Are you ready for some football??

All right, it’s Thanksgiving night, and my beloved Pittsburgh Steelers – who are, say it with me, UN DEE FEE TED (clap clap clap-clap-clap) – are going to beat the living snot out of the Baltimore Ravens. A Pittsburgh win not only guarantees the Black and Gold a pathway to the AFC North title and…

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It’s TV Intro and Movie Trailer Mashup Day!

I would argue that if a TV show doesn’t have a cool intro to it – with great visuals, a catchy song and decent actor credits, then it loses some of its luster. But what’s even more fun is when some enterprising young soul takes the theme from one TV show and tries to interpret…

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Did a 1979 song predict the 9/11 tragedy?

At one time, there were people who swore that Paul McCartney had died in a car crash, and that the distraught Beatles hired a look-alike, William Campbell, to replace McCartney on their records. But oh, they couldn’t keep this a secret from their most trusted fans, so they sprinkled clues throughout their album covers and…

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“Here’s my headshot, on the back, resume.”

I’m not going to lie to you. I enjoy the fine art of professional wrestling. Part sport, part ballet, part storytelling, all action. At one point, the wrestling team that I most enjoyed watching were the IIconics (yes, it’s with two I’s), the team of Australian wrestlers Peyton Royce and Billie Kay. However, some diseased…

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What’s Up in the Neighborhood, November 28, 2020

Yeah, I’m still working off the turkey leftovers. Probably be eating turkey for the next few days, which I don’t really mind. And it gives me a chance to put together this week’s blogroll wrap-up, so let’s see what the writers and podcasters and photographers have been up to this week. And we’ll start with……

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The Nightowl Radio Show playlist for November 27, 2020

The following is a playlist for the broadcast of the Nightowl Radio Show, a one-hour college radio show on station WHCL-FM.  The show can be streamed tonight at 8:00 p.m. Eastern at whcl.org. Time Artist Song Release Label 8:01 PM U2 I Will Follow Boy UMC (Universal Music Catalogue) 8:05 PM Touch & Go Straight…

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The King Features Syndicate animated cartoon shows of the 1960’s

From the mid-1930’s to the late 1950’s, Paramount Studios, through first its Fleischer Studios and later Famous Studios companies, produced hundreds of animated episodes of Popeye the Sailor. The character was part of the King Features Syndicate of newspaper cartoon characters, and when new Popeye the Sailor cartoons were commissioned in the early 1960’s, King…

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My Thanksgiving drive for Equinox, 2020 (part 2)

Yep, I scheduled myself to drive a second day for Equinox. Just because I can, and it’s the holiday season. First off, I had to fill the gas tank. It wasn’t empty, mind you, but I do like to have my car with a full tank on turkey delivery day. As I filled my Chevrolet…

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My Thanksgiving Drive for Equinox, 2020 Edition (Pt. 1)

COVID-19 has changed and cancelled so much of my enjoyment this year, that I was worried I would lose the opportunity to drive turkey dinners to various locations as part of the Equinox Thanksgiving Day turkey delivery charity event. Normally, I drive to a specific location in downtown Albany, I wait until my car is…

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Wait, Johnny Rotten was doing what – and he got bit by a WHAT on his WHERE???

Once upon a time, there was a man named John Lydon. For a short period in the 1970’s, he was the lead singer of the seminal punk band the Sex Pistols, operating under the nom de plume of Johnny Rotten. You might know their hits, “God Save the Queen” and “Anarchy in the U.K.” The…

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