Saturday, September 15, 2018

Montoursville 2018: Interlude

It's been an off-kilter week here at Papergreat HQ, as I've been adjusting to a new job and work schedule. I've moved from Sports Editor to Deputy Opinion Editor at LNP, which means daytime shifts and adjustments to my writing schedule for this hobby blog. So I don't have a new Montoursville 2018 entry at the moment. At this point, I'm suspecting — no surprise — that the series won't be polished off until Halloween or thereafter.

But to tide you over, here's a May 1974 snapshot of me posing beside our modern-day deity, The Television, in the house on Mulberry Street. One question I have:
What's most alarming about this photo?
  • A. The wallpaper
  • B. The curtains
  • C. The carpet
  • D. My shirt
  • E. Yes
I don't have any memories of actually watching television at the Mulberry Street house. But I do have some memories of TV at our subsequent house. So, as a prelude to the next installment, here are some things I can recall watching at our house on Spruce Street, in the middle 1970s:

  • Battle of the Network Stars
  • Wonder Woman
  • Star Trek (in syndication, obviously)
  • The movie Silent Running, which was way too sad for young me, which is probably why it left such an impression

That's it. Either my memory has faded or I just didn't watch too much TV during those years, which is certainly not a bad thing. I do have many other memories of the Spruce Street house, though, which I will share in the next post.

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Bonus Trivia

Nerd alert: I discovered a very cool Marvel canon fact this week. Mary Jane Watson, longtime love interest of Peter Parker and herself a strong figure in the Marvel-verse, hails from Montoursville (!!), according to her official fictional biography.

It would be very cool if MJ and Baron Von Papergreat could appear together some day in a rousing tale set in Montoursville. If I was running Marvel, I'd nominate Chelsea Cain to write it.

1 comment:

  1. - That wallpaper ... just ..
    - I get nerd points for already knowing the Mary Jane connection.
    - My Dad scarred me life with Silent Running too