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Chainsaw Ted on Tonight Show You'll enjoy this: North Carolina's Bryan Williams (a.k.a. Chainsaw Ted) does his impressions of chainsaws, motorcycles, motorboats, and airplanes on a 1989 episode of The Tonight Show. That's entertainment, folks!
Tags: Chainsaw  Ted  Johnny  Carson 
Added: 30th September 2007
Views: 13680
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Posted By: Lava1964
The New Andy Griffith Show 1971 After eight successful seasons, The Andy Griffith Show went off the air in 1968 as television's number-one show. In September 1970, CBS created a new series for Griffith, a comedy-drama titled 'Headmaster,' in which Griffith played the headmaster of a co-ed California prep school. Viewers, accustomed to Griffith playing a southern sheriff, rejected the show. It was scrapped after just three months. Undeterred, CBS then cast Griffith in a more folksy-type role as a small-town North Carolina mayor in The New Andy Griffith Show. Even though it was written and created by Aaron Ruben (who had created the original Andy Griffith Show) it too never caught on with viewers. It was yanked after just 12 episodes in CBS' infamous 'rural purge' when all its non-urban sitcoms were axed. Here is the opening of Griffith's second failure of the 1970-71 season.
Tags: New  Andy  Griffith  Show 
Added: 19th March 2009
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Posted By: Lava1964
Miss Teen South Carolina 2007 I don't normally post recent clips, but this one has to be seen by the widest possible audience. Lauren Caitlin Upton, Miss Teen South Carolina, attempts to answer a question about Americans' poor geography skills. In less than a minute watch her disintegrate into an incoherent babbling bimbo. There's just no other way to describe it.
Tags: Miss  Teen  South  Carolina 
Added: 18th November 2007
Views: 9779
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Posted By: Lava1964
1950s Segregated Water Foutains this picture of segregated water fountains in North Carolina taken by Elliott Erwitt is hard to imagine . . .
Tags: segregated  water  fountains  Elliott  Erwitt  NC 
Added: 2nd December 2007
Views: 2832
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Posted By: Teresa
Featured Member- Lava1964 I was born in a small Canadian city in 1964. I am unmarried. Miss Right has not yet come along. I'm beginning to think she never will. As a kid, I loved acquiring knowledge on a variety of topics, hence my love of trivia. My father got me interested in history by making me watch documentaries when I was eight years old. I am truly grateful he did this. I developed my own passion for sports history. My favorite sports are baseball, boxing, tennis, hockey, football, and soccer. Baseball is far and away my favorite. I live and die with the exploits of the Boston Red Sox. (I was a Red Sox fan long before it became fashionable.) I played fastpitch softball as a kid when that was a popular pastime in Canada. I was a second baseman: Good glove, weak arm, decent contact hitter, not much power. I normally batted second. I have been a softball umpire since 1978. Last time I counted, I had worked over 2,300 games. I've always loved words and the English language. Its possibilities are truly limitless. I modestly say I am a writer of some repute. I began writing pieces for sports encyclopedias at age 19 and really haven't stopped penning sports articles since then. I used to write a weekly sports nostalgia column for a local newspaper. I allegedly had half a million readers at one time. (My column ran for five years before a dim-witted editor took over the sports department and dismissed all the freelance columnists and replaced them with hand-picked toadies. Accordingly, I have put a curse on him and his family. I've had three books on baseball history published. All have received kind reviews. I still write the occasional piece for nostalgia publications. If anyone is really interested in my stuff, I sell collections of my columns on demand. My books are available through mail order from my publisher in North Carolina. I am a tournament Scrabble player and official. I have an expert rating (which I am quite proud of) and I'm usually ranked in the top 40 in Canada. I help run a local club and local tourneys, and, for some reason, I am much in demand to officiate and organize tournaments in many places. Scrabble has allowed me to travel to Las Vegas, Reno, Phoenix, New Orleans, and this summer...Orlando. It's nice work if you can get it. It must be my aptitude for organization which I acquired from both my parents. Scrabble is quite a diverse and odd subculture. Nevertheless, my best friends are Scrabble players. The game helps me retain what is left of my sanity. Along those same lines, I enjoy all competitive endeavors. I always play to win. This is why I love game shows too, I suppose. Occasionally I do real jobs too. I've been a private tutor since 1994. My students think I'm brilliant. I always try to live up to their expectations. I think I have a good sense of humor. It's a hybrid of American and British mirth. I especially love puns. I am cuddly.
Tags: Featured  Member-  Lava1964 
Added: 1st May 2008
Views: 1764
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Posted By: Steve
General George Custer with 7th Cavalry and their Families There is information here on Capt George Wallace (second from left), who was my husband Larry's great-great uncle. Capt. George D. Wallace, native of York, SC, son of Congressman Alexander Stuart Wallace and wife Nancy Lee Ratchford and 1872 graduate of West Point was the first Southerner to graduate after the War Between the States. He served first in his home state of South Carolina with the 7th Cavalry. When Indian problems increased and Reconstruction troubles were reduced all of the 7th Cavalry were sent to the Northern Indian problems, involving Sioux, Cheyenne, Nez Perce and others. It's interesting to note that his brother fought with the Confederacy. The rest of the information on this photo is in the comments section.
Tags: civil  war  general  george  custer  ft  abraham  lincoln  north  dakota 
Added: 19th January 2008
Views: 4151
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Posted By: Naomi
Jimmy Kimmel Explains What Miss Teen South Carolina Said Some time ago I posted the infamous video of Miss Teen South Carolina attempting to answer a beauty pageant question. In this clip Jimmy Kimmel tries to clarify what she said.
Tags: Jimmy  Kimmel  Miss  Teen  South  Carolina 
Added: 11th May 2008
Views: 3195
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Posted By: Lava1964
GWTW Actress Alicia Rhett Dead at 98 Alicia Rhett, the actress who played India Wilkes (Ashley Wilkes' sister) in the classic 1939 movie Gone With the Wind, has died at age 98 at a retirement home in Charleston, SC where she had resided since 2002. She would have turned 99 on February 1, 2014. GWTW was Rhett's only movie role, although she had a lengthy career as a stage actress. David O. Selznick saw one of Rhett's performances and asked her to audition for the role of Melanie Hamilton. She did not get it, of course. (Olivia de Havilland did.) Rhett instead got the much smaller role of India Wilkes who greatly dislikes Scarlett O'Hara and can see through her southern belle facade. Rhett did not care for Hollywood and returned to South Carolina once her commitment to GWTW was over. At the time of her passing, Rhett was the oldest of four living GWTW cast members whose names appear in the film's credits. (Olivia de Havilland now holds that distinction.) Rhett's great-grandfather was a secessionist senator.
Tags: GWTW  Alicia  Rhett  actress  dies 
Added: 6th January 2014
Views: 1096
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Posted By: Lava1964
Lunch Counter Sit In 1960 On February 1, 1960 four freshmen from North Carolina A and T struck a blow against segregation by sitting at a 'whites only' lunch counter at a department store in Greensboro, North Carolina. They were denied service and quietly sat there until the store closed. However, their actions caused repeat performances in the following days by even more black students--and numerous copycat sit-ins throughout the segregated south.
Tags: Lunch  counter  protest 
Added: 5th August 2008
Views: 1317
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Posted By: Lava1964
Segregated Waiting Room 1940 This photo, taken in a Durham, North Carolina bus station in 1940, shows a sign for the 'colored' waiting room.
Tags: segregated    waiting  room  Jim  Crow 
Added: 15th August 2008
Views: 1549
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Posted By: Lava1964

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