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A Prairie Home Companion

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After making it through the holidays and into the new year I find myself compelled to contribute to BlogDogIt. Today I sit in my humble home, in the throws of winter. Ten degrees and snow all around; I think what is needed here is something to warm the spirit.

It was several years ago while vacationing in Ely Minnesota and adrift on a lake in a small boat - I was fishing for crappie but the biggest catch of the day was hooked with the antenna on the radio. That was the day I first discovered Garrison Keillor and his radio program named "A Prairie Home Companion."

At the time I was a big fan of talk radio and lamented the fact that there where no variety radio programs like those of the good ol' days. The discovery of this program was nothing short of a eureka moment. In fact - in terms of a fishing analogy - it was I whom was hooked on that day.

Returning home I was pleased to find several LPs in the collection of our public library. I borrowed them all and dubbed them to cassette tape. Of course that was in the days before the internet as we know it today.

The purpose of this post is to let you know about the gold mine of entertainment that awaits on the internet over at http://prairiehome.publicradio.org A Prairie Home Companion web site. Be sure to check out the archives there; you will find recordings of practically every PHC broadcast available for your listening pleasure.

I have made available a single episode for you to listen to today. (with apologies to PublicRadio.org)


Lets break the bonds of winter and get away with A Prairie Home Companion - from September 16, 1985 -
This show comes to us from Honolulu, Hawaii.

"read more" for program cue sheet.

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Top 10 Most Memorable Robot Sidekicks

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Top 10 Most Memorable Robot Sidekicks

* By Curtis Silver * September 14, 2010 * Source WIRED.com

K9 from Doctor Who

 

There are a lot of factors that make for a great science fiction movie, from believability in the science itself to the space battle scenes (if any) to the story itself. And then of course there are the robot sidekicks: the lovable, the quirky, the comic relief, the sometimes antagonist. The robot sidekicks in science fiction films are often just about as iconic as the film itself. Looking through the annals of popular science fiction to list the ten most memorable robot sidekicks, I found a lot of great candidates. So how did I narrow the list down to just ten?

Well, in a category such as this, it's necessary to be a bit specific when laying out the criteria. Basically, it has to be a totally subservient robot, either to the protagonist of the film or another character. The robot cannot be a self-sufficient android, cyborg or any other killing or thinking machine. So that rules out characters such as Data, the Terminators and so on. So ruling them out really helped narrow the list down to some fun and obscure robots all from movies that your kids should see (a few when they are older). I also excluded any robots that carried the film, such as WALL-E or Johnny 5 (Short Circuit). Also, Twiki was excluded cause it's just too cheesy. The robot sidekicks that are left are the ten below:

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Guatemalan Sinkhole

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I have been meaning to get these posted here for some time now but have been - yes - doggin' it.

Now here is something you don't see every day (thank goodness!) This is however, the second time this has happened in this town within a three years span.

This hole opened up on May 31, 2010. It swallowed a building and reports suggest one person died as a result. These images are surreal and speak volumes; what they are saying is pretty creepy.

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(Photos by Paulo Raquec and Daniel LeClair)

Guatemalan Sinkhole - May 31, 2010

Guatemalan Sinkhole - May 31, 2010

Guatemalan Sinkhole - May 31, 2010

Guatemalan Sinkhole - May 31, 2010

GOOGLE guatemala sinkhole for tons more info on this.


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Teddy!

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Make-up and Hair style..............$500.00

New Dress for the show............$700.00

Giant Stuffed Bear...................$300.00

Teddy!
Not knowing how to hold the bear with a

microphone in your hand...........Priceless!

An innocent picture of singer Kylie Minogue with a teddy bear was censored by Facebook for being 'nude', all because she was holding her microphone near his nether regions.

From the picture taken on stage at London's G-A-Y club, Minogue, 42, can be seen sporting a big smile on her face as she hugged the oversized bear, the Daily Telegraph reported.

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Time Tunnel Discovered On Internet

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I happened upon this blog post and - being the Time Tunnel series fan that I am - I thought I would "scoot" it over here.



Source Copy Below


Above is the concept drawing for the Time Tunnel set which I found at the Drex Files blog.

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The Magic of Buzbee

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Build A Computer From Scratch?

Have you ever made a crystal radio? What a fantastic way to learn about the seemingly mystical science of radio waves. Those who are fortunate enough to have tinkered with such devices know first hand the thrill you get from turning a hand-full of specialized components into a functioning device capable of receiving broadcast signals. The successful completion of a relatively simple project such as a crystal radio has the power to transform the hobbyist. At the very least he/she comes away with new insights about radios (of course,) but also - by extension - televisions. In fact one begins to look at all electrical/electronic devices as creations that with enough patience and research the mysteries they hold are within the grasp of those with the desire to understand.
A galena cat's-whisker detector, an early radio wave detector used in crystal radio receivers from about 1905 to the 1940s. The fine metal wire attached to the adjustable arm touches the face of a natural semiconducting crystal of galena (lead sulfide) in the capsule at right. The contact forms a PN junction making a crude semiconductor diode. In a crystal radio its function is to rectify the alternating current radio signal, extracting the audio (sound) signal from the radio frequency carrier wave. Only certain sites on the crystal surface function as rectifying junctions, so the device had to be adjusted before each use by dragging the wire across the crystal to find a "sweet spot".

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My crystal radio fascination is still alive and well in me and as I ponder the hobby I can predict a future post on the subject. For now however, this discussion has been presented simply to strike a chord with those of like mind.

The purpose of this article is to introduce you to a man and his machine. The Man: Bill Buzbee. Journalist turned Computer Scientist. This is a guy who looked at a blinking cursor on a computer monitor and decided that he could do that! This fellow not only built a computer from scratch from hardware to software. But the journalist in him has documented the project with exquisite detail. The Machine: Magic-1. All I can say is Wow! Come on, follow me into the incredible world of "Magic"... [ READ MORE... ]

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