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Thursday, March 05, 2009
Today at THTI never thought I'd be one of those people, but yesterday as I was driving home from work it occurred to me that I simply can't listen to any more bad financial news on the radio. It's just too much and it is starting to depress me greatly. So I clicked off NPR and listened to "Freebird." It was a good choice. As I was taking in that triple guitar attack, I wondered if that's how Nats fans feel about the sports broadcast . . .
Just to clarify, even in a good economy and with nothing but wonderful news in the world, "Freebird" is still the superior choice. Always.
Posted by Craig Calcaterra at 5:48am
Lisa Bonet, post Cosby, of course.
Posted 03/05 at 07:11 AM
At the time, I was clearly a Justine Bateman fan ... unfortunately, my dating life was more of the Carla Tortelli variety.
Posted 03/05 at 07:31 AM
I am NOT piling on. I’ve had that joke written for MONTHS. Wait. Nevermind.
Posted 03/05 at 07:32 AM
Brandon Isleib said...
Syndication exists for a reason - to give 23 year-old upstarts/whippersnappers/spring chickens a chance to catch up on pop culture. I saw many episodes of Family Ties on daytime programming as a kid, and I can say with pride that I like the show.
That doesn’t stop the theme song from being one of the most enduring and altogether unsatisfyingg earworms of all time. But what other chance was I going to get to reference Family Ties in a baseball article? Success is just maximizing your opportunities, Craig…‘s all it is.
Success is also a word that Stephanie Tanner tried to spell “rhododendron” in a spelling bee. But that’s the wrong show.
Posted 03/05 at 07:40 AM
Posted 03/05 at 07:48 AM
Don’t get me wrong, Markie Post is great, but there was just something about Shelly Long.
Posted 03/05 at 08:33 AM
Markie Post, without question.
Posted 03/05 at 09:41 AM
Markie Post, and it’s not even close.
Posted 03/05 at 09:56 AM
Markie Post is the correct answer to your question. Meredith Baxter-Birney would win in a MILF contest; Lisa Bonet if you wanted something freaky; Shelley Long = Olive Oyl (‘nuff said); Susan Dey was off somehow and I can’t put my finger on it.
Posted 03/05 at 11:46 AM
APBA Guy said...
OMG, Lisa Bonet, all the way.
Evidently not enough of you have seen “Angel Heart”.
Posted 03/05 at 11:48 AM
Mark me down for Markie.
Posted 03/05 at 12:08 PM
Doh! Angel Heart, not Wild Orchids.
Posted 03/05 at 12:16 PM
Dave Studeman said...
If you’re my age, you went through two Susan Dey periods. Think Markie Post could have a comeback like Dey did? Based on that 30 Rock episode, I don’t think so.
Dey gets my vote.
Posted 03/05 at 12:17 PM
Craig Calcaterra said...
That’s hardly fair, though Dave: The first Dey era was when she was really, young, and Post’s first era corresponded with the age Dey was in her second.
Of course, I’m willing to take argument on the subject of whether Buck Rogers/Fall Guy Post was a distinct era from Night Court/Heart’s Afire Post.
In other news, this page is going to probably rank pretty high on the list for people Googling “Markie Post.” I would like to apologize in advance for would-be Post-ooglers who are angry that there are no pictures here.
Posted 03/05 at 12:22 PM
Mark Armour said...
I would say Bonet in a rout. Also, a few years ago I watched several episodes of Family Ties—during my “up to feed the baby years”—and enjoyed it. Yes, that’s right—I liked the show more than 10 years later.
Posted 03/05 at 12:38 PM
Andy L said...
I am also too young to have watched these shows when they were new, but Justine Bateman is still GORGEOUS, as she appeared late in the third season of Arrested Development.
Posted 03/05 at 12:48 PM
Eric Solomon said...
Phylicia. Ayers. Allen. Rashad.
That is all.
Posted 03/05 at 02:09 PM
Wow. Where’s the love for Meredith Baxter-Birney? Justine Bateman is great, for sure, but so was Meredith. I’m just saying…
Posted 03/05 at 03:56 PM
Dave Studeman said...
Yes, I had a major thing for Meredith Baxter-Birney back in the day. I remember she was on some sitcom with David Birney, (looked it up: Bridget Loves Bernie), which is where she picked up the second name.
Is Courtney Thorne-Smith today’s Meredith Baxter-Birney?
Posted 03/05 at 04:23 PM