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2 or 3 lines (and so much more): Buckinghams – "Kind of a Drag" (1967)




It was the first of The Buckinghams three Top 10 hits in 1967, among five total Top 40 hits for that year. Songwriter Jim Holvay was Chicago-based and had been performing with a group called The Mob.

They used to be the Pulsations.

When the group formed on the northwest side of Chicago, it was originally known as the Pulsations. But after winning an audition in 1965 to host a TV show in Chicago, the group went looking for a new name.


It was suggested that something more in tune with the times, namely the British Invasion, would be appropriate, even though none of the members of the band hailed from England. One suggestion was the Baker Street Irregulars, in a nod to Sherlock Holmes. Eventually, though, the Buckinghams was selected as the new name.


Dennis Tufano explains:


They asked us to change our name to something more English because the British Invasion was in full swing at the time, and we were fine with that, because other than locally, nobody really knew who the Pulsations were anyway. A security guard at the station heard the request and he gave us a list with eight or 10 names on it, and the Buckinghams stood out not only because it sounded British, but also because there’s a beautiful fountain in Chicago called Buckingham Fountain. This way, we didn’t feel like we were selling out Chicago to take a British-sounding name.


The members of the group had been evolving over time. Carl Giammarese had joined early, Nick Fortuna joined when the bass player quit — he’d played with Carl in another band. Eventually George got drafted, and I became the lead singer by default.


After Jim heard us he said he did have a song that he didn’t feel was right for his band but that might be good for us. Bonafede dragged him upstairs to the hotel room and pulled out a little reel-to-reel and told him to play his song with an acoustic guitar so he could hear it. That song was “Kind of a Drag.” When we signed with USA Records we recorded about a dozen sides for them, and although they kept releasing our records, none of them really did anything nationally. The strange thing was that we’d recorded “Kind of a Drag” at the first recording session, and we’d been playing it live and fans liked it, so we kept telling the record company to release it. They wouldn’t though, because they didn’t like it, and they had all these excuses, like they said it was too slow. Finally at the end of 1966, our contract was up and there were no more sides left except “Kind of a Drag,” so they released it, dropped us from the label, and said, “We’re done.”


They dropped us before they knew how big the record would be. We thought we’d made some decent records and we had had some regional hits. Then our keyboard player left because he thought it was over, and so did our manager. When USA dropped us, Bonafede said, “I don’t know what else I can do for you. I’m just a local guy and I can’t take you any further.”  We were very upset, and as we were sitting in Nick Fortuna’s basement, John Poulos comes down and plops Billboard magazine down on the table and says, “Open it up. Open it up!” We open it to the Hot 100 and “Kind of a Drag” is #1. We have no keyboard player, no manager, and no label, but we have the #1 record in the country. So much for the wisdom of record companies.


But that’s when everything changed. We started the search for the missing pieces. We got Marty Grebb for keyboard and sax and he was a huge pickup because he sang well, too. A friend of John’s had a cousin working for Chad and Jeremy, Jim Guercio. We went to California and said, “Look, we have this #1 record and no management.” He seemed to know what he was doing, so we signed with him. Guercio took “Kind of a Drag” to Columbia and said, “I have a band with a #1 record. Do you want them?” Clive Davis did, and so, we were back in business. From then on, we were on the road all the time. We’d record tracks occasionally, then go back on road. Then we might go back in a few months and add vocals. We did it all on the run. It was crazy.



Guercio knew who Jim was because we were all from Chicago. He got in touch with him and asked if he had anything else we could record because the combination had worked well before. He gave us “Don’t You Care” and “Hey Baby (They’re Playing Our Song).” Gary Beisber, who was also in the MOB, co-wrote those and added the bridge to “Susan.” “Don’t You Care” is still my favorite song. It was a great follow-up to “Kind of a Drag” and a nice, cool song.




The co-producers of "Kind of a Drag" were the band's first personal manager Carl Bonafede and big band leader Dan Belloc, owner of the Holiday Ballroom in Chicago. The arranger of the horn sound was Frank Tesinsky. The engineer at the first recording sessions held at Chess Records in Chicago was Ron Malo, who also mixed the final recording. The producers wanted to speed up the tempo of the final release. Ron Malo had the ability to do that, according to lead guitar player Carl Giammarese; Malo was able to keep "Kind of a Drag" in the key of G. Following this, the band's debut album, also entitled Kind of a Drag, was released and featured the band's early recordings.
Kind of a drag
When your baby don't love you
Kind of a drag
When you know she's been untrue
Oh oh, listen to what I've gotta to say
Girl, I still love you
I'll always love you
Anyway, anyway, anyway
Kind of a drag
When your baby says goodbye
Kind of a drag
When you feel like you want to cry
Oh oh girl, even though you make me feel blue
I still love you
I'll always love you
Anyway, anyway, anyway
Oh, listen to what I've gotta say
Girl, I still love you
I'll always love you
Anyway, anyway, anyway
Kind of a Drag Song (2018), Kind of a Drag MP3 Song Download from Kind of a  Drag – Hungama (New Song 2022)
“Kind Of A Drag” is a case of classic Midwestern understatement: “Kind of a drag when your baby don’t love you / Kind of a drag when you know she’s been untrue.” Throughout the song, frontman Dennis Tufano pleads, again and again, for his girl to stay with him.
  • "Kind of a Drag" was written by Jim Holvay, who was a friend of the band's from Chicago. It is The Buckinghams only #1 hit, although they peeked into the Top 10 twice more and charted a couple more times after that. Holvay went on to write "Don't You Care," "Susan" and "Hey Baby They're Playing Our Song" for The Buckinghams.
  • There is kind of interesting back story to this song. The Buckinghams had 5 top 40 hits and 4 of them were the true story of Jim Holvay's crush with a woman named Susan. In "Kind of a Drag", he realizes she does not love him. This also inspired the song "Don't you care." He thought that if he wrote a song about her, they might be together, so he wrote "Hey Baby, They're Playing Our Song". Then it obviously ends with a song called "Susan". The guy had a problem.
  • Is that a song from the late-'60s/ early-'70s with a horn section? Then odds are good it's produced by James William Guercio. Guercio produced both early Chicago and The Buckinghams, and the latter influenced the formation of Blood Sweat & Tears. Try playing "Kind of a Drag" back-to-back with "Saturday In The Park" (Chicago) and "You've Made Me So Very Happy" (BS&T).
  • Meet The Buckinghams: Dennis Tufano (vocals), Carl Giammarese (guitar), Martin Grebb (keyboard), Nick Fortuna (bass), Jon Poulos (drums). The band had dissolved by 1970, but a reunion has since taken place starting in 1980, with the only two original members now being Carl and Nick. Jon Poulos died from a drug overdose in 1980.
  • The Buckinghams had five charting hits, and they all occurred in 1967, prompting Billboard magazine to declare them "the most-listened-to band of the year." So why did they fall off the map? In our interview with Tommy James, he explained that 1968 marked the emergence of album-oriented bands, with singles acts dying off. Said James: "When we left in August (1968, for the Democratic National Convention), all the big acts were singles acts. It was the Association, it was Gary Puckett, it was the Buckinghams, the Rascals, us. But the point was that it was almost all singles. In 90 days, when we got back, it was all albums. It was Led Zeppelin, Crosby, Stills and Nash, Blood, Sweat and Tears, Joe Cocker, Neil Young. And there was this mass extinction of all of these other acts. It was just incredible. Most people don't realize that that was sort of the dividing line where so many of these acts never had hit records again."

The lure of Hollywood.

Dennis Tufano, the lead singer on the Buckinghams' biggest hits, and guitarist Carl Giammarese formed a duo after the Buckinghams, and recorded three albums. Tufano then headed west looking for a career in the movies.



The original lead voice of the Buckinghams hits the Daytona area February  20, 2015 - Pop, Rock & Doo Wopp Live!




Dennis Tufano was born on September 11, 1946 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He is an actor, known for While You Were Sleeping (1995), Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey (1993) and Fatal Attraction (1987).



Dennis Tufano Belts Out the Sixties Buckinghams Classics | Houston Press


After small parts in movies, TV and commercials, he joined original members Nick Fortuna and Giammarese for a Buckinghams reunion in the '80s. Since then, Tufano has had a solo career, most notably performing his tribute to Bobby Darin. Giammarese now handles lead vocals for today's Buckinghams.





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45cat - The Buckinghams - Don't You Care / Why Don't You Love Me - Columbia  - USA - 4-44053



If you don't love me Why don't you tell me Instead of runnin' around With all the other guys in town Can't you see You're hurtin' me Don't you care (don't you care), don't you care
If you don't want me Why don't you tell me Instead of tellin' lies And makin' me cry Can't you see You're hurtin' me Don't you care (don't you care), don't you care
Whatever happened to all the good times we used to have The times we cried and laughed I want to know, I want to know Will you ever love me again Or will I find out that this is the end Don't you care
Hmm-ma-ma-ma-ma baby You said that you'd believe me Then why'd you ever leave me I'm standin' here all alone Without a girl of my own Can't you see You're hurtin' me Don't you care (don't you care) don't you care Don't you care (don't you care) don't you care Don't you care (don't you care) don't you care Don't you care (don't you care) don't you care
The Buckinghams - Time & Charges / Portraits
"Don't You Care" is a single by The Buckinghams from the album Time & Charges. The song spent 14 weeks on the Billboard Top 100 in 1967, reaching No. 6, while reaching No. 1 in the Philippines, and No. 4 on Canada's RPM 100.
Don't You Care (Re-Recorded) - Single by The Buckinghams on Apple Music
The Buckinghams first charting single was a deeply awkward 1966 cover of James Brown And The Famous Flames’ 1960 soul classic “I’ll Go Crazy,” a song that no white person should ever even think about singing.
  Buckinghams – I'll Go Crazy / Don't Want To Cry (1966, Vinyl) - Discogs
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The Buckinghams – Susan (1967, Pitman Pressing, Vinyl) - Discogs
45cat - The Buckinghams - Hey Baby (They're Playing Our Song) / And Our  Love - Columbia - USA - 4-44254



Dayton, a hotbed of ingenuity, was known as the invention capital of the United States in the early 1900s. The Dayton area has a rich history of innovators and inventions coming out of the Miami Valley.

When the Wright Brothers flew in 1903, Dayton had more patents per capita than any other U.S. city, records show.

Inventions from the Gem City include:



The Stepladder


Stepladders were invented by little known Daytonian John H. Balsey. A carpenter by trade, Balsey devised a wooden stepladder in 1865 in his shop on East First Street. The wonderfully logical invention was portable, suitable for any use and was patented on Feb. 8, 1870. Balsey later was granted patents in 1875 for an adjustable table leg and in 1876 for a paper bag machine, but throughout the 1870′s he concentrated on the manufacture and sale of the creation which earned him fame as “The Stepladder King.”




The former home of  Step ladder inventor John H. Balsley built  in 1877. The six bedroom, 4.5 bathroom mid-Victorian home is at 419 E Sixth St. in Dayton Oregon District. It is decorated with vintage scales and reproductions of John Balsley’s patents. An antique Balsley stepladder hangs in the stairway.






The Cash Register


James Ritty and John Birch first applied for a patent for their “CASH REGISTER AND INDICATOR” in 1879 after Ritty sought to find a way to keep his saloon employees from stealing.



Carillon Historical Park has a beautiful display of antique cash registers made by NCR and National Cash Register in Dayton. MARSHALL GORBY\STAFF




The Airplane



The Wright brothers invented and flew the first airplane in 1903, recognized as “the first sustained and controlled heavier-than-air powered flight.”




Wright Brothers First Flight: An Anniversary of Airplanes | Time




The first “Engine Starting Device”



United States patent No. 1,150,523 revolutionized the automobile industry.

It was awarded to Dayton innovator Charles F. Kettering, whose invention, “engine starting device,” was patented on Aug. 17, 1915.

Kettering’s idea would save motorists from the often back-breaking and sometimes dangerous job of crank-starting their engines.



Charles F. Kettering's invention, the "engine starting device" was patented Aug. 17, 1915. PHOTO COURTESY OF DAYTON HISTORY





Back Pack Parachute



Floyd Smith was the designer of the first back pack parachute. On

Mar. 28, 1919, the first jump from an airplane with the back pack

parachute took place at McCook Field in Dayton Leslie Irving jumped

from a DH-9 airplane flown by Floyd Smith.



Parachute testing at Dayton’s McCook Field, a forerunner of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, circa 1918. DAYTON HISTORY





Freon Coolant


Refrigerators from the late 1800s until 1929 used the toxic gasses, ammonia (NH3), methyl chloride (CH3Cl), and sulfur dioxide (SO2), as refrigerants. Several fatal accidents occurred in the 1920s because of methyl chloride leakage from refrigerators. People started leaving their refrigerators in their backyards.



In 1928, Thomas Midgley Jr. and Charles Kettering invented a “miracle compound” called Freon. Frigidaire received the first patent for the formula for CFCs on Dec. 31, 1928. Because Freon is non-toxic, it eliminated the danger posed by refrigerator leaks. Charles Kettering home is often referred to as the first home to have air conditioning.





Huffy RadioBike



The Huffy RadioBike was produced in 1955-56 by the Huffman Manufacturing Co. in Dayton. The bike had a waterproof and shockproof electron-tube radio in the tank with battery pack located on the back of the bike.



A Huffy Radio Bike ad from a 1956 edition of the Dayton Daily News.




The Ice Cube Tray with quick release lever



On July 21, 1959, Arthur J. Frei and Raymond C. Davis received the patent for their innovation with the ice cube tray, described its purpose as a way to “minimize effort on the part of a housewife…”




Ice Cube trays made in Dayton.






The Pop Top



Ermal Fraze owned the Dayton Reliable Tool and Mfg. Co. when he invented the pull-top can, which replaced metal-top beverage cans that require a can opener. In 1977 Fraze modified his invention and patented the ‘push-in and fold back tab” to reduce litter and prevent cuts caused by the previous version.


Brady Kress walks through a giant pop-top can which is part of the Dayton Reliable Tool display and a tribute to inventor Ermal Fraze.



The Bar Code




Paul McEnroe, a 1959 electrical engineering graduate of the University of Dayton, developed the bar code. Heading up a team of IBM researchers, McEnroe created a vertical-bar coding system and a laser code-scanner. The vertical coding UPC symbol system became an industry standard by the late 1970′s and is still used throughout the world.




Universal Product Code - Wikipedia


Self Checkout with Ad Space



LCD Display



John L. Janning, an employee at NCR, perfected the liquid crystal display (LCD). Janning’s oblique molecular alignment made it possible for the large scale manufacturing of LCDs in the early 1970s. LCDs took off quickly, appearing in watches and calculators before developing into uses for computer and TV screens, cell phones and more.



The Vizio M series LCD TV. (Handout/TNS)







The Cheez-It was invented by the Green & Green Company in 1921, but its origin goes back even further. In 1847, Dr. William Wolf of Dayton determined his patients with dietary restrictions needed a different kind of food. To fill the need, Dr. Wolf created his own food, a hard butter cracker that became known as the Dayton Cracker. Dr. Wolf’s cracker became so popular it kicked off the growth of the cracker-baking industry in the city.



The Green & Green Company invented the Cheez-It in 1921. THe company was known for making hardtack, a cracker-like bread, for American military during WW I. This advertisement for the company was published in the Dayton Daily News on July 14, 1918.











































































































































































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Laughter is a pleasant physical reaction consisting usually of rhythmical, often audible contractions of the diaphragm and other parts of the respiratory system. It is a response to certain external or internal stimuli. Laughter can arise from such activities as being tickled, or from humorous stories or thoughts Most commonly, it is considered an auditory expression of a number of positive emotional states, such as joy, mirth, happiness, or relief. On some occasions, however, it may be caused by contrary emotional states such as embarrassment, surprise, or confusion such as nervous laughter or courtesy laugh. Age, gender, education, language, and culture are all indicators as to whether a person will experience laughter in a given situation. Some other species of primate (chimpanzees, gorillas and orangutans) show laughter-like vocalizations in response to physical contact such as wrestling, play chasing or tickling.

Laughter is a part of human behavior regulated by the brain, helping humans clarify their intentions in social interaction and providing an emotional context to conversations. Laughter is used as a signal for being part of a group—it signals acceptance and positive interactions with others. Laughter is sometimes seen as contagious, and the laughter of one person can itself provoke laughter from others as a positive feedback.

The study of humor and laughter, and its psychological and physiological effects on the human body, is called gelotology.

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That's fake

People across cultures and continents are largely able to tell the difference between a fake laugh and a real one, according to research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science.

For almost a decade, UCLA researcher Greg Bryant has studied the nature of laughter — and what it reveals about the evolution of human communication and cooperation. His latest study builds on a 2014 study he led indicating that people can discern when a laugh is genuine.

Working with the knowledge that laughter is a powerful and universal human “play signal” that allows people to predict behavior and affinity, Bryant and his coauthors expanded their previous research to include 884 study participants from the U.S. and 20 other countries, representing six continents.

For real laughter, researchers extracted laughs from recorded conversations between pairs of English-speaking, female friends. For the fake laughs, they took laughter produced by women who were asked to laugh on command. The recordings were edited for length and volume and played in random order to the study participants.

Across all societies, listeners were able to tell better than chance whether a laugh was “real” or “fake.” But there was some variation. For example, Samoan listeners only got the right answer 56% of the time whereas Japanese listeners were able to get the correct answer 69% of the time.

Participants from smaller, less industrialized societies were more accurate in identifying fake laughs. Bryant said the result suggests that in places where deep and complex social relationships are critical to survival, people are more attuned to the emotional engagement of others, and more likely to use those signals to predict other people’s behavior.

Bryant said volitional laughter and spontaneous laughter originate from different vocal production systems and have distinct acoustic features.

“We chose to use the words ‘real’ and ‘fake’ in our research because it taps into people’s intuition,” Bryant said. “Technically, all laughs are real — they are just produced by different vocal systems. We wanted to test whether or not this distinction is clear around the world.”

Previous research by Bryant and others has found that real, spontaneous laughter has certain identifying qualities. During spontaneous laughter, the emotional vocal system produces qualities that signal “arousal” — higher pitch and volume, as well as faster bursts of non-articulate sounds and more non-tonal noise. These sounds carry subtle clues that a laugh is authentic.


























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We laugh at jokes (albeit not all jokes). We can also laugh sarcastically, nervously, when we are stressed, or even for no reason at all.


Our laughter may be uncontrollable or maniacal, and it might also be forced, faked, or purposefully prolonged.




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The laugh is so pervasive that it can hardly be ignored by scientists; it crosses all boundaries. Humans from every culture on earth laugh. Babies who are blind and deaf, having neither seen someone laugh nor heard the sound of laughter, still laugh.














Something as ubiquitous as this odd expulsion of sound and air must be important.


How Our Brains React When We Hear a Joke - YouTube







As social animals go, humans congregate in fairly large groups. One theory has it that laughter (along with speech) helped us to bond more efficiently. Rather than having to physically groom each individual in our tribe, we could stand within earshot and make each other laugh. Bonds could be built at a distance and with multiple players.

Whether this theory holds water or not will be difficult to prove, but there is no question that laughing brings people closer together. Laughter helps to build relationships and, when living in a group on the savannah, bonding successfully can be the difference between life and death.

Although some jokes may need our full cognitive ability and a dose of lateral thought, the act of laughing itself seems to be a primitive thing.

It will come as no surprise that an action as complex, varied, and meaningful as laughter is not limited to a single region of the brain. Researchers have, however, made efforts to understand the range of areas that are involved.










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As the philosopher Bertrand Russell once said: “Laughter is the most inexpensive and most effective wonder drug. Laughter is a universal medicine.” Over the years, researchers have pitted its abilities against a range of medical conditions.

Recent advances in fields such as psychoneuroimmunology are slowly knitting together psychology, neurological activity, and our hormonal state. A positive frame of mind really does make us physically better. It’s not all in the mind; psychology modifies physiology.













  Laughter Yoga: Daily Practices for Health and Happiness: Kataria M.D.,  Madan, Weil M.D., Andrew: 9780143134947: Books











Laughter yoga has risen in popularity over recent years. In brief, it involves breathing exercises and forcing yourself to laugh. This forced laughter soon turns into genuine mirth as the group realizes how ridiculous they all appear.










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A study titled “Effects of laughter therapy on depression, cognition, and sleep among the community-dwelling elderly” was published in the journal Geriatrics and Gerontology in 2011.

In total, 109 participants took part. Roughly half were enrolled in laughter therapy (four sessions over the course of a month), and the others were used as a control. Using questionnaires, they assessed general mental health, depression, self-reported physical health, and sleep quality before and after the trial.

Although the effects were not substantial, the authors concludedTrusted Source: “Laughter therapy is considered to be [a] useful, cost-effective, and easily-accessible intervention that has positive effects on depression, insomnia, and sleep quality in the elderly.”





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Volodymyr Oleksandrovych Zelenskyy was born to Jewish parents on 25 January 1978 in Kryvyi Rih, then in the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic. His father, Oleksandr Zelenskyy, is a professor and computer scientist and the head of the Department of Cybernetics and Computing Hardware at the Kryvyi Rih State University of Economics and Technology; his mother, Rymma Zelenska, used to work as an engineer. His grandfather, Semyon (Simon) Ivanovych Zelenskyy, served as an infantryman, reaching the rank of Colonel, in the Red Army (in the 57th Guards Motor Rifle Division) during World War II; Semyon's father and three brothers died in the Holocaust. In March 2022 Zelenskyy revealed that his great-grandparents had been killed after German troops burned their home to the ground during a massacre.



Prior to starting elementary school, Zelenskyy lived for four years in the Mongolian city of Erdenet, where his father worked. Zelenskyy grew up speaking Russian. At the age of 16, he passed the Test of English as a Foreign Language and received an education grant to study in Israel, but his father did not allow him to go. He later earned a law degree from the Kryvyi Rih Institute of Economics, then a department of Kyiv National Economic University and now part of Kryvyi Rih National University, but did not go on to work in the legal field.



At age 17, he joined his local team competing in the KVN comedy competition team. He was soon invited to join the united Ukrainian team "Zaporizhia-Kryvyi Rih-Transit" which performed in the KVN's Major League and eventually won in 1997.That same year, he created and headed the Kvartal 95 team which later transformed into the comedy outfit Kvartal 95. From 1998 to 2003, Kvartal 95 performed in the Major League and the highest open Ukrainian league of KVN, the team members spent a lot of the time in Moscow and constantly toured around post-Soviet countries. In 2003, Kvartal 95 started producing TV shows for the Ukrainian TV channel 1+1, and in 2005, the team moved to fellow Ukrainian TV channel Inter.

In 2008, he starred in the feature film Love in the Big City, and its sequel, Love in the Big City 2. Zelenskyy continued his movie career with the film Office Romance. Our Time in 2011 and with Rzhevsky Versus Napoleon in 2012. Love in the Big City 3 was released in January 2014. Zelenskyy also played the leading role in the 2012 film 8 First Dates and in sequels which were produced in 2015 and 2016. He recorded the voice of Paddington Bear in the Ukrainian dubbing of Paddington (2014) and Paddington 2 (2017).





Before becoming Ukraine’s president (and a war hero), Zelenskyy played the president on TV, did Dancing With the Stars, and headlined a string of Ukrainian romantic comedies—including a Sex and the City–style romp.


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Cowritten by Zelenskyy himself, 2009’s No Love in the City is set in New York and stars the future Ukrainian politician as a promiscuous dentist who, with two fellow expats, enjoys a hedonistic lifestyle in America until a man (specifically, according to, “a drunken Russian nightclub owner”) puts a curse on all three, sapping them of their virility. After many comedic attempts to reclaim their machismo, they discover that the nightclub owner was St. Valentine himself(!) and that they can have sex, but only with a person whom they truly love. (Also worth mentioning: There is a scene in which Zelenskyy goes to a Times Square strip club wearing a white bucket hat.)


The film was enough of a commercial success to warrant a 2010 sequel despite only earning a 50% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes. On the Russian movie board Kinopoisk, some viewers deemed it “a pleasant surprise.” Others, however, criticized the film for a plot they considered a Sex and the City rip-off, repackaged for men. Wrote one viewer (in a message translated by Google), “In Hollywood, too many do not shine with acting skills. But at least there the stars are charismatic and can revive the film!”



Me. You. He. She. (2018)

Zelenskyy made his feature directorial debut with Me. You. He. She., which he codirected with David Dodson. Zelenskyy stars in the film as a man who has to live with the woman he is divorcing. According to one review from the Yabl blog, translated by Google, the film features a lackluster plot and a scene at McDonald’s in which husband and wife perform an unsolicited reading of poet Ivan Franko’s work, while under the influence, to a group of ungrateful teenagers. Searching for positive attributes about the film, the critic kindly notes (via Google Translate), “Volodymyr Zelenskyy has beautiful legs (without irony, holy truth: we think so!).” (“Zelenskyy has beautiful legs” is pull-quoted in the piece.) The writer also gently suggests that, going forward, “Volodymyr Zelenskyy try different acting devices.”




Me. You. He. She - Wikipedia

Volodymyr Zelenskyy is the 6th president of Ukraine. Before entering politics, he was a comedian, actor, screenwriter, film producer, and director.
Prior to his political career, he obtained a degree in law and created a production company, Kvartal 95, which produces films, cartoons, TV comedy shows, including Servant of the People, in which Zelenskiy played the role of President of Ukraine. The series aired from 2015 to 2019. A namesake political party bearing the same name as the television show was created in March 2018 by employees of Kvartal 95.
The comedy series Svaty ("In-laws"), in which Zelenskyy appeared, was banned in Ukraine in 2017, but unbanned in March 2019.
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Zelenskiy announced his candidacy for the 2019 Ukrainian presidential election on the evening of 31 December 2018, alongside the New Year's Eve address of President Petro Poroshenko on 1+1 TV Channel. At the time, Zelenskiy had already been one of the front-runners in opinion polls for the election. Zelenskiy won the election with 73.22% of the vote in the second round, defeating Poroshenko.
Producer Credits
Semya na god (TV Mini Series) (producer)
 2018 Me. You. He. She. (producer)
 2016 Servant of the People 2 (producer)
 2014 Lyubov v bolshom gorode 3 (TV Mini Series) (producer - 8 episodes)
- Episode #1.4 (2014) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.8 (2014) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.1 (2014) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.7 (2014) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.6 (2014) ... (producer)
 2014 Ishchu zhenu s rebyonkom (TV Mini Series) (producer - 4 episodes)
- Episode #1.4 (2014) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.3 (2014) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.2 (2014) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.1 (2014) ... (producer)
 2013 1+1 doma (TV Special) (producer)
 2012 I'll Be Around (producer)
 2012 Chempiony iz podvorotni (TV Mini Series) (producer)
 2012 8 First Dates (producer)
 2012 Papashi (TV Series) (producer)
 2012 Corporal vs. Napoleon (producer)
 2011 Novogodnie svaty (TV Movie) (producer)
 2009-2010 Svaty (TV Mini Series) (producer - 3 episodes)
- Episode #4.1 (2010) ... (producer)
- Episode #3.1 (2009) ... (producer)
- Episode #2.1 (2009) ... (producer)
As Himself
American Agenda (TV Series)
Self - Ukraine President
- 04/05/22 (2022) ... Self - Ukraine President
 2022 Deadline: White House (TV Series)
Self - Ukrainian President / Self
- 04-05-2022 (2022) ... Self
- 04-01-2022 (2022) ... Self
- 03-24-2022 (2022) ... Self
- 03-15-2022 (2022) ... Self - Ukrainian President
- 03-09-2022 (2022) ... Self - Ukrainian President
 2022 Morning Joe (TV Series)
- 04-05-2022 (2022) ... Self
- 03-02-2022 (2022) ... Self
 2022 National Report (TV Series)
Self - Ukraine President
- 04/05/22 (2022) ... Self - Ukraine President
- 03/21/22 (2022) ... Self - Ukraine President
 2022 Fox News @ Night (TV Series)
- Episode dated 4 April 2022 (2022) ... Self
- Episode dated 28 March 2022 (2022) ... Self
- Episode dated 4 April 2022 (2022) ... Self
Self / Self - Ukrainian President
- Jon Batiste's Gram Slam! (2022) ... Self
- John C. Reilly/Kristin Chenoweth (2022) ... Self - Ukrainian President
- Joy Reid/Thomas Middleditch (2022) ... Self
Self - Ukrainian President
- 04-03-2022 (2022) ... Self - Ukrainian President
- 03-20-2022 (2022) ... Self - Ukrainian President
- 03-13-2022 (2022) ... Self - Ukrainian President
- 03-06-2022 (2022) ... Self - Ukrainian President
- 02-20-2022 (2022) ... Self - Ukrainian President
 2022 The Mehdi Hasan Show (TV Series)
- 04-03-2022 (2022) ... Self
 2022 Velshi (TV Series documentary)
- Episode dated 3 April 2022 (2022) ... Self
- Episode dated 27 March 2022 (2022) ... Self
- 02-27-2022 (2022) ... Self
- 02-20-2022 (2022) ... Self
- 02-19-2022 (2022) ... Self (as Zelenskyy)
- March 31, 2022 (2022) ... Self
 2022 John Bachman Now (TV Series)
Self - President of Ukraine
- 03/30/22 (2022) ... Self - President of Ukraine
- 03/17/22 (2022) ... Self - President of Ukraine
- 03/16/22 (2022) ... Self - President of Ukraine
 2022 The ReidOut (TV Series)
- Episode dated 29 March 2022 (2022) ... Self
 2022 Hannity (TV Series)
- Episode dated 28 March 2022 (2022) ... Self
 2021-2022 PBS NewsHour (TV Series)
- 03-28-2022 (2022) ... Self (as President Volodymyr Zelenskyy)
- 02-24-2022 (2022) ... Self
- 02-14-2022 (2022) ... Self (as President Volodymyr Zelensky)
- Episode dated 28 March 2022 (2022) ... Self
 2022 The Rachel Maddow Show (TV Series)
- Episode dated 28 March 2022 (2022) ... Self
- 02-25-2022 (2022) ... Self
 2022 CHV Noticias (TV Series)
Self - President of Ukraine / Self - Ukrainian President
- Episode dated 27 March 2022 (2022) ... Self - President of Ukraine (as Volodymyr Zelenskiy)
- Episode dated 12 March 2022 (2022) ... Self - President of Ukraine
- Episode dated 9 March 2022 (2022) ... Self - President of Ukraine (as Volodymir Zelensky)
- Episode dated 8 March 2022 (2022) ... Self - President of Ukraine (as Volodimir Zelensky)
- Episode dated 7 March 2022 (2022) ... Self - President of Ukraine (as Volodímir Zelensky)
 2022 MSNBC Reports (TV Series)
- 03-27-2022 (2022) ... Self
- Episode dated 14 February 2022 (2022) ... Self (as Volodymyr Zelensky)
- 01-30-2022 (2022) ... Self (as Volodymyr Zelensky)
 2022 Stinchfield (TV Series)
- Episode dated 24 March 2022 (2022) ... Self
- Episode dated 18 March 2022 (2022) ... Self
 2022 Teletrece (TV Series)
- Episode dated 24 March 2022 (2022) ... Self
 2022 The 11th Hour (TV Series)
Self / Self - Ukraine President
- 03-23-2022 (2022) ... Self
- 02-22-2022 (2022) ... Self - Ukraine President
- 03-21-2022 (2022) ... Self (as Volodymyr Zelensky)
 2022 PBS NewsHour Weekend (TV Series documentary)
- 03-20-2022 (2022) ... Self
Self - Ukrainian President
- The Information War (2022) ... Self - Ukrainian President
- The Escalation Ladder (2022) ... Self - Ukrainian President
- On the Brink (2022) ... Self - Ukrainian President
 2022 This Week (TV Series)
Self - Ukrainian President
- Episode #27.12 (2022) ... Self - Ukrainian President
- Episode #27.10 (2022) ... Self - Ukrainian President
Self - President Ukraine
- 03-19-2022 (2022) ... Self - President Ukraine
 2022 Erin Burnett OutFront (TV Series)
Self - Ukrainian President
- 03-16-2022 (2022) ... Self - Ukrainian President
- 03-11-2022 (2022) ... Self - Ukrainian President
- 03-10-2022 (2022) ... Self - Ukrainian President
- 03-04-2022 (2022) ... Self - Ukrainian President
- 03-03-2022 (2022) ... Self - Ukrainian President
 2022 Prime News (TV Series)
- Episode dated 16 March 2022 (2022) ... Self
 2022 Spicer & Co. (TV Series)
- Episode dated 16 March 2022 (2022) ... Self
 2019-2022 The Beat with Ari Melber (TV Series)
Self - Ukrainian President / Self
- 03-16-2022 (2022) ... Self - Ukrainian President
- 03-15-2022 (2022) ... Self - Ukrainian President
- 03-09-2022 (2022) ... Self
- 03-03-2022 (2022) ... Self - Ukrainian President
- 03-01-2022 (2022) ... Self - Ukrainian President
 2019-2022 60 Minutes (TV Series documentary)
Self - Ukrainian President / Self - Ukrainian President (segment "The Impeachment Inquiry")
- The Impeachment Inquiry/Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman/Great White (2019) ... Self - Ukrainian President (segment "The Impeachment Inquiry")
Self - Ukrainian President
- Tickets (2022) ... Self - Ukrainian President
Self - Ukrainian President
- Amb. William Taylor (2022) ... Self - Ukrainian President
 2022 Anderson Cooper 360° (TV Series)
Self - Ukrainian President
- 03-09-2022 (2022) ... Self - Ukrainian President
- 03-01-2022 (2022) ... Self - Ukrainian President
- 02-28-2022 (2022) ... Self - Ukrainian President
 2021-2022 BBC World News America (TV Series)
- Episode dated 8 March 2022 (2022) ... Self
- Episode dated 7 March 2022 (2022) ... Self (as Volodymyr Zelensky)
- Episode dated 1 September 2021 (2021) ... Self (as Volodymyr Zelensky)
Self - Ukrainian President
- 03-06-2022 (2022) ... Self - Ukrainian President
 2022 Zelenskyy: The Man Who Took on Putin (TV Special documentary)
 2022 Jeremy Vine (TV Series)
- Episode #5.45 (2022) ... Self
- Episode #5.43 (2022) ... Self
- Episode #5.40 (2022) ... Self
 2022 MSNBC State of the Union 2022 (TV Special)
 2022 The Young Turks (TV Series)
- Episode dated 1 March 2022 (2022) ... Self
 2022 CBS News Sunday Morning (TV Series)
- Episode #44.9 (2022) ... Self
 2022 Fareed Zakaria GPS (TV Series)
Self - Ukrainian President
- 02-20-2022 (2022) ... Self - Ukrainian President
Self - Ukrainian President
- 02-20-2022 (2022) ... Self - Ukrainian President
- 19-02-2022 (2022) ... Self (as Zelenskyy)
 2019-2022 Tucker Carlson Tonight (TV Series)
Self - President of Ukraine
- Episode dated 28 January 2022 (2022) ... Self - President of Ukraine
- Episode dated 31 October 2019 (2019) ... Self - President of Ukraine (uncredited)
- Episode dated 4 October 2019 (2019) ... Self - President of Ukraine
- Episode dated 3 October 2019 (2019) ... Self - President of Ukraine (uncredited)
- Episode dated 27 September 2019 (2019) ... Self - President of Ukraine (as Volodymyr Zelensky)
Self - Comedian / Self - President of Ukraine / Comedian (segment "95 Kvartal")
- Episode #14.17 (2021) ... Self - President of Ukraine / Comedian (segment "95 Kvartal")
- Episode #14.15 (2021) ... Self - President of Ukraine
- Voskresnyy vecher s Vladimirom Solovyovym (2021) ... Self - President of Ukraine
- Episode #14.10 (2021) ... Self - Comedian
- Episode #14.5 (2021) ... Self - Comedian
Self - President of Ukraine
Self - President of Ukraine
 2019 The Lead with Jake Tapper (TV Series)
- Episode #7.206 (2019) ... Self
 2019 New Day (TV Series)
Self - President of Ukraine
- Episode dated 4 October 2019 (2019) ... Self - President of Ukraine
 2019 Revealing Ukraine (Documentary)
Self - President of Ukraine
- Episode #1.8 (2019) ... Self
 2019 Zapp (TV Series)
- Episode #19.28 (2019) ... Self (as Wolodymyr Selenskyj)
 2019 Redaktsiya (TV Series documentary)
 2018 Radio-Québec (TV Mini Series)
Self - President of Ukraine
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Stevie Brock in concert in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on June 26, 2004



Stevie Brock


Stephen Ray "Stevie" Brock (born October 23, 1990) is an American pop singer. A native of Dayton, Ohio, he was signed to WIRE Records in 2002, releasing his eponymous debut album in 2003.

Since then, Brock has been featured on Radio Disney and its series of compilations.


Growing up outside of Dayton, Ohio, Brock began singing when he was two years old. At age eight, he wrote his first song.

In 2002, at eleven years old, he was discovered in his home town of Dayton[1] and signed to WIRE Records (see album liner notes), the Orlando-based company owned by Johnny Wright. His first hit single was a cover of Color Me Badd's "All for Love". His self-titled debut album, released on June 10, 2003, includes the music video for the song. Brock was the guest vocalist on Triple Image's (also on WIRE Records) single "Boy Next Door".


Brock graduated in 2009 from Centerville High School in Centerville, a suburb of Dayton, Ohio. In the latter part of 2013, Brock joined three of his former high school classmates (Dan Cox, Bill Reilich, and Dan Burtenshaw) to form a singing group called The Cream Pies.[2] On January 9, 2014, The Cream Pies recorded a humorous musical tribute to television talk show host Ellen DeGeneres and posted it to their YouTube channel. DeGeneres featured the video on January 15, 2014, and invited The Cream Pies to appear as guests on a future edition of The Ellen DeGeneres Show.[3] They accepted her invitation and appeared on Ellen's January 22, 2014 broadcast.




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Hannah Beachler (/bklər/) is an American production designer. She worked on the 2015 Rocky film Creed, the Miles Davis biopic Miles Ahead, and most recently has become known for the film Moonlight, Beyoncé's 2016 TV special and visual album Lemonade and for her Afrofuturist design direction on the film Black Panther, for which she won an Academy Award for Best Production Design. She was the first African-American to be nominated in the same category, as well as the first to win.

Beachler grew up in Centerville, Ohio, and graduated from the University of Cincinnati, studying fashion design. She attended Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio where she studied film.








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Ifeadikachukwu Anthony Odenigbo



Born in Bayonne, New Jersey to Nigerian parents Linda and Thomas Odenigbo, Ifeadi was the first member of his family born in the United States. He attended Centerville High School, where he played football firstly on offense and later as a linebacker and defensive end. He recorded 90 tackles and 10.5 sacks as a junior and 50 tackles and 8.5 sacks as a senior in 2011, helping lead Centerville to a 7-4 record and a Greater Western Ohio Conference championship, earning all-region, all-state and all-area player of the year honors. He was selected by USA Football to the 2012 U.S. Under-19 National Team and also competed in the Under Armour All-American Game and International Bowl.

Odenigbo also lettered in track and field all for four years for the Elks. In 2009, he set the freshman record in the 200-meter dash with a time of 22.91 seconds and also recorded the third-fastest time in the 400-meter dash (51.57s). He was all-district in the 110-meter and 300-meter hurdles as a junior with times of 15.14 and 39.93 seconds, respectively. As a senior, he posted a personal-best time of 11.28 seconds in the 100-meter dash at the regional championships and also anchored his team to a third-place finish in the 4x200m relay (1:27.92) at the state championships.



Minnesota Vikings

Odenigbo was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in the seventh round, 220th overall, in the 2017 NFL Draft. He was waived on September 2, 2017 and was signed to the practice squad the next day. He signed a reserve/future contract with the Vikings on January 22, 2018.

On September 1, 2018, Odenigbo was waived by the Vikings.

Cleveland Browns

Odenigbo was claimed off waivers by the Cleveland Browns on September 2, 2018.[14] On September 22, 2018, Odenigbo was waived by the Browns.

Arizona Cardinals

On September 24, 2018, Odenigbo was claimed off waivers by the Arizona Cardinals.[16] He played in one game for the Cardinals before being waived on October 23, 2018.

Minnesota Vikings (second stint)

On October 31, 2018, Odenigbo was signed to the Minnesota Vikings practice squad. He signed a reserve/future contract with the Vikings on January 2, 2019.

On August 31, 2019, the Vikings announced that Odenigbo had earned a spot on the 53-man roster. In week 5, he got his first career sack, tackling Daniel Jones in a road win against the New York Giants. In week 15 against the Los Angeles Chargers, Odenigbo sacked Philip Rivers once and recovered a fumble lost by Rivers which he returned for a 56 yard touchdown during the 39–10 win. In week 17 against the Chicago Bears, Odenigbo recorded a strip sack on Mitchell Trubisky and recovered the football during the 21–19 loss.

Odenigbo was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list by the Vikings on July 29, 2020, and activated from the list five days later. He left the Vikings on March 16, 2021

New York Giants

On March 19, 2021, Odenigbo signed a one-year, $2.5 million contract with the New York Giants. He was released on August 31, 2021.

Cleveland Browns (second stint)

Odenigbo was signed to the Cleveland Browns' practice squad on September 6, 2021. He was promoted to the active roster on September 21. In Week 14 Odenigbo recovered a fumble forced by Takkarist McKinley in a 24-22 win over the division rival Baltimore Ravens.





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Patrick F. Kilbane (born November 5, 1969) is an American actor, comedian, and screenwriter best known for his three seasons as a cast member on MADtv (1997–2000), as well his memorable appearance in the 1996 "The Bizarro Jerry" episode of Seinfeld, in which he played Bizarro Kramer. Kilbane's first book, The Brain Eater's Bible: Sound Advice for the Newly Reanimated Zombie, was released on March 18, 2011.


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The Life of Chip Reese - The Greatest Cash Game Poker Pro Ever


Chip Reese


David Edward "Chip" Reese (March 28, 1951 – December 4, 2007) was an American professional poker player and gambler from Centerville, Ohio. He is widely regarded as having been the greatest cash game poker player. He was a debater at CHS.



Hard-Boiled Poker: David “Chip” Reese (1951-2007)



Reese suffered from rheumatic fever during his years at elementary school and had to stay at home for almost a year. During this time, his mother taught him how to play several board and card games. Reese later described himself as "a product of that year." By the age of six, he was regularly beating fifth-graders at poker. In high school, he was a football player and was on the debate team, winning an Ohio State Championship and going to the National Finals.

Reese attended Dartmouth after turning down an offer from Harvard. At Dartmouth, he became a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity, played freshman football briefly, participated in debate, and majored in economics. Reese also had tremendous success in poker games against students and some of his professors. He taught his fraternity brothers to play a variety of card games, including bridge as well as many poker variants. Reese played bridge at the Grafton County Grange. His fraternity later named their chapter card room, the "David E. Reese Memorial Card Room" in his honor. Reese was admitted to Stanford Law School, but decided instead to play poker professionally after winning $60,000 in a tournament in Las Vegas. By the time he would have started at Stanford, he had made $100,000. Reese's first visit to Las Vegas was so financially rewarding and so much fun, that he never left. He called his day job in Arizona several days later to quit and hired someone to fly to Arizona to clean out his apartment and drive his car to Las Vegas.






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Woodrow Tracy Harrelson (born July 23, 1961) is an American actor and playwright. He is the recipient of various accolades, including a Primetime Emmy Award and two Screen Actors Guild Awards, in addition to nominations for three Academy Awards and four Golden Globe Awards.

Harrelson first became known for his role as bartender Woody Boyd on the NBC sitcom Cheers (1985–1993), for which he won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series from a total of five nominations. He went on to receive three Academy Award nominations: Best Actor for The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996), and Best Supporting Actor for both The Messenger (2009) and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017). Harrelson was also nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for his role as Marty Hart in the crime anthology series True Detective (2014).


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Woodrow Tracy Harrelson was born in Midland, Texas on July 23, 1961, to secretary Diane (née Oswald) and convicted hitman Charles Voyde Harrelson. He was raised in a Presbyterian household alongside his two brothers, Jordan and Brett, the latter of whom also became an actor.



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His father was a contract killer for the Mafia, who claimed, without evidence, to have participated in the assassination of John Fitzgerald Kennedy.






5 Fast Facts About Charles Harrelson, The Hitman Father of Woody Harrelson





Their father received a life sentence for the 1979 killing of federal judge John H. Wood Jr. Harrelson has stated that his father was rarely around during his childhood. Charles died in the United States Penitentiary, Administrative Maximum Facility on March 15, 2007. Harrelson's family was poor and relied on his mother's wages. In 1973, he moved to his mother's native city of Lebanon, Ohio, where he attended Lebanon High School from which he graduated in 1979. He spent the summer of 1979 working at Kings Island amusement park.



Charles Voyde Harrelson


During an interview in November 1988, Woody revealed that he visited his father regularly in federal prison, though he still harbored mixed feelings about him, saying

my father is one of the most articulate, well-read, charming people I've ever known. Still, I'm just now gauging whether he merits my loyalty or friendship. I look at him as someone who could be a friend more than someone who was a father.

Defended by Percy Foreman, Harrelson was tried for the May 28, 1968 murder of Alan Harry Berg. On September 22, 1970, he was acquitted by a jury in Angleton, Texas. The murder is chronicled in the memoir Run Brother Run by the victim's brother, David Berg.


Shortly after Harrelson was paroled in 1978, he and his then-wife, Jo Ann, were implicated in another murder. On May 29, 1979, U.S. District Judge John H. Wood Jr. was shot dead in the parking lot outside his San Antonio, Texas, townhouse. Harrelson was convicted of killing Judge Wood after being hired by drug dealer Jamiel Chagra of El Paso, Texas. Wood—nicknamed "Maximum John" because of his reputation for handing down long sentences for drug offenses—was originally scheduled to have Chagra appear before him on the day of his murder, but the trial had been delayed.

Harrelson was apprehended when calls were made to the police as he was randomly firing a gun at imaginary FBI agents while on drugs. With the aid of an anonymous tip and a tape recording of a conversation that occurred during a visit from Joe Chagra to his brother Jamiel Chagra in prison Harrelson was charged with Judge Wood's murder. Harrelson claimed at trial that he did not kill Judge Wood, but merely took credit for it so he could claim a large payment from Chagra.






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In September 1980, Harrelson surrendered to police after a six-hour standoff in which he was reportedly high on cocaine. During the standoff, he threatened suicide, stating that he had killed both Judge Wood and President John F. Kennedy. In a television interview after his arrest, Harrelson said: "At the same time I said I had killed the judge, I said I had killed Kennedy, which might give you an idea to the state of my mind at the time." He said that the statements made during the standoff were "an effort to elongate my life."

Joseph Chagra later testified during Harrelson's trial that Harrelson claimed to have shot Kennedy and drew maps to show where he was hiding during the assassination. Chagra said that he did not believe Harrelson's claim, and the AP reported that the FBI "apparently discounted any involvement by Harrelson in the Kennedy assassination." According to Jim Marrs' 1989 book Crossfire, Harrelson is believed to be the youngest and tallest of the "three tramps" by many conspiracy theorists. Marrs stated that Harrelson was involved "with criminals connected to intelligence agencies and the military" and suggested that he was connected to Jack Ruby through Russell Douglas Matthews, a third party with links to organized crime who was known to both Harrelson and Ruby. It was not until 1992 that the Dallas Police Department revealed that the three tramps were Gus Abrams, John F. Gedney and Harold Doyle.




Photograph of the tramps arrested at the Dealey Plaza. It has been argued that Charles Rogers is on the left and Harrelson is in the middle of the photograph.


"The Three Tramps"

Arrested at Dealey Plaza




On March 15, 2007, Harrelson was found dead in his cell, having died at the age of 68 from a heart attack.




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In 1985, Harrelson married Nancy Simon (daughter of playwright Neil Simon) in Tijuana.



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The union was not intended to be serious, and the two had planned to divorce the following day, but the storefront marriage/divorce parlor was closed when they returned to it and they remained married for another ten months.


In 2008, he married Laura Louie, a co-founder of the organic food delivery service Yoganics. They met in 1987 when she worked as his personal assistant. They reside in Maui, Hawaii, and have three daughters named Deni, Zoe, and Makani.





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Woody and wife Laura


Laura and Woody met in 1987 while they were shooting for the “Cheers” TV series together – at the time, Laura was serving as Woody’s assistant, a job she held for two years. They began dating shortly after meeting one another, but were together for over 20 years before marrying on 28 December 2008, in Woody’s house in Maui, Hawaii. Many celebrities attended such as Willie Nelson and Sean Penn.


Woody became popular after playing Woody Boyd in the “Cheers” sitcom, which was one of his first roles – he was part of the main cast for eight seasons, and was nominated for five Emmys for his performance, winning only one in 1989.



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In 2001, he appeared in a single episode of the “Will & Grace” TV series.


His debut movie appearance was in “Wildcats” in 1986, and he then appeared in “White Men Can’t Jump” in 1992, and in “Money Train” in 1995. His breakthrough role was in 1997, playing the titular character in “The People vs. Larry Flynt” – the movie was a commercial success, and Woody was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for his performance. The same year he appeared in “Welcome to Sarajevo”, and in 1999 played Sergeant Keck in “The Thin Red Line”, another war movie. In 2003, he acted alongside Jack Nicholson and Adam Sandler in the “Anger Management” comedy movie.








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Harrelson follows a raw vegan diet. Along with not eating meat or dairy, Harrelson does not eat sugar or flour In Zombieland, in which he plays a character with an affinity for Twinkies, the Twinkies were replaced with vegan faux-Twinkies made from cornmeal. He appeared on a postage stamp (as a PhotoStamp) in 2011 as one of PETA's 20 famous vegetarians, and he was named PETA's Sexiest Vegetarian in 2012 (along with Jessica Chastain).





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In October 1982, A then 21 year old Harrelson was arrested and charged in Columbus, Ohio for disturbing the peace (he alleged to be dancing in the middle of a busy road as well as attempting to evade a police officer).

Harrelson avoided jail time by paying a fine.


Harrelson is an enthusiast and supporter of the legalization of marijuana and hemp. He was a guest on Ziggy Marley's track "Wild and Free", a song advocating the growing of cannabis. Since 2003, Harrelson has served as a member on NORML's advisory board.



List of Woody's films



Year Title Role
2021 Venom: Let There Be Carnage (2021) Cletus Kasady
2019 Midway (2019) Admiral Chester Nimitz
2019 Zombieland: Double Tap Tallahassee
2019 The Highwaymen Maney Gault
2018 Venom (2018)  
2018 Solo: A Star Wars Story Beckett
2017 Shock and Awe (2018) Jonathan Landay
2017 Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Sheriff Bill Willoughby
2017 The Glass Castle Rex Walls
2017 War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) Colonel
2017 Wilson Wilson
2017 Lost in London LIVE  
2016 LBJ Lyndon Baines Johnson
2016 The Edge of Seventeen Mr. Bruner
2016 The Duel (2016) Abraham Brant
2016 Now You See Me 2 Merritt McKinney
2016 Triple 9 Detective Jeffrey Allen
2015 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 Haymitch Abernathy
2014 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 Haymitch Abernathy
2013 Out of the Furnace Harlan DeGroat
2013 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Haymitch Abernathy
2013 Free Birds Jake
2013 Now You See Me (2013) Merritt McKinney
2012 Seven Psychopaths Charlie
2012 The Hunger Games Haymitch Abernathy
2011 Rampart Officer Dave Brown
2011 Friends With Benefits Tommy
2010 Bunraku The Bartender
2009 Defendor Arthur Poppington/Defendor
2009 2012 Charlie Frost
2009 The Messenger (2009) Capt. Tony Stone
2009 Zombieland Tallahassee
2008 Management Jango
2008 Seven Pounds Ezra Turner
2008 Fuel  
2008 Surfer, Dude  
2008 Transsiberian Roy
2008 Sleepwalking Randall
2008 Semi-Pro Ed Monix
2007 Battle in Seattle Dale Anderson
2007 The Grand One-Eyed Jack Faro
2007 Nanking Bob Wilson
2007 The Walker Carter Page
2007 No Country for Old Men Carlson Wells
2006 A Prairie Home Companion Dusty
2005 The Big White Raymond Barnell
2005 North Country Bill White
2005 The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio Kelly Ryan
2004 After the Sunset Stanley Lloyd
2004 She Hate Me Leland Powell
2003 Anger Management Galaxia
2000 Play It To The Bone Vince Boudreau
1999 Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me Himself
1998 The Hi-Lo Country  
1998 The Thin Red Line Sgt. Keck
1998 Palmetto Harry Barber
1997 Wag the Dog Sgt. William Schumann
1997 Welcome to Sarajevo Flynn
1996 The People vs. Larry Flynt Larry Flynt
1996 Kingpin Roy Munson
1994 Natural Born Killers Mickey Knox
1993 Indecent Proposal David Murphy
1992 White Men Can't Jump Billy Hoyle
1991 L.A. Story  
1989 Casualties of War  


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45 RPM

The most common form of the vinyl single is the "45" or "7-inch". The names are derived from its play speed, 45 rpm (revolutions per minute), and the standard diameter, 7 inches.

The 7-inch 45 rpm record was released 31 March 1949, by RCA Victor as a smaller, more durable and higher-fidelity replacement for the 78 rpm shellac discs. The first 45 rpm records were monaural, with recordings on both sides of the disc. As stereo recordings became popular in the 1960s, almost all 45 rpm records were produced in stereo by the early 1970s. Columbia Records, which had released the 33+13 rpm 12-inch vinyl LP in June 1948, also released 33+13 rpm 7-inch vinyl singles in March 1949, but they were soon eclipsed by the RCA Victor 45. The first regular production 45 rpm record pressed was "PeeWee the Piccolo" RCA Victor 47-0146 pressed 7 December 1948, at the Sherman Avenue plant in Indianapolis, R.O. Price, plant manager.




Paul Wing With Russ Case And His Orchestra – Pee-Wee The Piccolo (1955,  Vinyl) - Discogs



The claim made that 48-0001 by Eddy Arnold was the first 45 is evidently incorrect (even though as of this writing 48-0000 has not turned up, however 50-0000-Crudup, 51-0000-Meisel, and 52-0000 Goodman are out there) since all 45s were released simultaneously with the 45 player on the 29 March date. There was plenty of information 'leaked' to the public about the new 45 rpm system through front-page articles in Billboard magazine on 4 December 1948, and again on 8 January 1949. RCA was trying to blunt the lead Columbia had established in releasing their 33+13  LP system back in June 1948.



To compete with Columbia, RCA released albums as boxes of 45 rpm 7-inch singles that could be played continuously like an LP on their record changer. In the early era RCA were also releasing 7-inch singles pressed in different colours for different genres, making it easy for customers to find their preferred music. The novelty of multicoloured singles however only lasted a couple of years, by 1952 all of RCA's singles were pressed in black vinyl.




























The lightweight and inexpensive 45 rpm discs introduced by RCA were quickly popular and in the early 1950s all major US labels had begun manufacturing 7-inch singles.

The origins of the single are in the late 19th century, when music was distributed on phonograph cylinders that held two to four minutes' worth of audio.
Phonograph cylinder - Wikipedia
These were then superseded by disc phonograph records, which initially also had a short duration of playing time per side. In the first two to three decades of the 20th century, almost all commercial music releases were, in effect, singles (the exceptions were usually for classical music pieces, where multiple physical storage media items were bundled together and sold as an album). Phonograph records were manufactured with a range of playback speeds (from 16 to 78 rpm) and in several sizes (including 12 inches or 30 centimetres). By about 1910, however, the 10-inch (25 cm), 78-rpm shellac disc had become the most commonly used format.
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The inherent technical limitations of the gramophone disc defined the standard format for commercial recordings in the early 20th century. The relatively crude disc-cutting techniques of the time and the thickness of the needles used on record players limited the number of grooves per inch that could be inscribed on the disc surface, and a high rotation speed was necessary to achieve acceptable recording and playback fidelity. 78 rpm was chosen as the standard because of the introduction of the electrically powered synchronous turntable motor in 1925, which ran at 3,600 rpm with a 46:1 gear ratio, resulting in a rotation speed of 78.26 rpm.
With these factors applied to the 10-inch format, songwriters and performers increasingly tailored their output to fit the new medium. The three-minute single remained the standard into the 1960s, when the availability of microgroove recording and improved mastering techniques enabled recording artists to increase the duration of their recorded songs. The breakthrough came with Bob Dylan's "Like a Rolling Stone": Although Columbia Records tried to make the record more "radio-friendly" by cutting the performance into halves and separating them between the two sides of the vinyl disc, both Dylan and his fans demanded that the full six-minute take be placed on one side, and that radio stations play the song in its entirety.
When it arrived 70 years ago today (3/15/19)  the 45 rpm single, a format that would revolutionize pop music, seemed less radical than simply confusing. On March 15th, 1949, RCA Victor became the first label to roll out records that were smaller (seven inches in diameter) and held less music (only a few minutes a side) than the in-vogue 78s.
RCA Victor's 1949 Preview of the World's First 45 rpm Records! - YouTube
Then consider those initial seven RCA releases, which, according to the label’s archives, ranged from classical to kids’ music to country. The one most people will remember is Arthur “Big Boy” Crudup’s jumping-bean boogie “That’s All Right,” which became Elvis Presley’s breakout moment in the next decade, but the list also included a Yiddish song, “A Klein Melamedl (The Little Teacher),” sung by a cantor. Not quite the stuff of the pop charts at that moment in history. For added head-scratching, each 45 was printed in a different color, from “deep red” to “dark blue.” (Yes, colored vinyl actually existed in the years immediately after World War II.)
1st RECORDING OF: That's All Right - Arthur “Big Boy” Crudup (1946) -  YouTube
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But with the release of those titles, and other companies soon entering the market, the singles revolution began. It’s impossible to underestimate the impact of the 45, which was the iTunes 99-cent download or surprise single (à la the Black Keys’ sudden “Lo/Hi”) of its day. Teenagers of the Fifties took to the portable, less-expensive format; one ad at the time priced the records at 65 cents each. One of rock’s most cataclysmic early hits, Bill Haley and the Comets’ “Rock Around the Clock,” sold 3 million singles in 1955.
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In the decades that followed, everyone from the Beatles and the Rolling Stones through Patti Smith, Nirvana and the White Stripes released their first music on 45s. A handful of classic-rock standards, including Bob Dylan’s “Positively 4th Street” and the Stones’ “Honky Tonk Women,” were only initially released as singles, unattached to albums.
Some singles had picture sleeves or B sides of outtakes. If you flipped over Fleetwood Mac’s “Go Your Own Way” in 1977, you’d come across “Silver Springs,” the Stevie Nicks landmark that was dumped from Rumours. The following decade, indie fans who snapped up Hüsker Dü’s “Makes No Sense at All” found their unlikely but fantastic cover of “Love Is All Around,” otherwise known as the Mary Tyler Moore Show theme song, on the flip.
March 1977: Fleetwood Mac Peak at #10 with "Go Your Own Way" | Rhino
According to the New York Times, the peak year for the seven-inch single was 1974, when 200 million were sold. By the early Eighties, the 45 began dying a slow, humiliating death. The number of jukeboxes in the country declined, boomer rock fans increasingly gravitated toward albums, and the cassette format (and even the wasteful “cassette single” and “mini-CD” format) began overtaking vinyl 45s.

The sales of singles are recorded in record charts in most countries in a Top 40 format. These charts are often published in magazines and numerous television shows and radio programs count down the list. In order to be eligible for inclusion in the charts the single must meet the requirements set by the charting company, usually governing the number of songs and the total playing time of the single.







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In popular music, the commercial and artistic importance of the single (as compared to the EP or album) has varied over time, technological development, and according to the audience of particular artists and genres. Singles have generally been more important to artists who sell to the youngest purchasers of music (younger teenagers and pre-teens), who tend to have more limited financial resources.




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Starting in the mid-1960s, albums became a greater focus and became more important as artists created albums of uniformly high-quality and coherent themes, a trend which reached its apex in the development of the concept album. Over the 1990s and early 2000s, the single generally received less and less attention in the United States as albums, which on compact disc had virtually identical production and distribution costs but could be sold at a higher price, became most retailers' primary method of selling music.





As crazy as it sounds, the car record player came about in much the same way as car radio did—taking something that people enjoy at home and converting it for use in an automobile. The 1950s idea flopped, but in-car record players are historic in that they were the automotive world’s first attempt at offering car occupants the chance to make their own musical selections.

The in-car phonograph, called the “Highway Hi-Fi Record Player,” was designed by Dr. Peter Goldmark, head of CBS Laboratories in the 1950s and inventor of the 33 1/3 “Long-Playing” (LP) microgroove record. For a time, the Highway Hi-Fi was available as a factory-installed option in new Chrysler products. It was an absolute failure.

CBS didn’t think there was a market for the system. Perhaps more importantly, CBS executives were reportedly concerned that in-car record players might cause their radio audience to tune out their advertisers. The company passed.




Forgotten audio formats: The Highway Hi-Fi | Ars Technica




Goldmark, however, wouldn’t let it go. Since he’d installed the first system in his own Chrysler, he drove the actual car to Chrysler and gave a demonstration on the torture track in Detroit. It performed so well that Chrysler bought in and began marketing the system as the “Highway Hi-Fi” for the 1956 model year. The contraption was expensive—a $200 addition (more than $1,800 today)—but no one else offered anything like it.



Dodge Highway Hi-Fi record player - 1956 - Digital Collections - Free  Library




And then it all went wrong. While Goldmark had taken extreme care to tune the system in his personal car for nearly skip-free performance, the same delicacy was not exercised when Chrysler began installing the systems en masse into a range of vehicles, including lower-end Dodges and Plymouths, whose suspensions were not as cushy as the high-end Chryslers. Predictably, records skipped, and warranty claims quickly mounted.




In addition, there was a fundamental issue with content. The 33-rpm LP format was not yet the “album of singles” it eventually evolved into. CBS/Columbia Records used it mostly for classical music, show tunes, jazz, and spoken word. Worse, the special seven-inch ultra-microgroove records that were required for the Highway Hi-Fi were produced only by CBS/Columbia, and what CBS offered was a small subset of Columbia Records’ decidedly laconic catalog. When you bought a car with a Highway Hi-Fi system, it came with the following, not exactly toe-tapping, six-record boxed set:






  1. Romantic Moods (side 1) / Quiet Jazz (side 2)
  2. Music of Cole Porter (side 1) / Music of Victor Herbert (side 2)
  3. Walt Disney’s Davy Crockett (side 1) / Champion (side 2)
  4. Tchaikovsky’s Symphony in B Minor (side 1) / Borodin: Polovtsian Dances (side 2)
  5. The Pajama Game
  6. Paul Gregory Presents (side 1) / Don Juan in Hell (side 2)

In total, only 42 records were available from Columbia.
















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This documentary is an unabashedly self-congratulatory profile of Detroit's soulful, civil-rights-defying Motown label, focusing in particular on its unimpeachable late-1950s/60s glory years before founder Berry Gordy relocated operations to Los Angeles. Gordy and former in-house genius Smokey Robinson act as irrepressible tour guides, burnishing anecdotes in the former clapboard shack that's now a museum. Realised using smart graphics by Brit co-directors Benjamin and Gabe Turner, Hitsville gladly exploits Motown's extant icons (Martha Reeves, Abdul "Duke" Fakir, various Jacksons), whose trotted-out testimony is knitted into captivating live footage. There's also remarkable audio of an actual Motown "quality control" meeting from June 1967, when Top 10 hit Ain't No Mountain High Enough is about to be joined in the charts by the Supremes, Four Tops, Stevie Wonder and the Temptations. Gordy's rift with Diana Ross and Michael Jackson's later issues are airbrushed out of the story, but when songwriters Holland-Dozier-Holland describe themselves as "a factory within a factory", it's not facetious. (Gordy's corporate maxims included "competition breeds champions" and "innovate or stagnate".) When the records sound like Get Ready and Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours, who's complaining?
Like any official documentary, Hitsville: The Making of Motown, which celebrates 60 years of the iconic record label, is largely about protecting the brand, and there’s a lot of gloss here. Ignoring the lawsuits, addiction and fraught relationships, the film focuses predominantly on the 1960s and firmly on the artists, the music and the context of America’s racial tensions and civil-rights movement (and also many of the unsung talents behind the scenes).






There are plenty of famous record labels associated with a particular city (Chess Records, Sun Records, Factory) but none has quite the same intimate relationship as that between Motown and Detroit, where the migration of black workers from the South to the city’s car plants laid the foundations of its success. Gordy himself was working on the Ford assembly line when he had the revelation: “I can do this with people.” Although, as Hitsville shows, up to a point, Lord Copper. Many of the artists Gordy helped to shape and form within a fiercely competitive if supposedly family environment ultimately wanted to be free of his rigid production system, whose mantra was ‘find, sign, develop’.









Motown songs changed towards the end of the 1960s because the world changed, and even Gordy had to accept this eventually. He thought Cloud Nine, the ‘psychedelic’ Temptations song released in 1969, was about drugs (of course it was!) and wanted nothing to do with it, and he told Marvin Gaye that What’s Going On? was just too political. Gaye’s masterpiece is one of the songs that Hitsville really lets breathe as the layers of his voice, conga drums and so on are slowly added. There’s also a brilliant dissection of how My Girl was written.



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It’s hard not to simply marvel at the quality of the music from that time (the film barely goes into the move from ‘Hitsville USA‘ in Detroit, now a museum, to LA in the early 1970s): the genius of Stevie Wonder even at 11 years old, the brilliance of the house band The Funk Brothers, The Supremes, Martha and the Vandellas, The Temptations.









Hitsville: The Making of Motown tells the story of a cultural phenomenon founded on an $800 loan; and how a modest building at 2648 West Grand Boulevard in Detroit changed the face of music. Film documentaries need insight or something previously unseen to ensure quality. Hitsville delivered both by the shed load, as revealing interviews mingled with historic archive material. Motown founder Berry Gordy was on sparkling form and played tag with Smokey Robinson as they jockeyed for the best lines. On screen together it felt intimate as they talked over old times. It was like bearing witness to the keepers of a great civilisation, and we were in on the secret.









































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Charles Franklin Kettering (August 29, 1876 – November 25, 1958)


Sometimes known as Charles "Boss" Kettering was an American inventor, engineer, businessman, and the holder of 186 patents. He was a founder of Delco, and was head of research at General Motors from 1920 to 1947. Among his most widely used automotive developments were the electrical starting motor and leaded gasoline. In association with the DuPont Chemical Company, he was also responsible for the invention of Freon refrigerant for refrigeration and air conditioning systems. At DuPont he also was responsible for the development of Duco lacquers and enamels, the first practical colored paints for mass-produced automobiles. While working with the Dayton-Wright Company he developed the "Bug" aerial torpedo, considered the world's first aerial missile. He led the advancement of practical, lightweight two-stroke diesel engines, revolutionizing the locomotive and heavy equipment industries. In 1927, he founded the Kettering Foundation, a non-partisan research foundation. He was featured on the cover of Time magazine on January 9, 1933.






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Charles was born in Loudonville, Ohio, (northeast of Columbus) the fourth of five children of Jacob Henry Kettering and Martha (Hunter) Kettering. Poor eyesight gave him headaches in school. After graduation he followed his sister Emma into a teaching position at Bunker Hill School. By all accounts he was an engaging and innovative teacher. He attracted students to evening scientific demonstrations on electricity, heat, magnetism, and gravity.




He took classes at The College of Wooster, before transferring to The Ohio State University. He was a member of the Delta Upsilon fraternity.








Eye problems forced him to withdraw, and he took a job as foreman of a telephone line crew. At first, the termination of his studies caused him to be depressed. Then he found ways to apply his electrical engineering skills on the job, and his spirits revived. He also met his future wife, Olive Williams. When his eye condition improved, he was able to return to his studies and graduated from OSU in 1904 with an electrical engineering degree.






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Kettering was hired directly out of school to head the research laboratory at National Cash Register (later known as NCR Corporation). Kettering invented an easy credit approval system, a precursor to today's credit cards, and the electric cash register in 1906, which made ringing up sales physically much easier for sales clerks. Kettering distinguished himself as a practical inventor. As he said, "I didn't hang around much with other inventors and the executive fellows. I lived with the sales gang. They had some real notion of what people wanted." During his five years at NCR, from 1904 to 1909, Kettering secured 23 patents for NCR. He attributed his success to a good amount of luck but added, "I notice the harder I work, the luckier I get."












Beginning in 1907, his NCR colleague Edward A. Deeds convinced Kettering to develop improvements for the automobile. Deeds and Kettering invited other NCR engineers, including Harold E. Talbott, to join them nights and weekends in their tinkering at Deeds's barn.



They became known as the "Barn Gang," and Kettering was called Boss Ket.




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Their first goal was to find a replacement for the magneto. In 1909, Kettering resigned from NCR to work full-time on automotive developments, and the group incorporated as Dayton Engineering Laboratories Company, or Delco.










The hand crank used to start early automobiles could kick back under some circumstances. Byron Carter, founder of Cartercar, died from complications after such an accident in Detroit's Belle Isle park. Henry M. Leland – the head of Cadillac – became determined to develop an electric self-starting device. When Leland's engineers failed to develop a self-starter small enough to be practical he consulted Kettering, and Delco developed a practical model by February 1911.



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Kettering's key insight lay in devising an electrical system performing the three functions it still serves in modern cars: starter; producer of spark for ignition; and source of current for lighting. Leland ordered 12,000 self-starters for his 1912 models; Delco had to then transition from its research and development activities to production. The invention won a Dewar Trophy in 1913.

Kettering helped found the Engineers Club of Dayton in 1914.



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Kettering married Olive Williams of Ashland, Ohio, on August 1, 1905. Their only child, Eugene Williams Kettering, was born on April 20, 1908. Eugene W. Kettering joined Winton Engine in 1930, which was acquired by General Motors and was eventually incorporated into the General Motors Electro-Motive Division (EMD). The younger Kettering became a central figure in the development of the EMD 567 locomotive engine and the Detroit Diesel 6-71 engine, serving at EMD until his retirement in 1960.

Charles Kettering built a house, "Ridgeleigh Terrace", in 1914. According to local sources, this house was the first in the United States to have electric air conditioning. Ridgeleigh Terrace was the home of his son, Eugene Kettering, until his death. Eugene's wife, Virginia Kettering, lived in the house for many years, restoring and redecorating it. In the late 1990s, the house was seriously damaged in a fire, but it was rebuilt according to the original blueprints.





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Some of his memorable quotations are: "It doesn't matter if you try and try and try again, and fail. It does matter if you try and fail, and fail to try again."



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"Failures are finger posts on the road to achievement.", "My interest is in the future because I am going to spend the rest of my life there."














Kettering died on November 25, 1958. After his death, his body lay in honor at the Engineers Club and then was interred in the mausoleum at Woodland Cemetery, Dayton, Ohio.










Kettering held 186 U.S. patents. He invented the all-electric starting, ignition, and lighting system for automobiles. Electric starters replaced crank (manual) starting of automobiles. First incorporated in the 1912 Cadillac, all-electric starting aided in the growth of the US auto industry by making the automobile easy for anyone to start. Other patents included a portable lighting system and an incubator for premature infants. His engine-driven generator was combined with storage batteries to form a "Delco Plant", providing an electrical power for farmsteads and other locations far from the electrical power grid.

In 1918 Kettering designed the "aerial torpedo", nicknamed the 








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The 300 lb (136 kg) papier-mache missile had 12 foot (3.6 m) cardboard wings, and a 40 hp (30 kW) engine. It could carry 300 lbs (136 kg) of high explosives at 50 mph (80 km/h), and cost $400. The "Bug" is considered the first aerial missile, and lessons learned from the "Bug" led to development of the first guided missiles, as well as radio-controlled drones.






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On October 4, 1918, the Bug flew an extended distance for the first time, though not in the direction intended, nor at the preset altitude. After launch the aircraft circled McCook Field several times before heading off to the northeast. It eventually crashed in a farmer’s field near Xenia, Ohio. Army officers, including Hap Arnold, heard reports of the crash and traveled by automobile to the site. They immediately quelled rumors of a pilotless airplane, with Arnold claiming to have parachuted from the stricken craft to a local newspaper reporter. At the time, the United States Army possessed no parachutes, though that information was not available to the reporter. The Bug was deliberately burned where it lay in the field, though the guidance system was recovered.


Despite the guidance failures, the Bug had otherwise performed as designed. One of the features of the Bug was how it measured the distance it traveled. A counter was designed to number the revolutions of the DePalma engine. Before launch, technicians computed the distance to be traveled, as well as wind direction and speed. The correct number of revolutions at a preset speed to cover the distance was calculated. In flight, when the counter reached the set number of revolutions it engaged a cam, which cut off fuel to the engine, and also operated a device to detach the wings. Without power or the means to glide, the Bug plummeted to the ground.



When World War I ended in November, about two dozen completed Bugs were on hand, with sufficient parts available to assemble several more. Though several tests had been completed, only one had generated results in which all components of the aircraft performed as designed. The Army decided to use the remaining Bugs for further evaluation of the concept and its potential. Officially the existence of the aircraft – indeed the entire project – was still secret. Unofficially it was known throughout the army that the weapon had been developed, and its use was the subject of debate among professional officers.





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Kettering and colleagues' development of leaded gasoline ultimately caused the release of large quantities of lead into the atmosphere as a result of the combustion of leaded gasoline all over the world. Due to the neurotoxic effects of lead, leaded gasoline has been widely banned since the late 1990s. The development of Freon using CFCs has been implicated in the depletion of the ozone layer.

He developed the idea of Duco paint and helped develop diesel engines and ways to harness solar energy. He was a pioneer in the application of magnetism to medical diagnostic techniques.

His inventions, especially the electric automobile starter, made him wealthy. In 1945, he helped found what became the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, based on the premise that American industrial research techniques could be applied to cancer research. His son and daughter-in-law, Eugene and Virginia, created Kettering Medical Center in Ohio, as a tribute to Charles Kettering's life and his work in healthcare research.



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On January 1, 1998, the former General Motors Institute changed its name to Kettering University to honor Kettering as a founder.




A group of visionaries from Flint founded Kettering University in 1919 as The School of Automobile Trades. It opened under the direction of Major Albert Sobey with the goal of training technical and management talent for the rapidly growing automobile industry. By 1923 the school had grown to offer a full four-year cooperative education program enrolling more than 600 full-time students, and in recognition of this growth Major Sobey rechristened it the Flint Institute of Technology. Three years later and appreciating the importance of cooperative education, the General Motors Corporation acquired the school, renaming it the General Motors Institute (GMI).





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For the next 56 years, GM operated the school as GMI, and it became for the company one of its best sources of creative and successful engineering and managerial talent. By 1945 the Institute had added a fifth-year thesis requirement and had evolved into a full degree-granting university with a unique educational model built upon an ongoing and strong commitment to cooperative education.

In 1982, GM divested itself of ownership of the school, and it became the private, non-profit University it is today, however first under the name GMI Engineering & Management Institute (GMI-EMI). Shortly thereafter the institution began offering Master’s-level graduate programs to both on and off campus students.

On January 1, 1998, GMI-EMI changed its name a final time to honor a founder of the institution, Charles Kettering (1876-1958), an inventor, an industrialist, and an early and strong proponent of professional cooperative education. Today as Kettering University, the school continues this historic tradition, and marked its centennial year in 2019. Over that proud 100-year history, Kettering University has become one of the country’s premier STEM institutions and is known around the world for educating great and successful leaders, entrepreneurs, innovators, engineers, scientists, and business people.





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Can you think of a day recently when you were so immersed in playful creativity that you lost track of time? Or a conversation this month that left you breathless in a spell of spontaneous, belly-stretching laughter?


It’s an open secret that adulthood, for too many of us, is miserly with glee-filled experiences. You know,those moments from childhood that leave a deep imprint, like the weightless thrill on your first rollercoaster descent or the dizzying delight turning cartwheels at the park with your best friend on an aimless summer afternoon.




Science journalist Catherine Price wants you to recapture that joy. She wants to bring back the fun. Price is the author of “The Power of Fun: How to Feel Alive Again.”  Now that Price has convinced her readers to be here now, she’s pushing to add giggles to the mindful moments.



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Price’s book first tackles the surprisingly slippery job of defining fun, by identifying what it is not: not contentment, happiness or wonder. Not awe or relaxation. Certainly not numbness. Play can be whimsical, creative or active; connection can be with other individuals, nature or pets; and flow is focused, present-moment awareness. Hit that holy trifecta, and you experience an effervescent, uplifting energy that lights up the brain. You feel truly alive. Jamming on her guitar with other students makes the magic for Price. “The feeling was intoxicating — and puzzling,” she writes. Her developing musicianship “could not explain how much I loved going to class, let alone the buzz Ifelt afterward.” Until the revelation: “And then one day, it hit me:  I was having fun.”














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It doesn’t take a research paper for us to jump aboard the fun train — but Price does ask a critical question.If we’re all in agreement that we really like fun, why do we have so little of it? To boost your fun, Price recommends taking a fun audit, keeping a fun-times journal, writing a personal fun history, mapping fun magnets and building a fun squad. Also, developing a list of fun factors, from spontaneity to risk-taking, competition to physicality. Some things that are big draws to one person — such as being the center of attention — will be  anti-fun for others. Readers who are intimidated by the degree of effort are reassured that (1) it’s worth it, and (2) it should be taken lightly (in the spirit of, well, fun).


Price cautions: Beware of fun inhibitors like spoilsports, judgy types, perfectionism and (worst of all) “Fake Fun.”




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Fake Fun is like junk food.Think doomscrolling, desperate retail therapy or mindless social media spirals. “Fake Fun takes us in directions we don’t actually want to go and leaves us feeling vacant, anxious, unfulfilled, and numb,”Price writes. (The book reminds readers, almost compulsively, to stop compulsively checking phones.)







“True Fun,” on the other  hand, is restorative.It helps us get in touch with our deep and authentic identity. Drawing on research from the field of positive psychology, Price presents lots of hard evidence citing fun’s benefits, noting it improves relationships, happiness, overall health and cognitive function, longevity and confidence. Couldn’t we all use some fun about now?This book feels right for the moment, and its fun-amplification program is the kind of New Year’s resolution a person could really keep. The top-line takeaway is simply to prioritize fun. Let’s go!

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Fun is defined by the Oxford English Dictionary as "Light-hearted pleasure, enjoyment, or amusement; boisterous joviality or merrymaking; entertainment".









The word fun is associated with sports, entertaining media, high merriment, and amusement. Although its etymology is uncertain, it has been speculated that it may be derived from fonne (fool) and fonnen (the one fooling the other). An 18th century meanin was "cheat, trick, hoax", a meaning still retained in the phrase "to make fun of".


According to Johan Huizinga, fun is "an absolutely primary category of life, familiar to everybody at a glance right down to the animal level." Psychological studies reveal both the importance of fun and its effect on the perception of time, which is sometimes said to be shortened when one is having fun. As the adage states: "Time flies when you're having fun".









Some scientists have identified areas of the brain associated with the perception of novelty, which are stimulated when faced with "unusual or surprising circumstances". Information is initially received in the hippocampus, the site of long-term memory consolidation, where the brain attempts to match the new information with recognizable patterns stored in long-term memory. When it is unable to do this, the brain releases dopamine, a chemical which stimulates the amygdala, the site of emotion, and creates a pleasurable feeling that is associated with the new memory. In other words, fun is created by stimulating the brain with novelty.




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In a recent survey conducted of 296 U.S. individuals on the impact of COVID on people’s lives, participants reported that they are having significantly less fun than before, and interestingly, this felt reduction of fun was much greater in magnitude than how the pandemic had influenced their feelings of happiness. This suppression of fun during the pandemic era is also reflected in online search data from Google, in which the phrase “things to do for fun” was searched much less frequently during 2020 (shaded in yellow) compared to years prior, whereas the phrase “how to be happy” remained relatively constant in the same period. Although not as high as before, Google searches for “things to do for fun” has picked up considerably in the last few months.


Prioritizing fun may feel impossible right now. But this four-step plan will help you rediscover how to feel more alive.


As we enter yet another phase of Covid cancellations and uncertainty, here’s a simple prescription for your pandemic blues: Have more fun.


Yes, fun.



People often use the word “fun” to describe anything they do with leisure time, even when those things, upon reflection, aren’t actually enjoyable. My research has shown me that true fun, as I call it, materializes when we experience the confluence of three psychological states: playfulness, connection and flow.


The pandemic can make it tough to engage in some of your favorite fun-generating activities, particularly those that require travel or being with large groups of people. Now you know to prioritize them when it is safely possible.


In the meantime, find ways to “microdose” on fun. If you’re home alone and feeling stumped, ask yourself whether there’s anything you’ve always said you wanted to do or learn but didn’t have time for. (That’s how I started playing guitar.) Try to create as much connection, playfulness and flow in your everyday life as possible, whether it’s by sharing a smile with a stranger, calling a colleague instead of emailing or doing something nice for a friend. Every time you do so, take note of how it affects your mood.














The “Fun” Personality and the Big Five Traits



Personality psychologists, such as Nettle and Clegg (2008), often frame the essence of our personality structure as mapping onto five superordinate traits—the Big Five personality trait dimensions. Decades of quantitative research on human personality functioning has, in fact, shown that pretty much all personality-related attributes map onto one of the Big Five personality trait dimensions, which are as follows:




  • Open-mindedness: The tendency to be open to new ideas and new ways of thinking (versus closed-mindedness)


  • Conscientiousness: The tendency to be diligent, meticulous, and organized (versus having a disorganized nature)


  • Agreeableness: The tendency to be friendly and supportive of others in one’s world (versus disagreeableness)





When it comes to a sense of humor, we tend to like people in our worlds who are strong in terms of both humor production and humor reception. In other words, we like people who are good at both making jokes and getting jokes.





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“We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.” – George Bernard Shaw






Let’s face it:


Someone who doesn’t get the joke is just no fun!




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The Origins

Known by several names including green walls, living walls, or vertical gardens, these architectural elements can be found on exteriors or interiors of buildings, and can range in size from just a few square feet to entire walls in atrium spaces. They were first developed by Stanley Hart White, a professor of landscape architecture at the University of Illinois, in 1938; he created a patent for his "vegetation-bearing architectonic structure and system," but the invention didn’t really take off. 

The Rise of the Vertical Garden

Fast forward about seven or eight decades, and living walls are some of the most popular, vibrant ways to incorporate plants and greenery indoors and out, often in aesthetically pleasing ways. A green wall is essentially a wall, or part of a wall, that is covered with greenery growing in soil or another type of substrate. Most living walls also incorporate an integrated water delivery system because the classic method of watering plants with a watering can or hose isn’t efficient for vertical walls. 
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Living walls are typically constructed similar to green roofs, where modular panels hold the growing medium that can be either loose soil, mat media, or structural media. 
In order to create a living wall with loose media, loose soil is poured onto a shelf or into a bag, which is then attached to the wall. While these systems can be straightforward to install, the media must be replaced at least once a year for exterior installations and every two years for interior uses because wind and rain can drain or blow away the soil. Because of this, loose media systems are probably best for small-scale living walls or home gardeners. 







As each living green wall is individually designed for a specific project, all walls are different.
‘The interior plants are completely different from those used in exterior walls. The interior plants are tropical plants from the southern hemisphere, or southern states like Florida.’
‘Plants for the exterior are chosen based on climate zone as it’s important to use the correct plants in the correct zones. Plants are chosen that will survive in a zone higher than the location’s climate. For example, if you are in Boston we’d pick plants that could survive in a more northern climate. Therefore, the further south you go the more species of plants that will grow and so a wider choice of plants is available for use,’ says Matt Hills, Architect I with Ambius.
When vertical gardens are used on the interiors of buildings, they can help improve air quality not only because plants naturally remove carbon dioxide and produce oxygen-rich air, but also because plants can filter the air around them by absorbing and cleaning pollutants. When they’re used inside, living green walls frequently act as a three-dimensional, living piece of artwork, providing an aesthetic component as well as a health element. 





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Fairmont history: When East met West and other cool facts
By Rachel Sheidler, Staff Writer|
March 3, 2013
Imagine a Fairmont where students only have four minutes between classes instead of six, and the girls never wear jeans. Or try to picture a Fairmont High School without South Unit or any freshmen.
It’s hard to fathom, but that’s what the school was like back in the late ’60s and early ’70s, according to Fairmont Athletic Secretary Jonnie Shoemacher, a 1969 graduate of Fairmont West.
But to truly understand the school’s history, one must go back to 1902.
From four rooms to two high schools
In 1902, classes for high school students were held in the G.A.R. Hall on Dorothy Lane at the corner of Wilmington Pike. By the fall of 1906, a four-room high school was constructed at the northwest corner of Far Hills Avenue and Dorothy Lane. In 1922, an increasing student population led to the construction of a larger version of the four-room high school, this one on the northeast corner of Far Hills and Dorothy Lane.
All three of these buildings have since been demolished, but the “new” high school building constructed in 1929 on Far Hills Avenue at the corner of Storms Road is still standing today. That building, the D.L. Barnes Building, served as the area’s high school until 1957, when it was converted into Barnes Junior High School. Today, it is home to the Kettering Board of Education and many other educational programs.
In 1957, a new Fairmont High School was built on Shroyer Road at the site of the current high school.
The school’s mascot was a Dragon.
However, the baby boom that followed the end of World War II meant that Fairmont High School was bursting at the seams by the early 1960s. The solution was to open a second high school, sadly named "Fairmont East," in the fall of 1963. (The building that housed Fairmont East High School is now Kettering Middle School.)
Fairmont East adopted the Falcon as its mascot, while the original Fairmont High School became Fairmont West and retained the Dragon mascot.
When enrollment started to decline in the early 1980s, Fairmont East and West combined again in 1983 to form today’s Kettering Fairmont High School. The schools combined their mascots (a Dragon and a Falcon) and the Firebirds were born.
When the Firebird is flipped
The Dragon appears!
‘So many differences …’
Shoemacher started her high school career a few years after the high school split into two. Comparing Fairmont West to Fairmont now, she realizes that “there are so many differences, it isn’t even funny.”
For example, while a Fairmont student today may spend the whole school day without setting foot outside, that wasn’t always the case. “The units were all separated,” Shoemacher said. “There were no interior connectors, so you had to go outside to get to various buildings.”
Assistant Activities Coordinator Roger Bauser, a 1964 Fairmont grad, remembers that as well. “You can now have the best of both worlds because on those beautiful days in the fall and spring, students have the option to walk outside as well,” he said. Construction to enclose the units wasn’t completed until 1995.
Bauser also describes the early Fairmont High School as “a school within a school. If you were assigned to West Unit, your classes were in West Unit and you stayed there throughout the day,” he said. “You really got to know all the people in that particular building.”
Although Fairmont has been on the same land since 1957, the school has dramatically expanded over time. Bauser says he can recall a time when there was no Recital Hall, Commons, Performing Arts Center or Career Tech Center.
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Shoemacher added that when she was in school, there was no South Unit and freshmen weren’t a part of the high school.
Dress codes to detentions
Aside from the huge changes in the building, behaviors and attitudes have changed over the years as well.
“I never came to school in anything but a skirt or dress. Girls couldn’t wear pants, ever,” Shoemacher said. “Language was a lot stricter and detentions were more freely given.”
Shoemacher added that the school isn’t quite as clean as it used to be, and changes in punishment might be to blame. “If somebody got in trouble, you had to either scrub the walls in the halls or scrape gum off tables,” she said. “The punishments were different.”
Academics, outreach and sports
Bauser also noted that the organization and curriculum is “so much more sophisticated and complicated than it ever was when I was in school.”
In fact, to fit the rapidly changing curriculum for high school students, Fairmont went from having six 55-minute periods to seven 50-minute periods since Bauser was in school. “It was a response to increased graduation requirements. Students needed a bit more flexibility in their schedule,” Bauser said.
Shoemacher said that when she was a high school student, there wasn’t a lot of variety in classes. “You basically had the option of college prep classes or just making it through high school,” she said. Students didn’t have access to college courses, and the elective options were limited.
Bauser also marvels at the growth of opportunities to reach out to the community. “Things like Spirit Chain, adopting families at Christmas time, the major food drive, and the blood drive are opportunities that weren’t presented to teenagers back then,” he said. “Our students have consistently responded to those needs.”
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Fairmont and Centerville Spirit Chain
In addition to the increase in academic and volunteering opportunities, Shoemacher noted that today’s girls have far more opportunities to play scholastic sports. The sports change was driven by Title IX, a 1972 law that requires gender equity for boys and girls in educational programs that receive federal funding.
An avid athlete in high school, Shoemacher remembers when they wouldn’t even pull the bleachers out for girls’ basketball games. “They would only set up a few chairs in case some parents came, but sometimes parents didn’t even come to the game,” she said. “You played for the love of the game, not for an audience.”
Shoemacher says the biggest change she sees in the school is the effects of technology. “Teenagers today don’t pay as much attention now as teenagers did in the past about what is going on in our country. Part of it is dealing with being bombarded by media and technology,” she said. “When I was in high school, you had to be a bit more active in your research, which I think is a good thing. I think getting all the technology constantly now just teaches people to react and not to research. You can’t always rely on the Internet.”
With all the differences over generations, however, Shoemacher says one factor has stayed the same. “Kids are kids. We are so fortunate that we have great kids; we always have.”
Bauser said he thinks the teachers at Fairmont are also a huge asset to the community. “I would hold Fairmont’s staff up against any staff in the state. Kettering is a great place to raise a family and send your kids to school,” he said. “I sometimes wonder why people would want to move away.”
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Richard Hoppe Obituary - Dayton, OH
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A steady stream of friends and family members visited Dick Hoppe at Hospice of West Chester in recent months, adding a happy final chapter to a full life.
“It was just such a blessing,” said Hoppe’s wife, Linda. “At first, I was afraid it was too much for him. I talked to the doctor, and he said he perked up with every visit even though he couldn’t communicate fully. They would come and tell stories and laugh. He just enjoyed it so much. It was a complete blessing. I’ve never seen anything like it.”
Hoppe died on July 24, two days after his 82nd birthday. He battled a rare form of Parkinson’s disease but was active until March when he entered hospice, Linda said.
“He was pretty lucky that way,” Linda said. “He had a good life until almost the end.”
Hoppe made his name on the football field, coaching Fairmont West to a 67-30-3 record in 10 seasons (1968-78). He spent time on the staff at the University of Dayton, and he also coached five seasons as an assistant at Alter and was part of the staff in 2008 when the Knights won a state championship.
1977 Yearbook
Hoppe followed that with three seasons as an assistant at Waynesville. He and Linda also spent 16 winters in Naples, Fla., and Hoppe helped the Naples High School (Fla.) football team condition in the offseason in 10 of those winters.
Football was a big part of his life — but just one part of it. The Hoppes ran Crazy Quilt Antiques in Waynesville after Dick retired from teaching at Fairmont. They traveled the world. They raised two daughters. They enjoyed spending time with their four grandchildren.
“We’ve done everything on our bucket list,” Linda said. “We’ve had a magical life together. It’s gone several directions, but it always came back to coaching. He had the most amazing rapport with kids.”
Several of those kids, now adults, talked about their coach this week, looking back at his life and marveling at how he influenced them.
Tim Kritzer, a 1975 Fairmont West graduate who now lives in Pendleton, Ind., played for Hoppe’s most famous team: the group that finished 10-0 in 1974.
“The first thing he tried to impress upon us was the tradition of Fairmont football,” Kritzer said, “having unbridled pride in the purple jersey and in the concept of team itself. It was all about the history of the program and about the people that have come before us to lay the groundwork for such a rich tradition of football history.”
The 1974 team added a memorable chapter to that tradition, completing the first perfect season in school history with a 33-21 victory against Wayne on Nov. 8, 1974.
“I think this is the best team the Western Ohio League has ever had,” Hoppe told Dave Long, of the Dayton Daily News, after the game.
John Spears, a 1976 Fairmont West graduate who now lives in Newnan, Ga., was a junior on that team and called Hoppe a great man.
“He instilled a lot of character in us,” Spears said. “A lot of hard work went into that team.”
Bob Kesling, a 1972 Fairmont West graduate who is the longtime play-by-play voice for Tennessee Volunteers football and men’s basketball teams, saw that hard work on the 1969, 1970 and 1971 teams.
1969 Yearbook
“He was so intense and just such a stickler for fundamentals and toughness,” Kesling said. “That was back in the days when you didn’t get water during practice. You got salt pills because water made you weak and all that kind of stuff. He’d get up there every year and would tell us this story about going to the Hall of Fame Game in Canton every year.
“This one year, he was coming back, driving his little Volkswagen, and the Volkswagen quit. It just broke down on the way back. He said at first he started feeling sorry for the Volkswagen, and then the more he thought about it, the madder he got. Then he just started kicking the Volkswagen because if the Volkswagen had any guts, it wouldn’t have quit on him. He said, ‘I don’t want you guys quitting on me. If you’re going to quit, you quit right now. Don’t quit during the season. Don’t quit during the middle of the journey. We’re not going to put up with that.’”
I'm writing about the life of Dick Hoppe today. He coached Fairmont West to a 10-0 season in 1974. He later spent time at UD, Alter and Waynesville. His wife Linda said he lived a magical life and was thrilled by the amount of visitors he had in recent months.
— David Jablonski (@DavidPJablonski) July 28, 2021
Kesling will deliver the eulogy at a celebration of Hoppe’s life at Tobias Funeral Home on Far Hills Avenue in Kettering on Saturday, while Kritzer will emcee the event.
Kesling kept in touch with Hoppe over the years. They got together in New York City in 2010 when 1972 Fairmont West grad Chet Moeller, who played at Navy, was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.
Kesling also helped arrange one of Hoppe’s great college football experiences one year when Hoppe visited him in Knoxville. When Lane Kiffin was the Tennessee coach in 2009, his dad Monte Kiffin, one of the game’s great defensive minds, was the defensive coordinator and allowed Hoppe to observe film sessions and practices for three days.
Hoppe’s life in football began when he was a player. He graduated from Fairmont in 1957 and then played at Ohio Wesleyan University, graduating from the school in Delaware in 1963. He then earned a master’s degree from Miami University. Following graduate, he was hired to teach at Fairmont and started coaching seventh-grade football at Southdale. According to his obituary, his first team was undefeated.
No team left a larger mark on Hoppe’s life, however, than that undefeated 1974 team, which reunited in 2014 at Roush Stadium.
Lowell Vorpe, who assisted Hoppe throughout his tenure at Fairmont and then succeeded him as head coach in 1978, remembers the team well and marvels at the impact Hoppe had on so many players and coaches.
“He was like an older brother to me,” Vorpe said. “I was the oldest in my family. I didn’t have an older brother. He was about six years older, and for me personally, he’s probably one of about four people that were most influential in my life along with my father and grandfather and my younger brother. He not only developed athletes and students but coaches and assistant coaches. He was a mentor to us. I think there were like 17 coaches that worked with him under him, and many of those guys, once we left football, became superintendents of schools or principals, leadership types.”
Hoppe is survived by Linda, his wife of 61 years; daughters, Heidi (Mark) Johnson and Mindy (Rinaldo) DiSalvo; four grandchildren, Jennifer and Kristina Johnson and Gina and Ronnie DiSalvo; and brother-in-law Steve Milby. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Affinity Hospice of West Chester.
Beloved Fairmont West coach Hoppe dies at 82 after living a &#39;magical life&#39;


Richard Hoppe and his family and friends are pictured at his 80th birthday part in 2019. At left is Mickey and Ruth Ann Morgan, the Hoppes' best friends. Mickey Morgan was the athletic director at Fairmont. Photo courtesy of Linda Hoppe.






Richard Hoppe, center, is pictured with his family: wife Linda; daughters Mindy DiSalvo (Rinaldo) and Heidi Johnson (Mark) and Mama DiSalvo (their son-in-law’s mother) in Naples, Fla., in 2020.







Bob Kesling, Richard Hoppe and Chet Moeller are pictured at the Waldorf Astoria for Moeller's induction into the College Football Hall of Fame 2010. Kesling and Moeller played for Hoppe at Fairmont High School.





Sue Saunders

July 27, 2021

Coach Hoppe taught me in the excellent drivers Ed program at Fairmont West in the late 1960s. He was the quintessential patient coach for this nervous driver. I will never forget his admonition “Aim high when steering.”

I’ve used that advice not only when driving, but also when steering down the winding road of life. As with all good teachers, Mr. Hoppe likely did not know of all the ways his lessons made a difference.

May the good memories of this wonderful man be a blessing.

Dr. Sue Saunders, Fairmont West ‘68




Jennifer Ruef- Sturgis ‘83

July 28, 2021

Dear Linda and Mindy,

I am so sorry to hear of Mr. Hoppe’s passing, He was one of a kind and a favorite teacher for me. My sister Barbie graduated in 1970 and she reminded me of the wonderful and popular football coach he was for her class and friends. I knew him as my driving teacher and Mindy’s Dad. After recently teaching my 3 sons to drive, it was amazing how many little things I remembered from my driving class, don’t drive in thick hiking boots- you’re better to drive without shoes or the fog is just reflected in high beams! He was awesome and I’m sure he was a wonderful husband and father/grandfather. Take comfort in your memories- he was a great man!!







July 28, 2021

I wrestled for Coach Hoppe as a sophomore and junior, in 1966 and 1967 at Fairmont West until he left to coach college football in Indiana. He was the best wrestling coach I ever had. I credit him as why I became a wrestling coach for the last twenty years in Worthington.



Jeff Whitehead

July 26, 2021

Thank you Coach for a life so wonderfully lived. My experience with you as my coach in '76 was the very best of my high school years. I've repeated your sayings throughout adulthood like "If you run with dogs you'll get the fleas" but your dedication to excellence, your enthusiasm, and belief in me and every kid has influenced me throughout my entire life. I regret not be able to tell you this on this side of heaven but its true for eternity.



























































































































































































































































































































































Montgomery County was founded on May 1, 1803  and is located in the southwestern portion of the U.S. state of Ohio. As of the 2010 census, the population was 535,153,making it the fifth-most populous county in Ohio. The county seat is Dayton. The county was named in honor of Richard Montgomery, an American Revolutionary War general killed in 1775 while attempting to capture Quebec City, Canada.
Montgomery County is part of the Dayton, Ohio Metropolitan Statistical Area.





Richard Montgomery (December 2, 1738 – December 31, 1775) was an Irish soldier who first served in the British Army. He later became a major general in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War, and he is most famous for leading the unsuccessful 1775 invasion of Quebec.
Montgomery was born and raised in Ireland. In 1754, he enrolled at Trinity College, Dublin, and two years later joined the British Army to fight in the French and Indian War. He steadily rose through the ranks, serving in North America and then the Caribbean. After the war he was stationed at Fort Detroit during Pontiac's War, following which he returned to Britain for health reasons. In 1773, Montgomery returned to the Thirteen Colonies, married Janet Livingston, and began farming.
When the American Revolutionary War broke out, Montgomery took up the Patriot cause, and was elected to the New York Provincial Congress in May 1775. In June 1775, he was commissioned as a brigadier general in the Continental Army. After Philip Schuyler became too ill to lead the invasion of Canada, Montgomery took over. He captured Fort St. Johns and then Montreal in November 1775, and then advanced to Quebec City, where he joined another force under the command of Benedict Arnold. On December 31, he led an attack on the city, but was killed during the battle. The British found his body and gave him an honorable burial. His remains were moved to New York City in 1818.
Fort Montgomery, a massive masonry fortification mounting 125 guns on Lake Champlain was named for the General. Its construction begun in 1844, it was designed to guard the strategically important frontier between Canada and the United States; only ruins remain today.
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Montgomery has several places named after him. Counties named for him are to be found in North Carolina, Missouri, Arkansas, IllinoisIndiana, Kansas, Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Georgia, Virginia, and Kentucky. Cities and towns named for him most notably include Montgomery, Alabama, that state's capital and second largest city, as well as Montgomery, Minnesota and Montgomery, Vermont. There is a township in New Jersey, a town and village in New York, and a town in Massachusetts as well.
 Montgomery Place, a mansion in Barrytown, New York, was constructed in 1803 and named in his honor by his widow. General Montgomery had planned it before his departure from Grassmere in 1775, and construction was originally planned to start in 1776.
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In 1857


John Shroyer owned property on the street later named for him
 Wm. Marshall's place is a stones throw from
future Marshall Road
 "Beavertown" is labeled
 Above Marshall's land was David Shroyer's.
 J. Patterson owned
significant land in
Van Buren Township close to downtown.
 Downtown Dayton's layout has not changed in at least 164 years. 
Dayton was founded on April 1, 1796, by 12 settlers known as the Thompson Party. They traveled in March from Cincinnati up the Great Miami River by pirogue and landed at what is now St. Clair Street, where they found two small camps of Native Americans. Among the Thompson Party was Benjamin Van Cleve, whose memoirs provide insights into the Ohio Valley's history. Two other groups traveling overland arrived several days later.
In 1797, Daniel C. Cooper laid out Mad River Road, the first overland connection between Cincinnati and Dayton, opening the "Mad River Country" to settlement. Ohio was admitted into the Union in 1803, and the village of Dayton was incorporated in 1805 and chartered as a city in 1841. The city was named after Jonathan Dayton, a captain in the American Revolutionary War who signed the U.S. Constitution and owned a significant amount of land in the area. In 1827, construction on the Dayton–Cincinnati canal began, which would provide a better way to transport goods from Dayton to Cincinnati and contribute significantly to Dayton's economic growth during the 1800s.




Between the 1940s and the 1970s, the city saw significant growth in suburban areas from population migration. Veterans were returning from military service in large numbers seeking industrial and manufacturing jobs, a part of the local industry that was expanding rapidly. Advancements in architecture also contributed to the suburban boom. New, modernized shopping centers and the Interstate Highway System allowed workers to commute greater distances and families to live further from the downtown area. More than 127,000 homes were built in Montgomery County during the 1950s.
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Dayton is known as the "Gem City". The nickname's origin is uncertain, but several theories exist. In the early 19th century, a well-known racehorse named Gem hailed from Dayton. In 1845, an article published in the Cincinnati Daily Chronicle by an author known as T stated:
In a small bend of the Great Miami River, with canals on the east and south, it can be fairly said, without infringing on the rights of others, that Dayton is the gem of all our interior towns. It possesses wealth, refinement, enterprise, and a beautiful country, beautifully developed. Best of Dayton 2019 winners | Dayton, Ohio

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The area where the city of Kettering now lies was settled from the late 1700s to the mid-1800s, largely as farmland. The population in the area started to grow, prompting the creation of (now defunct) Van Buren Township in 1841. In November 1952, township voters approved incorporating as the Village of Kettering. (In 1953, the western portion of the village voted to secede, forming a new township, which is now the City of Moraine)
{Ed. note, We dodged a bullet there. Secede? Sure, Go on ahead.}
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Marion&#39;s Piazza | Pizza Hall of Fame





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Marion’s Piazza is proud of our success and our mission is driven daily by our customer. Marion’s Piazza’s years of success just didn’t happen. The tireless guidance of our founder, Marion Glass, built this tradition over 50 years. To Marion, every customer was special.
“My family was poor,” Glass told the Dayton Daily News in 1976. “I dropped out of Kiser High School when I was a junior. I wasn’t afraid to work and I wanted to learn.”
In the 1930s, Glass organized a group of boys to take to the streets on bicycles and sell ice cream bars.
“We would have big days when Ringling Brothers Circus would come to the fairgrounds,” said Glass. “People would come out by the hundreds to watch them set up the tents and we would sell a lot of ice cream to them.”
Selling the frozen treat eventually led to store fronts on Xenia Avenue and then North Main Street. After World War II, Glass opened his own vending company and maintained 1,000 cigarette and candy machines in a 40-mile area.

On August 19, 1965, after investing his life savings, Marion Glass opened a pizza restaurant at 460 Patterson Road in Dayton Ohio called Marion’s Piazza.



Glass was an owner of three franchises for the larger Dayton-area Cassano's Pizza King chain. Glass said he wanted his own restaurant because he wanted to offer a dining-room experience as opposed to the mostly delivery and carry-out options.
His departure from Cassano's came a year after what the Dayton Daily News dubbed the "pizza wars". A fellow franchisee, Ron Holp, broke off and opened his own restaurant, which led to a lawsuit between Holp and Cassano's, in which Holp was accused of stealing pizza dough from the company. After Holp won the case, Glass asked if he could buy dough for Marion's. While Holp would not sell it, his wife showed Glass how to make the dough



When Marion opened his restaurant, it was a first for pizza establishments in Dayton as he offered seating for over 200 customers in his dining room (all other pizza parlors at that time only offered carryout service with no inside dining).
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The community had never seen a restaurant like the one at 460 Patterson Road in Dayton, where a large deluxe pizza cost $2.50. The restaurant had seating for 200, four pizza ovens and the largest walk in cooler in town, according to a 1965 article in the Dayton Herald.
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Marion selected the name Marion’s Piazza because he liked the idea of an outdoor cafe but realized that this concept would not be successful in Ohio’s climate.
Marion therefore, successfully brought the outdoors inside with an Italian piazza, or courtyard, and thus the name Marion’s Piazza was born.
Marion developed a thin crust pizza (now often referred to as “Dayton Style” pizza). By using only the finest ingredients on his pizzas, sandwiches, pastas and salads, Marion’s Piazza soon became a Dayton favorite!
Over the years, Marion’s Piazza has grown to nine locations in the Dayton area. Since dine-in has always been king at Marion’s Piazza (the nine locations seat between 275 to over 500 each), the restaurants have been a gathering place for sports teams, birthday celebrations, reunions, graduation parties and anniversary celebrations.
A longstanding relationship with Kenley Players Summer Theater from 1966 through 1995 brought many of Hollywood’s best known stars to Dayton and to Marion’s Piazza; stars like Frankie Avalon, Mickey Rooney, Joel Gray and Sally Field to name a few.
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Daytonians Rob Lowe and Martin Sheen still frequent Marion’s Piazza when in Dayton.
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Of the over 250 Hollywood Stars to dine at Marion’s Piazza, Henry Winkler drew the largest crowd in 1975 when over 2,000 people made reservations to see him.
One of the distinct characteristics of every Marion's Piazza location is the photos found on the walls. From 1966 to 1995, the Kenley Players would hold cast parties at Marion's after their summer theatre performances. Today, the walls are filled with black and white photographs of the parties. Many of the photos are autographed by the celebrities. The photographs include celebrities such as Paul Lynde, Desi Arnaz, Jr., Sandy Duncan, Sally Field, McLean Stevenson, Barry Williams, Gary Sandy, Loni Anderson, Robert Goulet, Mickey Rooney, William Shatner, Tim Conway, Morgan Fairchild, Dom DeLuise, Joyce DeWitt, Billy Crystal, Bill Bixby, Karla DeVito, Rip Taylor, and George Hamilton among others and patrons like Gary Hutton's parents Jack and Jackie Hutton.
Although Marion’s Piazza founder Marion Glass, passed away in 2006 at the age of 92, the business continues to be owned by the Glass family and run by Marion’s son Roger Glass. Today, Marion’s Piazza is still serving its award winning pizzas the way it has for the past 50 years!

Marion&#39;s Piazza: Story behind Dayton Ohio&#39;s famous square-cut pizza





Marion&#39;s Piazza: Story behind Dayton Ohio&#39;s famous square-cut pizza

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There's never been a shortage of
pizza places in Dayton/Kettering
Our family most ate the square pieces from Cassano's
Once Marion's Piazza came to Town & Country in 1991 we mostly switched.
But we ate many Cassano's pizzas,
and their classic subs
over the years.
The beloved pizza business was founded June 4, 1953
Dayton’s first bite of pizza came from the back of a Kettering party supply and grocery store.
Vic Cassano Sr., the son of Italian immigrants, and his mother-in-law, Caroline “Mom” Donisi, started Dayton’s first pizza shop. Cassano’s Pizza King opened in a 20-by-15 foot room at West Schantz Avenue and Patterson Boulevard in 1953.
Known locally at the start as “Vic & Mom’s,” the restaurant was built was the tireless work of the family, including Cassano’s wife, Anne.
“It was my mom and grandma who stayed up late at night, rolling dough and making tomato sauce and slicing pepperoni,” the couple’s daughter Cindy Cassano McElroy told the Dayton Daily News in 2008.
Photographs in the Dayton Daily News archive captured Cassano taste-testing the square-cut pizza piled with toppings to ensure the taste and quality.
The pizza was popular with Dayton palates. Five years after the back-room start, there were 16 Cassano’s pizza shops in the area.
A 1965 Dayton Daily News article made special note of the opening of the 30th store at 2178 N. Gettysburg Avenue.
The “new pizza house with Italian décor” was described in the story as a training center for the rapidly expanding chain and the template for things to come.
Draft beer was available at the new site, as was a venue for live entertainment. A Centerville folk-singing group, “The Ten of Us,” helped kick things off.
People couldn’t get enough of the Pizza King’s combinations of pepperoni, sausage and cheese. The company grew to 125 stores over the following three decades, and by the 1970s the company ranked in the top four pizza chains in the country.
“The fun of the free enterprise system is that you can go as far as you want if you are willing to offer a little more than the average person,” Cassano Sr. told the Dayton Daily News in March 1974.
A few years after Cassano Sr. retired in 1986, his son Vic Cassano Jr. bought the company. Today the third generation runs the company.
More than 60 years after it was founded, Cassano’s Pizza King was honored in 2016 by the State of Ohio with a historical marker outside the company headquarters in Kettering. The marker commemorates the pizza chain’s contribution to the state’s history.





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Vincent Van Gogh, il meriggio (la siesta)




Sure, I nap everyday.


I ignore the reports and articles on

sleep deprivation.


Do you nap?




31 Health Benefits of Napping (Backed Up by Science) | Pillow Picker



By the digits

$136 billion: Annual cost in the US of lost productivity due to sleepiness, according to a 2018 study

$78.7 billion: Worldwide revenue from sleep assistance products in 2019

$12,985: Cost of a single MetroNap EnergyPod

35%: Share of Americans who say they get six or fewer hours of sleep a night, according to a 2014 CDC report

7-9: Hours of sleep a night recommended for adults

6.8: Hours of sleep Americans get per night on average, according to a 2013 Gallup poll

7.1: Hours of sleep Spaniards get per night on average, as of 2017

70%: Share of Brits who sleep less than seven hours per night, per a 2013 report

6.5: Average hours of sleep for “an average Chinese working professional in an urban metropolis,” as of 2018

0.5 to 2.5: Hours of sleep astronauts lose nightly compared to when they are on earth



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Excessive napping may be an early warning sign of age-related cognitive decline in older men, according to a 12-year study by UC San Francisco scientists. 

The researchers used wrist-mounted sensors to track sleep–wake habits over five days in nearly 3,000 men over the age of 65 living in community housing situations, then followed-up with cognitive assessments over the subsequent years. 

The authors previously reported that men who napped for more than an hour a day at the beginning of the study were two to three times more likely to develop Parkinson's disease within 11 years. Now, a study published June 18, 2019 in Alzheimer's & Dementia extends those results to suggest that napping may also precede the risk of dementia and cognitive decline more broadly. 



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The study found that men who had napped for an average of two hours or more per day at the beginning of the study were 66 percent more likely to develop clinically significant cognitive impairment than men who had only napped for 30 minutes or less a day. Excessive napping was most strongly linked to later cognitive impairment in men who slept well at night, suggesting that night-time sleep disruption was unlikely to directly explain the relationship, though more subtle interactions could not be ruled out.


Napping: how long should you nap for? What are the benefits?


Napping feels awesome because it refreshes both mind and body, perhaps because the brain is doing housekeeping.

Mental: Naps as short as six minutes can improve the part of long-term memory related to the ability to recall facts and knowledge. Just 20-30 minutes improves motor skills (even typing) and alertness, while 30-60 will boost decision-making skills. NASA found that a 40-minute snooze improved performance by 34% in military pilots and astronauts—and improved alertness 100%. Another study that tested subjects on visual perceptions found that they performed just as well after a 90-minute nap as they did after a full eight hours of sleep.

Physical: Naps aren’t just good for your brain; your body benefits, too. Studies have shown that sleep-deprived individuals who can snag a couple of quick catnaps experience lowered levels of cytokines (too many cytokines can damage organs) and norepinephrine (adrenaline that can cause high blood pressure, anxiety, and heart palpitations).

Economic: The Wilson Quarterly reports that a 2011 study found that a lack of sleep, and the exhaustion that inevitably follows, costs the US $63.2 billion per year in lost productivity. Other studies show that a quick 20-30 minute nap boosts job performance by up to 34% thanks to decreased stress, increased attention to detail, and improved cognitive abilities. Nappers are also less prone to impulsive decisions and have a higher tolerance to frustration.










Where did the siesta come from?

The word “siesta” comes from the Latin sexta, according to Juan José Ortega, somnologist and vice president of the Spanish Society of Sleep. “The Romans stopped to eat and rest at the sixth hour of the day. If we bear in mind that they divided periods of light into 12 hours, then the sixth hour corresponds in Spain to the period between 1pm (in winter) and 3pm (in summer).”

So how did an Italian practice become so synonymous with Spanish culture? In a word: war. After the Spanish Civil War in the late 1930s, many people worked two jobs to support their families. The two-hour break was perfectly situated to allow workers to come home and grab a brief respite between shifts, eat a meal, take a nap, and spend time with family.

The practice may be winding down in Spain—60% of Spaniards say they never siesta, perhaps because high unemployment means workers want to show their bosses that they’re pulling long hours. But other countries still participate, including Greece, the Philippines, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Nigeria, Italy, and China, where “heads down” time after lunch is considered a constitutional right.




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60+ Years from


Duck and Cover


In the Event of Nuclear Attack





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Here are the current instructions


for an earthquake






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A 3.9 magnitude earthquake rattled the Bay Area Monday evening, June 28th.
The epicenter was less than a mile from where I live.
The temblor was felt across a wide swath of the region, but there were no reports of damage.
That earthquake occurred less than a mile from Ashland, Calif., less than a mile from San Leandro, Calif.
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In the last 10 days, there have been no earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater centered nearby.
I experienced it from my kitchen as a strong 3 second shake. Everything shook. No damage. No injuries.
Drove up to the epicenter tonight. There were no signs of the shaking. Sat on the grass in a park and watched a father showing his son how to shoot baskets. Normal.
So this turned out to be a fun quake.
No harm, no foul, just a bit of
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Epicenter latitude / longitude: 37.70617°N / 122.12233°W
A woman who lives just 3 miles from the epicenter of the quake said it was so strong, "it felt like my house was going to fall off the foundation."
SAN LEANDRO, Calif. (KGO) -- A 3.9 magnitude earthquake shook the San Francisco Bay Area Monday evening, according to the USGS.
It was felt across the Bay Area from San Francisco to Castro Valley and much of the East Bay.


"It was almost like you could feel it coming," said Vicky Esquivel, who was home watching TV in Hayward, about three miles from the epicenter, when she felt a jolt so strong she thought someone ran into her house.


"With a big truck, not a car! I felt like my house was going to fall off the foundation. I was so scared and then I just screamed and ran into the living room and my husband and I both looked at each other and said earthquake."
Esquivel is a longtime Bay Area resident and remembers the 1989 Loma Prieta quake. "Usually you feel the shaking, this was totally different. So I wonder if the closer you are to it, the more you're going to get that bang, instead of all the shaking."
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In thirty-nine years in California I've experienced hundreds of mostly small quakes.
The 1989 Loma Prieta quake was a sad shit-stirrer of death and damage. I was home from work ready for the massively hyped Bay Bridge World Series between the SF Giants and the Oakland A's. Felt a strong jolt. No immediate damages. Then for hours on TV/radio incredible destruction. Interstate Freeway 880 was half a block from my 4th floor office window. It pancaked. It was beyond scary with power out and so much mangled infrastructure. Few cell phones existed and they weren't working any better than dead landlines.
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It lasted for less than a minute, as short as 15 seconds in some Bay Area neighborhoods, but the memories of the deadly and destructive 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake still linger.
The quake claimed 63 lives, injured nearly 4,000 and caused widespread damage. It also altered the Bay Area landscape forever. Gone was the Cypress Structure on Highway 880 on Oakland, the Embarcadero and a portion of the Central Freeway.
To live in California is to make a wary peace with an existential dichotomy: breathtaking weather, astounding natural beauty, bounteous food and wine, stimulating multiculturalism and … the possibility of imminent, unpredictable disaster. Depending on where we live, Californians are just one spark, one mudslide, or, yes, one earthquake away from severe destruction—a reality that can be met with fatalism, fear, or some combination of both, but one that is omnipresent, if surprisingly easy to forget.
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A history of the area&#39;s favorite amusement parks
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51 years ago, on June 15, 1970, the Taft Broadcasting Company broke ground and began the construction of Kings Island led by the Charles V. Maescher & Co. Construction firm.






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At the time of the ground breaking, the park had yet to be named but was later dubbed Kings Island, after the town of Kings Mills in which the park was build and its predecessor located on the Banks of the Ohio River, Coney Island. By the end of the year construction of the Eiffel Tower, Royal Fountain and The Racer roller coaster was underway.











Early in its history, Kings Island appeared in popular sitcoms


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The park received widespread recognition for its record-breaking attractions and events. One of the park's most well-known attractions, The Racer, is often credited with reviving worldwide interest in roller coasters during the 1970s.






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Others, such as The Beast and Banshee, have set several world records, some of which remain standing. The largest investment in park history is Orion, a giga coaster opened in July 2020. The park has also suffered through times of negative publicity, particularly surrounding the early demise of roller coasters The Bat and Son of Beast.





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During Coney Island’s final season in 1971, a preview center for Kings Island was set up on the midway featuring a model replica of the new park, as well as a short film showing guests what would make Kings Island beyond anyone’s wildest imagination.







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Coney Island is a small water park located on the banks of the Ohio River in Cincinnati, Ohio, approximately 10 miles (16 km) east of the downtown area in Anderson Township. The park sits directly adjacent to Riverbend Music Center and Belterra Park. Beginning in 1870, the original owner called the area Parker's Grove, which was later renamed Ohio Grove, The Coney Island of the West after the Ohio Grove Corporation purchased the park in 1886. The name was shortened to Coney Island the following season. Growth over the years spawned dozens of rides and attractions which led to its popularity as an amusement destination.








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Coney Island was sold to Taft Broadcasting in 1969 with intentions to move the park to a new, larger destination away from frequent flooding. The new park opened as Kings Island in 1972, although Coney Island's Sunlite Pool remained opened. Rides eventually returned, and additional investments and improvements were made to the Sunlite Pool area. These changes, along with the opening of the nearby Riverbend Music Center in 1984, allowed the park's attendance and profitability to recover. In 2019, Coney Island focused its operations exclusively on its water park amenities and removed other amusement rides.







Coney Island became a Cincinnati institution. However, the park's proximity to the river made it prone to frequent flooding. In 1968, park management entered into talks with Taft Broadcasting for the purpose of developing a new park on higher ground. Taft responded by buying Coney Island outright in 1969, and construction began the following year on a new site located in Deerfield Township of Warren County 25 miles (40 km) north of Cincinnati along Interstate 71. Coney Island closed its amusements on September 6, 1971, as most of its rides were moved to the newly completed Kings Island theme park.






LeSourdsville Lake







LeSourdsville Lake Amusement Park was an amusement park located in Monroe, Ohio. Opening in 1922 as a family picnic and campground, LeSourdsville Lake transformed in the 1940s to an amusement park with rides, attractions, and an arcade. In 1977, the name was changed to Americana Amusement Park. Following an electrical fire in 1990 that caused over $5 million in damages, the park fell into decline and was eventually closed in 1999. Under new ownership, the park briefly opened again in 2002, returning to the name LeSourdsville Lake Amusement Park, but after failed attempts to turn a profit, it closed permanently. The park's remaining rides and attractions were either demolished or sold. As of 2017 The City of Monroe, Ohio is developing the former park into a city park and regional bicycle trail.

The 1960s ushered in a prosperity for the 40-year-old park. Former Cedar Point concessionaires Howard Berni and Frank Murru were successful in their purchase of the park for $550,000. They took over in 1961 and quickly continued the renovation effort that stopped prematurely when Don Dazey died. The WING radio Lesourdsville Lake WING FLING featured on air personalities, Lou Swanson, Rod Williams, Jim Smith and a famous sign off by Gene By Golly Barry.




A Heinrich Wild Mouse roller coaster was the newest ride to greet visitors for the 1961 season.






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In addition, an 18-hole miniature golf course and a new Arcade

building were built at the end of the midway next to the

Screechin' Eagle roller coaster. The park also featured a native

Hawaiian ornamental garden with hand carved Tiki and live palm

trees. Unfortunately, the year was plagued by abnormal amount of rain

which affected attendance. At the end of the season, the area's first

"pay one price plan" was established. For $1.65 for adults and

75 cents for children customers could ride all day.








In 1964, Middletown resident William "Bill" Barr became a partner in

the park and contributed his creative ideas and endless energy to help

make LeSourdsville Lake the favorite park for hundreds of thousands

of patrons. Between 1962 and 1969, a number of attractions were

added to the LeSourdsville Lake line-up, including a NAD train

(called the Iron Horse)



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a remodeled Haunted House, and a new theme area called

Tombstone Territory. The big band names of Jack Huntlemen, Sammy

Kaye, Buddy Rogers and Bobby Grayson were slowly replaced by

regular appearances by WLW's Bob Braun


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and a host of television stars, movie celebrities and music acts.









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By the mid-1970s, LeSourdsville Lake was drawing about 600,000 patrons annually. The opening of Kings Island amusement park just a few miles away in nearby Mason, Ohio in 1972 didn't dampen the spirits of Howard Berni. "We wish them luck," said Howard in an interview in the Cincinnati Enquirer. "The first year we may feel a pinch because the local people will be curious, but we don't anticipate it will be to the point where it will bother our business. On the other hand, if Kings Island brings in the tourist, we will benefit from the overflow. We aren't going to fade away. They have the worries, not us."











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“(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay” is inarguably Otis Redding’s biggest hit. Recorded in late 1967 and released in 1968, it jumped to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts, and today, it has nearly 350 million plays on Spotify alone, more than double Redding's second-most popular song, “Stand by Me.” The iconic whistling at the end was originally intended as a placeholder, which the singer planned to re-record in a final version. But he never had the chance, dying in a tragic plane crash just days after the recording session in 1967 at the age of 26.
Legend has it that the dock where he watched the tide roll away was right here in Sausalito. According to an NPR interview with his guitarist, Steve Cropper, Redding began writing the song when he played at the Fillmore West in December 1966, but most accounts line up his time in Sausalito with a six-night string of shows at the jazz club Basin Street West in North Beach in August 1967. Redding was at the height of his popularity, hot off a legendary performance at the Monterey Pop Festival, so a legion of female fans had descended on his hotel. To offer an escape, promoter Bill Graham reportedly offered the keys to his houseboat. 
Soul singer Otis Redding passionately sings with his horn section behind him as he performs onstage in 1967.




Redding’s manager, Earl “Speedo” Sims, said that while staying at the houseboat, the singer had the genesis for “The Dock of the Bay.” He would repeat the lines “sittin’ in the morning sun, I’ll be sittin’ when the evening comes” over and over, and later add a direct mention of San Francisco in the second verse (“I left my home in Georgia / Headed for the Frisco Bay”).



A view of part of the houseboat community in Sausalito, Calif., in the late 1960s.

Sausalito houseboat community in the late '60s




"We must have been out there three or four days before I could get any concept as to where he was going with the song,” said Sims, as reported by Performing Songwriter. “I just didn’t understand it. And lyrically, it sounded weird. He was changing with the times. And I was looking at the times change.”



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Although “The Dock of the Bay” is now synonymous with Redding, it was a departure from both his fiery soul stompers like “I Can’t Turn You Loose” and softer ballads like “Try A Little Tenderness.” His wife, Zelma Atwood, cited The Beatles’ “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” as an influence to push his songwriting to a new level of creativity. Though, when he played the song for her, she reportedly didn’t care for it.




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“My comment at the time was that it was very different, unusual for him,” she told the New York Times. “He said, ‘Well, I’m going to change my style, going to be different.’”





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Although hippie holdouts are now the exception rather than the rule, there are still a few old San Francisco musicians lurking around. Joe Tate is one of them, a blues guitarist who has lived there for over 50 years and currently hosts a blues jam on Mondays at the nearby Sausalito Cruising Club (which resumes June 21). He seems like the type of guy who might still sit outside in the morning sun and be sitting when the evening comes.

On that fateful day in what was likely early August 1967, Tate was laying in bed in his home on the Main Dock when he saw a man who resembled Redding walking down the pier in a suit. Tate threw on clothes, jumped out of bed and went outside. A neighboring musician who had met Redding confirmed that it was indeed the famous singer. 



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“[Otis] walked all the way out to the dock and he was sitting on a piling out there. He must’ve sat there a half hour, 45 minutes,” Tate told SFGATE. “It looked like he might’ve had a pencil in his hand, writing something. His hands were in his lap, then he got up and walked out and never said a word to anybody. I was just sitting there with my mouth hanging open, like, wow.”


At the time, Tate wanted to give Redding his privacy, but in hindsight, he wishes he would’ve said hello.


“He was a worshipped person. It was tantalizing, you see. There he was, but I didn’t get a chance to talk to him,” says Tate. Soon thereafter, Tate’s band was actually hired by Graham to open for Redding at a late December show in San Francisco; the show was canceled due to Redding’s death.


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Imagine a body cream that can smooth skin, provide fast-absorbing hydration and leave skin slightly shimmering and scented like a tropical vacation. That’s just what Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream claims to deliver.


I discovered it years ago and always have some around.

I have introduced it to females and gifted it dozens of times.

Including at some Reunions.


It has a unique fragrance


And the texture and look of smooth fresh butter




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Brazilian Bum Bum Cream’s most popular attribute might be its scent. We thought that it was one of the best-smelling lotions we’ve ever tried. The scent, which had notes of coconut, pistachio and salted caramel, reminded us of a tropical vacation. We also liked that the scent was long-lasting without being too strong.

This rich body cream’s application is easy and straightforward. It absorbed quickly and we appreciated the contouring effect that the lotion’s shimmer had on our skin.






A fast-absorbing body cream that helps tighten and smooth the look of skin. Many Brazilian creams have a secret ingredient: guarana, a native Amazonian plant whose fruit contains one of the most potent forms of caffeine on the planet. Brazilian Bum Bum Cream is also powered by a Brazilian blend of extraordinarily nourishing cupuacu butter, antioxidant powerhouse acai, and super-conditioning coconut oil for irresistible, touch-me skin. The fast-absorbing texture contains just enough mica to add a perfect Brazilian glow, as the formula helps your body look and feel its smoothest and tightest. Pistachio caramel leaves skin delicately fragranced.





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I fell in love with its sugary, buttery, vacation-y scent, and the way it made my legs feel (soft) and look (smooth and hydrated, thanks to its blend of cupuaçu butter, açaí oil, and coconut oil), on my own. And so did a few of my friends, who ended up liking it so much that I let them keep my tub.



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Pronounced as ‘boom boom’ in Brazil, bums are a nation-wide obsession – that’s why they show them off in the world’s smallest bikinis and best fitting jeans. The secret to a brilliant Brazilian booty (even if you’re shaking it in slightly less temperate climes), this rich body cream – which is enhanced with guaraná, a native Amazonian plant that is one of the most potent forms of caffeine on the planet – is perfect for stimulating circulation and keeping posteriors at their smoothest.


It was created by Sol de Janeiro



Sol de Janeiro literally means: Sun of January, capturing the moment when the sun reaches new heights and summer is at its peak. Rio is the city that inspires us with its radiant sun, and endless beautiful beaches that inspire our Brazilian Beauty Secrets. Brazilian Beauty is an attitude surrounding natural, confident beauty, and playing up your best assets. We want to bring this beauty attitude and body-positive joy to everyone.


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Many in the class of '69 have already entered a new decade
Within months
the rest of us will follow
I recently saw "High Hopes"
High Hopes is a 1988 film directed by Mike Leigh, focusing on an extended working-class family living in King's Cross, London, and elsewhere.
An important part of the narrative concerns the depressed mother of the protagonist and her upcoming birthday.
She will be turning 70.
British actress Edna Dore plays Mrs. Bender
The actress is actually 67
She looks older than 70
Is 70 the new 65?
Our vision and hearing erode in our 70s. Sixty-eight percent of people in this decade have suffered hearing loss, and 70 percent will have cataracts after age 75. (But more than three-quarters of us are still driving.)
Our sense of smell is vanishing, too, making eating less pleasurable since enjoyment of food is linked to our ability to smell it. "By the time most of us are 80, it’s as if we don’t even have a sense of smell, at least when it comes to standard smell and taste tests," Michael Y. Park wrote for Bon Appetit.
On the bright side, our vocabulary peaks in our early 70s, if not a few years before, and after 75, we'll no longer have to have routine colonoscopies.
And if we make it another 10 years (two-thirds of men and three-quarters of women will), our risk of cancer declines.
About half of us ache from arthritis, but many of us are able to keep skiing. The 70 Plus Ski Club reports more than 3,000 members, including at least one centenarian still on the slopes.
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New research being published in the journal Psychology and Aging indicates aging men are usually quite happy and carefree, though this can change as they approach 70.
Researchers from Oregon State and Boston University say reasons for this decrease in happiness vary but usually involve health issues, loss of spouse/friends, or mental decline.
"In general, life gets better as you age in the sense that older adults on average have fewer hassles -- and respond to them better -- than younger adults," said lead study author Carolyn Aldwin, a gerontology professor in the College of Public Health and Human Sciences at Oregon State University. "And they also experienced more uplifts -- at least, until their mid-70s."
"But once you turn 70, how you react to these hassles changes and may be dependent on your resources or your situation in life," she added.
Researchers looked at 1,315 men ages 53 to 85 via data from the Veterans Affairs Normative Aging Study. Men studied were predominantly caucasian, and healthy when the study began in the 1960s. The study sought to investigate emotional reactions of older adults and determine whether three previous (and contradictory) aging "models" had merit.
One model, the "hedonic treadmill model," theorizes happiness or unhappiness has relative stability throughout a lifetime, regardless of assorted obstacles. Another model suggests life gets better as people get older, while the third theory states life gets worse "rapidly" once a person turns 80.
The new study found evidence for all three theories, and depended on whether a person focused on life's "hassles" or "uplifts." Men also appraised these hassles and uplifts in proportion to their age: males noted life was good through their 60s, yet "hassles" started to take over once they entered their 70s.
However, life perception still greatly depends on the individual.





There is some truth to the stereotype of the 'grumpy old man', new research suggests.
A study found that men begin the unhappiest period in their lives when they hit 70, with complaints that they feel more 'hassled' and depressed even though they supposedly have fewer troubles.
It's a dramatic turnaround in the mentality of men who, experts believe, become better at shrugging off stress, anxiety and depression up until the age of 65.
Four fifths said the hassles they faced from the age of 50 receded but then rose after 70 while a fifth reported a surge in happiness from retirement age till 70, then they too experienced a downturn.
The slump in happiness in later life is thought to be caused by losing loved ones, health problems and mental decline.
Professor Carolyn Aldwin, from Oregon State University said: 'In general, life gets better as you age in the sense that older adults on average have fewer hassles and respond to them better than younger adults.
'And they also experienced more uplifts, at least until their mid-70s.'


You’re all ears, so why are you straining to hear?


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What to expect: According to the National Institutes of Health, it’s not unusual for people in their 70s to have some degree of hearing loss. It usually results from a combination of long-term noise exposure; medical conditions and diseases, such as high blood pressure or diabetes; and genetic risk.
“Age-related hearing loss is very common in people over 70,” says John S. Oghalai, MD, an otolaryngologist at Keck Medicine of USC and chair and professor of otolaryngology — head and neck surgery at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. “Many times, the first symptom of hearing loss is either tinnitus (a ringing or buzzing in the ear) or difficulty understanding what people are saying in a noisy environment, such as a restaurant.”

You may develop a new look: squinting



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What to expect: Our vision begins to change in our 40s, when we may need glasses to see things up close — and continues to change throughout our lives. In our 70s, age-related eye conditions such as macular degeneration, glaucoma and cataracts may affect us, or we may become sensitive to glare.
That’s not all. People who have diabetes may be susceptible to diabetic eye disease, a complication that could lead to blindness if not detected early. And for women, hormonal changes after menopause may lead to dry eye, characterized by a decline in the quantity and quality of tear production.
What can help: Early detection is critical when it comes to age-related eye conditions, as it can reduce the severity of their effects. An annual eye exam and proper care can put you back on the road to an active life. As for dry eye, medications are available, but you can also reduce the symptoms by cutting back on screen time and taking breaks to rest your eyes.

Osteoporosis may take a swing at your golf game



What to expect: Some people may think of osteoporosis as affecting only women, and in fact, it is more commonly diagnosed after menopause — but, by the 70s, men and women experience bone loss from osteoporosis at the same rate. Both men and women should take measures to protect against it.
What can help: Eat foods rich in calcium and vitamin D and participate in weight-bearing exercises — just be careful doing certain activities that twist or bend the spine, such as sit-ups, basketball or golf, if you have osteoporosis. Medications are also available that may help. Talk to your physician about them as well as a safe exercise regimen for your bones.

You may take more trips to the bathroom



Frequent Urination At Night


What to expect: Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), the medical term for an enlarged prostate, is a noncancerous condition in which the enlarged prostate gland pinches the urethra and may lead to bladder and urinary issues. While the condition primarily affects older men, the connection between aging and the onset of BPH is still not fully understood. Some studies suggest that hormonal changes in aging men could be a factor in the development of BPH.
“BPH is very common among men — as patients approach 80 years old, the incidence goes up to 90%,” says Andrew Hung, MD, a urologist at Keck Medicine and an assistant professor of clinical urology at the Keck School. “General symptoms may include decreased urinary flow, incomplete emptying and urinary frequency.”
What can help: “Fortunately, BPH can be treated with medication and minimally invasive approaches,” Hung explains. “Urologists typically start with medication to manage symptoms. If they’re unsuccessful, surgical options can be offered.”




You might have ‘senior moments’



What to expect: As we continue to age, we may be concerned about losing cognitive function. It may be harder to learn new tasks, recall information or keep track of everyday household items. That’s normal as our brain grows older. The brain changes caused by Alzheimer’s disease, however, are not a normal part of aging. It can be hard to tell the difference, so talk to your physician if you’re concerned.
What can help: Exercise, both physical and mental, can keep your brain healthy, so continue learning new tasks and get the blood flowing with physical activity. Being socially active, eating a healthful diet and exercising may help reduce cognitive decline, but scientists are still investigating whether these activities can actually help prevent or delay Alzheimer’s disease and other cognitive issues in aging adults.
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A new study by U.S. Trust has found that perceptions of the onset of old age vary widely among different generations. Millennials, for example, say that you are old once you turn 59. Gen Xers, on the other hand, hold a slightly more generous view, saying that old age begins at 65. When it comes to boomers and the silent generation, both agree that you’re not really old until you hit age 73.
When asked the age at which a person reaches the prime of life — considering factors such as resources, potential, capacity and influence — millennials put the age at 36. Meanwhile, Gen Xers cited age 47 as the prime of one’s life, while boomers and the silent generation said 50 and 52, respectively.
When asked about youth, millennials said it ends at age 40. Both Gen Xers and boomers took a different view, believing youth is all over by age 31. When it comes to the silent generation, they believe it ends at 35.
The report defined millennials as those between 21 and 36. Generation X encompasses people 37 to 52, while boomers are 53 to 72 and the silent generation includes those 73 and older.
Previous surveys also have asked people to reveal their perceptions of aging. In 2009, for example, a Pew Research Center report found that those under 30 believe old age hits before a person turns 60. Middle-aged respondents cited 70 as the start of old age while those 65 and older put the number closer to 74.

Rap Lyrics










quite popular



Eight out of the top 10 artists according to the Nielsen Music mid-year report, are rappers. And rap artists have similarly dominated the Billboard Hot 100 charts in 2020 as well. The obvious conclusion?
Hip-hop is by far the most popular genre of music in America.
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Last night at the Billboard Awards
Rapper "Pop Smoke"
won 6 awards
Top 200 Album
Top Rap Album
New Artist
Rap Male Artist
Rap Artist
New Hip Hop Artist

His mother, Audrey Jackson, was on hand to accept the honor.

"I thank you to the fans for honoring the life and spirit of my son, so much that he continues to manifest as if he were still here in the flesh," she said of the rapper, who was killed in a February 2020 home invasion at age 20. "He created music for the kid who has to sleep four in a room, the kid who has to figure out how to get to school each day so he can graduate and make his mom proud. He did this so that 14-year-olds would not have to kill to prove they are somebody."


Bashar Barakah Jackson (July 20, 1999 – February 19, 2020), known professionally as Pop Smoke, was an American rapper, singer, and songwriter. He was considered by many to be the face of Brooklyn drill. Born and raised in Canarsie, Brooklyn, Pop Smoke began his musical career in late 2018 after releasing his debut single titled "Mpr (Panic Part 3 Remix)". He often collaborated with UK drill artists and producers, who employed more minimal and aggressive instrumentation than drill artists from Chicago. Pop Smoke rose to fame with the release of his breakout singles "Welcome to the Party" and "Dior" in 2019.

Less than two weeks after the release of his second mixtape on February 7, 2020, Pop Smoke was fatally shot during a home invasion in Los Angeles. 50 Cent was the executive-producer of his posthumous debut studio album, Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon, released on July 3, 2020. The album debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 and all 19 tracks from the album charted on the Billboard Hot 100. The album also spawned a string of international top-10 singles, including "For the Night" and "What You Know Bout Love".





"For the Night"

has been streamed on Spotify


614,416,040  times!


{Platinum album 1 million; song 2 million}





Here are the lyrics:




Get 'em, get 'em, get 'em, oh
Oh (I'm tryna fuckin' get 'em), oh (I'm tryna fuckin' get 'em)
Oh, oh (get 'em), oh
Oh (gettin' big on this), oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh
What do you want? Won't tell you twice, yeah
I'm a thief in the night (thief in the night), oh
I did some wrongs (oh, oh), but I'm always right (oh, oh)
Said, "I know how to shoot" (oh), and I know how to fight
If I tell you once, won't tell you twice
I'm real discreet, like a thief in the night
Look, if I call you bae, you bae for the day
Or bae for the night, you not my wife
She want a killer to fuck all night
I wanna fuck on a thot, gimme head all night
AP, big rocks, in the hood with the 'rillas
Five K on the dinner, bring 300 thou' to the dealer
I did some wrongs (oh, oh), but I'm always right (oh, oh)
Said, "I know how to shoot" (oh), and I know how to fight
If I tell you once, won't tell you twice
I'm real discreet, like a thief in the night
I'm rich but I'm ridin' and I'm low on exotic
I'm 'bout to fly out and go get me some
Nothin' ain't seen, all this money on me
Hunnid racks in the bag, that's a honey bun
Baby OG, I been runnin' these streets
Got the game fully shine on my momma's son
Learn 'bout the triple cross when I was young
And I know I ain't goin' so I keep a gun
I flew to Paris just to buy some Dior
She beggin' for attention, I don't see her
C.I.P. Pop, I wish that you could see us
Million cash plus whenever I go re-up
I got some niggas in the street, wanna beat me
I got the industry tryna be me
I just go Ray Charles, they can't see me
I'm in the Rolls Royce with a RiRi
I did some wrongs (oh, oh), but I'm always right (oh, oh)
Said, "I know how to shoot" (oh), and I know how to fight
If I tell you once, won't tell you twice
I'm real discreet, like a thief in the night
Yeah, like a thief in the night (thief)
I pull up, give her D for the night (uh-huh)
Tryna fuck in the V, it's aight (let's fuck)
We can't fuck up my seats 'cause they white
(That's my seats, watch my motherfuckin' seats)
I'm livin' like Thriller, I only come out at the night time
She don't fuck with liquor, don't like bein' tipsy
She don't do the Henny, just white wine (what she do?)
Pop the cork on some new Pinot Grigio (yeah)
I pull up in the Porsche wit' a freaky hoe (zoom)
Park the Porsche and pull up in a Lambo' (hmph)
I hop out, Major Payne, rockin' camo (yessir)
Think she cute, make her fuck, watch her man go (she cute)
Like to shoot, light you up, bitch, I'm Rambo
Cuban link full of rocks, it's a choker (oh)
Rest in peace to the Pop, make me smoke ya
I did some wrongs (oh), but I'm always right (oh, oh)
Said, "I know how to shoot" (oh), and I know how to fight
If I tell you once, won't tell you twice
I'm real discreet, like a thief in the night
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"For the Night" is a hip hop, trap, and soul song with lyrics about nighttime events. The single debuted and peaked at number six on the US Billboard Hot 100, giving Pop Smoke his first, DaBaby his fourth, and Lil Baby his fifth top-10 hit in the US. The song reached the top-five on the Billboard airplay Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Rhythmic charts and was certified quadruple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). It entered the top-10 on record charts in Portugal, New Zealand, Canada, and Greece.


Critics called "For the Night" one of the best songs of 2020, such as the Los Angeles Times' August Brown who said it was a "convincingly dragged-out, haunting angle on his craft at the precipice of global stardom". They suggested it could be a "monster hit" and a "social media ready smash". Hannah Giorgis from The Atlantic opined that the song evokes the "recklessness of a summer party or the languid flirtation of stoop-side conversations". While Wongo Okon of Uproxx labeled the track as sinister, The Wall Street Journal's Mark Richardson considered it more welcoming than Pop Smoke's earlier songs.





Only Sunday night did I become aware of Pop Smoke


and "For the Night"


 I am at a loss to understand the global


success of


crude lyrics I cannot comprehend.



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We grew up with

rock 'n roll music




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During the 1950’s many parents did not like Rock and Roll because they thought that it caused juvenile delinquency. At the time the music contained sexual connotation, this vulgarism and suggestive choice of words made the teens want to listen to it more because their parents did not approve and teens felt like they had something to belong to. Many parents at the time gave their children ultimatums to stop listening to the music but it was unsuccessful. Parents feared that their children would start to act and dress like these musicians. So, parents tried to ban Rock and Roll music from many radio stations at the time. Bruce Tucker author of “Tell Tchaikovsky the News: Postmodernism, Popular Culture, and the Emergence of Rock and Roll” say in his journal “Urging juke box operators to purge “immoral” records…brings out animalism and vulgarity." This refers to the parent generations hate for Rock and Roll music because these parents thought Rock and Roll was a bad influence on their children. Parents feared that with increasing crime rates that their children would take up the acts of the musicians they loved and the criminals.
The ingenious way Elvis Presley even made money off his haters | CBC Radio
In the 60s, the Greatest Generation HATED it!
To them, it wasn’t real music.
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This comment from Frank Sinatra (somewhat altered but otherwise, this is the essence of what he said) pretty much sums up the prevailing thought:
My only deep sorrow,” he said, “is the unrelenting insistence of recording and motion picture companies upon purveying the most brutal, ugly, degenerate, vicious form of expression it has been my displeasure to hear—naturally I refer to the bulk of rock ‘n’ roll.
“It fosters almost totally negative and destructive reactions in young people. It smells phony and false. It is sung, played and written for the most part by cretinous goons and by means of its almost imbecilic reiterations and sly, lewd—in plain fact dirty—lyrics, and as I said before, it manages to be the martial music of every sideburned delinquent on the face of the earth.
“This rancid smelling aphrodisiac I deplore. But, in spite of it, the contribution of American music to the world could be said to have one of the healthiest effects of all our contributions.”
The summer afternoon Frank Sinatra tried to beat me up | Frank Sinatra |  The Guardian

Wonder what

"The Chairman"

would think about rap?





This was the first modern-day example of the Generation Gap. This term has fallen into disuse in recent years because the country has divisions beyond just generations, but in my day this was a huge thing. This was basically the driving force affecting opinions of Vietnam, the Cold War, nuclear proliferation, abortion rights, etc.
It’s the beginnings of
The Baby Boomers vs. The Greatest Generation
Everything rock and roll represented in that time period was everything traditional america was against. Evangelicals, Cold Warriors and Veterans found common ground in repulsion against the Love Generation.
It's International LOUIE LOUIE Day 2021 « The Louie Report
Dave's Music Database: 50 years ago: The Kingsmen released “Louie Louie”
Louie Louie, oh no
Me gotta go
Aye-yi-yi-yi, I said
Louie Louie, oh baby
Me gotta go
Fine little girl waits for me
Catch a ship across the sea
Sail that ship about, all alone
Never know if I make it home
Louie Louie, oh no
Me gotta go
Aye-yi-yi-yi, I said
Louie Louie, oh baby
Me gotta go
Three nights and days I sail the sea
Think of girl, constantly
On that ship, I dream she's there
I smell the rose in her hair.
Louie Louie, oh no
Me gotta go
Aye-yi-yi-yi, I said
Louie Louie, oh baby
Me gotta go
Okay, let's give it to 'em, right now!
See Jamaica, the moon above
It won't be long, me see me love
Take her in my arms again
Tell her I'll never leave again
Louie Louie, oh no
Me gotta go
Aye-yi-yi-yi, I said
Louie Louie, oh baby
Me gotta go
Let's take it on outta here now
Let's go!
Source: Musixmatch
Songwriters: Richard Berry
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Dirty "Louie Louie" lyrics
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Jack Ely, lead singer, The Kingsmen: “Louie Louie” was making the rounds in the Northwest. It started out as a Jamaican dirge. The Wailers recorded a soul version up in Seattle, which is what I heard. Paul Revere and the Raiders recorded it in Portland the week after we did it. But when I taught the song’s intro to our band, we were in a hurry, so ours ended up sounding like hard rock. It was a mistake, but that’s what happened.

The session was 10 o’clock in the morning. We set up in a circle, and played live. I yelled straight up into a microphone hanging down from the ceiling. Before we played, we could see an argument in the booth. We found out later the studio owner was telling the producer, “You can’t put the levels that high—you’ll blow up my board.” The producer sent the guy out for coffee and locked the door behind him.


Then he told us to run through it. About 10 or 12 bars into the song he stops us and says, “OK, that sounds pretty good. Let’s just run through it from the top.”


We thought we were just rehearsing. But when we finished, he said, “Great! Wonderful! What do you want to put on the B side? Make it something you wrote. You’ll make more money.” We didn’t have any real songs, but we’d been messing around with one chord progression, so we recorded that and called it “Haunted Castle.” The whole session lasted about 45 minutes.



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We all hated “Louie Louie.” We thought it was horrible: mushy, with more low end than anything we’d ever heard. The vocals were a complete mess. The producer kept telling us that all made it great, and we thought, well, OK. It’s done.


We pressed 1,000 copies. The five of us got 20 each to pass out at school—I was going to Portland State, one guy was at Lewis & Clark, one guy was still at Cleveland High. The rest went into distribution, and nothing happened for months. That fall, a DJ in Boston was doing one of those shows where people call in to say thumbs-up or thumbs-down on a song. He said something like, “I know you’re going to hate this one, because it’s the worst record I’ve ever heard.”


Much to his chagrin, the switchboard lit up with people wanting to know where they could buy it.


The record sold 12 million copies. And for some reason, of all the recordings of the ’60s, it’s one of the few that’s never disappeared. 







In February 1964, an outraged parent wrote to Robert F. Kennedy, then the Attorney General of the United States, alleging that the lyrics of "Louie Louie" were obscene, and saying that "The lyrics are so filthy that I can-not [sic] enclose them in this letter."
The FBI investigated the complaint, and looked into the
various rumors of "real lyrics" that were
circulating among teenagers.
In June 1965, the FBI laboratory obtained a copy of the Kingsmen recording and, after 31 months of investigation, concluded that it could not be interpreted, that it was "unintelligible at any speed," and therefore the Bureau could not find that the recording was obscene.
In September 1965, an FBI agent interviewed one member of the Kingsmen, who denied that there was any obscenity in the song. The FBI never interviewed songwriter Richard Berry nor consulted the actual lyrics that were on file with the
A history of the song and its notoriety was published in 1993 by Dave Marsh, but he was unable to obtain permission to publish the song's actual lyrics. Richard Berry told Esquire Magazine, in 1988, that the Kingsmen had sung the song exactly as written.
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The lyrics controversy resurfaced briefly in 2005 when the superintendent of the school system in Benton Harbor, Michigan, refused to let the marching band at one of the schools play the song in a parade; the superintendent later relented.

The Kingsmen version has remained the most popular version of the song, retaining its association with wild partying. It enjoyed a comeback in 1978–1979 and was associated with college fraternity parties when it was sung, complete with the supposedly obscene lyrics, by Bluto (John Belushi) and his fellow Delta House brothers in the movie National Lampoon's Animal House despite the anachronism of the film taking place in 1962, a year before the Kingsmen recording (although this is mitigated because the Deltas were fans of at least one black R&B musician and 1962 was five years after Richard Berry released his original version of the song, plus the song had been popular with local bands in the Northwest following Rockin' Robin Roberts' 1961 single).





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Aside from the Animal House appearance, the song appeared in many other films, typically in raucous and humorous contexts. The 1995 film, Mr. Holland's Opus, however, used the song in a serious context as an example of music that is just plain fun with no pretensions.




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A long time ago, ancient fish swam in a harsh aquatic environment, with scarce light and limited oxygen. Many died but some survived and evolved, eventually giving rise to Misgurnus anguillicaudatus — a type of loach fish common in parts of East Asia. The loach fish’s secret survival mechanism?

A unique form of intestinal breathing via their posterior.

In other words: loach fish breathe through their butt. But scientists now report this evolutionary breathing mechanism may not be limited to fish.


Turns out certain mammals can also breathe through their intestines using a process researchers describe as

“enteral ventilation via anus.”

The breathtaking finding is described in a new paper published on Friday in the journal CellPress.

There’s also a timely reason for researchers to explore this technology: Covid-19. The study team argues the method explored here could eventually be used to help humans experiencing lung failure. This intestinal breathing technique, facilitated by external ventilation, could aid patients failed by or without access to current tools like ventilators.


What’s new — For the first time, researchers have proof that intestinal breathing can occur in mammals — albeit, with a little intervention.

When the research team injected either gaseous or liquid oxygen into the rectums of both rodents and pigs, a procedure known as enteral ventilation via anus (EVA), they found the animals were capable of intestinal breathing.

In fact, the procedure boosted oxygen levels in animals experiencing oxygen deprivation, increasing their chances of survival.

“A proof-of-principle EVA approach is effective in providing [oxygen] and alleviating respiratory failure symptoms in two mammalian model systems,” the team writes.

The animals experienced no apparent side effects from the somewhat unorthodox treatment.

Previous research suggests oxygen infusion from this type of procedure may help children experiencing lung failure, but not all scientists agreed with these conclusions. Furthermore, researchers don’t agree on what part of the gut is most important for intestinal breathing.

“We speculate that [other researchers] are mostly focused on upper GI tract — such as stomach, small intestine — whereas our protocol focused on GI tract, most remarkably the rectum as the main site for breathing,” lead author Takanori Takebe, of the Tokyo Medical and Dental University and the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, tells Inverse.



This should simplify

Graphic from study illustrating intestinal breathing



How it works —It sounds stranger than fiction: Scientists helped pigs and rodents breathe through their gut by inserting oxygen

into animal’s butts via an enema.

Takebe breaks down what it likely looks like when mammals breathe using this little-understood intestinal mechanism:

  1. Scientists deliver oxygen gas or liquid oxygen — perfluorocarbon — to the animal’s rectum via the EVA method.
  2. Scientists deprive the animal’s bodies of oxygen. Critically, the oxygen provided during EVA helps keep these animals alive in these hypoxic conditions, circulating around the rectum and gut.
  3. An exchange of gases — oxygen and carbon dioxide — occurs, as would normally happen during breathing. Oxygen and carbon dioxide travel between the lungs, bloodstream, and heart, supplying the body with oxygen.

Why it matters — The researchers weren’t just poking around animal butts for fun or to simply confirm an evolutionary hunch. They were hoping to harness techniques that could one day treat lung failure in humans.








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A list of films made in Dayton


It's not Hollywood


There are no blockbusters


A lot of odd, gory, disturbing

low budget films







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West 4th Street & Ludlow






Goose (Jim Van Bebber), leader of tough Ohio street gang The Ravens, has only just renounced his violent lifestyle when his girlfriend Christy is brutally killed by members of rival gang The Spiders. Goose vows to avenge her murder, but finds himself caught in a self-destructive spiral of hatred and despair that leads him to attempt suicide. However, just as he is about to blow his brains out, Goose is confronted by Keith (Ric Walker), the current leader of The Ravens, who wishes to recruit him for an armoured car heist; the only problem is that The Ravens have since joined forces with The Spiders and Goose isn't about to forgive and forget...









Dayton, Yellow Springs and Xenia


Emma and Elvis (1992) - IMDb


Emma and Elvis




Alice and Eddie, two misfit political activists challenge the problems of their time.


Beavercreek and Dayton
 The Manson Family (Unrated 2-Disc Special Edition): Allisse,  Maureen, Briggs, Michelle, Burns (III), Tom, Clarke, Marita, Day, Carl,  Games, Marcelo, Gillespie, Mark, Harper, Paul, Hatt, Valerie, Hellwig,  Norris, Jones (II), M.M.,




If you think you know the story of the Manson Family, you are dead wrong. On a ranch outside of Los Angeles, the dream of the "Love Generation" is transforming into something evil. What was once an oasis of free love and acid trips has become ground zero for a madman's paranoid visions. An average group of kids, the "Family," become engulfed in a delusional world where torment and slaughter are considered the path to righteousness.Director Jim VanBebber (Deadbeat at Dawn) delivers a dizzying, rapid-fire vision of the sex and violence that unifies the misguided group, a group hell-bent on executing the brutal vision of its leader, Charles Manson.
 The Dream Catcher [Region 2]: Maurice Compte, Paddy Connor,  Jeanne Heaton, Joseph Arthur, Patrick Shining Elk, Larry John Meyers, David  Reece, Leslie Orr, Amanda Lanier, Danny Morris, Ed Radtke, The Dream




An abandoned teen jumps a freight train in Philadelphia intent on reaching his uncle in Indiana, whom he believes will help him with financial difficulties including a pregnant girlfriend. In Ohio, he meets another homeless teen, who escorts him to his uncle. Finding his uncle equally broke, the duo head on to Oklahoma City to try to find the first teen's long-gone ex-con father. A confrontation between father and son send the duo on into exploits in the west including getting beaten up, busting into an Indian reservation church, and hitch-hiking with a beautiful nurse.






Scream for Christmas (2000) - IMDb




A Christmas party is interrupted by a violent psychopath in a Santa suit, a maniac with the powers of the Grim Reaper, a killer cheerleader, and a demonic ghost. There is no hope for them, watch as they DIE.



Blue Car (2002) - IMDb




A troubled young woman is encouraged by a teacher to enter a poetry contest.

Gifted 18-year-old Meg has been abandoned by her father and neglected by her hardworking mother. Left to care for her emotionally disturbed younger sister, her world begins to unravel. She finds an outlet in writing poetry and support from her English teacher, Mr. Auster. But what started out as a mentoring relationship begins to get a bit more complex.


Dayton, Kettering and Colonel White High School





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Diamonds Caberet









A Young Man is forced to reflect all the pain of his life to learn from it and move on with his life. The pain is far worse than he could ever have imagined. You will now see all the pain in his life, in some of the most disturbing fashions.





Twist of Faith (2004) - IMDb





A man confronts the trauma of past sexual abuse as a boy by a Catholic priest only to find his decision shatters his relationships with his family, community and faith.




Turning the Corner




"Turning The Corner" focuses on a group of college students at turning points in their lives. Most are approaching graduation and the real world. One of the characters, Albert, is not close to graduation, but seeing his friends prepare for their futures forces him to consider his own. Albert must face more than the prospect of graduation--Albert is a quadriplegic. Albert attempts to leave behind his slacker nature as he pursues his place in the world. The journey is less than efficient, with humorous detours and lessons learned.






Atrocity Circle (Video 2005) - IMDb




Brandon is raising a family with his beautiful wife Lisa and going to school to become a doctor. But after seeing a horrible victim of rape he recovers memories of his high school sweetheart Samantha being raped and committing suicide. He decides he can no longer handle the memories without getting revenge for her. So he goes back to his hometown to get bloody vengeance, but some of the men he once knew are now FAR MORE dangerous.






Block Party (2006) - Movie Posters (2 of 2)




A mix of Dave Chappelle's sketch comedy and musical interludes, inspired in part by the 1973 documentary Wattstax.


Dayton, Yellow Springs and Brooklyn, NY






Don't Tell (2005) - IMDb




Three siblings come to terms with their family demons when their father dies.






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also known as


Immortally Yours (2009) - IMDb




A coven of Sexy, modern Day vampires ravage the American Midwest with the thirst for blood, while a romantic twist puts the vampires at odds among themselves and with the murderous Illuminati that seek to gain their immortality.





Street Dreams (film) - Alchetron, The Free Social Encyclopedia




This story is based where the skateboard culture is the most foreign, the Midwest. Derrick Cabrera, like all skaters, has a dream of being sponsored and one day going pro. He is an up and coming skater with all the talent but has the world against him. Parents, friends and schoolmates can't understand how Derrick has so much passion for something that has no future in their eyes.


Dayton, Kettering and California






J.B. Spins: New Filmmakers: North Dixie Drive




North Dixie Drive is the portrait of a small community of businesses and people residing in the Northridge section of Dayton, Ohio. It is the story of big time wrestlers, mechanics, a donut salesmen, an eccentric country singer, barbers, exotic dancers and car repo men. This collection of people, from all walks of life, live and work around a traffic circle situated along highway I-75, and fight to keep their lives and careers afloat in a failing economy. This debut film by Brooklyn, NY filmmaker Eric Mahoney showcases an off beat group of characters in today's Middle America.





Depression: The Movie (2012) - IMDb

Depression: The Movie


Four people deal with all the pain and sadness they have and find the root cause.

Plot Keywords:

bare breasts | topless female nudity | female nudity | sadness | death






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A first person account of Ross Graves, an alcoholic drifter who is constantly hunted by demonic bounty hunters and a spiritual being to whom he sold his soul.


Dayton and Waynesville






A Bulldog for Christmas (2013) - IMDb




On Christmas Vacation a cynical college student is magically transformed into a bulldog until she learns the meaning of her family and the Christmas spirit.






Haunted House on Sorority Row (2014) - IMDb





A fledging sorority moves into a dilapidated house only to find something evil is lurking in the shadows. Is it an elaborate hazing ritual? Or is something sinister - something paranormal - behind the mental and physical assault?


Dayton and Waynesville






Scarewaves (DVD) – Alternative Cinema




From the director of Babysitter Massacre and Haunted House on Sorority Row ( Henrique Couto ) comes a shocking new film critics are calling "fresh and original" and "what horror audiences want" In his final night as a radio host, shock jock Amos Satan spins four spine-tingling tales of terror in this anthology of urban legends inspired by Creepshow and Tales from the Crypt. Scarewaves. Listen if you dare.


Dayton and Waynesville










Dealing with family is hard, the rest is just gravy. Thanksgiving is a time when families get together to eat good food and share in the spirit of thankfulness. That is, of course, a best case scenario. Some families are so tangled in a web of drama from financial issues, relationships, and so on that lead to big blow outs or worse, long awkward silences. This is the story of one of those families.


Dayton and New Lebanon






Threshold (2015) - IMDb




Three slackers wake up to find their friend is missing and in the search for his whereabouts they continue their normal routine that is both odd and compelling. When this routine becomes threatened they must face what's been holding them back and cross the threshold into truly living.



Primordial (2015) - IMDb




Valerie Graves, a misanthropic, disillusioned woman in her mid-twenties, is haunted by sadistic urges that she has struggled to repress since childhood.


Dayton and Waynesville









A detailed look at the Doolittle Raid, and the final official public reunion of the surviving Raiders.





We're Doing Fine (2017) - IMDb




Two people from Dayton, Ohio - one who left and one who stayed, meet when both are experiencing the impending loss of a single parent. Their chance encounter redirects the course of their lives.





Boy Band (2018) - IMDb



Decades after their last hit, the Heartthrob Boyz find themselves out of time, out of cash, and out of shape as they attempt to finish the album they hope returns them to glory.


 Got My Hustle Up: Michael Blackson, Jamal Woolard, Murda Pain,  Bambi Johnson




Got My Hustle Up is about a young man forced to grow up quickly after his father is killed. Growing up fast in Dayton, Ohio he's surrounded by violence and the drug life. He wants to be a good father to his son but struggles to support him on his salary as a pest control technician. Jason and his partner Boo Pac find themselves dealing with crazy customers and a crooked boss. Eventually he's face to face with the man responsible for his father's death. Jason wonders if the gaining money, power and respect are worth more than loyalty to his father.






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A troubled young man survives an attack from a feral man while isolated in rural Ohio. Soon after, he faces inexplicable terrors and is left to wonder... what is real and what is madness?


Waynesville, New Lebanon and Dayton







Respite Care (2019) - IMDb




A home health care worker in her 20's gets hired to care for a elderly man who had molested her when she was a child. She plans her revenge during a weekend when his family is out of town.










A local skate legend returns home from rehab to star in a documentary about his recovery only to have the project derailed when a drug stash is uncovered in an old hangout spot.








Plagued by reoccurring nightmares after having turned ten years old, the young men and women from four separate families seek to uncover the truth of their connectedness.






Straitjacket (2021) - IMDb




An unstable veteran attempts to flee town after an accidental shooting in the woods. As he attempts to gather resources, he's forced to confront the wreckage of his life and finds that getting out of town will be harder than expected.









Misunderstandings and bad life decisions lead the way as a Loan Shark's son comes up missing while he is trying to take over the food chain of crime in a city that has small time thieves with champagne dreams on a beer budget.








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PHOTOS] America's Packard Museum in Dayton: Visitor Information & Review -  The News Wheel



America’s Packard Museum is housed in a restored Packard dealership, which displays classic twentieth-century Packards, along with historic memorabilia and artifacts pertaining to the Packard line.

It is the world’s only restored Packard museum, and visitors are able to experience the automobiles and learn more about this distinct brand. The museum also hosts annual events and gatherings throughout the year, ranging from high end cocktail parties and galas to laid back speaker presentations and workshops.

420 S Ludlow St, Dayton, Ohio, Phone: 937-226-1710





America's Packard Museum Is a Palace Worthy of the Company - The New York  Times





Built in 1917, America's Packard Museum is the only restored Packard Dealership operating as a museum. It houses the largest public collection of Packard automobiles and memorabilia in the world.



Explore 100 Years Of Car History At America's Packard Museum In Dayton |  WKRC




On Tuesday, November 17, The Citizens Motorcar Company: America’s Packard Museum in Dayton, Ohio, sustained a devastating fire in its off-site storage warehouse in Harrison Township. Many irreplaceable Packard automobiles and artifacts were lost to the fire, which is believed to be the result of a human act and possibly vandalism.




America's Packard Museum ravaged by fire - Old Cars Weekly 







America's Packard Museum 2019




Packard was an American luxury automobile marque built by the Packard Motor Car Company of Detroit, Michigan, United States. The first Packard automobiles were produced in 1899








and the last Detroit-built Packard in 1956, when they built the Packard Predictor, their last concept car.








Finned Finale - 1956 Packard Predictor | Hemmings



The Predictor


This hardtop coupe's design followed the lines of the planned 1957 cars. It had many unusual features, among them a roof section that opened either by opening a door or activating a switch, well ahead of later T-tops. The car had seats that rotated out, allowing the passenger easy access, a feature later used on some Chrysler and GM products. The Predictor also had the opera windows, or portholes, found on concurrent Thunderbirds. Other novel ideas were overhead switches—these were in the production Avanti—and a dash design that followed the hood profile, centering dials in the center console area.




The company was considered the preeminent luxury car before World War II, and contributed aircraft engines for the war effort to Allied forces.











Owning a Packard was a prestigious accolade, being the favorite with European Royalty, celebrities and Corporate America. President Frankin Roosevelt was known to give limousines as gifts on several occasions, and surviving examples can be found in museums, car shows and automobile collections worldwide.



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Their value was the result of engineering pursuit with little regard to expense, using the best of everything in their products. As far as Packard was concerned, the greatest luxury was mechanical quality, refinement and reliability above all else.



The Iconic Packard Automobiles and America's Packard Museum | Ancestral  Findings




In the 1920s, Packard exported more cars than any other in its price class, and in 1930, sold almost twice as many abroad as any other marque priced over $2000  $30,610 in 2019 dollars. In 1931, 10 Packards were owned by Japan's royal family. Between 1924 and 1930, Packard was also the top-selling luxury brand.



Packard Museum






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Fairmont West

High School



Fairmont history: When East met West and other cool facts – The Flyer



The original school was part of the Van Buren Township Schools and was opened in September 1906. The high school was located on Dorothy Lane just west of Far Hills Avenue. In 1922, the original four-room school was too small for the student population and was replaced by a larger building east of the original building on Dorothy Lane. The original four-room school house later became the first Kettering City Hall.


Dorothy Lane Elementary School | Elementary schools, Ohio, Dayton


As Van Buren Township began to rapidly grow as a desirable Dayton, Ohio suburban location, the new school on Dorothy Lane was quickly filled to capacity. In 1929, a new, modern building was built on Far Hills Avenue at the corner of Storms Road. The 1922 building became Dorothy Lane Elementary School. The cost of the new high school on Far Hills was $300,000 and led to its being called the "folly in the country." But it had to be expanded several times to keep pace with growing enrollment. The school mascot and colors were Dragons and purple and white.