass here. 

Don’t get me wrong, I like Charlie, probably more than Lohan, but it doesn’t seem like he gets nearly half the bad press she does and he does a lot more.

Here’s a little clip with a porn star describing of Charlie’s last party.