Danger Island – the craziest Saturday morning adventure show ever

It’s 1968, and kids like me are plopped in front of our TV sets, chomping on our Saturday morning Frosted Flakes and grooving to The Banana Splits, a children’s TV series with plenty of comedy and adventure. But I’m not writing about the Banana Splits today. I’m writing about one of the show’s many programs…

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What’s Up in the Neighborhood, April 17 2021

So this “interviewing the bloggers” feature that’s now part of my Saturday recap has been going quite well, if I’m being totally honest. I’m having a great time interviewing my fellow bloggers on the blogroll, and some of them have even acknowledged the interviews on their own personal blogs (thanks, Roger Green and Liette Hebert).…

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The Nightowl Radio Show playlist for April 16, 2021

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. Time Artist Song Release 7:01 PM The Monks Oh, How To Do Now Black Monk Time 7:06 PM The Myddle Class Don’t…

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The dead names of Peyton Royce and Billie Kay, courtesy of WWE

I got the message from one of my Facebook friends yesterday. It was short and to the point. “Your girl has been future endeavored.” To a professional wrestling fan, that can only mean one thing. That wrestler is no longer a member of the largest pro wrestling circuit out there, World Wrestling Entertainment. The company…

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I need more Mystery Science Theater 3000 in my life.

The headline says it. Mystery Science Theater 3000, the show that takes old movies and riffs on them – and riffs hard on them – seems to have more lives than a cat. Originally created as a public access program in Minneapolis, the show was picked up by Comedy Central, and was at one point…

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An alternate take on the Ocular 6

Last month, I took some dream-inspired photos of my eyeglasses against the image of my living room Venetian blinds. And the best of the pictures was this image, which I called “The Ocular 6.” I still like this photo, don’t get me wrong. But I wanted to try something with it. Right now, all I…

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The Malta Drive-In Speaker Project

So I’ve had some fun restoring these old drive-in speakers and making them functional again. It’s a nice little distraction, and I do like the finished products. So when a friend of mine pointed out that someone local was selling drive-in speakers, I wasn’t sure what to expect. Until I saw what theater the speakers…

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