Pretty Girls Pretending Chicago is Paris

Posted on August 20, 2017

These beautiful fashion models are really Iowa City high school students shooting their senior pictures at Water Tower Park, Chicago. Some are wearing berets to suggest a French theme. The ravishing beauties reverted to giggly little girls when they realized they were going to ride in a horse drawn carriage. We talked to the mom Continue Reading »

Why You Should Not Look at the Sun During an Eclipse

Posted on August 18, 2017

From Physlink.com: You actually can safely look at a total solar eclipse while the sun is  totally  blocked by the moon. It looks like the moon has a fiery white aura, and it is one of the more spectacular things I have ever seen. So why do people say it’s dangerous to look at a Continue Reading »

The Time I Met Michael Jordan

Posted on August 16, 2017

Long time readers of this blog know that before becoming an eBay seller, I was an actor. I did mostly commercials and industrial sales & training films.  And when there were no steady gigs, I was happy to get a job as an extra on a commercial. Extras are those people who walk around in Continue Reading »

A Coke in Mississippi

Posted on June 23, 2017

A buddy of mine from California saw a map online that showed how much money per hour a person needs to earn in order to afford rent in their state. California is one of the more expensive states and he wondered if he’d have to move. I’m familiar with his economic situation, so I told Continue Reading »

Georges Briard Wasn’t Really His Name!

Posted on June 21, 2017

Mid Century Modern style is all the rage right now. Design elements from the 1950s & early 60s are collectively known as Mid Century Modern or MCM. That era was a time of anticipation of a better tomorrow. The cars had fins like jet planes (the 1959 Cadillacs had the highest, pointiest fins and were Continue Reading »

Long Time, No See

Posted on June 13, 2017

Much like the owner of the bicycle in the photo, I haven’t written in this blog in a while. At least the bicyclist has a good excuse, the bike is locked up next to a bar. After a few drinks, you forget where you put your bike. After a few more, you forget you ever Continue Reading »

Liberty Bowl for U Penn Med School Ophthalmology Award

Posted on January 4, 2017

There’s an old movie called “Charade” in which a child at a stamp market in Paris mistakenly trades three extremely valuable stamps for some ordinary, but colorful ones. His horrified mother & her friend track down the stamps dealer to try to get them back. They had little hope that the new owner would grant their Continue Reading »