Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Older folks' plans

When we are twenty, we plan what we are going to do when we are forty. When we are sixty, we plan what we are going to do after breakfast.
(from The Halls of Ivy radio show)

Women's intuition

"I never underrate a woman's intuition, or anything else that is made up of hope, faith, and inside information."

(Ronald Colman - Dr. Hall - on The Halls of Ivy radio show)

Fowler's English Usage

"I see you have been studying Fowler's English Usage, and fouler usage of English I have seldom heard." (Dr. Hall, on The Halls of Ivy radio show, after his wife had constructed a particularly unwieldy sentence)

Monday, October 12, 2015

Law and order

When genuine, honest law enforcement breaks down, then society descends into chaos, or underworld dictatorship. Integrity in the police community is of paramount importance - obviously.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Tightrope! TV series

If you liked the Mannix television series, you probably also will like Mike Connors in this earlier (1959-1960) series. Connors plays an undercover cop who has to remain anonymous as he infiltrates various criminal organizations. One interesting twist to the show was that Connors wore his hideout gun on the small of his back.


Bob Bailey as a bad guy

In the 1959 television series Tightrope, in the episode entitled "Getaway Day," Bailey plays Frenchie Malloy, the boss of the underworld gang. Strange seeing him in that type of role.


Saturday, October 10, 2015

Nazi cowards

The Nazi regime during World War II imposed untold suffering upon millions of people. And yet, when it came time for them to die. all four of the main Nazi leaders committed suicide instead of facing death like a man. They could deal it out, but they could not take it - not that we expected anything different.

Thursday, October 08, 2015

The smaller pond

You have heard the expression, "A big duck in a little pond," I suppose. As we grow older, our pond grows smaller. That doesn't mean we are bigger ducks, but just that the scope of what we are able and willing to attempt grows smaller. We bite of smaller chunks. We probably have more time at our disposal, but it takes more time to do the things we have to do.

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Things are always in the last place you look

because after you find them, you do not look any further.

(Ronald Colman, on The Halls of Ivy radio show)


Tuesday, October 06, 2015

Sometimes you can get too much of a good thing

"Remember kind hearted elephant who tried to help hen hatch chickens."
(from Charlie Chan's Chance)