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Poem in black and white

post #1 of 9
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You could hardly see for all the snow,
Spread the rabbit ears as far as they go;
Pull a chair up to the TV set,
"Good Night, David. Good Night, Chet."
Depending on the channel you tuned,
You got Rob and Laura - or Ward and June;
It felt so good. It felt so right,
Life looked better in black and white.

I Love Lucy, The Real McCoys,
Dennis the Menace, the Cleaver boys;
Rawhide, Gunsmoke, Wagon Train,
Superman, Jimmy and Lois Lane.

Father Knows Best, Patty Duke,
Rin Tin Tin and Lassie too;
Donna Reed on Thursday night! --
Life looked better in black and white.

I wanna go back to black and white,
Everything always turned out right;
Simple people, simple lives...
Good guys always won the fights.

Now nothing is the way it seems,
In living color on the TV screen;
Too many murders, too many fights,
I wanna go back to black and white.

In God they trusted; alone in bed they slept,
A promise made was a promise kept;
They never cussed or broke their vows,
They'd never make the network now.

But if I could, I'd rather be,
In a TV town in '53;
It felt so good. It felt so right,
Life looked better in black and white.

I'd trade all the channels on the satellite,
If I could just turn back the clock tonight;
To when everybody knew wrong from right,
Life was better in black and white!
post #2 of 9
Yes, who would of thought Ricky Nelson would die freebasing cocaine?
post #3 of 9
Thread Starter 
Well, Gee, Wally! And whatever happened to The Beav? :
post #4 of 9
Actually he was on TV a few years ago. He looks the same only older and rounder. Isn't Eddie Haskil a police officer somewhere?
post #5 of 9
Then there was the time June said to Ward: "Don't you think you were a little hard on the Beaver last night?" :
post #6 of 9
Thread Starter 
Decorum prevented me from using that line SLATZ. I'm glad you posted it for me!
post #7 of 9
Quote:
Originally posted by SLATZ:
Yes, who would of thought Ricky Nelson would die freebasing cocaine?
Nobody would. Ricky Nelson died in a plane crash on December 31, 1985 on his way to a concert in Dallas, Texas.
post #8 of 9
Wrong, he died when the cabin caught fire. The plane landed. I remember the news report and the follow up.
post #9 of 9
Thread Starter 
Didn't Richard Pryor light up like a Christmas tree while freebasing? And Michael Jackson set his hair on fire...

Someone told me a funny about that. He and Richard Pryor were going to start a scholarship fund: "The Ignited Negros College Fund -because a mind is a terrible thing to baste". :



[ October 17, 2003, 01:52 PM: Message edited by: Bonni ]
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