June 21, 2015

June 6th was the third year the Franklin Half Marathon was held in Leiper’s Fork, Tennessee. Runners encountered their worst nightmare when they came across some hillbillies, commonly known as the Bailey Bottom Boys. The Bailey Bottom Boys are a bunch of locals living in Leiper’s Fork and are often seen together. Some play music, some dance, some sing…but they’re always up for fun. If you hear banjos, you may want to run


March 7, 2015

tumblr_n3tku5ovyy1sebn0jo1_400We see a lot of dead racoons along side the road around here.  This may be one of the reasons.

California Measles Cases

February 15, 2015

Let’s all  just calm down.

One hundred and thirteen measles cases in California represents 0.0002897435897435897% of the approximately 39,000,000 people in California.

Not exactly an epidemic.

The Kiss

January 7, 2015


Sexual harassment, a hostile work environment and elder abuse all in one photo

Watch Your Step

January 1, 2015
Japanese early warning radar on Makin Island.

Japanese early warning radar on Makin Island.

“The Shield” replaces the “Global Force for Good”

December 18, 2014

The Navy has finally dumped the unpopular “Global Force for Good”
thing with a new advertisement.

This is a good start.

USS Arleigh Burke Launces Tomahawks

September 23, 2014

Irony & Sexual Assault Awareness Month at the Naval Academy

April 12, 2014

Sexual Assault Month at the Naval Academy

If you thought the leadership in the U.S. Navy have been making some bad decisions lately, look who they think should lecture future Naval Officers about the evils of sexual assault.

Bill OBill Clinton explaining sexual assault to Naval Cadets at Annapolis

Meet Yuzu Ogura

March 27, 2014

Meet Yuzu Ogura

George T. Wendlken – Our Gang Cast Member?

February 18, 2014

George T. Wendlken - Our Gang Cast Member?

He’s identified here in this July 1945 issue of Naval Aviation News as George Wendell who played “Freckles” in Hal Roach’s Our Gang movies. The problem is that it doesn’t look like there was a “Freckles” character in the Our Gang movies, and there is no listing of George Wendell in the various lists of Our Gang cast members.

As can be seen from the broadcast schedule below, George was heard literally all over the world via numerous shortwave broadcasting stations.


A 1998 obituary of George T. Wendlken appearing in the Los Angeles Times and the New York Times, indicates that he was in the Our Gang movies, and was a spokesman for the Navy (As noted in Naval Aviation News) and raised $200 million dollars in war bonds.

Hard to say what is going on here, but there have been other Our Gang imposters.  See this Wikipedia page.


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