Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween! - Chilling Old Time Radio: "The Thing on the Fourble Board" and "The Chicken Heart!"

Here's a Halloween treat -- the best of old time radio horror:

A drilling crew finds a subterranean horror in "The Thing on the Fourble Board."

and

"It is later than you think" when Lights Out presents Arch Oboler's "Chicken Heart."


HAPPY HALLOWEEN

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Sunday Night at the Movies - Halloween Edition: "Night of the Living Dead" (1968)

"They're coming to get you, Barbara!"  The one that started them all -- radiation from a space probe reanimates the dead who are hungry for the flesh of the living.  Written by George A. Romero and John A. Russo.  Directed by George A. Romero.  Shocking and gory for its time.

 HAPPY HALLOWEEN


Friday, October 28, 2011

Thrillling Friday Serials: Radar Men from the Moon - Chapter 9: Battle in the Stratosphere!

Cody attempts to escape with the Lunarium in a stolen moon tank as Radar Men from the Moon continues in Chapter 9: Battle in the Stratosphere!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

100 Essential E-Books #69 "Winesburg, Ohio" by Sherwood Anderson

"Winesburg, Ohio" by Sherwood Anderson is a cycle of twenty-two related short stories centered around that town and protagonist George Willard.  First published in 1919 it was hailed by Hart Crane and H.L. Menken and appears on the Modern Library's list of the best English language novels of the 20th Century.

Here in multiple formats is "Winesburg, Ohio" by Sherwood Anderson from ManyBooks.net.









The 100 Essential E-Books so far:

1. Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
2. Through the Looking Glass - Lewis Caroll
3. The Complete Works of William Shakespeare
4. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - Mark Twain
5. Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
6. The Collected Works of Edgar Allan Poe
7. Moby Dick or The Whale - Herman Melville
8. Don Quixote - Miguel de Cervantes
9. Ulysses - James Joyce
10. The Jungle Book - Rudyard Kipling
11. War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
12. Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
13. Gulliver's Travels - Jonathan Swift
14. Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
15. Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheus by Mary Shelley
16. The Call of the Wild by Jack London
17. Dracula by Bram Stoker
18. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
19. Strange Case of Doctor Jekyll and Mister Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
20. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
21. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
22. The Way We Live Now by Anthony Trollope
23. The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford
24. The Diary of a Nobody by George and Weedon Grossmith
25. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
26. The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
27. Emma by Jane Austen
28. The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan
29. Nostromo A Tale of the Seaboard by Joseph Conrad
30. David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
31. The Time Machine by H. G. Wells
32. Beowulf by Anonymous
33. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
34. Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town by Stephen Leacock
35. The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
36. The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams
37. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
38. The Iliad by Homer
39. The Odyssey by Homer
40. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum 
41. Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne 
42. Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol 
43. The Island of Doctor Moreau by H. G. Wells 
44. Walden; or, A Life in the Woods by Henry David Thoreau 
45. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins
46. Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott 
47. A Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne 
48. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte 
49. Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe 
50. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde 
51. Les Miserables by Victor Hugo 
52. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy 
53. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain 
54. Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson 
55. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad 
56. Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman 
57. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas 
58. Grimm's Fairy Tales by the Brothers Grimm
59. Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens 
60. Notes from the Underground by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
61. Notre Dame de Paris (The Hunchback of Notre Dame) by Victor Hugo.
62. The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells
63. Faust by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 
64. A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court by Mark Twain 
65. Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe
66. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte 
67. The Art of War by Sun Tzu
68. The Republic by Plato
69. Winesburg, Ohio by Sherwood Anderson

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Sunday Night at the Movies - Halloween Edition - "Werewolf in a Girls' Dormitory" (1962)

When the inmates of a girls' reformatory are murdered suspicion falls on the new science teacher.  Could he be a werewolf? Starring Barbara Lass and Curt Lowens.  Directed by Paolo Heusch.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Thrilling Friday Serials: "Radar Men from the Moon" Chapter 8: "The Enemy Planet!"

Graber and Daly attempt to shoot Cody's plane down with the ray gun they intend to use to destroy troop trains in "Radar Men from the Moon" - Chapter 8: "The Enemy Planet!"


Thursday, October 20, 2011

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

100 Essential E-Books #68 "The Republic" by Plato

Defining the relationship between man and political society "The Republic" by Plato is a socratic dialogue written in approximately 380 BC.  It has influenced every political structure and examination of political theory that have followed and is also famous for presenting Plato's "Allegory of the Cave," depicting his distinction between the world of appearances versus the 'real' world.

Here in multiple formats is "The Republic" by Plato from ManyBooks.net.





The 100 Essential E-Books so far:

1. Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
2. Through the Looking Glass - Lewis Caroll
3. The Complete Works of William Shakespeare
4. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - Mark Twain
5. Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
6. The Collected Works of Edgar Allan Poe
7. Moby Dick or The Whale - Herman Melville
8. Don Quixote - Miguel de Cervantes
9. Ulysses - James Joyce
10. The Jungle Book - Rudyard Kipling
11. War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
12. Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
13. Gulliver's Travels - Jonathan Swift
14. Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
15. Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheus by Mary Shelley
16. The Call of the Wild by Jack London
17. Dracula by Bram Stoker
18. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
19. Strange Case of Doctor Jekyll and Mister Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
20. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
21. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
22. The Way We Live Now by Anthony Trollope
23. The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford
24. The Diary of a Nobody by George and Weedon Grossmith
25. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
26. The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
27. Emma by Jane Austen
28. The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan
29. Nostromo A Tale of the Seaboard by Joseph Conrad
30. David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
31. The Time Machine by H. G. Wells
32. Beowulf by Anonymous
33. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
34. Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town by Stephen Leacock
35. The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
36. The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams
37. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
38. The Iliad by Homer
39. The Odyssey by Homer
40. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum 
41. Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne 
42. Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol 
43. The Island of Doctor Moreau by H. G. Wells 
44. Walden; or, A Life in the Woods by Henry David Thoreau 
45. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins
46. Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott 
47. A Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne 
48. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte 
49. Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe 
50. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde 
51. Les Miserables by Victor Hugo 
52. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy 
53. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain 
54. Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson 
55. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad 
56. Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman 
57. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas 
58. Grimm's Fairy Tales by the Brothers Grimm
59. Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens 
60. Notes from the Underground by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
61. Notre Dame de Paris (The Hunchback of Notre Dame) by Victor Hugo.
62. The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells
63. Faust by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 
64. A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court by Mark Twain 
65. Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe
66. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte 
67. The Art of War by Sun Tzu
68. The Republic by Plato

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Sunday Night at the Movies - Halloween Edition: "Teenagers from Outer Space" (1959)

Teenagers invade from outer space in order to raise herds of Gargans (giant lobsters) who will destroy the human race, but one young alien falls for a pretty Earth girl...

It's notable that this movie was made for twenty thousand dollars. Stars David Love and Dawn Bender. Written and directed by Tom Graeff.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Thrilling Friday Serials: "Radar Men from the Moon" Chapter 7: "Camouflaged Destruction!"

Cody pursues Graber and his henchman to the top of Clark Mountain where Graber has a trap laid for him in "Radar Men from the Moon," Chapter 7: "Camouflaged Destruction!"


Tuesday, October 11, 2011

100 Essential E-Books #67 The Art of War by Sun Tzu

This classic work of military strategy "The Art of War" is attributed to the ancient chinese general Sun Tzu and has influence the millenia that followed, as it continues to do to this day.


Here in multiple formats is "The Art of War" by Sun Tzu from ManyBooks.net.












The 100 Essential E-Books so far:

1. Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
2. Through the Looking Glass - Lewis Caroll
3. The Complete Works of William Shakespeare
4. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - Mark Twain
5. Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
6. The Collected Works of Edgar Allan Poe
7. Moby Dick or The Whale - Herman Melville
8. Don Quixote - Miguel de Cervantes
9. Ulysses - James Joyce
10. The Jungle Book - Rudyard Kipling
11. War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
12. Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
13. Gulliver's Travels - Jonathan Swift
14. Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
15. Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheus by Mary Shelley
16. The Call of the Wild by Jack London
17. Dracula by Bram Stoker
18. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
19. Strange Case of Doctor Jekyll and Mister Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
20. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
21. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
22. The Way We Live Now by Anthony Trollope
23. The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford
24. The Diary of a Nobody by George and Weedon Grossmith
25. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
26. The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
27. Emma by Jane Austen
28. The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan
29. Nostromo A Tale of the Seaboard by Joseph Conrad
30. David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
31. The Time Machine by H. G. Wells
32. Beowulf by Anonymous
33. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
34. Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town by Stephen Leacock
35. The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
36. The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams
37. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
38. The Iliad by Homer
39. The Odyssey by Homer
40. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum 
41. Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne 
42. Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol 
43. The Island of Doctor Moreau by H. G. Wells 
44. Walden; or, A Life in the Woods by Henry David Thoreau 
45. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins
46. Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott 
47. A Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne 
48. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte 
49. Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe 
50. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde 
51. Les Miserables by Victor Hugo 
52. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy 
53. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain 
54. Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson 
55. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad 
56. Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman 
57. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas 
58. Grimm's Fairy Tales by the Brothers Grimm
59. Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens 
60. Notes from the Underground by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
61. Notre Dame de Paris (The Hunchback of Notre Dame) by Victor Hugo.
62. The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells
63. Faust by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 
64. A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court by Mark Twain 
65. Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe
66. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte 
67. The Art of War by Sun Tzu

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Sunday Night at the Movies - Halloween Edition: "Dr. Jekyll and Mister Hyde" 1920 starring John Barrymore

The classic story of the mild-mannered doctor who unleashes his dark and evil side got its first film adaptation with this silent movie from 1920 starring John Barrymore.  It's also memorable for the performance by Barrymore who begins the transformation without makeup effects, relying solely on his ability to contort his face.  A horror classic.  Directed by John S. Robertson and produced by Adolf Zukor.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Thrilling Friday Serials: "Radar Men from the Moon" - Chapter 6: "Hills of Death!"

Cody and Ted try to intercept Graber but Daly has other ideas in "Radar Men from the Moon" - Chapter 6: "Hills of Death!"


Tuesday, October 4, 2011

100 Essential E-Books #66 "Wuthering Heights" by Emily Bronte

The story of Catherine and Heathcliff and their ill-fated love for each other is the subject of the 1847 novel, "Wuthering Heights" by Emily Bronte.


Here in multiple formats is "Wuthering Heights" by Emily Bronte from ManyBooks.net.










The 100 Essential E-Books so far:

1. Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
2. Through the Looking Glass - Lewis Caroll
3. The Complete Works of William Shakespeare
4. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - Mark Twain
5. Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
6. The Collected Works of Edgar Allan Poe
7. Moby Dick or The Whale - Herman Melville
8. Don Quixote - Miguel de Cervantes
9. Ulysses - James Joyce
10. The Jungle Book - Rudyard Kipling
11. War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
12. Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
13. Gulliver's Travels - Jonathan Swift
14. Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
15. Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheus by Mary Shelley
16. The Call of the Wild by Jack London
17. Dracula by Bram Stoker
18. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
19. Strange Case of Doctor Jekyll and Mister Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
20. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
21. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
22. The Way We Live Now by Anthony Trollope
23. The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford
24. The Diary of a Nobody by George and Weedon Grossmith
25. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
26. The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
27. Emma by Jane Austen
28. The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan
29. Nostromo A Tale of the Seaboard by Joseph Conrad
30. David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
31. The Time Machine by H. G. Wells
32. Beowulf by Anonymous
33. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
34. Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town by Stephen Leacock
35. The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
36. The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams
37. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
38. The Iliad by Homer
39. The Odyssey by Homer
40. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum 
41. Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne 
42. Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol 
43. The Island of Doctor Moreau by H. G. Wells 
44. Walden; or, A Life in the Woods by Henry David Thoreau 
45. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins
46. Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott 
47. A Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne 
48. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte 
49. Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe 
50. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde 
51. Les Miserables by Victor Hugo 
52. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy 
53. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain 
54. Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson 
55. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad 
56. Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman 
57. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas 
58. Grimm's Fairy Tales by the Brothers Grimm
59. Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens 
60. Notes from the Underground by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
61. Notre Dame de Paris (The Hunchback of Notre Dame) by Victor Hugo.
62. The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells
63. Faust by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 
64. A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court by Mark Twain 
65. Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe
66. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Sunday Night at the Movies: Ghosts on the Loose (1943) starring the East Side Kids and Bela Lugosi

The East Side Kids try to help Glimpy's sister and her new husband by fixing up their house but go to the wrong house - "a haunted house."  Starring the East Side Kids, Bella Lugosi, and Ava Gardner.  Directed by William Beaudine.