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Notaro

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I wouldn't call it bought, but I went to exchange my library material yesterday and on the 'new' rack was a paperback of the Mueller Report. Am reading it now. Bit difficult to read as a lot of it is just black bars. I find if I hold it up to the sun I can make out what's underneath the black bars, but it's time consuming.
Let us know how it ends....
 

Dana Jean

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I saw the complete Columbo DVD box set for $49.00. I snagged it up pretty quick. Oh...and one more thing...it contains a few Mrs. Columbo episodes as a bonus. Just one more thing...I think I'll be binge watching Columbo in the very near future.
OH. MY. GOD. Another Columbo fan. I thought I existed in time and space all alone. I own EVERY SEASON of Columbo and that is the only show I will watch on Hallmark. It's the only thing good about the Hallmark channel.
 

DiO'Bolic

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Bought a Frigidaire 6,000 BTU air conditioner for $36. Brand new but last years model that was found hidden away. I always keep an eye out when the store just wants something off the floor. The one manager was at the desk when I was prepping it and asked me why I was buying a window A/C because she knows I have central air. I said whenever I see things like this I buy it and stick it in the back of the van. Then when I have elderly customers or very poor people come into the store who lament that they can’t afford a heater or A/C, and if I believe them, I offer it to them free. The manager said she heard from someone that I do this on occasion but didn’t know if it was true or not. I said I don’t sell them because it’s against company policy to resell anything we get with our employee discount, so I do it only when I can get a fantastic discount and don’t spend much, and it’s a necessity type product. So the next believable hard luck story gets a new A/C. :)
 

Dana Jean

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I saw the complete Columbo DVD box set for $49.00. I snagged it up pretty quick. Oh...and one more thing...it contains a few Mrs. Columbo episodes as a bonus. Just one more thing...I think I'll be binge watching Columbo in the very near future.
Make that three of us, I have the complete box set as well :cool:

I love Columbo even though some of his cases are very weak. Back in the day I thought they were so good, but now I see the holes in the cases. But it doesn't stop me for one minute in loving Peter Falk.

Just a side tidbit, I write personal letters to people. Entertainers, celebrities, authors, shakers and movers -- and one of my first letters was to Peter Falk. Unfortunately, he did not write me back. Little did I know he was in the murky clutches of Alzheimers and died fairly soon after I sent my letter. (My kids call me the kiss of death with my letters. I have had a pretty significant bunch of letter receivers die after I wrote them.) I can't help it I write old people!

My boys ask me who I've written lately so they can keep their eyes on the news. bastids.


I love every episode with Jack Cassidy. He is satisfyingly arrogant and smarmy -- Murder by the Book, Publish or Perish, Now You See Him.

The Conspirators -- Clive Revill
Caution: Murder Can Be Hazardous to Your Health -- George Hamilton
Prescription: Murder -- Gene Barry
Sex and the Married Detective -- Lindsay Crouse
Murder, Smoke and Shadows -- Fisher Stevens
Negative Reaction -- Dick Van Dyke
Ashes to Ashes - Patrick McGoohan (I think he was guest killer on the most Columbos of anyone)
Columbo Goes to College -- Stephen Caffrey, Gary Hershberger
Murder A Self Portrait -- Patrick Bauchau and Fionnula Flanagan
An Exercise in Fatality -- Robert Conrad
Swan Song -- Johnny Cash
Any Old Port in the Storm -- Donald Pleasance
It's All in the Game -- Faye Dunaway

Those are my favorites I watch over and over again. Of course, I love them all, but these are ones I sit and really watch and not just have on as background noise.

What are your favorites, guys? Thoughts on the show, Peter Falk, Guest Stars?
 

mal

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Jun 23, 2007
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Hi Dana Jean, I agree with your Jack Cassidy assessment. He is one suave dude. I've been a Columbo fan ever since they introduced him in those mystery movies. I would have to wait about three or four weeks just to get past McMillan and Wife, Banaczek, and MacLeod, until a Columbo came back. Not that those ones were bad, but Columbo was that much better, in my opinion. His biggest strength was his intelligence and his ability to hide behind a rumpled ignorant persona while peeking out from within. I just finished season one and only vaguely remembered 2 of them.
 
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