Updates for Coach
Says, Vol. 1, issue ii
Reader 9.4.0 changed the way Reader asks the user's (your)
permission to play audio files:
- You must
first click the speaker icon in an attempt to get one of my audio clips
to play. Then, a yellow bar appears
across the screen with the cautionary "Some features have
been disabled to avoid potential security risks. Only enable these
features if you trust this document."
On the right side of this bar is a drop down menu called "Options": Click
on "Options," then select either option
to enable audio clips to play.
- Unfortunately, if
you have already allowed Full Screen Mode because Reader
asks you to allow Full Screen Mode when you first open
the Coach Says, Vol. 1, issue ii document, when
you later click the speaker icon to play an audio clip, this yellow bar
does not appear.
So, you must click your computer's Escape key to return
to Non-Full Screen Mode, click the speaker
icon again, and then (and only then!) does that yellow bar appear.
Click that same drop down menu called "Options," select either
option. Then, click the speaker again, and all the audio clips will function
this issue's editorial "Stand-Up Comic as
Gunslinger," page 1-14, I compare/contrast Richard
Boone's character Paladin in the top-rated "Have Gun - Will Travel" (HGWT)
TV adult Western (1957-1963) with the character of a current top
Keynote Speaker and that of a top Stand-Up Comic.
This, to prove that the archetypical hero is both valid and necessary to our times and to these related three art forms.
To illustrate the point, I cited selected episodes of HGWT.
I released this issue of Coach
Says on 8-12-09, most of these episodes were
available to view online for free.
Yesterday, one of our readers, who had been watching these freebie episodes,
alerted me that they are suddenly no longer
available on CBS.com, IMDB.com and not even the $2/episode ones on Amazon.com
Therefore, links to these web sites from Coach
Says, Vol. 1, issue ii, will not work on pages
6, 7, and 11-13.
The usual suspect is the Hollywood Remake Machine.
Remakes almost always suffer by comparison to the original. Therefore,
producers of remakes often take action to make access to the original difficult.
Be sure to note user comments (6/13/06 to present day) below this Rotten Tomatoes
Free as we speak:
Youtube.com still has some sliced up episodes; so, to
avoid frustration, do make sure you find all the slices for a give episode before
you start watching.
Alert: video quality is so poor you will not be able to see
Boone's face fill a TV screen circa 1957 to reveal telling details of expression,
HGWT Seasons 1-3 can still (hopefully) be rented on DVD, which is a much superior
viewing experience, especially if watched on a TV (intended medium):
2) Block Busters:
Please report any additional expired HTML links you may find in Coach
Vol. 1, issue ii, so we can post the new web addresses for those links
on this web page.
Email me here: firstname.lastname@example.org, Subject: Coach
Says, Vol. 1, issue ii, dead links report