Friday, March 30, 2012

Thrilling Friday Serials: "Captain America" Chapter 7: "Wholesale Destruction!"

Cap races to the mine to capture Matson as "Captain America" continues in Chapter 7: "Wholesale Destruction!"

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Old Time Radio Thursday: "X Minus One" - "The Lifeboat Mutiny"

From September 11th, 1957 "X Minus One" presents "The Lifeboat Mutiny" by Robert Sheckley - a cautionary tale about buying used spacecraft...

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

100 Essential E-Books #91: "The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood" by Howard Pyle

Writer and Illustrator Howard Pyle collected ballads of the legendary (and dishonest) highwayman and wove them into the popular myth of the heroic outlaw in the 1883 children's novel, "The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood."

Here in multiple formats is "The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood" by Howard Pyle from ManyBooks.net.












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
70. This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald
71. The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri
72. The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin by Benjamin Franklin
73. The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce
74. Dubliners by James Joyce
75. Right Ho, Jeeves by P. G. Wodehouse
76. The Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen by Hans Christian Andersen
77. The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli
78. On the Origin of Species by Charles Darwin
79. The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter
80. ... The Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith
81. The Secret Agent: A Simple Tale by Joseph Conrad
82. The Man Who Was Thursday: A Nightmare by G. K. Chesterton
83. Struwwelpeter: Merry Tales and Funny Pictures by Heinrich Hoffmann
84. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne
85. The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton 
86. Silas Marner by George Eliot 
87. The Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain
88. Roughing It by Mark Twain
89. Five Children and It by Edith Nesbit
90. Peter Pan by James M. Barrie
91. The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood by Howard Pyle

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Sunday Night at the Movies: "Breathless" (A Bout de Souffle) (1960)

Jean-Paul Belmondo stars as the fugitive, Michel and Jean Seaberg as his girlfriend, Patricia in Jean-Luc Godard's first feature film, "Breathless." To quote the New York Times, it's "still cool, still new... - after all this time!"

Friday, March 23, 2012

Thrlling Friday Serials: "Captain America" - Chapter 6: "Vault of Vengeance!"

The Scarab's thugs threaten Gail with the Guillotine, unless she reveals Captain America's identity as "Captain America" continues - Chapter 6: "Vault of Vengeance!"


Thursday, March 22, 2012

Old Time Radio Thursdays: Bob and Ray - "Audience Questions" and "USS Speckled Bass"

Bob and Ray presents the CBS Radio Network.  From February 2, 1960 - Bob and Ray take audience questions and tell the heroic story of the submarine, "USS Speckled Bass." Bonus: Natalie Attired recites "Smooth Operator."

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

100 Essential E-Books #90: "Peter Pan" (Peter and Wendy) by James M. Barrie

The boy who can fly takes a trio of children to Neverland and leads the Lost Boys in a battle against the nefarious Captain Hook in the 1911 children's classic, "Peter Pan" by James M. Barrie. 

Here in multiple formats is "Peter Pan" by James M. Barrie from ManyBooks.net.











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
70. This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald
71. The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri
72. The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin by Benjamin Franklin
73. The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce
74. Dubliners by James Joyce
75. Right Ho, Jeeves by P. G. Wodehouse
76. The Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen by Hans Christian Andersen
77. The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli
78. On the Origin of Species by Charles Darwin
79. The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter
80. ... The Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith
81. The Secret Agent: A Simple Tale by Joseph Conrad
82. The Man Who Was Thursday: A Nightmare by G. K. Chesterton
83. Struwwelpeter: Merry Tales and Funny Pictures by Heinrich Hoffmann
84. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne
85. The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton 
86. Silas Marner by George Eliot 
87. The Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain
88. Roughing It by Mark Twain
89. Five Children and It by Edith Nesbit
90. Peter Pan by James M. Barrie
 

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Sunday Night at the Movies: "They Made Me A Criminal" (1939)

The great John Garfield stars with Anne Sheridan in this story about a world champion boxer who is framed for murder.  Featuring the Dead End Kids.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Thrilling Friday Serials: "Captain America" - Chapter 5: "Blade of Wrath!"

The Scarab attempts to murder Professor Dodge with a robot truck loaded with explosives as "Captain America" continues - Chapter 5: "Blade of Wrath!"


Thursday, March 15, 2012

Old Time Radio Thursdays: Bob and Ray present "Space House" and "The Green Pickerel"

From February 5th, 1960 Bob and Ray presents the CBS Radio Network.  This episode offers up a visit to "Space House" and "The Green Pickerel;" fop, charlatan, or fighter for liberty.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

100 Essential E-Books #89: "Five Children and It" by Edith Nesbit

While playing in a gravel pit five children discover a sand fairy who can grant wishes.  First published by 1902 this children's classic by E. Nesbit has never been  out of print.

Here in multiple formats is "Five Children and It" by Edith Nesbit from ManyBooks.net.





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
70. This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald
71. The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri
72. The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin by Benjamin Franklin
73. The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce
74. Dubliners by James Joyce
75. Right Ho, Jeeves by P. G. Wodehouse
76. The Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen by Hans Christian Andersen
77. The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli
78. On the Origin of Species by Charles Darwin
79. The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter
80. ... The Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith
81. The Secret Agent: A Simple Tale by Joseph Conrad
82. The Man Who Was Thursday: A Nightmare by G. K. Chesterton
83. Struwwelpeter: Merry Tales and Funny Pictures by Heinrich Hoffmann
84. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne
85. The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton 
86. Silas Marner by George Eliot 
87. The Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain
88. Roughing It by Mark Twain
89. Five Children and It by Edith Nesbit

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Sunday Night at the Movies: "The Phantom Carriage" (1921)

Legend has it that the last person to die each year must drive Death's carriage for the following year in this seminal Swedish film.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Thrilling Friday Serials: "Captain America" Chapter 4: "Preview of Murder!"

The Scarab's men loot the Platinum Refinery Vault using Dodge's Electronic Fire Bolt as "Captain America" continues - Chapter 4: "Preview of Murder!"

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Old Time Radio Thursdays: "You Are There" - The Signing of the Magna Carta

The events leading to the signing of the Magna Carta on June 19th, 1215 is presented by CBS Radio's "You Are There."  And now, the meadow called Runnymeade...

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

100 Essential E-Books #88: Roughing It by Mark Twain

First published in book form in 1972 "Roughing It" is Mark Twain's memoir of his adventures in the Wild West and the Kingdom of Hawaii.  It is a prequel to "Innocents Abroad."

Here in multiple formats is "Roughing It" by Mark Twain 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
70. This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald
71. The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri
72. The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin by Benjamin Franklin
73. The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce
74. Dubliners by James Joyce
75. Right Ho, Jeeves by P. G. Wodehouse
76. The Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen by Hans Christian Andersen
77. The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli
78. On the Origin of Species by Charles Darwin
79. The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter
80. ... The Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith
81. The Secret Agent: A Simple Tale by Joseph Conrad
82. The Man Who Was Thursday: A Nightmare by G. K. Chesterton
83. Struwwelpeter: Merry Tales and Funny Pictures by Heinrich Hoffmann
84. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne
85. The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton 
86. Silas Marner by George Eliot 
87. The Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain
88. Roughing It by Mark Twain
 

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Friday, March 2, 2012

Thrilling Friday Serials: "Captain America" Chapter 3: "Scarlet Shroud!"

Cap battles Matson and his men for possession of Professor Dodge's weapon plans as "Captain America" continues with Chapter 3: "Scarlet Shroud!"

Thursday, March 1, 2012