Special – HBO – Strippers – An American Original – Host Gwen Verdon – Part 2

DOG ASIDE: In part 2 of Strippers narrated by Gwen Verdon shows footage of Little Egypt at the Chicago World’s Fair in 1896….as Sally Rand performed at 40 years later at the Chicago World’s Fair again…..which was taking place during the height of The Depression….as Sally Rand saved the Fair with her striptease version of…

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 – 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…

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…

HBO Daredevils – Part 4 – Sword Swallower & Human Fire Ball & Man In Exploding Box

DOG ASIDE: I have seen several sword swallowing performers before in my life….but I have never seen a HUMAN swallow curved swords…..like the in this video….for this guy is the best I have ever seen…..and that is followed by a stunt woman who becomes a HUMAN ball of fire….for this lady is a daredevil of…