USS Zumwalt, the new 1.4billion dollar Navy Destroyer. Named after Admiral Elmo Zumwalt, This Destroyer was manufactured at Bath Iron Works, located in Bath,ME dose the military really need a billion dollar ship. This futuristic ship oddly has its commanding officer with the most famous sounding name, believe it our or not Zumwalt ’s commanding officer isCaptain James A. Kirk. The Space Kirk was actually James T, but it was a great story none the less
Burger King, I recall going to this fast food restaurant for the first time maybe in the early 70s, In Norfolk,VA they had very good apple pies. I remember after swimming at the base pool, being very hungry. This company started in 1953 as Insta-Burger King, a Jacksonville, Florida-based restaurant chain. After Insta-Burger King ran into financial difficulties in 1954
Eerie Magazine I was a big fan when I was a kid in the 70s, and a big fan of a show called Creature Feature. Which came on TV on Saturday, and would only show scary movies. Mostly old movies from the 30s, 40s, and 50s, Like Creature From The Black Lagoon from 1955, Werewolf Of London, and The Mummy ect. The Magazine was pure great Americana, great stories, amazing graphics, and had the simplicity of the Creature Feature show. Eerie was not in my eyes considered a comic book. It was like a scary version of Madd magazine.
Eerie began in 1966ended in the early 80s, I guess it got out long before the internet, and xBoxes, and iPhones took over the world. Eerie did not last as long as some, but much longer as others, but it left a legacy, and great memories for people my age. Eerie is long gone now, over 30 years gone. I would love to collect some old copies.
Jungle Jim Playset, came around in the late 1950s, around 1957. This toy was before my time, but I have seen other variations of this maybe the same toy updated, in the late 60s. This is a classic style Marxtoy.
Hangman By Milton Bradley. I remember this game very well in the early 70s, my older brother and I played this for a while, but at some point lost interest pretty past. They promoted it very heavily on TV, especially during the holiday season. As you can see there well paid pitch man was old Hollywood’s Vincent Price.
Dion O’Banion Chicago crime bossin the early 1920’s, Chicago. He was Johnny Torrio, and at the time his second lieutenant Al Capone, direct and most feared rival. O’Banion met his demise on November 10, 1924 as three men entered his flower shop on 736 North State Street, which is directly across from the Holy Name Cathedralwhere O’Banion served as an Alter Boy. Unfortunately most historic crime scenes in Chicago no longer exist, long torn down, I think in the 1940’s.
Dion O’Banion where was his headquarters
There is a parking garage in that spot now, needless to say I was hugely disappointing. I was in Chicago around 1995 looking for the flower shop building and it was gone. There is a parking lot in the spot now. Churches usually survives unless it burns down. The Holy Name Cathedral is in the exact location. Just with a few up grades.