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…

HBO Blockheads Ventriloquism Show – Part 2 – Willie Tyler and Lester

DOG ASIDE: Willie Tyler (born September 8, 1940) is an American ventriloquist, comedian and actor….as most of the time he is credited as Willie Tyler and Lester or Willie Tyler & Lester.  He has appeared in many television commercials, sitcoms, and movies. He got his first big break in 1972 on Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In.…

HBO Blockheads Ventriloquism Show – Part 1 – Jay Johnson n Filadendra & Chris Kirby

DOG ASIDE: In the segment of HBO’s Blockheads ventriloquism show…..hostess Marianne Hartley introduces a phenomenal ventriloquist Jay Johnson and his talking plant Fhiladendra….which is hilarious and creative…..with Johnson being followed by Australian ventriloquist Kris Kirby…..who does a bit with his buddy Terry….and then does a weird by funny piece about a man and a woman…

HBO Blockheads Ventriloquism Show – Part 4 – Jay Johnson

DOG ASIDE: Jay Johnson (born July 11, 1949 in Lubbock, Texas…folks, he’s a West Texas boy….and cuz he’s from West Texas…I know him….cuz I’ll bet a dollar to a hole in a donut that he’s just like every other West Texas boy that I know….ie: Bone Daddy…..anyway, Johnson grew up in Richardson, Texas) is a ventriloquist…

HBO Blockheads Ventriloquism Show – Part 3 – Terry Rogers & Shorty Harris

Terri Rogers, born Ivan Southgate (4 May 1937 – 30 May 1999) was a transsexual English ventriloquist and magician  Rogers was born in Ipswich….was a somewhat isolated youth….but determined to build a career in variety.  Rogers developed a technically highly proficient ventriloquism act with her ventriloquist figure Shorty Harris….first of all appearing as a supporting…

Special – Interview With Monday Night Football Commentator – O J Simpson

DOG ASIDE: There may not be another story of a heralded athlete that is more diverse and convoluted than the story of The Juice, O J Simpson.  Orenthal James “O. J.” Simpson (born July 9, 1947)….nicknamed “the Juice”….is a retired American football player, broadcaster, actor, and convicted felon currently incarcerated at the Lovelock Correctional Center in…

Special – 1979 US Sky Diving Championship – Part 2

DOG ASIDE: The current FAI world record for largest free-fall formation is a 400-way….set on February 8, 2006 in Udon Thani, Thailand by World Team….as it was held for 4.25 seconds. They used five C-130 Hercules airplanes….exiting from an altitude of 25,000 feet. In April 2013 The World Team tried to break the record for…