The Crawling Eye (1958)

I watched the 1958 Alliance Film Studios horror movie “The Crawling Eye”, known as the “The Trollenberg Terror” in Europe, on Svengoolie. It seems that there is a radioactive cloud that hovers over Mount Trollenberg in Switzerland that has had unusual accidents occurring near it. Sisters Anne and Sarah Pilgrim are worried when Anne’s telepathic sense goes haywire. United Nations troubleshooter Alan Brooks, joined by journalist Philip Truscott are investigating and suspects these deaths are related to similar incidents, from three years earlier, that occurred in the Andes Mountains which involved a similar radioactive cloud.

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The Curse of Oak Island by Randall Sullivan

I just finished the 2019 book “The Curse of Oak Island: The Story of the World’s Longest Treasure Hunt” by author Randall Sullivan. Born in Los Angeles and grew up in North Bend Oregon. His family moved to Portland, where he attended high school and then went to the University of Oregon. He has written for Esquire, The Washington Post, The Guardian, Rolling Stone and Wired as well as several books, 3 nominated for Pulitzer Prizes.

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Tom and Jerry (2021)

I watched the 2021 Warner Bros. Pictures Animation/Live Action /Comedy movie “Tom and Jerry” on Netflix DVD. The movie is based on the classic cartoon characters created by  William Hanna and Joseph Barbera. Jerry takes up residence in a posh hotel that is about to host the webbing of the century. Kayla has faked her way into being hired at this hotel for the wedding planning and teams up with Tom to rid the premises of that mouse. The trouble is foreseeable!

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Travis S. Taylor

Travis Shane Taylor was born in Decatur, Alabama on July 24, 1968. His father, Charles Taylor, worked for Wyle Laboratories, as a machinist, who subcontracted with NASA in the 1960s building America’s first satellites with Wernher von Braun. At 17, Travis built a radio telescope that won the state science fair, placing 6th in the nation.

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Jethro Tull Announces New Album

A new album, “The Zealot Game” has been announced for early 2022. Tull has signed with a new label, InsideOut Music/Sony Music. The announcement came soon after Anderson revealed last year that he is suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

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Smart Bulbs

Smart Bulbs connect through you WIFI to provide task lighting, accent lighting, and general lighting. The Philips Hue LED Lamps were the fist on the market, but now there is a wide variety of choices. They allow dimming and the changing of the color temperature from soft white to bright daylight. Some can emit up to 16 million colors.

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I Saw What You Did (1965)

I watched this 1965 Universal Pictures “I Saw What You Did” action/suspense/horror movie on Svengoolie. William Castle touted this film as UXORICIDE, knowing that most people would not know the true meaning of the word. It is defined as a man killing his wife or girlfriend. Two teenage girls, Libby and Kit are spending an evening together, Libby’s parents are on a trip, overnight, leaving her in charge of her young sister, Tess. They start calling phone numbers, randomly from the phone book, and pranking whoever answers.

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Mars, Inc.

Mars, Incorporated is the manufacturer of confectionery, pet food, and other food products and a provider of animal care services. It is owned by the Mars family, one of the richest in the world. Franklin Clarence Mars started the Mars Candy Factory in 1911.

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Garage Door Opener

The first electric garage door opener dates back to 1926 when C.G. Johnson invented it in Hartford City, Indiana. You could open the door from a switch, either inside the garage (we still use those today) or outside, even on a post so you didn’t have to even get out of your Model T. In 1931, two teams, one in Illinois, the other in Washington State, both invented wireless garage door openers.

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