With Christmas right around the corner, I thought I'd share something I had found (something tells me I did post this in the forums last year but several search methods didn't turn up any results so here goes), and it's also something that brings back fond memories.
Sometime back in the 1980s, a fellow named Lorne Greene, best known for his starring role in the hit TV series Bonanza, recorded a whole bunch of short featurettes that were themed entirely to Christmas. I remember this featurette from many years ago at a station I was a producer at and we ran this series every Holiday season.
These are great to hear and also great to have and I am so glad I have found all 30 episodes of this featurette series because they are indeed golden and priceless.
Some are saying the spiders in this are generated by computer animations, and the spiders were not real but whaddaya think? I looked at this a couple of times and if the spiders are CG then it's a damn good and convincing CG job, though something tells me the spiders were not CG.
A spider bite...please read............ And you thought the brown recluse was bad!
Three women in North Florida, tur...ned up at hospitals over a 5-day period, all with the same symptoms. Fever, chills, and vomiting, followed by muscular collapse, paralysis, and finally, death. There were no outward signs of trauma.
Autopsy results showed toxicity in the blood. These women did not know each other, and seemed to have nothing in common. It was discovered, however, that they had all visited the same Restaurant (Olive Garden) within days of their deaths.
The health department descended on the restaurant, shutting it down. The food, water, and air conditioning were all inspected and tested, to no avail.
The big break came when a waitress at the restaurant was rushed to the hospital with similar symptoms. She told doctors that she had been on vacation, and had only went to the restaurant to pick up her check. She did not eat or drink while she was there, but had used the restroom.
That is when one toxicologist, remembering an article he had read, drove out to the restaurant, went into the restroom, and lifted the toilet seat.
Under the seat, out of normal view, was a small spider.
The spider was captured and brought back to the lab, where it was determined to be the Two-Striped Telamonia (Telamonia dimidiata), so named because of its reddened flesh color. This spider's venom is extremely toxic, but can take several days to take effect. They live in cold, dark, damp climates, and toilet rims provide just the right atmosphere.
Several days later a lawyer from Jacksonville showed up at a hospital emergency room. Before his death, he told the doctor, that he had been away on business, had taken a flight from Indonesia, changing planes in Singapore, before returning home.
He did not visit (Olive Garden), while there. He did, as did all of the other victims, have what was determined to be a puncture wound, on his right buttock.
Investigators discovered that the flight he was on had originated in India.
The Civilian Aeronautics Board (CAB) ordered an immediate inspection of the toilets of all flights from India, and discovered the Two-Striped Telamonia (Telamonia dimidiata) spider's nests on 4 different planes!
It is now believed that these spiders can be anywhere in the country. So please, before you use a public toilet, lift the seat to check for spiders. It can save your life!
And please pass this on to everyone you care about.
Still it's something that helps us stay keen on that sort of thing and be on the lookout, especially in warmer climates where poisonous spiders are more common. And yes they do hang out around plumbing fixtures such as toilets, especially in settings like recreational parks.
Quadrophonic sound on the Medium Wave band? This fun little experimental broadcast just last year on a station in Coralsville Iowa broadcasting in C-Quam stereo proves that surround sound can be possible... on an AM station!
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A very brave young lady has set out on a mission to not only make a movie that puts a good, positive message out there about moral acceptance of the female breast and battling censorship, but she has also launched a campaign that is to help balance the scales of justice when it comes to the issue of why it should be morally and legally acceptable for females to be shirtless just as males are allowed to be shirtless.
I will probably be in the minority here, but I disagree with this woman and her attempts to expose her breasts in public, claiming that it's an equal right. No it is not an equal right. Yes, men can go about shirtless in public, but they don't have breasts like women do. It's no different than if a man were to put on a skimpy woman's bikini bottom and walk around in public with half his balls and his dick hanging out of the bikini bottom. Just because one sex can do something doesn't mean the the other sex can do the same thing....they don't have the same anatomies. A man can go shirtless in public because his breasts aren't hanging down like a woman's breasts are. A shirtless man has nothing out of the ordinary to see, but a shirtless woman does. If you saw a man walking in public with no shirt on, would you stare at him? No you wouldn't. If you saw a woman with no shirt on, would you stare at her? You bet you would, and that's why women shouldn't be allowed to go shirtless in public....the two are not the same thing.
Look at it like this....do you find that a man's breasts are sexually arousing? Most likely not. Do you find that a woman's breasts are sexually arousing? Most likely so, so that's all that needs to be said. A man's breasts aren't viewed as sexual organs, but a woman's breasts are. THAT's the difference!
Meh.. I think it was already decided in NewYork at least that woman can walk around shirt-less. To bad it's rarely the ones you would *want* to do that though. I'm not all that much in favor of men walking around without shirts either though. Pretty much the same issue usually. Why would it be so hard to just dress when you go into public areas ? For some countries common decency has to be written into law it seems, oh well.
Above all it's a topic I don't deem worthy of that much effort, let alone expending silly amounts of money on court cases and the like. If women want to walk around shirtless, fine...have fun with it. Do expect to be looked at however, no complaining about that allowed.
This is a fun thread, haven't read it for a while.. the Daffy pic above is fun. Hmm.. have I posted the oddly shaped trophy pic here yet? I've posted it somewhere on forum for sure. Long loooong ago.
Then there is this link to an amazing 9 year old girl.(at least there are English subtitles.) Oh, and if you watch the video to the end, she tells everyone that she's never had a singing lesson in her life....she taught herself by listening to YouTube videos. Maybe another Jackie Evancho?
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