Sunday, July 21, 2019

Space exploration & James Burke

Eleven years ago I was excited to find videos of James Burke talking about the US space exploration project. Including footage of Burke riding the "Vomit Comet."

I just discovered some excellent person has put this hour-long compilation of James Burke space content - including video documentation that Burke had, at one point in the past, hair.

This compilation includes part of the Vomit Comet footage. James Burke sure loved being weightless.


Monday, July 08, 2019

Saturday, July 06, 2019

Ain't he unglamo-rays?

I'm old enough to remember this theme song from, if not the original run then re-runs on kids cartoon shows. I never understood what the lyrics were except the "Hulk Hulk!" at the end.



Thanks to the magic of the Internet I now know;

Doc Bruce Banner
Belted by gamma rays
Turns into the Hulk
Ain't he unglamor-ays?
Wreckin the town with the power of a bull
Ain't no monster clown who is as lovable
As ever-lovin' Hulk!
Hulk!
Hulk!

People on Youtube complained it was a bad song but I think it has a charming, rough New Yawk wise-ass wit to it with the ain'ts and the goofy rhyme stretch - gamma rays and unglamor-ays

You have to admit there are few theme songs like it.