Cork's Award Winning Blog
- July 27
- Former TV on air critic dude, full time freelance writer and author, who for decades earned his living primarily with his sense of humor. Now in the Blogosphere, and playwright in Hollywood area. Lifetime honors include seven Emmys, two kids who are not messed up and the same wife he started out with. You may twit with him at “OldCootCork” befriend him as “John Pesky Corcoran” or Linked in with John "The Cork" Corcoran.
MY RECENT POSTS
- Fallon Eats Letterman's
February 22, 2014 10:54AM
- SAVING SAM: What that TV Guy
Must Do to Save His Career
February 11, 2014 06:53PM
- The Night I Didn't Play with
February 09, 2014 08:16PM
- Based on Scientific Evidence,
I Died in '83
February 08, 2014 05:28PM
- Why Harry Can Only Smell with
January 11, 2014 12:02PM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “Thanks for the feedback.
No mention of Jay in the
because I really
February 22, 2014 08:29PM
- “If that's a "tickle you
back" retort, I'd hate to see
January 11, 2014 05:38PM
- “I was an entertainment
reporter in Hollywood for many
on TV and can
January 11, 2014 03:40PM
for taking the time to read my
piece and then to pop onto
January 11, 2014 03:27PM
- “First of all ignore
Marilyn. She was dropped on
her head as a
child, and then,
December 04, 2013 05:34PM
OldCootCork Corcoran's Links
I’m a big David Letterman fan, but I’ve just seen a young upstart blow the doors off the late night talk show race. If Dave’s not worried, he’s either not paying attention or decided to take early retirement.
I think he’s paying attention. The fact it’s tak… Read full post »
Sam, it's your old buddy Cork, from back in the day? Remember me? Channel Nine? Hope you haven't confused me with Roger… Read full post »
The world is divided into two types of people: Those who would like to live a long life and the Scientists of the world who want to send us to an early grave.
According… Read full post »
Investigative Blog BreakingSatire has obtained a leaked email sent by StNick365 to the editors of Time Magazine that shows Santa Claus may be far less jolly than his popular image would indicate.
StNick365 is one of Mr. Claus’ personal email accounts, but is the writer San/… Read full post »
I’m knocking this out waiting for The Rug Guy to arriveth. According to the Missus, this is Mission One in getting things spiffed up before the Holidays.
The Rug Guy is a generic term for whoever cleans our carpets. He drives a truck filled with massive sucking devices, tubs/… Read full post »
When I was in the military, I had all four of my wisdom teeth yanked by a civil engineer posing as a dentist. He used a Roto-rooter and a backhoe to operate. It hurt like hell. It hurt worse than hell. It hurt like giving childbirth in Hell.
Had… Read full post »
Is Gravity so nice, you must see it twice? If so, do you race out to theaters before it makes way for the Christmas onslaught or catch it on DVD after it scores its predicted haul of Academy Award nominations?
I couldn’t delay—a blank page waits for no one—and af… Read full post »
My roommate at Air Force ROTC summer camp in Myrtle Beach, SC, was the coolest guy with the worst name I'd ever met. His name was Dick Butt. Yeah, I know. Never learned if his folks were naïve or pranksters.
He was a Southern gentleman and a natural born leader.… Read full post »
I’m exhausted. The trick or treat candy is out the door, my iGoogle is gone, and Daylight Saving Time’s change looms before me. I can’t remember the memory prompt. Which direction? Do I “Spring back,” “Fall down” or just whoopsis in my grandfath… Read full post »
(As this is written, the Government is still shut down—including National Parks. The author visited Joshua Tree National Park in California’s Mojave Desert shortly before it was closed.)
Translating FemSpeak into English is my life’s work. Everything else is a hobby. It appears, sadly, my days will run out long before a complete translation of this mysterious female lingo is completed.
FemSpeak is a language fraught with innuendo, hidden meaning and tripmines. It is the only l… Read full post »
Yeah yeah, I know. Airport jokes have been done to death. But hear me out and learn why I never want to set foot in an airliner again...
Saturday morning a friend and I flipped a coin. The winner got to choose between a Howler Monkey extracting his molars with a salad… Read full post »
Earlier this week a beloved family member went Kablooey in the kitchen. Guts were spilled on the floor. The smell of decay was in the air.
We tried everything. Even “Extraordinary Measures,” but could not save this life
We called in experts--skilled practitioners not afraid to… Read full post »
I, the undersigned (the “Canceller”), do hereby notify all and sundry that the anniversary of Canceller’s birth (the “Event”), uusually recognized on this day, is hereby, herewith, forthwith, frithfroth, and irrevocably cancelled.
Stated reason for cancellat… Read full post »
I’m a Playwright. In the world of the written word, writing for theater is the classiest of endeavors. It is the artistic equivalent of a Bugatti Veyron. Sophisticated, stylish, impressive. And like the Bugatti it’s a lovely way to drive yourself to the poorhouse. In tru/… Read full post »