Posts Tagged ‘dvds’

Jun
19
2011

When I was kid, James Bond made me clean the basement.

My dad — a Bond movie fan and avid Ian Fleming reader — made 007 movies like Goldfinger our reward for the tough chores. After hours of housework, I’d see Sean Connery on The ABC Sunday Night Movie, edited for TV broadcast.

This Father’s Day, I gave Dad a trio of James Bond gifts.


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May
25
2011

Oprah Winfrey loves to give. She graciously signed off today after 25 years of daytime television and nearly a decade of her audience-swooning Favorite Things. The blog Jezebel estimates Oprah gave $23,809,050 worth of products since 2002. Not every gift stood the test of time — like Dell’s Pocket DJ MP3 player and J.Lo’s velour sweatsuit — but most have. Let Oprah be your guide for your next gift.

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Jan
02
2011

My dad loves London’s consulting detective. For his birthday, I tracked down two Sherlock Holmes DVD gifts. The TV show Sherlock: Season One ($24) re-imagines Holmes as a 21st century sleuth (with GPS, Internet and texting).

Next, I paired 2010’s Sherlock with the classic 1940s Holmes. The Complete Sherlock Holmes Collection ($75) features all 14 Sherlock Holmes films, starring the inimitable Basil Rathbone. If you think the complete DVD box set is too much, consider giving these two double feature DVDs:

Depending on what DVD he plays, either “The game is afoot” with classic Holmes or “The game is on” with the new Sherlock.


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Dec
29
2010

If you haven’t heard of John McGivern, he is Milwaukee’s Garrison Keillor — only funnier. Tonight we took in his laugh-til-you-hurt, one-man show Home for the Holidays. My wife said it was her favorite part of this Christmas holiday. In this YouTube clip, John shares his childhood memories of Christmas presents.

If you know a Milwaukeean, consider giving one of John McGivern’s funny and nostalgic DVDs, like the Emmy-winning The Early Stories of John McGivern.


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Dec
26
2010