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Historical Happening – Moon Men (Apollo 11)

Posted in adventure, Cool Stuff, history, life, News, non-fiction, people, Smithsonian, technology, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on 07/20/2017 by Edward Brock

On this day, in 1969, mankind set foot (or feet) on our celestial neighbor–and nightlight–the Moon. 

Apollo11

Historical Happening – Disco Demolition

Posted in Albums, art, collectibles, frustrate, history, life, LP, music, News, people, pet peeves, radio, soundtracks, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , on 07/12/2017 by Edward Brock

A bunch of idiots destroyed records, damaged a baseball field, and forced the White Sox into forfeiting a game–all because they didn’t like a particular style of music. Proof that stupidity has always been with us.

Wildest Rants Baseball

Historical Happening – Civil Rights Act

Posted in history, life, News, people, politics, TV, Uncategorized, wisdom with tags , , , , , , , , , on 07/02/2017 by Edward Brock

One of the most important laws went into effect on this day–in 1964.

CRA

Historical Happening – Jaws

Posted in adventure, art, books, box office, classic horror, Cool Stuff, creature features, fiction, Film, history, horror, horror films, literature, monster movies, monsters, movies, music, ocean, scary, sea, soundtracks, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , on 06/20/2017 by Edward Brock

The iconic film that made millions afraid to go in the water, Jaws, was released on this day in 1975.

Jaws

Historical Happening – Jason & the Argonauts

Posted in adventure, art, box office, classic horror, Cool Stuff, creature features, fantasy, fiction, Film, folklore, history, horror, horror films, kids, legends, literature, monster movies, monsters, movies, mythology, RayHarryhausen, Uncategorized, weird with tags , , , , , , , , , on 06/19/2017 by Edward Brock

One of my favorite films of all-time, Jason & the Argonauts, was released on this day–in 1963. Featuring the superb stop-motion work of my cinematic hero, Ray Harryhausen, it is a feast for the eyes.

JasonArgounauts

Historical Happening – Monterey Pop

Posted in Albums, art, Cool Stuff, funk, history, legends, life, LP, music, News, people, radio, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on 06/16/2017 by Edward Brock

50 years ago today (in 1967), the Monterey International Pop Festival brought The Jimi Hendrix Experience and The Who to American audiences–kick-starting the “Summer of Love“.

MontereyPop

Birthday Trio – Ellison, Lee, Price

Posted in art, books, classic horror, Cool Stuff, creature features, creepy, dark, ebook, fantasy, fiction, Film, funny, ghosts, halloween, history, horror, horror films, humor, legends, life, literature, macabre, monster, monster movies, movies, News, people, reading, scary, sci-fi, TV, Uncategorized, Words, writing with tags , , , , , , , , , on 05/27/2017 by Edward Brock

3 of my favorites were born today:

Harlan Ellison (1934)

Ellison

Christopher Lee (1922)

Lee

Vincent Price (1911)

Price

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