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Career Academy Reel to Reel Tape Machine This is a small, portable reel to reel tape recorder that was made in Japan for the "Career Academy School of Famous Broadcasters." I attended that Academy in Milwaukee, Wisconsin back in 1969. These tape recorders were offered to students so that we had something on which to practice our "announcer voice" while we were not in class. It could handle 5" or smaller reels. It still works. At the time I attended the school two rather famous people were sponsors of it. Broadcaster, author and lecturer Robert St. John, and NBA star Kareem Abdul Jabbar, (of course, back then in 1969 he was known as Lew Alcindor, and played for the Milwaukee Bucks.) I got to meet both of these gentlemen. Mr. St. John was actually the author of the textbook we used. I became a radio broadcaster… but never a famous one. :-( This was back in the days when you could lose your broadcasting license and even your job for saying ‘hell’ or ‘damn’ over the air. Somewhere along the way the FCC has curled up and died!
Tags: reel  tape  career  academy  radio 
Added: 22nd August 2007
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Posted By: jimmyjet
Anna Taylor Niagara Falls Daredevil On October 24, 1901, Anna Edson Taylor became the first person to plunge over Niagara Falls in a barrel and live to tell about it. The 43-year-old school teacher from Bay City, Michigan had no credentials as a daredevil. Anna could not even swim! She dreamed up the scheme merely as a money-making ploy. She rode in a 160-pound oak barrel. It was only 4-1/2 feet long and just 4 feet in diameter at its widest point. The barrel contained a 100-pound anvil that served as ballast to keep it upright in the water. A crude pump supplied Anna with air. Cushions fastened with leather straps were intended to keep Anna from getting hurt. Seven iron hoops were all that held the barrel together. The stunt was well publicized and several thousand people were on hand to view the event. They watched the barrel descend down the 167-foot waterfall. (It took three seconds.) It remained submerged at the bottom for another 10 seconds. When the barrel was hauled out of the water, Anna emerged bruised and bleeding from a slight cut behind her right ear. She was babbling incoherently for a few moments, but she had survived. Anna attempted to cash in on her achievement with public speaking engagements. However, from all accounts, she spoke in a boring, emotionless, raspy monotone that put audiences to sleep. Furthermore, she stupidly got rid of the barrel--a rather important prop that would have added immensely to her dull lecture. For years afterwards Anna eked out a meager living selling autographs in Niagara Falls beside a facsimile barrel. She died in 1921.
Tags: Anna  Edson  Niagara  Falls  daredevil 
Added: 21st November 2007
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Posted By: Lava1964
Beaver Cleaver Haircut One of the most memorable early episodes of Leave It To Beaver was The Haircut. Ward Cleaver lectures Beaver after he loses his lunch money three days in a row. Beaver then proceeds to lose his haircut money. Fearing another stern lecture from Dad, Beaver decides to cut his own hair. Sympathetic brother Wally tries to repair the damage--with predictable results.
Tags: Leave  It  To  Beaver  haircut 
Added: 4th March 2008
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Posted By: Lava1964
Last Lecture  Randy Pausch Passes Away Today 7-25-08 Tags: Last  Lecture    Randy  Pausch  Passes  Away  Today  7-25-08  pancreatic    cancer    last    lecture    carnegie    mellon    university    terminal    illness     
Added: 25th July 2008
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Posted By: pfc
Ben Stein Economics Lecture I find this clip from Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986) very funny. A high school teacher (Ben Stein) bores his teenage pupils with an exceedingly dull economics/history lecture on the Hawley-Smoot Tariff Act of 1930. (There really was Congressional tariff legislation by that name!)
Tags: Ben  Stein  lecture  Ferris  Bueller   
Added: 13th August 2008
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Posted By: Lava1964
Barney Fife Lectures Special Deputies From the classic sitcom The Andy Griffth Show: When a VIP is scheduled to visit Mayberry, law enforcement goes all out and recruits three special deputies to make sure there is no trouble. Deputy Barney Fife (Don Knotts) prepares the underlings with one of his typical lectures.
Tags: Barney  Fife  lecture  special  deputies  Andy  Griffith  Show 
Added: 17th October 2015
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Posted By: Lava1964

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