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Silver Dollar City

August 6, 2006 1 Comment

Silver Dollar City Well, as you read this, I will be with my wife in Branson, Missouri, enjoying a relaxing weekend which will include a trip to the premier theme park in mid-America. The park is Silver Dollar City, and its official website is the FamilyFirst pick of the day. Silver Dollar City was a very imp... continue reading...

Firesign Theatre

August 6, 2006 No Comments

Firesign Theatre Comedy records. They are like skyrockets. They flash brightly, then disappear and crash to earth. Some of the hottest records ever made were comedy albums by Lennie Bruce, Bill Cosby, George Carlin, Richard Pryor, Eddie Murphy, and many more. But guess what? Many are now out of print, or have... continue reading...

Wikipedia: G.I. Joe

July 28, 2006 No Comments

Wikipedia: G.I. Joe "G.I. Joe! G.I. Joe! Fighting man from head to toe! On the land, in the sea, in the air . . . " If you're old enough to remember JFK being assassinated, you know that song. It was played over and over while Saturday morning cartoons were being aired. Soon, every kid in town had their own pla... continue reading...

OrderWeather.com

July 11, 2006 No Comments

OrderWeather.com “Who ordered this weather?” Whether it's a beautiful, mild, sunny day or a snowy freezing mess, you've likely heard that inquiry. It's MEANT to be rhetorical. But suppose someone DID order the weather? And suppose that someone was YOU? That's where today's FamilyFirst site comes in handy.... continue reading...

The Atari History Museum

July 9, 2006 No Comments

The Atari History Museum For those in our audience too young to remember President Carter, you may not have memories of just how big a force Atari was in the early days of video games. Teenagers in the early 80's were obsessed with their Atari 2600's. Joysticks were vigorously operated as walls were broken wi... continue reading...

500Words.com

June 27, 2006 No Comments

500Words.com You probably heard about the dude from England who came up with an idea to sell individual pixels on his website. He made a million bucks. Others have hit the jackpot by coming up with a unique idea and marketing it, whether on the internet or otherwise. Well, today's FamilyFirst site is a tip of... continue reading...

All-American Soap Box Derby

June 23, 2006 No Comments

All-American Soap Box Derby There is a timeless form of amateur racing in the Untied States. It's been around in its organized form for 69 years. The vehicles are home-built and non-motorized. In fact, the only acceptable engine is pure gravity. I'm speaking of the All-American Soap Box Derby. And today's Fam... continue reading...

SporeFan

June 19, 2006 No Comments

SporeFan Have you heard of Spore? Spore is the next big thing from game whiz Will Wright. It's due to be released in about a year, but the hype is already flowing like beer at a frat party. With that in mind, today's FamilyFirst pick is a site that gets the juices flowing about the upcoming rage that is just ... continue reading...

The Prince of Mime

June 4, 2006 No Comments

The Prince of Mime Are you ready for something offbeat? I'm not really sure how I stumbled into today's FamilyFirst site. All I know is that it's fun, it's funky, and I think you'll like it. It's called Hanoch Rosenn, the Prince of Mime. He's an Israeli resident who is one of the world's most accomplished in ... continue reading...

MAD

May 27, 2006 No Comments

MAD When I was about seven years old, I discovered a magazine that would have as much of an impact on the development of my personality as any I read at that age. I continued to read the magazine into adulthood, but unfortunately lost track of it a few years back. However, the magazine is still going strong, ... continue reading...

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