Why I stopped watching Deadliest Catch (and so should you).

At one point in time, I was hooked on the Discovery Channel documentary series Deadliest Catch. The show featured the cinema verite lives of Bering Sea crabfishers as they braved the wintery storms of Alaska’s waterways to haul millions of dollars worth of king crab, snow crab and Bairdi crab for our tables. The show…

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What’s Up in the Neighborhood, September 24 2022

Oh, it’s morning in America – a bit of a chilly morning, nonetheless – so let’s all stay inside and warm up with some great blog posts and photographs by my good friends over at the blogroll. Check them out, and enjoy them this morning. Let’s start with … Have a great weekend, everybody!

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The Nightowl Radio Show playlist for September 23, 2022

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 7:00 p.m. Eastern at whcl.org. Tonight’s episode not only features several remakes and cover tracks from one of my favorite rock bands – Dragon – it also…

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YO… LISTEN… LISTEN… YO… YO…

Max Caster could have been any other up-and-coming professional wrestler. He competed in several independent organizations, just another generic grappler in a sport of larger-than-life personalities. Anthony Bowens could have been just another up-and-coming professional wrestler. He also competed in several independent programs, and even had a match or two on the WWE’s developmental NXT…

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The new quandry – +1 Df, or +2 Zfc‘s?

A few years ago, I dabbled in three-dimensional photography, and I experimented with a few different options. I used vintage cameras that had multi-lens outputs, like the Trio 3D and the NIMSLO. I used two Nikon EM’s and shot them simultaneously. But I wasn’t very satisfied with the results. And I think I have a…

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So I gave the new Quantum Leap show a chance … and …

Last night, NBC brought back the time-travel procedural show Quantum Leap. You remember, the one from about 30 years ago, where every episode featured this one guy who traveled back in time, landed in someone else’s body and had to figure out what went wrong and how to make things right, all guided by a…

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The NEBA Roast Beef – Mike’s Submarines Latch Hook Project, September 19 2022 progress

Man, I had a great couple of weeks on this. Suffice it to say, if I had all the yarns I needed when I started this … and if I started it three months earlier, instead of doing this as a replacement for a latch hooked rug that I previously FUBAR’d … this could have…

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Top Gun on the Royale With Cheese Movie Club

“Let’s go see Top Gun: Maverick,” she said to me. “Okay,” I agreed. “But I have to see the first movie, or else I won’t know what’s going on with this one.” “You’ve never seen Top Gun?” she replied, as if I had not experienced biology classes in high school. And with that … I…

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What’s Up in the Neighborhood, September 17 2022

Good morning, everybody. By the time you read this, I’ll be on my way to Connecticut, to drop my four entries off for the Durham Fair’s photo competition. You know, just a quick little jaunt to Southwestern Connecticut. Fun stuff. But before I go, since it’s Saturday … let’s parse through the blogroll and see…

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The Nightowl Radio Show playlist for September 23, 2022

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 7:00 p.m. Eastern at whcl.org. Tonight’s episode not only features several remakes and cover tracks from one of my favorite rock bands – Dragon – it also…

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