Author Archives: Joe_Williams

The Cat People Valentine Special

Rather than bury one another under a mountain of clutter, Tina and I make cards for each other. I think I have run the course of angry or ironic Cupids so I decided to go weird for this Valentine.

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I Want My Polka Music TV!

When I purchased my first Roku about 8 years ago I quickly became convinced that it was the best $60 I had ever spent. The house I moved into in the mid-1990s was wired throughout it’s three floors for cable, … Continue reading

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Free Movies – Catch Them While You Can!

There is a new station available for the Roku, and if you’re interested, I would install it on your box and watch it’s offerings as soon as possible.

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Fun with a Free Photo Editor

I fired up the free, cross-platform, image editing software known as GNU Image Manipulation Program or GIMP and had a bit of fun with this photo I shot of an industrial building at the corner of 12th and Jackson in … Continue reading

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More Thoughts on Leaving Netflix

I have a few more thoughts bouncing around my brain pan on cancelling my Netflix subscription which I thought I would share with you. I have been a Netflix subscriber since the end of the 20th Century and practically all of … Continue reading

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Resolution: Goodbye Netflix

I was a Netflix subscriber back when nobody ever heard of them — back when they were just a mail-order DVD rental outfit with but one distribution plant in San Jose, CA. I had my doubts when they leapt into … Continue reading

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Another Heaven Sent Sketchbook?

Last year I had the good fortune of receiving a Christmas present of a cheap and cheap looking sketchbook that looked like nothing more than an overly large scratch pad to be kept by the telephone for jotting down numbers. … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving!

I am truly thankful for all of the blessings bestowed upon my family and me. I am also thankful that I work at an old printer that has a terrific stash of vintage clipart. That’s where I scored the beauty … Continue reading

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Up on the Roof

Along Broad Street in South Philadelphia

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Look-Out Sister!

This is a fascinating curio from the late 1940s that I discovered on the Internet Archive channel on my Roku box. It’s a low budget Western featuring an all black cast and starring The King of the Jukebox — Louis … Continue reading

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When I was 21…

A warning sign attached to a fairly scary bar in the Grays Ferry section of Philadelphia was the inspiration for this year’s anniversary card.

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A Chat with Christopher Lee

Being that Halloween is right around the corner I thought I would share this odd but delightful rarity that I discovered while fishing for something to watch on my Roku. If you are unfamiliar with the Roku, I’ve written about … Continue reading

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Getting to Church Early

The center aisle of Saint Rita of Cascia on South Broad Street off of Ellsworth in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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Happy Birthday, Tina!

It’s that time again!

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