Reid a few years ago showed up with a black eye, I think even went the hospital; a rumor was somebody beat him up, which is supposedly not true. Reid claimed he was exercising and the injured himself with it. But it looks like he was beat up. Hence his exercise machine beat him up and now moron Sanders has borrowed his exercise machine and gotten beaten up, too.
Reid a few years ago showed up with a black eye, I think even went the hospital; a rumor was somebody beat him up, which is supposedly not true. Reid claimed he was exercising and the injured himself with it. But it looks like he was beat up. Hence his exercise machine beat him up and not moron Sanders has borrowed his exercise machine and gotten beaten up, too.
Sesame Street episodes of “Kermit News” – the news flashes that revolved around Kermit the Frog reporting on nursery rhyme events, etc., in which he almost always became a reluctant participant. I really enjoy the in jokes and it sounds like the cast (Henson, Oz, Hunt, Nelson, et.al.) had a great time making the episodes. I swear I can hear some of them chuckling in the background, especially when one of the interviewees would say “You’re smart for a frog.”, etc. I think there must have been a great deal of ad-libbing in these. I love that there is humor that can be appreciated by both adults and children. In the 70s, in my late teens, I did quite a bit of child-sitting (but not like SNL’s “Uncle Roy”) and we would watch these as they were first run. Then in the 90s when my children were very young, we would watch them. I’d love to learn what folks whom grew up in the 70s and 80s watching them thought about them at the time, and if they got the jokes in them. My personal faves include the “Tortoise and Hare” races, the ones with “Don Music” “Little Red Riding Hood” (with the mailman, the salesman – “C’mon Frog, take a chance!” and the Woodsman, who kept repeating himself into the microphone), and “The Old Woman Who Lived In A Shoe” (with the cranky neighbor who lived in a glove, if you knocked on his door he’d give you a shove) and "Humpty Dumpty" - "it was the Frog's fault!". I particularly loved the intro, with the Sesame Street theme interpolated over the Morse Code. I even found a brief section without the narrator and have it as my text alert sound.
This Lindybeige fellow in youtube is pretty entertaining. Does history stuff, mostly just him talking directly to camera. He's like a mad substitute teacher in the way he talks. I find him entertaining enough.
But this story he relates here below is fantastic. It's about a chap who gets blackbirded onto a ship which is headed for a small pacific island to schlep bat guano, of all things, ditches the ship, is captured by cannibals, is traded and stays with them for over 7 years, trying to get his way out multiple times.
It makes me want to rush out and buy a book or see a very well done mini-series about it. I can't believe there's one not been made. I found it a fascinating tale:
I have been bing watching the primitive technology channel:. I find it fascinating and it makes me feel fairly helpless as my solution to everything is to go to the store lol.
Being a goof, it has inspired me to start making stuff in my backyard. I spent about 2 hours trying to get a deadfall trap to stay put. Of course, when I got it set up, the wind knocked it down about 2 hours later…
I also have been playing around with primitive metal working. I managed to mostly scavenge for supplies so this little adventure hasn’t cost me much. I used a piece of steel scrap as an anvil and an old carpenter's hammer for a hammer. I did go and buy a v-bit tong (explanation for that here: https://gallivantingcraftsman.com/guide-best-blacksmith-tongs )because I’m lazy, but other than that this has mostly been free and I got a hand made knick-knacks out of it.
I have also been watching a channel called poly matter: This channel presents well researched videos on current phenomenon in business. I don’t know enough to know if the guy knows his stuff, but it’s always fun watching smart people try to read between the lines on current events.