Laffing Sal wasn’t very pretty but she was certainly memorable, and very colorful. She had bright pink cheeks and fire-engine red lipstick. She wore a little green hat on short, red, curly hair, and her mouth was fixed open in laughter, showing a big gap between her two front teeth. Her boisterous laughter, a continuous cackle, was heard throughout the entire amusement park. And it was said that she frightened many small children and annoyed scores of adults.
Playland was set at the seaside, along the Great Highway; and just how many times our family made trips to this fun-fest theme... Read More
58-year-old Ronald Page a retired worker from General Motors usually maintained an average of $100.00 in his bank account.
Though back on August 1st through August 18th in 2009 due to a bank error the automatic teller machine he was at in Detroit’s Greektown Gambling Casinos allowed him to withdraw thousands of dollars that totaled up to $1.5 million in cash.
$312,000 at Greektown Casino
$103,000 at MGM Grand Casino (that same day)
$514,000 at Motor City Casino (few days later)
The rest were taken out at ATM’s all over town to include... Read More
Tom and Ray Magliozzi on Friday told listeners they will stop making any new episodes of their funny auto advice show at the end of September. This is 25 years after "Car Talk" began rolling in Boston. The show has aired every Saturday morning and is National Public Radio's most popular program.
Older brother Tom is 74 years old and the brothers says it is "time to stop and smell the cappuccino." "Car Talk" isn't ending on NPR, though. NPR says it has repurposed episodes that it will continue to air every week with material culled from the show's archives.
The brothers... Read More
Next time you get pulled over by a motorcycle policeman in any state in the country, it’s very likely the officer will be riding a Harley. The relationship between cops and H-Ds goes back more than a century. More police departments use Harleys than any other type of motorcycle and by a wide margin, because they have the power, reliability and comfort they desire. So, whether it’s a California Highway Patrol (CHP) motorcycle policeman, or one from Alaska to Hawaii and everywhere in between, Harleys are a big part of law enforcement on the roads of North America.
The colorful history... Read More
Note: I met Tim about two years ago. He knows his motorcycles, his ladies and his rock 'n roll--so he is a blast to hang out with. He is also a spectacular photographer and a mega-talented writer. You can find his work on artofthechopper.com
Tim Zimberoff is the author of two best-selling motorcycle books, Art of the Chopper and Art of the Chopper II. Zimberoff was born in Los Angeles and raised in Las Vegas. As proficient with a clarinet as with a camera, he succumbed to the lure of photography while studying music at the USC School of Performing Arts.
Zimberoff started his... Read More
Old School Taste of Soul
Los Angeles- The Los Angeles Sentinel newspaper hosted the 6th Annual Taste of Soul, on Saturday, October 15th, 2011 from 10:00AM-6PM. This event, a trifecta of a music festival, food festival and community festival has been named the largest street festival in Los Angeles.
Crenshaw Blvd., between Martin Luther King Jr., Blvd. and Rodeo Road was blocked off to traffic for the festival. The Taste of Soul was founded in 2006 by Danny Bakewell Sr., Publisher of the Los Angeles Sentinel newspaper. The festival has grown from 50,000 in its inaugural year to... Read More
I have been privileged to have seen many places in my travels around the world. Some exotic; some historic; all of them a life experience I will cherish and be thankful I've had the opportunity to see…
There is one place, however, that I am drawn to; I constantly find myself yearning to return to its land of marsupials and platypi; of “Vegimite” and didgeridoos: Australia!
This wonderful landmass is about as unique as the Galápagos; here you will find animals and vegetation unlike any other place on earth – and most of it is publically accessible. Having just returned from there,... Read More
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Shaun you're probably nearer the mark than most. "mmm...right right" spoken with contemplative "yawn" inflection when you join a writers' group or dare blurt out in front of established writers (any writers) you tend to scribble, usually sending all...
Very interesting train of thoughts, but I found myself asking, what about those that write under a ghost name...is it to keep their privacy, or perhaps lack of ego...I actually can see both sides, especially when you are talking about writing fiction....