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Great Comedy Returns With Heartfelt Tribute: LWIL September 20 – 26

Great Comedy Returns With Heartfelt Tribute: LWIL September 20 – 26 September 27, 2021

Last Week In Life:

September 20, 2021- September 26, 2021

I laid out the skeleton of this on September 22. I wonder how the flesh of the week will have been filled in by the 19th.

As I am moving, I have less time for sitting at the computer as I am packing, cleaning, eating, going to work.
I should be praying. I wish I could be sleeping. But I’m sinful.
But I still manage to write.
For Good or for Bad here is…

Last Week’s SPECTACULAR STORY OF WEEK

Great Comedy Returns With Heartfelt Tribute

One of the best reasons to click on TV and laugh has been granted to viewers once again with the season 9 premiere of ‘The Goldbergs’.  The Goldbergs is also a smorgasbord of 80’s nostalgia.  The Goldbergs is one of the few TV comedies that is actually based upon real life, and in this case being the young life of TV producer. Adam F. Goldberg. In the show real life 80’s Adam is portrayed by Generation Z actor Sean Giambrone.


Adam was a lot like me growing up. We both grew up in the 80’s and loved movies, TV and making them with our own handy dandy video cameras. You can see these home movies of Adam at the end of most episodes of ‘The Goldbergs’. I have a few online and want to upload more. Unlike me, he grew up and went to Hollywood and I currently work at a nursing home soon to work in another nursing home serving food to the elderly in the last years of their life.

In the last years of his life actor George Segal portrayed Adam’s partner in crime, Pops.  He was the willing accomplice in Adam’s home movies, like my mother was for me. She once played a raging buffalo in my Lewis and Clark history film. George was one of the first American film actors to rise to leading man status with an unchanged Jewish surname, helping pave the way for other major actors of his generation.

The season premiere is extra special because…

Although The Goldbergs wrapped Season 8 back in the spring with a finale that was as funny as could be expected from the hit ABC comedy, there was an element of real-life tragedy due to the passing of George Segal, who played Pops from the very beginning. Segal died just a couple of days before filming finished on the eighth season, so the plot of the story didn’t have time to acknowledge the loss. Instead, The Goldbergs dedicated the full Season 9 premiere to saying goodbye to Pops (and George Segal), and it found the perfectly bittersweet way to do it. And it involved an homage to Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure, in true Goldbergs style. How The Goldbergs Said The Perfect Goodbye To George Segal’s Pops In Season 9 Premiere – CINEMABLEND

The Goldbergs is usually followed by another groundbreaking comedy like Trophy Wife, Speechless a comedy with main character portrayed an actor with cerebral palsy named Micah Fowler and the Goldberg’s spinoff Schooled.

And now there comes the revival of the 80’s dramady ‘The Wonder Years’, about life in the 60’s. The iconic TV series starring Fred Savage returns with a look at a black family during the time period as the first series. The first episode is directed by none other then Fred Savage itself.

We are living in such a polarized era, in which the days feel so off-kilter that it can be easy to forget that this country has found its way through equally tumultuous moments in the past. Revising “The Wonder Years” provides a clear throughline into that past and allows viewers to connect modern-day movements like Black Lives Matter and #MeToo to a previous era. Of course, telling our history through a sitcom makes it more digestible for those who may otherwise dismiss these important topics.

Despite the uncertainty and the chaos of the ’60s, so much of what made the original series magnetic was its reckoning with the cares and concerns of tweens and teens. Like its predecessor, this version of “The Wonder Years” vividly captures the last few years of “pure unadulterated childhood” — as adult Kevin puts it in the original series pilot. This time, they are experienced by Kevin’s counterpart, Dean (Elisha “EJ” Williams), as perceived with the hindsight of his adult self. ABC’s reboot of ‘The Wonder Years’ recaptures the dramedy’s magic and adds its own (nbcnews.com)

So if your looking for some real great comedy with heart and nostalgia tune into the Goldbergs and the newly revised Wonder Years.

 

Last Week’s Other Stories, Articles and Things 

Tito Edwards – NCRegister The Best In Catholic Blogging

The Amazing Nun Who Saved Jews During WWII & Canonized by Pope Francis – (churchpop.com)

Inspired by the life of St. Bridget of Sweden, Hesselblad founded a new religious order for women dedicated to serving the sick. Her first house was in her homeland of Sweden, but it quickly spread: during her lifetime her order opened houses in England, India, and Italy.

During WWII, she used those houses as safe havens for Jews and others targeted by Nazis for violence and killing. She also dedicated her life to ecumenism and fighting racism – and her work bore fruit: she personally contributed to the conversion of a baptist minister and Jewish rabbi in Rome.

While on her deathbed in 1957, her parting words to her sisters were “Go to Heaven with hands full of love and virtues.”

America’s longest-living married couple celebrates 86th anniversary (wcvb.com)

Kohler, 104, and his wife, Dorothy, 103, of Palm Springs, California, are the longest-living married couple.

Kohler told KESQ they got married in Nebraska in 1935 when they were 18 and 17 years old, respectively. The rest is history — literally — considering their marriage was given Congressional recognition last year.

I Might Believe in Faeries

By Aaron Irber
This is a podcast about stories, myths and Catholicism. Stories are how we orient ourselves in the world. In Catholicism, we believe in the Greatest Story: Christ crucified and resurrected. We participate in His story through ritual worship; the liturgy. Even in the Catholic Church, these truths are often forgotten or ignored. My mission for this podcast is to explore storytelling, myths, and how these fit into Catholicism. I will cover Catholic fantasy and science fiction authors, mythology, folklore and the Catholic faith.

Throughout most of 2020,Trunsky and his staff faced surge after surge of coronavirus patients. So when the Food and Drug Administration authorized the first vaccine last December, Trunsky said morale and hope were restored at his hospital.That did not last long, though. As vaccination rates plateaued and the highly contagious delta variant began to spread, hospital beds began filling back up.

Trunsky said patients he sees give different reasons for not taking one of the vaccines. Some, he said, regret the decision — like a nursing mother who said she was concerned about how a vaccine might affect her newborn baby.Others, Trunsky said, remain convinced they made the right choice — even on their deathbeds.

Where is Weird Al?

This Week on 

Jimmy Akin’s Mysterious World

MYS173: For thousands of years, people have claimed supernatural or natural psychic powers. But do they really exist? What happens when parapsychologists test them? Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli take tests that could reveal their own psychic functioning.

Jimmy and Dom Test Their Psychic Powers?

 

FEAST DAYS ,HOLIDAYS AND LAST WEEK IN HISTORY

WinCalendar: Calendars, Holidays, Days & Today

 Monday September 20, 2021

Saint Paul of the Cross, priest – Optional Memorial

 Saints Andrew Kim Taegon, priest, Paul Chong Hasang, and companions, martyrs – Memorial

National Pepperoni Pizza Day

Here is what else happened on this day in History.

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Tuesday September 21, 2021

 Saint Matthew the Evangelist, Apostle, Evangelist – Feast

Here is what else happened on this day in History.

  • 1863 – John Bunny, Silent Comedian (d. 1915) is born.
  • 1866 – H. G. Wells, English novelist, historian, and critic (d. 1946) is born.
  • 1981 – Sandra Day O’Connor is unanimously approved by the U.S. Senate as the first female Supreme Court justice.

Wednesday September 22, 2021

Here is what else happened on this day in History.

Thursday September 23,  2021

 Saint Pio of Pietrelcina (Padre Pio), priest – Memorial

Here is what else happened on this day in History.

 Friday  September 24,  2021

Here is what else happened on this day in History.

  • 1906 – U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt proclaims Devils Tower in Wyoming as the nation’s first National Monument.
  • 1906 – Racial tensions exacerbated by rumors lead to the Atlanta Race Riot, further increasing racial segregation.
  • 1929 – Jimmy Doolittle performs the first flight without a window, proving that full instrument flying from take off to landing is possible
  • 2014 – The Mars Orbiter Mission makes India the first Asian nation to reach Mars orbit, and the first nation in the world to do so in its first attempt.

Saturday September 25, 2021

Here is what else happened on this day in History.

Sunday September 26,  2021

Daughter Princess’s 23rd Birthday

 Saints Cosmas and Damian, martyrs – Optional Memorial

Bishop Barron’s Homily of the Week

Here is what else happened on this day in History.

 

 

POPE FRANCIS’S FAMOUS LAST WEEK’S WORDS 

Pope Francis on EWTN: “The work of the Devil” – by Mike Lewis – Mike Lewis Extra (substack.com)

Pope Francis to Slovakian Jesuits: ‘Some People Wanted Me to Die’ Amid Health Problems| National Catholic Register (ncregister.com)

 A Chance To Do A Work Of Mercy

First and foremost we great you in Jesus name… Kindly we are down of food as soon our kids will sleep hungry … please we are in need $830 food $130 is for rent.it cost $700 to feed our kids monthly..Here it’s the link to Donate https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/MercyForLifeCorp

The Bettinelli Family – Domenico, Melanie, and their five kids Isabella, Sophia, Ben, Anthony, and Lucy – would very much like to come home to a house with walls, floors, and running water before the cold weather comes this fall!
And they need your help. What started as a small bathroom leak has turned into a huge problem that will require the entire house to be re-piped, floors replaced a bathroom, three bedrooms, living room, and dining room, and mold remediation/drywall replacement.
Plus, all seven people and their stuff has to be off the floor and out of the house while this work is being done.
Melanie homeschools the kids and Dom works from home for a Catholic non-profit. Any little bit you can donate not only will help them get their house fixed but will also encourage them and let them know how many people are thinking and praying for them in this extremely stressful time.

Book Titles I Came Across Last Week 

They didn’t necessarily come out last week.

True Raiders: The Untold Story of the 1909 Expedition to Find the Legendary Ark of the Covenant by Brad Ricca

A White Catholic’s Guide to Racism and Privilege by Daniel P. Horan

A White Catholic's Guide to Racism and Privilege by [Daniel P. Horan]

This Thing of Darkness by Fiorella De Maria(Author), K V Turley(Author)

New and Old Movies/TV I Came Across Last Week

Wednesday, Sept. 22
Star Wars: Visions, Disney+

Seven Japanese animation studios bring their unique perspectives to the “Star Wars” universe through a series of short films.

Survivor: Season 41, 8 p.m., CBS
The Goldbergs: Season 9, 8 p.m., ABC My Favorite Current Running Comedy
The Wonder Years: Season 1, 8:30 p.m., ABC

Law & Order: SVU: Season 23, 8 p.m., NBC
Law & Order: Organized Crime: Season 2, 10 p.m., NBC

Friday, Sept. 24

My Little Pony: A New Generation, Netflix [movie]
A Spark Story, Disney+

24 September 2021

Dear Evan Hansen (2021)
Film adaptation of the Tony and Grammy Award-winning musical about Evan Hansen, a high school senior with Social Anxiety disorder and his journey of self-discovery and acceptance following the suicide of a fellow classmate.

Sunday, Sept. 26
74th Annual Tony Awards, 7 p.m., Paramount+
Celebrity Wheel of Fortune, 8 p.m., ABC
The Simpsons: Season 33, 8 p.m., Fox
Bob’s Burgers: Season 12, 8:30 p.m., Fox
The Great North: Season 2, 9 p.m., Fox
Family Guy: Season 20, 9:30 p.m., Fox

Piffy Quality Quotes

of the Week 

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