Monday, July 30, 2007
Sunday, July 29, 2007
Ever wonder, when you wish upon a star, exactly which star you are wishing on?
Thursday, July 26, 2007
Working at the Poles can make you a little nuts. And it has nothing to do with Global Warming.
Working for long periods in the harsh and unforgiving conditions near the North and South Poles often causes people to suffer a stew of psychological symptoms--
dubbed "polar madness," scientists said on Wednesday.
Gives some insight into dear Yukon Cornelius, whom I discovered was actually mining for Peppermint. Not Silver and Gold. Makes a little more sense as he kept licking the end of this pick axe.
The removal of the scene near the end of the special (for subsequent
telecasts) in which Yukon Cornelius discovers a "peppermint mine" by that method near Santa's workshop left audiences assuming that he was attempting to find either silver or gold by taste alone. The scene was returned to the
(Rudolph )film in 1998 as well.
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
Sunday, July 22, 2007
It's supposed to be the best Sci Fi TV show since the Twilight Zone. That's pretty big billing... but a new show begins on ABC August 4th, which looks promising. They ran a lot of promos during the British Open showing a lot of familiar faces... notably, the Cigarette Smoking Man from the X-files.
ABC at Saturday 10:00 PM (60 min.)
Status: New Series
Premieres: August 4, 2007
Show Category: Science-Fiction
Masters of Science Fiction will feature works from some of the brightest authors of science fiction, from Isaac Asimov, Ray Bradbury, Robert Heinlein and HG Wells.
The second show will feature William B. Davis... ( Cigarette Smoking Man) as President of the United States! (I had the priveledge of meeting him one time, and I say he would make a great president... other than the fact he is Canadian.) Also, it's odd, but he doesn't smoke. He is a spokesman for the Cancer Society! I think he said he smoked herbal type cigarettes on the set.
The teaser for the new program neglected to mention one other biggie writer... who I read a lot when I was growing up-- HARLAN ELLISON. I noticed a writing credit on an episode to air on August 25th, 2007, called The Discarded.
Saturday, July 21, 2007
Thursday, July 19, 2007
Sunday, July 15, 2007
It's summer, and that means we get to see a lot more of other people's skin. Most of the time this is not a good thing. I simply cannot understand why some people get these horribly greenish, poorly made, downright ugly tattoos. Maybe I just don't comprehend the beauty of a circle of jagged thorns on your leg, or a permanent smiley face on your forearm. Speaking of arms, The Billy-Bob Tattoo just flashed through my head. What was Angelina Jolie THINKING back then?
No one will ever flip me over in a nursing home and see a badly fading butterfly all contorted out of shape by cellulite on my aging butt, that's for sure.
Saturday, July 14, 2007
1997 - Former Miller Brewing Company executive Jerold Mackenzie was vindicated by a jury in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Mackenzie had brought a suit against Miller after the company fired him from his $95,000-a-year job for sexual harassment. He had been commenting on the "Seinfeld" episode, "The Junior Mint", where Seinfeld’s TV character can’t remember the name of his new girlfriend -- only that it rhymes with a female body part. One of Mackenzie’s female co-workers complained to the Miller human resources director after she heard Mackenzie joking about the show.
Friday, July 13, 2007
Thursday, July 12, 2007
A black cat will definately cross my path Friday the 13th. And I don't expect Sambo will bring me bad luck, since I see her every day. I have been reading about black cat superstitions, and apparently, owning a black cat is actually considered good luck. Even having one cross your path can be good luck instead of bad, depending on where you live. If you can believe what you read.... in Britain and Japan, having a black cat cross your path is considered good luck, but if you live in the USA it is thought to be bad luck.
"A cat's eyes are windows enabling us to see into another world." - Irish Legend
Wednesday, July 11, 2007
Monday, July 9, 2007
Sunday, July 8, 2007
There's a commercial on TV where this nervous woman puts on an itsy-bitsy teenie weenie yellow polka dot bikini for the first time after months of dieting. It's kinda sweet really, to see her embarrassed-- pulling this beach raft around her thighs, hiding herself at first, and then... in one moment of daring, sit there for all to see, eating her yogurt. It's a great commercial. But I still won't eat yogurt.
Friday, July 6, 2007
Thursday, July 5, 2007
Monday, July 2, 2007
His first retirement, highly unexpected, was announced on October 13, 1998. He returned two weeks later, leading many to believe it was merely a publicity stunt. Bell asserted that the brief departure was brought on by threats made against his family.
In April 2000, Bell again retired, but offered no details other than stating he intended to "resolve a family crisis." Mike Siegel was left in charge of the program. It was later explained he had left to deal with the aftermath of a sexual assault against his son. Brian Lepley, a substitute teacher, was convicted of sexual assault and attempted transmission of HIV and was sentenced to 10 to 25 years.
In late 2002, recurring back pain (the result of a fall from a telephone pole during his youth) forced yet another departure, and Bell was permanently replaced by George Noory as weekday host of Coast to Coast AM.
Sunday, July 1, 2007
I was suspicious of that mentality from the start. It's news, number one. Number two... which is MY take on all this, it is ...... GREAT. 1000 people care. They are fans. The biggest threat to the ballteam itself is not silencing those who disapprove, or trying to shield the world from its plight, the real threat is indifference.
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