He Played Golf Where?

By | Feb 6, 2017

It took three swings before astronaut Alan B. Shepard finally hit the golf ball on February 6, 1971. What was amazing is when the swing was made he was suited in his space gear standing on the moon as part of Apollo 14. Shepard after a solid hit with a second ball stated that it […]

Friendship

By | Jan 20, 2015

For the first time in a long time while listening to the Simon and Garfunkel song “Bridge Over Troubled Water” I sat and really listened to the lyrics. The song seems to be to be about friendship and how a dear friend can help you get by. “If you need a friend I’m sailing right […]

40 Years of King

By | Sep 29, 2014

In a few weeks (November 11, 2014) Stephen King will release his latest novel Revival. Along with his recent release, Mr Mercedes, it will be 40 years since his first publish book was released. Carrie came out on April 5, 1974. Nearly everyone has heard the story about how that novel was nearly not completed, […]

Didn’t Know … Wrote That

By | Dec 30, 2013

Over the years there have been many popular songs. Ones that once you hear who wrote them it comes as quite a surprise. In 1971 James Taylor had his only Billboard Number one with “You’ve Got a Friend”. Being that Taylor wrote many songs, some think that it is one of his compositions. That’s not […]

“Billy Jack” Dies

By | Dec 17, 2013

Just discovered that actor Tom Laughlin died on December 12, 2013 from complications from pneumonia at the age of 82. Tom Laughlin, born on August 10, 1931, is best know for the series of Billy Jack movies of the 1970s. The character Billy Jack, a half-Indian Vietnam War veteran who shuns society, was first introduced […]

Charlie’s Girls

By | Aug 10, 2013

The names Susan Atkins, Patricia Kernwinkel, Leslie Van Houton, Linda Kasabian and Lynette Fromme are ones that are always thought of when Charles Manson and his Family is discussed. But Manson had many followers and a lot of them were girls. The following is just six of Manson female followers, but they are not always […]

Music From Boston

By | Feb 15, 2013

When one thinks of Boston probably some of the things that come to mind is baked beans, chowder, the Red Sox and the Celtics. When it comes to music probably the first name that comes to mind is the group that takes their name from the city, Boston. Boston’s debut album, Boston, released on August […]

It Happened Today – December 14th

By | Dec 14, 2012

A Happy Birthday goes out to AC/DC bass player Clifford Williams born in 1949. Williams joined the band on May 27, 1977. He replaced Mark Evans who had been let go by the group after the release of their album “Let There Be Rock” In 1819 Alabama became the 22nd United State. They were also […]

It Happened Today – December 11th

By | Dec 11, 2012

Cartoonist Peter Bagge celebrates his 55th Birthday today. Indiana become the 19th United State in 1816. In 1936 – Edward VIII abdicated to marry Wallis Warfield Simpson, an American-born divorcee. The Duke of York, his brother, became King George VI. This led the way for Elizabeth to become Queen. The United Nations General Assembly created […]

It Happen Today – December 10th

By | Dec 10, 2012

Today would have been actor Michael Clarke Duncan’s 55th birthday. In 1541 Thomas Culpeper and Francis Dereham of England were beheaded. Their crimes? Both were accused of having affairs with Catherine Howard, who at the time was the 5th wife of Henry the VIII. Catherine would lose her head on February 13, 1542. In 1817 […]

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