The Sunday Post AKA What’s On My (Mostly Virtual) Nightstand 11-24-13

Sunday Post

It’s very timey-wimey that the 50th anniversaries of the assassination of John F. Kennedy and Doctor Who share a weekend. They did in 1963, too. In 1963, JFK was killed on Friday, November 22, and Doctor Who premiered on Saturday, November 23. In 1963, there was considerably more attention paid to the assassination of a U.S. President.

In 2013, I’m not so sure.

200px-John_F._Kennedy,_White_House_color_photo_portraitIn 1963, I was 6 years old. Unlike many of my peers, I was not in school that day. I was home with tonsillitis. (I got my tonsils out just before Christmas that year). My memory of that entire weekend is of being home, sick, and that there was nothing else on television except the repeating coverage of the assassination and the funeral. I was bored and I had no one to play with. Not my finest moment, but six-year-olds are fairly selfish.

This time around it’s amazing how easy it is to ignore the 50th anniversary of Kennedy’s assassination if you only want to see the coverage of the Doctor Who 50th anniversary special. Which I haven’t seen yet, we have tickets to see it tomorrow night in a theater, but some of the reviews worry me.

Time marches on in its timey-wimey way.

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Bittersweet Magic by Nina Croft — $25 Amazon Gift Card
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Buying In by Laura Hemphill (review + giveaway)
In Love With a Wicked Man by Liz Carlyle (review + giveaway)
Matzoh and Mistletoe by Jodi Griffin (review)
Poisoned Web by Crista McHugh (review + giveaway)

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2 thoughts on “The Sunday Post AKA What’s On My (Mostly Virtual) Nightstand 11-24-13

  1. I wasn’t even a thought in 63..LOL but my Mom and Dad remember where they were when they heard the news on Kennedy. We had a party for the Doctor Who anniversary, and watching the show live..personally I loved every minute of it..but I am an addict and have every season since the first and have watched every episode at least 2. We had BBC on all week watching all of the seasons round the clock it was a blast. Have a wonderful week and enjoy the show!

  2. The Kennedy assassination was on my 4th birthday. Although my memory isn’t as crisp as it once was, my recollections of that day, and the funeral, are still pretty vivid.

    I’m very bummed because I don’t have a tv so I missed all the Dr. Who stuff. I’ll download the shows later, but it’s not the same. 🙁 (I started watching Dr. Who in the 80s when a local PBS station would run the old episodes in 30 min. segments late at night every weeknite. I was chronically sleep-deprived for many years as a result.)

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