Tulsa TV Memories: Prologue      

 Prologue


"For us believing physicists, the distinction between past, present and future is only an illusion, even if a stubborn one."
- Albert Einstein



Tulsa TV Memories can serve as your own personal time portal.


Here is a rundown of its features:

My brother's birthday



  • The GroupBlog is the heart of the site. It started as the Guestbook in 1998, and functions as a "reverse blog" where readers make the entries, the webmaster adds comments, links and pictures. Posting guidelines in GB 89.

  • Pictures, sound files, audio and video tapes and DVDs are also welcome via email or regular mail. These contributions and selected GroupBlog entries are incorporated into existing and new pages.

  • Browsing the extensive GroupBlog Archive (linked, illustrated, and lightly edited for readability) can be a serendipitous journey.

  • Channel Changer 1 will reacquaint you with (or introduce you to) local TV shows and personalities of the past. Channel Changer 2 covers such Tulsa pop culture topics as radio, drive-ins, and counterculture of the 70s, plus archived movie reviews by Gary Chew, and the odd review by the webmaster.

  • The Channel Changers highlight some, but by no means all of the site's content. The Site Map is a further aid to navigation, showing you most of the pages on the site (excepting individual archived GroupBlog pages and movie reviews).

  • The What's new page jumps you directly to changes on the site. You can subscribe to the updates on this page via Feedburner, through Facebook or Twitter, or with TTM's XML file.

  • A What's new Archive has been added as a another way to explore site content.

  • All pages (except the current GroupBlog) are indexed for the TTM Search Engine, which can help you track down anything that come to mind; keep a notepad handy.


This is an exploratory site. Start anywhere. It is cross-linked to help you follow your interests, wherever they may lead.



(Board game once owned by the webmaster)

Twilight Zone game, once owned by the webmaster


"...And also like all men perhaps there'll be an occasion, maybe a summer night sometime, when he'll look up from what he's doing and listen to the distant music of a calliope---and hear the voices and the laughter of the people and the places of his past. And perhaps across his mind there'll flit a little errant wish: that a man might not have to become old, never outgrow the parks and the merry-go-rounds of his youth.

"And he'll smile then too because he'll know it IS just an errant wish. Some wisp of memory, not too important really. Some laughing ghosts that cross a man's mind...that are a part...of the Twilight Zone."


Rod Serling, from the closing narration of "Walking Distance"
(Music: Bernard Herrmann)



I hope Tulsa TV Memories unlocks new doors as well as old for you, as it has for me.


Mike Ransom, webmaster




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