Posts Tagged ‘Ernest Borgnine’

As the Podwits near their 100th (!) podcast, we thought it’d be fun to look back at another one of our favorites of the 1st 99. Enjoy this blast from the past! [Originally released on February 18th, 2012 The Podwits take the show on the road and record LIVE from the 20th annual “Borgnine Night” at […]

As the Podwits near their 100th (!) podcast, we thought it’d be fun to look back at one of our favorites of the 1st 99. Enjoy this blast from the past! [Originally released on June 2, 2012] Now that the three wits-of-the-pod have finally seen The Avengers film (Dion!), this week the gang tackles the long-debated question: “who the […]

Dion takes us inside Tortilla Flats‘ recent 21st annual Borgnine Night, and the resulting reminiscences about Ernie and other recently departed celebrities (whether or not the Academy felt like mentioning them at its recent award-thingie shindig) somehow morph into a hard-hitting look at who, exactly, is entitled to the rights—creative, financial, and otherwise—when a work’s […]

Like it does every third Wednesday in February, Tortilla Flats hosted its awesomely fun Borgnine Night, celebrating the great Ernest Borgnine. Sadly this 21st installment was the first year without the beloved muse of the Podwits, as Mr. B passed away last July at the young age of 95. But the celebration and all the fun and […]

Brian is back from the doctor’s, and boy is he piping mad! (Who knew he had a crew of trolls to dig him out of snowmageddon?!) With Brian tipsy off of Scottish ale, J and Dion jockey positions in settling the old boy down as he rants about the incredibly stupid Games Workshop’s attempt to […]

Dion is back after his two tours in the political-convention wars, and the crew quickly set their sights on revisiting the 1980’s series Knight Rider, in light of the 1st Annual Knight Rider Convention to be held at the beginning of October, celebrating the show’s 30th anniversary. The boys somehow, by way of Vic Morrow […]

The Borgninian Moment

Posted: July 14, 2012 by Podwits Administrator in Podcast
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On this week’s podcast, The Podwits sit down and discuss the passing of a legend; the patron saint of this very site, Mr. Ernest Borgnine.

As the Podwits continue to mourn the loss of their muse, the patron saint of our site, we decided to look back on the tradition of the annual “Borgnine Night” at Tortilla Flats in New York City. We dug up this package, courtesy of CBS News, that was done in 2009, at the 17th Annual Installment, and […]

On July 8, the world lost another pillar of greatness, a link to a lost and nearly forgotten world, a connection to a time when legends walked the earth. Sunday morning, Ernest Borgnine peacefully passed away of renal failure, surrounded by his family. He was 95 years young. Where can one begin to discuss the life of the […]