(Television History and Trivia)




Victor Edward Swanson,


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- - - T.H.A.T., Edition No. 103 - - -

    Each fall, I do a full check on who are the members of the news teams of the television stations in the Detroit area, noting, for one, who are the regular hosts of which newscasts, and I notice that Alan Longstreet is still a weathercaster for WJBK-HD, Channel 2, and to open this edition of T.H.A.T., Alan Longstreet is the tie between two television related subjects, one of which is a television show and one of which is a play.  On Friday, November 2, 2012, a person who was going to see a play with a friend of mine became ill, and I got pressed into using a ticket to see a play at the Baldwin Theatre (Royal Oak, Michigan), and it was a production of a group called "Stagecrafters," and the play was called "Meanwhile Back on the Couch."  That ruined my plans to see live such new prime-time television shows on broadcast television as Last Man Standing and Mailbu Country (by Jack Sharkey), the former of which I wanted to talk about and review in this edition of T.H.A.T..  I ran a recording machine.  When I reached the theatre, I received a playbill and found the proper seat, and I discovered through my reading the playbill that Alan Longstreet was going to play a character called "Victor Karleen," a lead character, in the play.  I sat through the entire play.  It was bad.  It was the worst production that I have ever seen at the Baldwin Theatre.  Much of the blame can be put on the director, who either chose actors and actresses who were bad actors and actresses or chose not to be tough with the performers to make them do better work.  Much of the time, it felt to me that actors were taking part in a first-read run through of the play, since it was like--this guy read his lines, and someone else read lines, and the first guy read lines, et cetera.  Most of the performers sounded stiff in their delivery of lines and looked stiff (as if always thinking about hitting their marks); for example, one long scene early in the play had Victor (Alan Longstreet) dealing with a new patient called Alan Neuwirth (Albert Brock), and Victor said something, and Albert said something, and Victor said something, and Albert said something, and the timing was off, and the delivery of lines (inflections) was sometimes wrong, and the actors looked like two actors not really interacting and aware of each other.  Few times did the audience actually show pleasure with the performance, such as by laughing.  An actor named L. Lewis Smith (who played Parker Donnelly) spoke sloppily, and at times Sarah Lovy (who played Gabrielle Wingate) while she was trying to be irritated with others screeched her lines (my friend had a very hard time understanding her, especially near the end of the play).  A man named Jeff Foust played Roy Terrigan, and Jeff Foust is gay, and Roy Terrigan is not gay, and yet Roy Terrigan looked gay and move like a gay man (a cliché), which was a sign of bad acting on Jeff Foust's part.  The best performer was Julie Fuller (who played Charlotte Hennebon), and she was the best because she said her lines and did not sound as if she was lifeless and was reading the script for the first time, a time when there can be a lack of understanding about how to deliver the lines (such as in relation to pacing, inflection, volume, and timing).  At times, the stage business was sometimes wrong, such as when a person reached a door and had to stop (running out of room), not getting a call out on time by another character that is supposed to trigger the stop, and for much of the time, the actors looked uncomfortable and looked lost as to what to do with their bodies.  My friend said that the actors and actresses as a whole may not have liked doing the play, and I said that that is not supposed to matter since the actors and actresses are supposed to do the best with what they get.  I will not discuss the writing, since so much done by the actors (which should be ultimately attributed to the director, who was Rich Wilson) was wrong or off or bad.  Erica Poster was the second best person in delivering lines, and Erica Poster played Jingle Jabonski, who was supposed to be a young flirt, but there was a problem with the character--she might have a nice cute shape, but she was wearing jeans and an over-sized sweatshirt, the latter of which covered up any evidence that she had might have a cute shape (she might as well have worn a sleeping bag) and attract the eyes of guys quickly.  Overall, the costumes were sufficient.  The set was good enough, and when a door was slammed hard, the stage remained stiff (that was a good sign).  When the play was done, I rushed out of the theatre before the applause really got started (the theatre was only about half full), and I left quickly so that I could get out of the parking structure quickly and avoid any backup at the exit.  When I got home, I discovered the recording machine did record what I wanted recorded from television, especially Last Man StandingLast Man Standing, though put together by those who can call themselves professionals, was more of a disappointment than "Meanwhile Back on the Couch" was.  Over the last few years, prime-time sitcoms have become more platforms to push political ideas and ideologies than platforms to entertain (which sitcoms in the 1950s did as a rule--offering fun and comedy for the sake of fun and comedy).  The first episode of Last Man Standing was not funny or likable, since much of the program was a preachy piece focusing on the upcoming election (of November 6, 2012), and although the program covered Mitt Romney and Barack Obama, it was Barack Obama--the communist and such--who got the biggest push as someone who should be seen as good and someone to vote for, especially since the plot came down to basically one  man (Tim Allen's character, who is supposed to be seen by viewers as out of touch and a throw back to some other age) against many.  I have to make clear, the episode did not just cover a joke or two, the episode used a lot of time on the election theme.  Last Man Standing was a gag-me piece and a throw-away piece, while "Meanwhile Back on the Couch" was only a bad presentation, which, I say, could be made better, though maybe not great.  In either case, I could have had more fun watching "Yakky-Doodle Duck" cartoons on the Internet!

    By the way, Tim Allen does voice-over work for GM commercials, and, in essence, GM is controlled by Barack Obama, having been nationalized by the federal government (the Barack Obama administration).

    About two weeks before the election would take place, U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (a Democrat related to Michigan) was running a television commercial that began with: "Some people in Washington think we should gut Medicare to pay for more tax cuts breaks for millionaires.  Are they crazy?...."  It was an anti-Hoestra advertisement.  And in the advertisement, Debbie Stabenow passed on lies and passed on crap, such as in the ending of the commercial, which had: "...I'm Debbie Stabenow, and I approve this message because, if anyone wants to eliminate Medicare, they're gonna have to go through me...."  Barack Obama and the Democrats in the U.S. Senate (one of whom was Debbie Stabenow) put through big cuts in Medicare (related to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010), and to date, no one--not a single Republican--has proposed throwing away Medicare.  Such crap Debbie Stabenow is.

    On September 12, 2012, four Americans--one of whom was an ambassador--were killed in a terrorist attack--which lasted for somewhere around seven hours--in Benghazi, Libya, and since the attack occurred, nothing has been reported on television about what Barack Obama did during the attack and where Barack Obama was, and there has been no information released to the public, such as through a Barack Obama big-deal press conference, that would relate what was done to rescue the American citizens (a person would expect a good U.S. President to report in public about what was fully done to save the lives of Americans caught in the attack, but it is as if no information can be reported about where Barack Obama was, maybe because he was indisposed or purposed did not want to be involved), and that points to something rotten.  (You are urged to see my document entitled The "Benghazi Killings Scandal": A Little Information-and-Status Report, which can be seen by using this Benghazi link.)

         Advertisement: In March 2009, a book called Liberty and Tyranny: A Conservative Manifesto, which had been written by Mark R. Levin, was published.  Through the book, Mark R. Levin talks about how tyranny has been creeping into the country, and he also talks about how the country has been changing from a representative republic, which has a constitution as a basis, to something, yet to be defined, and although Mark R. Levin says that it is the statist who is causing the change, especially those who are a part of the Democratic Party and in government jobs, I say that it is communists, socialists, would-be dictators, and Marxists, such as Barack Obama, who are making the changes, such as by discarding The U.S. Constitution.  I urge you to see and read Liberty and Tyranny: A Conservative Manifesto, and pass it on to others, especially teenagers and young adults (and consider listening to The Mark Levin Show, the nationally syndicated radio show, on a regular basis).

    On October 16, 2012, Honey Boo Boo (a little girl) and her mother appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live (an ABC-TV weeknight stripped show).  The little girl is a reality-show performer and appears on shows on TLC.  During the appearance, Jimmy Kimmel noted that, recently, on Live Kelly and Michael, Mitt Romney was a guest and noted that he preferred Snookie over her (Honey Boo Boo), and then Jimmy Kimmel asked if the little girl would rather support to be the next U.S. President either Mitt Romney or Honey Boo Boo.  Honey Boo Boo said, "Barack Obama."  Jim Kimmel showed himself to be a piece of crap of a man, using a little girl--who has no idea about the evil that Barack Obama is--to promote Barack Obama (the audience is supposed to be sympathetic with the girl and trust her judgment).

    By the way, it was, for instance, the Nazis in Germany in the 1940s (such as Hitler) and Mao (and his associates) in China who worked to get children to turn in their parents into authorities for not complying with the political doctrines of the Nazis in Germany or Maoists in China.

    So, on Friday, October 19, 2012, Michelle Obama appeared on Live Kelly & Michael, that syndicated show, and, as you could expect, the appearance by Michelle Obama gave Michelle Obama and the hosts of the show--Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan--a chance to sell an image that they wanted people to see Barack Obama to be, though Barack Obama is a communist and worse than a communist and a perpetual liar, et cetera.

    On Wednesday, October 24, 2012, Piers Morgan had a Ted Turner--who had been married at one time to the communist supporter known as Jane Fonda (the actress)--as a guest on Piers Morgan, and at one point, Ted Turner said in relation to a discussion about more American soldiers dying of suicide and attacks in the Middle East: "...Well, what, it, it, what it.  No!  I think it's ter, I think it's good, because, ah, it's so clear that, that we are programmed, and, and, and, and we're born to love and help each other, not to kill each other, destroy each other.  That's an abirition [aberration].  That's, ah, left over from, ah, from hundreds of years ago.  It's time for us to start acting, ah, enlightened...."  What type of man would say--"... I think it's good...." [that they are dying of suicide]?  You can see why Jane Fonda and Ted Turner were once married--both are crap (and although Jane Fonda is crap, work is being done to put Jane Fonda in a television series for prime-time).

    On Wednesday, October 24, 2012, Barack Obama appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.

    On Thursday, October 25, 2012, Michelle Obama appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live.

    On the Wednesday, October 24, 2012, episode of Supernatural (a weekly series on The CW network), the story had as one theme a young guy wanting to be a filmmaker or a maker of documentaries.  At one point, the character said that he would like to be a filmmaker like Michael Moore.  I can say--Well, Michael Moore is a liar and has made highly inaccurate films, and, in fact, films have been propaganda pieces, and, in fact, it can be said that, since Michael Moore is a communist (which is his definition of what is he), the films are communist propaganda pieces.  Despite what Michael Moore is, the producers of Supernatural choose to promote Michael Moore as good, and that shows that the producers of Supernatural promote crap and are working to teach viewers, especially the target audience for the show (young persons), lies.

    So, how scummy can Barack Obama be?  Well, on Thursday, October 25, 2012, a new campaign video for Barack Obama appeared on the Internet, and the Internet featured actress Lena Dunham (who created a series for HBO called Girls, in which she appeared).  Basically, the advertisement focused on comparing voting for the first time with having sexual relations for the first time (implying it should be wth Barack Obama).  It was simply produced piece, and it was simply scummy.

    By the way, on Thursday, October 25, 2012, or Friday, October 26, 2012, did you happen to see the photograph of Katy Perry (the 25-year-old singer) wearing a white dress that had what was sort of like an election ballot with two boxes that could be checked, the upper of which was related to Barack Obama and the lower of which was related to Mitt Romney?  The check box for Barack Obama was checked, which shows that Katy Perry is a ugly woman, having a ugly mind, that which would support a defective politician, Barack Obama.  It can be said that, since Katy Perry is not a dumb teenager, she is well aware she is supporting a communist and communism (as does Heidi Klum).

    On Friday, October 26, 2012, the syndicated entertainment show entitled Extra (the main host of which is Mario Lopez) had Michelle Obama featured in a piece, and the show happened to present information about Barack Obama's childhood--where he once lived--working to make Barack Obama seem to be a nice guy, as described by former neighbors (where he lived for a while with his grandparents).  It was a scam and propaganda piece promoting Barack Obama, a bad man.

    Oh, on Friday, October 26, 2012, did your favorite television newscast air this wonderful blooper or piece of nonsense from Vice President Joe Biden (when he was in Oshkosh, Wisconsin)?  He said:  "...Ya can't erase what you've already done.  They {Republicans] voted to extend tax cuts for the very wealthy, giving up five-hundred-trillion-dollar tax cut one-hundred-and-twenty-thousand families...."  Five-hundred-trillion dollars is five-hundred-thousand-billion dollars.  There is not five-hundred-trillion dollars on the planet.  Maybe, Joe Biden was trying to push the idea of five-trillion dollars, but if he would have said that, he would have been lying, since there has been no five-trillion-dollar tax cut for one-hundred-and-twenty-thousand families and there has been no proposal (by Republicans) for a five-trillion-dollar tax cut for one-hundred-and-twenty-thousand families.  What the heck is wrong with Joe Biden's mind?

    Around October 28, 2012, some people--at least "conservatives" (who are anti-comunists)--were talking about a campaign video put together by Goodby Silverstein & Partners (an advertising agency) that had children singing a song that was designed to get people to hate Mitt Romney and praise Barack Obama (it is more of that indoctrination stuff in which children are taught top sing the praises of a political leader or dictator).  The "Children of the Future" video was designed to push such ideas--through the lyrics--as people like Mitt Romney want "gays fixed, want people to "just die" (because Mitt Romney types do not want a national-health-care system), want schools to be bad, want "endless wars," and want the atmosphere to fry (because they do not believe in the manmade-climate-change idea).  It was all clichés and lies.  The biggest problem--a hideous problem--is the children were made to sing that their parents are making it so that they are left holding the bag and that their parents are "too blame" for the world being in turmoil and on the verge of dying; in fact, the final words are "You did your best.  You failed the text.  Mom and dad.  We're blaming you."  This is the nature of communism--make children blame their parents and have children hate their parents and then think of government (such as Barack Obama) as the savior in their lives.   ["Children 'Of the Future' Rail Against Romney Letting Sick 'Just Die.'" Real Clear Politics, 28 October 2012.]

    Announcement for the novice again: To get useful television-delivered news or Internet-delivered news, go to Fox News Channel, WorldNetDaily.com, "The Drudge Report," and CNS News (which is on the Internet and which was launched on June 16, 1998), since the entities do not blindly support Barack Obama, as do CNN, MSNBC, NBC-TV, CBS-TV, and ABC-TV (to learn about bad journalism, you might tune in to CNN, MSNBC, NBC-TV, CBS-TV, and ABC-TV from time to time to see how they differ from the Fox News Channel and those mentioned with it in presenting political stories and events, and you should discover CNN, MSNBC, NBC-TV, CBS-TV, and ABC-TV avoid covering things that make Barack Obama look bad or show his true nature, which could harm you).  If you are unclear of my intentions, I say in different words that you should boycott CNN, MSNBC, NBC-TV, CBS-TV, and ABC-TV and hope they lose more ratings and advertising revenues, since they are expendable, and it is time for you to find the guts to be mean and heartless and cancel them--since they are hurting you.

    I have spent roughly four years putting together documents that focus on how bad a man Barack Obama is, and I know Barack Obama is quite insane and evil, since only an insane man would suggest people vote for the reason of "revenge" (as he did on November 2, 2012, at Springfield High School, Springfield, Ohio), would say that his children are on a path to success even "if the country as a whole is not successful",  would violate The United States Constitution several times, would have associates who are tax cheats and lover of mass killers (like Mao of China), would support people who are pushing Sharia (a forme of enslavism) on the world, such as the rulers of Iran and the Muslim Brotherhood, would sign bills into law that add thousands and thousands of billion dollars to the federal debt, would lie continually to the American public (almost on daily basis), would push for no prosecution of members of The New Black Panthers (thugs), would insult or undermine members of the government of Israel and the government of Great Britain, et cetera.  People who support such a man are bad people, too.  In this edition of T.H.A.T., I urge you to take up an act of rebellion and an act to protect yourself--It is time to boycott media people--all media people--who are supporters of Barack Obama.  This is no game.  An insane man--a communist and that which is worst than a communist is--has been reelected to the office of the U.S. Presidency, and many media people have abetted him, such as by lying about what he is or by not telling bad things about him (such as things related to what I call the "Benghazi Killings Scandal" of September 11, 2012).  You should be aware of at least some people who have supported the killing and degrading of the United States of America by supporting Barack Obama, such as Mariah Carey (a pretty face with an evil mind), and you should begin making your attack on them--since they have supported an attack on you--by boycotting their products or services, and in the next edition of T.H.A.T., I will remind you of some main supporters of Barack Obama.

    Oh, did you catch the defective statements made by U.S. Representative John Boehner (a Republican and the "Speaker of the House") on World News with Diane Sawyer on Thursday, November 8, 2012?  One statement was: "...This is an opportunity for the President to lead.  Ah, this is his moment to engage the Congress and work toward a solution that can pass both chambers.  And earlier this week, the President and I, ah, had a short conversation.  It was cordial.  And I think we both understand, ah, that trying to find a way to avert the fiscal cliff is important for our country.  And I'm hopeful, ah, that productive conversations can begin soon so that we can forge an agreement that can pass the Congress...."  John Boehner showed himself to be an idiot by making this statement, since, for one, Barack Obama has made no attempts in the past to avoid the fiscal cliff, evidence of which is his continual overspending policies of the federal government--only cutting government spending will stop us from falling over the cliff, since, for one, the "rich" have not enough money to make up for all the damage that Barack Obama has already done through spending (spending on, for example, nonsense things or corruptly run projects).  (By the way, in that quoted material, John Boehner sounded like the a famous man known as Neville Chamberlain (of Great Britain) who reported around the start of World War II that he believed Hitler could be trusted or Hitler's word could be trusted, and yet, as I have documented, Barack Obama is a perpetual liar, as I show in Nonsense Statements and Quotations  of Barack Obama, a link to which exists at the end of this document.)

    Ooh!  Have you been paying attention to information coming out about the "Benghazi Killing Scandal" from at least the few journalists that remain in the country.  On Friday, November 9, 2012, David Petraeus was no longer the head of the CIA, having resigned the job; starting the following week, hearings were set to begin in the U.S. Congress focusing on the "Benghazi Killing Scandal."  Although the resignation seems tied to a sex scandal, something is odd about the timing of the resignation.  [To date, it has yet to be reported what Barack Obama was doing during the killings and where he was during the killings, and it almost makes me think Barack Obama was doing something that he should not have been, taking illegal drugs or talking or meeting with members of the Muslim Brotherhood (Barack Obama has been an illegal-drug user and has met secretly with the Muslim Brotherhood).]

    Remember: The Prisoner with Patrick McGoohan was a television show that was produced across the pond and shown on CBS-TV in the late 1960s, and I urge you to find The Prisoner on DVD, maybe from a library, and watch it, and you should show it--all the episodes--to teenagers, or buy it as a present for teenagers.

    By the way, when bad people become politicians, they are very unlikely to create good laws and rules, and that is a rule of life.

Stay well!


    P.S. #1: Here is a sign that the United States of America is becoming a country with crap people--47-million persons receiving food stamps and people get up to 99 weeks of unemployment pay and many Hispanics support "Obamacare" (which shows the crap nature that is the makeup of many Hispanics) and illegal aliens get free stuff (over true U.S. citizens).

    P.S. #2: I say that "many of the people who make up the main media in the United States of America"--those who have shown themselves to be communist supporters--should start looking over their shoulders regularly and think about getting big teams of security, because when citizens in great numbers come to "hate" the country for the results of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2012 and "hate" the results of the forecoming economic crash and "hate" the country for what it was turned into, "those media people" will be seen as expendable (that is the way of life and not fantasy from a "utopia").

copyright c. 2012
Date published: November 10, 2012

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    Individual Woman and the Individual Man
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