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When It Rains It Pours
Thursday, November 21, 2019      14 comments

So, last Monday,evening, we had really high winds. I lost my DISH (tv) & internet satellite receivers. I’m used to losing them for a few hours with bad storms or snow. I was supposed to drive to Sedona, AZ, on Saturday for a week long class, s... Read more
The Solar System Is Fascinating.
Wednesday, November 20, 2019      12 comments

After doing 3 blogs on the Solar System, I called it quits. There was more stuff past the Oort Cloud comets, I was running out of steam. One of my SP friends, BUTEAFULL, said she was hoping I would write something about Eris. Got a little brain ... Read more
Community
Monday, November 18, 2019      10 comments

Community, 2009-15, NBC (the 6h season was on Yahoo!) Jeff Winger (Joel McHale) lied about his education, lost his job at his law firm when found out, & started going to the local Greendale Community College to get a legit degree. Trying to im... Read more
The Stand
Sunday, November 17, 2019      11 comments

The Stand mini-series, from Stephen King’s novel of the same name, aired on ABC from 8-12 May 1994. I have to say, this one scared the pee out of m... Read more
The Ups & Downs of Pluto
Saturday, November 16, 2019      13 comments

The Truth Is Out There ... At its closest to the sun, Pluto is still way beyond what could be seen with anything available by pre-1930. As... Read more
To The Astroid Belt, and Beyond!
Saturday, November 16, 2019      12 comments

We now leave the inner, rocky, terrestrial planets (generally not called all of the adjectives at once). Did you know there is more than one asteroid belt? Neither did I. Wonderful what we can find strolling through articles. Anyway, the inner b... Read more
Touring thr Solar System
Friday, November 15, 2019      13 comments

Touring The Solar System The solar system is not the center of the universe. (Gasp!) No, truly, our system is about 2/3 of the way from our g... Read more
Lonesome Dove
Wednesday, November 13, 2019      12 comments

Lonesome Dove, 1989, 4 part mini-series on CBS. Based on the 1995 Larry McMurtry novel of the same name. It was widely credited for bringing back both westerns and mini-series. Set during the twilight years of the Old West, old friends, now reti... Read more
Planet Earth
Wednesday, November 13, 2019      13 comments

Planet Earth, 2006, BBC Produced by the BBC Natural History Unit. They filmed for 5 years, the first to be filmed in high definition & at the time was the most expensive documentary ever made. I didn’t watch all of the series - too much clash ... Read more
Band of Brothers
Monday, November 11, 2019      14 comments

Band of Brothers, mini-series began on 9 Sept 2001 for 10 episodes. Executive Directors Steven Spielberg & Tom Hanks(who had collaborated on Saving Private Ryan, a 1998 WWII movie). It was based on the book, Band of Brothers, written by histor... Read more
12 O’Clock High
Sunday, November 10, 2019      11 comments

12 O’Clock High, 1964-67, ABC Based on the 1949 movie of the same name. Set in WWII, the show followed the exploits of the (fictitious) 918th Bombardment Group (Heavy) of the U.S. Army Air Forces (USAAF), equipped with B-17 Flying Fortress hea... Read more
Blue Bloods
Saturday, November 09, 2019      12 comments

Blue Bloods, 2010-present, CBS Multi-generational NYC police officers (& 1 prosecutor) in the Reagan family. Police Commissioner Francis (Frank)Reagan is played by Tom Selleck (still working that mustache!). Retired Police Commissioner Henry ... Read more
Charmed
Saturday, November 09, 2019      10 comments

Charmed, 1998-06, on the WB The 3 Halliway sisters find out they are hereditary witches. They are called the Charmed Ones, & are the most powerful good witches ever. Their power is increased as they had have “the Power of Three”. The sisters ... Read more
Game of Thrones
Friday, November 08, 2019      14 comments

Game of Thrones, 2007-2019, HBO An American fantasy drama, based on a series of books by R. R. Martin, collectively known as A Song of Ice and Fire. The first book was Game of Thrones, from which, obviously, they took the name of the show. Se... Read more
Bill Nye, the Science Guy
Wednesday, November 06, 2019      14 comments

Bill Nye the Science Guy, 1993-98, PBS Described as Mr. Wizard for a new decade, Bill Nye was billed as a Comedian/Scientist.. Each 30 minute episode had a specific topic, ranging from the human heart, ecology, physics, etc in a snappy, enter... Read more

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