I forgot about the Gong Show. That's true it was so stupid it was funny. As kids were just anxious to see the people get booed off!
I just mentioned in another thread I just haven't watched much TV anymore. Besides some news and sports. Sometimes will watch comedy re-runs with my wife. She likes her soaps (records them) and her "I Love Lucy" shows.
If I can't make it to the gym I have gotten into reading books. It's refreshing for me because it gives you more an insight to history. I'm bothered by what the schools are teaching the kids about history. It seems very one sided making it appear we are a terrible country. So I share what I know that isn't being taught (Like the other side of the story!!!) Sorry just venting...
Is there a book review thread on this site? (Military history?) It's fun to never stop learning!
Here are some fantastic reads for History. Some military aspects but still fun books. I remember the titles of most but not the author's name.
Roll Jordan Roll
Battle Cry of Freedom---James McPherson
Rise and Fall of the Third Reich (very long but very good)--William Shirer
The Guns of August (about WWI)--Barbara Tuchman
The Civil War-A narrative---Shelby Foote
Ghost Soldiers-Hampton Sides
Gulag Archipelago--Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
April 1865-Jay Winik
Last Stand: Custer, Sitting Bull and the Battle at Little Big Horn
We Were Soldiers Once... and Young: Ia Drang - The Battle That Changed the War in Vietnam---Harold Moore (This is the book for the movie We Were Soldiers)
Lincoln- David Herbert Donald
THe War to End all Wars---
Armageddon: The Battle for Germany, 1944-1945---Max Hastings
Hitler's Willing Executioners: Ordinary Germans and the Holocaust-Daniel Jonah Goldhagen
I hope this gives you a somewhat idea of some good reads. I can tell you I have read them all. They are good! Not all are military history but in some form will be about historical items!
BTW if you love the Civil War you HAVE to read Battle Cry of Freedom!
Do or do not---there is no try