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'sBustin' 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
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.
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.
The Blizzard of '93 killed more than 300 people and dumped more than 20 inches of snow across a wide corridor of the Appalachians and Northeast. Fierce winds blew snow around into massive drifts.
Travel and school were shut down for days, including in the major cities like Washington, D.C., Philadelphia and New York City. More than a foot of snow fell in these cities before snow changed to sleet, while hurricane-force winds battered the Northeast coast.
Before our feature presentation, ACME would love to show you the 1955 Road Runner cartoon, Ready, Set, Zoom! :
Look for the mine shaft sign, Selzer Mining Company, a reference to producer Edward Selzer.
Elvis Costello appeared 27 times as a musical guest on The David Letterman Show; starting on his NBC show in 1983 and appearing the last time in 2015, during his CBS gig. The ACME Eagle Hand Soap Radio Hour is proud to sponsor, a clip show featuring all of Elvis Costello's appearances on The Late Show.
If you can find the time, please watch all 27 performances.
Before our feature presentation, ACME would love to show you the 1953 Looney Tunes Bugs Bunny cartoon, March Foward Hare:
Although Porky Pig, Sylvester and Tweety do not appear in this cartoon, their names are mentioned when the army officers refer each other by these names to Bugs (although Sylvester is mentioned as "Putty Tat" and Tweety is mentioned as "Tweety Pie").
The ACME Eagle Hand Soap Radio Hour is proud to sponsor, another concert this evening. Today's showing is Meeting People is Easy - The Radiohead 1998 documentary following the band's tour supporting their album, OK Computer.
If you have the time, watch this documentary, it's interesting and not the typical rockumentary.