John Boni's Blog

John Boni

John Boni
North Carolina, USA
July 03
Retired TV writer/producer, mostly comedy, but also soaps and children's programming. Blogging because, like everyone else, things are on my mind.


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JANUARY 16, 2009 10:31AM

Even Better Than the Sham Wow Even

Hello, friends.  It's me again, Billy Mays -- I said, it’s me again Billy Mays.  BILLY MAYS!


That's my picture, in case you didn't hear me. 

I'm at the top of my lungs today to tell you about another great product you'll wonder how you did without all… Read full post »

JANUARY 14, 2009 11:48AM

What the Hell Is Relevant Coffee?

With the imminent swearing in of Obama as President and an overwhelmingly Democrat Congress, look for an accelerated dash to green living in the fight against global warming despite new evidence that the planet is cooling.  As the great comedian Jimmy Durante famously said, “Everybody want… Read full post »

JANUARY 6, 2009 2:07PM

The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight

This is what the Illinois Blago Democrat fiasco reminds me of -- a national version of Jimmy Breslin’s funny book about the hi-jinks of warring Mafia family underlings. However, instead of local, unimportant, dysfunctional wiseguys trying to get a hind leg up against the other, we have two prom… Read full post »

Why the hell do some pleasures have to be guilty?  And where did that idea come from anyway?

 As I see it, there are two parts to a guilty pleasure:  The guilt that’s felt for enjoying something and an embarrassment to admit it.  That’s because structurally, a guilt… Read full post »

1.  My dentist in Los Angeles was the father of the first young boy Michael Jackson allegedly buggered and who received twenty million dollars as restitution, officially not for the buggering, but for potential film scripts the eleven year old boy said he had ideas for.  You could look it u… Read full post »

DECEMBER 24, 2008 4:01PM

Is It Christmas Eve Or Holidays Eve?

Well, we're at the end of that special time of the year and the annual battle between secularists and religionists was again, though not as virulently as in the past.  However, the question still remains: Will we be having a Merry Christmas or a Happy Holiday?

Here in Durham, neighbor to the… Read full post »

Editor’s Pick
DECEMBER 10, 2008 9:34AM

It's Time For Christians To Rethink Homosexuality

In the noisy and bitter aftermath of Proposition 8’s failure in California, national protests by gay and straight groups are sweeping the country.  Today is Day Without A Gay Day and gays are being encouraged to call in sick and donate the time to help in the battle for gay marriage.

Their… Read full post »

I just saw James Marsh's wonderful documentary Man On Wire, about Phillipe Petit's extraordinary wirewalk thirty-four years ago between the rooftops of the now destroyed twin towers of the World Trade Center.  Petit, France's busking performer/provacateur, had been obsessed by the towe… Read full post »