Jul 27 2016

All the M*A*S*H for 60 Bucks

Amazon Deal that ends tonight, so move fast if you want it — get all the M*A*S*H for 60 bucks.

Technically the price is $59.99. But there might be tax which would make it more. So let’s say 60 bucks, for which you receive 34 DVDs. Not bad, right?

Just to make things interesting, here’s a personal M*A*S*H story. Because we used to watch whatever was on TV, I watched a fair amount of M*A*S*H, even when I was too young to fully appreciate it. This was extremely true when I saw an episode in which Klinger has some sort of nightmare. That’s all I remember — other than the fact that I was scared out of my mind. I’m fairly certain it gave me nightmares, and TV generally doesn’t do that.

Obviously M*A*S*H is one of the all-time great television shows, true classic tv, and the movie it’s based on is worth seeing as well. So go ahead and buy this uber-collection. But do it today because Amazon says it goes bye-bye tomorrow.

Source: Amazon.com: M*A*S*H: The Complete Series + Movie


Jul 15 2009

Stuff I Loved That My Kids Don’t Care About – Godzilla

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Man, did I love me some Godzilla. All the Japanese monster movies. I used to watch them on Channel 9, WOR, in New York.

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My kids? Eh. They don’t seem to care about the big scaly lizard. Or Mothra. Or Rodan. None of ’em.

To be fair, my kids have a lot more choices than I did. They can call up anything that we have on Tivo whenever they like. There’s also DVDs, video on demand, YouTube. They need my help for those, but they know it exists, and they know how to ask for it. Me, I had to turn on the television and hope there was something on that I wanted to watch.

What’s funny, now that I think about it, is how much I enjoyed what I found. We didn’t have cable. I grew up in the Bronx, which didn’t get cable TV until the 1980’s. Maybe the 1990’s, I’m not sure. We didn’t even have a color television until I was into double digits. (Yes, I’m not young, and mom was not made of money.) Sure, I watched some crap. Heckle and Jeckle comes to mind. There’s a reason you don’t see those two magpies much anymore. The show kinda sucked. But it was on, and sometimes that’s all that was on. I seem to recall that in the morning before school, this was the only animated show on the air. This was when I was very young, maybe 5 or 6 years old, in Kindergarten.

But I also got to see some cool shit. Like Godzilla. And Mothra. And Rodan.

I’ll keep posting shows I used to watch, the good and the bad, right here. Got any shows that you remember? Leave us a comment, or email daddy AT daddytips dot com.