Historical Happening – Rocky Horror Picture Show

Posted in art, classic horror, comedy, Cool Stuff, fantasy, Film, funny, history, horror films, humor, LP, movies, music, Uncategorized, weird with tags , , , , , , , , , , on 08/14/2016 by Edward Brock

Historical Happening. 41 years ago today, Dr. Frank N. Furter proclaimed “I’m a sweet transvestite from Transsexual, Transylvania”.

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Historical Happening – Sinbad & the Eye of the Tiger

Posted in adventure, classic horror, Cool Stuff, creature features, fantasy, fiction, Film, history, horror films, legends, monster movies, monsters, movies, mythology, RayHarryhausen, sci-fi, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on 08/12/2016 by Edward Brock

Sinbad & the Eye of the Tiger was released on this day (Aug. 12) in 1977.

It was the third–and final–Sinbad film featuring the beautiful stop-motion work of master monster maker, Ray Harryhausen. As always, it was his creatures that stole the film.

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Historical Happening – Smithsonian Institution

Posted in art, books, Cool Stuff, history, life, people, Smithsonian, technology, Uncategorized with tags , , , on 08/10/2016 by Edward Brock

The Smithsonian Institution was established on this day (August 10)–in 1846.

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Stranger Things

Posted in adventure, classic horror, Cool Stuff, creature features, creepy, dark, fantasy, fiction, Film, horror, kids, legends, macabre, middle grade, monster movies, monsters, movies, Netflix, scary, sci-fi, TV, Uncategorized, weird, writing with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on 07/18/2016 by Edward Brock
So loved this show.
It’s like a mash-up of Stand By Me/Alien/Super 8.
or
Stephen King meets Steven Spielberg by way of Guillermo Del Toro.
This is the kind of story I loved to read when I was a kid–and the kind of story I want to write, especially for kids. Everyone should watch this.
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Historical Happening: Rosetta Stone

Posted in Cool Stuff, Egypt, history, literature, News, reading, rosetta stone, Uncategorized with tags , , , , on 07/15/2016 by Edward Brock

Historical Happening: The Rosetta Stone was discovered on this day in 1799. It would open the door to deciphering Egyptian hieroglyphs.

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Historical Happening: Billy the Kid is Killed

Posted in adventure, Cool Stuff, history, News, Uncategorized with tags , on 07/14/2016 by Edward Brock

Historical Happening: The man–or kid–who became a legend, was killed on this day in 1881.

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Lennon / McCartney / The Beatles

Posted in Albums, beatles, Cool Stuff, history, music, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on 07/06/2016 by Edward Brock

Arguably (though not really), the seeds of the most important band in music history–The Beatles–were planted, as John Lennon & Paul McCartney meet for the first time.

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