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20th-Oct-2017 01:49 pm - Living Single: Warner Archive Announces DVDs for 'The Complete 3rd Season'
By David Lambert - Season three of this beloved sitcom about young singles sharing a brownstone begins with Regine (Kim Fields) angrily moving out! Khadijah (Queen Latifah) has a great job running her... (more)
20th-Oct-2017 01:48 pm - Wayans Bros., The: 'The Complete 3rd Season' is Coming to DVD This Year!
By David Lambert - Returning for its third season, The Wayans Bros. continues to deliver its unique blend of classic physical comedy and hip '90s situation comedy with Shawn and Marlon Wayans playing... (more)
20th-Oct-2017 01:47 pm - Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life (mini-series): Warner Archive's Blu-ray Release for the Reunion Mi
By David Lambert - Nearly 10 years after the original series ended, Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life is here. Lorelai (Lauren Graham) still runs the Dragonfly Inn, and now lives with Luke (Scott Patterson).... (more)
19th-Oct-2017 02:43 pm - Girlfriends: High-Resolution 3D Package Art, and (Low!) Pricing, for 'The Complete Series'
By David Lambert - This past Monday we broke the news that Girlfriends - The Complete Series is coming to DVD this coming January 9th. At the time we had an early 'flat' look at the cover art, but an... (more)
19th-Oct-2017 02:42 pm - Red Skelton Show, The: 'In Color: Deluxe Edition': Press Release Announces a 22-DVD Set
By David Lambert - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


THIS NOVEMBER, TIME LIFE CELEBRATES
AMERICA'S CLOWN PRINCE IN A
SINGULAR COLLECTION OF VINTAGE
COMEDY FROM ONE OF THE GOLDEN AGE
OF TV'S LANDMARK VARIETY... (more)
19th-Oct-2017 02:41 pm - Manhunt: Unabomber (mini-series): Blu-rays and DVDs for the Recent Discovery Channel Miniseries
By David Lambert - MANHUNT: UNABOMBER tells the story of the hunt for the deadliest serial bomber in history. FBI Agent Jim Fitzgerald (Sam Worthington) - who pioneered the use of forensic linguistics... (more)
15th-Oct-2017 09:50 am - Long odyssey was long
We’ve done a frig of a lot this last week on high emotion and very little sleep while under almost constant fire watch and evacuation alert. Seeing to a loved one’s personal effects and final rest is hard enough without having to deal with encroaching wildfire, phone and internet and power outages and small town homophobia. (too long, won’t relate)

When we finally reached home yesterday night it seemed like nirvana after an incredibly stressful week. Work has piled up as we were out of town and we both need some stress reduction and time to process everything, plus we still have a lot of legalities to deal with re: mom-in-law. We’ll be having to travel back and forth for awhile, but do plan to hold off things until (hopefully) the fires are under control. Plus it will allow the time needed for the coroner to run their tests and issue the death certificate. (six weeks we were told, no, we still don't know anything except that it must have been sudden and catastrophic)

Not to mention it might give me time to recover from all the soot inhaled thanks to the fires. My lungs and sinuses are most displeased.

Despite everything we saw to MIL's wishes and saved all her papers/files/documents and cat and car from the fires. If the house (ours now) goes up in flames, well, the fire insurance will pay out and we'll have an empty lot. Mad respect for chazpure who had to cope with the loss of her mom as well as everything else going on and even had to decide what mementos to try to save while under pressure. I'm proud of my beloved.

That said, I want to say thank you to all who sent messages of condolence, your comments and thoughtfulness were very much appreciated. It made an unbelievably stressful/painful time more bearable. 💌 Thank you.

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18th-Oct-2017 09:28 pm - Day from Hell
Ok. Saturday DH tweaked his back while working on machinery. He really hurt but it was starting to get better, then he mowed. Riding a mower for two hours put him in worse condition than on Sat. Now, he had an appointment with the Dr for an ultrasound on his aneurysm and a heart image to check his stints. He, being him, also set up an appointment for a hair cut and grocery shopping after.

Since we were there anyway, he managed to get in to our Dr to have his back checked. That meant another trip down to get an x-ray. That put us too late for the hair cut but we called in advance to explain. He broke a bone spur off his spine, Dr explained that he would hurt until the spur dissolved but that it was a good thing as the spur could have caused problems down the line.

But, all this meant that I spent 3 frickin hours sitting in those damn uncomfortable chairs. I swear, the purchasing agent hates people. I'ld like to tie him into one an make him sit in it all day.

Then we went grocery shopping which meant that I walked around the store for an hour then we lugged groceries into the house. I'm exhausted.
18th-Oct-2017 06:23 am - S.W.A.T.: 'The Complete Series'...On DVD For The First Time Ever!
By David Lambert - From producer Aaron Spelling (TVs Charlies Angels and Starsky and Hutch) comes one of the toughest, action-packed crime-fighting shows of them all: S.W.A.T.! Spun off from The Rookies,... (more)
18th-Oct-2017 06:22 am - Street Sharks: Swimming Back to DVD: 'The Complete Series' from Mill Creek
By David Lambert - Out of the Deep and Into the Streets! When the evil scientist, Dr. Paradigm, illegally experiments with untested DNA, four brothers are accidentally transformed into monstrous half... (more)
18th-Oct-2017 06:21 am - Horseland: 'The Complete Series' is Galloping Back to DVD in 2018
By David Lambert - Saddle up for adventures in friendship! It's a galloping good time as four friends and their talking horses ride together through the ups and downs of being a kid, in an incredible... (more)
18th-Oct-2017 04:37 pm - Did a Drag Queen in a Demonic Outfit Read a Sexually Explicit Book to Children at a Public Library
Right-wing web sites used alarmist language and false claims to describe a reading event at a California library.
18th-Oct-2017 03:56 pm - Urban Legend: Drilled Wire
A competitor one-ups a company proud of their new ultra-thin wire by drilling a hole through it.
18th-Oct-2017 03:29 pm - Trump Got a Spray Tan in the Oval Office?
A staged photograph actually shows a presidential lookalike.
18th-Oct-2017 12:39 pm - US Rep: Trump Says Fallen Soldier Knew What He Signed Up For
Rep. Frederica Wilson said President Trump told Myeshia Johnson, the widow of a fallen soldier, that he "knew what he signed up for." Trump denies it.
17th-Oct-2017 03:33 pm - Jane the Virgin: Blu-ray Version of 'The Complete 1st Season'...Now Available!
By David Lambert - Seven months ago we reported that CBS Home Entertainment had taken over the home video rights to Jane the Virgin, and had plans for MOD releases of both the first and second season,... (more)
17th-Oct-2017 03:32 pm - Humans: Official RLJ/Acorn Press Release for '2.0: Uncut UK Edition'
By David Lambert - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


'Series continues to expand and redefine the genre in
dramatically creative and human ways' - The Hollywood Reporter

'Forget Westworld. Humans is the... (more)
17th-Oct-2017 03:31 pm - Letterkenny: Package Art (Front and Rear) for 'Season 1' of the Canadian Show
By David Lambert - A couple of weeks ago we reported that the Canadian TV show, Letterkenny - Season 1, is coming to DVD on November 21st. At the time we didn't have the package art, but now Universal... (more)
17th-Oct-2017 11:05 pm - Will Burning Bay Leaves Reduce Anxiety?
A chemical compound found in the leaves of the bay laurel may affect mood, but the results are inconclusive and not necessarily relevant to bay leaf smoke.
17th-Oct-2017 10:25 pm - Did a Football Fan Sit on an American Flag While Wearing a Shirt Reading I Stand for the National A
A sports news web site published the photograph, which was taken during a game between the New York Jets and the New England Patriots.
17th-Oct-2017 10:05 pm - Did Mexican Drug Cartels Start the California Wildfires?
Disreputable web sites provide no evidence to support a half-baked theory about the cause of the October 2017 fires.
17th-Oct-2017 09:08 pm - Is Ireland Lowering Its Corporate Tax Rate?
Ireland's Prime Minister Leo Varadkar Called U.S. President Donald Trump's claim "fake news."
17th-Oct-2017 06:55 pm - President Obama Awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Weinstein, Weiner, Clinton, and Cosby?
A meme claiming that President Obama awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Harvey Weinstein, Anthony Weiner, Bill Clinton, and Bill Cosby uses doctored images.
17th-Oct-2017 06:36 pm - Was This Coyote Given a Bath After Being Mistaken for a Dog?
A photograph showing a coyote in a bathtub was circulated with an inaccurate backstory in October 2017.
17th-Oct-2017 04:32 pm - Was Freddy Krueger From Nightmare on Elm Street Based on a Real Serial Murderer?
The explanatory last line of a Halloween joke about a real-life Freddy Krueger was removed in subsequent shares.
17th-Oct-2017 01:52 pm - Trailer Park Boys Actor John Dunsworth Dies at 71
The Canadian actor, who played Mr. Lahey on the comedy series, died after a short illness.
17th-Oct-2017 08:12 am - At long last, I know why some recipes call for "sea salt" and it's not actually ridiculous!
I usually ignore the salt measurements except when baking, and just salt to taste, but that's because I've been cooking since I've been old enough to drag a chair to the stove and push vegetables around on a skillet. This is potentially disastrous to people who don't know as much about cooking!

Sometimes your recipes call for a specific type of salt - and there could be an actual reason why. Not if it's trendy salt, usually, but if it's "sea salt," Diamond kosher salt, or Morton's kosher salt, there's a specific reason and you should actually pay attention. Who knew?

I mean, I've been cooking for multiple decades and I had no fucking clue before this morning, so if you didn't know, don't feel bad! Hell, Bon Appetit magazine didn't even know until 2013, and they're goddamn Bon Appetit gourmet magazine.

This is going to make a world of difference in my pickling, that's for sure. No wonder my pickled turnips always turn out too salty.

The Kosher Salt Question

Tagline: Prized for its purity and flaky texture, kosher salt has been a home-cooking standard for decades. But the two major brands, Diamond Crystal and Morton, are very different products. Your ruined meatballs can attest.

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17th-Oct-2017 03:39 am - Is the Mandalay Bay Security Guard Missing?
Police told us that despite widespread rumors and speculation, Jesus Campos is not missing.
17th-Oct-2017 03:11 am - Is Trump Spending More Taxpayer Dollars on Personal Travel than Obama Did?
Despite preliminary indications that the Trump family's government-paid travel expenses are higher than the Obamas', Internet rumors exaggerate the disparity.
17th-Oct-2017 01:18 am - Did a Mandalay Bay Hotel Worker Vanish After Giving an Interview?
A disreputable web site published an illogical and inaccurate conspiracy theory about a valet worker who reportedly had a brush with the Las Vegas gunman.
16th-Oct-2017 10:18 pm - Are Hurricane Maria Survivors Getting Skittle Meals From The Government?
Volunteer veterans, journalists, and others claim that FEMA is providing "meals" that are little more than unhealthy snacks to hurricane victims, but a FEMA spokesperson says images circulating online misrepresent what the agency is doing to help Puerto Ricans.
16th-Oct-2017 08:12 am - Bill Nye, the Science Guy: Disney Educational Productions Announce 98 DVD Titles Coming...TODAY!
By David Lambert - MOD distributor Allied Vaughn has informed us that Disney Educational Productions are releasing these 98(!) manufacture on demand titles for Bill Nye, the Science Guy. They are available... (more)
16th-Oct-2017 08:11 am - Schoolhouse Rock: Over the Horizon, What Can It Be? Looks Like It's Gonna Be...7 DVDs!
By David Lambert - MOD distributor Allied Vaughn has informed us that Disney Educational Productions are releasing the following 7 manufacture on demand titles for Schoolhouse Rock. Two are re-releases;... (more)
16th-Oct-2017 08:10 am - Girlfriends: Joan, Maya, Lynn and Toni Are Going to be 'Complete' on DVD!
By David Lambert - Girlfriends is a glimpse into the lives of four friends as they navigate their way through life's trials and tribulations with wit and humor. Through all the challenges of work and... (more)
16th-Oct-2017 07:44 pm - NASA Confirms Existence of Earths Second Moon?
While a discovery from 2016 did reveal the presence of a small asteroid trapped in Earths orbit, this object cannot be classified as a moon.
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