19 August 2015

Humpday Happenings...
Welcome to the middle of the week, which will see us with a bit of a cool down for the next two days.
Today will still feel a tad "close", so hang in there.
Our Hooiserland weather will see us with partly cloudy skies, temps reaching into the lower 80s, and that chance of rain coming later in the day.
Now, with that taken care of, go grab a cup or glass of that favorite drink and let's take this show on the road...
*** First out of the library is our WHO SAID THAT? quote of the week:
"Most people spend more time going around problems than in trying to solve them."
All you have to do is look and listen and you will see SUCH evidence all around us at every turn.
So, WHO said that? The answer at the top of tomorrow's post.
Meanwhile, back at the assembly line...
*** It's also time for our "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature
August 19 -
A great time to visit the air museum in Dayton (I love that place).
We sure have a LOT of ice cream-related days, don't we?
*** Next up, you can tell that Fort Wayne is hitting the skids when you hear about Al Sharpton coming to town.
I'd MUCH rather have THESE two visit us.
Here's the story link:
Fortunately, it's on Sunday, September 6 and NOT my birthday.
Didn't know we had a problem in the black community HERE that needed MORE screwing the hell up, but apparently,we do, given the nature of the democrats and Sharpton doing his "Help me pay my $4 million in back taxes" tour...lol.
Pastor Carlton Lynch of the Come As You Are church at 7910 S. Anthony is hosting the "event".
But perhaps you'd rather hear the Rev himself discuss such matters?

I will confess that this is the FIRST time I heard the these two people and the words LYNCH and SHARPTON in the same sentence...
((...record-scratch...))  WHA???? 
(He didn't say THAT, did he? Oh, yes he did.)
At least I don't butcher the English language in such a way that makes Norm Crosby sound like William F. Buckley.
I'm just commenting on the speakers at the church...lol.
Let's just drop this like the bad habit that Sharpton has become for the blacks in this country.
Moving on...
*** And now, since I don't feel like screwing with OTHER crimes, aside from having a race-baiter come to our city, it's time for the next installment of my trip though my birth-year.
Today we look at the way we amused ourselves at "Homestead Heights", USA:
20 inches - "Giant" screen???
February 15 – The funeral of King George VI is televised in the UK.
July 7 - Turkey's first television station was opened ITU TV.
July 20 – Arrow to the Heart, the first collaboration between director Rudolph Cartier and scriptwriter Nigel Kneale, is broadcast by BBC Television.
August 1 – First TV broadcast in the Dominican Republic by La Voz Dominicana, a TV station based on the radio station of the same name.
September 6 – Television debuts in Canada with the initiation of CBFT in Montreal, Quebec.
September 8 – CBLT in Toronto, Ontario begins broadcasting as Canada's second TV station.
September 20 – The first commercial Ultra High Frequency (UHF) television station in the world, 
KPTV (now a Fox company affiliate), begins broadcasting in Portland, Oregon on channel 27.
October 7 – WFIL-TV Philadelphia's afternoon series Bandstand, which will become American Bandstand, changes emphasis to teens dancing to popular records
The REAL one was MUCH bigger
November 16 – CBS Television City in Hollywood, California opens.
The first political advertisements appear on US television. 
Democrats buy a 30-minute time segment for their candidate, Adlai Stevenson. 
Stevenson receives unfavorable mail for interfering with a broadcast of I Love Lucy. 
Dwight Eisenhower buys 20 second commercial segments and wins the election.
The first telecast of an atomic bomb detonation (KTLA).
These guys call fellatio a "trouser-friendly kiss".
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission reserved channels for non-commercial, public broadcasting.
There were approximately 146,000 television sets in Canada and most antennas were pointed towards WBEN-TV (now WIVB) in Buffalo, New York.
The first telecast of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is broadcast by CBS.
January 14 – The Today Show on NBC (1952–present)
March 1 – Death Valley Days in syndication (1952–1975)
June 19 – I've Got a Secret on CBS (1952–1967)
June 30 – the soap opera The Guiding Light (1952–2009) on CBS, which began on radio in 1937, 
becoming the longest-running regularly scheduled drama in television history
September – the religious drama This Is the Life on DuMont, and ran until the late 1980s
September 19 – Adventures of Superman in syndication (1952–1958)
October 26 – Victory at Sea (1952–1953) on NBC, one of the first historic documentary series
November 1 – Hockey Night in Canada on CBC (1952–present)
November 6 – Biff Baker, U.S.A. on CBS (1952–1953)
November 8 – My Hero on NBC (1952–1953)
December 1 – The Abbott and Costello Show in syndication (1952–1954)
December 15 – Flower Pot Men on BBC Television (1952)
American Bandstand, originally called Bandstand, as a local program in Philadelphia (1952–1989)
Life Is Worth Living with Bishop Fulton J. Sheen on DuMont (1952–1955), then on ABC (1955–1957)
My Little Margie (1952–1955), starring Gale Storm
See It Now hosted by Edward R. Murrow
The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet on ABC (1952–1966)
The Ernie Kovacs Show, where Kovacs explores the boundaries of television technology with 
his use of special effects (1952–1953)
Meet the Masters, a program about classical music, on NBC and WGN-TV
This Is Your Life in the U.S. (1952–1961)
Life with Elizabeth, a sitcom featuring Betty White (1952–1955)
TV actors born in 1952:
April 5 Mitch Pileggi  (The X-Files)
April 6 Marilu Henner  (Taxi)
May 6 Michael O'Hare  (Babylon 5 - d-2012)
May 21 Mr. T          (The A-Team)
Jun 18 Carol Kane          (Taxi)
July 17 David Hasselhoff  (Knight Rider Baywatch)
Aug 10 Daniel Hugh Kelly  (Hardcastle and McCormick)
Aug19 Jonathan Frakes (Star Trek: The Next Generation), director
((happy birthday, BTW))
Dec 9 Michael Dorn (Star Trek: The Next Generation)
Dec 12 Sarah Douglas (Falcon Crest)
Emmy Awards:
Situation Comedy -   I Love Lucy
Variety -           Your Show of Shows
Mystery-Action-adventure -Dragnet
Quiz or panel show -  What's My Line?
Children's show -  Time For Beany
Comedian - Jimmy Durante
Comedienne - Lucille Ball
Personality - Bishop J. Fulton Sheen
Top radio shows:
Our Gal Sunday
Guiding Light
Road of Life
Backstage Life
Right to Happiness
You Bet Your Life
The Gene Autry Show
People Are Funny
FBI in Peace and War
Radio shows that ended:
The Green Hornet
The Adventures of Ozzie an Harriet
(soon coming to a TV near you)
I Love A Mystery
Inner Sanctum Mysteries (11 year run)
--- The Nielsen organization reports that 98% of homes have RADIOS with listeners spending an AVERAGE of 2.84 HOURS per day turning their dials vs. 1.73 hours a day watching television.
--- With television sex and violence growing, 80 out of 108 stations have agreed to comply with a new
code to censor shows that sympathize with evil, degrades virtuous behavior, ridicules authority, or
fails to punish lawbreakers.
(now THAT alone should make you long for those GOOD OLD DAYS)
--- And you read right...AMERICAN BANDSTAND begins as a LOCAL Philadelphia music show, featuring DICK CLARK as the host.
*** Last back to the parking lot...it seems almost unthinkable as to HOW we used to sped out time at home, does it not?
Looked a LOT like this one
We would make sure we were home to listen to a specific program on the radio...and later that new-fangled invention from Fort Wayne's own Philo Farnsworth - TELEVISION.
Our first set (that I remember) was one HUGE wood cabinet RCA VICTOR 23 inch "console"  TV...with two BIG dials on it:
1) OFF/ON - volume
2) Channel selector
There was a panel that dropped down that had brightness, contrast, vertical gold and horizontal gold.
Anything went wrong...toy called the TV guy, he came out and he CHANGED OUT a TUBE.
Later on, you could figure out which tube was bad and replace it YOURSELF.
Today, you can't fix a damn thing...just buy another one.
Talk about a DISPOSABLE society.
Hell, we rarely tossed ANYTHING out (unless the dog chewed it to hell, or it broke outright, like a chair.
We kept stuff, and for a LONG time.
Why? Because it WORKED and we spent a good chunk of change to purchase it.
Makes you wish we had some of those day back, hmm?
We had better stuff than even THIS.
Tomorrow, we look at some of the TECHNOLOGY of the time...planes, trains, and automobiles, and some other cool things.
Be there or be square, kapeesh?
Take care, make a difference to someone, and...
Stay SAFE out there, America.


ms nk rey said...

Whew I was afraid your head would explode with the Sharpton news.. Just what your area needs.. another trouble maker. But no mention of Jared Fogle? What a piece of trash. Nothing lower that someone who preys on children.. Ugh..now my head is about to explode. Stay safe.

Bob G. said...

Dear, you never have to worry about my head exploding...although I will admit to damn near having blood shoot from my eyes...LOL.

That's a damn shame about Jared...had such a GOOD career working for him.
Goes to show that evil can take ANY form.

BTW, don;t let YOUR head explode...(keep the duct tape handy...heh).

Got LOTS to share about today's "one of THOSE days".
I'll talk about that tomorrow.

We take the good with the bad & soldier on. To do less helps no one and hurts ourselves foremost.

Thanks much for taking the time to stop on by to comment.

You stay safe & stay cool down there, dear.

CWMartin said...

Al Sharpton- just what every city needs to devolve race relations to the Democratically-preferred level...

Was Turkey's first show Leave It To Achmed?

Adlai vs Lucy... talk about outgunned!

I grew up on Guiding Light... When Charita Bauer died, I felt like I lost another grandma.

So Ryker and Worf are the same age... and both boffed Troy... hmm... Bob, have anything to admit, lol?

The first TV I remember looked a lot like that... I was real little when we upgraded.

Bob G. said...

--Man, you NAILED that one down tight!

--I think it was "As The Jihad Turns".

--I know...what WAS he thinking???

--I remember seeing that on Grandma's TV set (when Mom and I took 3 buses to visit her)...only ran fifteen minutes with ONE commercial break.

--I admit to nothing, my friend...but my STARFLEET uniform is STILL pressed and hanging in the closet (wink, wink, nudge, nudge)

THAT set (there) wasn't even a "console" model...ours was a big heavy chunk of bloody FURNITURE, with NO casters to roll it around...(was a hand-me-down)...but it WORKED.

Hey, thanks for swinging on by today to comment.

Stay safe up there, brother.