Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Converting radio shows to CDs

The Old Radio Show Conversion Project is coming along nicely. It will take a long time, but some day I may have all the shows we want to switch over into digital format on CD's. We have some real "keepers" among them.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Old detective movies

As most of you know, the wife and I are great fanciers of old detective movies. Any of you who like them, come over and we'll pick out a scintilating example for your watching pleasure.

Colonel Klink in a western TV show

Colonel Klink in a western? At Jason's last night we watched an old episode of Have Gun Will Travel in which Werner Klemperer (Colonel Klink on Hogan's Heroes) was the guest star.

Old radio shows

OLD RADIO SHOWS. As most of you know, Pam and I have collected thousands of old radio shows - most on cassette tape - over the years. With the held of Rachel, I am in the process of converting the better of them over to CD's, and thus digital form. If any of you want to make copies, you are welcome to do so.

I am counting on my wife to keep up with the CD's so they don't get lost after I go to all the trouble to get them converted. Great weight on her shoulders.

Which party will help with gasoline prices?

Neither of the major political parties has a driving incentive to reduce gasoline prices. The Republicans are tightly tied to big business, and right now Big Oil is making record profits (and presumably making record contributions). The Democrats (and Republicans to the extent they have jumped on the global warming bandwagon) want fossil fuel use to decline, and nothing will do that quicker than the prices we are seeing. But both McCain and Obama trumpet "change." Hmmmmpf! Not likely in this instance.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

One of the things that irritates me is when you are at a stoplight with a long line of cars backed up behind it, and people just ease through the intersection when the light turns, as if they were the only one there and no one else could possible have anything to do or anywhere to go.
That is a pleasant word that has very positive connotations, but I do not recall offhand ever having heard anyone named that.