Monthly Archives: February 2011

Jeremy Johnson Gets His Buck

ShareTweet When Robert Redford grew a full beard to play fictional mountain man Jeremiah Johnson- he was portraying the kind of western spirit held by men like the real-life present-day Jeremy Johnson, an Oregon elk hunter. It takes a full … Continue reading

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The Ocean by Raft

ShareTweet In 1947 six Norwegians and a Swede set out to prove that an open raft could cross the ocean. This, they argued, would prove that the accepted timetable and patterns of inter-continental migration were wrong. Led by Thor Heyderdahl … Continue reading

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A Map of the Face of the World

ShareTweet Hidden away in a Turkish museum is a gazelle-hide map from the 16th century. Called the Piri Reis map after its maker Captain Piri, this map contains details of one third of the globe with a geographical accuracy far … Continue reading

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What happened to movies?

ShareTweet It’s hard to come up with an original story.  Everything has been done, redone, is a prequel, sequel, or a new beginning.  Out of the top 30 grossing films over the last decade, only two were original stories.  Those … Continue reading

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Super Bowl will be Super Good.

ShareTweet Well, you Steeler Fans can start celebrating. Your record 7th Super Bowl championship rings can be shipped. I say this, because of my previous prognosticating performance. I haven’t been right all year, so why start now. Green Bay-Pittsburgh. The … Continue reading

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