Monthly Archives: January 2011

What Killed Silent Comedy?

On (accessed from Turner Classic Movies’, I ran across an interesting discussion entitled, “Did Groucho kill Harpo?

While not the title I might have chosen, it’s an interesting discussion about the transition from silent to sound, and from silent comedy to sound comedy. While the piece has its flaws (mentioning many movies without the years they were made, and occasionally rambling a bit off point), it’s an interesting thought article on the transitions caused by technology, current events and changing public tastes.

Included in the article is a link to a very early color talkie from about 1900!

Find it here.

MMmmmm… Chocolate Is Health Food… Arrrggghhhh


By Sally Wadyka

Here’s some good news about chocolate that should help assuage any guilt you have about consuming it, from The Practical Guide To Healthy Living