Wednesday, November 30, 2011


 In a leaky outbuilding of the old incinerator, Harrisburg (PA) is preparing to sell off some unlikely treasures.

Around 8,000 artefacts, most associated with the old Wild West, are stacked and scattered throughout the building, gathering dust.

It is a sad, extraordinary sight. From creaking stage coaches to the ghostly skeletons of cacti, there's a bit of everything.

Gloves that may or may not have belonged to Buffalo Bill. A wanted "dead or alive" poster for Jesse James. A horse's hoof, complete with shoe, from the battle of the Little Big Horn. Gorgeous French duelling pistols. A bag full of undertaker's equipment.

And perhaps most bizarre of all: a vampire-killing kit, complete with pistol, stake, mirrors, crosses and a jar of garlic.

 (Get yours now - supplies are limited!)

Monday, November 28, 2011


Did you know 23 million people suffer from snoring?

And then there's the people that actually snore…

Friday, November 18, 2011


"Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth"

Thursday, November 17, 2011


Really. I passed this store while driving through Kissimmee a few months ago, just had to get a pic of the sign. I mean, really?

Monday, November 14, 2011


by Eddie Fisher: Well, first of all he mentions Roy Radin's Vaudeville Revue, which I'm pretty sure Phyl & I saw along with Larry way back when. I remember Tiny Tim & the comedian George Gobel; but apparently Eddie had also done the show, along with Meatloaf, Earth, Wind & Fire, Frank Fontaine (Crazy Guggenheim), Ronnie Spector and others. Not sure if any of them were in the show we saw, however. Also, Radin was later found in the Mojave Desert, shot in the back of the head.
The other thing about this book, besides being an interesting read is that it should have been called, Met Her(and Her, and Her...), Did Them All.
Yes, apparently he did...


By David McCullogh: "But in the year of the centennial of American democracy, the Presidency was about to be stolen by the Republicans, who were quicker and more efficient with their bribes than the other party."

Hmmmm...sounds vaguely familiar...

Tuesday, November 08, 2011


Well, me if I was balding and wore socks with my sandals...
oh yeah, and was made out of Legos!!

Monday, November 07, 2011


Listening to this just now, reminds me this was the first cassette I ever bought (and for the longest time it was the only cassette I owned!) Didn’t have a real cassette player at home or in my old Rambler Classic, so I bought a Radio Shack Realistic portable cassette player/recorder (sorta like the one pictured below). No adapter though, so just bought lots of batteries while I cranked that tinny sound.
Still have the cassette (and still play it occasionally in my Echo (bought it with a tape deck!)) except now the case (remember the hard plastic snap-case with the album info glued on?) has Doug ‘Cosmo’ Clifford’s autograph. A really nice guy, by the way, and an incredible drummer...

Tuesday, November 01, 2011


So a couple of weeks ago I bought this used CD at Asylum Sights & Sounds (a great music+ store, one of the few left) along with a few others. Big fan of Rick Derringer, saw him live in the late 70s/early 80s, and once again in the early 90s. So I had to buy this just because, turns out to be a great live album, and with an extra added bonus...

So I open it up to play it today...

...And for those who don't know me, my name IS Tim!
So thanks to the other one, who sold this to Asylum in St.Pete, thereby freeing it up for me to buy!