Tagged With: Baby Boomers

Birds, Choppers and the Cobra: Helicopters and the Vietnam War

As popular as the movie Platoon was, it almost ruined me on Vietnam, at least from the military history aspect. It seems popular media sources concentrate only on the ready topics that come to mind such as drugs, bad soldiers and draft card burnings. Seemingly overlooked is the vast transition of the United States army … Continue reading »

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Hustle Baby, Hustle!!! The Big Bomb Gone!

Yeah, it’s a wacky title, but considering today’s subject, it seemed appropriate! What I’m talking about is this: (1) One of the fastest bombers in the United States Air Force inventory, the B-58 Hustler was truly a remarkable aircraft and a break away from the lumbering B-36 and B-52. Capable of Mach 1+ flight, the … Continue reading »

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Scandal!!!! Freed, Payola and The End of Innocence?

Hi all, Geez…sorry for the late post today, but life sometimes just doesn’t work the way we want it to.  Thank you for still stopping by the blog, subscribing and reading!  If you like my stuff, feel free to pass it on to someone you know if you have a moment! ————————————— I was listening … Continue reading »

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Speedy and the Fizz!

Did the title of my post ring a bell? Did the name come to mind? Do you know what I’m talking about yet? If not, here’s another clue: (1) That’s right! It’s Alka-Seltzer! It’s the classic American product sold as a relief to indigestion, upset stomach, and heartburn. With great slogans and a cute, animated … Continue reading »

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Small, cute….and deadly? The strange saga of the Chevrolet Corvair

The early 1960’s, much like today, saw a movement towards economy in automobile design and basic functionality. This was a direct change from the chrome-laden, fuel-hungry autos of the late 1950’s. Streamlined design, fuel economy, and simplicity of operation became the called for norm. Perhaps in response to the increasingly popularity of a little car … Continue reading »

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Emergency! Jack Webb Part II

The more I read about Jack Webb, the more I like the guy! He seems to be a straight-shooter, no-nonsense kinda guy. I’ve been focusing on some of his works this last weekend through the Hulu web site and I’ve ended up watching waaaay too much Internet TV. But…… These are some really, really good … Continue reading »

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