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5 years 32 weeks ago, 7:57 PM

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Bonanza reruns

I was on a 12 hour flight back here from Germany last summer--one of those knock down drag out terrible jet lag trips: Frankfurt to Seattle--and they had a bunch of Bonanza flicks on the tube. There was one where Little Joe and Hoss are thought to have robbed a bank (It was, of course, the bank manager who was the real thief) and the one where Ben's uncle is heading a band of outlaws. Fun stuff. the characters were so innocently drawn--none of this 'psycho-angst drama' stuff we have today. It was fun. Of course, SOME of us are not old enough to have seen these when they were originally on.

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5 years 32 weeks ago, 8:02 PM

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LOL Schuyler

You might have been too old for this material when it was first run... LOL
I think Pernell Roberts is only one living.

5 years 32 weeks ago, 8:07 PM

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I retired early and I deserved it. They were on when I was a kid. Pernell Roberts was my least favorite. He quit the show to become a 'real actor' then dissed TV as an inferior medium. Of course, if it hadn't been for Bonanza he would have been a gas station attendant on Hollywood Boulevard for the rest of his life. Creep.

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5 years 32 weeks ago, 8:10 PM

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but TV is in color now, and the aluminum foil on the "rabbit ears" won't work because TV's ultimately going to a digital signal

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5 years 32 weeks ago, 8:13 PM

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I now use the aluminum foil for a hat to keep the aliens from controlling my mind and abducting me. Besides, TV has always been in color. Black's a color, isn't it?

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5 years 32 weeks ago, 8:18 PM

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Technically,

black is the absence of color, and white is the presence of all color in the visible spectrum... Damn! Maybe I did learn something in 8 years at the community college, after all.

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5 years 32 weeks ago, 8:35 PM

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Schuyler

When I was a kid, we didn't have electricity yet, wasn't invented, so we would have had to watch TV in the dark.

5 years 32 weeks ago, 8:40 PM

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did'nt you have to shoo away the Doe Doe birds from sitting on the antenna?

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5 years 32 weeks ago, 8:50 AM

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ebear, yes we did

My crazy cousin Wayne, had that job....

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