Watch vintage comedy TV before bed and sleep better #TBT

Posted By on August 31, 2023

VWs in Defiance OhioBrenda and I have transitioned from “mostly news” in the late evening to watching a half-hour of vintage comedy on TV … at least before bed. The repetitive drumbeat of depressing, anger-inducing news is not very conducive for a good night’s sleep.

Don Adams - Get Smart - Shoe phoneOne of the funny shows we enjoy is the late 1960’s sitcom “Get Smart.” Hilarious for those of us with an odd sense of humor; why can’t they make comedies like this anymore?

Anyway we seem to notice items in the show that today seem out of place, like the corded phones (and actor Don Adam’ s dial shoe phone), a VW Karmann Ghia and references/terms that are verböten these days.

Our discussion shifted to modern cars that are likely to get old quickly due to technological change rather than rusting or wearing out, much as do computers and cellphones. We concluded that perhaps we should go back to driving older mechanical cars rather than these computers on wheels. She decide a Herbie car (VW Beetle) was for her and I opted for a Willys … perhaps a 4WD Truck instead of a Jeep? 

Willy Jeep Truck


Desultory - des-uhl-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee

  1. lacking in consistency, constancy, or visible order, disconnected; fitful: desultory conversation.
  2. digressing from or unconnected with the main subject; random: a desultory remark.
My Desultory Blog