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    This edition of Television History and Trivia is a highly special edition, and it has one main purpose, and that purpose is to beat down a fairly new book entitled Soupy Sales and the Detroit Experience: Manufacturing a Television Personality.  In the process to beat down the book, I am working to show up the author of the book--Fran Shor--for what he is, and what he is a rotten man, being, for example, a hard-line Marxist or communist or socialist or progressive or whatever you wish to use as a name.  In addition, I am going to show why you should not buy the book,  which is used to spread propaganda.  I do note that this edition of Television History and Trivia has a few bits that are not concerned with Soupy Sales and the Detroit Experience: Manufacturing a Television Personality.

    In the previous edition of Television History and Trivia, I reported that I am delaying talking about Soupy Sales and the Detroit Experience: Manufacturing a Television Personality, which was written by Fran Shor, who happens to live in Royal Oak, Michigan, which is one of the a communistic/socialistic cities in Michigan, and now I present this section, which shows why you should not buy the book and trust the book.  In the Sunday edition of The Royal Oak Tribune (which is related to Royal Oak, Michigan) for January 9, 2022, I found a story on page A4 entitled "SOUPS ON!" [Graff, Gary.  "SOUPS ON!." The Daily Tribune, 9 January 2022, p. A4.].  I read the first sentence--"Soupy Sales was not the kind of household name in Pittsburgh as he was in Detroit during the 1950s, when he hosted two television programs on WXYZ.".  Right there, I caught an error.  Soupy Sales hosted more than two shows on WXYZ-TV, and some of the other shows will be named within this section.  A little into the article, this material was presented--"...Combining warm nostalgia and immersive academic analysis in its 142 pages, Shor's book takes a broad look at the late entertainer's time in Detroit from 1953-60, when Sales (born Milton Supman in North Carolina) hosted two shows -- the daytime 'Lunch with Soupy Sales' and the evening 'Soup's On' -- for WXYZ before leaving for Los Angeles.".  Well, Gary Graff made an error.  The late-evening series on WXYZ-TV in the 1950s was entitled Soupy's On.  The article also made an error about Lunch with Soupy Sales.  Between 1953 and 1960, there was no midday show on weekdays on WXYZ-TV called Lunch with Soupy Sales.  On October 3, 1959, a weekly show entitled Lunch with Soupy did show up on ABC-TV, starting out as a production of WXYZ-TV, and it was a show that aired on Saturdays for a couple years (minus some times off, such as for NCAA basketball games).  In the past, I have talked about how other persons, such as Tim Kiska through his book entitled From Soupy to Nuts!, have made errors about what television shows Soupy Sales had in Detroit, and I recently noticed that Wikipedia has an article that has screwed-up information about Soupy Sales, and it seems those errors have been picked up by Fran Shor.  I report that Fran Shor, who is some nine years older than I am, did not grow up in the Detroit area and see Detroit-area television shows in the 1950s and 1960s, and I report that I at least began to watch Detroit-area television in the late 1950s.  Fran Shor, who is a guy, has no experience with watching Detroit-area television in the days of Soupy Sales in Detroit.  Soupy Sales left Detroit in around November 1960, heading to Los Angeles, California, from which the Saturday show then originated.   Later in the article, it was said--"...It's a contextual biography, examining Sales' accomplishments within the 'domestic ideology' and gender politics of the time and digging into the roots of his schtick, as well as his acumen for promotion and his contributions in providing a platform for jazz artists via the 'Soup's On' show....".  That material makes me not want to read the book, as it should you, since the material shows the book is a political piece and not a fun piece.  I went to Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, in the early 1970s or so, and I document some broadcasting history of Wayne State University in my document about WAYN-AM Radio, which can be reached through this WAYN-AM link, and it looks as if Fran Shor showed up as a staffer on the teaching staff at Wayne State University around the time that I was about to leave the university as a student or at a point slightly after I had left the university as a student, and Fran Shor was a staffer at the university for a bunch of decades, and his focus was history, ending up as a professor emeritus today.  On January 12, 2022, I went looking for more information about Fran Shor through the Internet, hoping to discover an email for him so that I could report a bit of the history defects of the article in the newspaper.  One of the first things that I stumbled upon was a document related to Wayne State University entitled "Professor Emeritus Fran Shor discusses weaponized whiteness at Humanities Center Brownbag", and the document was dated October 17, 2019, and the document was about a speech that Fran Shor was going to give on October 22, 2019.  The first paragraph of the document was--"Weaponized Whiteness: Racist Currents in American Gun Violence  Why does the United States have so much gun violence and why is it so difficult to overcome?  Although there are numerous contributing factor's to the persistence of the high amount of American gun violence, from the frontier past to the continuing proliferation of guns, one significant, but often overlooked, aspect is the role of systemic racism and the accompanying white racist frame....".  Bullshit!  That is bullshit stuff.  The information shows that Fran Shor is a type of historian and writer who cannot be trusted to present useful history information, since he shows himself to be a communist or socialist or progressive or liberal or Marxist.  On January 12, 2022, I discovered that, in the late spring of 2016 and the early fall of 2016 at least, Fran Shor was running to be put on the Wayne State University Board of Governors, and I came across a document (a page) that showed what he stands for.  The material was at least hard-line socialistic stuff (crap), and, in fact, the material was what an entity called the "Green Party" (a political party) stood for and stands for, and Fran Shor was running under the "Green Party" banner then.  Only one of the pieces of nonsense that showed up on a page of what Fran Shor stood for was that he wanted the country to go from "armed" police to "unarmed" police, a theme that has been front and center from rotten people, especially those of the Democratic Party in the United States of America, over the last few years.  On the Internet, I came across information that showed some of the other books that Fran Shor has written, and some of those are Passages of Rebellion (which Fran Shor, who was a draft resistor in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in roughly the late 1960s during the Vietnam War when the United States of America was fighting against communism, describes as a semi-autobiography), Dying Empire: U.S. Imperialism and Global Resistance (Rethinking Globalizations Book 23), and Weaponized Whiteness: The Constructions and Deconstructions of White Identity Politics (Studies in Critical Social Sciences).  The titles of the books show off the nature of the writer, and, for example, some of the bullshit being pushed by Fran Shor is the nonsense that the United States of America is an imperialistic country, and, of course, that is the way of communists and such who push out the lie that others are doing such-and-such a thing while they are actually doing it [Note: A person can see today that Russia (a communist entity) is currently involved in "imperialism" stuff in relation to, for one, Ukraine, and China (a communistic entity) is working to take over places in Southeast Asia.].  So let me get to the title Soupy Sales and the Detroit Experience: Manufacturing a Television Personality.  The title shows that the book seems not to be something of fun, such as a book that was written in a way that is easy-going, and the word "manufacturing" really comes off as something that shows coldness in the writer [Note: Socialists and other shitty people are so worried about workers and manufacturing and such falsely.].  Also on January 12, 2022, I came across a website (https://books.google.com....), and it gave me a chance to see up to page 23 of the book.  The book comes off as that which can be expected from an elitist defect, a person working to sell political crap like communism as good, and the book does come off as something that can be shown off to associates and friends (for status purposes within the group of associates and friends), and the book is not written in a fun style, and, in essence, it is almost as if Soupy Sales takes a back seat to what Fran Shor really wants to do, and that is to sell--what I call--political rottenness.  By the way, from the start of the book to page 23, there is only one photograph in the book (it seems), which shows Soupy Sales as a young man.  Here is an example of what Fran Shor is working to push through the book, and it comes from page five: "...This chapter will also consider those who, like Soupy, arrived to Detroit in the 1950s, bringing with them a different life story and alternative trajectory.  The biographies and autobiographies of people like Grace Lee Boggs, a political activist of the left who entered the Detroit scene the same year as Soupy, and Arthur Johnson, the newly appointed Director of the Detroit branch of the NAACP, the largest branch in the country, will offer better understanding of the complexities and contradictions inherent in the Motor City experience....".  Hold it!  The passage of the book almost makes the case that Soupy Sales was a communist or a socialist or a progressive or like defective person.  Was Soupy Sales a supporter of communism and socialism and progressivism and the like, which are evil political systems, as history shows, given the number of people who have been killed under the systems?  Is that how Soupy Sales should be remembered?  Oh, there is a not a feeling of "warmth" in what I read of the book.  Soupy Sales and the Detroit Experience: Manufacturing a Television Personality is a defective history piece, and it is much worse than is From Soupy to Nuts! (which was written by Tim Kiska and published in 2005 and which I have put down a number of times for having defective Detroit-television-history information).  I do have to note that, early in Soupy Sales and the Detroit Experience: Manufacturing a Television Personality, Fran Shor notes that he got help from people in the making of the book, one of whom was Ed Golick, who is an associate of Tim Kiska's, and I have talked about Ed Golick in the past for having put out defective information about Detroit television.  It looks as if Ed Golick did not stop Fran Shor from saying that the daytime show for Soupy Sales on WXYZ-TV in roughly the 1950s was Lunch with Soupy Sales.  So let me present some history about Soupy Sales at WXYZ-TV, particularly about some other shows that he was involved with.  On Monday, March 16, 1953, 12 O'Clock Comics showed up on WXYZ-TV, and it was the first name used for the weekday midday show on WXYZ-TV, and later--in October 1957--television listings had Noon Time Comics and even Noontime Comics [and the start time was shifted from noon to 11:45 a.m..].  In September 1953, Soupy's On showed up (beginning at 11:00 p.m. on weekdays), and this program was known for presenting music in live form, and some of the guests in the first year were June Valli, Jo Ann Tolley, Russ Murphy, Fran Warren, Eileen Barton, Patricia Morris, Oscar Peterson, Gene Krupa, T-Bone Walker, Bill Darnell, Hedda Brooks, Buddy Greco, and the Treveson Quartet, and the show covered standards, country, and jazz, and, really, it was a variety show with, of course, comedy.  From April 1954 to July 1954, Soupy Sales had a weekly show called Soupy's Ranch that presented movies.  From October 1958 to November 1960, Soupy Sales hosted a show on weekdays called Breakfast Time, which offered up cartoons for viewers.  I bet Fran Shor did not do research to see what shows Soupy Sales really had, such as by sitting for hours in the Music and Performing Arts section of the main branch of the Detroit Public Library, as I did in, for example, the 1970s to build up my files about Detroit television history.  [Note: It seems very likely to me that Soupy Sales was not involved in pushing any politics on Soupy's On, as happens today on such rotten network shows as The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon, Late Night with Seth Myers, Jimmy Kimmel Live, and The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, on which there seem to be only communists and socialists and progressives, especially politicians like hard-line communist Bernie Sanders, as guests.]  I have to report that, for years, I have been aware of Gary Graff, whose history in the Detroit area (getting started in the early 1980s) has been nearly exclusive to writing about the music industry (in local papers and publications and nationally distributed publications).  Gary Graff knows nothing about 1950s Detroit-area television, and he screwed-up the article about Soupy Sales's shows, so he should stay out of the Detroit-television-history business, and also, I report that, since Gary Graff wrote about Fran Shor and Fran Shor's book, which is crap, it shows the nature of what Gary Graff is.  And I have to report that, on January 12, 2022, I sent an email to Ms. Nicole Robertson (nrobertson@medianewsgroup.com), who was then the arts-and-entertainment editor of publications related to The Royal Oak Tribune, to report the errors--and only the errors--in Gary Graff's article, and I have not received a response from Ms. Nicole Robertson.  [Note: Given what I have found out about Fran Shor, I can say that it looks as if a lot of students at Wayne State University between about 1977 and 2020 were taught garbage history.]  I have not finished my discussion!  Given I know more than anyone else about what shows were broadcast locally by television stations in Detroit in 1940s, 1950s, and even 1960s, I can say that little of what was going on in Detroit or in the country was really affecting what was shown on Detroit-area programs of the time, but Fran Shor tries to make the case that what was seemingly swarming around in the 1950s was really affecting what Soupy Sales was doing on television.  If a person looks at The Soupy Sales Show (of the 1960s that was syndicated) and The New Soupy Sales Show (of the late 1970s that was syndicated), a person cannot detect a big influence of politics on the shows, as Fran Shor is trying to push out in his book in relation to Soupy Sales.  If Soupy Sales was a communist or a socialist or a progressive, it cannot be proved through his shows of the 1960s and 1970s.  Soupy Sales could have been a Democrat, but in the 1950s, most Democrats were not hard-line communists and such, who had yet to really take over the Democratic Party.  In a way, if Soupy Sales was not a communist or a socialist or a progressive, Fran Shor is sucking Soupy Sales and the history of Soupy Sales into the muck and shit that is the way of life for Fran Shor and the way of life, which is rotten, that Fran Shor wants for other people.  See Fran Shor as an evil man!
    Okay, I now have to present an interruption or a break, and the presentation is to give some history information and make some necessary comments.  The previous paragraph was made around January 15, 2022.  I sent the material (as draft material) to several persons so that the persons might be aware that I would be publishing Television History and Trivia #215 in a few weeks with a talk about Soupy Sales and the Detroit Experience: Manufacturing a Television Personality.  I sent (on January 14, 2022) the paragraph to a woman named Janet Oseroff, who seemed then to be related to the Soupy Sales estate in relation to business matters, such as the licensing stuff related to Soupy Sales.  I found an email for her on the Internet that was tied to "multimediaproperties".  I have to note that the email address may have been defective.  On January 15, 2022, I sent the paragraph to Trudy Carson Sales, or, rather, I sent the paragraph to what might be a useful email address for Trudy Carson Sales, who was Soupy Sales's second wife.  Around the same time, I went looking for emails for other members of the Soupy Sales family, such as his sons--Hunt Sales and Tony Fox Sales (who, by the way, have been associated with the music business since the 1960s and who have worked with such persons as Iggy Pop and David Bowie), and I found an email address for a representative to Cali Fox (who is one of Hunt Sales's daughters and is involved with art), but I have sent nothing to the representative (Jackie Collins) yet or to the two sons.  While I was looking for information about the Soupy Sales relatives, I looked at videos related to the relatives, such as interviews done by people with Tony Fox Sales and Hunt Sales, and I report that Tony Fox Sales, though he has had bouts with illegal drugs and such for a lot of years, seemed to be able to think about his music history clearly, and I say that Hunt Sales, who has had bouts with illegal drugs and such for a lot of years, seemed to be sort of a "burn out."  I do note that Hunt Sales also has a daughter named Sugar Sales, and Tony Fox Sales has two children, and they are Valentina Sales and Tony Tyrone Sales.  I was looking for emails and such so that I could send the final edition of this document to them, though the relatives of Soupy Sales may like the book or may not care about the book, and they might not care about any review of the book, and I had to keep in mind that some relatives at least might not care about the Soupy Sales image and what happens with the Soupy Sales image, and some at least might be happy that the book was made because it sort of makes them money, since they have a stake in what the Soupy Sales estate makes.  I note that the relatives or some relatives may be supporters of communism and socialism and the like, being people in, in essence, the entertainment business, and I have learned that people in the entertainment business, as a rule, are usually stupid about things not related to entertainment--such as their entertainment specialty, such as the playing of a bass guitar--and a person in entertainment is usually unconcerned with anything beyond the person's specialty, such as music, so a person knows little about the real ways of politics and what are bad political ways.  I also note that I have had to keep in mind that, maybe, some family members have no happy connections to Soupy Sales or do not like Soupy Sales.  Now, that you have that in mind, I report that The New Soupy Sales Show, which I have talked about already in this document, airs regularly on Saturdays at 1:30 p.m. on Retro TV (which is Channel 3.7 (broadcast) in the Detroit area and which is a nationally distributed subchannel network).
    Now, I have to look at the book called Soupy Sales and the Detroit Experience: Manufacturing a Television Personality a little bit more, and the look is based on my being able to see most of the pages (on the Internet) from the first page to page 23.  The overall question that has to be looked at is--Why was the book written and what was the real reason for the book to be made?  The book does not come off as a fun piece, since it feels like a professor's propaganda-like analysis.  I have to report that Soupy Sales (born Milton Supman) lived from January 8, 1926, to October 22, 2009.   So, when the book was released or published in December 2021, Soupy Sales had been dead for about twelve years, so Soupy Sales had no real input into the making of the book.  In addition, I can find no evidence in the book--such as in the "Acknowledgments" section--that any person of the Soupy Sales family, such as children and grandchildren and wives, had any input into the book.  Remember--Soupy Sales's time in Detroit was only for about eight years, covering mostly the 1950s, and people of that time, such as Clyde Adler and Hal Gordon and others who worked with him, are dead.  The author of the book--Fran Shor--did get so-called information from secondary and beyond sources, such as relatives of those who worked with Soupy Sales, so that information can be at least somewhat useless or unreliable, especially when it is focused on the 1950s in Detroit.  In the "Introduction," Fran Shor reports that he relied on a 2001 book, which is entitled Soupy Sez: My Life and Zany Times (the writing of which is attributed to Soupy Sales and Charles Salzberg), for a lot of memoir information.  Yet, it is reported by Fran Shor that much of the memoir information is suspect, since at the time the information came to Charles Salzberg, Soupy Sales's memory was defective.  On page 10 of Fran Shor's book, it is presented--"...In trying to decipher the distinctions between the narrative and historical truths of Soupy's life stories of his earliest memories, I will by relying on the memoir, Soupy Sez: My Life and Zany Times (2001), co-authored by Charles Salzberg.  (All further page citations will be from this text.)  Many of these stories are replicated, like rehearsed scripts, in other published and taped interviews with Soupy.  As Salzberg told me in an email exchange concerning the process of constructing Soupy's memoir, his debilitated condition and evident physical impairments at the age of seventy-four when the memoir was written required prompting during Salzberg's interviews with Soupy and filling in any gaps with interviews with friends and family.  Even in the absence of a diagnosis of any cognitive problem that may have afflicted Soupy at the time, it is evident that the normal functioning of memory produces distortions, pseudo-reminiscences, and confabulations (Schacter, et. al. 2011 and Schnider 2018)....".  So the Charles Salzberg and Soupy Sales book is unreliable (because of the condition of the mind of Soupy Sales at the time), and yet Fran Shor found it proper to base his book on the previous work, and so, really, Fran Shor was sort of making the same book again with information that could be defective.  Why did another book, in essence, with the same stuff (which was not really reliable) need to be made?  Also on page 10, Fran Shor has--"...Memories, as innumerable social psychologists and cognitive scientists have confirmed, are fallible.  Indeed, the well-known neurologist and author, Oliver Sacks, contends that our 'earliest memories, in particular, are susceptible to "transference" from what one actually experienced to something profoundly significant but without any experiential foundation' (Sacks 2017: 105)....".  Why is this in the book?  It is bookish crap that has no place in the book, especially considering the book should not have been written to cover memories from Soupy Sales that were covered in another book.  I have already reported that what was going on around Soupy Sales in the 1950s and 1960s and 1970s did not seem to affect the television shows, as a person can see by seeing The New Soupy Sales Show (of circa 1979), but Fran Shor writes (on page four)--"...Chapter Three, 'The Detroit Experience in the 1950s,' will consider the political and popular culture contexts within which Soupy's 1953-1960 television programs were situated.  Beyond the somewhat insular world of television programming and against its deliberate neglect of the larger economic, political and social forces driving conditions in the Motor City, this chapter will provide a more inclusive sense of what was happening in Detroit during this time period.  While Soupy viewed Detroit as his 'Mecca' for giving him a television platform from which he gained an incredible following, for others, especially African Americans, the 1950s in Detroit were fraught with racial tensions and persistent discrimination in employment, housing, and criminal justice.  Utilizing the studies of Detroit in the 1950s by Daniel Clark, Thomas Sugrue, Heather Ann Thompson, and other urban and social historians should help to give a more critical and enlarged context for what constituted multiple and different experiences....".  That is bullshit crap!  It has no place in a book about Soupy Sales, and it shows that, in essence, the author is using Soupy Sales to push what is like the main reason for the book--pushing socialistic and communistic themes.  Anyway, the average person must wonder--Who the hell are Daniel Clark, Thomas Sugrue, and Heather Ann Thompson, and what indicates or proves that they are reliable?  My quick search of them shows that they are just more socialists (and probably friends of Fran Shor's), and one has ties to Harvard University (the communist university).  Heather Ann Thompson has ties to the University of Michigan, a socialistic university, and she wrote a book called Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy (published in 2016), which has nothing to do with, for instance, Soupy Sales.  Who cares about Daniel Clark, Thomas Sugrue, and Heather Ann Thompson?  It looks as if Fran Shor named names to make the reader think some real thinkers are being named.  Look at something that should make a reader who is expecting to read a fun book about Soupy Sales want to look away--"...The insecurities of autoworkers in the erratic employment situation of the Big Three during the 1950s, especially as those corporations began their long march to the suburbs and beyond, will afford the necessary counterpoint to Soupy's rise to prominence and the economic benefits that he accrued with his growing popularity....".  Hold it!  Is Fran Shor--who is at least a socialist--trying to put down the idea that Soupy Sales made money?  Socialists and communists and progressives dislike people's--or at least other people's--doing well by making money!  I have a problem with the history hinted at in the quoted material--Were the 1950s fraught with "erratic employment" in the auto industry?  What would "insecurities" and such have to do with what Soupy Sales was doing with comedy bits and such--very short bits--on television?  The first page of Chapter One--"Manufacturing Soupy Sales"--has this material--"...In effect, Soupy's experiences prior to Detroit equipped him with a self-inventing agency that would serve as a platform for the manufacturing of a television personality par excellence.  However, the selling of Soupy Sales as a television personality required endearing himself to an audience and creating a fan base that relied not only on his TV persona but also relentless efforts to be part of the cultural life of Detroit.  Tracing the physical and psychological passages traversed by Milton Supman in becoming Soupy Sales will help locate the biographical content and historical and social contexts for that pre-figuring journey to Detroit....".  What type of person writes such a collage of nonsense?  [Note: Think about the writer's use of "agency".]  To me, it sounds as if Fran Shor was working to sell the idea that Soupy Sales was trying to pull off a scam on the viewing public, which, for example, forced him to work to get the audience to "endear" him (though he might not really deserve it).  Okay, let me give you a break for the moment.  On page 22, there is this material--"...It was as Soupy Hines that he started on WXEL-TV in Cleveland in 1952 with a weekly half hour show from 11 to 11:30 A.M. called Soup's On.  (This would later morph into a slight variation as Soupy's On, his evening WXYZ-TV program that expanded from an initial fifteen-minute time slot at 11 P.M. in late 1953 into a regular thirty minute show through 1959)....".  Try explaining what was meant with the words between the parenthesis to a friend.  I bet you do not have in mind while speaking that Soupy's On on WXYZ-TV was a fifteen-minute show for weekdays at 11:00 p.m. (usually) from roughly the fall of 1953 to the fall of 1957 and was a thirty-minute show for weekdays at 11:00 p.m. (usually) from the fall of 1957 to the fall of 1959, when Soupy Sales shut down doing the show (being sort of burnt out).  So Fran Shor's presenting of actual television history information, which is slim from the first page of the book to page 23, was sloppy at best.  A person could think Fran Shor did not actually do "show tracking" and only knew Soupy's On started out as a fifteen-minute product and ended up as a thirty-minute product.  I report that page three has this text--"...The manufacturing of 'Soupy Sales' cannot be separated from the medium that gave him a prominence in popular culture and produced a fan base, especially among kids during those early years of 1950s television.  As a developing technology and business institution founded on commercial values, television will be the focus on Chapter Two, 'TV and Popular Culture in the 1950s.'  Television both reflected and refacted popular culture, creating in the process programs that attracted audiences who in turn, incorporated and transformed the meanings embedded in those shows for their own lives.  The critical insights gleaned from the works on television, media, and popular culture studies will be deployed in order to illuminate those social and cultural connotations of 1950s television....".  Notice the word "commerical", which is a word disliked by communists and socialists and progressives and like rotten people.  In June 1947, "commercial television" began in Detroit, and if there were no commercials--which were not related to real values, such as about not stealing from others and not killing others, but were related to giving information about products and services--the television stations would have shut down, having no money to hire people and pay people, who needed money to buy food and more to live.  Fran Shor talks about "...transformed the meanings embedded in those shows for their own lives...", but I note that, in the 1950s, the actual shows on televison--local and network--were not pushing along bad values, such as through Western series or cowboy series, which were about standing up to bad guys and putting down bad guys and being good people [such as non-enslavists (such as non-communists)].  What is Fran Shor working to push through the material?  It seems Fran Shor is working to put down the values of the good persons of the 1950s.  What values do Fran Shor like?  Does Fran Shor have any values, except those that government gets to dictate?  The book is concerned with racism crap regularly (it seems), such as that related to Jews and blacks, and it even gets into the American Indian.  On page 22, Fran Shor talks about a comedy routine with Soupy Sales, and one part of the talk about the routine is--"...The answer comes in the form of a pie in the face with Soupy uttering through the fluff on his face: 'That's not what I had in mind' (48).  (If only Native peoples had to contend with getting pies in their face instead of the genocide inflicted on them for centuries, there might have been a much less violent and tragic confrontation between them and the merciless expanding U.S. white supremacist empire.)....".  Of course, I have to report that it was commonplace for the members of one American Indian tribe to enslave members of another American Indian tribe years ago, as history shows as fact, and Fran Shor mentions nothing about that, a practice that probably went on for ten-thousand years or so.  Oh, Fran Shor is "white" and "Jewish" or, at least, his heritage is Jewish, so maybe he should get the hell off the North American continent and go to Israel, since that would make him free of being part of the "white supremacist empire", but, like some Jews in America, they hate Israel, so maybe he should go to Iran [Note: Good historians know Adolph Hitler and Shariaists (like the Islamic terrorists of today) were buddies.].  You should see that showing political themes--supporting what comes out of the minds of communists and socialists and progressives on a regular basis--is a big purpose of the book, and Soupy Sales is used, and Soupy Sales, who, by the way, enlisted in the military during World War II, which was started by Adolph Hitler of Germany (who headed a "socialist" political party), is used as a cover for politics that are anti-The United States Constitution.
    Here I have another bunch of facts that must be kept in mind.  On January 17, 2022, I sent the draft of this document as it was to the publisher of, for instance, The Royal Oak Tribune, and the material that was sent was basically everything in this document up to this paragraph.  The publisher was and is Mr. Greg Mazanec, and I have yet to get a response from Greg Mazanec, and I know the email to Greg Mazanec is valid, since I got the email address from the website for the publishing entity.  On Tuesday, January 18, 2022, I discovered The Detroit Jewish News published a story, which had been written by Mr. Louis Finkelman, on the Internet (at least) about Soupy Sales and the Detroit Experience: Manufacturing a Television Personality, and the article was entitled "New Book Profiles the Life and Work of the Legendary Soupy Sales" [Finkelman, Louis.  "New Book Profiles the Life and Work of the Legendary Soupy Sales."  The Detroit Jewish News, 5 January 2022, 9:30 a.m.].  By the way, I have seen all the stories about local Detroit-area television in The Detroit Jewish News from the 1940s to the 1970s, such as those written by Danny Raskin and those under the title "Jewry on the Air.".  I immediately went on a tracking mission to find the email for Louis Finkelman so that I could send him the draft of this document as it was at the time, and I sent an email to him, and I have yet to get a response from Louis Finkelman, and I know the email that I had was valid since it was tied to Lawrence Technological University, where Louis Finkelman is involved with humanities, social sciences, and communications as an instructor.
    Let me now look at Louis Finkelman's article in The Detroit Jewish News, and the article is entitled "New Book Profiles the Life and Work of the Legendary Soupy Sales", which I will not mention much about in this document.  The article does call Soupy Sales's midday show of weekdays--Lunch with Soupy.  You are aware that that title is defective.  Mostly, the article is a fluff piece.  One part of the article has--"...With what in retrospect looks like extraordinary clumsiness, the station moved Lunch with Soupy from its natural hour at noon to breakfast time, and then to 4 p.m..  His television audience somehow moved with him.  Eventually, Soupy moved on to Los Angeles, and then to New York, going where his career took him....".   First, 12 O'Clock Comics was never a one-hour-long show--it was a 30-minute show.  When the show became known as Noon Time Comics, it was a 45-minute show, starting at 11:45 a.m..  Next, Louis Finkelman's use of "extraordinary clumsiness" is defective.  The reason that the show moved is ABC-TV (with which WXYZ-TV was affiliated) wanted more of its programming on in the noon-time block, so Soupy Sales had to be moved to the morning, beginning at 7:00 a.m. (weekdays), or, maybe, Soupy Sales would have been off the air as a local television persona (for children).  Next, Louis Finkelman reports that the show moved to 4:00 p.m..  I would like to know when that happened.  I cannot find a local program (produced at WXYZ-TV) at 4:00 p.m. with Soupy Sales between, for instance, October 1957 (when Noon Time Comics showed up and 12 O'Clock Comics disappeared) and November 1960, when Soupy Sales left Detroit, Michigan.  Without giving you the exact broadcast schedule, I report that American Bandstand (an ABC-TV network show) blocked out any local programming at 4:00 p.m. weekdays from about October 1957 to November 1960 on WXYZ-TV.  Where did the "4:00 p.m." time come from?  Was it from the book that is the subject of this document, or did someone just make up the time?  So it is more gummed-up television history on the basic things, so how can the big things be taken as worthwhile?  [Note: ABC-TV owned WXYZ-TV in the late 1950s, and the network guys had the final say on programming things.]
    That brings me to another point.  On January 20, 2022, I sent this document in draft form as it was at the time to the director of editorial services of The Detroit Jewish News, and that person was and is Jackie Headaphol, and, incidentally, I used the email address posted at the website for the news entity.  I have yet to get a response.  [Note: No "publisher" was listed at the website.]
    The non-response from the people to whom I sent emails can show the natures of what they are in relation to what I sent.
    Whether or not Soupy Sales was actually a good and worthwhile person, do not buy Soupy Sales and the Detroit Experience: Manufacturing a Television Personality, which was written by a piece of shit of a man--Fran Shor.

   Announcement for the novice again (reworked in March 2019): To get useful television-delivered news or Internet-delivered news, try Breitbart News Network (the history of which goes back to 2007), WorldNetDaily.com, Newsmax TV (which was started up in 2014), CNS News (which is on the Internet and which was launched on June 16, 1998), and One America News Network (a.k.a. OAN), since the entities do not blindly support Barack Obama-type people (communists, socialists, progressives, liberals, and Shariaists), as do CNN, MSNBC, NBC-TV, CBS-TV, and ABC-TV (Note: 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 better places mentioned).  I note that the Fox News Channel is evolving into a rotten channel, becoming like those that I have put down in this paragraph.  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 even now much of what is on the Fox News Channel 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.  In 2019, "The Drudge Report" was sold, and it should be treated as suspect for now.   [Note: Everyone in the Democratic Party in the country is rotten, and the Republican Party establishment has shown itself to be socialistic and communistic within the last few years, and only a few of the rotten people tied to the Republican Party are U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell, Mitt Romney, Jeb Bush, and Chris Christie.]
    [Note: Here is an example of Chris Christie's rottenness.  On Sunday, February 6, 2022, Chris Christie was a guest on This Week with George Stephanopoulos (of ABC-TV), which had Martha Raddatz as the host, and Chris Christie pushed out crap.  For example, Christ Christie said--"...And let's face it.  Let's call it what it is.  January 6 was a riot that ws incited by Donald Trump..an effort to intimidate Mike Pence and the Congress into doing exactly what he said in his own words last week--overturn the election.  And he's trying to do a clean up on asile one here...." and "...He actually told the truth by accident.  He wanted the election to be overturned....".  That is bullshit!"]

    Here, I have to present a commentary section, which is filled facts, that is tied to the theme of Hollywood.  Over the last fifteen years or so, I have a number of times been to Hollywood, or I somewhat regularly have been to Hollywood.  The last few times I was there, I ran into a celebrity at Hollywood who was going to perform at Super Bowl LVI, which was, in essence, held under the famous "Hollywood" sign of the Hollywood/Los Angeles area of California, which you probably saw if you watched the Super Bowl LVI broadcast on NBC-TV, which is a socialistic and communistic network.  On Sunday, February 13, 2022, Super Bowl LVI turned out to be sort of like a Hollywood event.  The Los Angeles Rams won the game--against the Cincinnati Bengals--with a score of 23 to 20, and Matt Stafford completed a chapter of a wild-life-ride story like that in a television show, going from playing the quarterback for the Detroit Lions for 12 years and having bad seasons and then going to being the quarterback for the Los Angeles Rams and having a good season, and in the first season with the Rams, he ended up winning a Super Bowl ring.  The story shows just how defective the management of the Detroit Lions--from the bottom to the top--has been and is.  The manager of Detroit Lions were made to look like shit through the win by the Los Angeles Rams.  The broadcast of the Super Bowl LVI game was technically okay, but the broadcast had a lot of crap, and, in fact, the pre-game show had crap, too.  During the pre-game show, viewers were exposed to two performances by The Chain Smokers.  Those performances were a bomb, being, for example, more of that rap crap.  Before the game started, Maria Taylor interviewed (for a recording) some of the members of the upcoming half-time show, such as Snoop Dog and Mary J. Blige, and Maria Taylor pushed out the crap that, in essence, they were "breaking barriers."  At that point, I was already aware the half-time show was going to be shit, well aware of what the people who were scheduled to take part in the half-time show were all about and what they had done in the entertainment industry in the past (though they had made big money).  What "barriers" were they breaking, given blacks have been in the half-time shows for decades, examples of whom are Ella Fitzerald, Stevie Wonder, and Janet Jackson.  Before the game would start, a group called Mary Mary did the Black National Anthem (which is Lift Every Voice and Sing).  Remember--NBC-TV is the network that pushes socialism, to which the Black National Anthem is tied.  During the game, there were commercials as usual.  Blacks seemed to dominate the performers in the commercials, and, in fact, many of the black performers seemed to me to be those whom I have seen tied to socialistic and communistic issues and causes, such as "diversity" and "inclusion" and "social justice," which is all crap.  I also have to mention that many of the makers of commercials should go back to school to take advertising classes--I cannot remember what was being sold by most of the commercials in the Super Bowl LVI show, and that shows a problem with the commercials.  By the way, when it was mentioned that Andrew Whitworth (who happens to be white and be a member of the Los Angeles Rams) was the winner of the "Walter Payton Man of the Year Award," it was mentioned that one reason Andrew Whitworth won the award was because of his efforts on behalf of "social justice."  Oh, the game took place at SoFi Stadium of the Los Angeles Rams.  The half-time show began at about 8:00 p.m. (Detroit time).  It will go down in history as the worst half-time show for a Super Bowl done between the first and 2022, at least by those with the guts enough to say that it was crap.  The half-time show had Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, Eminem (who happens to be a white guy), Kendrick Lamar, Mary J. Blige, and a bunch of others, such as a bunch of guys who looked like black gangsta guys or black gutter soldiers dancing around (or whatever it is called).  The set had some people sort of performing in boxes, and to me that seemed to put the audience out of touch with the performers, and, really, the set sort of made the performers more detached from the audience than what the music was already doing.  The audience only seemed to be applauding and yelling because they happened to be at the event and were expected to salute the performers.  The music--and it use the term loosely--was gansta rap crap.  It was stuff that people cannot repeat--that is, in the 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s, people could perform songs and make hits of the songs, and others could cover the songs and do well or make the redoes listenable--the stuff for the half-time show was forgettable.  In addition, the songs between the 1920s and the 1980s could be hummed to, such as at three in the morning while in bed, unable to get to sleep, or any time a person is doing chores or working, which might be the job of taking out the garbage or cutting the grass for a half hour.  Who can repeat that stuff and hum that stuff for hours?  Garbage that should be thrown out--that is what the half-time show was.  A person seeing the show could not understand the words (except for a couple).  In way the entire "Super Bowl" day on NBC-TV was a racist thing, pushing a lot of black inner-city black crap, and it was not fun, like the Motown-like show for the Super Bowl of 1998.  The way-of-life image of those who performed in the half-time show is about violence and gutter life, and it has been about selling the idea to people, such as young blacks, that drug-dealing blacks are heroes.  Oh, let me get back to the opening thought of this paragraph, since I have left you hanging and left you with an incorrect impression.  The "Hollywood" to which I referred or refer is actually the "Hollywood Markets" store of Royal Oak, Michigan.  For a number of months--and I been waiting to talk about this theme--I often see the face of Snoop Dogg on some type of wine or whatever on sale in wine bottles at the store.  The product is known as "19 Crimes," particularly the "Cali Red"-type.  What good person wants to be associated with, maybe, a wine called "19 Crimes"?  Every time I go to that Hollywood Markets store, I end up seeing a garbage man on the label of alcoholic thing, and the last time I was there, only one bottle was gone of several cases.  It seems all the bottles remaining hint at what Snoop Dogg stands for, and people want to avoid it, especially at $12.99 a bottle (but then again, a bunch of dummies could be buying the stuff hand over foot and the store has to keep putting more out for sale).  I say that the half-time show for the Super Bowl LVI broadcast was inner-city gutter-black shit!

    At one time in American history--or American television history--late-night talk shows on the broadcast networks, such as Broadway Open House (featuring Jerry Lester), The Tonight Show (featuring Steve Allen or Johnny Carson), and The Joey Bishop Show (starring Joey Bishop), were involved in presenting comedy and song and talk, and the shows were not mostly focused on pushing political ideas, especially rotten political ideas and lies.  Today, the late-night talk shows on the broadcast network regularly feature communists and socialsts as guests, and the shows proposely present as good the politics of socialism and communism and liberalism and progressivism, such as through comedy bits and monologues and interviews.  When Donald J. Trump was the U.S. president, the hosts regularly--in essence, nightly--presented lies about Donald J. Trump and his associates and worked to attack the character of Donald J. Trump and his associates, and it was four years of bullshit that taught bullshit to the American public.  Although Donald J. Trump is not the U.S. president, the talk-show hosts are yet using their shows to regularly put down Donald J. Trump and his supporters.  On February 21, 2022, Russia under the leadership of Vladimir Putin attacked Ukraine, and on February 22, 2022, Donald J. Trump was a guest on a podcast called The Clay Travis and Buck Sexton Show, and some of what Donald J. Trump said was related to the attack by Russia on Ukraine--"...I went in yestereday and there was a television screen, and I said, 'This is genius.'  Putin declares a big portion of the Ukraine, the Ukraine--Putin declares it as independent.  Oh, that's wonderful.  So, Putin is now saying, 'It's independent,' a large section of Ukraine.  I said, 'How smart is that?'  And he's gonna go in and be a peacekeeper....".  Let me stop there with quoting Donald J. Trump.  I cannot present through text the inflections used by Donald J. Trump, which, for one, can show he is jesting at times.  And I have this.  During World War II, a tactically good German general was General Erwin Rommel, who was called "The Desert Fox," and even today, people, such as Americans, respect General Erwin Rommel's skill as a military strategist, but they are not promoting him as a good--good--man.  A good and honorable person who heard Donald J. Trump's statements on The Clay Travis and Buck Sexton Show understood Donald J. Trump was showing respect for how Vladimir Putin was trying to sell to the world that his attack was justified.  Later, Donald J. Trump said on the program in relation to what Russia did and was doing--"...By the way, this never would have happened with us [the Republicans].  Had I been in office, not even thinkable!  This would never have happened.  And you know what the response was from Biden?  There was no response.  They didn't have one for that.  No.  It's every sad, very sad....".  Over the next several days, such late-night television talk-show guys as Jimmy Kimmel, Stephen Colbert, Seth Myers, and Jimmy Fallon worked to sell to the American public that Donald J. Trump through the interview on The Clay Travis and Buck Section Show was showing support Vladimir Putin, maybe as a friend, and was showing Donald J. Trump was on Vladimir Putin's side (a lie like that of the Donald Trump/Russian election collusion idea), and, for instance, one evening, Jimmy Kimmel said on his show--"...It takes a special kind of son of a bitch to see innocent people fleeing their homes and think, 'How can I make this about me?'....".  By the way, a number of communistic or socialistic newspaper entities worked to sell the lie that Donald J. Trump thought Vladimir Putin was a "genius" and "savvy" and that Donald J. Trump was "praising" Vladimir Putin, and some of the newspapers entities were The New York Times, CNN, Politico, NBC News, ABC News, and The Washington Post.  Once again,  Jimmy Kimmel, Stephen Colbert, Seth Myers, and Jimmy Fallon made their shows about themselves and about selling their rotten political ways of life for Americans as good, and Jimmy Kimmel, Stephen Colbert, Seth Myers, and Jimmy Fallon showed that they are evil shit-heads.

    On March 3, 2022, I heard a broadcast by Bill O'Reilly (a famous television personality) on the radio (it was a nationally distributed broadcast), which lasted a few minutes.  In the program, Bill O'Reilly mentioned that a new version of The Honeymooners (the original of which featured Jackie Gleason) was going to be made, and Bill O'Reilly made a number of historical errors about "The Honeymooners" thing, a few of which I touch on here.  Bill O'Reilly noted that The Honeymooners series was live and film.  I report that the actual series The Honeymooners was a filmed series that was broadcast on CBS-TV during the 1955-1956 television season.  The series was filmed using camera units that could be used to show live television while recording on real film what was going on at the time, and the camera system was the "Electronicam" system, and each camera looked rather bulky, which is why the system never lasted (it seems)--it was easier to either film a show with a film camera or film cameras or shoot a show with an electronic television camera or electronic television cameras (such as a three-camera system).  The "Electronicam' system was from DuMont Laboratories.  Here is proof that the show was not a live show (and the proof comes from the review of the first episode in Variety)--"...Too, this is the season that the show has deserted the 'live' camp in favor of filming (via the DuMont  Electronicam 'live-on-film' process), and the glad tidings are that the visual payoff is still intact.  Electronicam or no, this was a film show, not live, but to this reviewer the transfer to celluloid has done no appreciable harm toward dwarfing the spontaneity....".  I have to report that "The Honeymooners" idea had been used in skits and such on television, such as on the DuMont Television Network, over the couple years before the actual The Honeymooners series showed up.  Bill O'Reilly gave the impression The Honeymooners was part of the idyllic themes of 1950s television.  I hate the use of "idyllic."  I say that 1950s television shows were like most theatrical movies of the 1930s and 1940s, which were about good values and about beating down bad guys, such as communists, and if 1950s television was idyllic, then 1930s and 1940s movies could be called idyllic.  It must be remembered--Most of the people of the 1950s had had to experience the death and killing of World War II and the Korean War, and people at home in the 1950s while sitting in front of their television sets did not want to see the angry and unlikeable stuff and regular killing stuff [like much of that of today], so people made a lot of fun things for television, such as with singing and comedy and good guys and good gals and nice families, much of which is yet seen on television today (such as on subchannel networks).  Television series of the 1950s did deal with problems, such as those that could affect young people who were growing up (and it is not as if problems were not covered, though they did not regularly cover drug-addicted kids and drug pushers and divorced parents all the time) [Note: Today, most shows about families have defective families with, for example, unruly kids or snotty kids or bitchy kids, whom I would spank.].  Bill O"Reilly sort of tied The Honeymooners in with Leave It To Beaver, but that should not have been done, since there are no ties that bind them, given Leave It To Beaver came about six years after the first skits about "The Honeymooners" characters had showed up on television and two years after The Honeymooners had, and The Honeymooners was a rather crass and irritating show at times, having a loud-mouth character as the lead.  I point out that Bill O"Reilly did predict the new show called The Honeymooners will probably be bad, being a "woke"-pushing product, and I bet it will be bad, too.  The new series will probably be crap for a number of reasons.  The new thing is being touted as a "female-drive" reboot.  That means it will not be The Honeymooners; it will be something that is using The Honeymooners history and is trying to cash in on The Honeymooners to sell more crap about women and men--especially women--on television.  The original series called The Honeymooners may have had a loud-mouth main lead, but it had Audrey Meadows playing a strong woman (and the wife to the loud-mouth guy).  I state the new series is not The Honeymooners, since the main theme is completely different from the original.  The people involved in making the new series, such as Damon Wayans (a black guy), Lindsey Shockley (a white gal), and Kelly Park (black gal), should call their thing something else.  Make your own show, and let it stand or fall for what it is!  In addition, since Lindsey Shockley is involved in the new series, the series will probably have a socialistic-black slant to it, such as with inner-city gutter black crap; Lindsey Shockley was on the production teams of Black-ish and Mixed-ish, which had racist-based themes (against whites) at times or put down whites at times, such as with "white token" characters.  The new series called The Honeymooners is being made for CBS-TV and will feature a cast of mostly blacks, such as Cedric the Entertainer, Gabrielle Union, Mike Epps, and Regina Hall.  I say that, generally speaking, a bunch of black rip-off artists are making yet another series that steals from the past so that they can probably sell modern-day socialistic black crap!

    Announcement: Recently, I have added some new documents to the collection of my documents at the website for The Hologlobe Press.  One of the documents is entitled A Document that Dispels Myths and Nonsense of Science-Fiction Books, Movies, and Television Shows (A Logic Puzzle), which can be reached through this Myths link.  Another document is And So You Think You're Going to the Moon, Mars, or the Stars..., which can be reached by using this Moon link.  And yet another of the documents is entitled And the Stupid Women Shall Lead--and Lead Every Good Individual into Shit, Driven on by Communism, Feminism, and Defective Female Beliefs and Little-Girl Thinking, which can be reached through this Stupid Women link.  And here are other documents--A Review of What Television Controlled by Socialists and Communists Worked to Sell as Truth in Relation to the U.S. President Donald J. Trump Impeachment (at Impeachment) and T.H.A.T. Special Edition--The First Helicopter-based Traffic Reporters on Radio for the Detroit area of Michigan (at Helicopter Traffic).

    Now, I can get to the Looking at the Movies segment of this edition of Television History and Trivia.  At some point while doing research about Detroit television history--over the last fifty years or so--I came across something called Lifetime Theater.  That title is an umbrella title for the showing of movies by WJBK-TV, Channel 2, in the summer and fall of 1951.  The presentations were done weekly on Tuesdays at 11:15 p.m usually (there were two exceptions, which were the first two presentations--they were for Monday, June 4, 1951, at 11: 45 p.m., and Monday, June 11, 1951, at 11:45 p.m.).  On Tuesday, October 16, 1951, the movie that was shown was Murder, which was a movie directed by Alfred Hitchcock.  That movie is not the presentation of this Looking at the Movies, and the reason is the movie seems not to be offered free in this day and age on YouTube.  When I went looking for Murder on YouTube, I discovered that a movie called Quite Please, Murder was available for free on YouTube.  Quiet Please, Murder was broadcast by CKLW-TV, Channel 9, on Wednesday, December 12, 1956, at 7:30 p.m., and it was shown under the umbrella title Million Dollar Movie.  Remember--The previous edition of Television History and Trivia presented a movie that had been shown under Million Dollar Mystery by Channel 9.  Oh, Quiet Please, Murder (of 1942) was also shown by Channel 9 under Million Dollar Movie on Saturday, December 15, 1956, at 8:00 p.m..  Much of Quiet Please, Murder takes place in a library (which was not the Main Branch of the Detroit Public Library, which has been mentioned in this document).  Richard Denning plays the hero in the film.  Hold it!  Richard Denning played the character called Michael Shayne (a private detective) on a television series--Michael Shayne--for the 1960-1961 television season for NBC-TV.  Remember--I had the movie called Michael Shayne, Private Detective (featuring Lloyd Nolan) as the presentation for Looking at the Movies in the previous edition of Television History and Trivia.  In the movie called Quiet Please, Murder, people are trying to get and keep a Hamlet folio, which was stolen by a character played by George Sanders.  Also in the movie is Gail Patrick, who would be the driving force (as the executive producer) of the famous and fun television series called Perry Mason, which would have such performers as Raymond Burr and Barbara Hale.  Quite Please, Murder was written and directed by John Larkin, and that movie is the presentation of Looking at the Movies this time.

    And here is a bit more fun.  On February 14, 2022, "Detroit Drive-In" (Broadcast Channel 3.6 ) at 9:00 a.m. aired a show called How the West Was Fun--A  Western Reunion.  What was it?  It was a special that aired on ABC-TV on June 5, 1979 at 10:00 p.m., and it ran for an hour.  It was a look back at, in essence, cowboy television series of the 1950s and 1960s (mostly).  It was loaded with people who had been in Western television series years ago, such as Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford, John Russell, Peter Brown, Jack Kelly, Henry Darrow, Roy Rogers, Slim Pickens, and Iron Eyes Cody, and I have only named about a quarter of them.  Glenn Ford hosted the special on ABC-TV.  Incidentally, in relation to the 1940s and 1950s and filmed half-hour 30-minute cowboy or western series, viewers were given about 45 of them, covering syndication and broadcast network television [Note: The definition of a Western series can be a little unclear, so my number is only an estimate.].  Keep an eye on the WHNE-TV schedule, particularly for Channel 3.6, and you might get to see How the West Was Fun--A  Western Reunion in the future.

    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.

Stay well!


    P.S.: You are urged to see my document entitled One of "The Rules of Man"--A Rule About Health Care that No Politician May Supersede with Law, which can be reached through this Rule1 link.  I have deduced that all the Democrats and most Republicans support the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 and have no intention of killing it, though it should be killed for violating, for one, "The Rules of Man."  For example, Republicans Jeb Bush and Chris Christie support the rotten law, and that is one reason that I define them as stupid men and not men who are good enough--in this day and age--to be the U.S. President.  I note that the "mandate"--which forces everyone to buy government-approved health-care insurance--violates one of "The Rules of Man," and it is a rule that is attacked in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010.  Anyone who supports the "mandate" is not a good enough person or a smart enough person to be the U.S. president--the mandate is "enslavism," and the "mandate" allows government people--who are often usually bad people, as history shows--decide what health care a person can get, and that is bad.

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