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VW Decides To Squash The Bug - Lots Of Videos

VW Decides To Squash The Bug – Lots Of Videos

The Volkswagen Beetle (bug) has been a staple in the automotive industry for 70 years ! The classic bug we all know and loved was once turned into a b*stard child for many years only hinting a design that was once what it was. Volkswagon just announced they will no longer make the VW Beetle […]

Go For It Alex Trebek - A Good Looking Beard !!!

Go For It Alex Trebek – A Good Looking Beard !!!

Alex Trebek, long running host of the TV game show Jeopardy – tried in the past to bring back his moustache. Viewers of Jeopardy freaked out … Any time Alex has tried to add any facial hair, viewers freaked out !!! Why is that? Now – he shows up for the new season of Jeopardy […]

Break the Limitations - Not Laws

Break the Limitations – Not Laws

Limitations are what we need to break in order to advance. The universe has many irrefutable rules of law. There are observed principles in the science of physics that are as solid as a wall of brick. There is a law of gravity. You may think you can fly like Superman – but in practice, […]

How Much does Something Cost Today as Compared to Yesterday?

How Much does Something Cost Today as Compared to Yesterday?

What’s a buck worth these days? How much can you charge for a job now? The answer comes with a tool of technology !!! I remember being in Engineering School in the middle 1980s and buying a good loaf of bread for 39 cents … A good loaf of bread now is almost 10 times […]

Time Zone Envy

Time Zone Envy

When I was growing up in the 1960s… … in northern Florida, we had one television channel. It was a CBS affiliate and carried Captain Kangeroo at 8 am. The Captain, Mr Moose and Bunny Rabbit were my reason for being alive in the mornings. I awaited every day for those ping pong balls to […]

Cord Cutters Numbers Climb According To New Study - And My Personal Journey to a Better Television Experience

Cord Cutters Numbers Climb According To New Study – And My Personal Journey to a Better Television Experience

Cord Cutters are those who have cut cable TV service in their homes as well as satellite TV. It is a modern phenomenon not unlike the move 100 years ago from horse driven wagons to internal combustion engine trucks. A more recent example are all those households who have cancelled telephone landlines because they have […]

Benjamin Franklin Wished He Was Born In Our Time

Benjamin Franklin Wished He Was Born In Our Time

Benjamin Franklin wrote a letter on May 31, 1788 to the Reverend John Lothrop of Boston. Franklin was very old at the time and was obviously longing to make more discoveries in science. “I have sometimes wished it had been my destiny to be born two or three centuries hence. For invention and improvement are […]

Death of the Hotdog - Hot Dogs Now Forbidden at Costco Food Courts and Replaced by VEGAN Selections

Death of the Hotdog – Hot Dogs Now Forbidden at Costco Food Courts and Replaced by VEGAN Selections

What is more American than the beloved hot dog? Baseball games are better with the hot dog vendor … The 4th of July is better with a good hot dog. Any event, pool party, special event or a backyard grill is incomplete without the special treat of a hotdog grilled to perfection and enjoyed by […]

Coffee - The Breakfast of Champions Now Proven to Extend a healthy Life - and My Secret Cold Brew Now Told !!!

Coffee – The Breakfast of Champions Now Proven to Extend a healthy Life – and My Secret Cold Brew Now Told !!!

Want to save some money and enjoy great coffee concoctions at the same time??? Read on my thirsty and sleepy friend of the Brotherhood of Night Owls – Coffee? Healthy? Makes a long life? A new 16 year study in the UK says so … You mean that beverage back in the 70s and 80s […]

Cowboy Joe Babcock is Alive and Well - A Legacy of the Past Nashville Music Industry

Cowboy Joe Babcock is Alive and Well – A Legacy of the Past Nashville Music Industry

I am happy to report … … that Cowboy Joe is alive and well. One of the greatest memories I will ever have is working with Cowboy Joe Babcock. I recorded some shows at the Grand Ole Opry for him. Later – as my career took me away from music into film making … I […]

USS Bergall Reunion Address - Fun For All in Nashville - Tony Rollo as Keynote Speaker - Submarine Veteran Reunion - USS Bergall Reunion in Nashville - American Submarine History

USS Bergall Reunion Address – Fun For All in Nashville – Tony Rollo as Keynote Speaker – Submarine Veteran Reunion – USS Bergall Reunion in Nashville – American Submarine History

I was honored to be to be invited to be the keynote speaker to address the veterans of the USS Bergall American Nuclear Submarine reunion group in Nashville at their September 2017 reunion. Listen to my speech to these amazing American Veterans of the USS Bergall: Your browser does not support the audio element. The […]

An Open Appeal To Charles Krauthammer  - In These Last Few Weeks - Speak Your Mind Into An Audio Recorder

An Open Appeal To Charles Krauthammer – In These Last Few Weeks – Speak Your Mind Into An Audio Recorder

Mr Charles Krauthammer – Your message to us all about your condition is painful to us. We all appreciate it. Please do this for us – Take an audio recorder – a smart phone – dictaphone – whatever is your preference …. speak into it. Record your thoughts. Give us your final thoughts and instructions. […]

Alan Bean the Astronaut - We Came In Peace For All Mankind - 3 Times The Charm - Fourth Man To Walk On The Moon - His Final Flight Into The Infinity Of The Universe

Alan Bean the Astronaut – We Came In Peace For All Mankind – 3 Times The Charm – Fourth Man To Walk On The Moon – His Final Flight Into The Infinity Of The Universe

American Astronaut Alan Bean led a very interesting life. He was up front in some of the most exciting and important events in the 20th century. He had an extensive career in the US Navy and for NASA … And then later – he let out his true talent as a fine painter of art […]

Bledsoe Colonial Fair - More Images - Divine Service - Serious Competition To Make Fire after the Shooting Match - Living History and the BEST Colonial Reenactors

Bledsoe Colonial Fair – More Images – Divine Service – Serious Competition To Make Fire after the Shooting Match – Living History and the BEST Colonial Reenactors

The annual Bledsoe Colonial Fair reveals much detail with those participants who present Living History. This is a premium event that is a lot of fun for the whole family. You will become drawn into a world of yesterday – while learning and discovering valuable information that will apply to your life today in the […]

Bledsoe Colonial Fair - Living History - One of the Most Important Places To Be Every Year - American History Comes Alive

Bledsoe Colonial Fair – Living History – One of the Most Important Places To Be Every Year – American History Comes Alive

The Bledsoe Colonial Fair is a must attend event with those in the culture of the Living History world. This particular event has become a trade show event for everyone in this world. Held on the grounds of a historic site – many historic buildings abound … populated in that time of the fair by […]

Stanislavsky And His Acting Methodology - A Personal Modern Approach - The Importance Of The "Character Actor"

Stanislavsky And His Acting Methodology – A Personal Modern Approach – The Importance Of The “Character Actor”

Konstantin Stanislavsky was a Russian theater professional who defined the method of acting first in the late 19th century. He was also a master of being a “character actor” … Let’s define the “character actor” right off. There are many “leading actors” who come and go quickly in the theater and film. Those are who […]

A Rainy Day Crawl Of Thrift Stores For Vinyl Treasure

A Rainy Day Crawl Of Thrift Stores For Vinyl Treasure

Pleasant surprises and finding treasure is one of those spices in life that keep things interesting. Let me entertain you with the results. Not only did I discover some great historical recordings – I also brought home empty record jackets from classic albums from the Moody Blues and Blondie which will make great art for […]

Requiem For A Beloved Pet - Rest In Peace My LG G3 Smartphone (true humor)

Requiem For A Beloved Pet – Rest In Peace My LG G3 Smartphone (true humor)

It’s always a sad day when a beloved pet goes to that big doghouse in the sky. My pet smartphone just died after years of loyalty. My LG G3 that was so loyal and trouble free up to that terrible day! It left me in a lurch while I was driving and listening to “Comedy […]

Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame - Moody Blues

Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame – Moody Blues

Why wait until these rockers are so very old to honor them to be in the Rock-N-Roll hall of fame? If they did something great and had a fantastic career in the Music Industry – honor them sooner rather than later … why not make the honor when these guys are in their 50s? Why […]

Art Bell Is Dead ... Who? Good Question...

Art Bell Is Dead … Who? Good Question…

Let me begin this way: Art Bell should have an honorable place in the history of broadcasting. Despite what his legacy should demand, his flavor of subject matters or considering the target of his core audience he was shooting for. While I am watching a replay of “Kolchak: The Night Stalker” on a Saturday night […]

Houston - We Have A Problem - Today In American History

Houston – We Have A Problem – Today In American History

Is the number 13 really unlucky? Was Apollo 13 and the 13th day of the month something NASA should have taken into consideration? Logic and common sense dictates that superstition is just that – superstition. As a kid in the 1960s, I was particularly interested in the NASA Apollo space missions. I can remember staying […]

Is Our Purpose In Life Determined ?

Is Our Purpose In Life Determined ?

The great question is if we have a destiny and purpose? While we have a destiny for us – we also have freedom of choice. Freedom to choose to not follow what burns in our heart or to work to follow what our desires push us to accomplish. Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875) Danish poet and […]

CD and Vinyl Music Sales Pass Digital & My 1979 Setup

CD and Vinyl Music Sales Pass Digital & My 1979 Setup

According to the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America), sales of music in physical form has passed digital download sales for the first time since 2012. This is great news! While CD and vinyl sales are up, digital download sales DROPPED 25% last year in 2017. Wow! Perhaps younger music consumers are beginning to discover […]

Submariners Feature Documentary Theatrical Premiere

Submariners Feature Documentary Theatrical Premiere

The feature documentary movie “Submariners: The Men Of The Silent Service” had its theatrical premiere not long ago. It had been a long labor for me to make the feature and quite a relief to see it run without a hitch on the big screen. We also beat two Hollywood movies for attendance that week […]

Good Night Sir George Martin  - A Great Influence On Me

Good Night Sir George Martin – A Great Influence On Me

Living to 90 is a great, long life. Contributing to popular culture and art for many decades is arguably more important to simply living to be 90 years old. Having a unique experience gives a person a unique aspect to creating art. Sir George Martin certainly had a unique experience. Without his unique experience, the […]

Submariners - Feature Documentary Movie - WGNS Radio Show World Premiere

Submariners – Feature Documentary Movie – WGNS Radio Show World Premiere

Submariners: The Men Of The Silent Service – the original feature documentary movie IN THEATERS NOW – CLICK HERE for an article about the theatrical premiere A link to the on demand radio show – The Truman Show on WGNS SUBMARINERS Feature Documentary Dr Bill Ford – Jim Sandman – US Navy Submarine Service – […]

World War One U-Boat Submarine Found and Identified as U-31

World War One U-Boat Submarine Found and Identified as U-31

An amazing discovery resting deep on the bottom of the ocean has now been identified. In 2012, a wind farm company was preparing to build a large wind turbine farm off the coast of Norfolk – East Anglia about 91 kilometers east and almost the same distance west from Amsterdam. ScottishPower Renewables company divers discovered […]

A message from Robert Griffin III - NFL Quarterback for the Washington Redskins

A message from Robert Griffin III – NFL Quarterback for the Washington Redskins

In some professions – injuries cost a lot in lost wages. Knee injuries can take away income from talented people such as mail deliverers, carpet layers and even injuries suffered by NFL quarterbacks. Here is a message left to his teammates by Robert Griffin III of the Washington Redskins NFL football team (NFL Offensive Rookie […]

Goodnight David Bowie

Goodnight David Bowie

Half an hour ago – I began having flashes of memories when I first discovered the music of David Bowie for myself. Not liking everything but appreciating it all. I can appreciate the work of an artist without appreciating an artist’s conduct outside of their works of art. David Bowie was a great inspiration of […]

Vilmos Zsigmond has Left the Planet

Vilmos Zsigmond has Left the Planet

I have to acknowledge my favorite cinematographer, Vilmos Zsigmond has passed at 85 years young. I have tried to not turn this blog into an obituary, but seeing great heroes pass demands comment. I’ve been so busy I have neglected my personal blog for two years. Time to get back to it. CLICK HERE to […]

Making Up Benjamin Franklin Quotes - A Rare Rant

Making Up Benjamin Franklin Quotes – A Rare Rant

This is a touchy pet peeve of mine to the point of being a bete noire and plague to my senses! It seems every time I turn around, another misquote or fabricated quote is attributed to Benjamin Franklin. Jane Fonda didn’t ruin my Christmas cheer tonight with family. My mistake was to turn on the […]

The Sandman Catches Up with my Writing Hero George Clayton Johnson - Writer for Star Trek / Twilight Zone / and more...

The Sandman Catches Up with my Writing Hero George Clayton Johnson – Writer for Star Trek / Twilight Zone / and more…

I was quite sad to learn George Clayton Johnson passed on Christmas day at 86 years old. He was the force behind the best that SciFi was about in the 20th century. He wrote some of the best stories ever conceived. Writing is what makes SciFi so amazing – not the SFX. He wrote “The […]

Book Trailer for the Audiobook Diary Of A Real Boy

Book Trailer for the Audiobook Diary Of A Real Boy

Above is the shorter version of the Book Trailer for the audiobook of Diary Of A Real Boy This audiobook is a comedy audio performance based on the classic American book of humor The Real Diary Of A Real Boy by Henry Shute. It comes to life with a brilliant and funny performance by a […]

Is there a Book Renaissance Underway? Is Print Dead?

Is there a Book Renaissance Underway? Is Print Dead?

It really infuriates me to see an antiquarian book handled with bare hands! Put on some cotton gloves, would ya, pal ?!? It is said that printed books are dead. When can you sell your book for $14,165,000.00 ??? Simple … Print it then wait 374 years and sell it at auction. The Bay Psalms […]

Ad Production for Bill Anderson's Grand Champion Southwest BBQ Rub

Ad Production for Bill Anderson’s Grand Champion Southwest BBQ Rub

An ad spot to stream on the web for Barbecue Bill Anderson and his Grand Champion Southwest BBQ Rub. I had some of Bill’s amazing beef brisket for myself. No wonder he won the National Championship this year! Bill was also guest on The American Age Radio which I host and we had a ball […]

A Date That Will Live In Infamy

A Date That Will Live In Infamy

Home, Home on the Range Anxiety

Home, Home on the Range Anxiety

There will always be those who drive the advancement of technological toy making by wanting to be the one who has the latest toy. Folks these days believe the electric car is something new. Electric cars and trucks have been with us since there were cars and trucks. Yep – over 100 years ! What […]

New Book Trailer for the Fantasy Adventure novel Balatar

New Book Trailer for the Fantasy Adventure novel Balatar

Balatar by Robert Marcoccio Another book trailer I produced for Great Books Alive See the Book Trailer Production information by CLICKING HERE

Happy Thanksgiving (sans turkey)

Happy Thanksgiving (sans turkey)

Do we have to have turkey on Thanksgiving?!? No … I need to stay awake. This is a very productive time actually. I have a tradition of staying out of malls and big box stores in the months of November and December going back to the 1970s. Actually it has been my tradition ever since […]

You never forget your first Doctor -

You never forget your first Doctor –

Tom Baker was my first Doctor … Apparently, that is the primary factor in what makes a Whovian consider who is their favorite doctor. This is the 50th anniversary of the first airing of Dr Who way back in 1963. Intended at first to be just a six episode mini-series. It took a break during […]

We choose to go ...

We choose to go …

Today for some is a day of morbid curiosity. To others it is a day that represented great loss personally and to our nation. To others it is a day to reflect and remember achievements and to be thankful for what we have and where we came from. The more times change … … the […]

Veterans Day of 2013

Veterans Day of 2013

“This will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.” – Elmer Davis (American Journalist)

Aristotle, Bacon, Descartes and even my Great-Granny all knew that Hot Water Freezes Faster Than Cold Water

Aristotle, Bacon, Descartes and even my Great-Granny all knew that Hot Water Freezes Faster Than Cold Water

It is a strange phenomenon … Warmer water will freeze faster than colder water. Aristotle may have been the first person we know of to have written about this phenomenon. Bacon and Descartes wrote about it. But even my Great-Granny knew it. Perhaps this could explain the confusion in the news today and all those […]

USMC on their 238th Birthday - The United States Marine Corps

USMC on their 238th Birthday – The United States Marine Corps

On November 10th, 1775 in Philadelphia two battalions were created and formed to perform as infantry for our Navy. The new Continental Marines were led by Captain Samuel Nicholas and eventually became known as … The United States Marine Corps … … or as most know them as … The Marines. They are celebrating their […]

Free Car !!!

Free Car !!!

What if you saw an ad on television, radio or in a magazine from one of the big car makers that offered a brand new car for free ? “Get a car built for free!” That would probably grab your attention. No doubt many people would make a bee-line to the car dealership. Then, at […]

University of Oxford study says Sir-Mix-A-Lot is Right

University of Oxford study says Sir-Mix-A-Lot is Right

Yes – it’s official. Why? Because Oxford has a wonderful department of Women’s Studies and they have spent years sorting it out for us all. Nature has shown us for years. We already knew it – we didn’t know exactly why – but we knew it down deep inside. I’m sure it is like knowing […]

Civil War Opponents Share a Birthday

Civil War Opponents Share a Birthday

Brigadier General Raleigh Edward Colston was known as “a gentleman and slow to believe evil about his fellow man” … Major General Daniel Butterfield wrote the bugle call “taps” heard at military funerals … Both share the same day of birth, but in different years apart in the early 19th century. They served on opposite […]

Remember that guy that was in that movie ? He was Ed Lauter.

Remember that guy that was in that movie ? He was Ed Lauter.

Character actors are always with us. Leading men and leading ladies come and go like the flavor of the month. But character actors get seen again and again. Their careers go on almost forever. We know them. They are reliable. They just don’t have that chiseled look that is so disposable as popularity dictates. So […]

Busiot ... my new word.

Busiot … my new word.

I coined a new word – “busiot” … Quick – call Websters !!! Think of the word “business”. People pronounce it as “biz-ness”. It relates to work and how we make a living. But it literally means “a state of being busy” if you break it down into its components. It’s good to be busy. […]

88 Years For the The Opry / Goodnight Tom Clancy

88 Years For the The Opry / Goodnight Tom Clancy

When I get deep into a work phase, it can be amazing what has been going on when I come up from the cave for some air … It is with sadness when we learn of a talent passing from us. Especially when it is such a talent for creating narratives and stories that entertain […]