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Archive for September, 2009

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Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

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On the Streets of Philadelphia – Part One

Sunday, September 27th, 2009

ap24Bob and I had made our way from Atlantic City to Philadelphia, which was about 90 minutes away. We arrived at about 11:40am on the morning of Tuesday, June 16, 2009. We parked the car at the Independence Visitors Center parking garage and set out on a very long and tiring day’s adventures on foot. In fact, we saw so much in Philadelphia, which in essence was where the United States was born, that I am breaking this location into two separate postings. The sites represented in this first volume represent about three hours worth of activity – or roughly half the time it will take to actually complete this posting. I had not visited Philadelphia since 1986, at which time I had only seen a few of the locations that I would see this day.   Read the rest of this entry »

Tanya Roberts

Saturday, September 26th, 2009

tr2I wasn’t a huge fan of Charlie’s Angels, so I don’t really recall when Tanya Roberts took over the third angel slot from Shelley Hack during the fifth and final season of the show. And not being a huge James Bond fan, I haven’t yet seen A View To a Kill in which Tanya Roberts portrayed Bond girl Stacey Sutton. But I do certainly recall that she was one of the biggest sex symbols of the 80’s (and corresponding Playboy cover pictorial) and my boyhood memories recall that great topless scene in HBO staple The Beastmaster. That and Kodo and Podo. Read the rest of this entry »

The Madman Turns Three

Thursday, September 24th, 2009

ad19After a morning of tinkering around on Sunday morning, September 13, 2009, I finally headed out of the house around 2:30pm. My final destination would be Mom’s house, where we were celebrating my nephew Adam’s third birthday. On the way, I stopped off at Toys ‘R’ Us to pick up his giant Hot Wheel Parking Garage and a Winnie the Pooh puzzle. I also made a brief stop at the Beavercreek Popcorn Festival. I didn’t have time to walk around much, but I met up with Heidi for about a half-hour to see her kids jump around inside one of those things kids jump around in. Read the rest of this entry »

Poltergeist Kid

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

polt2Oliver Robins had only a brief film career, but did manage to star in one of the most popular and influential horror films of the 1980’s. In the scare-a-thon flick Poltergeist, Oliver held the role of Robbie Freling, older brother to Carol Ann (Heather O’Rourke) and younger brother of Dana (Dominique Dunne). Ironically, he is the only child actor from the film who survives today, having managed (so far) to escape the Poltergeist curse that supposedly took the lives of O’Rourke and Dunne. Read the rest of this entry »