The Axed, The New, and the Broken

Prompt: Write for (another) ten minutes without stopping.


For the seventh time, I get to write about anything in ten minutes.

I just found out that “The Millers” has been cancelled. Too bad – it was starting to turn into a good show. But I heard that its numbers were down after four weeks on Monday night and was dragging down CBS’ new hit “Scorpion” which I had low expectations for that have been quite exceeded.

I’m curious as to how “Empire” on FOX in January is going to fair. January always sounds like a great month for new shows to premiere and maybe capture a brand new audience but in reality, it is quite hard sometimes to get attached to a new show and if the ratings are not good after a few episodes (imitates cutting of throat).

So this year is nearly over. I’m finally getting back into uploading videos to my YouTube channel that is still, after two years and some change, a work in progress. I’m thinking about restarting my news show that centers on trending topics in music, sports, videos, and news.

5 more minutes

Our furnace has to be replaced; the old one is early 20 years old. Some techies came over and looked at it. They said they would replace it free of charge unlike some previous technicians who said it would cost over 800 dollars to fix it. The control board melted from the heat getting so high in the furnace. Something about Freon having to be drained as well as it being illegal to replace a furnace with an old, used one that would be cheaper than getting a new installation. We have a downward air furnace, the techs said, which is a bad thing since those aren’t used in many homes, aren’t manufactured. We live in a mobile home and have the short end of the stick when it comes to innovation and remodeling. Can’t do much because we basically live in a limited box on cement slabs.

I hope to get a job in 2015. The 30th anniversary of the first film in the Back to the Future trilogy is set for November and the 10th anniversary of YouTube’s founding is also set for that month – I can expect a huge celebration online, with some of the biggest stars coming together to create a video commemorating the grand occasion.


DP #73: “Ready, Set, Done”

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Please Stop, CBS

A restaurant that removed your favorite item from the menu, a bad cover of a great song… Write a post about something that should’ve been left untouched, but wasn’t. Why was the original better?


This is a minor twist of the prompt; I am writing about what should be left alone and will ultimately be ruined if it is not. Stop me if this ends up sounding like an iMDb review.

I might not have been around when it originally aired on television, but The Odd Couple starring Joel Klugman as the laid-back Oscar Madison and Tony Randall as neat-freak Felix Unger is a true classic. I only recently watched the show on a classic TV station called MeTV that is free and it was brilliant – nothing could replace it…but wait…I have just heard that a remake of the series is in store for next year…and it stars Matthew Perry…oh, the horror! Anything having Matthew Perry as the lead actor is bound to fail, just look at his recent history in TV world trying to be #1: Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip – flopped; Mr. Sunshine – didn’t see the sunshine for very long, only lasting one season; Go On – had some potential but ultimately couldn’t survive the notorious TV chopping block (hence, the picture). On Friends, he worked well as a secondary character, bouncing off of other characters such as Rachel (Jennifer Aniston) and Joey (Matt LeBlanc). I’m sorry, but I don’t know what CBS is thinking (the original channel of The Odd Couple). Perry is just not a funny enough comedian to take a comedy and make it great. He’s too stiff or doesn’t have enough enthusiasm to really make me like him.

Just leave this timeless classic alone. Don’t ruin something that would surely make Neil Simon roll in his grave right now. I’m pretty sure he is already covering his ears for the negative feedback this rehash is going to receive. Doing a remake of the The Odd Couple is like trying to recreate Michaelango’s cathedral masterpiece. The first one will always be the best – any attempted replica just isn’t the same, doesn’t have the same meaning. Let Felix and Oscar rest in peace.

So CBS, in the words of the Beatles:

But as always, I may be totally wrong with my opinion, like I probably will be with my top ten reasons why Disney will botch Star Wars.


NoShaNo: November 8: After one week

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Daily  Prompt 11/8/14