Fishing Knots

My favorite knot is the improved clinch knot. I’ve been tying it for ages, I can barely remember that I used to tie the clinch knot and saw on TV the improved version. It was probably Bill Dance, Roland Martin or Orlando Wilson that I was watching.

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The Beast Must Die (1974)

I watched this 1974 Americus Production, “The Beast Must Die” on Svengoolie. This British horror film, made at Shepperton Studios, Shepperton, Middx, England, was directed by Paul Annett (English film and television director). A millionaire big game hunter invites a group of people to spend some time at his English mansion knowing that one of them is a vampire. He plans to find out which one is the beast and hunt them down.

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Building a Mars Lander Model Rocket

I saw this 3D printed, Estes Mars Lander clone on Facebook. I contacted the poster and ended up buying a printed kit from him. It is beautifully detailed and is basically a Skill Level 1, as it pretty much just snaps and twists together. I flew it and came up with a couple of issues that he will be working on with his next 3D print. I used too small a chute so it broke a leg, which he had included extra. Here is how it went.

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The Escapist (2002)

I watched this 2002 movie, The Escapist on Netflix DVD. It stars Jonny Lee Miller (Hackers, Trainspotting, Dracula 2000, Mindhunters, Æon Flux, Endgame, Roger Collins in Dark Shadows, T2 Trainspotting, Dexter and Sherlock Holmes in Elementary, ) as the escape artist. An accomplished pilot, he ends up breaking out of several prisons, to get put in the worst prison, Sullom Voe, so he can revenge the brutal murder of his wife. The film was written by Nick Perry (British playwright and screenwriter).

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Bass Pro Shops

I remember, back in the 1980’s, browsing through the great Bass Pro Shops (BPS) catalog like I did with the Sears Wish Book in the 1960’s. I wanted to drive to Springfield, Missouri, really bad, to the only retail store at the time, but never did.

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Blood Out (2011)

I watched this 2011 Lionsgate, direct-to-video action film “Blood Out” on Netflix DVD. Directed by Jason Hewitt. his first, and produced by Michael Arata (was a detective in this movie, Another Dirty Movie, Déjà Vu, Ray, Runaway Jury). Blood Out is about a small town sheriff deputy, Michael Savion” who has to become a vigilante when his younger brother is killed through gang violence.

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Lou Ottens Dies

Lodewijk Frederik Ottens was born in  Bellingwolde, Netherlands, June 21, 1926. He was always interested in electronics, even constructing a radio during World War II to secretly listen to the Radio Oranje broadcasts which consisted of brief commentaries on current affairs and political speeches,

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The Shadow of the Cat (1961)

I watched this 1961 Universal International , B.H.P. Films Presentation, of “The Shadow of the Cat” on Svengoolie. It is a British horror film filmed at Bray Studios, England, and directed by John Gilling (Hammer Horror films, The Gamma People, High Flight, The Night Caller, The Plague of the Zombies, The Reptile, The Mummy’s Shroud). It was written by George Baxt and produced by Jon Penington. It is about a wealthy, elderly lady is murdered and the only witness is Tabitha, her cat and star of the movie, who now is tormenting the murderers who want her dead too.

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