I Embarrass Dave

Is there life on Mars?


Chicken person came from here


Poor Dave. But he had his chance.

Two years ago, when I first started this blog, my second post was about visiting a nude beach. Dave was concerned that his family might read it and asked me to write something else. My response was to burst into tears and sob, “If I can’t blog about nudity, I can’t blog about ANYthing.” So he gave in.

He’s been regretting it ever since.

Unlike those nice bloggers who kindly disguise their husband’s name, I put it right out there: DAVE. You could probably Google “JD’s husband Dave” and figure out his identity. (Wait! Let me try it . . . eh. No.)

Dave has provided a lot of delicious blog fodder. I’ve shared with you the story of his weird choking allergy, how he rudely ate half a donut, his inexplicable Pie Rage, his preference for cheap ice cream, his refusal to say “Bless you” after I sneeze. And, yes. I’ve even shown you his snail.

So today’s post about embarrassing Dave centers around his recent statement:

I just want to hold the Gilligan’s Island DVD in my hands.

Men, if you’re married to a blogger, be careful about making such statements.

To fulfill Dave’s dream, we went to Half-Price Bookstore, where I snapped up some cheap books and Dave spent an unseemly amount of time agonizing over Season 2 or Season 3 of Gilligan’s Island. He had visited the bookstore previously but came home empty-handed. This time, however, after holding it in his hands, he purchased Season 2.

Once home, we parted ways for the evening. He to nap downstairs and me to ignore the growing pile of half-price books on my shelf to watch Real Housewives of New Jersey.

“Are you going to watch Gilligan’s Island?”

“No, I want to be alert.”

Later, I joined him for a few minutes of Gilligan-Fest. It was the one where the native family wants Gilligan to marry their ugly daughter. Boy, that Skipper really overacts. This isn’t vaudeville, Alan Hale Jr. Why did I ever have a crush on the Professor? OK, Ginger really IS sexier than Mary Ann. Mr. Howell: kind of hot?

I could only take about 5 minutes. Gilligan’s Island has not stood the test of time for me. But Dave enjoyed watching several episodes in a row.

The next morning he delivered a monologue on one of the episodes:

It was the one where there was a space probe headed for Mars and it accidentally lands on the island and Gilligan left open the pot of glue and everyone got all covered in glue and then they ran into the supply hut and got covered in feathers and mission control saw these people running around covered in feathers and thought they’d discovered the Chicken People of Mars.

I stared at him for about three seconds, then turned to my laptop.

Oh, Dave. How I love you. You and your delicious blog fodder.


  • Which of your childhood TV shows have stood the test of time?
  • Who else *hearts* Dave for being such a good sport?
  • Chicken People live among us!

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49 Responses to “I Embarrass Dave”

  1. 1 Regan

    Well, since most of the shows I watched as a kid are still on TV, I’ll just say Seinfeld because I’ve watched every episode about 7 times and it never gets old. I’ve never seen Gilligan’s Island, either. Maybe I should watch it sometime.

    I think it’s so nice of Dave to provide delicious blog fodder! Maybe you should make him a cake.

    Chicken people? Do they eat us in revenge because we eat chicken?

  2. 2 Carole

    My daughter got hooked on I Love Lucy and that show is even funnier than I remember it as a kid. There’s nothing on tv today that makes me laugh out loud like the old I Love Lucy reruns (except maybe America’s Funniest Home Videos). I did used to watch Gilligan’s Island as a kid and loved it, but I have no desire to watch it now.

    Carole’s last blog post..Surprise in My Driveway

  3. 3 Kelly

    Mr. Aerten is probably lucky I’m on a break from my Blah Blah Blah blog, or I’d start blogging about him. Maybe. Probably not. He doesn’t really do funny things. Mostly, he just annoys me with his weird ways. So never mind.

    And I watched Gilligan’s Island as a child. I don’t recall being that interested in it… because when there was Star Trek to watch, nothing else quite measured up. Until Buffy the Vampire Slayer came along, anyway.

    Kelly’s last blog post..Fractal No. 53

  4. 4 Stephanie

    I don’t know that anything I watched as a wee-one has stood the test of time. I mean c’mon – I used to watch Land of the Lost & Sigmund & the Sea Monsters…. Gilligan made me gag, even back then, but I did watch me a lot of Brady Bunch – though I was too young for when it first appeared during prime time.

    Yes. I think no matter how kooky & corny, the Brady Bunch still rocks.

    “Oh my nose!”

    Stephanie’s last blog post..Review: Fabriano Artistico 100% Cotton Traditional White Hot Pressed Paper

  5. 5 absepa

    Dave is a really good sport! We all *heart* him for giving you so many funny things to write about.

    I had a crush on the professor, too! I think he was the start of my nerd fascination–I’ve always loved smart boys. Most of the TV shows I loved as a kid have not held up well. I tried to watch an episode of the The Beverly Hillbillies recently, and I just couldn’t bear it. I don’t think I could handle much Gilligan’s Island, either.

    absepa’s last blog post..And now…the long-awaited product review!

  6. 6 babs - beetle

    I have to agree with Carole! I love Lucy was the funniest show ever, and still makes me really laugh. If a re-run was ever on TV here I would make sure I never missed an episode! Wait though, was I a child then? Close enough. Would you believe people didn’t have TV’s when I was a child – Damn, I’m old ;)

    And Mo totally lets me embarrass her too. Well done Dave and Mo!

    babs – beetle’s last blog post..No smoking!?!?

  7. 7 Kathy

    Hilarious! Poor, sweet, Gilligan’s Island-loving Dave! Yeah, our spouses really didn’t know what they were getting into, did they? My hubs has to give the thumbs up when I want to blog about him. But he doesn’t do that when I comment about him on other people’s blogs because he has no idea when I do that. Like now.

    He was at his physical therapy the other day for his shoulder. He wore his fancy new elasticized sling that I bought him. The therapist said what a nice sling it was and he replied “Yeah, it’s boughten.” He said how embarrassed he was to have used the word. I think I’ve heard it used once in my life. On Little House on the Prairie.

    So what I want to know is when your husband will start his own blog and YOU become the source of material. hmmmmm????

    Kathy’s last blog post..NSFRWE: Not Safe for Reading While Eating

  8. 8 C.B.Jones

    Why oh why did I click the link about Dave’s snail? Now I am blind.

    And I thought Pie Rage was a euphemism for going long periods of time(against your will) without getting any.

    C.B.Jones’s last blog post..Holy shit, I just won the lottery!!!!

  9. 9 Ilana

    The Chicken People of Mars? Seriously? I’m on your side: Dave was asking for it.

    My friends and family know that anything stupid, hilarious, or remotely interesting that they say to me will not only be made fun of for the next 5-10 years, but will also end up in my blog. That’s just an occupational hazard of being friends/blood relatives/roommates/coworkers/neighbors/fellow human beings with a blogger. Sorry, world!

    Ilana’s last blog post..Bright Lights, Big City

  10. 10 Jenny @ Bingo

    I love Gilligan’s Island too, It was my favorite show when I was a child and I think Mary Ann is hotter than Ginger.

    Jenny @ Bingo’s last blog post..Beach Party Bingo is here!

  11. 11 Daisy the Curly Cat

    Ah, Dave really is a good guy! You know, my Daddie doesn’t even read my blog, so if I wanted, I could type all sorts of things about him. Like how last night, he was on a ladder changing a smoke-detector battery and I overheard him whispering to himself “oh come on, why won’t you get in there? I really don’t want you to break… why isn’t anything ever easy?” And then he said a word that I cannot repeat.

    Daisy the Curly Cat’s last blog post..New Treats!

  12. 12 feefifoto

    Gee, thanks JD. Now I’m going to have the GI theme song running through my head all day. I owe you one.

    feefifoto’s last blog post..I’m Bad — Er — Back

  13. 13 cardiogirl

    I think the important question here is the following:

    Is Season Two in color or black and white? Because I can’t tolerate the black and white episodes, I need to see Gilligan’s red and white shirt.

    Hmm, my favorite childhood shows (taps finger on her temple while she ponders the question.)

    I loved Hart to Hart. It probably wasn’t meant for a 13-year-old but I found Mr. Hart so dreamy.

    I also loved Fantasy Island and Dynasty. I don’t think any of those shows could hold up today, but I still enjoy watching them.

    p.s. Didn’t you love the Real Housewives of New Jersey and did you have a kitten, like I did, at the finale when Caroline told Danielle, “Look at me. *I* showed the book at the hair salon. It was me.”

    I was stunned. I truly did not see that coming and her delivery floored me. It was almost like waking up with a horse’s head in my bed.

    cardiogirl’s last blog post..I’m trying to embrace all of you but your flaws are getting on my nerves

  14. 14 Grace

    Now why would I want to embarrass Dave? He seems like a real nice guy.

    Grace’s last blog post..Big Hair is back – who knew?

  15. 15 Maureen

    You know what’s so sad?

    I can picture those episodes the second I started reading….

    Yep. I watched GI. But I don’t believe I would pay to watch them again. At least when I laughed at them the first time around, I was just a young kid.

    I do, however, own The Beverly Hillbillies on DVD.

    Maureen’s last blog post..It’s Been A Busy Week

  16. 16 Barb - WillThink4Wine

    I love Dave’s snail. Just sayin’.

    Barb – WillThink4Wine’s last blog post..new diet

  17. 17 JD

    Regan: I’m afraid I don’t know much about these mysterious Chicken People. I don’t want to know. As for Dave and cake, well, let’s just say he’d rather have pie. Unless he’s having an episode of Pie Rage. Feel free to skip Gilligan’s Island. Seinfeld is much better.

    Carole: That’s how I feel. Loved it as a kid, can’t stomach it now. I never liked I Love Lucy, tho. I always thought Ricky was mean and Lucy was stupid. I did rather like Fred and Ethel, tho. They had some genuinely funny lines.

    Kelly: “Weird ways,” you say? I sense at least ONE blog post right there! I think I am perhaps a bit older than you. Buffy came way after my childhood.

    Stephanie: I’d have to agree with you re: The Brady Bunch. That’s the only show I can think of that, if I’m flipping around, I may actually pause on for longer than 3 seconds. So many classic situations. And the (first) movie was pretty funny too.

    absepa: Aw! Dave thanks you! I wonder if The Professor is on Facebook . . . ? Anyway, yes. Beverly Hillbillies is another one I just can’t stand today. Same with Andy Griffith. Actually, there are quite a few.

    babs – beetle: Huzzah for Dave and Mo! Yeah, Mo especially. I don’t think Dave would let me video him doing the spacky dance. No TVs??? Whatever did you do for fun?

    Kathy: SNORT! Oh, man. “Boughten.” I’m dying here. And a Little House on the Prairie reference too. Your poor husband! We laugh with love, tho, right?

    C.B. Jones: Hmmm. Dave will not be happy to learn that his snail made you blind. I hope he doesn’t read these comments. Yeah, Pie Rage is not exactly what you’d think it is. Which makes it even more heinous.

    Ilana: Yeah, my poor mom has taken a bit of a beating here, whereas in real life she’s just the coolest. But Dave was asking for it. In fact, I sometimes wonder if he says/does some of these things on purpose.

    Jenny @ Bingo: I think most people would agree with you re: Mary Ann vs. Ginger. But take another look. Ginger really was smokin’.

    Daisy the Curly Cat: Oh, that’s funny. Not that I mean to laugh at your Daddie’s frustration, but since he’s not reading, we may as well, right?!

    feefifoto: Uh oh. But isn’t that better than: “JUST sit right back and you’ll hear a tale, A tale of a fateful trip”?

    cardiogirl: You so funny. I originally had a whole paragraph about how Dave wasn’t interested in Season 1 because it was in B&W. They started showing the eppies in color with Season 2. OH! That RHoNJ moment was so dramatic! I didn’t see it coming either. She’s so gangsta. From now on when I’m stressed out, I’m screaming, “PROSTITUTION WHORE!” and flipping over a table.

    Grace: He is! But sometimes the things he does . . . as I said above, I’m beginning to suspect he does things on purpose, just to get some blog time.

    Maureen: I know. The native family wearing horns in their noses and grass skirts. And the father literally says, “Ooga booga.” I’m afraid this Gilligan’s Island DVD purchase may be paving the way for a whole collection of awful, childhood TV shows.

    Barb – WillThink4Wine: That’s so nice! Dave is probably blushing somewhere as we discuss his snail.

  18. 18 Anne

    I totally heart Dave. He has provided some of your most entertaining posts. Is the post you are reading at BlogHer about Dave?

  19. 19 Jeff

    For some horrific reason, I’ve never forgotten the TV commercial where Gilligan defiantly announces, “I’m NOT going to dress up like a girl… you can’t make me, you can’t make me, YOU CAN’T MAKE ME!” only to have the next frame showing him dressed up like a girl.

    Please tell me that doesn’t mean anything.

    Jeff’s last blog post..Dear Children: It wasn’t what you think… and no, we will not pay for therapy

  20. 20 Margaret (Nanny Goats)

    I thought the professor was the one who was supposed to be hot. Remember the episode where MaryAnn gets bumped on the head and thinks she’s Ginger and performs with a feather boa singing “I want to be Loved By You – boop-boop-bee-doo” and to keep her from freaking out, Ginger dresses up like MaryAnn. I don’t know why I’m telling you that, but I thought I’d forgotten all the episodes and I don’t remember the chicken feather one, and the first one that I did remember was the one I brought up above and now that I’m thinking about it, I also remember an episode where Mr Howell comes into his hut where Mrs. Howell is in front of the dressing mirror powdering her nose or something and Mr. Howell is telling her a story and all the while Mrs. Howell alternates saying “Oh that’s wonderful.” and “Oh, that’s dreadful.” which makes me wonder, what makes us remember specific pieces of shows like that?

    I loved this post. :)

    Margaret (Nanny Goats)’s last blog post..How To Create Your Twitter Handle in Two Easy Steps

  21. 21 Crabby Blogging Lady

    Please tell me what magical powers you have over your husband where he would allow you to blog about him in such a way!! LOL! I’d LOVE to dump some of this potion in Mr. Crabby’s prune juice…

    Crabby Blogging Lady’s last blog post..Whysies

  22. 22 Lola

    You’re so fortunate Dave is such a good sport.

    I heart “Leave It To Beaver”. My kids do too. It’s not because I didn’t have that kind of family because I did. My Dad didn’t work in an office, he worked in a factory but my Mom was a stay at home Mom. She just never wore pearls. But we were a family of 4 who stayed together. Now obviously being 2 lesbians and having a boy and a girl our household doesn’t look like the Cleaver’s. I sure as hell don’t wear pearls, but my son does have an Eddie Haskell friend who is on my last nerve.

    Lola’s last blog post..My Eighth Conversation 10 Months – 10 Lives Challenge

  23. 23 Lin

    Isn’t that what husbands are for– blogging material?? I think the kids are sort of off limits because they’re just growing up and you can’t really rip into them or else “it’s mean”. Sigh. And I figure Joe drives me nuts–it’s my only get-even. And yes, Dave is a sport, but secretly, I think he deserves it too.

    As for shows–I loved the Brady Bunch and the Partridge Family. Who didn’t love David Cassidy and wish their family was in a band?? Gilligan? Yeah, no. We watched it, but that was because there was nothing else on after school. Poor you having that DVD in the house.

    Lin’s last blog post..Rivets and Bolts

  24. 24 Unfinished Rambler

    I’d like to say that I don’t understand, but unfortunately I do. Usually, though, I’m on the end of being the provider of blog fodder. I could tell you how I watched Quincy the other night on Netflix, but I’m not going to do it. I’ll save it for The Wife. ;)

    Unfinished Rambler’s last blog post..Sunday Shout-Out #21: Ann’s Rants, HBDC Virtual Road Trip continues & new in my reader

  25. 25 Stephanie Barr

    I had no control over what we watched as kids (or very little). If I had to pick some from childhood that stood the test of time for me, it would be:

    Remington Steele (which I loved as a teenager and I now have the whole series), Hogan’s Heroes (because it’s still hilarious), MASH (because it’s hilarious and excellent) and Star Trek the Original Series.

    Time was not so good for Starblazers, The Bionic Woman and Wonder Woman.

    I *heart* Dave because you do (and it shows). I also shameless use my husband’s name as well as my childrens’. He has his own blog, but he hasn’t written anything.

    Besides, I know WAY more embarassing stuff about my ex-husband who was dumb as a post.

    Stephanie Barr’s last blog post..For Aron: Speed Droppers

  26. 26 MomZombie

    Argh! “Gilligan’s Island” always irritated me, even as a child. I could never suspend my disbelief. I’d ruin it for others with my questions: Why would a millionaire rent a boat, bring a crate of money? Why would a movie star dress that way for a boat tour? On it went. However, everything that happened on the old “Batman” series was totally plausible to me and I’d totally rent the TV series to watch on DVD.

    MomZombie’s last blog post..Blogger meet-up in the D

  27. 27 JD

    Anne: Aw, thank you! Unfortunately, the BlogHer post is Dave-free. Maybe it’s better that way.

    Jeff: HAHAHAHA! Oh, my gawd. That’s funny. That definitely does mean something, but what, I don’t know. I remember that commercial too, tho I don’t remember the premise of the episode. Something tells me you do.

    Margaret (Nanny Goats): Thank you! And, ha! Yeah, I loved that Ginger-Mary-Ann one because Ginger had to wear MA’s “dowdy” clothes for a change. That other vignette? That’s a little scary that you remember that. But funny.

    Crabby Blogging Lady: Har! I’m still surprised that Dave lets me pretty much have free rein here in blogland. If it were a potion, you can be sure I’d share it so everyone could embarrass their husbands!

    Lola: Your family—even with the Eddie Haskell friend—sounds awesome. Both of your families. My parents both worked, which is why I watched so much TV (coming home after school, my brother and I could goof off all we wanted at least until 5:30). Leave it to Beaver actually had some very funny moments.

    Lin: I suspect it will be joined by its fellow seasons fairly soon. I also loved The Brady Bunch and The Partridge Family. GOD I so wanted to be in a family that was a band. I remember the trauma of finding out that only David and Shirley did their own singing. What? That 5-year-old girl isn’t taking the alto harmony?

    Unfinished Rambler: You’re not embarrassed about Quincy, tho, are you? You’re going to have to come up with something better than that to maintain your blog fodder status. How about Green Acres?

    Stephanie Barr: Are we going to get to read about your dumb-as-a-post ex-husband some time? That’s nice that you heart Dave. He loves all you guys. Your childhood shows were all a little after my time. But of course I watched MASH and Hogan’s Heroes.

    MomZombie: HA! Yeah, Batman is WAY more believable than a bunch of castaways. Seriously, there were so many questions about that show. Why would a movie star even GO on a boat tour? Oh, don’t get me started.

  28. 28 flit

    I remember sitting down to watch an episode of Quincy and being totally disappointed – it definitely didn’t stand the test of time!

    MASH has though … that’s about the only show I still watch when I come across it.

    And of course we all luvs Dave … he let you show us his snail, after all

    flit’s last blog post..Happy to be Home!

  29. 29 Kathy

    OK, I’m back after a second reading of this most excellent post. Regarding the episode Dave watched, I have three questions:

    1. Glue?
    2. Supply hut?
    3. Feathers?

    Was this an island or the Home Depot? I hate to say it at the risk of offending Dave, but I hated Gilligan and his bumbling stupidity. I found it infuriating. Like MomZombie, I couldn’t suspend my disbelief and I always wanted to throw a shoe at that moron.

    Of course, Dave would probably wonder about my sanity if he knew how many Brady Bunch episodes I’ve rewatched and LOVED! Let’s call it even.

    Kathy’s last blog post..NSFRWE: Not Safe for Reading While Eating

  30. 30 shakespeare

    I totallly “heart” Dave, if only because I pick on my own hubby Richard all the time (I am SOOO glad he doesn’t read my blog very often). I agree with my sis about several shows, especially Hogan’s Heroes. The only time I ever felt signs of depression for more than a day, Hogan’s Heroes pulled me out of them.

    Oh, and if my sister isn’t willing to tell dumb ex-husband jokes, I can tell several of them. I knew him quite well. His stupidest move was e-mailing me when my sister decided to divorce him, assuming I’d side with him (then he wrote me a threatening e-mail in all caps when he found out I’d CC’d the e-mail to my sister).

    I so much more “heart” her husband Lee. And he wears a kilt, too! Can’t wait to see it in person! I might even buy one for Richard.

    shakespeare’s last blog post..Knowing When It’s Finished

  31. 31 Condo Blues

    Worse than that. One summer I got hooked on some stupid Gilligan’s Island reality show. They had two teams of people that really were a movie star, college professor, etc. that competed for a prize. It was sooooooooo bad but I couldn’t stop watching it.

    count yourself lucky you just saw a few minutes of the real thing.

    Condo Blues’s last blog post..8 Tips for Great Staycation Fun

  32. 32 Stephanie Barr

    Oh, Shakespeare, I read your comment to Lee. He loved it.

    JD, I’ll right something embarassing for Thieving Thursday.

    Stephanie Barr’s last blog post..For Shakespeare: Why the Beef with Vegetarians?

  33. 33 The Mother

    We don’t say “Bless You” with a sneeze, either, since we know where it comes from.

    During the Black Plague, people who sneezed were liable to be the next victims. Thus, the invocation to God to protect them.

    Hardly relevant to today’s world.

    The Mother’s last blog post..Placebos, Drugs, and ADHD

  34. 34 dcr

    This is why the first question that must be asked of a single woman is: Do you have a blog?

    If yes, move along, move along…

    dcr’s last blog post..Change Won’t Come Out of Washington

  35. 35 Chloe Alice Wilson


    Your poor husband. I think mine would kill me if I started blogging about him!

    I can hardly remember that far back to what I watched as a kid other than Grange Hill.

    I too had to click on the snail link after C.B Jones’ comment – poor chap, he must be a good sport!

    Cheers, Chloe

    Chloe Alice Wilson’s last blog post..An Expat Buying Toys In Europe

  36. 36 JD

    flit: I agree about MASH, tho I never watched Quincy. I can imagine today, with all the CSI shows and stuff, that Quincy might fall a little flat. Dave and his snail are bursting with pride!

    Kathy: Hee! Welcome back. Hey, Dave likes The Brady Bunch too, so I don’t know what to tell you. As for all the extraneous stuff they seemed to have (why would castaways need to build a supply hut?) . . . um, it was all on the boat? For craft projects? It was a three-hour tour, after all.

    shakespeare: I *heart* Lee and his kilt as well. He doesn’t sound like the type who would be so dumb to expect you to side with him OR send you an all-caps e-mail. Ahhh, Hogan’s Heroes. What CAN’T you do?

    Condo Blues: I remember that show. Wasn’t Rachel Hunter (model) on it? It does sound pretty bad, but there will be no judging here.

    Stephanie Barr: Great! Looking forward to it. Oh! That’s today!

    The Mother: Well, you never know. I just got done reading a book called The Rising Plague. We may not have to worry about the black plague, but there’s some nasty stuff out there. A blessing or two can never hurt!

    dcr: HA! I was hoping we’d hear a guy’s perspective. But what about women whose husbands blog? Surely those husbands know better than to share embarrassing stories.

    Chloe Alice Wilson: Welcome! I’m actually surprised at what a good sport Dave has been about this whole blog thing. It really didn’t take much convincing for him to OK the snail picture. What lies in the future?!

  37. 37 Florida Girl In Sydney

    You have me cracking up! I do the same thing to my husband all the time… Like the time he said how superior lefties are.

    I don’t think I have any shows which stand the test of time for me– maybe I Dream of Jeannie, it was the first to come to mind, but I wouldn’t sit around and actually watch it today.
    Oh, oh wait, I might watch The Fact of Life — ya know, with Tootie..
    well probably not really…

    Florida Girl In Sydney’s last blog post..Ants in my Pants and Slugs in my Uggs

  38. 38 Ungirdled Passion

    I found you after you visited my blog, and I am so glad I did! You are hilarious, and I am adding you go my blog roll. Personally, I have recently re-discovered The Beverly Hillbillies. Being part redneck (not sure of the exact percentage – that’s all part of being a redneck) it is both funny and endearing as it reminds me of my kinfolk. Now that I’m a parent, Leave It To Beaver has a new appeal to me, although I think Ward was often too much a hard a$$. And by looking at his chemistry with June, I think there was plenty going on in the boudoir. Maybe it was working with that Fred Rutherford (aka as Mel on the Dick Van Dyke show).

    Ungirdled Passion’s last blog post..Family Vacation: A Chance For Parents To Be Dissed In Exotic, New Locales!

  39. 39 babs - beetle

    When I was a child we all sat around a *wireless (radio) and listened to programmes like ‘Journey into Space’ :O) It wasn’t as bad as it might seem. We had to use our imaginations, just as you do when reading. Mostly we were out playing in the danger free streets!

    *I wonder why it was called a wireless when they ran on electricity.

    babs – beetle’s last blog post..No smoking!?!?

  40. 40 Elle

    Babs — it was called a wireless, because the signal it got didn’t go through wires– it appeared magically through the air. . Sorry, broadcasting 101 and I still haven’t gotten over it.
    Oh, Gilligan. Gilligan, Gilligan, Gilligan. My favorite was the Hamlet send-up they did, with music from Carmen… Toreador Song with Lyrics: “Neither a borrower nor a lender be, do not forget, stay out of debt… ” A nice forecursor to those lovely Free Credit Report dot com ads with the guys in pirate hats and tights…

    Elle’s last blog post..Haunted By The Folder, Or Birth Mother Blues

  41. 41 Elle

    forecursor? prerunner? preamble? Something that came before but paved the way like a giant steamroller thing? Oh you know what I mean.

    Elle’s last blog post..Haunted By The Folder, Or Birth Mother Blues

  42. 42 JD

    Florida Girl In Sydney: OK, I think you’ve admitted enough here to make your OWN embarrassing blog post! Dave loves I Dream of Jeannie, but that was never one of my faves. Tho I did like Evil Jeannie. Wasn’t there an Evil Jeannie or am I thinking of Bewitched?

    Ungirdled Passion: YAY! I’m so glad you did, too! Wow, you are a treasure trove of TV trivia. I’d forgotten about Fred Rutherford/Mel Cooley. HA! Whenever I think of The Beverly Hillbillies, I think of the word “vittles,” which I only recently found out was spelled “victuals.” Isn’t that weird?

    babs – beetle: Your childhood sounds a lot more wholesome than those of today. Even when I was a kid, tho we watched way too much TV, we still played outside alone till all hours. I wonder if you can listen to Journey into Space today?

    Elle: Thank you for that clarification! I was wondering too. HA! Aaaand Elle bursts into song. That’s awesome. There was some silly but also some pretty clever writing on that show. I’m sure that Free Credit Report (cute) guy stole his bit entirely from the Hamlet episode. Oops, “forecursor,” yeah, that sounds like someone who came after, but I still knew what you meant. precurser, I think. . .

  43. 43 Natural

    you have to love a man who wants to be alert to watch gilligan’s island.

    actually you’re very good to let dave know that you even have a blog and you talk about him on it. stumble upon just isn’t a social networking site.

    Natural’s last blog post..Why Wait, Buy Now!

  44. 44 Jay

    Your Dave and my OH should form a ‘Blogger’s Husbands Anonymous’ group! I’m always using my husband for blog-fodder, and sometimes just the threat will bring that hunted look to his face, bless him!

    He’s very good natured and tolerant though, and if he says to me ‘No, you may not post that on your blog’ I do respect it.

  45. 45 schmutzie
  46. 46 Lola

    I never cared for Gilligan’s Island. So juvenile! Lol!

    Yeah, what is with the supply hut? Did they have Mary Ann plucking the feathers from birds and putting them in that storage hut? And why? What would they need feathers for? Was the Professor planning on building some flying machine to get them out of there?

    See I couldn’t watch that show without picking at all the ridiculous things they did, the stuff that didn’t make sense.

    Hope you have a happy and safe 4th of July.

    Please stop by Lin’s Duck and Wheel With String to vote for me in her First Official Dork-Off Contest. Vote for my photo, because my kindergarten photo is THE dorkiest.




    Lola’s last blog post..TGIF VGNO! – And…Go Vote For Me!

  47. 47 Wendy

    We’ve had a few go-arounds at my place about “blog fodder”. My husband is routinely abused. I’m horrified that he might start his own blog. :)

    Wendy’s last blog post..What Boys Smell Like

  48. 48 Liggy

    LOL! Funny you should mention googling people’s names like that. I have often tried that out just to see what I come up with. I get quite surprised by what I find!

  49. 49 JD

    Natural: Yeah, I guffawed a bit at that “alert” statement, and yet it is soooo Dave. I can’t imagine him not reading (and loving to DEATH) my blog. Sometimes I read over his shoulder while he’s reading. He loves that.

    Jay: I love the idea of a Blogger’s Husbands Anonymous group! They can all get together and share their stores of how they were humiliated online. So far there’s only been one thing Dave won’t let me blog about, but I’m working on it.

    schmutzie: Thank you! I’m on my way over . . .

    Lola: The feathers, like everything else, must’ve washed ashore. And I do believe there’s some kind of flying machine episode. I’ll ask Dave. I’m sure he knows. I’m on my way over to Lin’s to vote, vote, vote. Happy 4th to you and your family!

    Liggy: On the 2d page of Google’s search returns, I did find a reference to “JD’s husband” and yes, it was THIS JD. So that was nice. Welcome, and thanks for stopping by!

    Wendy: Oh, my god. I don’t think Dave would ever start a blog. Please god no. He is thinking of starting a site with some friends called “AssBook” (a takeoff on FaceBook).


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