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News of the Week: Fall TV, 800 New Words, and Potatoes, Potatoes, Potatoes!

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A Sofa Potato’s Favourite Time of the Yr

Hey, it’s post-Labor Day! I hope you’re not sporting white. I’m, however I don’t assume socks rely.

That is the time when the new fall tv season begins. Positive, we now have quite a bit of new exhibits throughout the summer time (in contrast to years when summer time was the realm of repeats and specials), however the fall season premieres are nonetheless an enormous deal.

Some syndicated exhibits like Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy! begin their new seasons this Monday, and the networks shall be premiering their new (and new seasons of returning) exhibits later this month. This column isn’t lengthy sufficient to record all of the new and returning exhibits, so I’ll level you to some nice assets so you will get your TV schedules prepared.

Vulture has a information to 33 new and returning exhibits they are saying it is best to watch, together with trailers. Metacritic has all the premiere dates for all the exhibits. TV Information nonetheless does its fall preview situation (I purchased the print model for the first time in years — it’s not the similar), and NPR has its information to the new season too.

Please notice that Murphy Brown, Charmed, and Magnum P.I. are all on this fall. Don’t fear. It truly is 2018.

Hangry Fintech Zoodles

You’re in all probability questioning what these phrases imply, and perhaps you’re even apprehensive that there’s one thing mistaken with me. No, it’s simply that point of the yr when numerous dictionaries unveil the new phrases they’ve added.

Merriam-Webster is including greater than 800 phrases to their tome, together with hangry (a combo of hungry and indignant), zoodles (noodles made out of zucchini), and adorbs (which is lovable for individuals who don’t have the time for 2 extra syllables). They’re additionally including rando (slang for random) and guac (brief for guacamole). Aspect notice: I actually hope that “Rando Guac” is the identify of a brand new character in the subsequent Star Wars film.

Perhaps it’s simply me, however lots of these new phrases irritate me, and they do yearly. Language evolves, of course, and I’m positive I might discover examples of new phrases added to earlier dictionaries which are commonplace now. Nevertheless it looks like the phrases have gotten sillier and they’re getting added extra shortly now.

Fintech can also be a brand new phrase, apparently, and it means somebody that talks about monetary providers rather a lot. I’m fairly positive nobody has ever used that phrase.

Prepositions, Not Propositions

Talking of phrases and grammar (and since faculty has began), I assumed I’d publish this video tutorial on prepositions, courtesy of Marie Barone:

There’s No Place Like Residence … There’s No Place Like Residence

I don’t need to flip this right into a column that simply provides nonstop Wizard of Ouncesnews — I’ve talked about the film a dozen occasions a minimum of over the previous couple of months — however there’s an replace to the story about the ruby pink slippers that have been stolen from the Judy Garland Museum in 2005. They’ve been discovered!

The FBI, after a prolonged investigation, discovered the footwear in Minnesota. They’re one of solely 4 pairs that have been made for the film, and specialists authenticated them after evaluating them to a pair at the Smithsonian.

A New Tackle Rockwell’s 4 Freedoms

A couple of months in the past, I informed you about the new tour that options Norman Rockwell’s 4 Freedoms collection. The work are going round the world earlier than ending the tour at the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, in 2020. There’s additionally a brand new exhibit at Hunter School in New York Metropolis impressed by the work, by which artists give trendy interpretations and updates for the 4 freedoms. Right here’s the CBS report:

Additionally, the Norman Rockwell Museum can be holding a 4 Freedoms Pageant Day tomorrow from 1 to four p.m.

Scroll-Free September

Plainly we’ve quite a bit of “don’t use social media!” days, these occasions when the Fb and Twitter-addicted sign off (as if that’s arduous to do for less than someday?). However now we now have a whole month. Scroll-Free September is a motion that encourages individuals to not use social media till October. Appears to me prefer it ought to have a special identify, since we “scroll” on virtually each web page on-line. You’re in all probability scrolling proper now to learn this.

By the method, research present that ladies usually tend to give up social media for the whole month, which proves that ladies are smarter than males.

Publish Noir

The Saturday Night Publish has revealed many nice tales and articles by a wide selection of writers over the years, and many of these tales and articles have gone on to develop into films. Tonight beginning at eight p.m., Turner Basic Films is having a marathon of movies noir based mostly on tales that have been first featured in the pages of the Publish.

The night time begins off with one of my 10 favourite films, The Huge Warmth, a noir that includes Glenn Ford, Gloria Grahame, and Lee Marvin, with Ford as a detective out for revenge. The opposite films are Too Late For Tears, lately restored by the Movie Noir Basis, and Darkish Passage, with Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall, which Bogart doesn’t even seem in till we’re nicely into the film. The digital camera is proven from his level of view, and it’s one of the simpler makes use of of this system in films.

Seize the popcorn. These are three terrific movies.

RIP Burt Reynolds, Vanessa Marquez, Carole Shelley, Kenny Shopsin, and Susan Brown

Burt Reynolds had an extended profession as an actor in such movies as Deliverance, The Longest Yard, Boogie Nights, Cannonball Run, Semi-Robust, and the Smokey & the Bandit films. He began out on tv in the 1950s on such exhibits as Gunsmoke and Riverboat and later starred in the dramas Hawk and Dan August and the sitcom Night Shade. Reynolds died yesterday at the age of 82.

Vanessa Marquez appeared as Nurse Wendy on the first three seasons of ER and additionally appeared in films like Stand and Ship and Twenty Bucks. She was killed final month after pulling a BB gun on police. She was 49.

Carole Shelley performed Gwendolyn, one of the Pigeon Sisters, on all three variations of The Odd Couple: the play, the film, and the TV collection. She additionally labored on Broadway in Depraved and The Elephant Man, for which she gained a Tony. She additionally appeared in the film Billy Elliott and lent her voice to the animated Disney films The Aristocats and Robin Hood. She died final week at the age of 79.

Kenny Shopsin was the opinionated, irascible proprietor of the common New York Metropolis restaurant Shopsin’s Basic Retailer. He died earlier this week at the age of 76.

Susan Brown performed Dr. Gail Adamson Baldwin on Basic Hospital for a few years and additionally appeared in different cleaning soap operas and TV exhibits. She died final week at the age of 86.

This Week in Historical past

Edgar Rice Burroughs Born (September 1, 1875)

Right here’s Publish Archive Director Jeff Nilsson on how the creator of Tarzan did the whole lot flawed but nonetheless did the whole lot proper.

Beetle Bailey Comedian Strip Debuts (September three, 1950)

Mort Walker, who handed away in January, had cartoons revealed in the Publish two years earlier than the introduction of Beetle Bailey that featured a personality named Spider, who ultimately turned the lazy Military personal.

This Week in Saturday Night Submit Historical past: Faculty Bus (September 2, 1944)

School Bus by Stevan Dohanos

Faculty Bus
Stevan Dohanos
September 2, 1944

Are you able to think about being a canine when the new faculty yr begins? Right here you’ve been all summer time hanging out together with your greatest good friend, and abruptly they go away for a number of hours daily. This cowl by Stevan Dohanos exhibits canine watching as the youngsters go off to high school, however since they’re canine, they don’t know why they’re leaving.

Quote of the Week

“I’d like to apologize to Wolf Blitzer’s beard for copyright infringement. I’ll see you in beard court.”

—Late Present host Stephen Colbert, who returned from summer time trip with a white beard.

Nationwide Potato Month

I feel I might be completely satisfied if I might eat solely mashed potatoes for the relaxation of my life. Simply give me an enormous bowl and a spoon and I’d be all set. It wouldn’t be the greatest weight-reduction plan, however clearly if I solely get to eat one meals, one thing actually horrible has occurred to the meals provide in the world and we have now extra essential issues to fret about.

September is Nationwide Potato Month. Right here’s a recipe for Cheese & Herb Potato Followers from Style of Residence; right here’s a recipe for Scalloped Potatoes from Allrecipes; right here’s the way to make Crispy Hash Browns; and, of course, I can’t overlook mashed potatoes!

By the method, if you boil potatoes for any of these recipes, don’t be like Harriet Beecher Stowe.

Subsequent Week’s Holidays and Occasions

U.S. Open Finals (September eight and 9)

The official finish of summer time doesn’t come till September 21, and the “unofficial” finish of summer time was Labor Day. I’ve all the time thought-about the finish of the U.S. Open as the “unofficial official” finish of the season. The ladies’s ultimate airs on ESPN Saturday at four p.m., and the males’s last is Sunday at four p.m.

Soccer Season Begins (September 9)

Truly, it began final night time with the Falcons/Eagles recreation, however this Sunday is the actual begin of the new season. Should you’re a soccer fan, you’ll be able to obtain an entire schedule of video games right here. For those who’re not a soccer fan, you’ll be able to nonetheless obtain it.

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