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Archive for November, 2011

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Rex Smith

Sunday, November 27th, 2011

I know him thanks to KISS. Like Leif Garrett before him, I had absolutely no idea who Rex Smith was or what he did back in the late 1970’s, but his mug – which I guess would be one to make the girls swoon – routinely adorned the 16 Magazines that I would buy. There were lots of heartthrobs in those pieces of pulp, but I was only buying it for the KISS articles and pictures. But since his face became a fixture of my nostalgic youth, I was rather happy to meet Rex Smith face to charming face. Read the rest of this entry »

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James Hampton: The One Face of Many Roles

Thursday, November 24th, 2011

Even if you can’t place the face, you’re sure to recognize it. That is, if you’ve ever seen an episode of F Troop, whether voluntary or against your will. It’s a show I never cared for, but it’s interesting to note that James Hampton, who portrayed Hannibal Dobbs, had actually served in the “F” Troop of the Army’s Sixth Cavalry. Outside of F Troop, you might recognize the face of James Hampton from Teen Wolf (both the film and TV series), Sling Blade, Gunsmoke, Superboy, Newhart, Police Academy 5, Perfect Strangers, or the Hogan Family. Go ahead. Admit it. You know him!! Read the rest of this entry »

Niki

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

Denise and I were trying to come up with the time period when our cat Niki first appeared in our lives and what we decided was that she first showed up, unannounced and unsolicited during the summer of 1985. It was most likely one of the summer holidays – possibly the Fourth of July or Labor Day. Denise recalls that she was playing outside with the Tangeman kids and stumbled upon this oddly-colored tortoiseshell tabby cat. She had splotches of black, orange, brown, and one odd patch of white on her chest. Read the rest of this entry »