Seven-time Emmy Award winning actor Ed Asner is filming a TV pilot in my Maryland.
Warning Red (1956) portrays the atomic odyssey of suburbanite Martin Dale who, while on his way home from buying some ice cream, sees the bright flash of the Bomb. Once he gets up from the rubble and puts on his charred fedora, the thirteen-minute film moves forward with its agenda to convey all of the clichéd civil defense lessons about remaining in one’s shelter, avoiding contaminated food and staying tuned to CONELRAD.
Pac-Man icons have begun to mysteriously show up on several roads in Maryland. The Maryland State Highway Administration, of course, considers them a hazard (spoilsports), and will remove them by Friday. Of course, if they are as efficient as Pepco, Pac-Man lovers have nothing to worry about.
To paraphrase the Beatles, it was thirty years ago tonight that my good friend Liz Rouse, her brother David, and his girlfriend (now wife) Nicky went out to a relatively remote and unlit part of Maryland to watch one of the most spectacular solar eclipses of the time. I found some great photos online courtesy of Fred Espenak.
From the Gaithersburg Gazette: I live in “Airy Estates,” one of Mount Airy’s long-established and beautiful neighborhoods. On or about June 25, the entrance signs to our neighborhood were damaged by vandals. Since the culprits took the time to selectively remove only specific letters from the two entrance signs, it would appear that the vandals […]