It was just 245 years ago today, December 3, 1775, in the cold waters of Philadelphia Harbor, when Lieutenant and soon to be father of the American Navy John Paul Jones hoisted our Nation’s first universally recognized standard, the Grand Union Flag. The ship, the U.S.S. Alfred, was built in Philadelphia, but given the name the Black Prince, after Edward, the Black Prince.
Welcome back everyone, did you miss us? The boys are going to try something new for December. Much like our Harvest Horror Fest, for December we are going to chat about Christmas movies! They start off a possible tradition with a bang chatting about the Christmas classic Gremlins (1984). Off topics include limos, breeding, and stimulus TV’s?
It was just 175 years ago today, December 2, 1845, when President of the United States James Polk announced during his State of the Union Address a new phrase that had been mentioned before by the American populace, Manifest Destiny.
It was just 55 years ago today, December 1, 1965, when the United States began commercial flights from Communist Cuba to Miami, Florida, in an attempt to help as many people as possible flee the Castro regime.
It was just 70 years ago today, November 30, 1950, with UN Forces under heavy attack all along the front in North Korea and President Truman pondering the use of Atomic Bombs that the UN High Command, General MacArthur, had to not only admit the Communist Chinese had entered the Korean War but had stepped in “With Both Feet “.
It was just 70 years ago today, November 27, 1950, when the United States Marine Corps began a new epic legend in their history that ranks along with the battles of Belleau Wood, Wake Island, Guadalcanal, Tarawa and Iwo Jima.
It was just 70 years ago today, November 25, 1950, when the Chinese Army struck the U.S. 8th Army in western Korea.
It was just 70 years ago today, November 24, 1950, when UN Forces in Korea under the Command of General Douglas MacArthur launched their final offensive to end the War and have the Soldiers home, at least back in Japan, by Christmas.
It was just 70 years ago today, November 23, 1950, when the Armed Forces of the United States made a supreme effort to provide the American Fighting Man with a Hot Thanksgiving Dinner.
It was just 200 years ago, November 20, 1820, when a massive white sperm whale attacked a U.S. whaling ship, the Essex, destroying the vessel completely, and swimming about in its Caucasian way in the watery depths.
Welcome fellow movie buffs to another installment of the Reel Film Nerds podcast! Does anyone actually read this, I hope so. Today Mike and Matt chat about a very low budget but amazing Sci-Fi film The Vast of Night. Offbeat topics include rez ball, Roswell, and no MCU tie-in?
It was just 42 years ago today, November 18, 1978, when the world was shocked when members of the Peoples Temple Agricultural Project participated in a mass suicide – murder pact in the jungles of Guyana, South America.
It was just 149 years ago today, November 17, 1871, when the United States recognized the National Rifle Association, NRA. Being inspired by a similar English group, many Union officers, who witnessed modern firearm tactics first hand, wanted to create an organization that would train Americans in the proper use of firearms.
Honoring all Veterans on Veterans Day. We don’t know them all but we owe them all. Thank you for your service and sacrifices. This week Mike and Matt sit down and chat about a modern war movie The Outpost starring Scott Eastwood, Caleb Landry Jones, and Orlando Bloom. Topics include COVID haircuts, military spending, and Jungleland giveaway.
It was just 80 years ago today, November 16, 1940, when the Mad Bomber of New York City placed his first pipe bomb in the Con Edison building, New York City’s electric utility company. For years, except during World War II, for he thought it would interrupt the war effort, the Mad Bomber, George Metesky, had terrorized the people of […]
It was just 60 years ago today, November 13, 1940, when one of Disney’s most watched film, Fantasia, was released. Giving audiences a wide variety of musical scores with cartoon animation, this film has fascinated young and old alike.
It was just 270 years ago today, November 11, 1750, when the first ever collegiate secret society was formed in America, at least that we know of, after all, they are meant to be a secret.
“The Legend Lives On from The Chippewa On Down Of The Big Lake They Call Gitche Gumee ,…The Lake It Is Said, Never Gives Up Her Dead, When The Skies Of November Turn Gloomy.”
It was just 400 years ago today, November 9, 1620, when a weary band of men and women with children among them, sailed into Cape Cod, and beheld a land which promised them everything, freedom to worship, a new start, a fertile landscape, all of which could be achieved with hard work and prayer.
It was just 75 years ago today, November 6, 1945, when the first ever jet landing on an aircraft carrier was a success, even though it was not even a test, more of an accident.
Our Third Annual Harvest Horror Fest has come to an end but not Halloween, at least for us. Mike picked a film to raise people’s spirits especially after the election.
We saved the best for last for our Third Annual Harvest Horror Fest, Candyman (1992) starring Tony Todd and Virginia Madsen. Additional topics include the importance of movie soundtracks, urban legends, and discovering old photographs.
It was just 158 years ago today, November 5, 1862, when President Abraham Lincoln fired his Commanding General of the Army of the Potomac, George B. McClellan.
It was just 68 years ago today, November 4, 1952, when the National Security Agency (NSA) began protecting the American people.
It was just 74 years ago today, November 3, 1946, on the islands of Japan, that a new sun rose, promising a better future in the modern world. On this date, Emperor Hirohito, once thought of as a God, assented to a new Constitution, similar to that of the United States.
It was just 70 years ago today, November 1st through the 2nd, 1950 when soldiers of the United States Army first made contact with soldiers of the Chinese Communist Army.
It was just 45 years ago today, October 30, 1975, when the New York Daily News ran with the head line “Ford to City, Drop Dead”. At the time, New York City was in debt, big time, and was asking the Federal Government for a bailout.
It was just 82 years ago today, October 28, 1938, when the International Brigades, fighting on the loyalist side during the Spanish Civil War, left Spain forever, as the Republic was crumbling all around from the mighty weight of the Spanish Nationalist onslaught led by General Franco, the Caudillo, leader.
It was just 84 years ago today, October 27, 1936, when Mrs. Wallis Simpson successfully managed a preliminary decree of divorce from her husband, Ernest Aldrich Simpson.
It was just 70 years ago today, October 26, 1950 when the 1st Marine Division landed at the North Korean Port of Wonsan. On the east coast of North Korea, Wonsan is a major port, opening into the Sea of Japan.
It was just 78 years ago today, October 23, 1942, when Japanese tanks of the 1st Independent Tank company dashed across the sandy beaches of Guadalcanal, bent on the destruction of the outnumbered Marines.
Our Third Annual Harvest Horror Fest continues with a true vampire horror comedy classic The Lost Boys (1987) starring Jason Patric, Kiefer Sutherland, and the two Coreys. Off topics include Taken, RAW vs JPEG, and Natalie Portman.
It was just 86 years ago today, October 22, 1934, when Public Enemy Number One, Charles “Pretty Boy” Floyd was shot dead by Bureau of Investigation BOI (later FBI in 1935) Agents and Officers of the East Liverpool Police Department.
It was just 152 years ago today, October 21, 1868, when the San Francisco Bay area was ravaged by a massive earthquake. With a Mercalli level of IX, very violent, the area along the Hayward Fault was devastated.
It was just 45 years ago today, October 20, 1975, when the Supreme Court ruled that corporal punishment was legal in all schools. That’s right everyone, the swat on the backside is legal.
It was just 70 years ago today, October 19, 1950, when U.N. Forces, under the Command of General Douglas MacArthur captured the capital of North Korea, Pyongyang.
Welcome campers to our second pod of the Third Annual Harvest Horror Fest! Today the classic horror continues with one of Matt’s favorite horror films, yes Matt’s, Friday the 13th (1980). The boys stayed on point for most of the show but some extra topics include Halloween, gore in film, and horror films that scarred us for life.
It was just 111 years ago today, October 16, 1909, when the first meeting between two Presidents, that of the United States of America, and the nation of Mexico.