November 20 in Pop Culture History

November 20
1866 – US patent (#59,745) for a yoyo, called a “Whirligig” or “Bandalore” in the paperwork, was issued to James L. Haven and Charles Hittrick of Cincinnati, Ohio.

1866 – The US patent (#59,918) on a rotary crank bicycle was issued to Pierre Lallemont of Paris, France.

1888 – Willard LeGrand Bundy was issued the first U.S. patent (#393,205) for a time recording clock. His company went on to help start TCR in …

Coming Up on Disney+ in December 2021

If you’re looking for some Disney magic this holiday season you’re in luck! Following their 2 year anniversary and Disney+ Day, Disney+ has a new lineup of releases that are sure to get you in the holiday spirit this season! Featuring the Disney Channel original movie Christmas Again, a classic holiday twist on the typical Groundhog Day narrative. 

Plus some franchise favorites, including new shows from the Marvel and Star Wars universes. Here’s what’s coming

November 19, 1863 President Lincoln Delivers The Gettysburg Address

November 19, 1863: President Lincoln Delivers The Gettysburg Address

The Union had won The Battle of Gettysburg and the town was planning on dedicating a national cemetery to the fallen soldiers. President Lincoln was invited to make an address for the opening ceremonies. It would not be a joyous occasion, but a sad one as the president made this speech. It is good to remember that Lincoln was beginning to get ill on the day …

November 19 in Pop Culture History

November 19 in Pop Culture History

1620 – The Mayflower reached Cape Cod & explored the coast

1805 – Lewis & Clark reached Pacific Ocean, they were the first European Americans to cross the American continent.

1850 – A patent (#7,784) for magic lantern slides made of glass plate was issued to Frederick Langenheim of Philadelphia, PA as an “improvement in photographic pictures on glass.”

1863 – US President Lincoln delivered his Gettysburg Address beginning …

Occult Day is November 18

This is the day that celebrates anything unnatural, or supernatural. 
November 18 is Occult Day.

Though there is no specific origin to the celebration of Occult Day, it is not hard to understand why a day such as this would exist.  Our fascination with witches goes far back as Hansel and Gretel and as recent as Bewitched and Harry Potter.  We all wonder if there is world out there that remains unseen yet is as …

November 18 in Pop Culture History

November 18 in Pop Culture History

401 – The Visigoths, led by king Alaric I, crossed the Alps and invaded northern Italy.

1307 – William Tell shot an apple off his son’s head with an arrow.

1421 – St. Elizabeth’s Flood – A seawall at the Zuiderzee dike in the Netherlands breaks, flooding 72 villages and killing about 10,000 people.

1477 – First English dated printed book Dictes & Sayengis of the Phylosophers was published …

Coming Up On Netflix in December 2021

Netflix December Releases

Last month, Netflix made waves in the streaming world once again with Squid Game, You Season 3, and Big Mouth Season 5 among many others. As the holiday season rolls in, Netflix is pumping out new content that’s bound to keep viewers on the edge of their seats. December will give us Sandra Bullocks’ drama The Unforgivable on December 10. Early December will also give us animated adventures JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure and …

Metallica Plays Black Album, Lynyrd Skynyrd Says Goodbye to Florida on Day 4 of Welcome To Rockville

Anthrax by Steve Thrasher for Danny Wimmer Presents

Welcome To Rockville 2021 wrapped up on Sunday November 14, 2021 at Daytona International Speedway.

Lynyrd Skynyrd by S Carlos for Danny Wimmer Presents

Florida legends Lynyrd Skynyrd played their final “hometown” show after more than 50 years on the road.

Metallica by Steve Thrasher for Danny Wimmer Presents

Metallica played a completely different set list than they had played on Friday.

Metallica by Ana Massard for

Disturbed, Lamb Of God, Badflower, Asking Alexandria, Sick Puppies & More Rock Welcome To Rockville Day 3

Lamb Of God by Steve Thrasher for Danny Wimmer Presents

Day 3 of Welcome To Rockville 2021 filled the Daytona International Speedway infield with the best sounds of the 2000’s.

Disturbed by Steve Thrasher for Danny Wimmer Presents

Disturbed was the icing on a never-ending layer cake of rock and roll styles, tearing through a 2 decade catalog of bangers.

Staind by Steve Thrasher for Danny Wimmer Presents

Staind had the crowd singing along to …

November 17 is The International Day of Peace

Now called The International Day of Peace, World Peace Day was established in about 1997.  The idea of the day is for individuals to do what they can in order to obtain world peace.

It is interesting to think of how our own prejudices get in the way of peace.  I am reminded of a story of Saint Francis of Assisi who absolutely loathed lepers.  This was reasonable.  Lepers could pass on the disease and …

November 17 in Pop Culture History

November 17 in Pop Culture History

1558 – Queen Mary I of England died and was succeeded by her half-sister, The ‘Virgin Queen’ Elizabeth I of England.

1827 – The Delta Phi & Sigma Phi fraternities were founded at Union College in Schenectady, New York. Along with Kappa Alpha Society and Sigma Phi Society, the trio were informally called the ‘Union Triad’.

1855 – David Livingstone became the first European to see Victoria Falls in …

Pearl Jam Confirm 2022 North American Tour

The dates will be revealed early next year

Pearl Jam [Matt Bishop Photo]

Pearl Jam have confirmed a 2022 North American tour. The band announced Tuesday that it was putting the finishing touches on the routing. Dates and venues will be announced early next year.

“Thank you, Pearl Jam fans, for your patience and flexibility as we have waited to reschedule the band’s postponed 2020 North American tour,” the band said in a statement. “We …