Monthly Archives: February 2014

Anniversary of the final episode of M*A*S*H


The series premiered on September 17, 1972, and ended 30 years ago today, February 28, 1983, with the finale becoming the most-watched television episode in U.S. television history at the time.

“Goodbye, Farewell and Amen” was the final episode of M*A*S*H. Special television sets were placed in PX parking lots, auditoriums, and dayrooms of the US Army in Korea so that military personnel could watch that episode; this in spite of 14 hours’ time zone difference with the east coast of the US. The episode aired on February 28, 1983, and was 2½ hours long.

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Happy Birthday, Johnny Cash

Johnny Cash

Johnny Cash (February 26, 1932 – September 12, 2003)

Johnny Cash, born J. R. Cash, was a Grammy Award-winning American country singer-songwriter. Cash is widely considered to be one of the most influential American musicians of the 20th century.

Cash was known for his deep, distinctive voice, the boom-chick-a-boom or “freight train” sound of his Tennessee Three backing band, his demeanor, and his dark clothing, which earned him the nickname “The Man in Black”. He traditionally started his concerts with the simple introduction “Hello, I’m Johnny Cash.”

He sold over 90 million albums in his nearly fifty-year career and came to occupy a “commanding position in music history”.

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Skidsteer Firewood Processor

Hahn HFP160 Firewood Pro Skidsteer Firewood Processor

Hahn HFP160 Firewood Pro Skidsteer Firewood Processor

RIP Chuck Jones

Charles Martin “Chuck” Jones (September 21, 1912 – February 22, 2002) was an American animator, cartoon artist, screenwriter, producer, and director of animated films, most memorably of Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies shorts for the Warner Brothers cartoon studio.

In 1966, he produced and directed the TV special How the Grinch Stole Christmas.

He directed the Rudyard Kipling book adaptation of “Rikki-Tikki-Tavi“, which was released on January 9, 1975.

Because who needs physics

Because Who Needs Physics

Beware of Dog

Beware of Dog

Common Sense

Common Sense

I was addicted…

I was addicted

Bill & Ted (@25!)

It was 25 years ago today, February 17, 1989, that Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure premiered.

Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure


Hash Tag

You Know What They Say…

You Know What They Say

I May Be A While

I May Be A While

Happy Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentines Day

Candy Crush

We all know that ONE person!

We all know that ONE person!

RIP Shirley Temple

My Word!  It comes with great sadness to announce that Shirley (Curly Top, Little Miss Marker, The Little Rebel and the Little Colonel) Temple has passed away at the young age of 85.

Shirley Temple Black (April 23, 1928 – February 10, 2014) in Curly Top (1935)

Shirley Temple Black (April 23, 1928 – February 10, 2014) in Curly Top (1935)

Shirley Temple was an American film and television actress, singer, dancer and public servant, most famous as a child star in the 1930s. As an adult, she entered politics and became a diplomat, serving as United States Ambassador to Ghana and later to Czechoslovakia, and as Chief of Protocol of the United States.

Temple began her film career in 1932 at the age of three. In 1934, she found international fame in Bright Eyes, a feature film designed specifically for her talents. She received a special Juvenile Academy Award in February 1935 for her outstanding contribution as a juvenile performer to motion pictures during 1934, and film hits such as Curly Top and Heidi followed year after year during the mid-to-late 1930s. Licensed merchandise that capitalized on her wholesome image included dolls, dishes, and clothing. Her box office popularity waned as she reached adolescence, and she left the film industry in her teens. She appeared in a few films of varying quality in her mid-to-late teens, and retired completely from films in 1950 at the age of 22. She was the top box-office draw four years in a row (1935–38) in a Motion Picture Herald poll.

Temple returned to show business in 1958 with a two-season television anthology series of fairy tale adaptations. She made guest appearances on television shows in the early 1960s and filmed a sitcom pilot that was never released. She sat on the boards of corporations and organizations including The Walt Disney Company, Del Monte Foods, and the National Wildlife Federation. She began her diplomatic career in 1969, with an appointment to represent the United States at a session of the United Nations General Assembly. In 1988, she published her autobiography, Child Star.

Temple was the recipient of awards and honors including Kennedy Center Honors and a Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award. She ranks 18th on the American Film Institute‘s list of the greatest female American screen legends of all time.

Thank you, Shirley for many evenings with my wife watching your works of art

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No More Snow Days!

No More Snow Days

Every NFL Team’s Football Helmet Reimagined With a ‘Star Wars’ Theme

This is awesome!

Mexico City illustrator John Raya used his creative skills to reimagine every NFL team’s football helmet with an awesome Star Wars theme. You can view more of John’s National and American Football Conference Star Wars helmets on Behance.

American WEST. Coruscant, Vaders

American WEST. Coruscant, Vaders

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Another Chameleon


Chameleon tries to climb water from tap

Chameleon trying to climb water from tap

Thank you, Arthur Rankin, Jr.

As I grew up, I spent many a night watching animated specials.  I always looked forward to the Christmas season (for many reasons wink-wink) for the shows on TV like Rudolph, Frosty, The Little Drummer Boy and such.

Well, Arthur Rankin and Jules Bass were the creators of them, as well as 1977’s The Hobbit.

Arthur Rankin passed away January 30th of this year, and I just heard about it.  Thank you for a million memories.

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