Is it Presidential Elect, Dallas or Neighbours

Reading the latest news about the Presidential Election reminds me of an episode of Dallas or even an episode of Neighbours. Only in  America can they elect a Trump and then spend hundreds of pages of news and TV coverage attacking the man they voted into office. It makes you proud to see democracy at work. … [Read the full story]

On this day…in 1985

On this day in 1985, the first Blockbuster video-rental store opens, in Dallas, Texas. At a time when most video stores were small-scale operations featuring a limited selection of titles, Blockbuster opened with some 8,000 tapes displayed on shelves around the store and a computerized check-out process. The first store was a success and Blockbuster … [Read the full story]

On this day…in 1963

John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the 35th president of the United States, is assassinated while traveling through Dallas, Texas, in an open-top convertible. First lady Jacqueline Kennedy rarely accompanied her husband on political outings, but she was beside him, along with Texas Governor John Connally and his wife, for a 10-mile motorcade through the streets of downtown … [Read the full story]

Shoot JR and he returns, but can he beat cancer

Dallas villain Larry Hagman has revealed that he is battling cancer. The 80-year-old played the controlling J.R Ewing on the hit soap and is currently reprising the role in a reboot of the hit show. ‘As J.R. I could get away with anything – bribery, blackmail and adultery. But I got caught by cancer,’ the … [Read the full story]

Elvis had FBI badge to transport drugs and guns

STORIES THAT REALLY DID HAPPEN, RE-CALLED BY HARRY HARPER ELVIS PRESLEY AND PRESIDENT NIXON The White House, December 20, 1970 As 1970 nears its end, Elvis Presley is riddled with worries about assassinations, anti-war protests, a lack of respect for authority and the prevalence of drugs. His paranoia about the abuse of drugs by young … [Read the full story]

Tiny piece of hull auctions for a Titanic amount

A tiny piece of the hull from the Titanic, measuring 13 centimetres by 7 centimetres, is expected to fetch $4000 at an auction in Dallas, Texas. The actual wreck of the Titanic is, of course, strictly protected, making portions of the ship itself virtually unavailable in the private market. This section, however, was part of the … [Read the full story]

Andy Irons, surfing genius, found dead in hotel room

Andy Irons, one of the greatest surfers of all time, has been found dead in his Dallas hotel room. Irons was a remarkable surfer and was worshipped by surfers all over the world, and is widely regarded to have changed the face of surfing. He was born on July 24, 1978 and died on November … [Read the full story]