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  • Alan Alda wants scientists to cut out the jargon

    05/01/2013 12:44:00 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 58 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 1, 2013 3:21 PM EDT | Frank Eltman
    Among the procedures Army surgeon Hawkeye Pierce performed on “M.A.S.H.” was an end-to-end anastomosis. Most of the viewers, actor Alan Alda concedes, had no idea he was talking about removing a damaged piece of intestine and reconnecting the healthy pieces. Today, the award-winning film and television star is on a mission to teach physicians, physicists and scientists of all types to ditch the jargon and get their points across in clear, simple language. … “There’s no reason for the jargon when you’re trying to communicate the essence of the science to the public, because you’re talking what amounts to gibberish...
  • 'M*A*S*H' star Allan Arbus dead at 95

    04/23/2013 11:36:04 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 51 replies
    TVGuide ^ | April 23, 2013
    Allan Arbus, who played psychiatrist Maj. Sidney Freedman on "M*A*S*H," died Friday at home in Los Angeles, his daughter Amy confirmed to The New York Times. He was 95. Abrus, who had served as a military photography in the Army and ran a fashion photography business before becoming an actor, was so convincing in his role as Maj. Freedman, that co-star Alan Alda often found himself opening up to Arbus. Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2013/04/23/mash-allan-arbus-dead-at-95/#ixzz2RJSqWJIN
  • M.A.S.H. Star Partners with Castro's Spy Agency

    07/13/2012 7:14:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 74 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 13, 2012 | Humberto Fontova
    Though a consistently good show, few conservatives mistook M.A.S.H for anything but pinko propaganda. Last week long-time M.A.S.H star Mike Farrell (Capt. B.J. Hunnicut) took the last few baby-steps and started spouting outright Communist propaganda. In a letter to President Obama, Farrell officially partners with Castro’s KGB-trained DGI urging the release of five of their agents and officers who were convicted in 2001 of conspiracy to commit espionage against the U.S. and conspiracy to murder Americans. The Supreme Court has twice upheld the convictions of these Communist terrorists and accessories to murder. In 1933, Stalin’s propaganda chief, Willi Munzenberg, re-monikered...
  • Harry Morgan, Colonel Potter on ‘M*A*S*H,’ Dies at 96

    12/07/2011 9:18:42 AM PST · by Borges · 166 replies
    NY Times ^ | 12/07/11 | Michael Pollack
    Harry Morgan, the prolific character actor best known for playing the acerbic but kindly Colonel Potter in the long-running television series “M*A*S*H,” died Wednesday morning at his home in Los Angeles. He was 96. His son Charles confirmed his death. In more than 100 movies, Mr. Morgan played Western bad guys, characters with names like Rocky and Shorty, loyal sidekicks, judges, sheriffs, soldiers, thugs and police chiefs. On television, he played Officer Bill Gannon with a phlegmatic but light touch to Jack Webb’s always-by-the-book Sgt. Joe Friday in the updated “Dragnet,” from 1967 to 1970. He starred as Pete Porter,...
  • Harry Morgan, Colonel Potter on ‘M*A*S*H, Dies at 96”

    12/07/2011 12:34:06 PM PST · by guido911 · 32 replies
    NYT ^ | December 7, 2011 | MICHAEL POLLAK
  • Sour Mash to Bourbon to Mint Julep

    08/02/2010 6:01:23 AM PDT · by jay1949 · 43 replies · 3+ views
    Backcountry Notes ^ | August 2, 2010 | Jay Henderson
    Kentucky settlers brought with them the craft of making whiskey, substituting corn for other grain ingredients. Raw whiskey distilled from corn mash has a good deal of, shall we say, character, and some distillers decided to take the time to make a mellower product. Early Kentucky distillers used new oak casks which had been charred on the inside, aging the whiskey from two to six years before decanting into jugs for sale. This resulted in a superior product which eventually became the hard liquor of choice for Americans. We know it as "Bourbon."
  • Farr, Toledo friend find visit bittersweet

    02/27/2010 6:57:59 AM PST · by DJ MacWoW · 4 replies · 439+ views
    Toledo Blade ^ | February 27, 2010 | JENNIFER FEEHAN
    Getting a visit from Jamie Farr is not such a big deal for Greg Morris. At 76, the retired car salesman has been friends with Jamie - Jameel as he calls him - for 70 years. The two went to school together at Lagrange Elementary and later at Woodward High School. They grew up in the same north-end neighborhood and shared the kind of experiences you don't forget even when one of you move to Los Angeles and find fame and fortune. "You can't explain why people are friends and why those friendships last, but there certainly is magic in...
  • `M-A-S-H' writer Larry Gelbart dies

    09/11/2009 4:26:39 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 25 replies · 1,052+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/11/09 | AP
    LOS ANGELES – Larry Gelbart, the comedy writer famed for his work on "M-A-S-H" and "Tootsie," has died. Gelbart died at his Beverly Hills home Friday morning after a long battle with cancer, .. He was 81. Gelbart won a Tony award for "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" and an Emmy for "M-A-S-H," the classic TV comedy based on the Robert Altman film about Army doctors during the Korean War. He was nominated for two Oscars, for .. "Tootsie" and "Oh, God!"
  • "M*A*S*H" Star Out Of The Closet

    05/07/2009 7:42:06 AM PDT · by NRA1995 · 69 replies · 2,288+ views
    Comcast.net ^ | 5/7/09
    "M*A*S*H"'s Major Charles Winchester has stepped out of the tent. Actor David Ogden Stiers tells Gossipboy.com, "I am [gay]. Very proud to be so." Later in the interview, he said, "I wish to spend my life's twilight being just who I am."
  • 'M*A*S*H' Star David Ogden Stiers Reveals He's Gay

    05/06/2009 5:01:29 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 129 replies · 6,188+ views
    ABC ^ | May 6, 2009 | SHEILA MARIKAR
    In the twilight of his career, "M*A*S*H" actor David Ogden Stiers has finally come out, saying he's no longer afraid to be gay.
  • Burt Prelutsky: Captain Chandler And Me

    02/10/2009 3:47:12 PM PST · by EveningStar · 5 replies · 318+ views
    Big Hollywood ^ | February 10, 2009 | Burt Prelutsky
    Recently, I received an e-mail from a young associate pastor in Maryland. He introduced himself as an avid fan of "MASH." He said that one of his favorite episodes had been one I wrote, "Quo Vadis, Captain Chandler?" and that he was considering using the show as an inspiration for an upcoming sermon. He wanted to know how I had come up with the idea. He also wanted to know how my own faith and understanding of God or Christ had informed my writing.
  • Still The Land Of Fruits And Nuts

    05/19/2008 6:57:31 AM PDT · by ParsifalCA · 21 replies · 55+ views
    ExileStreet ^ | 5/19/08 | Burt Prelutsky
    Because California, and Hollywood in particular, have been the punch line for so many jokes over the years, I suspect that people who don’t live out here assume we can’t possibly be that wacky. They don’t know the half of it. In order for you to better understand what conservatives in this neck of the woods have to deal with, I’ll relate a few typical incidents. The first took place about 10 years ago. My wife and I were invited to a dinner party by the widow of a screenwriter who’d been my longtime tennis partner. We were one of...
  • M*A*S*H note: 25 years later, a look back at series' record-breaking finale

    02/28/2008 1:23:20 PM PST · by Borges · 56 replies · 192+ views
    Pop Matters ^ | 2/28/08 | Diane Werts
    What was I doing the night of Feb. 28, 1983? Maybe spinning the new Prince record 1999. Sewing in bigger shoulder pads. Or drooling over those ultramodern VCR recorders. I might even have been watching a TV promo for a new show called The A-Team during NBC’s Monday Night Movie. Whatever kept me occupied, I wasn’t doing what folks in more than three-quarters of American homes with TV were doing that night. Watching the finale of CBS’ hit sitcom M*A*S*H. Twenty-five years later, the series’ 2 ˝-hour wrap up episode “Goodbye, Farewell and Amen” remains the No. 1-ranked network telecast...
  • Army’s last MASH becomes a CSH

    10/18/2006 7:05:57 PM PDT · by SandRat · 15 replies · 450+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Christine June
    MIESAU, Germany (Army News Service, Oct. 18, 2006) – Ending its almost eight-year run as the last of its kind, the 212th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital became the 212th Combat Support Hospital Oct. 16 on Miesau Army Depot in Kaiserslautern, Germany. “You can be assured that if you are wounded on the battlefield and you make it to the 212th CSH, you will live. That’s how great Army medicine is, and that’s how well equipped and confident the Soldiers of the 212th CSH are,” said Col. Angel Lugo, the last 212th MASH and first 212th CSH commander, during the conversion...
  • Field hospital no problem for Bravo Surgical

    06/29/2006 8:28:01 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 343+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Lance Cpl. Wayne Edmiston
    MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (June 28, 2006) -- When many people think of a field hospital, often scenes from the popular sitcom “M.A.S.H.” come to mind. For the sailors of Bravo Surgical Co., 2nd Medical Battalion, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, a field hospital is serious business. “We are setting up an mock (Surgical/Shock Trauma Platoon) you would see set up as a quick reaction force,” said Petty Officer 1st Class Michael D. Whaley, the lead petty officer for Bravo Surgical Co. “This SSTP can provide everything from surgical to basic care and ancillary services such as X-ray and...
  • Fighting for family, life after M*A*S*H ("Radar" actor Gary Burghoff is a Christian!)

    05/02/2006 5:35:23 PM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 66 replies · 4,249+ views
    ASSIST News Service ^ | May 2, 2006 | Scott Harrup
    SPRINGFIELD, MO (ANS) -- Gary Burghoff almost never gives interviews anymore. The actor, best known for his role as Cpl. “Radar” O’Reilly in both the movie and television series M*A*S*H, is 62 and long retired to private life. But in a February interview with Canadian radio talk show host Drew Marshall on Oakville, Ontario’s JOY 1250, Burghoff speaks candidly about a decision he made not long after he left M*A*S*H. “Family, to me, became the most important thing,” he says of his rationale for exiting the show that defined his career. “I was not available as a father because of...
  • M*A*S*H No More (Air Force field hospital moves from tents to trailers)

    02/09/2006 9:24:13 PM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies · 394+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Feb 9, 2006 | Master Sgt. Will Ackerman
    SATHER AIR BASE, Iraq, Feb. 9, 2006 — The thought of a field hospital conjures up images of medics rolling battle-wounded troops on gurneys into a dimly lit operating room. "We are the only surgical-based clinic at Victory Base Complex. We’ll do emergency surgery here, but then move (the patient) to a higher-level facility (in or out of theater)." U.S. Air Force Col. Christian Benjamin The 447th Expeditionary Medical Squadron at Sather Air Base, at Baghdad International Airport, also faced the desert dust and worked in cramped quarters. They moved inside recently to a new 15,000-square foot modular medical clinic,...
  • U.S. military to shut down last MASH unit (donated to Pakistan)

    02/04/2006 7:29:54 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 427+ views
    ap on San Diego Union Tribune ^ | 2/4/06 | William Foreman - ap
    RAWALPINDI, Pakistan – The U.S. military is shutting down its last MASH, the mobile hospital made famous by the long-running TV show about martini-sipping, wisecracking Army doctors. This month, the Army will donate the last Mobile Army Surgical Hospital to Pakistan where it has been caring for survivors of last year's massive earthquake, Rear Admiral Michael LeFever said Saturday at an air base outside the capital Islamabad. “This is the last MASH unit in the United States Army,” said LeFever. “We are excited that this MASH will live on in Pakistan.” The 84-bed, $4.5-million MASH unit includes a surgical suite...
  • Extraordinary care packed in ordinary tents

    12/29/2005 4:25:40 PM PST · by SandRat · 11 replies · 524+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Dec 27, 2005 | Army Sgt. Dallas Walker
    12/27/2005 - BALAD AIR BASE, Iraq (AFPN) -- In a sea of tents and trailers on Balad Air Base in northern Iraq, shrapnel is being surgically removed from a limb, medics are racing to stop someone from bleeding to death and another life is being saved from wounds inflicted on the battlefield. It is that sea of tents which houses the Air Force theater hospital, where servicemembers and civilians get the most advanced medical care possible in a combat zone. Run by the 332nd Expeditionary Medical Group, the hospital offers trauma and specialized medical care for people throughout Iraq and...
  • ACLU of Northern California in San Francisco holds conference (Mike Farrell is mad at Arnold)

    12/12/2005 3:19:34 PM PST · by jimboster · 90 replies · 2,422+ views
    Whittier Daily News ^ | 12/12/05 | Ruby Gonzales
    The ACLU of Northern California in San Francisco held a news conference at their offices in downtown San Francisco Monday, shortly after the governor's decision was announced. Also present were members of Amnesty International and actor Mike Farrell, who is on the board of Death Penalty Focus. "We are terribly disappointed with the governor," said Dorothy Ehrlich, executive director of ACLU of Northern California. Magdaleno Rose-Avila of Amnesty International said his organization was shocked by the governor's decision and further "disgusted by his tone ..." Farrell, perhaps best know for his TV roles in "MASH" and "Providence," lashed out at...
  • Trauma unit is Iraq's version of MASH

    09/18/2005 6:36:16 PM PDT · by neverdem · 6 replies · 664+ views
    The Seattle Times ^ | September 18, 2005 | Richard Chin
    Knight Ridder Newspapers FORWARD OPERATING BASE SPEICHER, Iraq — It's the beginning of the work week in northern Iraq, and Greg Beilman is pretty sure that someone is getting hurt. "It's Sunday. They're blowing themselves up," Beilman predicts. He knows that because it's his job to patch up the people caught in this country's violent insurgency. In civilian life, the 46-year-old Army Reserve colonel is a trauma surgeon and critical-care doctor in Minneapolis. But for the past three months, Beilman has been a surgeon at the 228th Combat Support Hospital stationed near Tikrit. The CSH — called a "cash" —...
  • CBS, NBC exec Lafferty dead at 87 (credited with bringing MASH, All in the Family, Waltons to TV)

    09/09/2005 5:04:24 PM PDT · by lunarbicep · 11 replies · 332+ views
    Smallscreen News ^ | 09/09/05 | Smallscreen News
    CENTURY CITY, CA, United States (UPI) -- Longtime CBS and NBC executive Perry Lafferty, credited with bringing 'MASH' and 'All in the Family' to the small screen has died at age 87. Lafferty died Aug. 25 of prostate cancer at his Century City, Calif., home, the Los Angeles Times reported Friday. Former co-worker Fred Silverman said Lafferty brought 'quite a lineup' to the air during his 11 years as head of West Coast programming for CBS. The network was constantly No. 1 in the ratings with programs such as 'The Mary Tyler Moore Show,' 'The Waltons' and 'Maude.' Lafferty...
  • Jury Selection To Resume Next Monday In Hawkeye Pierce's Case

    08/17/2005 11:23:17 AM PDT · by Rodney King · 3 replies · 388+ views
    The Omaha Channel ^ | today | some guy
    DES MOINES, Iowa -- Jury selection in the Pierre Pierce trial ended shortly after it began Monday morning. Pierce, a former Hawkeye basketball star, is charged with several crimes in connection with an incident last winter at a former girlfriend's home in West Des Moines. If convicted, he faces up to 56 years in prison. Jury selection did get under way Monday, but after today it will be delayed until next Monday because of a hearing that will be held Thursday to hear a motion to dismiss. The motion comes because of a new report not given to the defense...
  • A Second Look At 'MASH'

    07/23/2002 5:10:02 PM PDT · by Reaganwuzthebest · 111 replies · 2,443+ views
    Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune ^ | July 22, 2002 | Randy A. Salas
    Robert Altman, who directed "MASH," never liked the critically praised hit TV series that was based on his Oscar-winning 1970 film. On the commentary track of the film's DVD, he continually refers to "that TV show" - "denigration through italics," as the TV show's creator, Larry Gelbart, put it. "He's always been very vocal in criticizing the series," Gelbart said of the esteemed film director. "So much so that a number of years ago, I was at a party, and he was at the same party. Much against my better judgment, I allowed somebody to introduce me to him. I...
  • Cpl. Klinger is GOP donor?

    While browsing fundrace.org, the site that tells you what your neighbors (friends, celebrities, enemies) contribute to political campaigns, I saw this. (I'm assuming there is only one Jamie Farr, self employed, actor.)Fundrace listing
  • M*A*S*H Doctor Veterans for Truth

    08/26/2004 6:35:53 AM PDT · by finnman69 · 10 replies · 963+ views
    A Large Regular ^ | 8/26/04 | Chris Lynch
    ANNOUNCER: Welcome to HARDBALL. Tonight we have Democratic Presidential Candidate Dr. Frank Burns and the leader of M*A*S*H Doctor Veterans for Truth - Dr. Benjamin Pierce. CHRIS MATTHEWS: I'm Chris Matthews let's play Hardball. MATTHEWS: This half-hour on HARDBALL, Korean Veteran Dr. Ben Pierce, Frank Burn's longtime nemesis, on his contested new book, "Frank Burns Eats Worms." Dr. Pierce is here to debate Dr. Frank Burns, the Democratic nominee for President. Dr. Burns and Dr. Pierce served together in the same unit in Korea but while Dr. Burns returned home to a successful practice and political career - Dr. Pierce...
  • Calling Graphics Whiz! Need morph of Kerry/Maj.Frank Burns!!!

    08/02/2004 7:43:06 AM PDT · by soccermom · 30 replies · 1,315+ views
    soccermom
    According to Kerry's peers, two of his wounds which earned purple hearts were both superficial and self-inflicted. In one case, he apparently got hit with dry rice! The questions surrounding the details of John Kerry's purple hearts reminded me of a M*A*S*H episode. Major Frank Burns, the sniveling idiot who had no respect from his peers or his subordinates, got an egg shell in his eye. He tried to get a purple heart citing "shell fragment in eye"! Since Kerry also has little respect from his "Band of Brothers" and apparently got medals under exaggerated claims, I am now referring...
  • Kick Limbaugh off AFRTS

    07/04/2004 9:53:23 AM PDT · by buzzyboop · 91 replies · 2,634+ views
    Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | July 4, 2004 | Mike Farrell
    "Do the right thing." These were Secretary of State Colin Powell's words of advice to the Wake Forest University class of 2004 in his May commencement address. Then Powell issued an incontrovertible condemnation of the actions of U.S. soldiers' abuse of Iraqi prisoners: "Our nation is now going through a period of deep disappointment, a period of deep pain over some of our soldiers not doing the right thing at a place called Abu Ghraib. All Americans deplored what happened there."
  • Army Surgeon, Team Jump Into Iraq And Set Up Surgical Tent

    04/11/2003 9:48:37 AM PDT · by Stand Watch Listen · 2 replies · 330+ views
    Macon (GA) Telegraph | April 9, 2003 | Ken Dilanian
    BASHUR AIR BASE, northern Iraq --As a sophomore at St. Joseph's Prep School in Philadelphia, Harry Stinger saw the movie "The Longest Day," about paratroopers jumping into Normandy, France, on D-Day in World War II. From that point on, he said, he knew exactly what he wanted to do with his life: "I wanted to become a trauma surgeon for the U.S. Army paratroopers."Last month, Lt. Col. Stinger, a Chestnut Hill, Pa., native and board-certified Army surgeon, commanded the first forward surgical team to parachute into combat since World War II.He and eight other medical personnel from the Fort Lewis,...
  • M*A*S*H to haunt airwaves again.

    04/26/2002 6:32:07 PM PDT · by InvisibleChurch · 25 replies · 380+ views
    yahooooo! ^ | 042602
    Actor Alan Alda and the rest of his surviving pals from the 4077th will be returning to prime-time television for two-hour 30th anniversary 'M*A*S*H' reunion on May 17, 2002. The cast from the show was (L-R) Mike Farrell as Captain B.J. Hunnicut, William Christopher as Father Francis Mulcahy, Jamie Farr as Corporal Maxwell Q. Klinger, David Ogden Stiers as Major Charles Emerson Winchester III, Loretta Swit as Head Nurse Major Margaret Houlihan, Alan Alda as Captain Benjamin Franklin Pierce, Harry Morgan as Colonel Sherman T. Potter. Photo by Fox/Reuters