Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Micky and Davy on British Television

I am in a Monkees mood since yesterday so here is Davy and Micky on a British show. Promoting their play "The Point."

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Marley and Me (spoiler)

If you haven't seen the movie "Marley and Me" then don't read this post. I saw it yesterday and it is a wonderful film. During Christmas vacation I have seen this and the new Jim Carrey movie "Yes Man." While I liked them both "Marley and Me" is the best but I left it feeling sad as compared to how good I felt after "Yes Man." You see at the end of "Yes Man" Jim Carrey learned a lesson in life and everything was better. At the end of "Marley and Me".....stop now read no further if you plam to see the movie no matter what I say. Just remember this I don't recommed that you take children to see it even though it is a family film.


Ok so I assume that the only ones left in the room reading this are those who have already seen it or will see it anyway. At the end of "Marley and Me"....Marley dies. Yes the real star of the movie and the best character in the film is killed off. Now at some point you can see it coming. After all it is about the life of the family dog and dogs don't live as long as humans. I was fighting back the tears myself but what really got to me was a young girl who was crying her head off. I mean she was really bawling and you could hear her all over the theater. The theater was full of people and she didn't care that everyone could hear her. I felt so sad for her. I wished I could take her in my arms and tell her everything was going to be ok. I had to leave early as, well I'm a guy and I didn't want to take a chance I would start to cry. I watched the ending of the movie as I left and the credits were rolling by the time I got to the door.


On the way out I heard some teenage girls making fun of the girl who cried during the movie. One said she knew it was sad but the girl ruined the moment when she started crying. I thought how cold and hard hearted they sounded. The crying girl to me seemed to have a rare and beautiful heart. Something touched her and she didn't mind if anyone knew how she felt. I wondered to myself if I and my friends were like that when I was a teenager. I hope not.


If I had known that the movie was that sad I wouldn't have gone but then I would have missed out on a great movie.

Monkee Day



It has been awhile sine we have celebrated Monkee Day here at On My Mind. Well today is the day as it is the Birthday of both Mike Nesmith and Davy Jones. Happy birthday to you both. Also, I have been told that the Smithsonian Channel is planning to air a documentary on their group in January.
Since today is the anniversary of the birth of both gentlemen below is a clip from their show featuring them together.

Trials of O'Brien Paperback

To my knowledge this is the only paperback made based on the short lived TV show the Trials of O'Brien which, as you can see, starred a young Peter Falk. I like how they call the show a great new CBS-TV Network Series. These days the book would be released before the show was on the air and the blurb would say it was the great new hit show. At least back then the hype tried to be more honest.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

McHale's Navy: The Day They Captured Santa 12/27/62

Still in the Christmas spirit? If so here is the Christmas episode of McHale's Navy from December 27,1962.

Friday, December 26, 2008

Rest in Peace Eartha Kitt


I just saw that one of television's Catwoman and singer of the popular Christmas tune "Santa Baby", Eartha Kitt, has died of colon cancer at the age of 81. My Dad died of the same cancer. While cancer of any type is scary to have there are some that over time have become more curable and less scary then others. I hope one day to hear that colon cancer is one of the more curable ones. I just wish they could have done that before my Dad found out that he had it.

50,000 visits

I just noticed that this site,as of yesterday, has hit 50,000 visits. Thanks to all of you who visit and read it each day and to those who link to what you like to read on my site.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Video of the Week:Norelco Santa Ad

I can't believe that I have gone nearly the entire Christmas season and seen alot of Christmas ads. However, this is one that I use to see every year but not this year. Thanks to YouTube I can remedy that for readers of On My Mind. Here is the video of the week a 1970's version of the Norelco ad with Santa riding on an electric razor.

Monday, December 22, 2008

The Night the Reindeer Died

I can't get through Christmas without showing this funny spoof on action films from the movie Scrooged.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Davy Jones Christmas CD


I just learned from Monkees Home Page
that Davy Jones has released another Christmas CD. Davy must love Christmas. He released his first Christmas CD twice and it contains the best version of Silent Night I have ever heard. Now comes his newest one of which you see the cover above. He did a special study to find out what Christmas means to everyone and found that most of what they think about are kids, Reindeer and
parties- and Religion. He had to commission a special study to find that out? You can read about it if you click here.

Dr. Who Meet Dr.Who

I just saw this video "Time Shift" They have a clever why of having the current Dr. Who meet the 5th Dr. Who. The ending I believe is how the creators of the current series must have felt about the 5th Dr. It ends with them doing the intro to one of the Dr.'s Christmas episodes.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Saturday Morning Cartoons: The Flintstones Christmas Episode

It's Saturday morning and time for the Saturday morning cartoons. Today in keeping with the season today I am showing one of the best animated Christmas episodes ever. It is from the first Flintstones series and Fred tries to earn extra Christmas money at a department store but winds up...well just watch it and find out what happens. Believe it or not this episode is a musical. I love it when Fred sings why Merry Christmas is his favorite time of year.


Friday, December 19, 2008

Father Knows Best: The Christmas Story 12/19/54


This Christmas episode of Father Knows Best aired on TV on December 19,1954.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Silver Spoons: The Best Christmas Ever 12/18/82

This Christmas episode of Silver Spoons aired on December 18,1982.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Dink the Elf on Published.com


Dinky the Elf is a delightful Christmas story for children of all ages. Dinky turns a bad situation into something good. You can learn how he finds a way to help Santa Claus and all the children of the world. It is a Morning Sun publication and is now advertised on Published.com. Order your copy today to have in time for Christmas and start a Christmas tradition with your children. You can order it at Morning Sun Publishing. Make room for this elf on your shelf this Christmas.

Alf's Christmas Special

Alf's Christmas Special aired on December 14, 1987.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Wow!


Again I have to say WOW! I know I have posted contest in the past few months on my sites but this time I entered one on Comic Coverage. It was called White Christmas and you had to name the most of 18 characters whose name had the word "white" in it. I knew 14 thinking I may lose. I mean there had to be someone who knew all of them but Mark said I submitted the winning entry. My prize is a DVD of The Christmas Story. Thanks Mark and as Brenda Song would say on the Suite Life, "Yeah me!"

Lou Grant: Christmas 12/13/77

On December 13, 1977 this Christmas episode of "Lou Grant" aired on television.

Satrday Morning Cartoons: Secret Squirrel

It's Saturday morning and time for the Saturday morning cartoons! Today is an exciting episode of Secret Squirrel from 1966.

Friday, December 12, 2008

My Pop Shop

I just opened a little store on line that I call My Pop Shop. You can get t-shirts, mugs etc. there. At present there are only two designs. If you are a Monkees fan you might like this design.

If you like to play golf then you may like the this design.


So take a look around the store to see if there is anything you want. I plan to add more in the future.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Video of the Week: The Monkees Christmas Show

The video of the week is the Monkees Christmas episode. I plan to show a Christmas episode every once in a while till Christmas Day. This episode contains a real Christmas miracle in the story line. A Dr. who makes house calls!


Wednesday, December 10, 2008

McHale's Navy: The Big Impersonation

I saw this episode of McHale's Navy and I had to post it for one reason. I don't remember the show ever being shot in color.

Monday, December 08, 2008

Rest In Peace Beverly Garland


I just heard that actress Beverly Garland died December 5th after a long illness. She made her film debut in the movie D.O.A. in the 1950's. She made many B grade movies but to many she is better known for her television work. From 1969 to 1972 she played Barbara Harper Douglas on the hit sit-com "My Three Sons" when her character married Steve Douglas played by Fred MacMurray. This was the first time I had ever seen her work and the one she is best known to me and others of my generation. In the 1980's she co-starred as Kate Jackson's Mother on "Scarecrow and Mrs. King." In the 1990's she had a recurring role on "Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman" as Ellen Lane. From 1997 to 2004 she had the role of Ginger on "7th Heaven."
She also owned and operated the Beverly Garland Holiday Inn with her husband Filmore Crank. Her husband passed away in 1999 and Beverly ran the Inn till her death. Her daughter Carrington Garland played Kelly Capwell on the soap opera Santa Barbara.
Television won't be the same without a chance to have a visit with Beverly Garland. She will be missed.

Saturday, December 06, 2008

Saturday Morning Cartoons: Space Ghost in Zorak

It's Saturday morning and time for the Saturday morning cartoons! Today's cartoon is the second episode of the 1966 cartoon series Space Ghost

Friday, December 05, 2008

Tim and Tom the Book


Here is a great Christmas gift for the WKRP in Cincinnati fan that you know, Tim and Tom. It tells the true Story of Tim Reis and his partner Tom Dreesen and their start in show business comedy as the first black and white comedy team when the USA was going social upheaval between the races.

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Brian Wilson's That Lucky Old Sun

Brian Wilson's latest project has been released. It is available in various forms that are already out but the DVD is to come out January 27th.





Monday, December 01, 2008

WKRP Blog


Ok call me crazy but I have been wanting to do a blog site about WKRP for awhile now. It really isn't ready for the public but when I heard a local station in Cincinnati changed their call letters to WKRP I had to put it up right away. Here is where you can go to WKRP in Cincinnati: Living On The Air. You can read about the TV station there and find a link to their site.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

The Beach Boys "Karen"

Friday I showed you a video of the Beach Boys and Annette singing the title song to the movie "The Monkey's Uncle." Today we have a video of them singing the title to a short lived 60's sit-com called "Karen."

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Satrday Morning Cartoons: The Mighty Herdules and Medusa's Sceptre

It's Saturday morning and time for the Saturday morning cartoons. Today's cartoon is The Mighty Herdules.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Brave and the Bold Third Episode

Was there a third episode of Brave and the Bold shown tonight? You see I have been taping them so I can see them at a later date and to share them with a Batman fan who doesn't have cable. However, in the post holiday rush I forgot to set up the VCR and tape it. I have been looking on the internet and Cartoon Networks site to see what time they would re-run it on Saturday morning as I was told they did the first 2 that way. I haven't been able to find that out. If anyone has the answer please let me know. Thanks in advance.

The Beach Boys and Annette

I love Disney movies and I nearly forgot that the Beach Boys were in a Disney movie. Here they sing the theme to "The Monkey's Uncle" with Annette singing lead.

My Conversation With Jughead Jones

Last night I was home after getting home from the family Thanksgiving gatherings. Suddenly the doorbell rang. I took a peak out the window to see who it was and to my surprise it was Jughead Jones. As I opened the door to ask him in Jug greeted me like I was an old friend and not just someone who only had a couple of phone conversations with him.

On My Mind: Well Jug this is a surprise! It's good to see you.

Jughead Jones: Same here!

OMM: Have a seat and relax.

As he sits he sees the Archie Christmas CD on the end table.

JJ: I see you already bought our reunion CD.

OMM: Yeah! I love it.

JJ: I'm glad. It's really the reason I'm here. I was passing though on my way to a personal appearance to promote the CD and wanted to say I was sorry I didn't tell you about it.

OMM: That's ok! I didn't even think about that.

JJ: Life has been pretty busy for me lately and it completely slipped my mind to call.

OMM: Really Jug you don't have to worry about that. But how did it come about? Last time we spoke was a year ago and it wasn't going to happen. So this reunion CD was a big surprise to me.

JJ: Well not only did Reggie have bad luck with the Banana Splits but Josie and the Pussycats didn't happen either.

OMM: Why not?

JJ: That's a good question. Let's just say that Alex Cabot...

OMM: That's the Pussycats manager right?

JJ: Yeah! Anyway he and Reggie couldn't come to an agreement. So Reggie came to Riverdale to meet with us. It must have been meant to be because Veronica also came for a visit and didn't know Reggie was going to be here.

OMM: So that's just how it came to be? But why a Christmas album?

JJ: Well it was part out of necessity and part because we all love Christmas. But for some reason Archie didn't want to sing on all of the songs.

OMM: But he is the voice of the Archies!!

JJ: I know! We all thought how can we do a reunion album without Archie singing. He said we all had excellent voices and we need to showcase that more.

Before he continued I thought I should be a better host and ask Jug if he wanted anything to eat or drink.

JJ: No thanks. I am still full from my Thanksgiving meal. Contrary to popular belief even my stomach can get full. Now where was I?

OMM: You were saying how you all got to sing on the CD.

JJ: Not really all of us but Betty and Veronica. I told Arch I over heard Betty and Veronica say how they were looking forward to Christmas. Then they started harmonizing to Christmas Caroles and they sounded amazing. I think it was Reggie who said if we started now we could get a Christmas CD out before Thanksgiving. That started the ball rolling.

OMM: But Reggie didn't produce the CD. How did it help him out from being sued for not delivering before?

JJ: The record company gave Reggie a lot of extensions and were about to follow through on the lawsuit when we signed the contract. They were still angry that it took so long to get us and said they wouldn't sue but Reggie couldn't produce the album.

OMM: After all that work Reggie must have been mad.

JJ: He was but he worked it out that he could sort of executive produce it but had to come up with the person who would actually produce it. He contacted the groups old friend Ron Dante and he got the CD out in time for the holiday season.

With that Jug had to go. Maybe sometime I can get to interview Ron Dante himself. I don't know what I would ask but it would be fun to do.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

I just wanted to wish everyone a happy and safe Thanksgiving.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Let's Rap With Cap Contest Soon To End

Our Contest is soon to come to an end and so far there are no entries. I think the prize is quite worth the effort but maybe that is just me. If you still want to win the autographed book you still have time to enter. You chances of winning are quite good. You can see the original post on the contest below for details.

If you are a reader of my blog, Let's Rap With Cap, then you may already know about this contest. If not then I want to tell you about it now. Unless I have already scheduled something on my blogs I will be taking most of November off. I will post something if I feel you need to know it but this contest is ending on Nov. 30th. the book above is the prize as it is signed by writer and artist Mark Waid and Ron Garney.
Here are the specifics. The size is that it must be 759 pixels wide and 230 pixels high. It must look Christmas like and have baby Jesus in it somewhere. You can also include Santa, Frosty the Snowman or others if you wish. You can e-mail your entries to me at originalcaptainatom@ gmail.com Pass this info on to anyone you think would be interested in entering.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Brave and the Bold's Second Episode

The second episode of the Brave and the Bold continues to entertain with its fun look at Batman. This episode started with Batman and Plas in pursuit of the Gentleman Ghost. I was at first a little upset when Plastic Man was distracted by all of the money that Gentleman Ghost lost. Batman was having some difficulty in arresting GG. Suddenly out of no where he gets help from Fire. Batman puts special handcuffs on GG just as Plas arrives. Batman makes Plastic Man give back all of the money.
On the way back home in the Batplane Plas argues with Batman on how he treated him. Batman says he deserves it as he went to the wall for O'Brian with the parole board and the League. It seems in this version Batman is partly responsible for O'Brian becoming Plastic Man. He was with Kite Man and his gang and in the middle of a robbery when Batman stopped them. As O'Brian was getting away on his own with the money Batman knocked him into the vat. Out of guilt Batman got him to turn states evidence and later told the parole board that he would be responsible for his rehabilitation. So it was a little easier for me to over look Plastic Man's bout with his greed as it was still early in his crime fighting career. However, I prefer his original origin that is Batman free. You know the one where he is shot and the chemicals from a vat spill into the wound. The gang leaves him behind and later a monk is who points him in the direction of rehabilitation.
Suddenly on the way back they find Gorilla Grodd and his men taking an ocean liner. They fail at stopping him when Grodd uses a mind control device to hypnotize Batman. Bats is heading straight in a missile till Plas wakes him up. The missile still destroies the plane but Plastic Man has grabbed Batman. Plas takes on the shape of a glider and as Batman holds on they hang glide to Dinosaur Island where Grodd is hiding out.
Now here is one of my favorite scenes. They come across some electric eye beams and wonder how they will get through that maze. Plastic Man says "They didn't call me the Eel for nothing. Follow me." Plastic Man snakes his way through the maze and Batman follows his trail. Thanks to Plas they made it through with ease. Still at the end Plastic Man accidentally hits a button and alerts Grodd to their presence.
After a battle Batman is captured and now it is up to Plastic Man to help Batman escape.
Batman is held prisoner and Grodd tells his plans to take over the world by making every one into gorillas. Batman works his way out but during a battle is still changed into a gorilla.

On the way to help Plas stops to take all of the gold and diamonds that Grodd had stored up. Still he arrives in time to fight by Batman's side. Grodd presses the button to change everyone in the surrounding area in gorillas. It has the opposite effect and changes the gorillas into humans. I had to laugh when I saw the now human and hairless Grodd realize that during the battle Batman changed the ray to do the reverse.
Plastic Man gives back all the diamonds and gold that he took from Grodd. Batman turns to leave. Plastic Man ask why he isn't counting it. He tells him it is because he trust him. As Batman walks away Plastic Man takes a diamond out of his ear and places it on the pile.
Grodd is put in prison. In the end Grodd is hanging from a bar, eating a banana and plotting his revenge.
Like the first episode it was fun to watch. I can't wait to see next weeks show.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Saturday Morning Cartoons: The Mighty Heroes

It's Saturday morning and time for the Saturday morning cartoons. This week's featured cartoon is The Mighty Heroes.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Brave and the Bold Second Episode Tonight


Don't forget the second episode of Brave and the Bold on Cartoon Network tonight at 8pn EST.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Superhero Unaired Pilots


Over at Comics in Crisis Brian has talked about live action superhero series. He did a pretty good job at covering them. Still, no matter what the genre, for every hit series on TV there are those that didn't make it to series.
The "Adventures of Superman" was a smash hit in the 1950's. After his death studios still wanted to find a way to cash in on Superman's popularity. In 1961 a pilot for "The Adventures of Superboy" was shot in hopes to have another hit. This actually looked pretty good from the few clips I have seen. It stars Johnny Rockwell as Clark (Superboy) Kent and Bunny Henning as Lana Lang. It showed his adventures that he had with his friends in Smallville. Eventually the character of Superboy had two hit shows. The syndicated "Superboy" and the CW's "Smallville." However, this series didn't get picked up as a series. Hopes must have been high as I have heard that at least 12 scripts were written so they could go straight into production.
Watch The Adventures of Superboy TV Pilot (1961) in Entertainment Videos | View More Free Videos Online at Veoh.com


While it is understandable that Superboy could have been a hit I have to wonder what they were thinking when they thought of "The Adventures of Superpup." This pilot was actually shot in 1958 before the Superboy pilot. The show wasn't even about Krypto.

Superpup was really Bark Bent and worked at the Daily Bugle. Obviously not the one where Spider-man would eventually work. His friend at the office was Pamela Poodle.
All of the actors on the series were little people. The star of the show was Billy Curtis. He was also in the movie "Superman and the Mole Men" with George Reeves. Kind of makes you think he was destined to play in the pilot.
Superpup and Superboy pilots were released on VHS.




In the 1960's "Batman" brought in Batmania. With their success the same team returned to comics for another hopeful hit. They had a possible hit with Dick Tracy. It star was Ray MacDonnell. He went on to fame not as Dick Tracy but as Joe Martin on the soap opera "All My Children." One of his co-stars in the pilot was young Eve Plumb. She is of course known as Jan Brady from the Brady bunch. I think that William Dozier could have had an even bigger hit with the series then he had with Batman. Dick Tracy was one character who had a bigger rogues gallery then Batman.
Below is the opening to the 1967 pilot.



In the same year Mr. Dozier tried a pilot with another DC character. It was Wonder Woman. The star is Ellie Wood Walker who played it for strictly laughs. If their aim was to make a bad comedy then they were a success.

Eventually they settled on doing a two part episode on Batman with the Green Hornet. They then spun the Hornet off on to his own series. There was one twist to this. Batman was a comedy and Green Hornet was a half hour action/adventure. It was really pretty good. It had a great theme song and gave many their first look at Bruce Lee as Kato. Below is the opening to the show.


1987 was the year that we saw the ABC show "Once A Hero." This wasn't really an unsold pilot. It actually made it to series. It wasn't too bad. The network was high on the series and critics loved it. But it was beat in the ratings every week by "My Sister Sam" and "227." The show was good but it was a timeslot failure. It lasted only three weeks. It is said that Adam West was the guest star in the unaired 4th episode.
The series was about how comic book character Captain Justice (Jeff Lester) became real and now fought crime in our world. He was helped by his creator Abner Beavis played by Milo O'Shea and young comic book fan played by Josh Blake. If this series is ever put on DVD you should see it.


Perhaps the most infamous of superhero unaired pilots is "Aquaman." All of you may now know that it was to be a spin-off of "Smallville." The WB (now CW) was actually going to buy it as a series but changed their minds when they merged with UPN and became the CW. There were talks about changing the title to "Mercy Reef" if it was aired. Aquaman has built in name recognition. To have changed the name may have doomed the series. Sometimes it is better to not have a series at all if the one you do have has failed.

Its star was Justin Hartley and also had Lou Diamond Phillips and Ving Rhames. While the series didn't happen this was one of the most viewed unaired pilots ever. They did release it on iTunes and it was one of their more popular TV shows that was downloaded. It was also released on DVD as an incentive to buy a Smallville DVD set. All that promotion and they still never gave Aquaman his own show. They did give Justin Hartley honorary mention by casting him as Green Arrow in "Smallville." He has done a great job with the character and I hope they will spin Green Arrow off into his how series.

Monday, November 17, 2008

The Brave and the Bold: the Series


Well I finally got the time to watch the Brave and the Bold episode that I taped. I was busy and had to tape it. Also, I have a cousin who is a Batman fan and his family doesn't have cable. I told him I would tape it for him so he can watch the series later.
I was pleasantly surprised to see the show start at the end of an adventure that Batman had with Green Arrow. I am sure that Adama of Dispatches From The Arrowcave loved seeing that. However, I hope this doesn't mean that we won't see a full adventure with Bats and GA. They may be showing the partial adventures as to get in a team-up with as close to all of the DC characters as they can.
As much as I don't care for the new Blue Beetle I have to say that he worked well in this episode. I do think he needs a better costume. One that is closer to the classic look of one of the older Blue Beetles. I know a completely different one was needed to distinguish him from the Steve Ditko designed Beetle but a change is needed. Now that he is here to stay it will help old BB fans like myself warm up to him.
I really liked this episode which surprised me. Not only am I not a fan of the new Blue Beetle but I was not a big fan of "animated" space adventures. But this episode won me over. I would get rid of the voice over that makes it seem like Batman is writing it all in his journal. Still I can't wait to see the next episode.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Saturday Morning Cartoons: The Incredible Hulk

It's Saturday and time for the Saturday Morning Cartoons. Today's episode it the Origin of the Incredible Hulk.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Dinky the Elf Arrives Today!!!


November 14th is a great day for me. The new James Bond movie is out. The Brave and the Bold TV series starts on Cartoon Network. The biggest news of all is that my book is officially out today. Go and pop on over to Morning Sun Publishing. Buy it on line today and avoid the rush tomorrow. :)

Thursday, November 13, 2008

For All You Guys and Gals...The Hound Called Nova!


I was a big fan of Marvel Comics Nova. So I it put a smile on my face to see Alex the Goon's weekly Huckleberry Hound/Superhero fan art with him dressed as the Human Rocket. Thanks Alex!

Monday, November 10, 2008

The Last Days




Anyone who reads my sites by now should know at least two things. One is that above all else I am a Christian and two is that I am a fan of comic books. Recently while surfing the net I came across these pages from the Kitchen Sink Publication of the comic book "666: A Preview of the Coming Apocalypse" that was published in 1989 with art and script by Dan Clowes. The book seems to have been done tongue in cheek but Mr. Clowes seems to know at least the book of Revelations as all of this was predicted in that book of the Bible to come about in the last days.
However I am posting this as serious as I want as many as possible to avoid this time in Earth's history. I know I don't want to live through it. So here are a few pages from that book. A couple of places I have edited the images as I don't think it is appropriate for general family type viewing that I try to keep my sites.

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Al Capp's Shmoo: The Complete Comic Book


For all of you Al Capp fans here it a link to the Dark Horse book Shmoo: The Complete Comic Books. Order it for Christmas today and give it to the comic book fan in your family.

Saturday, November 08, 2008

Saturday Morning Cartoons: Lancelot Link Secret Chimp

Yes it is Saturday morning and time for the Saturday morning cartoons. Up today is one show that you either love or hate. It is Lancelot Link: Secret Chimp. Someone had the idea to take the TV show Get Smart and do it on Saturday morning with chimps in all of the roles. Growing up I hated this show. The only thing I liked was the opening credits. Lancelot sounded like a bad impersonation of Humphrey Bogart and would much rather watch the drawn cartoons. Halfway through I would always turn the channel. Still watching them in small doses brings back a smile to me. Here is Lancelot Link Secret Chimp in the Royal Foil. The first video is the great opening and the other is the story.


Thursday, November 06, 2008

Dinky The Elf Out Nov. 14th


Dinky the Elf will arrive for Christmas before Santa. It is scheduled for publishing on November 14th. You can buy it on line at Morning Sun Publishing. Above is the new cover art for the book. It was changed from the previous one that was shown before.

Monkees Images

Well yesterday's post got me in a Monkees kind of mood. So here are some Monkees related images. Below is an ad for their album "Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd."
Below is a page from TV Guide from September 1968. Highlighted is the description of the latest Monkees episode. The important part of it for Monkees fans is that it also tells how it is the last episode of the series and "I Dream of Jeannie" takes over the slot next week.
I know this photo was used yesterday but I got in here by accident. Still if you are a Monkees fan you won't mind.
Below is the cover to the Monkees script for the movie "Head." As you can see it was almost called "Changes." Eventually that became one of the titles of their albums.
A Monkees Halloween costume of Davy Jones. Which also came with a Monkees photo.
I never saw this photo before so I couldn't help but post it here. A different version of the Monkees walk.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

The New Monkees...Again?


Over at The Sun it is reported that Simon Fuller, the man behind such groups as the Spice Girls and S Club 7,will put together another group based on the Monkees. Click on The Sun to read the article. It tells how he plans to make it more raunchy then the original. It also gives an error filled background on the show. First they say the Monkees started out as a drama and became a reality-variety production. It was never a drama. It was always a comedy. They did try to make it a variety show but failed. They say that they starred for 5 years. The show only lasted from the fall of 1966 to spring of 1968. However, I will cut them some slack on that as the search started in 1965 and the group lasted till 1970.

I first heard of this in an alert from The Monkees Home Page.

Monkees Home Page
Will this be as big a hit as the first series? Will it tank like the New Monkees did? I don't know but it will be fun to see.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

For President





I found these fictional characters on e-bay who had runs for out highest office. Some were bigger then most but their companies or publicity agents threw their hats in the ring for them. Remember today is election day. So go out and place your vote.

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Video trouble

Wondering if anyone is having trouble watching the videos I place on this blog. I am.  It only plays 2 secnods and then stops.  I can't find the help in bloggers helps screens or on you tube.  Let me know if you are having problms or not so I know if it is just me. If you know of a way to fix it please tell me. Thanks!

Monkees Promo from 1966

Saturday, November 01, 2008

Let's Rap With Cap Contest


If you are a reader of my blog, Let's Rap With Cap, then you may already know about this contest. If not then I want to tell you about it now. Unless I have already scheduled something on my blogs I will be taking most of November off. I will post something if I feel you need to know it but this contest is ending on Nov. 30th. the book above is the prize as it is signed by writer and artist Mark Waid and Ron Garney.
Here are the specifics. The size is that it must be 759 pixels wide and 230 pixels high. It must look Christmas like and have baby Jesus in it somewhere. You can also include Santa, Frosty the Snowman or others if you wish. You can e-mail your entries to me at originalcaptainatom@ gmail.com Pass this info on to anyone you think would be interested in entering.

Saturday Morning Cartoons: The World of Commander McBragg


It's Saturday and time for the Saturday Morning Cartoons. Today it is the World of Commander McBragg. One of my favorite short cartoons.

Friday, October 31, 2008

Woolworth Halloween Commercial

Here is a Halloween commercial from the late 1970's. I remember Mom and Dad taking me to stores like Woolworth to buy my Ben Cooper costumes. This commercial brought back some good memories.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Digital Radio


On the left I have added the gadget for digital radio. With this gadget you can listen to music while you read my blogs. Depending on the icon you click you can hear music from a pre-designated page or music you have on your own computer. All of this is to make your browsing and reading of my blogs a more pleasant experience.

Monday, October 27, 2008

The Plastic Man Comedy Adventure Show On DVD


I just heard from David of SupermanFan.net, a reader of my blogs who even won a contest over at Mail It To Team Up. It seems that he was at TV Shows On DVD.com and he saw this article. He e-mailed me a link to it. The article tells how Mark Evanier of News From ME recently added an interview to the DVD's for the season he worked on the show.
So the series could be out next year. Keep your fingers crossed. Usually information like this follows news that a movie will be released around the same time. Perhaps we will see the Wachowski Brothers version of Plastic Man very soon. I hope so. What the world needs now is...more Plastic!!

The picture of Plastic Man that you see above I got from this site about musician and artist Richard Farina. This is the first I ever heard of him but he must have had good taste as it says his favorite comic book was Plastic Man.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Video of the week: Batman can dance!

I just saw this video

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It is pretty cool to see him dance and while it doesn't ask for it I urge you to pray for him after you read what is on the end of the video.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Saturday Morning Cartoons: Go Go Gophers

Not one of my favorite cartoons but someone I am sure will like it. So here is today's Saturday Morning Cartoon..."Go Go Gophers!"

Thursday, October 23, 2008

On My Mind's Third Anniversary




Can you believe it was three years ago when Booksteve told me about blogspot and used it to set up On My Mind? Now over 46,000 visitors later we are all celebrating 3 years on the internet. Frankly at one point I didn't know much of what to put on and almost didn't make it to the second anniversary. I don't know what happened but suddenly everything clicked and suddenly I have other sites like Comic Book Letterheads Museum ,The Picture Sleeve and Album Art Museum,For God So Loved ,Let's Rap With Cap!,Mail It To Team Up, Plastic Man Platitudes and Millie the Model. Now come on in and join the party. Booksteve is taking the coats and hats and talking about Robert Wagner's new book. Kent of Forgotten Hits is spinning the tunes in the family room.
I can't believe that all of the Monkees came. Peter, Micky, Davy and Mike are over by the punch bowl talking about their classic TV shows and music.
Well there is my wife calling us all to dinner. Hope you like turkey.