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[ earlydues at the White House... do you know how *impossible* it is to get a picture like this now-a-days? Do you?!? Appreciate the artistry... right now, dammit!! ]So, you want to know more about me, eh? I am earlydues and that there on the left is me at the White House, with my very own personal bodyguard, on a little break from spending some quality time with my buddy, President Nixon. Yeah... uh huh....

If you feel the need to know more than that, your best bet would be to check out the rest of the page. You just might get an inkling as to how my brain works. (I hope it doesn't frighten you too much.) I have just two obsess... er... foci at the moment ~ Early Edition (starring Kyle Chandler), and Fisher Stevens (who was also in Early Edition, but doesn't get *near* the recognition that he ought to!). Hey, maybe, since these are both Early Edition related, I would have just *one* obsess... er... focus. Hmmm....

Anyhooo, as you can see (if you've visited here before), I've made some changes. Consolidating and merging and integrating - all big sounding words, right? Hopefully you will be able to navigate my pages without too much trouble. If you do find some dead or misdirected links, or typos, or whatever, please let me know so I can investigate them and make corrections. Okay? Okay.

Now, perhaps you're wondering about my website philosophy? You *are*? Great! My philosophy, which I stole from Chuck Fishman in an episode of Early Edition, is this: Simple is good. I have neither the time nor the inclination to learn and/or use the fancy java scripts or whatever else is available. My webpages are all using fairly simple HTML code - with much thanks to FrontPage Express and MS Word because I'm too lazy to type up the code myself - and all utilize frames. With the exception of this page, I have no non-frames versions available. Deal.

You will find some screen captures and scans here and there (I don't do requests, so don't ask.) By the way, please do not use any of the pictures on my website without my permission. Although most of them do not actually belong to me, the equipment and time spent on being able to present them for you *is* mine, and common courtesy dictates that you would respect that fact. If you see a picture that you particularly like and would like to use, just ask - the worst I can do is say no. (Also keep in mind that there are certain pictures that I can NOT give permission to use.) As a personal preference, I'm not fond of graphics intensive sites, unless the point of the site is to present a gallery of images. Therefore, I don't waste my time on creating oodles of fancy schmancy visually impressive graphic buttons and logos to inflict upon others. Bottom line is, my site might not be as pretty, but it gets the job done.

So, with that in mind, and without any further ado, I present for your viewing pleasure...... the rest of my page! Enjoy!

Oh yeah, a couple more notes...

The official and current URL for earlydues' website is: http://earlydues.usanethosting.com/

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Obsess... er... focus number 1: Early Edition

[ Early Edition logo ]Early Edition, starring Kyle Chandler as Gary Hobson, Fisher Stevens as Chuck Fishman and Shanesia Davis-Williams as Marissa Clark, is about an unassuming regular guy (Gary Hobson) who is suddenly thrust into the role of savior-of-the-world (or of Chicago, anyway) when a mysterious cat starts delivering tomorrow's newspaper to his doorstep. Hey, sometimes the hero is just the guy who's there.

Early Edition completed four seasons on CBS in May 2000 and can currently be seen in reruns, perhaps on one of your local broadcast affiliates on the weekends. For more information about Early Edition, please visit my comprehensive Early Edition pages ~ just click on the logo.

My Early Edition site was started in early 1997 - first as just a pitiful collection of links to other sites. Through happenstance and Jadeline :-) I then became the keeper of the trivia and my site became known as "Frankie and Johnny's Early Edition Trivia" which was then shortened to "F&J's EE Trivia," a name to which many websites still refer. The site has seen *many* changes since then, and is now simply named "EarlyDues' Early Edition" to differentiate from the other sites out there. I hope you will find something of interest, and perhaps learn more about Early Edition - enough so that it makes you want to tune in every chance you get.

[ Fisher Stevens ]Now, obsess... er... focus number 2: Fisher Stevens.

Fisher Stevens, who portrayed Chuck Fishman for two seasons in the aforementioned Early Edition, is an extremely talented actor, with a highly energetic outlook on life and a wonderful sense of humor.

Fisher is most known to your average Joe Bag-'o-Donuts as "the guy that used to date Michelle Pfeiffer." But the more discerning among us also recognize Fisher from his roles in countless films (Hackers, Only You, Super Mario Bros., Short Circuit, Cold Fever, The Right to Remain Silent, The Marrying Man - to name just a few) and Broadway stage performances (A Perfect Ganesh, Torch Song Trilogy, Carousel - and many more Off Broadway or Off Off Broadway!).

Those of us "in the know" will also recognize Fisher from his starring and guest-starring roles on television (as Chuck Fishman in Early Edition, as Phoebe's "intense and creepy" boyfriend (Roger) in Friends, as a murderous director in Columbo: Murder, Smoke & Shadows). And many will also remember Fisher from his lead role as Seamus O'Neill in the much too short-lived Fox Television series, Key West.

I started my Fisher Stevens pages quite primitively in early 1998 because, as I was searching the 'net for more information about him, I realized that there *wasn't* any more information out there! Just the usual filmography or a smidge of biographical information, or an honorable mention on someone's movie website. Nothing you could really sink your teeth into. Hence, the Fisher Stevens Archives were born. As far as I know, mine is still the only website dedicated solely to Fisher Stevens. I am still gathering information and trying to learn more about Fisher as I go along, but I hope I will have something here to pique your interest. Just click on the picture of Fisher to start exploring.

And in the Early Edition-related category, we have...

[ Joan and Kyle ]What About Kyle -- er, Joan. What About Joan stars Joan Cusack as a single thirty-something high school teacher who becomes a bit paranoid (and understandably so) when her boyfriend of 9 dates -- Jake Evans, portrayed by Kyle Chandler -- proposes marriage to her. He is, in her eyes, the "perfect" man -- good looking, successful, sensitive... what could he possibly see in neurotic Joan?!? Well, that's what Joan wonders, anyway, and that's really the point of this ABC sitcom - that yes, two seeminly mismatched people can turn out to be perfect for each other. What About Joan aired on the ABC network in the Spring and Fall seasons of 2001. For more information about WAJ, see my "And Then There's Joan..." website, which launched on March 23, 2001. Just click on the picture of Joan and Kyle to the right.

[ Morning Captain! ]

Captain Al
Chuck the Duck!

And now for something completely different...

I suppose you're wondering what *this* section is for? Well, I'll tell you. It's for everything else that didn't fit into the categories above. An extensive collection of links to various places on the 'net that I wanted to have easy access to. So, if I'm not at my own computer, I can just direct my browser to my own home page and find all (or mostly all) of my favorite links. Saves me some time on the searching. Also saves memory cells in my brain, of which I have so precious few already.

So... if you want to see just what it is that interests me, simply click on the good ol' Captain over there and browse away. Maybe you'll find something that you can use in your own surfing. Go ahead. Check it out. What are you waiting for? There's nothing to be afraid of. No, really. Go on, click it. You know you want to.

Disclaimer: Nothing within the realm of the earlydues website is meant to infringe on anyone's rights in any way. If you are easily offended and/or have no sense of humor, please do not visit any of the links on these pages. Go HERE instead. If you *do* visit any of the links on these pages, I cannot be held responsible for your actions, because you never know what you're going to find. I am in no way affiliated with any of the off-site websites linked to from these pages, nor do I have anything official to do with Early Edition, Fisher Stevens, and/or What About Joan. I'm not in this for profit. No money is changing hands. This is purely for my own enjoyment. Don't come crying to me if something offends your delicate sensibilities. Wash hands thoroughly after handling raw meat products. If you think you're going crazy, just hum. Look both ways before crossing the street. If you're not going up, you're going down -- unless you're going nowhere. Don't rollerskate in a buffalo herd. Rotation is the name of the game - the secret to success. Never look a gift horse in the mouth. It's better to be pissed off than pissed on. If a frog had hip-pockets, he'd carry a gun. It takes a big dog to weigh a ton. Does that about cover everything? Oh, and thank you for visiting. :-)

For other words of wisdom and quotable quotes, see The Great Wall-o-Wisdom page.

This page last messed with on: March 10, 2002
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