A Brief History On June 4, 1855, Major Henry C. Wayne got on board the USS Supply in New York Harbor and headed to the Mediterranean Sea to procure camels (29 of the Dromedary or one-hump variety and 2 of the Bactrian or two-hump kind) for use by the US Army in the Western United States. In 1848, Wayne had conducted a more detailed follow-up study to the 1836 report submitted to the Army by Major George Crossman who had recommended the US Army acquire camels as pack animals for hot weather environments. These reports and recommendations went nowhere until…

A Brief History On June 3, 1861, in the first organized land battle (barely a battle in reality) of the American Civil War, the Union Army with 3000 men routed an untrained force of 800 Confederate volunteers in what it now West Virginia at Philippi, a small town that today has only about 3000 residents. Touted as a huge victory for the Union, the “battle” would be fairly inconsequential except for the wounding of 2 Confederate soldiers that both required battlefield amputations, one of which fashioned his own homemade artificial leg that proved so successful the wounded soldier founded a…

A Brief History On June 2, 2018, the new R-rated comedy from Johnny Knoxville (of Jackass fame), Action Point, is in its second day at the movies. An 84 minute romp through coarse sexual and physical comedy, the film is what you would expect from Knoxville. Funny, almost slapstick, and filled with “Oh no you didn’t!” moments. Digging Deeper Based on the familiar story line of the low budget, struggling amusement park (interchangeable with zoo, water park, ski lodge or other struggling small business) fighting against greedy corporate types looking to take over, the movie is told through the flashback…

A Brief History What follows is (as far as we are aware) a continuation of a work of fiction written several years ago by a young lady interested in the supernatural in the style of the stories found in Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (1981) or a more modern creepypasta.  For Chapter 1, please click here. Digging Deeper: Full text of Chapter 4 of The Nightmare of the Baby Head There once was a 6-year-old boy named Jason, who loved playing with his Sonic the Hedgehog toys and dressing up as Sonic for Halloween.  What he would not love is…

A Brief History On June 1, 2018, the action-packed science fiction movie Upgrade will make its premier across the United States. A film about the not so distant future when the marriage of man and machine (computer) is a budding technology, the moral and ethical implications become entwined with a fierce battle for revenge and survival. Digging Deeper Starring Logan Marshall-Green as a man left paralyzed by a robbery in which his wife is callously murdered, the secret technology of implanting a computer chip in the man’s neck to allow him to walk again takes on sinister aspects, causing the…

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