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Marvin the Martian arrived on earth this week in 1948. Technically the generation of GenXer's parents, but we relived Marvin's magic every day after school thanks to wide distribution of Looney Tunes cartoons rerun on one of our three or four TV channels! 🙌
#MarvinTheMartian #LooneyTunes #BugsBunny #Nostalgia #GenX
Thanks again for the outpouring of birthday wishes 🙌🎂🥳🎉🎊
Meet my new friend! 🐴
also: you may have noticed that while I was out playing cowboy for the day, Calckey rebranded and is now FireFish 🙌
I'll be reading up on the new offerings and our instructions for migration to the new Fediverse platform. You'll likely be getting new friend requests from me, fear not, it isn't an imposter 😉🙌🙌🙌🎉🎉🎉🤠🤠🤠
Today in 1988, the Nashville Radio station WYHY offered 1 Million Dollar reward for proof Elvis was still alive.
I suspect most GenXers discovered the magic of Elvis as adults.
My only childhood memory about Elvis was in 1977 when he died.
After hearing the news on the radio that day, my mother cried. It was the first time I had ever seen her cry. I did not understand, but the moment is forever etched in my memory.
I discovered his music years later, after high school when my love of what was then called "oldies," started.
The next Elvis related memory was the late 1980s conspiracy about Elvis being alive in hiding.
Unlike today, conspiracy theories then were the stuff of JFK, Big Foot and UFOs. More tabloid fodder than the cult-like following of today's QAnon.
Today in 1976 - Family Fued Debut
1976: Families Start Feuding
From 1965 to 1970, Richard Dawson played Newkirk on the CBS sitcom, Hogan’s Heroes. After that he appeared as a panelist regular on the network’s game show, Match Game. During this time, he had an unofficial agreement with one of the show’s creators, Mark Goodson, that when the next Goodson-Todman game was created, Dawson would receive an invitation to audition to host the show. A little while later Dawson read in a trade publication that a new game show called Family Feud was in the works and it would be hosted by William Shatner. Angered by this, Dawson sent his agent to Goodson’s office to ask him to reconsider or Dawson would not be the same likeable and funny guy fans appreciated when appearing on Match Game. Goodson gave in, Dawson auditioned and got the job. The first episode of the guessing game show that pitted one family against another, appeared on ABC on this day in 1976. Dawson hosted the show through 1985 when ABC cancelled it. Ray Combs jumped in the saddle when the show was revived for CBS from 1988-1994.
Dawson did a repeat performance for the syndicated show from 1994-1995. Family Feud was off the air for four years before another syndicated version of the show appeared with Louie Anderson as host from 1999-2002 followed by Richard Karn from 2002-2006 and John O’Hurley from 2006-2010. Hurley has stated that he left the show when the producers insisted on adding rude humor to the show’s questions. Steve Harvey has done the honors for both the syndicated show and the the “celebrity” edition that airs on ABC, since 2010.
Six Million Dollar Man vs Bigfoot
Laughable now. To this eight year old, it was edge of my seat action!
I can't think of anyone quite like Paul Lynde today.
We all loved watching Hollywood Squares. It felt like we were getting away with something naughty. And Paul in the center square always came through with the laughs!
Some clips of Paul Lynde on Hollywood Squares from 1968-1981:
Today in 1985 ..... Back to the Future was released in theaters.
Fun little trilogy with huge impact on pop culture!
Also remember seeing Huey Lewis & The News that summer. Crowd went WILD when they played the Power of Love, from the movie.
During the 1970's, the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) in Lebanon functioned as a center for training, arming, and harboring terrorist groups from most of the non-Communist countries. In 1973, the PLO openly declared its intention to actively aid and seek aid from revolutionary movements.
On Sunday 27 June 1976, a routine flight from Tel Aviv to Paris, carrying 247 passengers and 12 crew, Air France Flight 139 was hijacked by two members of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine – External Operations (PFLP-EO).
At just after 8 a.m. on June 26, 1974, that the first item (a pack of Wrigley's gum) marked with the Universal Product Code (UPC) was scanned at the checkout of Troy’s Marsh Supermarket.
Egyptian president Anwar Sadat, US president Jimmy Carter, center, and Israeli prime minister Menachem Begin clasp hands on the north lawn of the White House as they sign the peace treaty between Egypt and Israel, March 26, 1979. (AP/Bob Daugherty)
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