Saturday, March 8, 2014
A long time ago in a theater in a nearby city, you would see magic live on stage and that was about the only time audiences were able to view magicians and their shows.
Saturday, March 1, 2014
Shades of Norse god Thor; in case you missed it last weekend, we apparently dodged another doomsday prophecy albeit this one was a little more subjective than others previously including the infamous Mayan 2012 prophecy.
Apparently there was a Norse prophecy as interpreted by a British museum Viking festival coordinator named Daniella Daglan who said that Ragnarok or the "fate of the gods" would take place on Feb. 22.
Saturday, February 22, 2014
For the golden age of show business this has been a really sad past few weeks. When I wrote this column it was the day after Shirley Temple Black passed away, and then a day or two later comedy lost one of its trailblazing legends and most beloved performers, Sid Caesar.
While Caesar was not active in recent years, he was a legendary performer and pioneer in the early days of television. He also starred in stage and screen productions although his heart was always in television.
Saturday, February 15, 2014
It was a somber week for me as another screen icon that kept me company on Saturday afternoons and many sick days in my youth passed from this realm to a much better place.
Silver screen legend and true stateswoman and diplomat Shirley Temple Black died Monday evening at the age of 85.
Saturday, February 8, 2014
This has been an interesting winter compared to the last few which could probably be rated as busts.We have gone from having barely any snow the past few years to having a more normal Pennsylvania winter this year, but apparently for many they either have short memories repressing winters past in favor of the warm winters the last few years.Other than one or two years, most of the winters I can remember as a Pennsylvania native were quite snowy so I'm not sure what the difference is between then and now unless more people from the Sunbelt have migrated to our area which I find quite unlikel
Saturday, February 1, 2014
The story of Noah's Ark has always captured my imagination just like it has millions of children and adults around the world. The idea that a massive flood destroyed all life on the planet save for those who were warned by God of the coming catastrophe sparks the imaginations and faiths of people in all walks of life. It's a story of strength, character and trust that has endured for millennia.The story also transcends many cultures which have their own versions of the flood tale.
Saturday, January 25, 2014
I have been interested in games and gaming for a long time.I loved playing board games as a child and even to this day I can always be counted upon to play a game if someone asks me.
Saturday, January 18, 2014
It has been a while since we looked at the bizarre but some recent entries I found beg to be shared. So, relax in your easy chair with your morning cup of coffee and enjoy some stories of the strange, the bizarre and unusual, straight from the newswire.
Saturday, January 11, 2014
The Bigfoot world is buzzing again with news that a Bigfoot was allegedly killed by Bigfoot hunter Rick Dyer. It was revealed in a news story this week that Dyer claimed to have shot and killed the creature by nailing some pork chops from Walmart to a treeand when the big guy showed up, he shot and killed it.
Now he is preparing to take the body on a world tour.This would be a momentous feat and worldwide news if not for one small issue. Dyer has a career credibility problem when it comes to Sasquatch.
Saturday, January 4, 2014
I am sure you have heard this several times already, but welcome to 2014. Just when I got used to writing 2013 on my checks, now I have to shift gears and write 2014. It is amazing how force of habit can cause us to make simple administrative errors such as writing the wrong year on checks for a few days, but eventually we learn to adapt and all is well.