Doug McIntyre

Radio Host · Columnist · TV/Film Writer-Producer · Event Emcee

Radio Host · Columnist · TV/Film Writer-Producer · Event Emcee

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Hip ‘Hamilton’ makes history hop

The very first of the famous “Got Milk?” TV commercials featured a young history geek obsessed with the infamous duel between Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton.Unable to answer a radio trivia contest because his mouth was glued shut by a glob of peanut butter and his milk glass is empty, the Burr/Hamilton spot was voted one of the top 10 commercials of all time in a USA Today poll. Besides keeping a lot of dairy cows employed, that commercial may well have been...

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As seen on TV

I actually opened up the back of the TV cabinet and successfully installed The Wife’s new Amazon Fire TV device. What, you ask, is Amazon Fire TV? I have no idea. But that’s not the point. The point is I actually hooked up a digital device and it works! This is an unprecedented event in my home. For those of you under 35 this might seem like bragging about exhaling, but that’s my brontosaurus parked outside, so cut me some slack. Having grown up with rabbit...

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From email accounts to Netflix queues, passing on passwords

“Swordfish!”Every Marx Brothers fan knows the password is always “Swordfish.” That was the magic word that got Groucho, Harpo, Chico and yes, even Zeppo, into a speakeasy in “Horse Feathers” way back in 1932.That password I can remember. If only I could remember any of the 8,000 passwords I need to navigate 2016’s digital universe. From my various e-mail accounts to corporate portals and Netflix queues, the world...

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