March 26, 1986 |
Hank Ketcham. A real man's name, all angles and edges. The name of a boxing manager, maybe; a hockey coach; a bounty hunter. Henry Ketcham. A lot softer, somehow. Easily the name of the patient, devoted father of, say, a 5-year-old boy. Probably even goes to church. Hank Ketcham, progenitor of "Dennis the Menace," used to be Henry. Still is, sometimes. In between, he's Hank, the millionaire golfer/cartoonist of Pebble Beach by way of the Golf Course of Geneva.
December 28, 2008
The perfect setup for next week's "Overrated" -- Arianna Huffington! Off the chart! Dennis White Pacific Palisades
August 23, 1992 |
Paramount Pictures scored a mega-hit last year with its big-screen version of the 1960s camp TV series "The Addams Family." Now, "Home Alone" producer-writer John Hughes and Warner Bros. are hoping to make box-office magic with their upcoming feature version of another popular '60s TV comedy series, "Dennis the Menace." "Dennis the Menace," which airs in reruns on Nickelodeon, was based on Hank Ketchum's popular comic strip of the same name.
October 4, 2013 |
"All is Bright" - "All Is Bright" is a bit of holiday melancholy masquerading as black comedy. Paul Giamatti, Paul Rudd and Sally Hawkins star in this sweet, sad tale of thieves and other lost causes tangled up in a Brooklyn Christmas tree lot one very cold December. Love of the same good woman, Therese (Amy Landecker), has both trying to go almost straight, selling bootleg Christmas trees in the big city. The film is rather rough and seedy as holiday fables go, and quite often the ideas and characters are only half baked.
June 14, 1997
When will the NBA and the sports-minded public say "enough is enough" to the antics of Dennis Madman . . . uh, Rodman? The monetary fines imposed mean nothing to the egomaniacal jerk! He decides to head for Vegas in the middle of playoffs and is excused by comments such as "Dennis will do what Dennis wants to do." He makes a derogatory remark about Salt Lake City Mormons and, after being fined, apologizes, using the royal "we." To top it all, Bull Coach Phil Jackson excuses Rodman by saying, "He may not even know it's a religious cult or sect or whatever it is."
March 21, 2000
Pavel and Valeri Bure are challenging to become the highest-scoring brother combination in an NHL season. The Bures have tallied 79 goals, Pavel a league-leading 45 with the Florida Panthers and Valeri 34 with the Calgary Flames. The NHL's top-scoring brother combos: 88--Bobby Hull (Chicago), 58, and Dennis (Chicago), 30, in 1968-69. 84--Bobby Hull (Chicago), 44, and Dennis (Chicago), 40, in 1970-71. 83--Peter Stastny (Quebec), 47, and Marian (Quebec), 36, in 1982-83.