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OldCootCork Corcoran

OldCootCork Corcoran
July 27
Former TV on air critic dude, full time freelance writer and author, who for decades earned his living primarily with his sense of humor. Now in the Blogosphere, at Lifetime honors include seven Emmys, two kids who are not messed up and the same wife he started out with. You may twit with him at “OldCootCork” befriend him as “John Pesky Corcoran” or Linked in with John "The Cork" Corcoran.

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  When it comes to “What was your Dad doing on the day you were born?” Father’s Day stories, I can top yours, his, and that guy in the corner. Some Dads jump for joy at the birth of their first child. A few head for the hills.  Mine fell out/Read full post »

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DECEMBER 22, 2011 6:47AM

Claus Says Sleigh Regs, Aging Reindeer May Delay Christmas

By John Corcoran, Jr.

NORTH POLE, (Dec 22): Here’s the latest from the North Pole. As reported here in July, Santa Claus Industries laid off more than 50 Elves last summer, citing recessionary pressures for the cutback.  A wildcat strike by remaining workers fizzled in early September, ho… Read full post »

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APRIL 7, 2011 4:00AM

My Father’s Golf Clubs

In an alternate Universe this week, in a mystical land called Augusta, Supernatural beings are playing a game I am unfamiliar with in an event called The Masters. I will spend this weekend in my own Universe, an overflowing storage room and garage, tossing stuff out.There is one set of itemsRead full post »

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FEBRUARY 28, 2011 5:00PM

Book Jimmy Kimmel to Host Next year’s Oscars: NOW!

For more than a decade John Corcoran covered the Academy Awards for KABC-TV and later KCAL television. He was more than happy to not have to do so this year. Instead he found next year's Host.




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FEBRUARY 23, 2011 2:18PM

The Man Who failed to Kill My Father

My Dad never fired a gun in anger nor for sport. But for several months in his 25th year, he spent time in the company of those who did. Specifically a half dozen young men whose job it was to load, aim and discharge .50 caliber machine guns for the expressRead full post »