Saturday, March 25, 2017

The ACME Eagle Hand Soap Radio Hour (8)

Another page from the ACME Catalog -

Before our feature presentation, ACME would love to show you the 1980 Road Runner cartoon, Soup or Sonic, originally part of the TV special Bugs Bunny's Bustin' Out All Over:



The Acme Frisbee Disc used by the Coyote comes from the Freleng Manufacturing Company in Kansas City, Missouri. Friz Freleng, long-time animator for most of the early Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies characters, was from Kansas City, Missouri.


The ACME Eagle Hand Soap Radio Hour is proud to celebrate the anniversary of the release of Pink Floyd's album Dark Side of the Moon with the presentation of their 1995 concert film, Pulse, documenting the band’s final full tour.



The mirror ball used at the end of the song Comfortably Numb was built by Stagecraft Inc. and is one of the largest in the world at 16 feet in diameter. The mirror ball splits open to a height of 24 feet revealing a powerful 12 kilowatt Phoebus HMI lamp inside.



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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Bully!

March 23, 1909 -
Immediately following William Howard Taft's inauguration in 1909, Teddy Roosevelt set out for an African safari; his goal was to hunt large game and collect other specimens for the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. He made his decision based on ensuring room on the political stage for his hand-picked successor and a natural desire for action.

During the expedition, more than 1,100 specimens were collected (or killed), a figure which included some 500 animals. It was "the most noteworthy collection of big animals that has ever come out of Africa," he would later claim.



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