Tuesday, December 31, 2013

My favorite memories from SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK

Who remembers growing up with Schoolhouse Rock?

Here are (just a few of) my favorite Schoolhouse Rock songs...

Conjunction Junction

I'm Just a Bill

Interjections

Adjectives

Counting by Fives

Verbs

Nouns


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Monday, December 30, 2013

My very first Hi-Fi sound system

Oh yeah!  I was on top of the world with my record player...



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Monday, December 23, 2013

Filling up...

Stopped for gas tonight, ...my Ford Explorer easily sucks down about $85 worth these days.  As I stood there at the pump, I couldn't help but ponder the good ol' days.

I started driving in 1985, and bought my first car (a 1973 green Ford Maverick) for $300 that I had earned on a paper route, delivering newspapers.



Back in those days - I could fill the tank, get a 44 oz. Slurpee, a "Whatchamacallit" candy bar, and a pack of bubblicious gum...







 ...and still get change back from a $20 bill.






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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

"Diamond" Daryl Pediford - one of the greats of TSO

I had the pleasure of seeing Daryl Pediford on more than one occasion, before his untimely death. What a true talent! I miss him. Sorry about the poor quality video - it was all I could find.  I was originally looking for "For The Sake of Our Brother" which I feel was one of his best performances.





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Thursday, November 28, 2013

How To Carve A Turkey, With Step-By-Step Photos

Thanks to our friends at Huffington Post, for originally posting this. 
  • 1
    Place the turkey on the cutting board or a platter, breast side up, with the legs facing away from you. Steady it with the carving fork in your guide hand.
  • 2
    Cut through the skin that connects one leg to the carcass, cutting as close to the leg as possible.
  • 3
    Set down the knife and pull the leg away from the bird until the ball joint that connects it to the carcass pops out of the socket. (If the turkey is too hot to handle, use a clean, dry towel to protect your hands.)
  • 4
    Cut straight through the joint with the knife. The leg will now pull easily away from the carcass.
  • 5
    Lay the leg on the board, with the knee facing you, and feel for the joint connecting the drumstick bone and the thigh bone.
  • 6
    Place the knife blade directly on the joint and cut straight through to the board. (You shouldn’t feel any resistance. If you do, the blade is on the bone, not the joint. Feel for the joint again and adjust the position of the blade accordingly.)
  • 7
    Repeat previous steps with the other leg.
  • 8
    With your guide hand, hold a drumstick vertically by the end of the bone (the ankle) and let it rest on the cutting board.
  • 9
    Cut straight down along the bone, removing the meat in one piece.
  • 10
    Rotate the drumstick and continue cutting straight down along the bone until all the meat is removed from the bone.
  • 11
    Bias-cut the drumstick meat into serving-size pieces.
  • 12
    Repeat previous steps with the other drumstick.
  • 13
    Lay a thigh on the cutting board, skin side down, and steady it with the carving fork in your guide hand. Cut along both sides of the bone, from one end to the other.
  • 14
    Hold the knife blade parallel to the board and slip it underneath the bone. Cut along the length of the bone to free it from the meat. Pull the bone away from the meat.
  • 15
    Flip the thigh so that it’s skin side up and bias-cut it into serving-size slices.
  • 16
    Repeat previous steps with the other thigh.
  • 17
    Grip a wing with your guide hand and pull it gently away from the carcass so you can see where it is attached.
  • 18
    Work the tip of the knife between the ball joint of the wing and the socket.
  • 19
    Cut all the way through the joint, through any meat and skin, and remove the wing from the carcass.
  • 20
    Rotate the turkey so that the other wing is facing your guide hand. Repeat previous steps to remove it.
  • 21
    Steady the side of the breast you’re not carving with the carving fork in your guide hand.
  • 22
    Make a long, thin cut along the breastbone, in the center of the breast.
  • 23
    Using the tip of the knife, cut down along one side of the rib cage, then lay down the carving fork and use your guide hand to push or pull the breast gently away from the ribs as you go.
  • 24
    Let the knife blade ride the rib cage straight down to the socket where the wing was attached.
  • 25
    Cut along the bottom of the breast to remove that half completely.
  • 26
    Lay the breast half on the cutting board, skin side up, and bias-cut it into serving-size slices.
  • 27
    Steady the carcass with the carving fork and repeat previous steps with the other side of the breast.


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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

A quick Thanksgiving eCard from your friends at Back in the Awesome Days



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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Who remembers Silly Putty?




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Monday, November 11, 2013

The Monster at the end of this Book

How many of you remember these classics?




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Monday, November 4, 2013

Who remembers the old A&W drive-up restaurants?

A&W Restaurants, Inc., is a chain of fast-food restaurants distinguished by its draft root beer and root beer floats. A&W was arguably the first successful food franchise company, starting franchises in California, in 1923. The company name was taken from the surname initials of partners Roy W. Allen and Frank Wright. The company became famous in the United States for its "frosty mugs," where the mug would be kept in the freezer prior to being filled with root beer and served to the customer.
Today, it has franchise locations throughout much of the world, serving a typical fast food menu of hamburgers andfrench fries, as well as hot dogs. A number of its outlets are drive-in restaurants with carhops. Previously owned by Yum! Brands, the chain was sold to a consortium of A&W franchisees, through A Great American Brand LLC, in December 2011.[3] The root beer served in each restaurant location is prepared onsite, using real cane sugar and a proprietary blend of herbs, bark, spices, and berries. Click HERE to read the entire Wikipedia article


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Billboard's Top 10 Music Videos of the '80s (Poll Results)



It's hard to believe that MTV is now a little over 33 years old.  I stumbled upon a poll that was conducted at their 30th anniversary, and the results are below:


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#10 Janet Jackson "Rhythm Nation


#9 The Police "Every Breath You Take"


#8 RUN-D.M.C. and Aerosmith "Walk This Way"


#7 Duran Duran "Hungry Like The Wolf"


#6 Peter Gabriel "Sledgehammer"


#5 Prince "When Doves Cry"
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#4 a-ha "Take On Me"


#3 Cyndi Lauper "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun"


#2 Madonna "Like A Prayer"


#1 Michael Jackson "Thriller"


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Buggles - Video killed the radio star 1979





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Thursday, August 1, 2013

The History of MTV

Happy 32nd birthday to MTV!

Lots and lots of great memories here...


Thursday, July 11, 2013

McDonald's "McPizza" Commercial from the 80's

Dominating the 80's

If you had to choose one of these bands as the "biggest band of the 80's" which would you choose?

Scroll down to see both bands in action

Journey - Don't Stop Believing


Bon Jovi - Livin' on a Prayer



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Tuesday, July 9, 2013

This was MY iTunes store



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Friday, July 5, 2013

Kellogg's C3PO's

Remember these?


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