I remember seeing a clip of Harold Lloyd hanging off a building when I was 10 years old and I freaked out, it was an amazing illusion of height. Take from the following videos what you will. The journalism in The History of The Flintstones is pretty intense, viewer discretion advised. Anyway, Happy saturday morning!
My dear old dad, had he lived, would have been 73 this year. Its hard to believe hes been gone almost 30 years. He used to love driving the backroads. You could go all day and although you’d cut across paved roads, you did’nt have to drive on em to get anywhere if you didn’t want to and usually we did not. This was the ‘backroads- country- drop in and say hello- type of roadtrip’ that is still practiced by some today. The roadtrip bug bit me when I was young. It was’nt uncommon, in the summer months, to be piled into the open truck bed of our trusty F150, sometimes just me and Steve-O, other times heaps of cousins or neighbours kids. Barrelling down some quicksand-gravel topped, pothole infested ribbon of washboard, the AM radio blarin’ ‘Tinman”, the dust so thick it would burn the eyes, sting the skin and make your throat feel like you were drinking volcanic sandpaper. God it was great to be a kid!!!
Anyway,enough about roadtrips. The old man liked to laugh and had a pretty good sense of humour. Being German, some of the humour was a little odd. He ate Limburger cheese. The most disgusting, foul, toxic, substance on earth. One of dads great pleasures was convincing people to try it. He took great pride, and skill, in explaining how it was one of the finest cheeses in the world and tasted nothing like it smelled( of course it tasted much worse) and on and on. The reactions were always worth the investment. He would roar.
Dad loved TV. And dad loved radio. I have fond memories of watching Laugh-in, Ed Sullivan, the Smothers Brothers, Flip Wilson, Bob Newhart, Johhny Carson, Steve Allen, Jack Benny and so many more. TV or radio, one or the other was always on. Thanks dad. Happy Birthday.
If you ever wanted to watch people eat giant sandwiches at the Carnegie deli in New York now is your chance. Personally I prefer the Stage deli, not just to watch on video, but the food as well. The Carnegie is a Cadillac but the Stage is the Rolls Royce. I have no idea what any of this means.
- Cheers, Greg
Check out my brand spankin’ new tattoo! Two of my favorite things- T.V. and whistling cats.
Felix The Cat was the very first image broadcast way back in 1928. NBC was experimenting with new technologies that they stole from the boy genius inventor, Philo Farnsworth.
“The difficult we do right away. The impossible takes a little longer.”
Philo Farnsworth Inventor of Television
The MGM GRAND in Vegas has a lot going for it. Great location, fantastic pools, casinos, rooms, big name entertainment and last but not least… Lions that prowl the dense jungle growing over the ancient ruins of a mythic kingdom… just off the lobby… and its free.
This was part of our Anniversary trip to Las Vegas last year. We booked a Maverick helicopter tour (we highly recommend Maverick)of the Grand Canyon, complete with continental breakfast on a cliffside, where other helicopters have flocked nearby. All the grace and beauty of Gods hand went into the Grand Canyon. Its mind blowing. We had, on a previous trip, taken a bus tour from Vegas to the Canyon and walked a trail along the South Rim, its part of the National Park System. That also was fantastic. The price was a whole lot cheaper but it was a whole day of ridin’ a bus. Go for either one- you will not be disappointed. After the helicopter trip, we got dropped off near the Black Canyon where we took a pontoon boat down the Colorado- saw a lot of stuff and we rescued a guy- but that is in future videos- watch for Black canyon- or subscribe. Thanks Greg.
We made this video on a recent trip to Vegas. Sherri and I were both blown away by the cars. We give this a “Must-See” review. This place is incredible. It is located in the Imperial Palace Hotel on the strip and houses hundreds of classic cars from the 1920s to the 1980. Most of these are for sale. Check out their website at autocollections.com
Stroll around the MGM pool area. Not just one pool but a series of pools and a lazy river. I’m thinking maybe the river is just uninspired.
Thats a nica -a pool. – Greg