I happened to chance upon a web site for Kenneth Johnson, the man behind "The Incredible Hulk" television show of my youth (starring Bill Bixby and Lou Ferrigno) as well as the cheesy buy fun sci-fi mini-series "V." He apparently found a list somewhere of all the things that triggered David Bruce Banner turning into the Hulk -- click here to see it -- and it's very, very entertaining. Hulk Out!
Thursday, January 31, 2008
When I was a youngster, one of my favorite TV shows was "Mannix" with Mike Connors. One of the mysteries of TV today is that you can't find this show anywhere -- it was a huge hit for CBS in the 60s and early 70s, and used to be in reruns all the time. Apparently I was not alone in my love of this show, as the following article I found online will show...It's called "Mannix Was the Man: A Great TV Detective, Gone? Criminal," by Neely Tucker, and appeared in The Washington Post on November 18, 2007...Here's another link, to one of the web sites mentioned in the article.
I came across this item from "The Plain Dealer," as reported Wednesday, January 30, 2008. As some of you may remember, yours truly trekked to Cleveland in June 1988 for the 50th Anniversary "Neverending Battle" celebration in honor of the Man of Tomorrow. While it was a fun event, it never resulted in much of a continuing celebration. Amazing how time flies... "Civic boosters hope to celebrate the "Summer of Superman" this year as part of the never-ending battle for truth, justice and the Cleveland way...Nearly 20 community leaders met Thursday to talk about honoring the Man of Steel 70 years after the famous comic strip's first publication. The comic's creators, Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, grew up in Glenville and started the strip in Siegel's bedroom there...Rather than stage one Superman event, participants Thursday's gathering said they favor honoring Superman at several local events, including the yearly Ingenuity festival. They hope the celebration will become an annual event and grow, especially for the 75th anniversary. And they hope someday for a permanent Superman museum...The group also hopes to highlight a traveling Superman show booked for the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage from September through January. This year, Glenville Development Corp. plans to place a plaque and paint the exterior walls of Siegel's home, now occupied by another family. It also plans to use this year's proceeds from its annual fund-raiser to raise a Superman statue on East 105th Street...Dennis Roche, head of Positively Cleveland, the region's convention and visitors bureau, said he thought his board might contribute $10,000 toward artworks if other Superman events shape up...Positively Cleveland staged the meeting in response to a recent opinion piece in The Plain Dealer by Michael Sangiacomo, the newspaper's comics columnist, lamenting Superman's neglect here...Activist Michael Levin said Thursday, "It's ridiculous for Cleveland not to celebrate what truly is a very significant piece of American history."