Nov 23, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving


Thanks to Taffy Cannon MPHS 66 for sharing the video below from WKRP Cinncinati video on Thanksgiving.  No turkeys were harmed in this video.

WKRP "As God as my witness, I thought turkeys could fly ...
Nov 24, 2011 - Uploaded by Epic Houston
WKRP "As God as my witness, I thought turkeys could fly"Thanksgiving.

WKRP Thanksgiving Turkey Drop - YouTube
Oct 13, 2014 - Uploaded by Cuchulainn's Picks
Les Nessman discovers that his station's Thanksgiving promotion just isn't going to fly. For more info ...

Watch WKRP in Cincinnati Online - Turkeys Away | Hulu
Sep 20, 2007
Stream WKRP in Cincinnati season 1, episode 7 instantly. ... This one website, wetpaint, showed 12 Thanksgiving Day episodes, and the  ...

WKRP "Turkey's Away" - YouTube
Nov 24, 2011 - Uploaded by whoohaaa1000
WKRP "Turkey's Away" .... This was a great old Thanksgivingshow. .... WKRP "As God as my witness, I thought turkeys could fly" Thanksgiving  ...

WKRP in Cincinnati Full Episode (Turkeys Away) - IMDb
Watch the latest WKRP in Cincinnati Full Episode (Turkeys Away) on IMDb.


Civilization ends at the waterline.
Beyond that, we all enter the food chain,
and not always right at the top

Description: Scuba Zilla a kicking

Nov 20, 2017

The Heart at the Museum of Science and Industry

How many of us Chicagoan's remember walking through the heart at the Museum Of Science and Industry? 

Loved It!

Susan Engle Budash shared Paul M. Crabb's post.

Walk Thru Heart (Gone)

Chicago, Illinois

During its life, the giant Walk - Thru Heart model at the Museum of Science and Industry, installed in 1954, had circulated millions of people through its dark, throbbing chambers. "The Great Heart" was 14-ft. tall and made of plaster, sculpted and painted in all its arterial detail, and augmented with a sonic recreation of a heart's beating. By 2009, the museum had replaced it with a new high tech heart -- with digital projections, but no walk-through.

While past exhibit treasures may linger on in storage, the old ticker had to be broken up in place during the renovation.

A 2013 visitor to the museum, Rich Birley, reports: "I asked our tour guide about the beating heart and to my shock she said the only thing left is this -- she pulled a sandwich bag out of a drawer and handed me a 3" by 3" piece of the heart. She said that they destroyed it. Considering that virtually every single person who ever entered that museum in the past decades has walked through that heart, and its iconic place in the history of the museum, it was quite a surprise to be holding the only piece left."

Another walk-thru giant heart remains on display at Philadelphia's Franklin Institute.

Nov 18, 2017

Books written by MPHS Alum Bill Rambow

Books written by MPHS Alum Bill Rambow

For the past two weeks, I have been working on book three of the "Philip Lawson Saga" (blame my publisher for the grandiose name, not me!). I was going to hold off on this announcement, but I figure that doing so now will discourage me from quitting again. 

The third and final installment of the trilogy picks Phil Lawson up on the wrong side of the Cambodian border where ROE stranded him. Along with his brother Paul, and brother-in-law Dan, and the crew, they have escaped their North Vietnamese pursuers. He may be out of the jungle, but Phil is not out of the woods yet, as another sort of peril awaits him on the far bank of the river.

But as the title hints, Phil's Army service is but a prologue, left behind after a couple chapters. After his discharge, Phil embarks on a new career and adventure as a 'Sky Marshal' with U.S. Customs in 1970. As with his tour of duty in Vietnam, Phil's experience flying, armed and under-cover, in the 'unfriendly skies' during the heyday of air-piracy will be a lot more exciting than was my own! I am not complaining in either case. For more than that, you'll have to wait for the book! I will keep you posted on my progress.

Nov 15, 2017

Walking This Morning in Sarasota, Florida

The area along the water between USF Sarasota on the north and Ringling Museum on the south provide a nice if confusing walk along the water. Park at USF on the north, go to water and walk south through New College and the Powell Crosley Mansion, then to Ringling and back.

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Nov 7, 2017

As I get older, I realize . . .

As I get older, I realize . . .
#1 - I talk to myself, because there  
are times I need expert advice.
 #2 - I consider "On Trend" to be the
 clothes that still fit.
#3 - I don't need anger management.
I need people to stop ticking me off.
#4 - My people skills are just fine. It's
 my tolerance (for idiots) that needs work.
#5 - The biggest lie I tell myself is,
" I don't need to write that down. I'll re-
 member it. "
#6 - I have days when my life is just
 one tent short of a circus.
#7 - These days, "on time" is when I
 get there.
#8 - Even duct tape can't fix stupid -
 but it sure does muffle the sound.
#9 - Wouldn't it be wonderful if we
 could put ourselves in the dryer for
 ten minutes, then come out wrinkle-
 free and three sizes smaller ?
#10 - Lately, I've noticed people my
 age are so much older than me.
#11 - " Getting lucky " means walking
into a room and remembering why I am there.
#12 - When I was a child, I thought nap
time was punishment.  Now it
feels like a mini vacation.
#13 - Some days I have no idea what
 I'm doing out of bed.
#14 - I thought growing old would
 take longer.
#15 - Aging sure has slowed me down,
 but it hasn't shut me up.
 #16 - I still haven't learned to act my age.

Charlie Van liere MPHS Jan 66