The Most Fun I’ve Ever Had At A Museum


I only had one day to spend sightseeing in Seattle. I did the obligatory trip to the Pike Place Market and saw them throwing fish and then I had the rest of the afternoon available. I was going to go on a ferry but it was cold, raining and windy (even for Seattle standards). Looking for other things to do, I asked our wonderful group of readers for suggestions before the trip. Here’s one of the replies.

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Now the name sounded interesting but I didn’t know if I’d have the time to visit. When I saw that the weather would be bad, I read more about the museum right before my trip. I almost fainted as it looked like I found Geek Nirvana. Continue reading “The Most Fun I’ve Ever Had At A Museum”

What’s Up With CNN Being The Channel On TV Screens At So Many U.S. Airports?

Cable News Network (CNN) is owned by Turner Broadcasting System (TBS), which is a division of AT&T’s WarnerMedia. It was founded in 1980 by U.S. media mogul Ted Turner as a 24-hour cable news channel and was the first TV station to provide 24-hour news coverage. CNN is currently available in over 100 million U.S. homes and nearly 100,000 American hotel rooms.

Meanwhile, if you go to about 60 major airports in the U.S., chances are good that CNN will be playing on the TV in the gate and boarding areas.

So, what’s up with that?

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I’ve Changed My Mind About JetBlue’s Seats

I was able to fly on JetBlue this week from Orlando to Newark and back. I was more worried about flight times and prices than the type of aircraft so I didn’t know that my flights were both on the older style of JetBlue’s planes, an A320.

I’ve compared the A320 to the newer A321 and even said that I prefer the newer plane because of how cool it looks, the size of the screen with live TV. After these last two flights, I might change my mind.

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Just Found! AMAZING 1971 Walt Disney World Pre-Opening Television Show!

When Walt and Roy Disney held a press conference in the now-demolished Downtown Orlando Cherry Plaza Hotel in November 1965 to announce plans for what would eventually become Walt Disney World, the entire world took notice. From when construction began in mid-1967 until the park opened in October, 1971, getting any sort of information or update was a special treat, especially in that mid-20th-century era before there were television recording devices in the home, never mind the internet where you could share something with the world with the touch of a button!

Fortunately, some of those broadcasted shows, home movies and lots and LOTS of still photographs were saved, and thanks to modern-day technology (all hail YouTube!), we can still see them today. One of my favorites is a TV show that wasn’t from the United States but, of all places, the United Kingdom. It was broadcast a few months before WDW opened, showed lots of construction and had very interesting interviews with cast Members and Central Florida locals.

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