What Will You Be Watching on June 12th

By | May 31, 2009

This is not a trick question advertising a special TV show, but the simple fact that June 12, 2009 is the date that over the air television will stop broadcasting the analog TV signals, that have been in use since the beginning of television, and start broadcasting completely in digital. There has been many rumors […]

Ben Bernie – Yowsah

By | May 30, 2009

If you were living in the 1930’s there’s a good chance that one of favorite musical stars would have been Ben Bernie. He’s not a common known artist today, but one phrase of his you may have heard, “Yawsah, Yawsah, Yowsah.” Ben Bernie was born on May 30, 1891. By the age of 15 he […]

Top Movies 1979

By | May 29, 2009

The Jerk took Steve Martin from a stand-up comic and comedy writer to a movie star. And the role rags-to-riches-to-rags that Martin played fit him perfectly. Not surprisingly when considering that he also was one if the writers of the movie. 10 was the brainchild of Blake Edwards and starred a little known Dudley Moore […]

With a Huff and a Puff

By | May 27, 2009

In eight minutes on May 27, 1933 Walt Disney retold an old story. It was on that day that Disney’s Silly Symphonies version of the Three Little Pigs was released. The cartoon produced by Disney and directed by Burt Gillet played in movie theaters for months, in a time when shorts were played for only […]

Popular songs of the early 20th Century

By | May 22, 2009

Originally Published on March 2, 2007 Maple Leaf Rag – 1899 written by Scott Joplin. The song was one of his earliest works and he predicted that it would make him, “King of Ragtime composers.” In a time when sheet music sales gauged the popularity of a song, it became the first to sell over […]

Johns Hopkins – The Man & The School

By | May 19, 2009

Johns Hopkins (May 19, 1795 – December 24, 1873) left $7 million in his 1867 incorporation papers and 1873 will for the foundation of a university and Hospital. The equivalent is over $131 million in the year 2006 dollars. The peculiar first name of Johns Hopkins came from the surname of his great-grandmother, Margaret Johns. […]

Flat Screen TVs and Our Kids

By | May 17, 2009

Reports are showing that as more families are replacing their old tube TVs with flat screens, and with it more children are being injured by having them fall on them. Flat screen TVs are lighter than tube TVs of the same size. Most of their weight falls in a couple of inch wide area with […]

Did You Know?

By | May 16, 2009

Elizabeth Palmer Peabody, the educator who opened the first English-language kindergarten in the United States, was born on May 16, 1804, in Billerica, Massachusetts. On May 16, 1868, the U.S. Senate voted 35 to 19, one vote short of the two-thirds majority needed to convict President Andrew Johnson of “high crimes and misdemeanors,” in his […]

Star Wars

By | May 14, 2009

Episode I: The Phantom Menace This is the beginning of the story, but the 4th of the movies produced. It tells the story of the discovery of Anakin Skywalker, the Chosen One and foresees the beginning of the end of the old Republic and the Jedi Order. The movie was released in 1999 and grossed […]

Pop Queens of the 70’s

By | May 11, 2009

When thinking about the Queens of Pop music of the seventies the first one that comes to mind is the King, Carole King. Carole King was born Carole Klein in 1942. She along with her then husband, Gerry Goffin, pen some of the greatest pop hits of the early 70s, “Will You Still Love Me, […]

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