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- Semi-literate, semi-serious, semi-seminal former TV on air critic dude, full time freelance writer and author, who for decades earned his living with his sense of humor. Now skillfully using that same wit plus experience and lack of marketing skills to not earn a living in the Blogosphere, as self-employed video talent/ producer, author 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 as a kid. You may twit with him at “OldCootCork” befriend him as “John Pesky Corcoran” or dig his Vids on YouTube where he’s “Coot with a Camera”
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There I was all alone with the guy in the magical suit. People were trying to unmake his day.
It wasn’t the first time I’ve seen a projected movie alone. But that was as a film critic and at a screening room, often on a movie lot. I had never… Read full post »
There was a guy on the roof somewhere. We think he might have done it.
A “commentator” on Fox tweeted that the Muslims did it. He suggests an appropriate punishment would be killing them all. If Fox has fired him, they’ve done it quietly.
Time to change… Read full post »
We all have those “what if?” moments in our lives where we wonder what if the breaks had gone the other way--might we be better off today? Short of proving the Many Worlds Interpretation of Quantum Physics, we’ll never know. But sometimes we learn late in life that perhaps the/… Read full post »
The Author worked the Red Carpet and covered the Academy Awards as a Television reporter for some fifteen years.
Is Argo a very good movie? You betcha. Is it one for the ages, or even better than some of the other nominees? Not such a sure bet.
But it… Read full post »
Getting older doesn’t have to be all bad. Take me, for instance, and a lot of people wish you would. I have turned four age-related Negatives into one Positive and created an exciting new talent for Physical Comedy.
The former Four Horsemen of My Apocalypse are: Clumsiness, Depleted Shor/… Read full post »
I recently spent two weeks not sleeping during what was amusingly called a “vacation” in Kennebunkport, ME.
Lovely town. Lobster is great. The senior Bushes live there. Biggest downside? In August, it’s as humid as a schvitzy sponge dunked in drawn butter.
The air in… Read full post »
When it comes to “What was your Dad doing on the day you were born?” Father’s Day stories, I can top yours, his, and that guy in the corner. Some Dads jump for joy at the birth of their first child. A few head for the hills. Mine fell out/… Read full post »
On Friday I wrote of the considerable hazards that endanger an empty nest husband when his wife goes away and leaves him in charge of the house. The flow of concern to my blog and Open Salon that poured in was truly whelming. I am touched by the (literally) single-digit numbers of peo… Read full post »
I figure it’s a good idea every so often for my wife to go away for a few days. For one thing, it gives her a well-earned respite from me, which is good for her mental health. (As she is reunioning with college friends, this excursion should be doubly good for… Read full post »
A CorkComment360. Comedic insights, advice and inaccuracies in 360 words or less, to better serve you, the distracted, multi-tasking, short-attention-spanned semi-literate Reader.
I’m a giver, which is why I’m always happy to share my life experiences.… Read full post »
One of the best domestic family outtings our family ever enjoyed was a quick mini-vacation slash college visit, travelling from LA through the Central California Coast and beyond.
We stuck with the plan to drive up despite a la/… Read full post »
My First Cousin twice removed--once forcibly--lives in the sleepy Southern town of Dimwitty in a 20th century Doublewide with his 19-year-old sister/wife and his 18th century politics. He’s given me permission to… Read full post »
When my wife and first married, we often gave each other romantic gifts. One memorable Valentine’s Day, for instance, it was an expensive, sexy, see-through Parisian negligee. I got her something nice, too.
As we’ve gotten older, however, the gifts have become more pragmatic than r… Read full post »
As everyone who’s heard a “good beat, easy to dance to” knows, broadcast legend Dick Clark died this week. Clark’s fame began with a popular dance show in Philadelphia called "American Bandstand." He became a pop icon and the man credited with giving rock and roll its b… Read full post »
Thank God, Gore and Google for the Internet. Where else to learn it’s not too early to make plans for the Mayan Apocalypse? That’s the day the Earth flips its Poles, implodes, and/or collides with the wandering Planet X. It’s less than nine months away. (De… Read full post »
I'm writing and posting this quickly, before it slips my mind. So fair warning: This is… Read full post »
This endless onslaught of information is responsible… Read full post »
Most American football fans are against excessive violence and pay-for-injury bounties. The League’s punishments are justified. But Futbol fans should not gloat.
I will not silently sit by and listen to gross canards from haughty Soccer Supremacists. One wrote me to condemn American football v… Read full post »
John Corcoran has been an entertainment reporter and is a seven time Emmy winning movie critic on TV in Hollywood, Washington, DC, and Boston .
About half way through 21 Jump Street I had a revelation. Gross out Comedy--like Killer Bacteria newly resistant to antibiotics--is… Read full post »
What’s all this fuss about Rick Santorum wanting to ban birth control?
You may have read that the Sweater-vest Yenta from the Great State of Regression has declared open season on lady parts. Nothing new about that. This is roughly the same policy as the Roman Catholic Chur… Read full post »
Paul E. Almonds
I am Chief Spokesman for MOBPAC, a contortion of underworld organizations using honestly filched money to determine the outcome of the upcoming Presidential election. We at MOBPAC are delighted to report our endorsed candidate, former Speaker-of-th… Read full post »
Yoga is bad for you. Who knew?
Who suspected that Yoga’s most famous position, “Downward Facing Dog,” could leave you sick as one? Or that Savasansa—the “Yoga Corpse Pose,” might be the last pose you ever take? Who would ever dream the oh-so-healthful way of exerc… Read full post »
By John Corcoran, Jr.
NORTH POLE, (Dec 22): Here’s the latest from the North Pole. As reported here in July, Santa Claus Industries laid off more than 50 Elves last summer, citing recessionary pressures for the cutback. A wildcat strike by remaining workers fizzled in early September, ho… Read full post »
Where I Live: Outside Los Angeles, CA.
Where I Vacated: Kennebunkport, ME.
Why Kennebunkport? Because I so admire George H.W. Bush, who also Summers there.
Categorization of Last Comment: Cynicism with a pinch of Irony.
Real reason I went there: Relatives, lobstuhs, and the ceaseless need to… Read full post »