Author Archives: Burt Prelutsky

Burt Prelutsky, a very nice person once you get to know him, has been a humor columnist for the L.A. Times and a movie critic for Los Angeles magazine. As a freelancer, he has written for the New York Times, Washington Times, TV Guide, Modern Maturity, Emmy, Holiday, American Film, and Sports Illustrated. For television, he has written for Dragnet, McMillan & Wife, MASH, Mary Tyler Moore, Rhoda, Bob Newhart, Family Ties, Dr. Quinn and Diagnosis Murder. In addition, he has written a batch of terrific TV movies. View Burt’s IMDB profile. Talk about being well-rounded, he plays tennis and poker... and rarely cheats at either. He lives in the San Fernando Valley, where he takes his marching orders from a wife named Yvonne and a dog named Angel.

Victimless Crimes

It’s been called to my attention by a few readers – a little too gleefully in a couple of cases – that I goofed when I recently passed along the news that Barack Obama had opened up gas stations in certain urban enclaves that, thanks to a little known section of the Affordable Care Act,…

“Reading the Polls” and “Another Job For Clarence Odbody”

I don’t recall a time when it was so profitable to be in the polling industry. It seems as if there’s a new one every five minutes, and most of them, you’ve probably noticed, show Obama cratering at the speed of light. As a result, Republicans can hardly conceal their glee. I, on the other…

War And Peace

Burt’s Webcast is every Wednesday at 1 PM Pacific Time. Tune in at K4HD.com His Call-in Number is: (818) 570-5443 It seems like almost every day someone sends me pictures of George W. Bush riding dirt bikes with injured military veterans or greeting returning vets at a Texas airport. Don’t get me wrong, I think…

Sorting Through The Rubble

Burt’s Webcast is every Wednesday at 1 PM Pacific Time. Tune in at K4HD.com His Call-in Number is: (818) 570-5443 Even the good news these days is tainted. For instance, the department of Homeland Security has granted the Romeikes, the German family seeking asylum, indefinite deferred status. That means they will not be deported back…

Lies, Damn Lies & Liberal Talking Points

Burt’s Webcast is every Wednesday at 1 PM Pacific Time. Tune in at K4HD.com His Call-in Number is: (818) 570-5443 According to Harry Reid, “There have been plenty of horror stories being told about the Affordable Care Act, but they’re all untrue.” My initial reaction was to ask if people were going to believe Harry…

Republicans Against Democrats

Burt’s Webcast is every Wednesday at 1 PM Pacific Time. Tune in at K4HD.com His Call-in Number is: (818) 570-5443 In the ongoing battle between those on the right and those on the left, the big difference is that the former approach it with one hand tied behind their back and the other hand clutching…

Lucy At The Candy Factory

Burt’s Webcast is every Wednesday at 1 PM Pacific Time. Tune in at K4HD.com His Call-in Number is: (818) 570-5443 In one of her classic comedy bits, Lucille Ball, as Lucy Ricardo, once got a job working on the conveyor belt packing chocolates. Every few seconds, the belt would speed up and she started packing…

“The Late Barack Obama” and “Proud To Be A Flat Earther”

Burt’s Webcast is every Wednesday at 1 PM Pacific Time. Tune in at K4HD.com His Call-in Number is: (818) 570-5443 I apologize if some of you read the title of this piece and leapt to the conclusion that Joe Biden had ascended to the Oval Office, not that that would be cause for dancing in…