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Jackie Mason Dies

Jackie Mason, known for his  rapid-fire befuddled observations has passed away, Saturday July 24, 2021, at the age a 93. Jackie was born Yacov Moshe Hakohen Maza on June 9, 1928 in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, into a family of strict Orthodox Jews. His father, his grandfather, his great-grandfather, and his great-great grandfather were all rabbis. His … Continue reading “Jackie Mason Dies”

Fiend Without a Face (1958)

I watched the British, Amalgamated Production, Mayer Goldwyn Mayer’s 1958 horror movie “A Fiend Without a Face” on Svengoolie. Experimenting with telekinetic powers, enhanced by a nearby nuclear power plant, Professor R. E. Walgate succeeds in creating another kind of life form. After escaping his laboratory murders start to occur and Air Force Major Jeff … Continue reading “Fiend Without a Face (1958)”

Political Correctness

Political Correctness (PC) is a term used to describe language, policies, or measures that are intended to avoid offense or disadvantage to members of particular groups in society.

The Mummy (1959)

I watched this re-telling of the original, 1932 horror classic, “The Mummy” on Svengoolie. This one is by Hammer Studios from Universal-International, the 1959 “The Mummy”. When searching for Princess Ananka’s tomb in 1895, the protector of the tomb, the Mummy, is released. The film is produced by Michael Carreras (The Curse of Frankenstein, The … Continue reading “The Mummy (1959)”

Big Gulp

In 1946 Tote’m Stores changes its name to 7-Eleven to reflect the new extended hours – 7am to 11pm, seven days a week. In 1976, Dennis Potts, merchandise manager for 7-Eleven, against his will, went with a Coca-Cola idea for a large, square bottomed 32 ounce cup.

Dowel Pin Dimensions

A dowel is a cylindrical rod, usually made from wood, plastic, or metal. A dowel is usually referred to as a dowel rod. When cut into short lengths they are called dowel pins

Cod Liver Oil

You might want to sit down for this… Cod Liver oil is a dietary supplement derived from the liver of cod fish. We use it at the compounding pharmacy for making medical suspensions for animals. This got me wondering about the history of this oil. It contains the omega-3 fatty acids, eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and … Continue reading “Cod Liver Oil”

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 … Continue reading “The Crawling Eye (1958)”

NuGrape Soda

I recently got a 1954 bottle from Walter, that he found at his parent’s Lawhorn Farm in Thomasville, Georgia. This particular bottle was bottled in Valdosta, Georgia. I thought I would do a little research on NuGrape Soda.

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 … Continue reading “The Curse of Oak Island by Randall Sullivan”

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