A Brief History On October 26, 2020, we take a quick look at a Quibi horror series of which we recently watched a pair of episodes, namely 50 States of Fright, an anthology series with the excellent premise of giving us a terrifying tale from each of our (at least currently) 50 states.  The episodes we watched were put together well and were entertaining, with quality acting and directing from notable film types. Digging Deeper The first episode, titled The Golden Arm, is set in Michigan, land wolverines and football players, not to mention a fading automobile industry.  This tale,…

A Brief History On October 23, 2020, you have a chance to win a $1000 Amazon Gift Card in a BORAT Look-A-Like Costume Contest Friday at the Blue Sky Drive-In in Wadsworth in celebration of the opening of BORAT SUBSEQUENT MOVIEFILM!  Digging Deeper In celebration of Borat’s return to the big screen, Amazon Studios is hosting a Borat Look-A-Like Costume Contest on opening day, Friday, October 23rd at the Blue Sky Drive-In at 959 Broad Street, Wadsworth, OH 44281. Gates open at 6PM, the Borat Look-A-Like Costume Contest is at 6:45PM, and the movie starts at 7:30PM.  Entrance fee…

A Brief History On October 19, 1943, the antibiotic drug, Streptomycin, was isolated by researchers at the esteemed Rutgers University.  Streptomycin, useful for treating many infections, was the first drug to successfully combat tuberculosis.  Today we use this medical milestone to take a look at some of the truly great advances in medicine, quite relevant in 2020 while we await the development, approval, and disbursement of a viable vaccine for the Covid-19 pandemic devastating the world.  (For that matter, identifying a treatment that defeats this terrible virus would be nice, too!)  As always, feel free to nominate extremely important medical…

A Brief History On October 14, 2020, we take the time to (briefly) review 4 of the latest movies from Blumhouse, a production company that has been pumping out films for a movie hungry world crippled by the coronavirus pandemic.  Working with Amazon streaming television service, Welcome to the Blumhouse is a series of horror movies in various types of circumstances, including sci fi, supernatural, human frailty, etc.  We have within the past couple weeks watched 4 of their films and will briefly review them here.  Those films include The Lie, Black Box, Nocturne and Evil Eye.  As always, we…

A Brief History On October 12, 1492, Christopher Columbus, the Italian adventurer sailing into the unknown in the name of the Spanish Crown, landed in the Bahamas, the landing that became known as the “discovery” of America (or, “The New World” if you prefer).  We previously used this historic event for an article that questioned whether or not Americans should still celebrate Columbus Day.  Today, in the year 2020, Americans are taking down Confederate related statues and memorials left and right, and have moved on to also targeting anything related to any historical figure that had anything to do with…

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