An Independence Day 2013 message to all those at Washington~and elsewhere~ who think they are so terribly important~who think they are the champion~Watch The Twilight Zone Season 3 Episode 5~A Game Of Pool~aired~October 31, 1961~and THINK about it~


Frustrated by the excessive censorship of Fifties TV, Serling redeployed to the Twilight Zone, where he could “have Martians say things that Democrats and Republicans couldn’t.”  Photo credit and cutline~~CBS

Rodman Edward “Rod” Serling (December 25, 1924 – June 28, 1975) was an American screenwriterplaywrighttelevision producer, and narrator best known for his live television dramas of the 1950s and his science fiction anthology TV seriesThe Twilight Zone.

Lamentably, Mr. Rod Serling, as with so many other giants of his day, died terribly young from the great killer of his time–cigarettes~~requiescat in pace, Rodman Edward~

 Now follows in 3 parts~~A Game of Pool, October 31, 1961~~

A frustrated pool champ has beaten everyone. Everyone except one man; the legend, Fats Brown. Brown is dead, and the champ can only curse his name. But guess who just walked in.



George Clayton JohnsonRod Serling (creator)

“You’re traveling through another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind; a journey into a wondrous land whose boundaries are that of imagination—next stop, the Twilight Zone!”

– Rod Serling, The Twilight Zone, Introduction.

“As long as they talk about you, you’re not really dead, as long as they speak your name, you continue. A legend doesn’t die, just because the man dies.”

–From “A Game Of Pool,” written by George Clayton Johnson, aired on The Twilight Zone, October 31, 1961.

PATTERNS: On the eve of Twilight Zone‘s premiere in 1959, Mike Wallace grilled Serling about censors, money, and motivation. Read it here.


 Rod with Fielder Cook, director, while at work on “Patterns.”

Jan. 1955.  Source: Binghamton Press.  Photo and cutline credit~~CBS

~~Κύριε ἐλέησον~~

Rejoice and Glad!!




John Daniel Begg


Washington, District of Columbia

United States

Thursday, 4 Juillet, Anno Domini Nostri Iesu Christi, 2013~Independence Day


John Daniel Begg


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