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To Be Continued News

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Hi Zeitgeisters, For those of you who want to know what’s happening with my band “To Be Continued” here’s a couple of nuggets of new info. Firstly, we are thinking of changing our name again. At the moment, “Dancing with Gorbachev “ is the front runner. Secondly, here’s a photograph of us in front of […]

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Other People’s Ringtones

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Guten Abend Zeitgeisters, I work in an open plan office (it’s a loft or mezzanine style of thing) and it is a common occurrence to hear other people’s mobile phones going off. Graeme downstairs has a “My Sharona” ringtone and Liz, with whom I share my office, has a Madonna ringtone. Like any other oft-heard […]

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Celebrating Geoff Jansz

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Howdy Zeitgeisiters, It has taken me some time to slip out of the “cranky pants” as one of my co-workers calls them. I wore them proudly after my last blog entry. And the crankiness continued this evening. I don’t usually watch Better Freakin’ Homes and Gardens on the Seven Network, but if I do, it’s […]

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Blame the Screwdriver

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WARNING: The following blog is the sort of thing you write when you are very annoyed and very self-righteous. Those of you who prefer Mr Trivia’s more upbeat persona should look away now.   Hi Zeigeisters, Long time readers of this fledgling blog, may recall that I said I would get back to you with […]

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Celebrating Perfect Strangers

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Hi Zeitgeisters, From 1986 to 1993 the whole planet rocked with laughter as it enjoyed the mirth-filled antics of Balki Bartokomous (Bronson Pinchot) and Cozzin (Cousin) Larry in 150 derivative, yet formulaic episodes of the sitcom Perfect Strangers. Balki, a “sheepherder” travels all the way from the Mediterranean island of Mipos, in order to live […]

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Celebrating Conrad Janis

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Hi Zeitgeisters, Conrad Janis is best known the world over for the role of bald, bow-tie wearing, Fred McConnell (Mindy’s father) in the worldwide hit sitcom MORK AND MINDY (1978-82). He has appeared in numerous other television series over the years such as DIAGNOSIS MURDER and FRASIER and is also a well-regarded jazz trombonist (Why […]

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Shoes Life

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Hail Zeitgeisters, Sometimes bad shows will throw up good lines. I was watching a new episode of LAS VEGAS on the Free-2-Air. Don’t know why. I have no excuses. Was it some fugitive Cheryl Ladd infatuation left over from my 70s boyhood? Nope. My favourite Charlie’s Angel was Tanya Roberts. Did I think James Caan […]

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Poker Playing Dogs

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Hail Zeitgeisters, I have been literally swamped by people asking me what Poker Playing Dogs? since the last post.Okay, no one has asked me about them at all.But in case you were thinking about asking, here’s the deal. The Poker Playing Dogs, as we usually think of them, were apparently painted as calendar art by […]

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Stone Cold Art

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Hail Zeitgeisters, Cast your mind back to the last time you read Quotations from Chairman Mao Tsetung (the so-called “Little Red Book”). Mao wrote the following: “The socialist system will eventually replace the capitalist system; this is an objective law independent of man’s will. However much the reactionaries try to hold back the wheel of […]

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Issue A Denial

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Hi Zeitgeisters, Just saw a movie on the old free-to-air telly (if I call it that, people think I have cable) called PLAYING BY HEART. It asked me to believe that Sean Connery and Gena Rowlands were the parents of three daughters, Madeleine Stowe, Gillian Anderson and Angelina Jolie. And these daughters hooked up with […]