Honest to goodness, they just don't make `em like that anymore!
Monday, April 30, 2007
Saturday, April 28, 2007
Wednesday, April 25, 2007
Universal Studios Florida is made up of two parks: Universal Studios Orlando and Islands of Adventure. Both parks pretty much take non-Disney owned properties and build Disney-style rides based on them. Some of their other great rides that I love are The Cat in the Hat, where you ride a sofa through the original Dr. Seuss story; Popeye's BilgeRats, the best white-water-rafting ride at any park and Jaws, a boat ride where you come face to face with the great white. They also have an Amazing Spider-Man ride which is simply the coolest ride operating at any theme park (sorry, Disney!)
Monday, April 23, 2007
Friday, April 20, 2007
The major television stations in Baltimore have switched network affiliations a few times. This is actually kind of rare in the world of television, but it's happened at least twice in B'moe. WMAR Channel 2 has been all three of the major networks at one time or another. WBAL 11 went from NBC to CBS and then back again to NBC in 1995! Anywho...in the early 80's when WBAL and WMAR flipfloped networks, CBS flew a handful of their stars out to Baltimore to film some promos to make sure people knew where CBS was going to be. Don't ask me how I find this stuff on YouTube, just enjoy! You'll see Mrs. Jefferson at HarborPlace and see Boss Hogg driving past the Washington Monument and all over the rest of downtown Baltimore. This is good stuff!
Wednesday, April 18, 2007
Tuesday, April 17, 2007
Friday, April 13, 2007
Here's the boys with Cinderella in her castle. The look on Elias' face sums up how he felt about having his picture taken with princesses!
Wednesday, April 11, 2007
Moral of the story: I should have become a model.
Tuesday, April 10, 2007
I picked up the DVD last week but just got around to watching a handful of the cartoons last night. In one of the cartoons the aardvark accidentally sprays himself in the face with ant killer, he then drops to the ground and turns all different colors including plaid and polka dot. When seeing this, the ant turns to the camera and says, "Man, he must be having a bad trip!" Gotta love the 60's!
Monday, April 09, 2007
Honestly, beyond the catchy theme song and the fact that the boy usually talked to Jennifer in the attic, I don't remember much about the show. But here's my favorite episode titles:
- One of Our Jars is Missing
- Rebel With a Cause
- Do You Take This Ghost
- The Tutor Who Came to Dinner
- This was Ann Jillian's big role after appearing in the very successful film MR. MOM. After this show, it was pretty much TV movies, guest appearances and another great forgotten sitcom IT'S A LIVING - where she played a waitress working at a fancy restaurant on the top floor of a skyscraper. That was a great show too!
Saturday, April 07, 2007
All the box contains is four standard dye tablets and the traditional "egg dipper". The Disney fun comes on the back of the box where you can cut out two pairs of nifty little Mickey Mouse Club hats for your eggs, and the two Egg Holders. At the most, you would have had two Mickey eared eggs and two more eggs sitting on the little cardboard rings. Still, a fun item and a reminder of more innocent times.
SunHill also produced these Little Mermaid Instant Egg Art beauties. Sadly, my ownership of this item does not come from a flea market or antique store. My mom recently found this tucked away somewhere from when I had bought it sometime in the early 90's. And yes, I made a batch of Little Mermaid eggs back then too. But these suckers were cool. This kit comes with 12 egg wrappers which are basically little plastic sleeves that you put the eggs into and then you dunk the eggs into boiling water for 3 seconds and the wrapper shrinks around the egg making very clear and pretty eggs with different characters from the movie. The package doesn't lie..."Prettiest Eggs in Only 3 Seconds!" Then when you cracked the egg the picture just came apart with the shell as if you had hand painted it on the egg! Very cool item! I remember taking some over to my friend Chris' house for dinner Easter night. I'm sure his parents and their other guests thought I was out of my mind!
Here's this years entry into the Disney Easter Egg Decorating Kit cannon. Cars and Winnie the Pooh were the only two Disney themed egg kits I saw anywhere this year! I found them at Dollar Tree of all places! These bad boys come to us from The Paper Magic Company of Scranton, PA. (Rivals of Dunder Mifflin, no doubt!) Here we get FIVE dyes and the bent coat hanger...I mean, egg dipper, plus we get 48 stickers featuring all the four wheeled friends from the CARS movie. The package also promises "9 Fun Tops" and a "Punch Out Drying Tray". The tray, is the box itself with little perforated circles that you can punch out on the back to lay your wet eggs in. The "Fun Tops" are the little cardboard circles that you punched out to make the tray. The box instructs you to "Punch out the circles from the back of the box and push a toothpick into the center, then spin like a top!" Wow...how lame is that? I'm sure our CARS eggs will impress the Easter Bunny though!
Wednesday, April 04, 2007
Tuesday, April 03, 2007
This book is filled with all sorts of bizarre illustrations like this one (to the left) of Yogi Bear attaching a hot water heater to the wall. There's just something funny about Yogi Bear and a hot water heater, I don't know what it is!? But seriously, if you live somewhere that securing your hot water heater to the wall, before an earthquake strikes, is a good idea than maybe it's time you looked for a new house!
I'm looking forward to the next two books in this series: "The Jetsons Prepare for Avian Flu" and "Captain Caveman Prevents Identity Theft"