Rock N’ Roll Forever By Danny & the Juniors

Danny & the Juniors are a doo-wop quartet from Philadelphia comprising Danny Rapp, Dave White, Frank Maffei and Joe Terranova. Formed in 1955, they are most widely recognized for their hit single “At the Hop”, which was released in 1957. They are sometimes erroneously stated as being an Italian-American band (lead singer Danny Rapp was actually of Irish extraction).

Rock, (rock), (rock).Oh, baby, rock, (rock), (rock).
Oh, baby, rock, (rock), (rock).

Oh, baby, rock, (rock), (rock).

Oh, baby, rock and roll is here to stay./(Rock, rock, rock.)
It will never die./(Rock, rock, ro-ah-ah-ock.)
It was meant to be that way,/(Rock, rock, rock.)
Though I don’t know why./(Rock, rock, rock.)
I don’t care what people say,/(Ah-ah-ahh.)
Rock and roll is here to stay./(Rock, rock, rock.)
(We don’t care what people say,)
(Rock and roll is here to stay.)

Rock and roll will always be./(Rock and roll.)
I dig it to the end./(Rock and roll-woh-woh.)
It’ll go down in history,/(Rock and roll.)
Just you watch, my friend./(Rock and roll.)
Rock and roll will always be./(Ah-ahh.)
It’ll go down in history./(Rock and roll.)
(Rock and roll will always be.)
(It’ll go down in history.)

((Everybody rock, everybody rock.))
((Everybody rock, everybody rock. ))
((Rock on, everybody rock.))
Everybody ((rock and roll,))
((Everybody rock and roll-))(oh-oh,)
((Everybody rock and roll,))
((Everybody rock and roll,))
((Rock on, everybody rock and roll.))

Rock and roll is here to stay./(Rock, rock, rock.)
It will never die./(Rock, rock, ro-ah-ah-ock.)
It was meant to be that way,/(Rock, rock, rock.)
Though I don’t know why./(Rock, rock, rock.)
I don’t care what people say,/(Ah-ah-ahh.)
Rock and roll is here to stay./(Rock, rock, rock.)

Rock and roll will always be./(Rock and roll.)
I dig it to the end./(Rock and roll-woh-woh.)
It’ll go down in history,/(Rock and roll.)
Just you watch, my friend./(Rock and roll.)
Rock and roll will always be./(Ah-ah-ahh.)
It’ll go down in history./(Rock and roll.)

Now, if you ((don’t like rock and roll,))
Think ((what)) you’ve been missin’.
((But if you like to Bop 1 and Stroll 1 ,))
((Come around and listen.))
((Let’s all start to have a ball,))
((Everybody rock and roll.))

[Outro: Each man in turn:]
Rock, (rock), (rock).
Oh, baby, rock, (rock), (rock).
Oh, baby, rock, (rock), (rock).
Oh, baby, rock, (rock), (rock).
Oh, baby, rock, (rock), (rock).
[Fade.]
Oh, baby, rock, (rock), (rock).
Oh, baby, rock, (rock), (rock).
Oh, baby, rock, (rock), (rock).

White Rabbits

 

One of the oddest and yet hilarious scenes from any movie.  Early seventies flick titled Thunderbolt and Lightfoot.  Clint Eastwood and Jeff Bridges characters are hitch hiking and get picked up by a crazed hillbilly who is plastered from inhaling carbon monoxide.  The hillbilly for some unexplained and strange reason has a trunk full of white rabbits.

Cats Watching TV

It’s possible that cats that seem to become engrossed in television programs may have a higher prey drive than other cats. Because of that, their attention might be more easily caught by movements and changing colors on the TV, which can make them think there might be a rodent or bird in the room.

 

We’ve created a monster. Tubby now thinks any rectangular object is fair game to stare at. Picture frames for example. He also sits next to our monitors waiting for something to move.

I once had a cat that used to get glued to the TV screen when downhill skiing was on.

Remote Control Car Spotted Speeding Down Highway Flummoxes Finnish Cops

Authorities in Finland were left scratching their heads after a traffic camera photographed a remote control car speeding down a highway at over forty miles-per-hour. The strange incident reportedly occurred earlier this month along a major highway near the community of Toytari. Measuring approximately 20 inches long, the car was clocked at going a whopping 43 miles-per-hour, which is actually ten miles-per-hour over the speed limit.

Stressing that the miniature vehicle was not a toy, traffic safety official Dennis Pasterstein explained that “this is a model car for a more serious enthusiast with a much more powerful engine. Ordinary toys do not travel at such a speed.” Be that as it may, he indicated that “I haven’t seen anything like this before” and expressed the hope that “this is also the last time” since “pranks and games are fun, but the highway is a completely wrong place to play.”

To that end, he noted that motorists who encounter the tiny car speeding around on the highway would likely be confused by what they are seeing and take evasive action to avoid it, thus potentially causing an accident. As for who may have been at the controls of the vehicle, Pasterstein surmised that it was likely a person standing off to the side of the highway since, fortunately for them, they weren’t spotted by the camera.

Reminds me of a scene from the movie ‘The Dead Pool’ with Clint Eastwood.

Amazing historical photos

(COLORIZED) Lt. Custer and Union Troops (1862)

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Bombs dropped on Kobe, Japan (1945)

 

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Hitler looking at the Gustav Railway gun (1942)

 

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JFK and LBJ during the Cuban Missile Crisis (1962)

 

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Joseph and Magda Goebbels on their wedding day. Best man- Adolf Hitler (1931)

 

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Ruby Bridges, first African-American to attend a white elementary school in the South (Nov. 14th, 1960)

 

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San Francisco (1958)

 

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The dog of General George S. Patton on the day of his death (1945)

 

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The SAS storming the Iranian Embassy to free hostages taken by terrorists. London. 1980

 

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Thich Quang Duc Vietnam (1963) Buddhist anti-government protest

 

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Three Archers, Japan (ca. 1870-1880)

 

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Last photo taken of the Titanic (1912)

 

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Some engineers have too much time on their hands

The Goodyear Inflatoplane was an experimental aircraft made by the Goodyear Aircraft Company, a subsidiary of Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, well known for the Goodyear blimp. Although it seemed an improbable project, the finished aircraft proved to be capable of meeting its design objectives although its sponsor, the United States Army, ultimately cancelled the project when it could not find a “valid military use for an aircraft that could be brought down by a well-aimed bow and arrow.”

The original concept of an all-fabric inflatable aircraft was based on Taylor McDaniel inflatable rubber glider experiments in 1931. Designed and built in only 12 weeks, the Goodyear Inflatoplane was built in 1956, with the idea that it could be used by the military as a rescue plane to be dropped in a hardened container behind enemy lines. The 44 cubic ft (1.25 cubic meter) container could also be transported by truck, jeep trailer or aircraft.  The inflatable surface of this aircraft was actually a sandwich of two rubber-type materials connected by a mesh of nylon threads, forming an I-beam. When the nylon was exposed to air, it absorbed and repelled water as it stiffened, giving the aircraft its shape and rigidity. Structural integrity was retained in flight with forced air being continually circulated by the aircraft’s motor.

Monster of the Caspian Sea – A Once Glorious Soviet Aircraft Rusting Away on a Beach

Developed during the 1980’s in Soviet Russia, the futuristic looking MD-160 Lun-class ekranoplan had been sitting unused at a Russian naval base since the late 1990’s, but has now been beached on the shores of the Caspian Sea, as part of a plan to turn it into an ocean-side tourist attraction.

Known as the Caspian Sea Monster, the giant ekranoplan was designed in 1975 by Rostislav Evgenievich Alexeyev, a prominent developer of of hydrofoil ships and ground effect vehicles. It used a cushion of air beneath its giant wings to hover at about 13 feet above water, making it hard to detect. It was built as part of the Soviet WIG program, which dated back to the 1960’s Cold War, and was the only Lun-class ekranoplan to ever be completed and equipped with supersonic missiles.

 

The experimental aircraft got its nickname from the CIA. When spy satellite photos revealed this giant airplane with “KM” stamped on the wings, they named it Kaspian Monster, not knowing that the letters actually stood for Korabl-Maket (Prototype Ship).

The MD-160 ekranoplan was retired in the late 1990’s and had been sitting abandoned in a Russian naval base ever since. On July 31, the vehicle was taken under tow for a move to Derbent, Dagestan, with plans to turn into a tourist attraction as part of a park. When it arrived, authorities realized that there was nowhere to put the giant aircraft, which dwarfs a 747 jet.

The one-of-a-kind ekranoplan has been beached on the shore of the Caspian Sea since August, despite several attempts by locals to pull it to dry land by hand.

It appears that the Caspian Sea Monster has once again been abandoned, at least for the moment, and there is the sad possibility that it will be pummeled to pieces by the waves. A tragic ending for one of the most visually-impressive aircrafts ever built.

General characteristics

  • Crew: 5
  • Capacity: 50 people
  • Length: 92.00 m (301 ft 10 in)
  • Wingspan: 37.60 m (123 ft 4 in) * Tail stabilizer span: 37 m (121 ft 5 in)
  • Height: 21.80 m (71 ft 6 in)
  • Wing area: 662.50 m2 (7,131.1 sq ft)
  • Empty weight: 240,000 kg (529,109 lb)
  • Max takeoff weight: 544,000 kg (1,199,315 lb)
  • Powerplant: 10 × Dobrynin VD-7 turbojet, 127.53 kN (28,670 lbf) thrust each

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 500 km/h (310 mph, 270 kn)
  • Cruise speed: 430 km/h (270 mph, 230 kn)
  • Range: 1,500 km (930 mi, 810 nmi)
  • Ground effect altitude: 4–14 m (13 ft 1 in–45 ft 11 in)
  • Maximum sea state: 1.2 m (3 ft 11 in)

Massive Ancient Cat Drawing Found Among Nazca Lines in Peru

Workers refurbishing a platform overlooking the iconic Nazca Lines in Peru could not believe their eyes when they stumbled upon a massive drawing of a cat that had been etched into a hillside thousands of years ago. According to a press release from the Peruvian Ministry of Culture announcing the remarkable discovery, “the figure was scarcely visible and was about to disappear, because it’s situated on quite a steep slope that’s prone to the effects of natural erosion.”

Fortunately, upon finding the feline, experts set about clearing and restoring the drawing, which measures 120 feet long and is believed to have been created around 200 BC to 100 BC. “With this discovery, once again, the rich and varied cultural legacy that the area harbors is revealed,” marveled the Peruvian Ministry of Culture. The proverbial Nazca cat is the latest in what has been a staggering series of finds made in the region over the last few years, including a whopping 50 previously unseen drawings documented in 2018 by way of a drone survey.

Happy National Sasquatch Awareness Day

In the pantheon of odd and obscure holidays, October 20th stands out as a date which may be of particular interest to paranormal enthusiasts as it happens to be National Sasquatch Awareness Day. The concept was first proposed back in 2009 by way of a Change.org petition, presumably meant to mark the anniversary of the filming of the iconic Patterson-Gimlin Bigfoot film on October 20th, 1967. Although the idea initially received middling support online, it has since slowly grown over time, not unlike the legend of Bigfoot itself.

This year, the burgeoning holiday caught the attention of Oregon television station KPTV, who dispatched reporter Joe Vithayathil to The North American Bigfoot Center which is located in the ironically named city of Boring and helmed by ‘Finding Bigfoot’ star Cliff Barackman. Reflecting on the impact of the Patterson-Gimlin movie, he mused that the footage was “the best and the first footage obtained of a Sasquatch and its one of the only ones that holds up to that level even now.”

Meanwhile, indicative of how October 20th holds a special place in Sasquatch lore, Nebraska governor Pete Ricketts signed a proclamation recognizing the date as ‘Bigfoot Crossroads of Nebraska Day.’ Honored as part of the decree is Harriett McFeely, who operates a museum devoted to the cryptid in the city of Hastings that made headlines earlier this year when it acquired a flag believed to have been shredded and braided by Bigfoot.

Although National Sasquatch Awareness Day has yet to achieve the level of notoriety afforded to Extraterrestrial Culture Day or World UFO Day, which is inexplicably two separate dates, it’s likely only a matter of time until it becomes as much a part of the paranormal calendar as those aforementioned celebrations once word about it grows. To that end, it would seem that perhaps the only thing holding the holiday back is, ironically, a lack of awareness that it exists.