Tag: Television

Brain Drain #24

Brain Drain #24

      Welcome to “Brain Drain,” where I pull the plug to drain the cranium of absurdity. It has been some time since the last dump, so I must be mellowing in my AARP years! Here are a few items of note that have floated to the top in recent days.   Like a …

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MS A TV Show

MS A TV Show

    Time for some fun with multiple sclerosis! Let’s take a TV show…and add a pinch of MS. This bit was inspired by Margaret, a long-time My Odd Sock reader & fellow MSer.  She even contributed a few programs of her own! Ready to play? Join us as we “MS A TV Show”…..   …

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Stop Me Before I Watch Again

Stop Me Before I Watch Again

  There were the textbook signals.   Loss of muscle control.  Erratic thought pattern.  Slurred speech. Stroke? I wondered to myself. Thankfully no. It was the realization I had just wasted several hours of precious life watching tv’s TLC.       Yes, TLC, The Learning Channel. The circus side-show act that went from only …

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The Fall Guy

The Fall Guy

    My Christmas holiday was like an old episode of TV’s “The Fall Guy.” Well, sort of. It had nothing to do with Lee Majors, star of the action-adventure series from the 1980’s.  Nor did it have anything to do with being a Hollywood stuntman turned bounty hunter (the plot of the show). I …

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Rest In Peace

Rest In Peace

Welcome. We are gathered here today NOT for amusement, but in sorrow. Not in joy.  And laughter.  But in anguish.  And loss. You see, we have come together to pay our respects to a beloved member of the My Odd Sock household, who departed this life twenty-three years young. May we bow our heads as …

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A Nielsen Family

A Nielsen Family

      There comes a time in life when you have power. When your decisions influence a nation. When late-night snack runs mean MORE than just adding to your waistline.         It happened to me just a few weeks ago as I became…..a member of the Nielsen family!     Yes, …

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MS TV

MS TV

    There are TV networks devoted to all sports (ESPN), news (CNN), weather (The Weather Channel), kid’s (Nickelodeon), races (BET & Telemundo), even political affiliations…right-wing (Fox) and left-wing (Comedy Central)!   But finally, for those of us with multiple sclerosis, there is a now a tv network that caters to our specific entertainment.  Yes, …

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What Is That?

What Is That?

  Upon entering our home, the little boy sheepishly asked his mother, “Why do they have their TV in a box?  And why is it sitting on the floor?” They were honest questions, spoken with the innocence of an eight-year-old. The mother, cautious not to frighten her child, told him “Sweetie, it’s not in a …

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Making it official.