Why do studios keep remaking ‘A Star Is Born’?

I remember watching the trailer a couple of months back and thinking halfway through “This sounds like ‘A Star Is Born'”

And then it was.

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Space age love song

Just scanning videos this morning, and saw this and thought, “God, those guys are old.”

Because I remember the time I saw them in concert, and they looked like this:

But that was the ’80s.

Then I realized, I was older then than they were. Which means I’m older now than they are.

God, I’m old.

But at least I have my hair.

Gomer Pyle died

I don’t know why this came as a surprise:

Jim Nabors, a singer and comic actor who played the bumbling but good-natured hayseed Gomer Pyle on “The Andy Griffith Show” before starring as an unlikely Marine recruit in “Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.,” one of the most popular sitcoms of the 1960s, died Nov. 30 at his home in Hono­lulu. He was 87.

His death was confirmed to the Associated Press by his husband, Stan Cadwallader. The cause was not disclosed, but Mr. Nabors had a liver transplant in 1994 and heart surgery in 2012.

Mr. Nabors had never acted before Griffith saw him perform at a nightclub, where he portrayed a bumpkin whose high-pitched drawl changed to an operatic baritone when he broke into song.

Yes, he was old. That means I’m old since it didn’t cross my mind that he was old.

This was the essence of Gomer: