On occasion, you may have heard it said of some wonderful gadget, “This is the greatest invention since sliced bread!” This is intended to be both a compliment and a reference to how revolutionary and world-changing the invention is. It’s worth bearing in mind, though, that while people have been slicing bread for eons, pre-sliced, packaged bread has only been available since 1928, when Otto Frederick Rohwedder introduced the world’s first mechanical bread slicer on July 7th that year.
I don't know if I could imagine life without sliced bread? In 1930 Wonder begins to sell pre-sliced bread and wouldn't you know it the toaster sales skyrocketed two years later!
By 1933, only five years after its introduction, American bakeries were turning out more sliced than unsliced bread. Rohwedder sold his invention to the Micro-Westco Co. of Bettendorf, Iowa, and he became vice-president and sales manager of the Rohwedder Bakery Machine Division of Micro-Westco, Inc. Rohwedder retired to…
With Puppet Master The Littlest Reich in the can a new company his out to reboot The Full Moon Classic. Today at Texas Frightmare fans got their first look at the new puppets.
“They have redesigned all the puppets. Four classic puppets are in the new film: Blade, Tunneller, Torch, and Pinhead. We had one new Puppet revealed: “The Happy Amphibian”. There are other new ones as well [that are] as yet unrevealed.
1977 | Color | 1 Hr 36 Min | Action, Horror | PG | Universal
Director: Elliot Silverstein
Dennis Shryack (screenplay)
Near the small desert town of Santa Ynez, a mysterious black car runs down two teenagers on bike en route to camp, then it hit-and-runs a hitchhiker with local Amos Clements as the witness. Sheriff Everett puts his men on alert and plants roadblocks in the area to arrest the murderer, but soon he himself falls victim to the car. Sheriff Wade Parent leads the hunt for the vehicle that threatens their town and seems impossible to locate. When his beloved girlfriend, teacher Lauren Humphries, challenges the driver in a cemetery, the car hunts her in her home. Wade realizes he might be dealing with supernatural powers.
Oh yeah, a Sven staple and one of the first horror movies I watched as a child! This film is listed among The 100 Most Enjoyably Bad Movies Ever Made in Golden Rasp…
Moonie and the Spider Queen
2013 | Color | 27 Min | Sci-Fi | R | Producers Releasing Corp.
Director: Nicola Cuti
Writer: Nicola Cuti
Moonie, the Starbabe, can live in outer space without any life support. The secret as to how she can do this is worth millions. She rides through space on her astercycle and one day accidentally crashes into the starship piloted by Perry and Torry. The two men see the fortune in Moonie but before they can bring her to Earth, she takes off in order to rescue her sister Star babes being held captive by Phobia, the Spider Queen. With the help of Perry and Torry, she frees her sisters and vanquishes the evil spider queen to a fate worse than death.
Holy crazy bat sh@t batman! I woke up early today and did not want to wake up the rest of the house so I headed down to the Man Cave and fired up the Roku to check out a new channel put out by Fred Olen Ray called Retromedia Tv. As I was perusing the catalog when…