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Topic 12 of 113: marvelous Marv Albert, or maybe not so marvelous

Thu, Sep 25, 1997 (20:09) | Paul Terry Walhus (terry)
"Marvelous" Marv Albert had anything but a marvelous time in court today.
He pled guilty to misdeameanor charges in a sexual assault case. NBC
promptly fired him. Many thought he could have got an acquital. What do you
think?
42 responses total.

 Topic 12 of 113 [tv]: marvelous Marv Albert, or maybe not so marvelous
 Response 1 of 42: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Thu, Sep 25, 1997 (20:23) * 14 lines 
 
So no more "YESSSSS!"

No more jokes about Mike Fratello, Czar of the Tellustrator.

What about appearances on Letterman, Albert has been a frequent guest there and
they (him and Letterman) are pretty good friends.

Can you imagine the jokes about this we're going to hear about the force blow job and
the parading around with panties, and Marv's toupee? This should last a good year or
more. Quite a celebrity scandal.

And then there's the threesome aspect to all this.




 Topic 12 of 113 [tv]: marvelous Marv Albert, or maybe not so marvelous
 Response 2 of 42: Stacey Vura (stacey) * Fri, Sep 26, 1997 (09:22) * 1 lines 
 
xactly the reason I have shunned the tv from my home.


 Topic 12 of 113 [tv]: marvelous Marv Albert, or maybe not so marvelous
 Response 3 of 42: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Sat, Sep 27, 1997 (15:38) * 2 lines 
 
You haven't missed much.



 Topic 12 of 113 [tv]: marvelous Marv Albert, or maybe not so marvelous
 Response 4 of 42: Lorie Scafaro  (LorieS) * Thu, Oct  2, 1997 (12:45) * 2 lines 
 
Now, now. If you read in the Austen or Bronte conferences, you'd think you've missed quite a lot. The excellent shows may be few and far between, but they are out there and not every good movie is shown in a commercial theater. I'm a fan of A&E, of the classic movie cable stations (and the original show "Remember WENN", and I love some current shows like "Highlander" and "Law and Order." I am living proof you can own a TV and have missed most of the OJ trial, or anything else you don't want to see. A
ter all, you control the power and the channel changer!


 Topic 12 of 113 [tv]: marvelous Marv Albert, or maybe not so marvelous
 Response 5 of 42: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Thu, Oct  2, 1997 (23:13) * 2 lines 
 
Good point, Lorie, there are some bright spots.



 Topic 12 of 113 [tv]: marvelous Marv Albert, or maybe not so marvelous
 Response 6 of 42: Stacey Vura (stacey) * Fri, Oct  3, 1997 (09:42) * 3 lines 
 
Agreed Lorie. But you may just have more self control than I!
If I had a tv... I'd watch CNN (just for 30 minutes!), Shark Week on Discovery (?), and USA "Up All Night" -- is that still on? The big 'B' movie fest with Gilbert Godfrey (Mr. Annoying)?
I love the silly/stupid/old horror flicks!


 Topic 12 of 113 [tv]: marvelous Marv Albert, or maybe not so marvelous
 Response 7 of 42: Lorie Scafaro  (LorieS) * Fri, Oct  3, 1997 (17:07) * 5 lines 
 
Actually, there's another channel that does a silly movie fest on weekend nights called "Dinner & A Movie" that is fun, too. So I'm not always watching classics or uplifting the human spirit, either.

The odd thing is, when we go on vacation we deliberately go where there's no TV, no phone, etc. And we love it, it is a very special time for us. But I know so many lonely older people depend on their TVs to keep them in touch, to make them feel like a part of life, to give them "friends" as their real friends age and die/move away.

So I have to defend the TV, even though I know it can be a monster.


 Topic 12 of 113 [tv]: marvelous Marv Albert, or maybe not so marvelous
 Response 8 of 42: Stacey Vura (stacey) * Mon, Oct  6, 1997 (12:13) * 9 lines 
 
Sad that older people are so often lonely. I wonder if relying on an
electronic device for a friend doesn't actually shorten your life span.
I know many older people who enjoy getting out and living life as opposed to watching it. But I am also aware that many people cannot get out and tv is there
only tether to the outside world.
a sad situation.
Interesting that you go on vacation to get away from tv. I know that B and I
find it exciting to be in a hotel room with a tv. Saturday morning cartoons
sure have changed but now there's a whole station with just old cartoons on it!
Crazy stuff!


 Topic 12 of 113 [tv]: marvelous Marv Albert, or maybe not so marvelous
 Response 9 of 42: Paul Terry Walhus  (terry) * Mon, Oct  6, 1997 (14:43) * 1 lines 
 
It felt refreshing to get out this weekend and away from all CRTs and tubes and get into the world of crystals, healers, massage therapists, and spiritual goings on. Such warm, good vibes.


 Topic 12 of 113 [tv]: marvelous Marv Albert, or maybe not so marvelous
 Response 10 of 42: Stacey Vura (stacey) * Mon, Oct  6, 1997 (17:58) * 1 lines 
 
welcome to Boulder.


 Topic 12 of 113 [tv]: marvelous Marv Albert, or maybe not so marvelous
 Response 11 of 42: Paul Terry Walhus  (terry) * Mon, Oct  6, 1997 (20:01) * 2 lines 
 
Really, I was there years ago on the Caravan trip across the country, our
spiritual community traveling in schoo buses. We had a great time picking rosehips up near Ward. Heard of it?


 Topic 12 of 113 [tv]: marvelous Marv Albert, or maybe not so marvelous
 Response 12 of 42: Stacey Vura (stacey) * Tue, Oct  7, 1997 (09:15) * 1 lines 
 
been to Ward, didn't pick up any rosehips.


 Topic 12 of 113 [tv]: marvelous Marv Albert, or maybe not so marvelous
 Response 13 of 42: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Wed, Oct  8, 1997 (00:08) * 2 lines 
 
We were up there in the snow. It felt great to be at that altitude, what's your favorite mountain spot
in Colorado?


 Topic 12 of 113 [tv]: marvelous Marv Albert, or maybe not so marvelous
 Response 14 of 42: Stacey Vura (stacey) * Wed, Oct  8, 1997 (10:07) * 4 lines 
 
Top of Gray's peak, top of Mt. Democrat, top of Mt. Lincoln. Bottom of any
mtn. on my way to climbing up. Rocky Mountain Nat. Park, Glenwood Springs,
cycling on the Continental Divide, next to the train tracks that run through
the mountains... driving due west at sunset...


 Topic 12 of 113 [tv]: marvelous Marv Albert, or maybe not so marvelous
 Response 15 of 42: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Wed, Oct  8, 1997 (20:29) * 1 lines 
 
What's the highest elevation you've reached?


 Topic 12 of 113 [tv]: marvelous Marv Albert, or maybe not so marvelous
 Response 16 of 42: Stacey Vura (stacey) * Thu, Oct  9, 1997 (10:51) * 3 lines 
 
30,000 feet (in a plane) *giggle*
14,286 was Democrat but I'm not sure if Gray's was higher or not.
Oh, nevermind. Pikes Peak is higher and I've been there.


 Topic 12 of 113 [tv]: marvelous Marv Albert, or maybe not so marvelous
 Response 17 of 42: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Thu, Oct  9, 1997 (18:53) * 2 lines 
 
Since we're talking Marv Albert here, what was the most spectacular view you've seen
from ahigh?


 Topic 12 of 113 [tv]: marvelous Marv Albert, or maybe not so marvelous
 Response 18 of 42: Stacey Vura (stacey) * Fri, Oct 10, 1997 (10:46) * 6 lines 
 
what kind of high?
just joking.
There are so many spectacular views that I believe the ones I keep close to my
heart are the ones where I can still conjure the smells and emotions of the
moment. Waking up in a humid tent, opening the fly, stepping out into a brand
new morning overlooking the forest 1000s of feet below.


 Topic 12 of 113 [tv]: marvelous Marv Albert, or maybe not so marvelous
 Response 19 of 42: George Frimpter (legaffe) * Sun, Oct 12, 1997 (11:29) * 3 lines 
 
Where are you going next?

I heard Marvellous turned down a job offer.


 Topic 12 of 113 [tv]: marvelous Marv Albert, or maybe not so marvelous
 Response 20 of 42: Stacey Vura (stacey) * Mon, Oct 13, 1997 (12:52) * 1 lines 
 
Kinda off the subject but... speaking of long shaggy do's.... I heard John Denver died. I just saw him last Monday at the Broncos game.


 Topic 12 of 113 [tv]: marvelous Marv Albert, or maybe not so marvelous
 Response 21 of 42: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Mon, Oct 13, 1997 (18:49) * 2 lines 
 
I just heard that too, he died in a light aircraft accident, he was a friend
of the environment and a decent guy from everything I've heard.


 Topic 12 of 113 [tv]: marvelous Marv Albert, or maybe not so marvelous
 Response 22 of 42: Stacey Vura (stacey) * Tue, Oct 14, 1997 (11:37) * 1 lines 
 
Sad. An icon from my childhood to be sure...


 Topic 12 of 113 [tv]: marvelous Marv Albert, or maybe not so marvelous
 Response 23 of 42: George Frimpter (legaffe) * Sat, Oct 18, 1997 (12:12) * 1 lines 
 
And someone from your place.


 Topic 12 of 113 [tv]: marvelous Marv Albert, or maybe not so marvelous
 Response 24 of 42: Stacey Vura (stacey) * Mon, Oct 20, 1997 (10:01) * 1 lines 
 
Colorado doesn't feel completely like home yet... Its getting there though!


 Topic 12 of 113 [tv]: marvelous Marv Albert, or maybe not so marvelous
 Response 25 of 42: George Frimpter (legaffe) * Sat, Nov  8, 1997 (18:04) * 1 lines 
 
How was your weekend in Colorado, Stacey?


 Topic 12 of 113 [tv]: marvelous Marv Albert, or maybe not so marvelous
 Response 26 of 42: Stacey Vura (stacey) * Mon, Nov 10, 1997 (12:38) * 1 lines 
 
More snow, baby! Not like the "Blizzard of '97" but enough to play in! Lazy weekend, including lotsa cooking, writing and even a nap!


 Topic 12 of 113 [tv]: marvelous Marv Albert, or maybe not so marvelous
 Response 27 of 42: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Mon, Nov 10, 1997 (13:27) * 2 lines 
 
Alright, catchin' those zzzs.



 Topic 12 of 113 [tv]: marvelous Marv Albert, or maybe not so marvelous
 Response 28 of 42: Stacey Vura (stacey) * Mon, Nov 10, 1997 (15:07) * 2 lines 
 
Naps feel so sinful. I like 'em.
Especially when you can nap with a good buddy!


 Topic 12 of 113 [tv]: marvelous Marv Albert, or maybe not so marvelous
 Response 29 of 42: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Mon, Nov 10, 1997 (21:11) * 2 lines 
 
Let me guess. Marv Albert?



 Topic 12 of 113 [tv]: marvelous Marv Albert, or maybe not so marvelous
 Response 30 of 42: Stacey Vura (stacey) * Wed, Nov 12, 1997 (12:29) * 1 lines 
 
Not my nap buddy type!


 Topic 12 of 113 [tv]: marvelous Marv Albert, or maybe not so marvelous
 Response 31 of 42: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Wed, Nov 12, 1997 (12:37) * 2 lines 
 
Just trying to stick to the topic. LIke we always do (not).



 Topic 12 of 113 [tv]: marvelous Marv Albert, or maybe not so marvelous
 Response 32 of 42: Stacey Vura (stacey) * Wed, Nov 12, 1997 (12:48) * 1 lines 
 
How 'bout that do?


 Topic 12 of 113 [tv]: marvelous Marv Albert, or maybe not so marvelous
 Response 33 of 42: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Wed, Nov 12, 1997 (13:22) * 2 lines 
 
Are you feeling marvelous?



 Topic 12 of 113 [tv]: marvelous Marv Albert, or maybe not so marvelous
 Response 34 of 42: Stacey Vura (stacey) * Thu, Nov 13, 1997 (12:54) * 2 lines 
 
I was over at Brandon's parents last night (the tv freaks -- 11 tvs, 3 VCRs) and we watched part of Marv on Letterman after seeing Voyager's Year in Hell -- they'd taped both parts for me.
Fun to be a sloth with popcorn, tea a blanket and the boob tube.


 Topic 12 of 113 [tv]: marvelous Marv Albert, or maybe not so marvelous
 Response 35 of 42: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Thu, Nov 13, 1997 (14:54) * 2 lines 
 
So do you think more highly of Marv now, or less?



 Topic 12 of 113 [tv]: marvelous Marv Albert, or maybe not so marvelous
 Response 36 of 42: Stacey Vura (stacey) * Fri, Nov 14, 1997 (10:12) * 1 lines 
 
Eh... I really don't give a damn one way or the other.


 Topic 12 of 113 [tv]: marvelous Marv Albert, or maybe not so marvelous
 Response 37 of 42: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Fri, Nov 14, 1997 (11:31) * 2 lines 
 
One of those "frankly I don't give a damn" scenarios like
in Gone with the Wind, or Gone with the Marv.


 Topic 12 of 113 [tv]: marvelous Marv Albert, or maybe not so marvelous
 Response 38 of 42: Stacey Vura (stacey) * Fri, Nov 14, 1997 (12:08) * 1 lines 
 
That was the visual I had going.


 Topic 12 of 113 [tv]: marvelous Marv Albert, or maybe not so marvelous
 Response 39 of 42: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Fri, Nov 14, 1997 (13:12) * 2 lines 
 
Are you marvelous today?



 Topic 12 of 113 [tv]: marvelous Marv Albert, or maybe not so marvelous
 Response 40 of 42: Stacey Vura (stacey) * Mon, Nov 17, 1997 (10:11) * 1 lines 
 
Simply.


 Topic 12 of 113 [tv]: marvelous Marv Albert, or maybe not so marvelous
 Response 41 of 42: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Mon, Nov 17, 1997 (10:56) * 2 lines 
 
Rather myself.



 Topic 12 of 113 [tv]: marvelous Marv Albert, or maybe not so marvelous
 Response 42 of 42: Stacey Vura (stacey) * Mon, Nov 17, 1997 (11:12) * 2 lines 
 
*smile*
good.

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