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Its Jerry Time Releases New ESL English Course

Friday, March 25th, 2011

Its Jerry Time! announces the creation of Its English Time!, an entire eCourse, which teaches English as a second language (ESL) based on the twenty episodes from our hit web series. Its English Time! was created and is being distributed by ESL Instructor Diana Tower. The course takes our 20 animated episodes, and transforms them […]

Its Jerry Time Releases Special Edition Soundtrack CD!

Monday, January 31st, 2011

Its Jerry Time! proudly announces the release of our brand new official soundtrack, called Its Jerry Time! Special Edition. The album is now available on Amazon as a CD for $9.95 or downloads and on iTunes for 99¢ per download, and all over the web. The new CD gives both fans of Its Jerry Time! as […]

An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge

Friday, December 17th, 2010

[youtube=] Back in the day, my Social Studies teacher wheeled in the old 16mm projector and showed us a short film that I never forgot. An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge is one of the great short stories by the bizarre satirist Ambrose Bierce that was made into a equally great short film by director/writer […]

the peck-peck song

Thursday, November 11th, 2010

[youtube=] Here for your entertainment is the first of a series of music recordings from Its Jerry Time! This music video is called the peck-peck song. It’s a Thanksgiving sing along for kids. It combines the supreme efforts of my friend, the wonderful vocalist Wendy , along with the art of Mrs. Moyers’ 1st and […]

MAD in Trouble

Monday, July 26th, 2010

In the past few years, I bought MAD subscriptions for my nephews and this year I thumbed through the Yearly Issue at a Barnes and Noble. The first thing I noticed was no subscription card. Then I found a feature called “Celebrity Piss.” Now, I thought, this wasn’t the MAD I once knew. I wrote […]

Was the Gulf Oil Spill Deliberate?

Thursday, June 3rd, 2010

[youtube=] It finally dawned on me that the Gulf Oil spill happened on April 20, Hitler’s birthday, a date that lives in infamy. It’s a date that’s celebrated by millions and a date that is punctuated by a string of horrific man-made tragedies including Oklahoma City, Columbine, Waco and Virginia Tech. Could the April 20 […]

Top 20 Tearjerker Songs

Monday, April 26th, 2010

[youtube=] Sad tearjerker songs stick in the memory forever. The song that stands alone at the top is… Alone Again (Naturally) by Gilbert O’Sullivan. It has a great title, self-pitying lyrics, whiny vocal and an infuriating catchy tune (which forms the basis to any true tearjerker) all with the backing of a lush orchestra. Three […]

Sports Team Curses

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

Famous baseball curses include The Curse of the Bambino, (Red Sox) The Curse of the Billy Goat (Cubs) and The Curse of the Angels, whose stadium is built on old Indian burial grounds, a phenomena which turns out to be both palpable and well-documented. The Angels’ tragic history includes the January 2010 death of 54-year […]

Hockey Crazy

Sunday, April 4th, 2010

[youtube=] Riddle: What’s even better than hockey? Answer: More hockey! As you saw in my goon-afflicted Episode #7, The Brute, I’ve been playing street hockey since I was eight. When I was 23, I joined organized dek hockey leagues. I was mostly on very bad teams. I remember one Sunday morning, our last place team […]

Chopin Celebration

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

[youtube=] “Hats off, gentlemen; a genius.” Composer Robert Schumann on Frederic Chopin March 1 2010 marks the 200th birthday (*disputed) of Frederic Chopin, the greatest piano composer the world has ever known. Celebrations kicked off with a marathon 171-hour concert of Chopin’s music in his native Poland on February 23. The featured video (above) is […]

Laurel and Hardy

Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

[youtube=] Laurel and Hardy were The great comedy team from Hollywood’s Golden Era. Their best films were made before 1935. They won an Academy Award for short subject with The Music Box in 1932. Eventually, their popular improv-style shorts were turned into expensive and structured features and they became too old to be knockabouts. But […]

The Big Snit

Sunday, January 10th, 2010

[youtube=] A most hilarious and unforgettable apocalyptic cartoon is The Big Snit by Winnipeg’s Richard Condie for the extraordinary National Film Board of Canada. The HD version is here. Canadians are some of the world’s funniest, most inventive filmmakers and comics. I’ve been awestruck by Guy Maddin, John Paizs’ Crime Wave, Donald Shebib’s classic Goin’ […]

The Strange Life of Barry Sadler

Saturday, December 26th, 2009

Barry Sadler was born in Carlsbad, NM in 1940. He dropped out of school in tenth grade and wandered across the country. He eventually joined the US Air Force at 17 and later joined the Army and became a Green Berets medic in Vietnam, where he was severely wounded. He recovered from a harrowing knee […]

What Causes Crime

Monday, November 30th, 2009

“I hated everybody I saw.” serial killer Carl Panzram Killer: A Journal of Murder, is a little-known crime book classic written in part by serial killer Carl Panzram and edited by Gaddis and Long. The sensational book was made into a not-too-convincing movie with James Woods in 1996. The story goes that Panzram was recovering […]

Computer Neck!

Monday, November 9th, 2009

You may never have stopped to think about this, but… The habit of craning your neck with non-stop work at a computer is very destructive. The human body is not designed to hold the same posture for more than thirty minutes. For every inch the head postures forward, it increases the weight of the head […]