Special – HBO – Strippers – An American Original – Host Gwen Verdon – Part 1

DOG ASIDE: Gwenyth Evelyn “Gwen” Verdon (January 13, 1925 – October 18, 2000) was an American actress and dancer….who won four Tony awards for her musical comedy performances….while also serving as the non-credited choreographers assistant and specialty dance coach for both theater and film. With flaming red hair and a quaver in her voice….Verdon was…

Special – 1979 – Stan Barrett’s Land Speed Record Attempt – Part 2

DOG ASIDE: In an effort led by Hal Needham….another Hollywood stuntman like Stan Barrett…..and sponsored by Budweiser….the Budweiser Rocket was built with the intention of being the first land vehicle to break the sound barrier. The 3-wheeler was powered by a hybrid liquid and solid-fuel rocket engine. The solid fuel booster engine essentially came from…

Special – HBO Sports – Fenway Park -Boston Red Sox Legendary Ballpark

DOG ASIDE: As host for USA Network’s Stroh’s Circle of Sports….Robert Conrad gets to pay tribute to 104 year old Fenway Park….home of the Boston Red Sox….and a true iconic stadium in the world of sports….as Fenway Park was the 1st American stadium to surpass 100 years in operation.  The ole ball park deserves all…

Special – Alien Movie – Plan 9 From Outer Space – Part 2

DOG ASIDE: USA Network had a popular Friday night program that ran for many years in the decade of the 1980’s known as Night Flight….which was a visual-arts magazine and variety television show that originated on USA Network targeting a younger demographic. Featuring an eclectic mix of mainstream and alternative music videos, artist interviews, B…

Rock Photography – Lisa Laws On Janis Joplin & Baron Wolmon On Rolling Stones Magazine

DOG ASIDE: Lisa Law is an American photographer and filmmaker….best known for her photographic chronicles of the counter-culture era. Law is also the author of the book and documentary film Flashing on the Sixties.  Law’s career as a photographer began in the early sixties….where she landed a job with as an assistant to the manager of…

Special – Joe Piscopo And Eddie Murphy On NFL Strike & Piscopo and Mike Lupica

DOG ASIDE: Joe Piscopo and Eddie Murphy did some hilarious skits on Saturday Night Live dealing with the world of sports….and this video gives you several of those skits….one on the NFL Strike….and another on Georgia RB Hershel Walker turning pro….plus there is a great interview by sports columnist Mike Lupica of the New York…

Special – Profile of Mark Fidrych – The Bird Soars And Dives

DOG ASIDE: Mark Steven Fidrych (August 14, 1954 – April 13, 2009) who was nicknamed “The Bird”….was a Major League Baseball pitcher….who pitched his entire career for the Detroit Tigers (1976–1980).  In 1976, Fidrych led the major leagues with a 2.34 ERA….won the AL Rookie of the Year award….and finished with a 19–9 record.  Shortly after, injuries…

Special – Profile Of Pete Rose & Scrapbook Of NFL Pictures & Beano Cook Piece

DOG ASIDE: This video leads off with a great piece on Charlie Hustle….Pete Rose….who to some people’s thinking is the greatest hitter of all time in Major League Baseball…..as this piece focuses on the remarkable career of Pete Rose…..followed by commentary from sports columnists Dick Young of the New York Times regarding how money has…