Smell Ya Later 2020

Well: that’s all she wrote for 2020.

What a strange year…still early to tell if it was a good year or a terrible year. It was something…odd.

The usual weddings and funerals were sandwiched between lockdowns and sports going on hiatus. The commute to work was replaced by a daily constitutional. (Does that phrase mean pooping?)

We ran outta things to talk about because we didn’t do much: nobody travelled (well all that much…) or went to the movies (I did manage to see Tenet: so confusing…) or have celebrity encounters (what is gonna happen to fame in 2021?!).

Lotta times this year was like being at a party where you don’t know anybody and all the talk is small.

Still as almighty American Elvis says: TCB in 2021.

Taking Care of Business…may your schemes and dreams take flight; get others into the limelight and duck should you find yourself in a gun fight.

On To The Next One!

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The Sonic Detective & The Case of The Great White Buffalo

We all have those sonic Great White Buffalos: unknown songs…sound fragments, misheard lyrics that we collect over decades of consuming pop culture. Like that utility drawer in every kitchen: cartoon bursting with…who knows what. Mostly likely dead batteries.

I finally resolved one of those Great White Buffalos today. So glad I got up and out of bed; well that was worth it.

This is Edith Piaf…it’s the classic French/Paris song that plays in every American movie to cue the audience the main characters will now be eating baguettes and watching lovely lithe Parisian girls on bicycles drift by…like wheeled gazelles.

The lyrics for Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien are in French. There was no way I was gonna sing this to google.

Well: I feel like a detective in an 80s TV show…case closed! Until next week…

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p.s. All due respect to Hot Tub Time Machine for the use of Great While Buffalo.

#SetTheVCR: December 27-January 2, 2020

Sammy Younan

Girth Radio Presents…

Christmas is over…we’re heading into a bold year with great expectations if not for ourselves than for TV. “Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies.” ? Andy Dufresne, Shawshank Redemption

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Merry Christmas (2020)

So here we are: Merry Christmas. To paraphrase James Gordon: “Because this is the Christmas we got, but not the one we want right now.” Though as you can see the sign by the tree: “Unwrap Infinite Possibilities.” That’s about all you can do each and every day, right? The Choice Is Yours.

Hopefully you get to spend time time and be sarcastic with the ones you love. Because distance doesn’t affect sarcasm.

And if Santa was good to you…well: that’s disappointing.

The coolest people are often on the naughty list. I’m literally hanging out with the wrong people. Sigh.

Guess that’s what New Year’s Resolutions are for…make more friends with the naughty list crew.

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#SetTheVCR: June 2020 Recap & Review

Sammy Younan

Girth Radio Presents…

In a year that was unlike any TV year we’ve had: By the time we got to June it was clear there was nothing jejune about this month on TV.

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#SetTheVCR: 2021 Preview

Sammy Younan

Girth Radio Presents…

So rather than subject you to typical TV recommendations for this rather slow week (seriously: on Christmas Eve TBS is running The Christmas Story on a 24 hour loop.) let’s look ahead to 2021 and see what we can expect (we hope!). This is just 5 simple selections…there’s so much more coming in 2021; this is the start of the conversation.

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#SetTheVCR: May 2020 Recap & Review

Sammy Younan

Girth Radio Presents…

In a year that was unlike any TV year we’ve had: May I continue with a 2020 TV Recap?

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#SetTheVCR: April 2020 Recap & Review

Sammy Younan

Girth Radio Presents…

In a year that was unlike any TV year we’ve had: For a month that started with April Fools’ this month was not fooling around and delivered much TV goodness.

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#SetTheVCR: March 2020 Recap & Review

Sammy Younan

Girth Radio Presents…

In a year that was unlike any TV year we’ve had: March was a struggle…for a month known for Spring there was no spring in the TV schedule.

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#SetTheVCR: Febuary 2020 Recap & Review

Sammy Younan

Girth Radio Presents…

In a year that was unlike any TV year we’ve had: In a month noted for Valentine’s Day…there was lots of TV to love.

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