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by Calvert DeForest
Thu Feb 25, 2021 8:30 am
Forum: Network & Syndicated Radio and TV
Topic: MSNBC meltdown
Replies: 4
Views: 182

Re: MSNBC meltdown

What you describe reminds me of network TV coverage of the JFK assassination (which is all available on YouTube). The networks were clearly unprepared for such an event, and had to scramble to make things work. Walter Cronkite at CBS had to use an audio booth with a slide to break the initial bullet...
by Calvert DeForest
Wed Feb 24, 2021 10:26 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Linux: who here uses it?
Replies: 11
Views: 551

Re: Linux: who here uses it?

Lubuntu is also a good OS for older machines, especially laptops. It's a lightweight derivative of Ubuntu with fewer bells and whistles, but still plenty of features to make it worthwhile, even for beginners.
by Calvert DeForest
Wed Feb 24, 2021 9:45 am
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: Dad-To-Be killed by gender reveal device
Replies: 23
Views: 355

Re: Dad-To-Be killed by gender reveal device

I blame two factors for fostering this weird phenomena: Reality shows These are just loosely-scripted plays without professional actors. They're designed to appear "real" to the audience although the vast majority of everyday people experience nothing close to the levels of excitement, drama and sus...
by Calvert DeForest
Tue Feb 23, 2021 11:51 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Linux: who here uses it?
Replies: 11
Views: 551

Re: Linux: who here uses it?

I use Linux Lite, which is based on Ubuntu. It's user-friendly, has a lot of unique features, and is fairly lightweight as I have it installed on an older Acer Aspire One laptop with limited hardware.
by Calvert DeForest
Tue Feb 23, 2021 11:31 am
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: Dad-To-Be killed by gender reveal device
Replies: 23
Views: 355

Re: Dad-To-Be killed by gender reveal device

My wife and I opted not to learn the gender of our older son ahead of time. We wanted to be surprised. We did decide to learn the gender our younger son at the ultrasound out of pure curiosity. We mentioned it to family and friends in normal conversation. Never did we consider throwing a party to ma...
by Calvert DeForest
Thu Feb 18, 2021 5:02 pm
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: So, They're At it Again
Replies: 7
Views: 250

Re: So, They're At it Again

You can sprinkle my ashes wherever you want, after I'm gone. Being Catholic, scattering won't be an option for me. Although cremation has been allowed for Catholics since Vatican II, Church doctrine maintains that the remains must be interred. That being said, I plan to be cremated when the time co...
by Calvert DeForest
Thu Feb 18, 2021 4:55 pm
Forum: Network & Syndicated Radio and TV
Topic: Fox lost January
Replies: 14
Views: 544

Re: Fox lost January

WGN America has never held a candle to its predecessor simulcast of WGN-TV 9. Prior to the syndex regulations in 1990, WGN was one of a handful of independent "superstations" that provided movies and syndicated programs that were not available in many local markets. With the eventual separation of W...
by Calvert DeForest
Thu Feb 18, 2021 4:24 pm
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: So, They're At it Again
Replies: 7
Views: 250

Re: So, They're At it Again

The Catholic Archdiocese of Detroit is telling the "faithful" they are getting ashes sprinkled on them instead of smeared due to COVID. This year's masquerade of holiness will be a bad-looking case of dandruff. My understanding is that the sprinkling of ashes on the crown of the head is the origina...
by Calvert DeForest
Thu Feb 18, 2021 4:12 pm
Forum: Network & Syndicated Radio and TV
Topic: Ken Jennings as Jeopardy! Host
Replies: 24
Views: 1103

Re: Ken Jennings as Jeopardy! Host

Jennings has done well. Most of the guest choices sound horrible (Aaron Rodgers?) Drew Carey has gone from horrible to subpar on Price after 13 years. I still think he’s not the right host for that show. I think Drew has done okay. He was a little rocky at first, but he's managed to make the show h...
by Calvert DeForest
Fri Feb 12, 2021 8:20 am
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: WTCM Gold
Replies: 9
Views: 1049

Re: WTCM Gold

I assume the WCCW calls are still in place as WTCM is assigned to 580. Guessing the former is mentioned only in the legal ID.
by Calvert DeForest
Fri Feb 12, 2021 8:17 am
Forum: Everywhere Else
Topic: Bell Media shutters TSN Radio in Vancouver, Winnipeg and Hamilton
Replies: 8
Views: 415

Re: Bell Media shutters TSN Radio in Vancouver, Winnipeg and Hamilton

And for a Comedy format? :rolleyes That's been tried, and everywhere it's been tried, it's died. Sports is a tried and true format that has a proven audience. Why would they ditch it for a something with a dismal track record at best. Makes no sense. I give it six months before they switch back.
by Calvert DeForest
Fri Feb 12, 2021 8:06 am
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: Walmart Shoplifter Assists Police in Identifying Suspect
Replies: 2
Views: 183

Re: Walmart Shoplifter Assists Police in Identifying Suspect

MotorCityRadioFreak wrote:
Sun Feb 07, 2021 10:20 pm
Don't do drugs, kids.
Or adults for that matter.
by Calvert DeForest
Sat Feb 06, 2021 12:32 pm
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: Diseases of Sheep
Replies: 9
Views: 386

Re: News From Niceville

Are you saying that without the sign you couldn’t figure out that 100 sure feels rather fast and potentially hazardous to your health? I would say I can figure that out. Question is, is there someone else on the road who hasn't, and are they coming up on my tail? They may feel it's a risk worth tak...
by Calvert DeForest
Sat Feb 06, 2021 12:00 pm
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: Diseases of Sheep
Replies: 9
Views: 386

Re: News From Niceville

I understand that our brains continue to develop well into our 20's. I was referring more to the process of puberty and the physiological and psychological changes that take place during that process. We could haggle over an appropriate age of consent all day. I personally find it puzzling that an 1...
by Calvert DeForest
Sat Feb 06, 2021 11:14 am
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: Diseases of Sheep
Replies: 9
Views: 386

Re: News From Niceville

There has traditionally been a double-standard when it comes to this stuff. If the minor was female and the adult teacher was male, it would be quite a different reaction. Some might think this kid was "getting lucky", but the psychological implications can be serious, even if not immediately appare...