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October 15 2007 at 09:18:20
Name: DolfanBob
Topic: Don Woods
Email: MiamiPhin@yahoo.com
Comments: I just watched Don Woods on Channel 8's Good Day Tulsa. He looks great and he drew a Channel 8 Gusty.

I had a Gusty drawn on air and given to me when I was about eight years old, circa 1969. I wish that I had been able to hang on to that all these years.

They are talking about how Gusty is Oklahoma's state cartoon. They also showed Gusty jumping into a 'Fraidy hole. Good stuff.

October 15 2007 at 08:59:46
Name: Mike Bruchas
Topic: "Walks"
Comments: Have friends on various local cancer and breast cancer walks in the next few weeks to raise money. Remember way back when moms often were neighborhood drive volunteers for polio, March of Dimes and groups like that?

Are you old enough to remember school drives for money for the Red Cross, TB, the American Lung Association and UNICEF? You brought in your dimes and quarters and got a tin plate pin for donating. The UNICEF stuff often happened at Halloween and if you trick or treated for them in the Midwest, folks often did not like kids asking for money instead of candy! So we had these little special donation cans which identified us as UNICEF volunteers, which we could not open. Still it did not work well in IL. We took candy anyway and did the UNICEF thing only once or twice and stopped volunteering.

October 15 2007 at 08:35:17
Name: Scott
Topic: Roto-Sphere
: If memory serves me (and it prolly don't...) a Chevy dealer on the edge of downtown had a big thingy like that. I think is was...White or Wilkerson???

I was just a kid so who knows what I was really seeing!

I too was thinking possibly Bill White Chevrolet had a Roto-Sphere.

October 14 2007 at 09:29:32
Name: Mitch Gray
Topic: Roto
Email: North of Y'all
Comments: I may be incorrect, but could your Roto-Sphere have been located at Pennington's on Brookside? Or maybe Boot's Drive-in on Sheridan between 15th and 21st across from F & M Bank? That would be pre Shotgun Sam's.

I think there is one in Chouteau on the west side of Hwy 69. Good luck!

(Later) Whoops! Should have watched the You Tube first! Now I don't think there is a Roto in Chouteau.

October 14 2007 at 02:12:44
Name: roy lee
Topic: Coneys 'n' stuff
Email: beerdrunk@coxdotnet
Comments: My last trip to Coney Island (downtown) was as usual, pretty good and fun to hang out there. A few weeks ago I had to get my windshield replaced and had Coney Island(er) right next door. The child behind the counter said "what do you want?" I said "3 with everything" and I got a plate of what amounted to hot dog soup. Next time, I'll leave it to the professionals.

Mike Bruchas took some good photos of Coney Island awhile back, and they can be seen in the Tulsa Motels-Restaurants photo set in the TTM Photo/video briefcase.

October 14 2007 at 00:27:39
Name: Mike Bruchas
Topic: Foodies
: If anyone at the Fair had/has any new food creation sightings, let us know. I was hoping that maybe Wall-eye on a stick had arrived. The newly expanded Culver's fast food and ice cream chain has put commercially produced wall-eye as a fresh fish alternative in IL and IN.

I spent 20 minutes today at the Sugarloaf Craft Fest in Rockville, MD talking to a gentleman from the Leonard Mountain soup outfit. I asked where in OK is Leonard and he said East of Bixby! Neat soup mixes and they are experimenting with chili mixes, too. They seem to be the only industry in town there...I asked if wasn't Leonard the town where Ike Horn had a furniture factory and the man was unsure whom Ike Horn was.

October 13 2007 at 11:19:34
Name: Webmaster
Topic: Roto-Sphere

Mr. Ace Jackelope asked me by email if Tulsa ever had a Roto-Sphere (watch above video to see one in action). I know for sure that we did, but can't quite remember where it was. Could it have been at a car lot on 11th Street?

Here is Ace's blog entry on the topic. He is working as a photographer at Trek Expo this weekend in Tulsa.

October 12 2007 at 22:44:51
Name: Mike Bruchas
Topic: Coneys, Chili & Chew
Comments: In DC, Hard Times Cafe and the Weenie Beanie by WETA can possibly do a good coney but not like in Tulsa or in Br'er Broo's area! Hard Times serves Cincinnati Chili, Texas Chili, Vegan Chili, I think now Venison Chili and some other variation but they often burn the dogs. Boo. And the chili dogs are like $5 each!

Re Dr. Chew's review of MICHAEL CLAYTON: go see it; good li'l film! But Wisconsin doubles for parts of NYC! In the credits, not from any in-scene cheese appearances!

October 12 2007 at 21:48:30
Name: Ken Broo promo shot at KOTVKen Broo
Topic: Chili Comparison
Email: ken at kenbroo dot com
Comments: I have the unique perspective of dining many times at Ike's, The Coney I-lander and here in Cincinnati at the numerous Skyline Chili parlors.

All are unique in their own way. The thing that sets Skyline apart from the others is that their (secret) recipe includes cocoa and cinnamon. That may sound a bit gross. But the flavor of the chili has less 'bite' to it. Also, Skyline uses a mild Wisconsin cheddar cheese for its topping.

If you order a 'three way' in Cincinnati (in a chili parlor, not to an undercover cop), you get chili and cheese over spaghetti. Avoid the four way (onions) and five way (onions and beans) and your co-workers will thank you later.

I'd invite any of the good folks at Tulsa TV Memories to dine with me at a Skyline parlor here in Cincinnati. But, I'll only pick up the tab if your name is Lee Woodward.

Great to hear from you, Ken!

Be sure to check out Ken's podcasts on his web site, KenBroo.com.

October 12 2007 at 15:10:29
Name: Scott Linder
Topic: Skyline delights....
: Mike, I'm glad you enjoyed your visit to Skyline. If you recall, I specified Skyline chili as a part of my mock Coney Islander recipe a couple of years ago. The dry chili mix works just fine and cans of the finished product are available on the Skyline website for those who are impatient or kitchen-impaired...

October 12 2007 at 14:38:16
Name: Mike Bruchas
Topic: Skyline Chili franchises in the Midwest
: They come close to Coney I-Landers. They serve a chili sandwich: chili, cheese, onions, but NO DOG on the bun. I had to have one besides regular coneys. The Lundys and I had coneys for lunch Sunday when I was in Indy. MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM.

Amazingly, you can order the highly-rated Skyline Chili Mix from Amazon.com.

October 12 2007 at 14:34:49
Name: Mike Bruchas
Topic: OIO series
Comments: I think Jimmy Leake dba Leake TV had ownership but may have donated all to OETA.

My "Oil in the Osage" 3/4" U-matic tape print was looking bad when I bumped it to another format - I forget what else that I have. Channel 8 mixed all to 2" from film originally and Scott Blaker did stellar work on selecting music for all.

Bob Welsh, Paul Fletcher Murray and others did the best photography on the shows. Some of the last ones were so-so.

Murray also shot Bob Gregory's special on The Cotswolds in England (I loved it then) and may have done old car race stuff in the UK that Jimmy Leake and I think Ike Horn participated in.

October 12 2007 at 13:42:35
Name: Scott Linder
Topic: "The Gilcrease Story"
: Speaking of tv/radio series, does anyone recall "The Gilcrease Story" on KVOO? Ed Wheeler wrote and voiced it, and Mo Billington did production. I hope it has been archived somewhere....

October 12 2007 at 09:10:03
Name: Jim Reid
Topic: Oil in Oklahoma Ownership
Comments: I would doubt that Gregory owns the series although he may have the ear of whoever does. It may be owned by the Leake family, although it also might be owned by Albritton, the current owners of Channel 8. The shows (except for the last couple including the Getty show) were produced on film, not tape, so they should be around somewhere. If they were processed with Eastman film, as many 70s films were, they might be fire engine red by now.

October 11 2007 at 18:48:48
Name: Dick Loftin
Topic: Oil in Oklahoma
Email: dloftin1 at cox dot net
Comments: I have been wondering about this for some time.... What happened to the great Oil in Oklahoma series that Bob Gregory produced? I wonder if Bob could make a deal with Jack Frank's company to release them? It certainly would fit in with Jack's Tulsa series.

That's a really good idea. I looked for OiO in the library, but found only the book version. I'll see if I can get the idea to Bob Gregory.

October 11 2007 at 02:48:44
Name: roy lee
Topic: Vaughn Meader
Email: beerdrunk at cox dot net
Comments: You can find a copy on LP at any thrift store if you go often enough. I took it to show and tell in 4th grade, long after his career was shot down. The teacher was the only one who got the jokes.

October 10 2007 at 23:17:15
Name: Webmaster
Topic: Rick Alan West

Here is a longer article about Rick Alan West in the Tulsa World today. I met him when we were on the Tulsa Radio Icons committee in 2005, and he was a very nice guy.

October 10 2007 at 21:47:49
Name: Jim Reid
Topic: Kennedy Comedian
Comments: His name was Vaughn Meader.

The First Family: Complete by Vaughn Meader at Amazon.com.

October 10 2007 at 21:36:34
Name: Lloyd W.Chisholm
Topic: Comedian impersonator, did John Kennedy (Vann Meter)
Email: lloydchisholm@cox.net
Comments: Wow, now I'm going way back ...can anyone remember a funny comedy album that was called "The First Family"? It was performed by an impersonator whom I believe was named "Vann Meter" (or Van Meator). He was a right-on dead-ringer take-off of the late Great John F. Kennedy and my wife and I are trying to find out how many albums he may have made and whether any of them are still available out there.

I remember hearing the different cuts on KAKC Radio and on KELI 1430 AM but right after the assassination, I understand that Mr. Meter decided to stand down and stop any and all future recordings of our beloved President and after 1963, I can't remember any thing about this very funny and very gifted comedian and impersonator. Anyone who can help, just let me know on my e-mail address. Thanks a lot. Lloyd

October 10 2007 at 09:01:55
Name: Dick Loftin
Topic: Rick Alan West
Comments: I've been in Canada and just learned about Rick's passing.

What a pro, what a gentleman, and a Tulsa Radio Legend. I worked with him in the 80s at KRAV and have the highest respect for him as a broadcaster I could truly look up to.
I honestly thought he would be one of the last guys standing in Tulsa radio. It is truly sad to learn of his passing. Prayers to all of his friends and family.

October 09 2007 at 17:50:12
Name: Scott Linder
Topic: Ike's Chili
: Gary, on several occasions I have tried to duplicate or come close to the Ike's Chili recipe, with no success. It's a light-bodied low-spice chili with very pleasant flavors that are difficult to identify. It eats well alone with saltines, yet stands-up well to pasta in the popular "three-way".

I think the mild character of the chili may merely be a basic component of the larger dining experience at Ike's. I'm not sure that the taste is the same when consumed elsewhere. There's something about the sparse furnishings, the aromas that greet you when you enter, mysterious cooks in the kitchen, the waxed-paper "tubes" of saltines and the variety of seasonings on the Formica tables that make it special: the hot sauce, cayenne, black pepper and that large shaker of chili powder... all those things that allow us to make the chili very special to each of us. Gee, I remember when you ordered a Coke in the bottle...

Maybe I'll try to replicate the chili again... but it will never taste the same if I'm not at the parlor.

October 09 2007 at 10:52:29
Name: Webmaster
Topic: Rick Alan West

I'm sad to report that veteran radio man Rick Alan West (Alan Caperton) passed away yesterday. Tulsa World notice

October 08 2007 at 23:26:08
Name: Jim Reid
Topic: Ike's Chili
Comments: I get back to Tulsa once or twice a year. Every time I do, I drop by and pick up three or four pints of chili at Ike's and freeze it for the trip back to Dallas.

October 08 2007 at 17:44:12
Name: Gary
Topic: Ike's Chili
Comments: I have been away from Tulsa for more than 30 yrs... Two of my favorite memories of Tulsa are Cain's Ballroom and Ike's Chili. Does anyone have a copycat recipe for Ike's Chili? Thanks...Gary

October 08 2007 at 07:22:07
Name: Kenny Bolen
Topic: Uncle Willy's Wheat Do-nuts!
Email: kwerks@comcast.net
Comments: For Mom:

I may not have the name correct, but as kid, we use to get these wheat donuts that were out of this world. I grew up in the West Tulsa area in the 40s and 50s and wonder if anyone would have some information about the establishment. Better yet, maybe a recipe???

October 07 2007 at 15:03:37
Name: Jack D.
Topic: Sgt. Spybuck
: I just stumbled onto this site and can't stop reading!

I remember back in 1971 when Sgt. Spybuck was killed in a shootout with Truman Trowbridge. It was a huge story at the time. Trowbridge received a life sentence and eighteen years later was killed in prison by another inmate. Does anyone know who was charged with killing Trowbridge?

I hate to speak ill of the dead, but you know...what goes around, eventually comes around.

October 06 2007 at 11:58:34
Name: Lurker for Years
Topic: Radio
: John "Records" Landecker does afternoons on WZZN Classic Hits and Oldies 94.7 in Chicago. Thanks for reminding me about 740 in Toronto. Now that winter and long nights are coming I can listen to it again.

October 06 2007 at 07:15:23
Name: Webmaster
Topic: The Bobo

KOTV's Carina Sonn filed this report on 10/4: Bobo And The State Fair Dunk Tank at the Tulsa State Fair.

October 05 2007 at 18:44:38
Name: John Hillis
Topic: SuperCFL
Comments: WCFL (the voice of Labor, SuperCFL, the big 1000) is still a powerhouse AM--not with those call letters--owned by Disney, not the unions anymore, coming in clearly at nights here in Kornfield Kounty. Not that its ESPN programming is much to listen to.

There was a time when ABC's WLS killer nighttime signal showed up in something like 40 different Arbitron markets at night--including being something like #2 or 3 in Atlanta. Johh "Records is truly my middle name" Landecker is the DJ I recall.

There was a small boomlet a few years ago where a few blowtorch AM's tried going back to the 50's and 60's (reverb, heritage jocks). Alas, the audience had moved on, and AM is largely a wasteland of syndicated yak, religious, and foreign language programming. A few signals hold out in this end of the country (740 in Toronto, which CBC gave up and is my current fave--dooming it to ignoble death) but radio here (and in the rest of the world I've been to of late) is an FM thing.

My book, which is in glorious black and white AM mono, will hopefully be finished by the end of November and then comes the real fun, finding an agent, publisher, etc. Somebody who's been through the process likens it to putting the baby on display and inviting people to say how ugly it is. Yum!

October 05 2007 at 15:03:39
Name: Konig
Topic: John Wayne TV Memorials and Oklahoma Memories Footage of John Wayne in Tulsa Parade
Email: kasumii_kenshirou@yahoo.com
Comments: Hello,

I am a big collector of John Wayne footage and I'm looking for any TV memorials for John Wayne that aired on Tulsa TV in 1979 or the years after. TV Memorials for the Duke are always in-depth with pictures, videos, and interviews like a documentary instead of a few words like others may have.

I'm also looking for the Oklahoma Memories program that has John Wayne in a Tulsa, OK Parade. If anyone can help me find any videos of John Wayne in Tulsa, OK I'd really appreciate it. Thanks.

October 05 2007 at 07:50:54
Name: Erick
Topic: Fair
Email: ericktul@yahoo.com
Comments: Actually, everything I have seen or heard indicate that fair attendance is up, while vendor business is down.

October 05 2007 at 07:01:54
Name: Henry Fleming
Topic: Super CFL
Email: hflem 29 @ aol dot com
Comments: Larry Lujack owned his slot on WCFL in Chicago and he is in the Radio Hall of Fame for it. He did a lot of things that probably had the executives pulling their hair out in the 70's. Seems like he was one of the people that allowed humorous DJs and groups to become much more important than the music they were playing.

October 04 2007 at 21:47:19
Name: Daniel Wright
Topic: Tony's Nook and Cranny Bookstore
Comments: Does anyone remember Tony's Nook and Cranny Bookstore? We used to trade a lot of paperbacks there. It would have closed around 1997 or so.

October 04 2007 at 21:12:39
Name: Mike Bruchas
Topic: Found in a box tonight
Comments: The Lienkes of Norman 45 rpm single - Genevieve and I Won't Let Go.
Steve Ripley with Gus Hardin 45 - Who's to Say and Kaw-Liga
James Galway 45 - Shenandoah and The Wayward Wind
Santana one-sided 33 1/3 mini of Hold On (copyright 1982)

Congress of Wonders 45 - Radio Phil on one side and The Nudes - talks about Nixon...as I recall got a lotta play on the Fantasy label.

Yipes! I can't play the 45s on anything.

(Later) Found a Parlophone Aussie EP that came from Honest John's. 45 rpm sized, but cut for 33 1/3 with small hole. Norwegian Wood with Paperback Writer, We Can Work it Out, Day Tripper also. Amazing that us in the US weren't big EP fans.

October 04 2007 at 17:49:35
Name: Jeff H
Topic: Tulsa State Fair
Email: Where's Fall??? The leaves will change around Christmas at this rate.
Comments: Just finished watching the local newscast on Channel 6. There was a story that Fair gate passes and midway passes are down vs. figures from last year. The midway passes were off 22% and officials think the Bell's fiasco is to blame.

Film at 10 pm or 9 pm if you watch 12/19 or 23.

October 04 2007 at 13:31:54
Name: Mike Bruchas
Topic: That "Doctor" Hillis...Radio call letters
: He are silly! When is yer tome gonna be done?

While sorting stuff, came across a book on old-time Chicago radio that I forgot that I owned. Learned something about the WCFL antenna farm in my home town. It had long been owned by the Chicago Federation of Labor (hint W-CFL) As noted previously here, in the 60s and 70s, they were WLS' big rival.

In the 70s, ownership changed and they went Christian (long before Contemp Christian music hit) and kind of dropped off the ratings radar.

The station has been sold again and became some low-power AM sports station, maybe just repeating ESPN Ocho or something. But way, way back when, it was WENR radio and famous for early day news coverage.

In all of my lifetime, had known it only as WCFL till it became WCFC (We're Christ For Chicago).

October 03 2007 at 20:23:40
Name: Gardner McKay
Topic: Me
: Dang, I was good looking!

Posthumous narcissism?

October 02 2007 at 19:28:10
Name: John Hillis
Topic: Roy and Candy's
Comments: Roy and Candy's gone?

Next thing you'll tell me is that 1170 ain't Big Country...Oh.

Well, next thing you'll tell me is Wednesday isn't Chicken Fried Steak Day at Nelson's Buffeteria....Oh.

Well, next thing you'll tell me is Bell's Amusement Park is closed down....Oh.

I'm going to have to write an angry letter to the editor of the Tulsa Tribune.....Oh.

That does it. I'm going to have to go right to the top on this. Get me Mayor LaFortune!

Do you want Mayor Robert LaFortune, or his nephew, Mayor Bill?

October 02 2007 at 16:38:30
Name: Randal
Topic: St. Michael's Alley
: Visited Tulsa this weekend to enjoy the State Fair. Parked where Bell's once stood. Depressed by the demise of the amusement park that will be forever linked with my youth, I then decided to visit St. Michael's. I hoped to have a drink and recall better days. St. Michael's was CLOSED! The notice on the door referenced non-payment of rent. Very sad indeed.

October 02 2007 at 11:49:09
Name: Mike Bruchas
Topic: Darrell Barton/Bob Dicks
: OK's great videographer Darrell Barton took a course at the recent Missouri Photo Workshops in stills work. Yep stills. Here is a link to a story on him at work. What a great guy!

Was going thru stuff and packing; any old-timers from 6 remember a Robert or Bob Dicks? His name is on the address labels of those old, old NBC newsreels sent to 6 that I have "in my collection". Previously mentioned here: a weekly newsreel which local stations voiced over on weekends. Sadly the scripts which were sent with did not survive with the shippers and prints in b & w.

October 01 2007 at 22:41:20
Name: TG
Topic: Coney I-lander
Comments: The folks at Coney I-lander can seal a brown paper bag like no one I know.

October 01 2007 at 19:03:21
Name: Mike Bruchas
Topic: Ken Ragsdale
: Ken is a marvel in OK, a print scribe, then TV reporter, now a successful investments guy. He and Dr. Vince Orza at OCU are 2 of my favorite folks to have worked with who both know News and Business.

October 01 2007 at 17:05:07
Name: roy lee
Topic: Art on the Square
Email: beerdrunk at cox.net
Comments: This is just a shameless plug for my mom's booth at this Saturday's "Art on the Square" show this Saturday at Utica Square. We'll be in front of the Olive Garden from 10 am to 5 pm. There will be a few other artists there as well (actually, 132 of them!) Come on down!!

October 01 2007 at 15:32:44
Name: Molly Lairamore, Listen Recordings (via email to webmaster)
Topic: "Then Came Bronson", "The Great Escape", "Bullitt", "CHiPs" stuntman Bud Ekins
Email: friends@michaelparks.com
Comments: Hello, friends of Michael Parks,

Michael Parks told me yesterday that he was visiting Bud Ekins at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in L.A. Bud apparently is very ill and Michael asked me to help him get the word out to all Bud's fans who might send him good wishes or prayers or good thoughts/vibes, etc.

Here is a photo of Bud in action here on TTM. We wish him a speedy recovery.

October 01 2007 at 14:47:07
Name: Ken Ragsdale
Topic: Community Care Radio Theatre
Email: Ragsdaleandassoc@aol.com
Comments: I would commend to you the "Community Care Radio Theatre" hosted by Joe Riddle and airing 6 PM to 9 PM CDT Sunday evenings on KRMG/740AM and on the website. It's old time radio programs with commentary by Riddle.

Riddle also includes the commercials ("Have you triiiied Wheaties, the best breakfast food in the land") and the original ID's ("You're listening to the Red Network of the National Broadcasting Company.")

As an aside, KRMG continues to show up in the latest Oklahoma City radio ratings, albeit at the bottom of the list. There was a time, when local programming was unique to each station and market, KRMG's showing was more robust.

October 01 2007 at 12:34:49
Name: Webmaster
Topic: Roy & Candy's

New article in Tulsa Today: Farewell to Roy & Candy's Music by Jim Downing. Also check out Jim's 4-part series, "Tulsa Rocks", about the history of popular music in Tulsa.

September 30 2007 at 23:08:22
Name: Jim Reid
Topic: Brush with Spiro
Comments: I got Spiro Agnew's autograph when he was at the Rep. Governor's Conference at the Camelot in '68. Also got Rockefeller, Romney, and got my picture in the paper getting Reagan's autograph. I was 12 years old, and this was about a month after Bobby Kennedy was killed. Me and my friend just walked in and camped near the elevator. Nobody even asked us what we where doing.

September 28 2007 at 22:16:40
Name: Gary Chew
Topic: Not Spiro, OK, but Agnew
Email: Just SW of the Donner Party Family Grill

Talking about Vice President Agnew on a recent post here reminds me of two things I hope are far enough in the past to not rile anyone now. That's not what's intended.

First: I made up a bumper sticker out the actual Nixon/Agnew sticker, then, into Noxious/Agnew. I was just young and foolish then, because it was before Watergate.

Second: I still have a copy of that great, but short publication titled, "The Wit and Wisdom of Spiro T. Agnew.

There is nothing printed on its pages.

Delmo Doin' The Mozart Mash---It was a graveyard smash!

September 27 2007 at 18:32:38
Name: Mike Bruchas
Topic: Me
Comments: To Scott Thompson - sent ya an e-mail! Thanks for askin'!

September 27 2007 at 16:15:17
Name: Scott Thompson
Topic: Trying to reach Mike Bruchas
Email: scott.thompson@newson6.net
Comments: Mike: Could you send me an email? I'd like to find out about your work at National Geographic. Thanks very much!

September 26 2007 at 21:26:25
Name: Mike Bruchas
Topic: Being "a scribe"
Comments: Bro Hillis, are you still working for Loudoun County on the side? At least you folks are empty-nesters!

My former co-worker Stuart Clark is working on his second sci-fi novel while being Mr. Mom and doing work for the Nat Geo "by wire" from NYC. So you scribes are all "home-based bidnesses" I guess!

My last day at the Nat Geo in DC is 9/28 and I am movin' back to the family homestead in IL in October. In fine WLS/WGN/WBBM country! Who knows, Harry Volkman may reappear on the airways there from time to time.

September 26 2007 at 21:15:06
Name: David Batterson
Topic: "...beat on, boats against the current"
Email: davidbat[at]yahoo[dot]com
Comments: Or to put it a different way (all together now):
"Row, row, row your boat,
Gently down the stream.
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily,
Life is but a dream."

September 26 2007 at 20:50:05
Name: John Hillis
Topic: Books 'n' Bruchas
: The book may well be a color-outside-the-lines. Or you may use a 1st grade big fist-sized pencil to fill it in.

Actually, I'm finding myself enjoying the process of writing when I get myself chained to the keyboard. Having a universe of one's own making is fun, even when a character decides to run off in a different direction than the outline prescribes. A couple of mine have.

I don't know if any of this will ever find its way to Steve's Sundries, but it's fun to think that it might.

September 25 2007 at 22:54:14
Name: F. Scott John Well-Donne
Topic: For Whom the Bell Tolls
Email: Where the dark fields of the republic roll on under the night dot com
Comments: A few days ago, the latest edition of "Yellowbook" materialized at the foot of the driveway. This evening, prior to tossing the previous edition, I searched for useful unexpired coupons.

And there it was: "Buy 1, Get 2 Free. Any Pay-One-Price Ride Pass. Coupon not valid on the 4th of July or during the Tulsa State Fair. Expires October 2007."

Bell's Amusement Park.

"So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past."

September 25 2007 at 15:29:24
Name: Mike Bruchas
Topic: Bro Hillis/Kenneth Miller
Comments: Your forthcoming book: will we be able to color in it?

Remember the old Spiro Agnew Vice Presidential Library joke? It had 2 books but he had colored in only 1.

Cleaning out my apartment for my move back to Chicago this week. I have way too much junk, like a saved Washington Post section on the opening of Newschannel 8 when John Hillis was but a young'un!
Mr. Miller was the father of Chris Miller; he passed the other day. I never knew til I read his obit that he was a Bataan Death March survivor.

His son, Chris, who many many years ago worked at ORU in TV production, ran a TV remote production truck in Tulsa and has been Tom Roberts' business partner in TV systems integration and now trade association work for as long as I can remember.

September 24 2007 at 22:42:17
Name: Webmaster
Topic: Previous GroupBlog summary

Archived GroupBlog 252, where we just heard tales of "Jeopardy!" from John Hillis and me...

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