The Cover Up At Omaha Beach: Maisy Battery and the US Rangers by Gary Sterne

Normandy’s best kept secret

I was watching “Expedition Unknown” on the Discovery channel Season 8, Episode 1 when I learned about Maisy Battery. I posted about it then and you can read that one here. I was anxious to get this book and was not disappointed. A British military historian and author, Gary Sterne found Maisy Battery after locating a hand-drawn map in a US Army veteran’s uniform he had purchased. He is a keen collector of militaria and was a co-founder of “The Armourer and Skirmish Magazines“.

Continue reading “The Cover Up At Omaha Beach: Maisy Battery and the US Rangers by Gary Sterne”

Emerson, Lake & Palmer to Release Live Box Set October 2021

Welcome back my friends to the show that never ends…

Emerson, Lake & Palmer (ELP) will be releasing “Out Of This World: Live (1970-1997)” a 10LP/7CD box set on October 29, 2021, on BMG Records. This set five of the biggest and most important shows of the last 50 years. Each album has been reimagined with brand new artwork. The vinyl will be five gatefold sleeves with high quality, fully-restored audio mastering.

Continue reading “Emerson, Lake & Palmer to Release Live Box Set October 2021”

Largest Malls

mall [ mawl ] Also called shopping mall . a large retail complex containing a variety of stores and often restaurants and other business establishments housed in a series of connected or adjacent buildings or in a single large building. Compare shopping center.

Do you get tired when walking around your local mall? Today at work they were talking about giant malls and I decided to check it out. It seems that the largest will be in Northwest Tehran and called the Iran Mall. It will have 21 million leasable square feet and even has a sports complex on the roof, including cycling, hiking, tennis courts, swimming pool, and ice rink.

Continue reading “Largest Malls”

Henry C. Beck Company

Working together for you

My recent find in my backyard was a “Henry C. Beck Company” hard hat. It is silver and I saw the shiny brim and dug it out of the ground. It seems that in 1912 Henry C. Beck founded the company in Houston, Texas as a general contractor.

Continue reading “Henry C. Beck Company”

Dracula (1931)

For one who has not lived even a single lifetime, you’re a wise man, Van Helsing. – Count Dracula

I watched the 1931 Universal Pictures movie “Dracula” on Svengoolie. We see possums, armadillos, bats, and spiders while they talk about eating roaches, flys and we hear the wailing of wolves during the film. We also learn just about everything about vampires, from their need for their sacred earth, cannot be in sunlight, Wolf’s bane will repel them, they have no reflection, bullets won’t hurt them, a crucifix will temporarily force them back, they can transform into bats or wolves, they feed on blood, they can temporarily hypnotize with their eyes, and they can be killed with a wooden stake through the heart.

Continue reading “Dracula (1931)”

What does “She’s About A Mover” mean?

What do that mean by that?

There is a song, from 1965, by the Sir Douglas Quintet called “She’s About a Mover”. I’ve always wondered what that phrase meant. The garage rock song has a Tex-Mex sound with a 12-bar blues structure. The single is on Tribe Records, number 8308, and runs 2 minutes and 20 seconds long. But what were they trying to say?

Continue reading “What does “She’s About A Mover” mean?”


About 38.46153846153846 Baker’s Dozens

What are the most famous uses of 500? Well, there is the famous error message, 500 Internal Server Error which is a server response code indicating that an unexpected condition has prevented filling a request. There is that popular Indianapolis 500, the number of miles ran in the race for the Indy Cars.

Continue reading “500”

Collecting Hair

Give me a head with hair, long beautiful hair

I love collecting things but I haven’t started my Hair Collection. I heard on Sirius/XM Satellite Radio that a baseball size clump of Elvis Presley’s hair had sold at auction for over $72,000 dollars.

Continue reading “Collecting Hair”

Making the Gutenberg “Table” Block Better

Why isn’t my Table working correctly?

I was trying to create a simple table in a post that would be a checklist. It wanted two columns, the first would have a checkbox in it and the second would be the items to check off. Simple right?

Continue reading “Making the Gutenberg “Table” Block Better”

Nick Pope

Nick Pope is an author, freelance publicist and media commentator. He served as an employee of the British Government’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) where he was responsible for investigating UFO phenomena to determine if they had any defence significance.

Continue reading “Nick Pope”