All posts by Rob Darnell

MLB Playoffs

The Dodgers and Braves are out, so I’m not very interested in the NLCS. Game 5 for the Astros and Rays ALDS starts at 7. If the Astros lose, I might not watch the ALCS or the World Series this year. I just don’t care much for the Rays, Yankees, Cardinals and Nationals.

Safe TV

Does anyone remember when TV cartoon characters would break character, look directly into the camera and say, “Kids, we’re trained professionals. Don’t try this at home.”?

I wonder how creators felt about that. It seemed like an unnecessary interruption in an otherwise entertaining show. On one hand, I guess it could have made kids feel they had a more personal connection to the cartoon character. On the other hand, I think it could have put off some kids and confused them about the story or the character, especially if the character was a villain.

I think it was a government issued requirement of the time.

Productive Day

This was a very productive day. I might’ve kept going, but the Astro-Ray game started and Verlander is pitching. This is Game 4. If the Astros win today, they win the division. If they lose, there’ll be Game 5.

The Braves and Cardinals are 2-2, so are the Dodgers and Nationals. They’ll all settle in their Game 5s.

Oh, and the Yankees already swept out the Twins.