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A Brief History On March 9, 2020, we take a look at some of today’s technology that is not celebrated the way some previous inventions have been.  Virtually everyone knows that Edison invented the light bulb and Bell invented the telephone, but we ask, who knows the inventor of the touch screen?  Who invented the computer chip?  Who came up with GPS?  Today we take a few selected modern devices and tell you a little about how they came about.  What would you add to this list?  (Note: Not being scientists ourselves, some of the technology in this article is…

A Brief History Superhero film fans, here is your chance to be among the first in Cleveland, Ohio to see Bloodshot on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 7:00 PM at Regal Crocker Park Stadium 16 & IMAX in Westlake, Ohio!  For your chance to get a pass, please log on to https://sonyscreenings.com/main/movie_landing/SElTVFNIT1QxMQ%3D%3D.  The pass is valid for up to two seats.  Seating is first-come, first-served and is not guaranteed.  Saving seats for other parties is prohibited. Digging Deeper In Bloodshot, after he and his wife are suddenly assassinated, Marine Ray Garrison is reborn by a team of scientists.  Enhanced with nanotechnology, he becomes…

A Brief History On March 3, 1951, music history was made when the first song deemed to be “rock and roll” was recorded.  Called “Rocket 88,” the lively song was recorded by Chess Records at Sam Phillip’s studio in Memphis and is credited to Jackie Brenston and the Delta Cats who were actually Ike Turners’s band, the Kings of Rhythm.  In fact, the song was written by Brenston and Turner, though Turner was not originally credited.  As we know, the Rock and Roll genre of music has taken off ever since then, especially with the gyrations of Elvis Presley bringing…

A Brief History On February 18, 2010, the international hacker and leaker organization, WikiLeaks, released the first batch of an enormous trove of classified American documents, in fact, hundreds of thousands of top secret files turned over to WikiLeaks by a US Army soldier, Bradley Manning.  Manning was soon arrested and later convicted of violations of laws governing national secrets, and along the way announced his intention to live as a female, changing his name to Chelsea Manning.  Manning is but one of many well known transsexual or transgender persons, and today we take a look at some of the…

A Brief History On February 4, 2020, we have had a couple days to digest the array of highly expensive television ads pertaining to Super Bowl LIV (played and aired on February 2, 2020).  Among those television commercials were a few in particular that really seem out of place with a sporting event geared toward entertainment.  We take a look at these ill-considered ads…  (Note:  If you are wondering what sort of Super Bowl ads we actually approve of, think about Dachshunds wearing hot dog outfits running toward Ketchup and Mustard and Relish.  Or cute horse and dog Budweiser commercials. …

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