DIF-DBS Memorials

Friday, January 27, 2006

Challenger's 20th Anniversary

It is truly hard to believe that 20 years ago today.... the space shuttle Challenger exploded 72 seconds into it's launch, killing all aboard. Their spirits continue today, and will extend into the rest of time.

2,099 Dead After "Mission Accomplished"

I was reading on CNN's website today, where they said more than 2000 troops had died since Bush's little escapde on the USS Abraham Lincoln. So, I made this up. WAKE UP AMERICA... you're in a never ending nightmare!

Sunday, January 22, 2006

Vincent Price

Vincent Price... best known from many horror movies like "The Fly", "Egghead" from ABC's Batman, and CHCH Television's "The Hillarious House of Frankenstein".

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Wop May

Wop May was a pioneering aviator, who won the Distingushed Flying Cross in World War I, claiming 13 aircraft and 4 probables.
He is best remembered for doing an flight from Edmonton to Fort Vermilion, Alberta in January 1929 after a diptheria outbreak in Little Red River, a small community about 50 miles east of Fort Vermilion. With Vic Horner, he took off from Edmonton January 2nd, near noon, and had to land on a lake for the night around 4 PM near Peace River. After re-fueling on the Peace River, they arrived in Fort Vermilion, January 3rd at 3 PM. The drugs were quickly distrubted, and the pair left for Peace River. However, bad fuel caused engine damage to their plane, and they had to stop in Peace River for repairs, and finally got back to Edmonton on January 7th. An Edmonton radio station had followed their flight, and a media circus met them when they arrived in Edmontion.

May also helped the RCMP find Albert johnson, the infamous "Mad Trapper of Rat River" in early 1932. He was also credited in saving an RCMP officer's life, after he flew the injured officer 125 miles to a doctor.

May was also awarded the US Medal Of Freedom with Bronze Palm in 1947 by the United States Army Air Force (USAAF), for his work in Search and Rescue.

Monday, January 09, 2006

That's All Folks!

Chuck Jones... the last of the Looney Toones / Merrie Melodies Creators... who brought the world classic tunes like "Duck Amuck (1952) and "What's Opera, Doc?" (1957), as well as Wile E Coyote, the Road Runner, Daffy Duck, and that Oscar Winning Wabbit, Bugs Bunny!

Sunday, January 08, 2006

2200 dead.... +10

I just learned this morning that 2200 +10 have been killed in Iraq. This insanity MUST END... and the criminals who started this little adventure must be IMPEACHED and jailed for War Crimes, Crimes Agianst Humanity, and so on!

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Saturday, January 07, 2006

John Ritter

John will always be remembered as the lovable guy who lived with two girls on the classic sitcom "Three's Company" as well as other made-for tv movies and kids programs.

Buddy Ebsen

Buddy will always be remembered as "Jeb Clampett", the poor mountainer who suddenly made it rich when he discovered a huge oil find when he was out hunting for dinner, and moved the family to Beverley Hills, California, on the classic show, "The Beverley Hillbillies"

William Hanna

Bill Hanna, in partnership with Joseph Barbera founded H-B Enterprises in 1944, and began to produce animated cartoons in 1957, with the name of the company changing to Hanna Barbera Productions in 1960. He helped produce classic toons as The Flintsones, The Jetsons, Scooby-Doo and Space Ghost, as well as many more.

Stephen Jay Gould

Stephen was an American Paleontologist and Evolutionary Biologist who championed evolution against creationism and scientific creationism. He also appeared on the Simpsons.

Peter Gzowski

Peter was the host for CBC Radio One's program "Morningside", and was awarded the Officer and Comapnion of the Order of Canada.

Sunday, January 01, 2006

...and the carnage continues in Iraq

Another year has passed America by, and another 844 soliders have been murdered by the Bush administration's illegal war in Iraq. When will this insanity ever end???