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DW Rhodes
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Send A Veteran Into Space!
Okay, don't actually send a veteran into space, unless he or she wants to go, but you can help get them a great job in the aerospace industry so that they can help send others into space. Then we can begin a continuing mission of exploring strange new world...

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The Time I Sort Of Won An Oscar, But Not Really
The  LIFE IN HOLLYWOOD  Series The "Awards Walk" entrance to The Dolby Theatre at Hollywood/Highland. Photo by Adam Fagen. The Oscars are coming up this Sunday, which always reminds me of the time I won an Oscar, but it was really a flashlight, and I didn’t...

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Is It Time For Hugh To Hit The Road?
I've been using this guy as an avatar on social media since 2007: But yesterday, I got a private message from a complete stranger: Hugh Beaumont is best known as Ward Cleaver on Leave It To Beaver , but sometime in the late fifties he posed for a coffee ad,...

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The Super Duper Wang
NOTE: This is a repost from about three years ago. My birthday is really in June, and I had long hair with a kind of scruffy beard and mustache at the time of this writing. Saturday was my birthday, so Dorian took me to Super Duper Burgers in The Castro. Th...

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GONLOOLIO!
I stopped in my local Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf for a drink this morning. My local Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf happens to be in a supermarket, so I sit and watch the checkers check, while the baggers bag and the customers cuss. I was sipping on my mocha ice blended...

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Bless Yer Beautiful Hide
Saturday is VALENTINE'S DAY , so I have a really romantic song to dedicate to my valentine of 25 years, DORIAN . This song and video are from the 1954 MGM film Seven Brides For Seven Brothers , starring Howard Keel as hunky woodsman Adam Pontipee. The setti...

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The Galloping Goose Rides Again!
Does anyone here remember CB radio ? I am reluctantly raising my own hand as I stand here at the podium. Anyone? A typical CB Radio, with a lollipop mic much like "The Great White Father" used in the 1970s. Photo from Wikipedia. For the uninitiated, meaning...

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Rufus Meets Bob Newhart
The  LIFE IN HOLLYWOOD  Series Bob Newhart Yesterday was a Bob Newhart kind of day around here, which was actually a little more exciting than it sounds. This is because Bob complimented my dog one day a few years ago, and I was reminded of it yesterday whe...

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A Chat With Chu
Our goddaughter Katherine with Frank Chu. While headed to The Coffee Bean on Market Street one day, Dorian and I happened upon San Francisco's "Most Pathological Citizen" (SF Weekly, 2007), Frank Chu . We were stopped at the corner of Market and Powell whil...

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The  LIFE IN HOLLYWOOD  Series I used to work with a guy named Rod, a typical actor-wannabe who was working a regular job while going around doing auditions on his days off. He had a son, Peyton, and a daughter named Janelle, who were seven and thirteen at ...
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