La Grange, by ZZ Top, was on their 1973 album Tres Hombres and reached number 41 on the Billboard Hot 100. It was written by Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill and Frank Beard. Here it is covered by “that little ole band from Peanuts”, Charlie Brown (Guitar and Vocals), Snoopy (Bass) and Pig-Pen (Drums). Lyrics (from … Continue reading “Covers – La Grange by ZZ Top”
I watched the 1957 Universal International horror/sci-fi movie “The Incredible Shrinking Man” on Svengoolie. After going through a strange fog, while boating, Robert “Scott” Carey begins to slowly shrink after a few months. The movie was produced by Albert Zugsmith (Touch of Evil, High School Confidential, Confessions of an Opium Eater) and directed by Jack … Continue reading “The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957)”
I’ve flown my 1968 K-33 Estes Astron Trident many times. I’m always breaking the fins upon landing because the parachute bay is just not big enough for the proper parachute. I lawn darted the rocket and decided to make some changes.
I started building and flying Estes Rockets back in the 1960’s. I was, what they call, a born again rocketeer in the late 90’s and have been active in the hobby ever since. I found this information about Gene Street on the Vintage Estes Rockets website and thought it was interesting. This was my list, … Continue reading “Estes – Gene Street”
Amy Shira Teitel (born in Toronto, lives in Pasadena with her cat Pete Conrad) has had a lifelong passion for spaceflight, her second grade project was on Venus and since then hasn’t stopped accumulating knowledge on the Apollo program and all of Space history.
The Pizza Principle, sometimes known as the Pizza-Subway Connection, is a historically accurate economic law in New York City. Propose by native New Yorker, Eric M. Bram, who reported in The New York Times in 1980 that since the early 1960’s the price of a slice of pizza has matched the the cost of a … Continue reading “The Pizza Principle”
I watched the 1957 American International Pictures “The Undead” fantasy/horror movie on Svengoolie. A beautiful woman, Diana Love/Helene, is sent back in time, via hypnosis, where she is suspected of being a witch. Quintus, the psychic researcher responsible now needs to go back to that same place in time to save her. The film is … Continue reading “The Undead (1957)”
I finished my hardcover book of I Am C-3PO: The Inside Story by Anthony Daniels. He never discusses money, in the book, but his net worth is 8 million dollars that he made in an uncomfortable android costume making 9 major Star Wars films and voicing the character in countless other cartoons and shows. This … Continue reading “I Am C-3PO: The Inside Story by Anthony Daniels”
Sushi Ken is in Newnan, Georgia at 1067 Bullsboro Drive, in the same parking lot as Walmart and Hobby Lobby. It serves Japanese, Sushi and Poke Bowls. They are open for inside dining, all employees were wearing masks and they check the customers temperatures before seating. Sushi Ken is open 11am to 2pm – 4:30pm … Continue reading “Sushi Ken”
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers West Point Lake is on the Chattahoochee River just north of West Point, Georgia. It stretches 35 miles and at full pool is 25,900 acres. Authorized by the Flood Control Act of 1962, work started on the lake in December 1965 and the impoundment began in October 1974. With … Continue reading “West Point Lake”
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