Fawlty Towers

Manuel will show you your rooms. If you’re lucky.

John Cleese brings his hilarity from Monty Python to a sitcom called Fawlty Towers. It aired on BBC2 starting September 19, 1975. The only bad thing about this show was that it was only 12 episodes.

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Batman TV Series

POW! THWAPP! CRASH! KAPOW! ZZZZZWAP! BAM!

Batman aired on ABC beginning January 12, 1966 and ran for 120 episodes over 3 seasons. The last episode aired on March 14, 1968. I never missed an episode. It was intentionally humorous, simplistic morality that included championing the importance of using seat belts, doing homework, eating vegetables, and drinking milk.

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Lucy Eckersley – Punk Biologist

She loves animals, any kind of animal, traveling , and seeing them in their natural habitat.

Lucy Eckersley is a wildlife biologist specializing in wild cats, experienced in organizing and presenting at scientific events. She pursues animal behavior, animal diversity, conservation, entomology, and specimens.

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Anita Mann

Anita Mann has been honored by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences as one of America’s top five contemporary choreographers. She is also the recipient of five Emmy Awards and accolades from every corner of the industry.

Anita Mann is an American choreographer, dancer, and actress born October 21, 1946, in Detroit, Michigan. She was one of David Winter’s (English-American actor, dancer, choreographer, producer, distributor, director, and screenwriter) dancers on shows such as Shindig!, The T.A.M.I. Show and Monte Carlo: C’est La Rose, a Grace Kelly documentary special.

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Arecibo Observatory

The observatory is used for radio astronomy (listening for radio signals), radar astronomy (imaging inner Solar System asteroids etc.) and atmospheric science.

The Arecibo Observatory was built in 1963 by the U.S. Air Force under the initiative of Professor William Gordon in the Department of Electrical Engineering and his colleagues at Cornell. The initial funding was for the ARPA (United States Department of Defense (DoD) Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) missile defense program.

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2022 – A Look at 100 Years Ago

What was happening 100 years ago this year?

We made it, through another year of the Covid pandemic, worsening at the end of 2021 with the Omicron variant. But it’s 2022. I never thought, as a child, that we would ever make it this far. I thought this would be a good time to look back 100 years to 1922.

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Dick Wolf

Worked as copywriter and/or producer of over 100 TV commercials, 1969-1976.

Dick Wolf (aka Richard Anthony Wolf) was born December 20, 1946, in New York City. He attended Saint David’s School, The Gunnery, and Phillips Academy. He then attended the University of Pennsylvania (class of 1969).

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Victoria Justice

Talented, beautiful, incredible voice

Victoria Justice is an actress and singer born February 19, 1993. I first saw her on a show called “Zoey 101” on Nickelodeon a comedy television series created by Dan Schneider (Kenan & Kel, The Amanda Show, What I Like About You, Drake & Josh, iCarly, Victorious, Sam & Cat, Henry Danger). Zoey 101 starred Britney Spears’ sister Jamie Lynn Spears. She appeared for 47 episodes seasons 2-4 as Lola Martinez.

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The Crawling Eye (1958)

The nightmare terror of the slithering eye that unleashed agonizing horror on a screaming world!

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 is investigating and suspects these deaths are related to similar incidents,

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Warm Bodies (2013)

He’s still dead but he’s getting warmer

I watched this 2013 Summit Entertainment movie “Warm Bodies” on Netflix DVD. The film is based on Isaac Marion‘s 2010 novel, which was inspired by Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. The zombie, we’ll know as “R” is the star and narrating the movie. He doesn’t remember much about how he got this way or even his name. He ends up eating the brain of Julie’s boyfriend Perry and obtain’s his memories and love for her. He then saves her from the other zombies and takes care of Julie throughout the film.

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