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Historical Happening – M*A*S*H

Posted in comedy, Cool Stuff, Film, funny, history, humor, laughter, life, Netflix, TV, Uncategorized, writing with tags , , , , , on 02/28/2017 by Edward Brock

On this day, in 1983, one of the greatest TV series of all-time ended its 11 year run.

The M*A*S*H finale was seen by 125 million viewers–the most of any U.S. TV show.

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WhaHuh? – The Great Balloon Hoax

Posted in books, Cool Stuff, fiction, folklore, funny, history, humor, laughter, life, literature, News, poe, Uncategorized, weird, wisdom, Words, writing with tags , , , , , , on 02/16/2017 by Edward Brock

On April 13, 1844, New York’s The Sun added an extra page to their paper. The page claimed that a popular balloonist, named Monck Mason, had flown across the Atlantic Ocean in just 74 hours–a historical first.

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Named Victoria, the balloon had departed from England and was headed for Paris, when one of the propellers malfunctioned. The balloon drifted off course–and ended up in South Carolina. Word quickly spread and readers were excited to get a copy of the paper for themselves. They even showed up to the newspaper’s office to get copies. 

But, unknown to the enthusiastic crowd, the story was actually a hoax–perpetrated by Edgar Allan Poe. The hoax was revealed two days later but, by then, The Sun had already made quite a bit of money.

Poe later wrote that, “I never witnessed more intense excitement to get possession of a newspaper.” He seemed surprised that people were so easily manipulated by false news. He even stood on The Sun’s steps to inform the crowd that the story was a hoax. But, most of the readers ignored him while they were snatching up copies of the paper.

A Moment of Fun – Ronco’s Funky Favorites

Posted in Albums, amazon, art, Cool Stuff, funny, history, humor, laughter, LP, music, radio, soundtracks, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , on 02/06/2017 by Edward Brock

Oh, the simple joys of childhood.

This was one of the albums I had as a kid–and it was so much fun.

The Little Things DO Suck! – Still

Posted in amazon, books, comedy, Cool Stuff, ebook, end of the world, food, funny, Games, gross, habits, history, humor, ibooks, kindle, kobo, laughter, life, literature, people, pet peeves, Uncategorized, weird, wisdom, Words with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on 01/31/2017 by Edward Brock

The world is crrrrraaazzy.

As a result, I’ve made my humor book–The Little Things DO Suck!–only 99c for awhile. Maybe it can help ease some of the anxiety many of us are feeling these days.

It is available on a bunch of ebook seller websites. Just click on the annoyed cat below.

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Gene Wilder (1933-2016)

Posted in adventure, art, books, children's book, comedy, Cool Stuff, creepy, dark, fantasy, Film, funny, kids, laughter, legends, literature, movies, music, scary, sci-fi, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on 08/29/2016 by Edward Brock

Wow. Really unhappy with 2016–where so many of iconic figures have died.

Now, we have lost Gene Wilder.

Those who remember him probably have a particular place in their heart for him. For some, it might be as Dr. Frederick Frankenstein in Young Frankenstein. Others likely laughed at his portrayal of Jim, The Waco Kid in Blazing Saddles. Still others will remember him co-starring with Richard Pryor in 4 movies–including Stir Crazy.

But, for me, it was his portrayal as the brilliantly lunatic chocolatier in Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory. It has been one of my favorite films since childhood–and still makes me smile when I watch it now.

His genius will be missed.

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Historical Happening – The Great Moon Hoax

Posted in adventure, Cool Stuff, fantasy, fiction, folklore, funny, history, humor, legends, literature, mythology, reading, Uncategorized with tags , , , , on 08/25/2016 by Edward Brock

One of the most amusing hoaxes in American history, what came to be known as “The Great Moon Hoax “was published (over a 6 day period beginning on Aug. 25, 1835) in the New York paper, The Sun.

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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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