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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.

Historical Happening – Charlie Chaplin’s “The Kid”

Posted in art, box office, Cool Stuff, Film, history, humor, legends, movies, people, Smithsonian, Uncategorized, writing with tags , , , , , , , , on 02/06/2017 by Edward Brock

Though it had a premiere on January 21, Charlie Chaplin’s The Kid hit theaters on this day, in 1921.

It starred Chaplin–who wrote, produced, and edited the film, as well. It was also Chaplin’s first feature-length film as director.

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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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Historical Happening – Batman TV Series

Posted in batman, books, comedy, Cool Stuff, dc comics, fantasy, fiction, Film, history, humor, justice league, legends, movies, mythology, sci-fi, superheroes, TV, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on 01/12/2017 by Edward Brock

One of the craziest TV shows ever produced premiered on this day in 1966.

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The series starred Adam West as Batman & Burt Ward as Robin. It also starred a rotating collection of memorable villains–including Yvonne Craig as Batgirl, Cesar Romero as The Joker, and Julie Newmar/Eartha Kitt as Catwoman.

Excelsior!

Posted in art, books, Captain America, comic books, Cool Stuff, fantasy, fiction, Film, history, horror, humor, legends, literature, marvel, mythology, spider-man, Uncategorized with tags , , , on 12/28/2016 by Edward Brock

Marvel’s “Main Man “was born on this day–in 1922.

Excelsior!

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