Music – 1980 – Austin City Limits – Marty Robbins – El Paso

DOG COMMENTARY: Marty Robbins was an American singer, songwriter, actor, multi-instrumentalist and racing driver. One of the most popular and successful country and western singers of all time for most of his near four-decade career….while often topping the country music charts…..with several of his songs having crossover success as pop hits.   After his discharge from the military in 1947, he…

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News – 1984 – KVUE Ch 24 News – With Pat Comer + Weather With Troy Kimmell

DOG COMMENTARY: This 1984 KVUE Channel 24 News Brief with Pat Comer at the news desk and legendary Austin weatherman Troy Kimmel….who is still bringing the news some 24 years later in 2018….as this News Brief took place during ABC’s coverage of the 1984 Olympics….so, this particular video has a “double barrel shotgun” effect of emotions….cuz Bone…

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Comedy – 1985 – HBO Special – Not Necessarily The News – Part 3

DOG ASIDE:  Not Necessarily the News is an American satirical sketch comedy series that first aired on HBO in September 1982 as a comedy special….and then ran as a series from 1983 to 1990…as it was Conan O’Brien and Greg Daniels’s first professional television writing gig. The show was considered an inspiration and a predecessor to future news satirical programs like The Daily Show, The…

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Movie – 1957 – Walt Disney Animation – The Prince + The Pauper – Starring Mickey Mouse

DOG COMMENTARY: The Prince and the Pauper is an animated feature film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and directed by George Scribner….as it features the voice of Wayne Allwine as Mickey Mouse….with a storyline that is inspired by the Mark Twain story of the same name….as this film was Disney’s final use of the traditional ink-and-paint and camera process that was used in all their animated productions before…

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Comedy – 1979 – HBO Special – Blockheads – The Art Of Ventriloquism – Host Mariette Hartley

DOG ASIDE:  Ventriloquism, or ventriloquy, is an act of stagecraft in which a person, a ventriloquist, changes his or her voice so that it appears that the voice is coming from elsewhere….typically a puppet or “dummy”…..as in the act of ventriloquism is the ability to do so is commonly called the ability to “throw” one’s voice…. while making the dummy appear to be…

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Music – 1958 – Special – Alvin + The Chipmunks – The Chipmunk Song Christmas Dont Be Late

DOG COMMENTARY: “The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don’t Be Late)“ is a novelty Christmas song written by David Seville in 1958…..as Seville sang and recorded the song….varying the tape speeds to produce “high-pitched  chipmunk voices….but the recording credits the vocals to The Chipmunks….who were a fictitious singing group of chipmunks named Alvin, Simon, and Theodore. The song won three Grammy Awards in 1958 for Best…

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Movie – 1970 – M A S H – Starring Donald Sutherland + Elliot Gould + Sally Kellerman + Robt Duvall

DOG COMMENTARY: MASH….which is stylized as M*A*S*H on the poster art….is a 1970 American satirical black comedy war film directed by Robert Altman and written by Ring Lardner, Jr…..which was based on Richard Hooker’s novel MASH: A Novel About Three Army Doctors….as the picture is the only theatrically released feature film in the M*A*S*H franchise….which became one of the biggest films of the early 1970’s for 20th Century Fox…..as the film depicts a…

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News – 1984 – ABCs Peter Jennings World News Brief – Taxes + Prison Break

DOG ASIDE: ABC News anchor Peter Jennings was at the news desk for quite some time…as a Canadian-American journalist who served as the sole anchor of ABC World News Tonight for 22 years from 1983 until his death from lung cancer in 2005….for despite dropping out of high school, he transformed himself into one of American television’s most prominent journalists….whereas, Jennings started…

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Music – 1920 To 1980 – Austin City Limits – Johnny Gimble + The Texas Swing Pioneers

DOG ASIDE:  If I ever want to just feel good….have my feet start tapping…..my “bomba” start swayin’ and swingin’….and before I know it….I’m dancing….I just put this video on and start listening to Johnny Gimble and The Texas Swing Pioneers”….cuz every time I listen to these fellas…..I end up feeling good.  We at ImaSportsphile consider Johnny Gimble to…

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