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  • What a surprise...I got that vintage Mac Mini I ordered on eBay a day before the earliest expected date given. Not that I'm complaining, mind you.
    I've been reorganizing my room for a while now, and part of that is looking for things to get rid of. Much of which I thought I'd have a use for, but apparently don't (or at least not anymore), such as numerous books I got for free.
    Low Spark of Lyman
    Low Spark of Lyman
    Most of those books were obtained at a recycle room the local dump used to have (i.e. pre-pandemic). There are no plans to bring it back, at least in part since there were too many times where people brought in things in sub-par condition. Luckily there are plenty of options for giving them away elsewhere.

    Notable for "designing and constructing the prototypes for the X-wing, TIE fighter, Star Destroyer and the Death Star, among others." Also involved with 2001: A Space Odyssey, Close Encounters of the Third Kind and WarGames...+ news of the 1969 moon landing as told by Walter Cronkite.
    Something I've noticed about Popeye on MeTV's Saturday Morning Cartoons as of late- not only are there now 4 shorts instead of 3, they're mostly, if not entirely, ones from the 1950s. A decade that Warner Home Video has yet to tackle for the Sailor Man. Almost like it's a sign.
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    Dan's Revenge
    Dan's Revenge
    Including the 4 next week, 15 of the 16 this month are colored shorts. "The Hungry Goat" which lead off last week is the only B&W short for the month during SMC. DVR decided not to record it this morning despite I looked ahead of time and it was set. Not too big a loss though imo. (I prefer the B&W Popeyes anyway.) Looked up this and next week's titles yesterday on MeTV's schedule page for this knowledge.
    Organizing/sorting my Lego collection now that I've got most of it in one room. Don't know how long that will take.

    I was big into collecting Lego from the late 90s to the mid-00s, not to mention some earlier sets from others. I've only sporadically gotten new Lego things since then.

    And I have a lot of Lego Magazines/catalogs. Plus some misc. merchandise.
    Dan's Revenge
    Dan's Revenge
    Have a tub full of em that likely haven't been used in a couple decades or so. Had lost a couple of my favorites that I pretty closely by memory recreated at an event a few years ago.

    Also - juuuuust in case, I hope you're wearing shoes! :)
    ATSFGuy
    ATSFGuy
    I still have mine, there’s a grey tote in my closet, I’m currently building a lego garage to store my HO Scale Hi Rail Truck and Hi Rail Supervisor SUV when not in use. The roof will be removable and the garage door will open/close.

    Once it’s done I’ll post pictures!

    I also shop for certain lego parts through eBay’s PicClick.
    When I learned about latitude and longitude in school, I remember thinking about an island (or something?) located where the Equator meets the Prime Meridian (for story writing, that is).

    Turns out Colonel Bleep was the first to come up with that very concept: Bloomberg - MapLab
    Years ago, I got the Billy and the Boingers Bootleg book of Bloom County at a Goodwill store. Perhaps not surprisingly, it didn't come with the record single.

    Just a few days ago, I bought that very single (along with 4 other ones).
    R.I.P. Kane Tanaka (1903-2022), world's oldest living person since 2018, and second oldest living person in verified history, following Jeanne Calment (1875-1997). Tanaka, whose death happened a week ago but was only reported yesterday, had recently taken the #2 slot from Sarah Knauss (1880-1999).
    R.I.P. to Merri Dee, Chicago television journalist, most famously at WGN-TV. Whilst primarily an anchor and reporter, Dee also did voiceover for ads and bumpers.

    Dee was involved with charities and organizations, including AARP.



    R.I.P. to performers Anna Karen (EastEnders, On the Buses), Laurel Goodwin (Girls! Girls! Girls!, Star Trek TOS pilot), Veronica Carlson (Hammer horror films), Ned Eisenberg (Law & Order: SVU, Limitless, Flags of Our Fathers), and John Stahl (Game of Thrones).
    Kipp Lennon, member of the band Venice and the singing voice of Michael Jackson's character on The Simpsons, is now the lead vocalist for Ambrosia (known for hit songs such as How Much I Feel and Biggest Part of Me), having joined last year.
    Today's Bugs Bunny and Friends is all Chuck Jones, including the entire Hunting Trilogy (albeit not consecutively).
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    Nexonius
    Nexonius
    They usually always air 3 Bugs Bunny centric cartoons as the first, middle, and last portions of the hour block.
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    Low Spark of Lyman
    Yeah, I've noticed how the blocks are bookended by cartoons with the namesake characters. I guess in the case of the trilogy airing consecutively, there could have been a fourth Bugs cartoon at the end, but oh well.
    The 1955 movie Tarantula! is airing on Svengoolie tonight, having previously done so in October of 2020. As I remember, a certain scene from The Three Stooges' Disorder in the Court (i.e. in my current avatar) was featured.
    Happy 99th birthday to Larry Storch, whose cartoon credentials include Tennessee Tuxedo and His Tales (Mr. Whoopee), early Batman (Joker), WB-7A Cartoons (Cool Cat et al.), and Groovie Goolies (Drac, Ratso).

    Here's hoping he makes his birthday next year.
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