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Abbott, Costello, Fibber, Philco and Sinatra: Do You Do Old Time Radio?

I almost didn’t post this planned topic today, what with the NSA stuff over on TEMPEST that Wired has (found out via /.)…I really wanted to do a post on that, considering my previous stuff with the ENORMOZ VENONA escapade as well as the No Whiskey, No Tires, No Gas posts….but OTR won out. (1) … Continue reading »

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It’s a Command Performance!

Besides keeping the troops in beans and bullets during World War II, the government realized that entertainment would go a long way in improving morale. Helping to fit these needs, Command Performance offered a great opportunity both for the entertainment of the troops as well as for the Hollywood stars to get a “captive” audience. … Continue reading »

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