Love and scandal are the best sweeteners of tea. —Henry Fielding

11 May 2004


This is for everyone, but will be especially enjoyed by Justin, the most cruel of my friends.  You must add Defamer to your friends list.  I just got this news item from them and laughed my ass off.  Defamer is a gossip rag for industry types that basically just makes fun of celebrities. I think it's a lot of fun.

Dick Van Dyke Returns: Thanks to CBS, Your Grandparents Can Now Die In Peace

CBS: Not For The Faint Of HeartThe retirement community halls haven't seen this much electricity since Double Tapioca Night. The Op-Ed pages of Quietly Waiting to Die Daily are abuzz with anticipation. CBS airs The Dick Van Dyke Show Revisited tonight, catering as usual to the entertainment-underserved Greatest Generation. The return of Dick Van Dyke and Mary Tyler Moore should easily carry the coveted 59- to-ashes-in-an-urn demographic, crushing such token, counterprogrammed sops to the body-piercing set such as ABC's According to Jim and PBS' Alan Alda in Scientific American Frontiers. Thanks, CBS! Our grandparents will have an hour where they're not nattering on about World War II.