6 thoughts on “‘There Ought To Be Congressional Medals For People Like That’

  1. I still want to be Dana when I grow up.
    And I still quote from this show whenever I want to be emphatic to stupid people, a la, “Do whatever I want, or I swear to God, I’ll do something bad to you with numbers.”
    Thanks, A. I’m pretty grateful to be able to visit this place and to know all you people.
    Happy Thanksgiving, everybody!

  2. I love that you share my love for Sports Night.
    Thanks, A, for the keeping the doors open on this place, and all you and your fellow peeps share with us.
    Happy Thanksgiving, to all of you.

  3. Whenever I get confused or unhopeful or godawful freaked out about what I’m trying to do with my life, I try to remember that speech. That whatever happens, I can aspire to at least “make glass tubes.” And it makes me feel better.

  4. Wow. That’s great! I see now why Sport’s Night was so cool. I of course love Sorkin’s West Wing better, but that was great.
    I love how the staff stood together.
    It’s too bad Philo Farnsworth ended up penniless and alone. I read more details about his story and his wife was still with him. That might not be popular, but it is not alone.
    In a world where the bumper sticker, “He who dies with the most toys wins.” is popular I can see how that would be a slam. But you can’t take it with you.
    I remember reading about the sh*t the head of RCA David Sarnoff pulled on Farnsworth. There will always be people like that. Farnsworth didn’t just magically lose his money, it was ripped from him and he was let down by some of the money people during the end of his life. (Hmmm. Money people letting others down, where have we seen this before?)

  5. It took me a long time to forgive Sorkin and start watching West Wing because I was so upset he stopped doing Sports Night. Of course, I loved West Wing once I started, but I still get wistful whenever I am reminded of Sports Night.
    But, I am thankful I won’t have to watch West Wing now to experience a White House much more in tune with my values.

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