Archive for the ‘Misc.’ Category

December 2nd, 2020 - 11:08 pm § in Misc.

2020 Rockefeller tree lighting (video)

This is the 90th year of a tradition begun in 1931 by construction workers. The 75-ft. Norway spruce has 50,000 LED lights and a star weighing 900 lbs. Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]

December 2nd, 2020 - 4:00 pm § in Misc.

Airlines ban farm animals from passenger cabins

Yes, that’s a weird headline, but we live in strange times. Read story here. Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]

December 1st, 2020 - 1:44 am § in Misc.

Full-length feature film: Matewan (1987)

Critically-acclaimed film about labor organizing in the West Virginia coalfields, culminating with a depiction of the “Matewan massacre,” an historical event of May 9, 1920, which is reenacted in the present day as a tourist attraction (second video below). Running time: 2 hrs. 13 mins. [...]

November 30th, 2020 - 9:23 pm § in Humor, Misc.

Dog loves leaf piles (video)

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November 30th, 2020 - 8:55 pm § in Misc.

Donizetti: L’elisir d’amore: Una furtiva lagrima at Le Musée des Arts Décoratifs (Video)

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November 30th, 2020 - 8:46 pm § in Environment, Humor, Misc.

50 Years Ago: The dynamited whale

In November 1970, a dead whale washed up on an Oregon beach and began to stink. As Newsweek says, “the Oregon Department of Highways determined it was too large to bury. Instead they blew it up, using 20 cases of dynamite.” The results were, shall we say, not exactly as planned. Now, a p[...]

November 29th, 2020 - 4:56 pm § in Misc.

Biden gains 87 votes from Trump’s $3 million Wisconsin recount

A recount in Wisconsin’s two largest and most Democratic counties that cost the Trump campaign $3 million increased Biden’s lead in that state by 87 votes, CNN reported on Sunday, November 29, 2020 (read story here). Biden gained on Trump by 132 votes in Milwaukee County, which has a lar[...]

November 29th, 2020 - 9:07 am § in Humor, Misc.

If you want to be employed, keep your opinions to yourself

That’s always been somewhat true, at least in certain occupations, but recent research at Penn State concludes that being opinionated on social media turns off recruiters: “Applying for a job? Don’t come across as self-absorbed on your Facebook page. Don’t express your strong[...]

November 29th, 2020 - 8:48 am § in Misc.

Darth Vader dies of old age

David Prowse, 85, who played Darth Vader in the original “Star Wars” trilogy, died Saturday, November 28, 2020. Prowse, 6 feet 7 inches, and a champion bodybuilder, was already an experienced actor when he got the role. However, he only did the physical acting, and didn’t get the speaking [...]

November 28th, 2020 - 9:22 pm § in Misc.

Amazing toy trains (2 videos)

This 20′ x 40′ HO scale layout is located in a St. Louis suburb. For more info, go here and here. There are lots more YouTube videos; to find them, type “City Edge Layout” in the search box. Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]