Happy Birthday September 21
In Memory of Chuck Jones (Creator of Looney Tunes) born on this day in 1912.
If you're like me, Saturday mornings were highlighted by Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Yosemite Sam, Elmer Fudd, and the rest of the Looney Tunes gang growing up. It's hard to imagine today's cartoons being so popular in comparison to them. Looney Tunes had an intelligence and humor that's lacking in the current crop. I have a series from Columbia House on videocassettes.
Larry Hagman (I Dream Of Jeannie, Dallas) - 81
I was much younger when Dallas originally started and only watched it in spurts, though I was a fan. I haven't missed an episode of the new incarnation for Turner Network Television. Linda Gray told A.A.R.P. magazine that the show is back mostly because of how iconic J.R. is. I think she has something there. Larry continues to play the character with brilliance. As for I Dream Of Jeannie, I only watched it occasionally. It's a cute show but kind of hard to look at Larry as mild-mannered when Dallas was so prominent for him.
Faith Hill, "Cry" (Vimeo)
Faith Hill - 45
I was listening to the Soft Rock channel on Music Choice (Comcast Cable) ten years ago. While out of the room, I heard this incredible power ballad and wondered who the artist was. I went back to check my television and it turned out to be Faith Hill with the song Cry. I have since bought the song on the titled compact disc as well as her collection, The Hits. Faith really blew me away with this one. I hail it as one of my absolute favorites of the 2000's. The video is pretty awesome as well.