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  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "The Absent-Minded Professor" (1961)

    11/11/2012 12:20:52 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 10 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1961 | Walt Disney
    The absolutely disastrous past week America had prompts the pick for this week's feature. For a little levity(in both senses of the word), the film that introduced flubber(flying rubber) to our popular culture, the Disney sci-fi comedy classic, "The Absent-Minded Professor". One of the best of the Disney studio's live action films made when Walt was still with us. Absolutely the best part of the film can be found at 1:32:16-1:33:06, especially 1:32:44 to 1:32:55.
  • Minor Civic Miracles

    12/03/2007 10:36:52 AM PST · by Congressman Billybob · 5 replies · 116+ views
    Special to FreeRepublic ^ | 3 December 2007 | John Armor (Congressman Billybob)
    Two things happened last week that are minor miracles. We take such things for granted; they got merely local coverage, and not much of that. The first was the Highlands Christmas Parade, on Saturday. The Town is only four blocks long, but the parade was about eight blocks long. So, the first people to take part, had time to join the audience for the rest of the parade. In years past, Mayor Buck Trot would be in the first car as Mayor. Then he would rush back to the staging area, put on his red suit, and be at the...