I’m here to set the record straight when it comes to nerds and geeks. That’s because in Monday’s issue of The Forum, I wrote about how it’s now hip to be square, and used the words “nerd” and “geek” to mean essentially the same thing – someone who loves things like Star Trek and has dark-rimmed glasses.
These days, the fortunes of new shows on network television seem to be sinking faster than the Titanic. That’s been pretty evident over at USA Today, where the newspaper has been running its annual “Save Our Shows” feature, which lists TV shows reportedly on the brink of being canceled. Readers are then asked to vote for the show they want to save.
A particular group of people will be in town this weekend, and it’s one that I’m afraid has gotten something of an unfair reputation of late.
Where these people once used to be almost universally adored for the job they did, they’re now feared by many and portrayed unfavorably in movies and television.
It seems that Alex Trebek’s nearly 29-year run as host of America’s favorite quiz show is in jeopardy. Rumors have been swirling on the Internet for the past few weeks that the 72-year-old host of “Jeopardy!” may step down from the show when his current contract ends in 2016.
FARGO – March Madness kicked off this week, as if you needed any reminding.
Lately, it’s all everyone’s been talking about – who’s going to win, how much American worker productivity is going to suffer because of it, what exactly is that mascot for St. Louis University (a “Billiken”), and on and on.
FARGO - If you thought it seemed like movies were longer than usual in 2012, you’re probably right. Indeed, there are four movies nominated for the best picture Academy Award that have a runtime of two and a half hours or longer: “Zero Dark Thirty,” “Les Misérables,” “Django Unchained” and “Lincoln.”
FARGO - Call it the curious case of the retouched photo. An eagle-eyed Forum employee recently noticed something strange about a background photo used during weather segments of KVLY-TV/KXJB-TV Valley News Live.
FARGO – Just so there’s no confusion here: I’m no singer. Never have been and never will be. I’ve never taken lessons, but I doubt that that would help me improve. Like Russell Crowe in “Les Misérables,” my lines are best delivered spoken, not sung.
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