Retro Television Reviews: Fantasy Island 2.11 “Carnival/The Vaudevillians” — Through the Shattered Lens

Welcome to Retro Television Reviews, a feature where we review some of our favorite and least favorite shows of the past!  On Tuesdays, I will be reviewing the original Fantasy Island, which ran on ABC from 1977 to 1986.  The entire show is currently streaming on Tubi! Smiles everyone!  Smiles! Episode 2.11 “Carnival/The Vaudevillians” (Dir […]

Retro Television Reviews: Fantasy Island 2.11 “Carnival/The Vaudevillians” — Through the Shattered Lens

The Higginses in Mayberry

When Mr. and Mrs. Higgins moved to the small town of Mayberry, they didn’t know anyone. They didn’t know how they would connect with the community. But, they quickly found their niche.

The Higginses were both originally from the city. They had always wanted to live in a small town, and when they finally retired, they made the move. They loved the slower pace of life and the friendly people.

Every day, they would walk downtown to get their coffee and chat with the shopkeepers. They soon knew everyone in town by name. They would stop and chat with their neighbors whenever they saw them. They were always quick to help out with anything that needed to be done.

The Higginses were the town’s unofficial ambassadors. They welcomed new residents and made everyone feel at home. They were always there to lend a helping hand. And, they were always quick to offer a listening ear and a shoulder to cry on.

Because of the Higginses, the town of Mayberry was a close-knit community. And, that was just the way they liked it.

The Daily Spur-Shake

When Life Gives You Lemons…Shake Them Up!

It was a hot day and Emma was out walking in the park. She saw a man selling ice cold lemonade and she went over to buy a cup. As she sipped her drink, she noticed that the man had a sign that said “Shake for a dollar.”

Emma thought this was a great idea, so she decided to give it a try. She handed the man a dollar and he gave her a quick lesson on how to make the perfect lemonade shake.

Emma was so happy with her new skill that she decided to buy another cup of lemonade and shake it up for herself.

Emma had a great time learning how to make a lemonade shake and she was happy to have found a new skill.

She enjoyed the rest of her walk in the park and she was looking forward to trying out her new skill on her friends.

Nintendo announces Super Mario Bros Movie release date pushed forward — My Nintendo News

Nintendo and Illumination has confirmed this afternoon that The Super Mario Bros. Movie is having its release date pushed forward by a few days in the United States and 60 other markets around the world, which will please fans. The Super Mario Bros. Movie will now be released in the a number of markets on… Read…

Nintendo announces Super Mario Bros Movie release date pushed forward — My Nintendo News


Intention is a powerful thing

It can move mountains and change the course of rivers

When we set our intention on something

We are aligning our will with the Universe

And channels open up to help us achieve our goal

So if you want to make a change in your life

Start with setting your intention

And watch the magic happen

Gabrielle’s glass half-full

Gabrielle had always been a glass half-empty kind of person. She was the type of person who saw the possibility of things going wrong, and more often than not, things did go wrong. Her friends and family had always tried to encourage her to see the positive side of things, but it was just too hard for her.

So when she was faced with the possibility of losing her job, she didn’t even try to see the silver lining. She just assumed the worst and started looking for a new job.

It was only when she was offered the possibility of a promotion that she started to see things differently. Her old job wasn’t so bad after all. In fact, it was pretty good. And with the possibility of a promotion, it could be even better.

Gabrielle decided to take the promotion and stay at her old job. And she was finally able to see the glass half full.

John’s Day Off

Sleeping was the last thing that John wanted to do. It was his day off from work and he wanted to enjoy it. However, his wife Jane was exhausted from her night shift and needed some sleep. John reluctantly agreed to take a nap with her.

As they lay in bed, John couldn’t help but think about all the things he could be doing if he wasn’t sleeping. He could be watching TV, going for a walk, or even cleaning the house. But instead, he was lying in bed, next to his snoring wife.

Eventually, John started to drift off to sleep. He had been up for almost 24 hours and his body was telling him to rest. As he dozed off, he thought about all the things he wanted to do tomorrow. Maybe he could wake up early and go for a run before Jane woke up. Or maybe he could make her breakfast in bed.

Either way, John was happy to be sleeping next to his wife. Even though she snored, he loved her and enjoyed spending time with her.

Splatoon 3 updated to Version 3.0.0 (patch notes) — My Nintendo News

You may recall that, earlier today, it was confirmed that Splatoon 3 would be updating to version 3.0.0 later today. The news also came with the release of the update’s official patch notes, revealing that the update will be adding support for the Inkopolis DLC. Well, Nintendo has just released the update. Once you update,… Read…

Splatoon 3 updated to Version 3.0.0 (patch notes) — My Nintendo News